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Access the NEW 2024 Golf Industry Compensation & Benefits Report and other industry trends (benefits of membership!) 

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Latest Discussions

  • We are renovating our course, and have changed some hole layouts and added forward tees. The course had been abandoned for one season. It still shows ...

  • To limit your liability from pedestrians being injured by a golf ball, appropriate signage stating a warning and your policy should be placed at all entry ...

  • Hello All: We have a similar problem with homeowners who rent out their houses as vacation rentals. They do not warn their guests that the course is off ...

  • Sally: We've had similar issues over the years. It has taken us several years of diligence to reduce the number of non-golfers accessing the property. ...


  • Just Released: Independent Contractors in the Golf Industry — Navigating the Department of Labor’s R

    NGCOA is pleased to offer its members its latest white paper, Independent Contractors in the Golf Industry — Navigating the Department of Labor’s Rule for 2024 and Beyond. This publication explores how the new rule affects golf course businesses and the ... More
  • NGCOA Welcomes 2024-2026 Board Officers and Directors!

    Board Officers Cathy Harbin, PGA/LPGA, President Pine Ridge Golf Course, Paris, TX Whitey O'Malley, Vice President Saddleback Golf Club, Firestone, CO Jeff Hoag, Treasurer Scott Lake Country Club, Comstock Park, MI Gaylord Schaap, Secretary Northwood ... More