10688 Crestwood Drive
Manassas, VA 20109
Fore Golf Partners was formed for the purpose of acquiring or leasing private clubs and daily fee golf courses located throughout the United States. The company is a joint venture of Fore Golf whose principals include Charles K. Staples, Michael L. Miraglia and HBT Golf, LLC whose investors include Dallas businessman John Pigott and Bruce Leadbetter; Harold (Hank) Handelsman, counsel to the Pritzker family of Chicago for 35 years; and Christopher Bancroft, a former Director of Dow Jones & Company.
Itís no secret the business of golf course ownership has changed considerably during the past twenty years. Too many courses were constructed, member and consumer interest in golf declined, the economy deteriorated and course owners including member owned clubs deferred needed capital improvements to preserve cash.
For thirty-four years, Fore Golf has been recognized as an experienced boutique company that specializes in challenging turnarounds. When private clubs and daily fee courses are financially successful everyone benefits; club members, daily fee players, guests, employees, vendors, homeowners and investors. Financially successful clubs can hire, train and retain the best employees and invest appropriately in capital improvements.
Our mission is to responsibly purchase or lease private clubs and daily fee golf courses, invest in deferred maintenance then manage the experience to a standard that meets or exceeds member and guest expectations, provide employee security, and create fair returns for investors.