Corporate Headquarters: Fort Worth, Texas
Category: Course Management
David McDonald – Partner, President of Escalante Golf
Jeff Goodsell, President of Icon Golf at Escalante Golf
Caleb Kehrwald, Director of Operations
Alice Arimitsu, Senior Vice President of Sales and Membership
Elcio Silva – Partner, Head of Business Operations
Escalante Golf is a boutique owner and operator of numerous properties across the United States. Founded in 1991, stewarding some of the most prestigious golf courses and private clubs in the country.
Built on more than 30 years of operational experience, the Escalante Golf portfolio includes more than 20 luxury golf properties from Florida (Black Diamond Ranch and The Dye Preserve) to Oregon (Pumpkin Ridge) and California (Sonoma Golf Club).
Over the past three decades, Escalante Golf has selectively added key properties, most recently The International and its two golf courses just outside Boston in 2021. Other well-known facilities in the company’s portfolio include Kingsley Club in Michigan, Kingsmill Resort in Virginia, Pursell Farms in Alabama, and The Gallery Golf Club and The Golf Club at Dove Mountain in Arizona.
Icon Golf is an extension of Escalante, offering a membership program with exclusive travel, stay and access privileges to a well-curated collection of the company’s private clubs and experiences nationwide as well as partner perks with companies such as Ship Sticks, Seamus Golf, Straight Down, Travis Mathew, Greyson, Club Glove, Lululemon, G/FORE and more.
Escalante Golf has consistently had high expectations for its portfolio of luxury properties, putting a premium on attention to detail, a focus on the customer experience and strategic planning — whether its a private asset or a high-end daily fee facility. Through these principles, as well as demanding continuous improvements at its clubs, Escalante has demonstrated an ability to consistently grow bottom line revenue while increasing member and consumer satisfaction.
Escalante has had great success with its boutique approach to property ownership and management, focusing on careful stewardship and long-term maintenance of its properties rather than trying to flip courses and real estate for immediate return.
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