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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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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 ...

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    RE: Tee Markers

    If you remove the numbers, it reduces the attraction to steal. We once had a theft problem on our flags. When numbers were taken off them, the theft stopped. ...

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    Metolius Golf

    Good morning, Last week I reached out for input on course marketing on a budget as I am trying to find a replacement for ForeUP's marketing services ...

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    Tee Markers

    We are researching tee markers to replace our current ones that we have but I'm interested to see who you guys use. We use numbers instead of colored ...


  • 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