Dallas-based ClubCorp has launched its new ClubLife Management division that will offer third-party management services to private resorts, health clubs and golf courses, the company recently announced.
Additionally, ClubLife Management will oversee ClubCorp's existing portfolio of 300-plus clubs and facilities.
“We are excited to sponsor this premier management services company," ClubCorp CEO David Pillsbury said in a Nov. 8 media release. "With the addition of the leadership team for ClubLife Management and the years of experience they bring, combined with ClubCorp’s assets and resources, we bring a powerful combination to the marketplace that can really benefit club owners. As the sponsor, we also are committed to rapid growth in this important segment of the industry.”
Doug Hellman has been named senior vice president at ClubCorp and will oversee and expand ClubLife Management. Hellman was previously senior vice president of business development at KemperSports, Northbrook, Illinois. Seth Churi has also joined the company as senior vice president of operations. He is the co-founder of Redwood Six, a private club management company that was acquired by ClubCorp in 2018.
“ClubLife Management is instantly, by virtue of our sponsor, leadership team and lifestyle-centric approach to operations, a premier provider in the management services industry,” Hellman said in the release. “I am looking forward to rapidly growing ClubLife Management with the backing of the world leader in private clubs. Our ability to leverage significant infrastructure and systems, coupled with our unsurpassed member reciprocity program truly sets ClubLife Management apart in the management services space.”
ClubCorp had been a public company until July 2017 when ClubCorp reached a buyout agreement with the affiliates of private equity firm Apollo Global Management for approximately $1.1 billion and subsequently ceased public trading.
ClubCorp ranked fifth on Club Industry's Top 100 Health Clubs of 2018 list, reporting $1.19 billion in 2017 revenue. This represented an increase of 1.9 percent from 2016.