Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)


9 Months Ended
Sep. 30, 2022
Accounting Policies [Abstract]  
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”).

Many jurisdictions in which we operate have previously imposed capacity limitations and other restrictions affecting our operations. The extended length of the COVID-19 pandemic and the related government response may continue to cause prolonged periods of various operational restrictions and capacity limitations impacting future business operations. In addition, the duration and intensity of the pandemic may result in changes in customer behaviors or preferences. These may lead to increased asset recovery and valuation risks, such as impairment of long-lived and other assets. The extent to which COVID-19 continues to impact our business will depend on future developments, which remain highly uncertain and cannot be predicted, including additional actions taken by various governmental bodies and private enterprises to contain COVID-19 or mitigate its impact, among others.

Going Concern The financial statements have been prepared on a going concern basis, which contemplates the realization of assets and the satisfaction of liabilities in the normal course of business. These financial statements do not include any adjustments relating to the recovery of the recorded assets or the classification of the liabilities that might be necessary should the Company be unable to continue as a going concern.

However, our business is dependent upon obtaining substantial funding from various sources. We generated a net loss in the third quarter ended September 30, 2022, and, as previously disclosed, in the fiscal years ended December 31, 2021, and December 31, 2020, and the first and second fiscal quarters of 2022. We do not anticipate that our operational and development cash requirements will be met through current liquidity and internally generated cash flows. Although we have historically depended on external financing sources at this stage in our growth plan, a variety of recent factors, including macroeconomic and geopolitical events such as inflation, rising interest rates and violent conflict in Ukraine, caused financing conditions in the United States to deteriorate in the second quarter and we believe this deterioration accelerated in the third quarter as rates rose. Relatedly, worsening macro-economic conditions make it less likely that the Company will succeed in any effort to sell, finance or otherwise monetize assets at a sufficient value to generate liquidity, since potential buyers may be cash constrained, face increased costs due to supply chain issues and face difficulty in pursuing financing sources. In light of our liquidity position and these recently worsening financial conditions in the United States, management has concluded that there is a substantial doubt about the Company's ability to continue as a going concern over the next 12 months.

Specifically, the Company’s current liquidity, including primarily cash and cash equivalents, is not sufficient to fund operations without additional sources of liquidity over the next 12 months. Therefore, the ability of the Company to continue operations is dependent on the degree of success of management’s plans to manage existing cash balances and to obtain additional financing to fund its short-term liquidity requirements. In order to manage existing cash balances, management intends to continue to reduce expenditures broadly across all aspects of its business. In order to mitigate the going concern, management expects that
it will need to obtain external financing sources notwithstanding the negative conditions afflicting debt markets and other sources of potential liquidity.
Basis of Presentation The accompanying Consolidated Financial Statements and related notes of the Company have been prepared in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles or GAAP for interim financial reporting and the instructions to Form 10-Q and Rule 10-01 of Regulation S-X. The portions of equity in consolidated subsidiaries that are not attributable, directly or indirectly, to us are presented as noncontrolling interest. All significant intercompany accounts and transactions have been eliminated. Accordingly, certain information and footnote disclosures normally included in financial statements prepared under U.S. generally accepted accounting principles, or GAAP, have been condensed or omitted. In the opinion of management, all adjustments considered necessary for a fair presentation of the Company’s financial position, results of operations and cash flows have been included and are of a normal and recurring nature. The operating results presented for interim periods are not necessarily indicative of the results that may be expected for any other interim period or for the entire year. These financial statements should be read in conjunction with the Company’s Consolidated Financial Statements for the year ended December 31, 2021 and notes thereto included in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K/A filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC") on November 18, 2022. There have been no significant changes to our critical accounting policies as disclosed in our Annual Report on Form 10-K/A for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2021.

