National Course of the Year Award
The National Course of the Year Award recognizes a golf course that epitomizes exceptional course quality and management excellence, while making important contributions to their communities and the game.
For a list of past National Course of the Year Award winners, click here.
AFFILIATE MARKET APPLICANTS: If your Affiliate awards a Affiliate Course of the Year, that Affiliate Course of the Year will automatically appear on the NGCOA Course of the Year ballot as the sole nominee from that market. Contact your Affiliate Executive Director for more details and deadlines.
NON-AFFILIATE MARKET APPLICANTS: Available to any current NGCOA members in non-Affiliate states who have been an active member for at least one year.
Applications are due November 10.
What should be included in the application?
Click here to download the application guidelines. Each application must include complete contact information and explain how your course meets the following criteria:
Exceptional Quality of the Course
Exceptional Quality of Ownership and Management
Outstanding Contribution to its Community
Significant Contribution to the Game
How do I submit an application? (Non-Affiliate Markets Only)
Four regional winners (one winner from the West, Midwest, Southeast and Northeast) will be selected by a Regional Awards Selections Committee as finalist for the national award. Finalists will then be voted on by the NGCOA Board of Directors and one winner will be selected as the National Course of the Year.
All finalists will be recognized during an Awards Ceremony at the 2018 Golf Business Conference in San Antonio, Texas. The winner will be announced at the Celebration Dinner.