GreatLIFE Golf’s CEO Named 16th Most Powerful Person in Golf

John Brown, CEO of GreatLIFE Golf named #16 most powerful person in golf for 2023

More about John Brown

John M. Brown, the Chief Executive Officer of GreatLIFE Golf, has an extensive background in the sport, rooted in lessons from his father, a Master PGA Professional. John’s academic journey took him to West Chester University, where he was an active member of the golf team and earned a degree in finance.

His professional journey in golf began with a tenure at Troon Golf, where he held various roles over six years. In January 2011, he co-founded Brown Golf alongside his father, John A. Brown. By June 2017, John M. Brown had risen to the role of CEO of Brown Golf, managing a portfolio of twenty-five golf courses.

A notable achievement in his career was the launch of GolfBack, a proprietary booking engine platform, in October 2020. This platform, accessible at, currently supports over 100 golf course clients.

In a significant career milestone, John was appointed the CEO of GreatLIFE Golf in September 2022. This appointment followed the merger of Brown Golf and GreatLIFE Golf & Fitness in the same month. GreatLIFE Golf, found at, boasts a network of fifty-six golf courses spread across nine states, including Vermont, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, North Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Texas, Kansas, and Missouri.

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