About Renaissance Club Advisors

Renaissance Club Advisors is leading the way in all disciplines of hospitality consulting services for the United States and the Caribbean. We specialize in helping private clubs, golf clubs, resorts, municipalities and other hospitality businesses. We will analyze and consult on club and property offerings, operational procedures, revenue generation, agronomics, key personnel, candidate recruitment and selection, and staff training. This includes golf, events, dining, aquatics, tennis, and athletics facilities. Additionally we will “secret shop” the competition, as well as your facility, if so desired.

Our role at your property is to provide the leadership team and/or club’s governance with ideas and potential solutions to solve problems. We can assist you in every aspect of your business.

Introduction from Stuart Cavcey

After 30 years in the golf, country club, resort and alumni club business my broad-based experience is one that is sure to assist your property in a variety of methods.  Throughout my career I have visited hundreds of facilities ranging from the elite to the cash strapped near bankruptcy. While many years ago I might have looked at a property from a recreational offerings position only, I find that today my approach is a balance including the business perspective as well. In short, many times it is simple to identify a property’s weaknesses but finding the solutions to those challenges can prove to be far harder.  Today, supported by the grassroots experiences I have gained over the past 30 years, I have been stimulating staff and club governance to do more than just wish for a better future but additionally look for creative ways to solve problems.

As the saying goes, “If you love what you do for a living, you will never work a day in your life.” I do enjoy what I do, and my “servants heart” coupled with my experience, candor, and creativity can help you and your operation.

– Stuart Cavcey

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About Stuart Cavcey

Mr. Cavcey is the chief operations officer of Links Golf Foundation and founder of Renaissance Club Advisors, a golf and country club consultation company.  Mr. Cavcey began his club experience at the young age of five when he accompanied his grandmother to her local country club where she would play bridge.  During those summer trips to the Club, he made his way outdoors to the putting green, and quickly became interested in the game of golf.  After years of playing golf at the local university golf course, he went on to represent his high school by participating on its golf team, and by his senior year, the team had won the state championship.  At this time, the science of turfgrass and golf course management sparked his interest.   Throughout college he studied Turfgrass Management while working as part of the grounds crew for the Country Club of Missouri, culminating in a senior year internship at Medinah Country Club – Course 3, the recent 2012 host of the world recognized Ryder Cup.

Upon graduating from the University of Missouri-Columbia with a degree in Agriculture-Horticulture, Mr. Cavcey served for 13 years as a Golf Course Superintendent.  Including spending three years in Barbados leading a union based team of grounds staff in the operations for what is frequently referred to as “the finest hotel and golf club in the Caribbean”:  Sandy Lane Hotel and Golf Club.   In addition to his role as course superintendent for the hotel, he frequently served as Manager on Duty and became acutely interested in the customer experience and what a 5-star Food and Beverage operation could provide.  While out of the country he also worked for El Conquistador Resort and Country Club in Puerto Rico, before returning to the US to accept a position as Membership Director at a Collegiate Alumni Club.

Cstuart-038 lowAdditionally, his experience includes serving as operations director, general manager, and regional manager for the world leader in Club Management – ClubCorp.  During those 10 years he carried out all aspects of club operations including marketing, communications, budgeting, forecasting, inventories, human resources, etc.  Currently, Cavcey is the owner of the consultation company:  Renaissance Club Advisors which is leading the way in all disciplines of exclusive hospitality consulting services for the United States, the Caribbean, and internationally. The company specializes in helping private clubs, golf clubs, resorts, municipalities and other hospitality businesses. Renaissance analyzes and consults clubs on their property offerings, operational procedures, revenue generation, agronomics, key personnel and candidate recruitment and selection, and staff training.

His experience is deep and far reaching, but most importantly, first hand. Cavcey has personally mowed the greens at a Ryder Cup hosting course, cared for the customers at the most luxurious hotel and golf club in the Caribbean, poured the wine, and grown failing memberships.  Serving clubs under academic ownership, corporate ownership, or equity ownership, with memberships ranging from 175 to nearly 1100, located in different regions of the country, catering to small rural, major metropolitan, and exotic clientele have all grown the breadth of his experience.

I look forward to serving your club and helping you make it the BEST it can be!

 

Achievements

  • Multiple year “Superstar Award” winner – (National Corporate Award)
  • As a General Manager – Winner of Corporate Member Survey Score Improvement over prior year – (National Corporate Award)
  • Food and Beverage Member Satisfaction Award Winner – (Regional Corporate Award)
  • General Manager Effectiveness Award Winner – – (Regional Corporate Award)
  • Regional Director of Training
  • High School Golf Team Member – State Champions
  • Hole-in-One (age 12)

Associations

  • National Golf Course Owner’s Association
  • Club Managers Association
  • Golf Course Superintendents Association of America

Community Service

  • Pinckney Youth Center – Development Board Member
  • Shalom Lutheran Church – Finance Committee Member
  • Upward Bound – Business/Dining Etiquette Instructor and Coach

Education

  • University of Missouri – BS Agriculture: Turfgrass Management
  • Kansas State University – Winter Intercession: Architectural Delineation Techniques
  • Kansas State University – Winter Intercession: Golf Course Design