When we retained the services of Golf Maintenance Solutions (GMS) in 2014, they quickly became an invaluable partner with a shared vision to make River Bend the premier public 9-hole course in the Chicagoland area. Their grasp of the big picture coupled with their attention to detail strikes the perfect balance in fine-tuning the conditions and advancing the reputation of River Bend Golf Club. We couldn’t be more pleased or proud to tout our collective accomplishments. Come out and see for yourself!
Castle & Cooke
In the ever changing and demanding business of running a golf course property whether it is private, semi-private or public, as an operator I am constantly looking for ways to improve quality while lowering expenses. Our core product is the golf course and I decided very easily to turn that portion of the business over to the professional expertise of Golf Maintenance Solutions. In a very short time frame, my golf courses looked better, my members and loyal customers recognized improvement and the experience satisfaction was increased. Additionally, and very importantly, I saw my bottom line improve.
Christovich and Associates
Golf Maintenance Solutions has been our exclusive provider of agronomic and golf course maintenance support services for over four years, and we have been extremely pleased with their support and performance, not only at our owned courses, but for those we provide third-party management services to. Our golf courses have achieved and maintained a level of quality and consistency that has enabled us to be among the best conditioned courses in all of our markets relative to our competition, which has been critical to our success in growing revenues and market share. Additionally, our superintendents have benefited greatly from GMS planning and management tools and systems, as well as substantial cost-savings via the many national purchasing programs we are able to participate in as a result of our affiliation with them.
Kitson and Partners
There was not a more knowledgeable, professional or respected person in American Golf Corporation than Dean. He has an incredible work ethic and has the experience and leadership ability to accomplish and achieve results well beyond even the highest of expectations. Dean has a keen eye for maximizing value and for understanding the business side of golf. Dean’s courses always surpassed expected quality standards without going over budget – he gets the most out of his resources. I consider him to be the best in the country.
Golf Maintenance Solutions began working with Land Tejas in 2003 on our Houston National Golf Club in Houston, Texas. We had just purchased the property with poor course conditions, deferred maintenance and major construction project to complete.
Land Tejas is a residential land development company that needed a very experienced company to manage the golf course renovations and improvements and bring the course to a championship level. GMS was that company. They provided us outstanding service, leadership and oversight of our golf course. GMS has elevated our course conditions and provided us the support needed.
We would recommend GMS to anyone looking for an experienced partner in the golf maintenance industry.
As a consultant, Bill will be exceedingly thorough. He knows how to identify markets and can make a course competitive to fit into a market structure…most importantly, he has the people skills to make things happen in a positive way.
With over 20 years of experience in the golf industry, I have had the opportunity to meet and work with some of the finest, most respected individuals and companies in the business. There is one company I had the chance to interview and hire at one of our facilities. The company is Golf Maintenance Solutions (GMS). It is one of the best decisions we’ve made as they have executed everything they said they would and more. The golf course has improved in all areas and their maintenance team at the course level is professional and highly motivated. I expected to hear good things, but did not expect to get standing ovations at the HOA meetings and raving reviews from our client who is developing the surrounding property. At the same time, we were able to dramatically increase our golf revenue with the outstanding course conditions.
While I have met and worked with many quality individuals throughout my golf course maintenance career, Golf Maintenance Solutions (GMS) has easily been my best resource. In meeting and working with GMS, I have been exposed to a nation-wide network of individuals. Through working with them I have elevated my agronomy experience, developed great leadership traits and have become a well-rounded Superintendent. There are others who offer support, but GMS has a “personal touch” that I find refreshing. I often reach out to them to get their perspective on what they are seeing around the country and always enjoy our conversations. The network of Superintendents, Managers and course owners GMS has is incredible and in working with them I have been able to “fast track” my career to my current dream job. GMS has the perfect balance of agronomic expertise, maintenance management and personality that has proven time and time again they are a valuable resource in career development for Superintendents.
Their recent launch of the GMS Advantage program has been a valuable tool in helping get more out of my maintenance budget through quality suppliers and their national relationships. This program has great products, excellent service and pricing that is nearly impossible to receive at local / individual course levels. Meeting and working with GMS has no doubt been one of the best things to happen in my career.