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About the NGCOA
At the heart of the great game of golf are great golf courses. After all, what would the game of golf be without the playing field —golf courses?
People with vision, drive, determination and a love of the game build golf's playing fields. Golf course owners — whether they are a part of a corporate structure, operating many courses or a family business operating one course — are the heart of the golf business.
And the National Golf Course Owners association provides owners with the tools they need to succeed in the complex and competitive golf business. Their success ensures that the playing fields continue to meet the demands of passionate golfers across the globe.
TO ENHANCE THE LIVES OF GOLF COURSE OWNERS BY MAKING THEIR BUSINESS MORE PROFITABLE, MORE EFFICIENT, BETTER MANAGED AND MORE STABLE.
In 1971, Don Rossi (then President of the National Golf Foundation) got a group of owners of public access golf courses together to consider forming an association to represent golf course owners' interests. The group operated under the wing of the NGF until 1979 when the owners decided to become independent and call themselves the National Association of Public Golf Courses. From 1984 until 1990, the association, called Golf Course Association, was headquartered in Minnesota. In August, 1990 the GCA moved to Charleston, South Carolina and changed its name to the National Golf Course Owners Association.
- To consider the problems of operation,
management, and promotion of golf by profit-oriented, tax-paying owners and
operators of golf courses.
- To promote activities designed to increase
the efficiency of golf courses and golf-related operations.
- To promote cooperation and the exchange of
ideas among members.
- To cooperate with others who support the purposes and goals of the association.
To learn more about the NGCOA please visit our membership section of our site for more detailed information on our organization.