Our Mission

To assist our clients in determining and meeting their objectives in the golf industry.

Since its inception in 1993, Golf Business Advisors (GBA) has been committed to fulfilling this mission. Based in Williamsburg, Virginia, GBA has worked with over 400 clients, including resort, municipal, daily fee and private clubs.

Our expertise lies in Executive Searches, Membership Sales & Marketing, Member Surveys, Feasibility and Development, Golf Operations, Project Management and Course Brokerage.

Our extensive experience provides us with a first hand understanding of all the components of ownership—valueable insight which we continually share with our clients. This ensures that GBA consistently integrates an owner's perspective with solid management strategies.

Our commitment to our clients is mirrored by our passion for the golf industry as a whole. In addition to building the company we are today, GBA President Jeff Fleishman has served as a volunteer for many years—as a Board member and President of the Virginia State Golf Association, the Virginia State Golf Association Foundation, and the Middle Atlantic Golf Association, as well as a Committee member for the United States Golf Association, and Chairman of Golf for the US Team for Maccabi USA and the Maccabiah Games.

Our Leadership Team

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Beverly Van Straten | Vice President


  • 1983                  Graduate of James Madison University, BS Sports Management
  • 1984                  Graduate of University of Richmond, MSM Sports Management


  • 1998–Present    Golf Business Advisors, Vice President
  • 1988–1998         Kingsmill Resort – Sports Club Manager, Sports Operations Manager,
                                 Executive Manager of Sports Operations, Director of Sport Operations.
                                 Responsibilities included direct management of resort sports operations
                                 to include sports club, spa, tennis, marina, recreations and membership.
                                 As executive team member assisted in indirect supervision of golf operations.
  • 1985–1988         Westwood Racquet Club – Director of Sports


  • Nansemond River Preservation Alliance
  • Ebenezer United Methodist Church
  • Suffolk Public Schools
  • The Children’s Center


  • Married to Mike for 20 years
  • Son – Jack, Freshman at Longwood College