National Golf Course Owners Association

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NGCOA Champions Circle

This initiative raises financial support to provide resources to fight the growing litigation against courses and our industry.

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Smart Buy Marketplace

Take advantage of discounts, rebates and exclusive deals through NGCOA’s official purchasing program.

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Learn About Our Events

Attend NGCOA, affiliate and industry events for business-critical education and networking.

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NGCOA Info Centers

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NGCOA supports and advances your business through resources and representation on Capitol Hill.

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Real Estate

Education, resources and more related to buying and selling golf courses.

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Virtual training programs and best practices to reduce high-turnover and improve mid-level management productivity.

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

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Reviews, research and analysis on current and future golf technology.

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Initiatives and activities to attract new and returning customers... and increase your bottom line.

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Golf Business May 2024

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  • NGCOA Names Golf Pro Payments the “Official Merchant Processing Partner of the NGCOA”

    The NGCOA is pleased to partner with Golf Pro Payments, a credit card processing and payment technology company designed for golf facilities. As the “Official Merchant Processing Partner of the NGCOA” and an NGCOA Smart Buy Marketplace partner, Golf Pro Payments will provide NGCOA ... More
  • 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