President, Premier Golf Centers LLC
Bill Schickler is the founder and President of Premier Golf Centers, LLC. (Premier Golf). Premier Golf is the leading municipal golf management company in the Pacific Northwest, currently managing 13 golf courses for seven municipalities, with over $25 million in revenue and 600,000 rounds of golf in the Pacific Northwest.
Bill has spent the last 27 years in the golf business. After a successful carrier in the entertainment industry, Bill changed directions and entered the golf business in 1990. After spending a couple of years trying to develop new golf courses just as the industry was retreating, he recognized a growing need for driving ranges and golf learning centers. He then formed a company to develop golf learning centers on the west coast.
After developing two facilities, Bill merged his company with the fledgling Family Golf Centers, Inc. Bill was one of three senior executives that developed Family Golf into one the leading golf companies in the U.S., rapidly growing to become the leader in golf driving ranges and learning centers, with more than 100 facilities in 25 states and three provinces of Canada.
In 2000 Bill formed Premier Golf Centers, LLC, to manage municipal golf courses in the Pacific Northwest. Premier Golf grew rapidly, adding nearly a course a year, and is recognized as the clear leader in municipal golf course management in the Pacific Northwest, with a reputation for turning around struggling golf programs for their municipal owners.