ownership in the complete renovation of our
clubhouse, golf facilities, tennis center, food
and beverage and service operations.”
And what a turnaround it’s been. The net
operating profit is expected to remain stable
at roughly $432,000 in 2017. This is a major
achievement, since the club had operated at
a loss in the 10 years prior to White’s arrival.
River Run’s membership grew by 11. 5 percent
in 2017, to 736 members. The club’s Young
Professional Membership program has added
90 new families in the past two years and cur-
rently has a waiting list.
Much of the club’s success is a result of the
$2.5 million investment, which included new
and renovated dining facilities and upgraded
In addition, River Run has become younger,
with the average age of the members now in
their late 40s.
“It’s not just your club of 60-year-olds any-
more,” White said.
He said the warm reception he received from
the board was one reason he decided to stay on
at River Run.
“They bought into everything we needed
to do to flip the club,” he said. “It’s been a true
turnaround, but we’re not finished yet. It’s a
great property with a great staff and a great golf
course and just a primo facility.”