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Register NOW for #GBC22

Golf Business Conference 2022 returns to Orlando, Jan. 24-26; join Q&A with 2022 Award of Merit winner Annika Sorenstam!

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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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Registration is OPEN for #GBC22 in Orlando, FL; learn about other NGCOA, affiliate and industry events

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NGCOA Info Centers

Capitol Building


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

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

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Diversity & Inclusion

Information and initiatives for a more equitable and inclusive sport, including NEW Make Golf Your Thing industry-wide movement

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Golf Simulator


Reviews, research and analysis on current and future golf technology

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Capitol Building


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

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Latest Discussions

  • Burt, I have been keeping track of properties for sale across the country - the average is 1.05X to 1.10X of annual gross.  2020 was an anomaly - ...

  • I was curious about that myself, so I posed the question to Larry Hirsh of Golf Property Analysts. Here is his response, with his permission: “Good question ...

  • William, If you have not looked at the 2020-2021 Compensation and benefits study I would suggest you start there. This will help you better understand ...

  • Can anyone direct me to a current source to determine what the industry shift has been over the past couple (COVID) years with course valuations? ------------------------------ ...


  • NGCOA Announces 2022 Award Winners

    Each year, the NGCOA recognizes the most outstanding members of the past year, and the individuals and organizations that have helped preserve the tradition of the game while embracing the challenges and opportunities of the golf business. Read the official release here and ... More
  • Annika Sorenstam to Receive 2022 Award of Merit from the National Golf Course Owners Association

    NGCOA is pleased to announce Annika Sorenstam as the recipient of its 2022 Award of Merit, the organization’s most prestigious award, which recognizes long-term and significant contributions to the game of golf. Annika will accept the award, and then ... More