ATLANTA (Aug. 10, 2022) – Bobby Jones Links, an Atlanta-based club management and advisory services company, has been selected to manage Indian River Preserve Golf Club, a premium daily fee 18-hole golf course in Mims, Florida. Indian River Preserve Golf Club marks the company’s fifth club management addition this year and its second club in Florida.
“We’re excited to hit the ground running with Indian River Preserve Golf Club, the newest addition to the Bobby Jones Links family,” said Doug Hellman, President of Business Development at Bobby Jones Links. “We see the potential to make a great club even better by leveraging our expertise to help Indian River Preserve build a strong leadership team, improve golf course conditions, and position the golf course as a must-play in the Space Coast market.”
Indian River Preserve Golf Club’s owners selected Bobby Jones Links to restore the club’s stature by focusing on improving the customer experience through culture-based associate training, improved golf course conditions, fun programming and outreach to the growing community surrounding the golf course. The company’s commitment to environmental stewardship on and off the golf course assures Indian River Preserve’s designation as an Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary by the Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program for golf courses will be maintained through environmentally sound agronomic practices. Additionally, Bobby Jones Links will hire a leadership team that is qualified to continue the upward mobility of the club, including a general manager, golf professional, superintendent, and sales positions.
“Bobby Jones Links is the perfect option to help us enhance our golf course, brand awareness, and overall performance,” said Dale Lyon, owner’s representative of Indian River Preserve Golf Club. “I’m confident that they’re the right management company to help us implement the changes and improvements we’ve envisioned to make us the premier golf club in the area.”
Located not far from the Kennedy Space Center, Indian River Preserve Golf Club features an 18-hole golf course co-designed by renowned golf course architect Perry Dye and LPGA champion Jan Stephenson. With five sets of tees, the par 72 course stretches from 4,873 to 7,146 yards and provides golfers of all abilities plenty of challenges navigating strategically bunkered fairways and contoured putting greens surrounded by serene lakes, nature preserves, and wildlife. The 22,000 sq. ft. clubhouse has multiple dining areas, including a casual grill, terrace overlooking the 18th green and a 250-seat banquet facility with expansive views of the golf course.
The principals of Bobby Jones Links own the company - we are not driven by investor expectations or private equity pressure. The benefit to you is happier associates and long-term thinking.
As a result, we don’t leverage our operational leadership across too many clubs. And unlike many companies in our business, we don’t require long-term management agreements with large breakup fees. If you like what we do, you’ll keep us. For more than two decades our clients have renewed our management services more than any other company.