Private Clubs

Empowering clubs to create the ultimate member experience

Private clubs operate in a unique business environment. Whether a country club, golf club, city club or other, a private club is challenged with providing members optimum quality and service while managing costs. Clubs must react to changes in government regulations, tax laws, operational advancements and member expectations.

These challenges require the attention of professional service providers who know the industry and deliver services tailored to the private club environment. With an understanding of membership models, food and beverage operations, golf course maintenance and more, an audit conducted by industry-focused professionals provides the insight needed to strengthen the member experience. From sales tax, gratuities, rental units and other areas of the club operations, our tax professionals identify the issues impacting the tax position of private clubs and offer guidance and planning.

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Operating and financial trends in private clubs in Florida

Operating and financial trends in private clubs in Florida

The 2017-18 Trends in Private Clubs report highlights operating and financial trends of over 200 private clubs throughout Florida.

Hurricane damage: Accounting considerations

Learn what your club should consider after hurricane damage, from expenditures to insurance proceeds to assessments.

Hurricane and disaster relief tax information

If your club is in a disaster area, there are several benefits available to help your club and your club’s employees.

Private Clubs: To be or not to be a business

Throughout the years, much has been made of the need for clubs to run like businesses. But what does this declaration mean in real, operational terms?

Questions businesses and clubs should never stop asking

These are the questions a business should never stop asking. Learn how to apply them to the private club arena.



eClub News

eClub News provides timely insights about private club operations, financial and membership considerations, innovation and announcements.


Are special assessments subject to state tax?

The following article discusses if special assessments are taxable, and what waivers or exemptions may be available.


Measuring the cost of the dysfunctional private club board

For RSM professionals, boardroom dysfunction is best measured through the application of a term from economics: opportunity cost.

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Philip Newman
National Private Clubs Practice Leader


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