Old Edwards Club
Highlands, North Carolina
Duke University Golf Course
Durham, North Carolina
Gordon Lakes Golf Club
Fort Gordon, Georgia
Old Edwards Club
Highlands, North Carolina
“We’re not having to move ropes, not having to move stakes, and not having to go out and change cart path only signs. You simply do it from the push of a button on the computer,” says Jerry West, director of operations at Old Edwards Club. Superintendent George Mason adds that Visage, which shows him in real time exactly where players are on the course, helps him deploy his crew more effectively. “From a scheduling standpoint, you can take a look at the computer and work around the players on the course. They’re happy and we’re happy.”
Woodmont Country Club
Rockville Pike, Maryland
Woodmont Country Club is like a lot of facilities that worry about the safety of their members when staging golf cars for an event or parking them near the entrance to the clubhouse or locker room. So the ability to lockdown the entire fleet and limit the speed of vehicles was among the features of Visage that initially appealed to Woodmont management. “From a safety standpoint, being able to control the fleet has also been a great tool,” said Director of Golf David Dorn. Grounds and aesthetics are also important to the upscale private club. “We have been able to use less ropes and stakes to mark areas golf cars cannot go. We can use Visage to prevent access to these areas, which helps us tremendously with regards to maintenance.”
Bayside Resort Golf Club
A Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course, Bayside stretches to more than 7,500 yards with a number of forced carries and hard-to-determine yardages for first-time players. As one of the higher-priced facilities in the area, a positive perception of Bayside, which includes a steady pace of play, is vitally important. “We are always looking for cost-effective ways to improve our customers’ experience,” says Bill Hamilton, director of golf. “We have been able to maintain our goal of a four-and-a-half-hour round much more consistently with Visage. It has been a great tool in helping our player assistants identify problem areas on the golf course, often before they become problems.”
The Westin Bear Mountain
Golf Resort & Spa
Victoria, British Columbia
“We’re saving $75,000 to $100,000 because of the control we now have over our fleet,” says Shayne Dysart, director of golf club operations at Bear Mountain Resort. Using Visage to limit vehicle movement, control speed in steep areas and track each car’s driving has drastically reduced bumper and control arm damage. “The savings in repairs and maintenance is huge,” Dysart says. And the icing on the cake? The additional revenue generated using Visage to advertise F&B, lodging and the new Bear Mountain Academy.
FarmLinks Golf Club
A lost golf car brought home the importance of inventory control for Director of Agronomy Mark Langner. Guests lodging in cabins off-course and a large, 95-vehicle fleet made monitoring this valuable asset absolutely vital. Enter Visage. Now every vehicle stays secure under Visage’s watchful eye. FarmLinks also uses Visage to message golfers during rounds. “We tell them what’s going on on the course, and we also use Visage to tell the stories that make FarmLinks a little different.” That’s what keeps ‘em coming back.
Hammock Creek Golf Club
Palm City, Florida
Hammock Creek managing partner Ray Finch likens log jams on a golf course to traffic jams on nearby I-95, “everyone doing a slow burn.” Hammock Creek solves the problem with Visage. Dependable cellular technology tracks every car, spotting slow groups before they affect play and saving up to 15 minutes per round, Finch estimates. And since Visage keeps cars away from tees and greens, crews mow instead of moving ropes and signs, also saving money and time. Says Finch, “I don’t see how a course with volume can manage play without Visage.”
Kingsville Golf & Country Club
Kingsville Golf & Country Club often hosts seniors. General Manager Doug Quick is thankful to have Visage in the event of a medical emergency. The two-way communication also helps warn players when severe weather approaches. That and the myriad other features of Visage go a long way to distinguish Kingsville in the market, contributing to an 8% jump in green fees its first year, not to mention more booked tournaments. “Players say they get spoiled playing here because we have Visage,” says Quick.
Olde Hickory Golf & Country Club
Fort Myers, Florida
When rounds exceeded the 4.5-hour average, head pro Travis Wehrs knew something had to be done. Now his staff uses Visage to monitor pace of play from the pro shop. Slow groups receive up to three messages, each a little more emphatic. Problem solved. Credit also goes to Visage’s blind shot feature that monitors blind landing areas, and sends the “all-clear” when it’s safe to hit. What else is moving faster? Sales and event-sign-ups, thanks to Visage marketing. “I’m wondering what we did without it,” Wehrs laughs.
Scarboro Golf & Country Club
Private, Toronto, Ontario
As Canada’s only A.W. Tillinghast-designed course, Scarboro values its image and the opinions of its members. “Would Visage be something our members appreciate, and would it pay for itself?” wondered Blair Surette, assistant pro. No worries. Visage’s precise yardages eliminated the cost and hassle of pin sheets. It also eliminated the need for unsightly curbing, since Visage controls golf car traffic. Advertising to outings and charity groups created a new revenue stream, and a mere $1 increase in the cart fee offset the cost of the system.
La Quinta, California
“Visage has given us a great tool to help golfers play the course,” says Randy Duncan, General Manager and Director of Golf. “Because we are new, players needed course information in order to fully enjoy their round.” Visage has been indispensable. Pace of play has improved, and the direct communication between club house and golfers on-course solves issues before they become problems. “Visage lets us manage the golf course more effectively and efficiently. That translates to reduced expenses and higher net income.”
Stonewall Golf Club
Daily Fee, Gainesville, Virginia
“There are 12 other golf facilities nearby,” says Head Pro Jonathan Schoenfeld. “It is imperative that we offer our guests a unique experience that keeps them returning.” With all of its round-enhancing, safety and revenue-producing features, Visage has been instrumental in distinguishing Stonewall in the marketplace. “Visage has definitely provided us with an efficient and cost-effective way to offer our guests a better experience than the competition. It also helps us better manage the golf course and look out for the safety of our guests.”