Brown Golf Management has taken the public golf course community of Bluffton by storm. The company owns or manages five courses and 90 holes of golf in Bluffton.

Since 2011, Brown Golf has acquired Pinecrest, Island West, Crescent Pointe, Eagles Pointe and Rose Hill golf courses. Overall, Brown owns or manages 26 golf courses in six states. At press time, there is a pending golf facility on Hilton Head Island.

John Brown, owner of the company, believes in a concept known as “clustering,” where one membership gives you access to many courses. He even offers special resort memberships to guests visiting the Lowcountry.

Golf Inc. magazine just released its July-August edition highlighting the Top 25 golf management companies in the U.S. Brown Golf was listed at number 24, which is a great honor considering that Brown Golf has been in existence only 4 1/2 years.

Brown meets the needs of the local golfer who enjoys playing a number of courses in the community at reasonable rates. A number of memberships are available depending on how many people are in a family.

There are also memberships available for young professionals under 40 and senior memberships for those 68 and over.

Brown Golf also gives back to the community by allowing the LPGA/USGA Girls Golf program the use of its driving ranges and courses. The First Tee Program has also used several of the Brown courses. Brown realizes how important it is to grow the game of golf through youth programs.

Brown is an innovative leader and is always open to ways to improve his facilities. He recently added a new patio area at the Pinecrest Golf Course and is offering local bands a chance to play for the community. The concerts are open to the public at 6 p.m. on Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays.

I am excited to announce that I will be bringing my expertise to several of the Brown Golf courses. New programs will include Starting New at Golf (SNAG), golf fitness, mental golf seminars and golf travel opportunities.

I can be reached at or 843-540-1456 for information on programs and individual and small group lesson rates.

Visit Brown Golf at for information on all membership packages.

Dr. Jean Harris is an LPGA Master Professional and teaches at Brown Golf Management courses. jean.golfdoctor.;