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About Us

In twenty five states from coast to coast, the United Kingdom and Japan and spanning more than three decades, the Morningstar Team has amassed unparalleled experience operating all types of private clubs and golf courses.

As owners, investors, managers or advisors we have been fortunate to oversee exciting projects including USGA, PGA, LPGA and European PGA Tour event host sites, national-championship caliber equestrian venues and exclusive sporting clay and hunt clubs.

With experience managing every facet of club and hospitality operations, from the visible front-of-the-house to the unseen, but vital, back-of-the-house, our team of experienced professionals literally brings a world of experience to every project.

The Morningstar Team is headed by President & CEO, Matthew Galvin.  Mr. Galvin closely directs all operations of MGH and leads a core group of key team members who are experts in their respective disciplines.  Prior to forming Morningstar Matthew was a principal with an owner and operator of high quality golf courses and country clubs with properties from New York to Florida.  Matthew also served in several project management positions of increasing responsibility for the nation’s then-largest owner and operator of golf courses, American Golf Corporation, and its sister company, National Golf Properties.  He was instrumental in the company’s growth from 47 courses to 111 courses in three years, representing investments in excess of $300 million.
 
Mr. Galvin also served as project co-manager under a multi-year contract to manage more than .5 billion worth of resort and golf properties owned by the Resolution Trust Company prior to their eventual sale, which included notable assets such as the Palm Beach Polo and Country Club, the Kiawah Island Resort, PGA West and Mission Hills Resort.
 
Mr. Galvin is a director and past president of the National Golf Course Owners Association.  He is also a past board member of T-Links, a leading tee-time reservation business.  In 2020 Matthew was named to the Board of Lyman farms, Inc., founded in 1741, Lyman is one of the oldest continuously operating family owned companies in the US, with interest in wholesale and retail food production, agritainment and golf club operations.
 
Matthew is a recognized expert in the club industry and has spoken at industry events, been interviewed by publications such as Forbes and Barrons and has served as an expert witness in industry-related litigation.  Mr. Galvin holds an MBA from Pepperdine University and a BA from the University of New Hampshire.  He has also completed additional coursework in real estate finance at New York University as well as the Harvard University Graduate School of Design.  Mr. Galvin resides near Princeton, NJ with his wife and their four children.

Working with Mr. Galvin are the following team members:

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Services Offered

At Morningstar we take an individualized approach to each project.  Every club or course has unique opportunities and challenges which require in-depth assessment and understanding in order to achieve the desired outcome.

Utilizing proven business practices and drawing from a wealth of experience, the Morningstar Team provides our clients with custom solutions, which may encompass:

  • Comprehensive club management services

  • Purchase, equity investment, joint-venture or facility leases

  • Customized advisory services, including -

            Membership sales programs,
           Financial benchmarking and expense analysis,
           Agronomic assessments and planning
           Capital investment analysis / Facility and reserve assessments
           Food and Beverage analysis
           Real estate tax appeals, and
           Daily fee marketing, promotion and sales programs

  • Investment or disposition analysis / Alternative land use

  • Capital structure consultation

  • Investor or lender relationship assistance

  • Refundable membership deposit liability solutions

  • Brokerage, through broker affiliates 

 

To confidentially explore solutions for your project please contact Matthew Galvin or use the Contact form below.

 

The Morningstar Difference

We treasure referrals as the best advertising.

We do not advertise our services.  Almost everything we do is a referral from someone that knows us and our reputation.  Our reputation and the way we treat customers, members, co-workers and others is core to our mission.  Our clients are like-minded and share this commitment.  This is also good business.

Our clients are investors, developers, lenders, public and private institutions and families.

The golf industry has changed significantly in recent years.  One major shift is the separation of ownership and management.  Relationships with our owners and partners are the most valuable asset within Morningstar.  At Morningstar, we act in the owner’s best interests.  As equity owners ourselves, we understand the risks associated with ownership and stewardship of our client’s investment commands our full attention.

Our principals and senior management are actively involved with each project.  If time constraints prevent us from honoring this commitment we shall not undertake a project.

We will only become involved with one client, club or facility within a local competitive market.
 

Relationships are everything.  Trust between a club and its members, a course and its customers or between Morningstar and its clients or partners must be mutual and absolute.  For that reason, Morningstar shall not undertake a project or investment if it risks competing with the interests of another client.

 

 
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Morningstar Golf and Hospitality, LLC

59 Fox Chase Run
Branchburg, NJ 08876
(908) 526-0010 x 100 Office
(908) 526-0012 Fax

Matthew Galvin, President

Matt@mstargolf.com

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