Arcis Golf goes International

Arcis Golf, the premier operator of nearly 70 private, resort, and public golf clubs in the United States, will expand internationally with the addition of Kilada Country Club, Golf & Residences in Greece.

DELRAY BEACH, Florida – Arcis Golf has entered into an agreement to provide management and operating services for Kilada Country Club, Golf & Residences, a new luxury golf resort community under construction in the Porto Heli area of the Peloponnese region in southern Greece.

Arcis Golf will be involved in all facets of construction, club membership and pre-opening marketing. Upon completion, the company will oversee operations for this world-class destination including marketing, staffing, budgeting, retail, event development, and member programming for the private golf club, clubhouse, pool, and spa.

“This project enhances our breadth and depth as a company and taps into the vast and varied skills of our leadership team,” said Arcis Golf Founder and CEO Blake Walker. “Consulting and management on a development of this magnitude uses our extensive club operations expertise and taps into our proficiency in designing world-class lifestyle offerings and in delivering extraordinary experiences.”

For a company in high growth mode, including the recent acquisition of the Mickelson Golf portfolio in Arizona and two premier clubs in its Dallas headquarters market, Walker said the new relationship with Kilada fits into Arcis Golf’s expansion plans.

“We are committed to finding and affiliating with high quality clubs like Kilada and international expansion is the next step in our growth strategy. We’re excited for our members and guests to have an opportunity to visit and experience all the beauty and quality that Kilada has to offer.”

Arcis Golf is the second largest and fastest growing owner and operator of private, resort and daily fee clubs and now stands at approximately 70 courses and clubs.

Dolphin Capital, the owner and developer of world-class integrated resorts, is financing the project, which includes the first Jack Nicklaus Signature Course in the eastern Mediterranean. Zoniro, the exclusive developer of Dolphin Capital Investors’ projects, is overseeing the community master plan and integration of operational components. Set within 514 acres (208 hectares) of olive groves overlooking the picturesque traditional fishing village of Kilada – characterized by mountainous terrain and rolling hills with sweeping views of distant islands and the Aegean Sea.

Kilada Country Club, Golf & Residences will open in phases. The first phase is scheduled to debut in June 2023 with the country club, golf course, dining, pool, and clubhouse, to be followed by the spa and the beach club shortly afterwards. Future services and features of value to members and their guests include the boutique Kilada Hilltop Hotel and a dedicated wellness and training center.

The community also will offer exclusive residential real estate, including 90 signature villas lots ranging from nearly 10,000 to more than 20,000 square feet.

Holding geographical exclusivity, Kilada Golf Course is recognized globally as PGA National Greece, becoming only the 10th PGA National-designated resort in the world. The golf course presently has nine holes graded, with the remaining under construction.

Steve “Spike” Pike is a lifelong journalist whose career includes covering Major League Baseball, the NFL and college basketball. For the past 26 years, Spike has been one of the more respected voices in the golf and travel industries, working for such publications as Golfweek, Golf World and Golf Digest for The New York Times Magazine Group. In 1998, Spike helped launch the web site for the PGA of America. As a freelance travel and golf writer, Spike’s travels have taken him around the world. He has played golf from Pebble Beach to St. Andrews, walked the Great Wall of China, climbed an active volcano in the Canary Islands, been on safari in South Africa and dived with sharks off Guadalupe, Baja California. He lives in Delray Beach, Fla, and can be reached at

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