Arcis Golf acquires Gentle Creek Country Club with planned major investments

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Arcis Golf acquires Gentle Creek Country Club with planned major investments

DALLAS – (BUSINESS WIRE) – New after the acquisition of six Mickelson Golf Properties in Arizona in August and the purchase of the golf club in Twin Creeks in Allen, Texas in early September, Arcis Golf, the second largest and fastest growing golf course owner and operator in the United States, has now added Gentle Creek Country Club in Prosper, Texas to its portfolio.

The purchase of this highly regarded private Dallas based golf club was completed on September 20th. The company takes ownership and operations on September 21. Gentle Creek becomes the 66th Arcis Golf-managed property, 21st in Texas and 12th in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

“Gentle Creek is an exceptional private club and we are very excited to expand our presence at the DFW Metroplex,” said Blake Walker, Founder and CEO of Arcis Golf. “The addition of Gentle Creek to our club collection is in line with our growth strategy and builds on our irreplaceable and differentiated club offering in the market.”

Gentle Creek Country Club – part of Gentle Creek Estates, an upscale golf and lifestyle community – has won numerous awards over the years and has hosted several PGA Tour and USGA qualifying tournaments. The parkland-style golf course designed by DA Weibring meanders through 235 hectares of gently rolling terrain and wooded landscape. It offers subtle elevation changes, strategic bunkering, generous landing areas, and a sense of movement throughout the course.

Arcis Golf plans to make significant investments in clubhouse and golf course infrastructure and continue to operate its clubs at the highest level to deliver exceptional experiences to its members and guests. “Our vision is to build on Gentle Creek’s rich legacy through targeted capital reinvestments and a firm commitment to expanding the breadth and scope of family-oriented amenities and services,” said Rob Larkin, senior vice president of operations, Arcis Golf.

Gentle Creek complements other Arcis-owned private club properties across Texas such as Lantana Golf Club (Dallas), Dominion Country Club (San Antonio), and Onion Creek Club (Austin).

Arcis Golf is known for innovative management with a world-class executive team reinventing the modern club experience and making it more relevant to the lifestyle of today’s consumers. In addition, the company strives to improve service levels, amenities, programs and content in order to increase the attractiveness for members and guests in all of its properties.

In the past few years, Arcis Golf has invested more than $ 75 million in upgrades, amenities, staff, training, and systems to maximize the growth and future success of its collection of private, resort, and daily fee clubs in the United States.

The company has received numerous awards, including a ranking on Inc. Magazine’s 5000 list of the fastest growing companies in the country (2017, 2018) and a National Golf Foundation “Top 100 Businesses in Golf” (2018, 2020). In addition, CEO Blake Walker was named Entrepreneur Of The Year® in the Hospitality category by EY in 2018.

About Arcis Golf

Arcis Golf is the leading operator of nearly 70 public and private golf clubs in the United States and an industry leader providing dynamic focus and unrivaled amenities that complement a diverse gaming experience. Arcis golf courses enrich the golf and country club lifestyle to a level of excellence that exceeds the needs and expectations of family, friends, employees and guests of all ages. Headquarters: 13727 Noel Road, Ste. 1000, Dallas, TX 75240. Phone: (214) 722-6000. Website: www.arcisgolf.com

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