The PSA Board met on Tuesday September 17th to hear more about the idea of engaging a golf management partner. Cohoat and O’Neal (C&O) were onsite to talk to the Board and answer questions. Prior to selecting C&O, a subset of the Executive Committee met with three companies in late August/early September.
The Committee talked to two larger national companies (Troon and Billy Casper Golf) and a locally based company. They have selected to engage with the locally owned and operated company Cohoat and O’Neal for several key reasons. One of the key differentiators between the three companies was the idea that the locally owned operation and had a more “hands on” approach. The fact that they are an Indiana based company was equally impressive not to mention their many years of golf operation management expertise.
Cohoat and O’Neal was established in 2011 based out of Carmel Indiana. They own or operate various golf courses throughout the state of Indiana. One of their signature golf courses is located in Carmel called Prairie View Golf Club where they host the IHSAA Girls and Boys State Championships through 2024. It was also the host site of the 2019 PGA Professionals Championship (Indiana PGA).
No firm decision has been made to move forward with Cohoat and O’Neal and no firm commitment or contract has been signed. Just like you, we need to learn and know more. They have been on site talking to management, employees, and your Executive Committee and assessing what’s working well and what they might bring to the table to help make this a premier destination and standout community. The PSA Board will be deciding if engaging with a third party expert is a better option and model for our community and the golf operation at The Golf Club@Eagle Pointe.
If you would like to learn more, please visit their website at https://www.cohoatandoneal.com/. In addition, Cohoat and O’Neal will be onsite to talk to the community on September 28th at 9:00 in the Eagle’s Nest.
The Executive Committee and your PSA Board will make every effort to communicate more details as they become available. Please feel free to reach out to any of them if you have questions.
Water’s Edge I PSA Representative: John Teising