Because when Members and Staff are happy, life is good

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With years of Club training, Club consulting, and Club industry experience, we promise you this when you partner with SCS:

Your Club will be better today than when we first got there.

With the right plan, strategy, and execution, we partner to make your Club better. Engaged Members who recruit others to join them, a supportive Board staying on task and a motivated staff that stays because they’re able to do their job well, we’re on top off all the parts and pieces that challenge Club life. 

When you partner with Strategic Club Solutions, we make your job easier.

You get a dedicated and savvy team of left- and right-brain strategists using a balanced, innovative approach to finding missed opportunities, positioning new truths and marketing your brand story. Our process is tight and thorough and allows for collaboration and feedback so you get only the best. 

We’re here to help turn you around or take you to the next level

We’ve done it all: resuscitated, revitalized, rebuilt, reimagined, refreshed, retooled…just give us a call so we can learn more about you and your Club.


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

Membership Growth & Membership Retention

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


Private and Public Strategic Club Planning

Custom-built plans. Seamless implementation. Authentic accountability. All leading to massive results. We partner with you beyond the private Club business 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 and help you deliver on action items.

Club 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. We’ll take you beyond traditional hospitality management consulting efforts.

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 with our successful Club search Tru-Fit Process .

Listen. Learn. Advise. Repeat.

The SCS team is stacked with experience to get you where you need to go.

Challenges we help overcome

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

Marketing the right Club brand story to get prospects to understand what you have to offer and why it’s better

Help is here to tackle these critical Club industry challenges


To equip, coach and empower clubs to be healthy, deliver exceptional experiences, and strengthen their legacy.


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. It really is a process of collective intelligence and it’s satisfying knowing my past triumphs and stumbles have served to help others succeed.

~ 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.”

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