Landscapes Golf Management has earned a multi-year extension to continue operating The Golf Club at Devils Tower in Hulett, Wyoming, one hour west of Sturgis, South Dakota and two hours northwest of Mount Rushmore.
Under the company’s leadership since 2013, the private destination club’s revenues have tripled thanks to significant lifts in annual dues and food and beverage. Improved membership marketing, refined course maintenance, a robust events calendar and revamped food-and-beverage offerings are main contributors.
“We were attracted to Landscapes based on its success developing the world-class Sutton Bay in South Dakota,” says Jim D. Neiman whose family owns The Golf Club at Devils Tower. “Its team earned our trust to continue leading our operations well into the future.”
Growth in membership sales and thus revenues gave ownership confidence to build a new clubhouse which includes a historic 1895 red birch wood back-bar from the Cowboy Bar in Belle Fourche, SD. Restoration was completed and is the centerpiece of the new clubhouse 77 Steakhouse & Saloon.
“Local, regional and national members continue to rally around the serenity the club injects into their lives,” says Tom Everett, President of Landscapes Golf Management. “Devils Tower’s growth has also driven residential real estate sales and helped local businesses in the process.”
Located just eight miles from Devils Tower, America’s first national monument, the 150-acre Devils Tower has benefitted from its positioning as “where pure sport meets the spirit of the American west.”
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Central to Devils Tower is the 18-hole, 7,111-yard, par-72 championship golf course renowned for its scenic beauty and challenge of skill and strategy. It is recognized among America’s and Wyoming’s top private clubs by Golf Digest, GOLF Magazine and Golfweek.
Phelps-Atkinson Golf Design routed the front nine through an open prairie while the back nine features more trees and awesome elevation changes. Water comes into play on five holes with only two requiring a tee shot over water. Bunkers are rough around the edges and lush fairways are framed by native grasses. Greens are smooth as silk with beautiful backdrops.
Holes 11 to 13 abut the canyon rim with clear views of the national monument in the distance. The 457-yard, par-4 No. 17 is often dubbed “where good rounds go to die.”
Members and their guests fly into Devils Tower’s adjoining airstrip at Hulett Airport, colloquially known as “tarmac to tee in 10 minutes.”
Single-family homes unobtrusively dot the Devils Tower community with members and guests reveling in elk, turkey, whitetail and mule deer ; fly fishing and spin fishing for trout, and bass; skeet shooting; and hiking through rugged yet unspoiled and peaceful country. Rental cabins are available.
More information: www.devilstowergolf.com, 307.467.5773.
About Landscapes Golf Management
One of America’s largest and most trusted operators of golf courses and country clubs, Landscapes Golf Management’s 55-plus property portfolio across 20 states benefits from conveniently located regional offices. The family owned-and-operated company has built a strong infrastructure and culture to successfully provide turnkey management and a la carte solutions to owners of golf courses and country clubs. Its experts cover business strategy and planning, golf course maintenance, clubhouse operations, marketing, IT, staffing and training, food and beverage, health and wellness, merchandising, golf instruction and financial management. Sister company Landscapes Unlimited is the recognized leader in development and construction of golf courses as well as sports fields.
More information: www.landscapesgolf.com