Use of Estimates – Our estimates are based on information available to management at the time of preparation of the Consolidated Financial Statements, including the result of historical analysis, our understanding and experience of the Company’s operations, our knowledge of the industry and market-participant data available to us. Actual results have historically been in line with management’s estimates and judgments used in applying each of the accounting policies, and management periodically re-evaluates accounting estimates and assumptions. Actual results could differ from these estimates and materially impact our Consolidated Financial Statements. However, the Company does not expect our assessments and assumptions to materially change in the future.
Seasonality – Seasonality can affect our results of operations. Our traditional golf business is subject to seasonal fluctuations as colder temperatures and shorter days reduce the demand for outdoor activities. As a result, the traditional golf business generates a disproportionate share of its annual revenue in the second and third quarters of each year. In addition, our Drive Shack and Puttery venues could be significantly impacted on a season-to-season basis, based on corporate event and social gathering volumes during holiday seasons and school vacation schedules. For this reason, a quarter-to-quarter comparison may not be a good indicator of our current and/or future performance.

Leasing Arrangements The Company evaluates at lease inception whether an arrangement is or contains a lease by providing the Company with the right to control an asset. Operating leases are accounted for on the balance sheet with the Right of Use (“ROU”) assets in "Operating lease right-of-use assets" and lease liabilities are recognized in "Other current liabilities" and "Operating lease liabilities - noncurrent" in the Consolidated Balance Sheets. Finance lease ROU assets, current lease liabilities and noncurrent lease liabilities are recognized in "Property and equipment, net of accumulated depreciation," and "Obligations under finance leases" and "Credit facilities and obligations under finance leases - noncurrent" in the Consolidated Balance Sheets, respectively.

All lease liabilities are measured at the present value of the associated payments, discounted using the Company’s incremental borrowing rate determined using a portfolio approach based on the rate of interest that the Company would pay to borrow an amount equal to the lease payments for a similar term and in a similar economic environment on a collateralized basis. ROU assets, for both operating and finance leases, are initially measured based on the lease liability, adjusted for initial direct costs, prepaid rent, and lease incentives received. Operating leases are subsequently amortized into lease cost on a straight-line basis. Depreciation of the finance lease ROU assets is subsequently calculated using the straight-line method over the shorter of the estimated useful lives or the expected lease terms and recorded in "Depreciation and amortization" on the Consolidated Statements of Operations.

In addition to the fixed minimum payments required under the lease arrangements, certain leases require variable lease payments, which are payment of the excess of various percentages of gross revenue or net operating income over the minimum rental payments as well as payment of taxes assessed against the leased property. The leases generally also require payment for the cost of insurance and maintenance. Variable lease payments are recognized when the associated activity occurs and contingency is resolved.

The Company has elected to combine lease and non-lease components for all lease contracts.

Impairment of Long-lived Assets The Company periodically reviews the carrying amounts of its long-lived assets, including real estate held-for-use and held-for-sale, as well as finite-lived intangible assets and right-of-use assets, to determine whether current events or circumstances indicate that such carrying amounts may not be recoverable. The assessment of recoverability is based on management’s estimates by comparing the sum of the estimated undiscounted cash flows generated by the underlying asset, or other appropriate grouping of assets, to its carrying value to determine whether an impairment existed at its lowest level of identifiable cash flows. If the carrying amount is greater than the expected undiscounted cash flows, the asset is considered impaired and an impairment is recognized to the extent the carrying value of such asset exceeds its fair value. The Company generally measures fair value by considering sale prices for similar assets or by discounting estimated future cash flows using an appropriate discount rate.
Cash and Cash Equivalents and Restricted Cash — The Company considers all highly liquid short-term investments with maturities of 90 days or less when purchased to be cash equivalents. Substantially all amounts on deposit with major financial institutions exceed insured limits. The Company has not experienced any losses in the accounts and believes that it is not exposed to significant credit risk because the accounts are at major financial institutions.

The following table summarizes the Company's Cash and Cash Equivalents, Restricted Cash and Restricted Cash, noncurrent:

September 30, 2022 December 31, 2021
Cash and cash equivalents $ 11,655  58,286 
Restricted cash 4,348  3,480 
Restricted cash, noncurrent 216  798 
Total Cash and cash equivalents, Restricted cash and Restricted cash, noncurrent $ 16,219  $ 62,564 

Accounts Receivable, Net — Accounts receivable are stated at amounts due from customers, net of an allowance for doubtful accounts of $0.3 million as of September 30, 2022 and $0.9 million as of December 31, 2021. The allowance for doubtful accounts is based upon several factors including the length of time the receivables are past due, historical payment trends, current economic factors, and our expectations of future events that affect collectability. Collateral is generally not required.

