History & Overview

Brown Golf Management was founded in early 2011 by President, John Brown in Bluffton, SC. A PGA Master Professional with over 30 years’ experience in club management, Brown was recognized as a turnaround specialist with Troon Golf during his long tenure with the company. John decided to apply his concepts and operational philosophies to his own brand and was joined by sons John M. Brown (COO) and Todd Brown (VP) to execute the business plan. Accompanied by Jason Harshbarger, CPA, Jason brings vast experience including a Corporate Controller position held with a previous golf course portfolio. The company currently holds corporate offices in Bluffton, SC and Harrisburg, PA.

Through acquisition and management contracts, Brown Golf was able to grow from one to 22 properties in just over four years. In July 2015, the company made its debut on the Golf Inc. 25 Largest Management Companies list with 26 18-hole equivalencies. This marked four and a half years from the inception of the company to achieve this great accolade which was driven by innovation, an aggressive pursuit of purchases and leases as well as a solid foundation with its management programs which continually add more value to clients.

Brown Golf’s portfolio consists of both owned/leased and managed properties with a majority located on the east coast. From a fiscally responsible standpoint, there is no management company better. In depth financial detail and consistency over our portfolio has allowed us to apply those best practices resulting in success. Client satisfaction is our #1 priority coupled with fiscal responsibility and a core of best practices in the golf industry.

Results are what matter to us. They should be what matter to your asset.


Brown Golf Top 25 World Golf Course Management Company