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Why pros at premier clubs choose a comprehensive golf software solution

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By Srishti Singh

There are a lot of systems out there vying for the golf pro’s attention. Everything from tee sheet solutions to pro shop management software.

Smart golf pros are always looking for ways to optimize their operation. But getting an honest evaluation of all these offerings can be a challenge.

So how do you go about determining if a solution is right for your club? Consider this. When it comes to the software they use to manage the golf operations, pros at some of the most prestigious clubs recognize the advantage of a system that provides a comprehensive solution.

A comprehensive solution provides more features

The comprehensive solutions have been architected to take into account the entire operation. As a result, they deliver a rich feature set that premier clubs look for. 

For example, with Northstar’s system, you get a tee sheet module that is one of the best in the business. But then it goes on to include powerful functionality that helps pros run their lotteries and their golf events. Additionally, it ties in the POS system and even offers inventory management capabilities. The rich feature set of a comprehensive solution gives golf pros the robust functionality that helps them optimize their operations.

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A comprehensive solution provides more integration

There are two types of integration you need to consider. First, does your golf software solution integrate with the rest of the club? For example, when you sell a prepaid golf package, does it flow seamlessly through to the financial module and get billed to the member? Can the member reserve a tee time through the club app and have it automatically populate your tee sheet? A comprehensive solution has these integrations built in which makes life easier for the golf pro and makes for a top-flight experience for the member (more on that in a bit).

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Second, you want a solution that integrates with specialized third-party systems that deliver exceptional value to golf operations. For example, the Northstar system integrates with high-value specialty solutions like Cap Patrol in order to help your club determine accurate handicaps for your members. Northstar has also announced integration with Golf Genius in order to seamlessly integrate the software’s capabilities like the pairing functionality for tournaments. That integration will launch in the first quarter of 2023.

A comprehensive solution ensures the best experience for members

A comprehensive solution gives you the ability to access capabilities that deliver an exceptional experience for your members. For example, the Northstar system delivers website and app solutions. These allow members to see available tee times and make a reservation from the club website or the club app. Once they do, the reservation flows through to the tee sheet to block that time. Additionally, members can access their buddy lists to set up a foursome and even send an invitation. It is this kind of functionality that makes the Northstar system the quickest, easiest, and most convenient solution for members.

A comprehensive solution reduces the work for the golf pro

When you step back and look at your entire golf operation, a comprehensive system’s advantages become apparent. For starters, you don’t have to learn, manage, and troubleshoot multiple systems. A comprehensive solution allows you to do everything from one system. From scheduling tee times and selling golf packages to ringing up pro shop sales and tracking inventory.

With Northstar’s comprehensive solution, you can easily manage the club’s lottery system – whether its a random or weighted lottery. And it can handle multiple golf courses. It has built-in group management capabilities that allow the group’s leaders to manage the group and even send out invitations when they plan an outing. As mentioned before, it includes powerful pro shop management features – from the POS system to inventory management.

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With a comprehensive solution, golf pros don’t have the burden of porting information from one standalone system to another. And since it is integrated with the entire club, it can deliver invaluable reporting that can help you understand your members like never before and optimize the workings of your operation.

It’s just a smart practice to stay on top of innovations in golf operations software. But before you make a decision, make sure you evaluate whether that decision can give you the features and member experience-enhancing capabilities that are native to a comprehensive solution. Once you do, it will become apparent why some of the most prestigious golf clubs around the country opt for solutions like Northstar’s.

If you’d like to learn more about the advantages of a comprehensive software solution for your operation, request a demo of the Northstar system. You’ll discover the features, integrations, and advantages that have made Northstar the choice of elite golf operations around the country. Request your demo, today.