Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)


6 Months Ended
Jun. 30, 2021
Organization, Consolidation and Presentation of Financial Statements [Abstract]  
Drive Shack Inc., a Maryland corporation, was formed in 2002, and its common stock is traded on the NYSE under the symbol “DS.” Drive Shack Inc., together with its subsidiaries, is referenced herein as "Drive Shack Inc.", "the Company", "we", or "our". The Company owns and operates golf-related leisure and entertainment venues and courses focused on bringing people together through competitive socializing, by combining sports and entertainment with elevated food and beverage ("F&B") offerings. The Company conducts its business through the following segments: (i) Entertainment Golf, (ii) Traditional Golf and (iii) corporate. For a further discussion of the reportable segments, see Note 4.
As of June 30, 2021, the Company's Entertainment Golf segment was comprised of four owned or leased entertainment golf venues across three states with locations in Orlando, Florida; West Palm Beach, Florida; Raleigh, North Carolina; and Richmond, Virginia. This segment also includes the Company's newest entertainment golf brand currently under development, Puttery. The first Puttery venue, which is located north of Dallas in The Colony, Texas, is expected to open in late August 2021 and its second venue located in Charlotte, North Carolina is expected to open in Q4 2021. The Company has announced three additional Puttery venues located in Washington DC, Miami, Florida and Houston, Texas; all of which are currently in development. Two additional locations are currently in or nearing lease execution.
The Company’s Traditional Golf segment is one of the largest operators of traditional golf properties in the United States. As of June 30, 2021, the Company owned, leased or managed 56 traditional golf properties across nine states.
In March 2020, a global pandemic was declared by the World Health Organization related to the rapidly growing outbreak of a novel strain of coronavirus (“COVID-19”). In response to the rapid spread of COVID-19, authorities around the world implemented numerous measures to contain the virus, such as travel bans and restrictions, quarantines, "stay-at-home" or "shelter-in-place" orders and business shutdowns. Many jurisdictions in which we operate required mandatory store closures or imposed capacity limitations and other restrictions affecting our operations. As a result, during March 2020, we temporarily closed all of our Entertainment Golf venues and substantially all of our Traditional Golf courses and furloughed a substantial majority of our employees. In response to the uncertainty caused by the pandemic, we took several actions after we suspended operations to preserve our liquidity position and prepare for multiple contingencies.

Following the temporary closure of our venues in March 2020 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, three of our four Drive Shack Entertainment Golf venues and all of our Traditional Golf properties were reopened by the end of the second quarter, subject to locally mandated capacity limitations and operational restrictions. Our Entertainment Golf venue in Orlando, Florida re-opened in December 2020. Restrictions on large group gatherings were in effect in the majority of the jurisdictions in which we operate, which resulted in the postponement or cancellation of events, banquets, and other large group gatherings. By April of this year the CDC lifted restrictions on group events and our business began to return to normal.

These developments had a material adverse impact on Company revenues, results of operations and cash flows in historical periods, and the Company believes that the risk of further negative effects is not insignificant, as of the date of this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q, subject to the degree to which the pandemic subsides, intensifies or maintains the current status quo.