Club Advisors Team


Club Advisors is a company providing interim management and advisory services to Boards, owners and operators of all types of clubs in the United States. The Advisors have unlimited volumes of education and experience that can assist Boards and Owners make their clubs more financially successful while at the same time providing enhanced membership satisfaction.


Doug Holtz

Certified Chief Executive, Certified Club Manager, Food Management Professional

Interim Management, Strategic Planning, Project Management


Following years of leadership and holding club management positions of the highest levels in the military, Doug has operated city, golf and country clubs in the USA and China, including Mid-Pacific Country Club on Oahu and the American Club in Hong Kong. His most recent Interim General Management assignments have been the Golf Club of Oklahoma (Tulsa, OK) and The Sangamo Club (Springfield, IL).  Doug has served in officer positions in the Club Managers Association of America chapters, has chaired several large golf tournaments for charities and most recently has co-chaired the Tee It Up For The Troops fundraiser successfully raising tens of thousands of dollars for families of troops.  He is a member of the Honors Society, Wine Society and Club Foundation of the Club Managers Association of America. 

Dave Elmendorf

Interim Management, 501(c)7 Recapitalization, Project Management, Development and Renovation


Dave is a two-sport (baseball and football) and academic All-American from Texas A&M. He continues to enjoy his role as football color analyst on the Aggie Radio Network.  He played nine years for the LA Rams, including Super Bowl XIV.  In 1997 he was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame. Dave started operating golf and country clubs in 1989 and has been very successful operating such pristine clubs as Sugar Creek, Walden on Lake Houston, and Quail Valley.  During this time he was working with many of the team members of Club Advisors.  In addition, he spent several years as Managing Director, developing Miramont CC in Bryan, Texas.

William "Bill" Ballard, CEC, AAC

Interim Executive Chef, Recipe and Menu Development, Kitchen Design, Staff Training & Team Building


William “Bill” Ballard studied at the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York. He is a Certified Executive Chef and a member of the American Academy of Chefs, the honor society of the American Culinary Federation.  He is a progressive Chef with broad based achievements in experience, education, competition, teaching, writing and ice carving. He practices sound classical cooking technique with a contemporary plating style.  He enjoys creating modern as well as traditional flavor profiles by being innovative and drawing from global cuisines.  He has in depth comprehension of the private club industry and has worked for over 30 years in private clubs from Boca Raton, Florida to Bend, Oregon.

John Erickson, CHIC, CHE, MBA (2018)

Interim Management, Master Planned Development, Partnering with Members to Grow Membership, Team Building

John Erickson has a distinguished career of operating private country clubs, resorts and hotels. This includes an assignment as Director of Regional Operations with one of the largest owner/operators of clubs and resorts where he had fiscal and operational responsibility for 17 properties in seven states with over 800 co-workers and revenues of $65,000,000.  As Chief Operating Officer, General Manager and Project Manager, John has successfully operated Dorado Beach Resort & Club (Dorado, Puerto Rico), Seven Canyons (Sedona, AZ), Sugar Creek Country Club (Sugarland, TX) and the Oregon Golf Club while serving as Regional Manager for Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club, Persimmon Country Club, and Creekside Country Club (Oregon).  John recently challenged himself by suspending his Club Advisor role and seeking a Masters Degree in Business from Marylhurst University, which he did.  Welcome Back, John.

Mike Biscotti

Interim Management, Master Planned Development, Partnering with Members to Grow Membership, Team Building -


Mike has many distinguished years as General Manager of private clubs such as Hoakalei CC in Hawaii, Club at Prescott Lakes in Arizona and The Club at 12 Oaks in North Carolina. His most recent Interim General Management assignment was Corvallis Country Club in Corvallis, OR.  He was honored in 2013 by Century Golf/Arnold Palmer Management Company with induction into their Hall of Fame for his many accomplishments. He firsts developed his strong management and leadership skills through his days as a college and professional football quarterback and later as a high school and college football coach. Those skills helped develop a team approach to effectively manage and motivate his staff.

Skip Thompson, CCM, CFE

Interim Management, F&B Operations, Catering Development, Hospitality Recruiting


Skip has spent the last 26 years in the private club business in various positions including Clubhouse Manager, General Manager and Regional Food & Beverage Director.  He has a strong track record of accepting difficult challenges in the club industry with positive results, particularly in the area of food and beverage. Skip’s private club management includes such great names as Anthem Country Club (Las Vegas, NV), Mulholland Tennis Club (Los Angeles, CA) and most recently the Golf Club at Chaparral Pines (Payson, AZ).  Skip is very involved with the Country Club Manager’s Association of America (CMAA) Greater Southwest Chapter.



Bill Riddle

PTR/USPTA Tennis Professional, USPTA Elite Tennis Professional, PTR National Tester and Clinician

Interim Management, Tennis Facilities Operations, Tennis Programs Development, Special Events Development


Bill has worked with and directed a wide variety of local, regional, national and international tennis tournaments and events for such organizations as the World Tennis Team, the Virginia Slims Legends, the USPTA and the USTA.  His serves as the Co-Chairman and Tournament Director for the Music City Tennis Invitational Pro-Am held annually to benefit the Vanderbilt Children's Hospital in Nashville. He has been the state president of the USPTA and has spoken at numerous tennis industry workshops and conventions throughout the United States.

Heinz Hofmann


Heinz Hofmann has served with distinction throughout his career as Chief Operating Officer, General Manager and Project Manager of many spectacular clubs to include La Quinta Country Club (La Quinta, CA), Country Club at DC Ranch (Scottsdale, AZ) and Ironwood Country Club (Palm Desert, CA)  He has many accomplishments as Project Manager of multi-facility/multi-million dollar projects both in the club and hotel businesses.  All projects came in on budget and on time. Heinz received the Masters of Hotel Administration from the Hotel Management School in Lausanne, Switzerland.  He is an honorary member of the American Academy of Chefs and is a member of the International Board of Directors of the Chaîne des Rôtisseurs. 




Terry Clark

Certified Club Manager

Interim Management, Membership Retention, Added Value Memberships and Benefits, Competitive Market Analyses

Terry has held many top management positions in all type of clubs to include military, city, yacht, golf and country clubs.  He has served members of these clubs to include Hunt Valley Golf Club (Baltimore, MD) with regional responsibility for 12 other private clubs, Monterey Country Club (Palm Desert, CA) with regional responsibility for eight other Southern California private clubs.  He was GM at RidgeMark G&CC (Hollister, CA) and has recently served as General Manager of Bluegrass Yacht & Country Club (Nashville, TN) and, most recently, Big Island Country Club (Kona, HI).  He is an active supporter of Club Managers Association of America throughout his career and has held board positions on local chapters. He has a graduate degree from Florida International University in Hotel and Restaurant Management, is recognized as a pioneer in improvements to the hospitality industry and donates time and energy in support of soldiers and their families.


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