Because when Members and Staff are happy, life is good

At Strategic Club Solutions

You’ll find a dedicated team of left- and right-brain strategists. We use a balanced, innovative approach to formulating your road map to success. With over 25 years of Club industry experience, our process includes exhaustive research, out-of-the-box ingenuity and consistent follow-through.

You’ll never be handed a boiler-plate solution

because every Club experiences unique challenges. So, why would a stock response ever be the right answer? Whether you’re in need of a comprehensive strategic plan or looking to remove a few specific roadblocks, our response will be custom-made, ready for implementation and affordable for your Club.

You can expect accountability and follow-through because we partner with you beyond the plan.


You're running an exceptional Club. We provide exceptional support. Let's work together to go beyond exceptional.

Membership Growth & Retention

The key to attracting and retaining members is defining a Club’s unique Membership Culture. But wait…if you haven’t focused on this you may be missing a huge opportunity.


Strategic Planning

Custom-built plans. Seamless implementation. Authentic accountability. All leading to massive results. We partner with you beyond the plan so you’re not stuck or overwhelmed.  

Food & Beverage Enhancements

SCS’s F&B Operations and Opportunity Audit illuminates the gaps in your Club’s current infrastructure. We’ll show you how to bring them to light.

Staff Training & Development

We’ve conducted hundreds of 360° employee reviews, and one thing is clear. Feedback from multiple levels makes team members more accountable to each other and results in more effective teamwork. It’s a win/win when we show you how to do right.

Employee Search & Recruitment

Step away from crazy contingency fees and prepare for a funnel full of the best and brightest candidates in the industry. SCS finds your next right-fit employee easily and more accurately.

The super-creative designers and genuis strategists at SCS can transform your current marketing presence with the right messaging. Reveal your Club’s culture and show-off it’s best features in a newly inspiring and motivating way.


Knowing which questions to ask and how best to apply the responses is our specility. When it comes to developing and facilitating surveys for clubs, our feature rich proprietary software puts us above the rest.


Additional Services

Strategic Club Solutions offers so much more than what you see here. Read on to find out what else we can do for you.

We have an amazing team ready for you

You're not alone if you're having some of these challenges

Delivering consistent service

Maintaining a full membership roster

Providing world-class facilities and amenities

Attracting and retaining great talent

Tapping resources to compete, stay relevant and keep your club at the top of its game

Accessing affordable industry experts and resources

Defining your Club’s culture

Help is here to tackle these critical Club industry challenges


Equip, coach and inspire Club industry professionals to deliver exceptional experiences to their Members and Guests, while strengthening the legacy of their Club.


To restore and preserve strength and stability to the Club industry by partnering with Clubs to deliver innovative solutions and strategic industry resources throughout North America.

A Note From Our Founder, Ryan Doerr

Ryan Doerr Club industry professional started Fokus Forward, Strategic Club Solutions and Club Masterminds and is a CMAA member

“I started Strategic Club Solutions after many years of serving as a general manager, coach, mentor and ‘turnaround guy’ in the Club industry. I was continually sought out to go help a club, or management company asking to serve as their GM.

After turning several around, I realized I could help more people and more Clubs as a consultant. My colleagues encouraged me to make the leap and, after consulting on a few side projects here and there, I opened for business.

Throughout my career, I have often found myself in a position to offer strategic advice to others, helping to solve their toughest challenges. I sincerely enjoy the satisfaction of watching managers I have helped turn their challenges and opportunities into big wins. An added bonus has been how much I find myself learning from each of these experiences. It really is a process of collective intelligence and it’s satisfying knowing my past triumphs and stumbles have served to help others succeed.

This is an industry of people who spend everyday working endless hours in order to ensure that other people have a great time. What’s more rewarding than that?”

~ Ryan Doerr


“The Board of Bishops Bay Country Club hired Ryan and Strategic Club Solutions to assist us in our search for a new GM and we were very pleased with the work that he did for us. He brought great structure and discipline to the process. Ryan was very attentive to details and delivered what he said he would. He was a real pleasure to work with. I highly recommend Ryan and his team.”

Bishops bay club
Jim Metz President & CEO, CUNA Brokerage Services, Inc.
Board President,
Bishops Bay Country Club
Middleton, Wisconsin