At Brown Golf, we believe in impact when it comes to managing a golf facility.  Our goal is to create an ecosystem of operations that gives golf course owners the greatest opportunity to deliver quality to their market.   The focus is on great conditions, growing your club’s revenues, branding your club, and delivering value each time a guest plays your facility.


Brown Golf was founded in January 2011, by a team that included John A. Brown, John M. Brown, and Todd Brown.  The Brown Family started the business to take advantage of a depressed golf market.   The business model seemed crazy in the golf climate of 2011, but we forged through.   Entering the market with venture capital support, the model was geared to find valued golf assets, purchase them, and enter into a long-term lease.   Based on our model, delivering value while understanding how to cash flow the facilities was vital to the future growth of the company.   The ownership group added Jason Harshbarger, CFO in September of 2011.

The natural background and experience of the four owners beginning in September of 2011 created opportunities for us to provide third party management services as well.    In July of 2017, the company’s ownership group changed and the current principals in the company are as follows:

John M. Brown – President
Jason Harshbarger, CPA – CFO
Lee Arroyo – Equity Partner

Today, Brown Golf operates twenty-seven golf courses which comprises long term leases and third-party management.    Our clubs are located throughout eight states that include VT, PA, NC, SC, GA, FL, MN. and MO.   Our platforms are designed on the principals that have allowed the company to continuously grow since 2011.   For a deeper look at the expertise of a few key areas please explore our Better Operating Series locker on this site.

Flexibility in How We’re Doing Business


Here’s where ownership can achieve a guaranteed monthly cash flow without the hassle and risk of operating a country club. We handle everything while you’re able to enjoy the club stress free. This is a great option to recover struggling clubs, or as an initial phase of your exit strategy.

3rd Party Management

Leave the daily operations to us, and enjoy your club. Turn key management services cover every area of your facility from golf operations, to agronomy, to accounting and procurement. Efficiencies gained through scaled buying power and expert execution is sure to help your club win in your local competitive set.


Thinking of buying or selling a golf course? Transitional management can help you revitalize your asset and ramp up operations post purchase. Conversely, when it’s time to sell, there are many areas of your club that can serve to boost valuation and produce maximum returns.