Other Current Assets — The following table summarizes the Company's other current assets:
September 30, 2022 December 31, 2021
Managed property receivables $ 13,526  $ 19,316 
Prepaid expenses 7,137  2,524 
Deposits 1,805  1,827 
Inventory 2,921  2,229 
Miscellaneous current assets, net 9,734  4,138 
Other current assets $ 35,123  $ 30,034 
Other Assets — The following table summarizes the Company's other assets:
September 30, 2022 December 31, 2021
Prepaid expenses $ 1,717  $ 2,156 
Deposits 3,115  3,335 
Miscellaneous assets, net 675  1,047 
Other assets $ 5,507  $ 6,538 

Other Current Liabilities — The following table summarizes the Company's other current liabilities:
September 30, 2022 December 31, 2021
Operating lease liabilities $ 18,304  $ 16,519 
Accrued rent 3,654  3,455 
Dividends payable 930  930 
Miscellaneous current liabilities 5,358  5,620 
Other current liabilities $ 28,246  $ 26,524 
Membership Deposit Liabilities - Initiation fees are non-refundable and recorded as revenue over the expected seven year life of an active membership. Until 2021, private country club members generally paid an advance initiation deposit upon their acceptance as a member to the respective country club that is refundable 30 years after the date of acceptance as a member. The difference between the initiation deposit paid by the member and the present value of the refund obligation is deferred and recognized into golf operations revenue in the Consolidated Statements of Operations on a straight-line basis over the expected life of an active membership, which is estimated to be seven years. The present value of the refund obligation is recorded as a membership deposit liability in the Consolidated Balance Sheets and accretes over a 30-year nonrefundable term using the effective interest method. This accretion is recorded as interest expense in the Consolidated Statements of Operations.

In 2002, American Golf Corporation ("AGC"), when it was owned by a previous owner, entered into a Restated Membership Deposit Assumption Agreement, with two trusts established by a previous owner of AGC (the “Trusts”) under which the Trusts agreed to unconditionally assume the obligations of AGC to refund certain membership deposit liabilities ("MDLs") in exchange for shares in AGC. The MDLs assumed were refundable 30 years from the date of acceptance of the member with the first liabilities assumed by the Trusts becoming refundable in 2020. The total redemption value of membership deposit liabilities assumed by the Trusts was $181.9 million. No asset was recorded at the time of our acquisition of AGC in recognition of this assumption agreement for the $181.9 million of liabilities assumed by the Trusts for the following reasons: 1) the substantial time period between the assumption of the liabilities and the first liabilities becoming refundable; 2) the inability of AGC to verify and monitor the assets of the Trusts to ensure the ability to perform under the terms of the assumption agreements; 3) the fact that the Trusts are not required to maintain any assets that would support such performance; 4) the Trust settlors were not required contractually to fund the Trusts; and 5) the Company does not have the ability to determine the likelihood that the Trusts will meet their obligations. In the event the Trusts are not able to fulfill their obligations, the Company would be responsible for refunding the outstanding balance of the MDL and therefore, recognizes these MDLs on its balance sheet. Though the Trusts initially assumed $181.9 million of MDLs the balance of related MDLs carried on the books of AGC, as of September 30, 2022, has been reduced to an undiscounted nominal value of $115 million through various assignments to third parties and partial membership refunds due to membership transfers. To-date, the Trust has met all of their obligations that have come due for which the Trust assumed responsibility under the Restated Membership Deposit Assumption Agreement. As of September 30, 2022 the Trusts had refunded a total of approximately $0.5 million of MDLs, all of which they were obligated to pay under the terms of the assumption agreements.

Other Income (Loss), Net — These items are comprised of the following:
  Three Months Ended September 30, Nine Months Ended September 30,
  2022 2021 2022 2021
Collateral management fee income, net $ 22  $ 46  $ 92  $ 148 
Insurance proceeds 662  —  —  4,086 
Loss on sale of long-lived assets and intangibles —  —  (38) (64)
Gain on Lease Modification/Termination (3) —  (56)
Other gain (loss) 239  61  475  (55)
Other gain (loss), net $ 920  $ 107  $ 4,559  $ 29