Dolf Berle, who now serves as CEO of Lindblad Expeditions, previously worked as CEO of Topgolf Entertainment Group. He led the company’s overall vision, global strategies, and profit and loss. Under his leadership at Topgolf, total revenue nearly doubled in three years and eclipsed the $1 billion mark. During his tenure, Berle expanded Topgolf’s venue-based core business from 37 to 66 locations across the world.
Pre-pandemic, Topgolf welcomed more than 20 million visitors annually to its global locations. At the cutting-edge of sportainment, Topgolf is expanding into new markets and introducing gamification elements and technologies to create a shared experience. The trend for indoor golf is rapidly growing as covered shooting ranges replace outdoor courses.
Berle also served as president and chief operating officer of Dave and Buster’s, executive vice president of hospitality for ClubCorp USA, president of Lucky Strike Entertainment, and chief operating officer of House of Blues Entertainment. He earned his undergraduate and MBA degrees from Harvard University.