By: Jason Becker, PGA
CEO of Golf Life Navigators
Earlier this month, The Wall Street Journal released an article talking about a trend of private club members choosing to live outside of gated club communities in “hipper” areas of Charlotte, North Carolina. Golf Life Navigators played a role in the development of the story as we contributed a number of current statistics and analytics of Consumer Buying Trends. In reference to the article and our findings that 40% of buyers would like to live “outside” of the gates of their future private club and have a non-resident membership, we are seeing that statistic continuing to increase. In the last 12 months, we are seeing a trend of consumers choosing to search for a club with a non-residential membership which has increased almost 5%.