Some of Dutt’s more notable accomplishments include:
Rio Secco, Las Vegas, NV
Dutt took over in July of 2000 and erased a $1.5 million dollar operating loss in 18 months.
In 2007 Rio Secco did 40,000 rounds and generated EBITDA of $2.1M.
Cascata, Las Vegas, NV
Dutt and his team took over Cascata in June of 2005 which was playing some 5,000 rounds of golf with annual losses of over $4M. In 2014 Cascata’s loss was just $6K on 20,000 rounds of golf including land lease expense of $850K.
Loon Golf Club, Gaylord, MI
Dutt was asked by the owner to assess the operations and make recommendations, which at the time was doing just $450K in annual gross revenue. After a restructuring and change of personnel, implementation of a golf packaging program the course generated $1.8M per year.
Caesars Golf Macau, Hong Kong, China
Caesars Entertainment purchased the Orient Golf Club in 2009 to establish a foothold in the gaming enclave of Macau. Dutt and his team were tasked with rebranding the course, improving course conditions and elevating the golf experience to match the brand of the leading gaming company in the world. Dutt improved course conditions with a redesign of certain holes, clubhouse renovations and the construction of a Butch Harmon School of Golf. As stated by Gary Loveman, then CEO and Chairman of the Board of Caesars Entertainment: “Caesars Golf Macau transformed itself from a little-known course to a links-style golf destination worthy of the Caesars brand. Eric Dutt, VP of Golf was instrumental in helping redesign the course and in teaching our maintenance team how to care for the course to uphold world class standards.”
Rio Secco Renovations – 2017
Dutt brought in Rees Jones, original designer of both Rio Secco and Cascata to assist in the renovation of Rio Secco that included renovations of all 18 on course greens, construction of a short game area with bunker, new practice green built next to new natural grass practice tee of 30,000 square feet, redesign and renovations of all on course greenside bunkers while reducing bunker square footage by 25%, renovations of all on course cart paths. With the renovations in place projections show the average green fee increasing by $15-25 per round or some $750K per year.
Danzante Bay, Loreto, Mexico – 2017
Dutt consulted with famed golf course architect Rees Jones on this gorgeous golf course on the island of Loreto, Mexico.