National Golf Course Owners Association

Leading the Business of Golf

latest news

NEW: 2021 Trend Reports

Latest research released from the fields of Agronomy, Marketing and Operations. Plus, watch new episodes of Golf Business LIVE

more >
Capitol Building


NGCOA supports your business with resources and representation on Capitol Hill; register now for virtual #NationalGolfDay 2021

more >
gbc22 save the date


Save the date for Golf Business Conference 2022 (#GBC22); learn about NGCOA, affiliate & industry events

more >
Capitol Building


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

more >


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

more >
smart buy suppliers

Smart Buy Marketplace

Discounts, rebates and exclusive deals through NGCOA’s purchasing program

more >
Golf Simulator


Reviews, research and analysis on current and future golf technology

more >


Employer resources, studies and news, and hiring support via PGA Career Services

more >

Upcoming Events

gbc22 logo

Golf Business Magazine

Golf Business January 2021

Latest Discussions

  • We have unique inventory for our bev cart vs our snack bar, ie 16 oz aluminum bottles for bev cart instead of 12 oz cans, etc.  Ultimately you have ...

  • Hello. I looked through archives and could not find a good thread regarding Bev Cart Operations. How do you manage this? Does anyone have a good system ...

  • Here is a link to the seminar if anyone is interested.  Click Here ------------------------------ Justin Apel Executive Director GCBAA Lincoln NE (402)476-4444 ...

  • Hello Andy,  We put in the better Billy Bunker liners in one of the 18 hole courses the White Birch at Brighton Dale Links and absolutely love the results. ...


  • Just Released: 2021 Trend Reports

    NGCOA today released three new digital publications: 2021 Agronomic Trends in Golf, 2021 Marketing Trends in Golf and 2021 Operation Trends in Golf. Details on each report can be found on the NGCOA Research Center and NGCOA members can download digital versions from the website at no cost. NGCOA’s ... More
  • NGCOA CEO Jay Karen Joins U.S. Travel Association Board of Directors

    The NGCOA is pleased to announce that Jay Karen has been appointed to the U.S. Travel Association Board of Directors. This is the first time the golf industry has been represented on the organization's board; this seat ensures that NGCOA’s industry priorities are included ... More