National Golf Course Owners Association

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NEW NGCOA Real Estate Center

New partner Hilco Golf Advisors provides education, resources and more related to buying and selling golf courses

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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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NGCOA brings the best education to its members and the industry. 

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NGCOA Info Centers

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Strength in numbers! Join us in Washington, DC for National Golf Day 2023, May 8-10

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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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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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October 10-11, 2023 | Las Vegas

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Latest Discussions

  • We are needing to replace our old asphalt cart paths, but the cost to do so is becoming prohibitively expensive. We are on the coast of North Carolina ...

  • Mathematically we assessed the option of "Trade times versus paying for the software" 27 hole course with six 18 hole rotations, tee sheet, pos, full ...

  • UPDATE TO THE ORIGINAL POST I have contacted ForeUp.  Apparently, we were "opted" into a trade out time without our consent.  We pay a monthly fee ...

  • Unless your contract says otherwise, tee-time trades are usually how they get paid for the software. I don't know the exact algorithm but we see that they ...


  • NGCOA Teams Up with Paylocity

    NGCOA member courses will benefit from preferred access to complete human resource and payroll platform through this expanded relationship with Paylocity, a leading provider of cloud-based human resource and payroll software solutions. These business-critical ... More
  • 2023 U.S. Ryder Cup Captain Zach Johnson to Headline the GBC23 Closing Reception

    NGCOA is pleased to announce that 2023 U.S. Ryder Cup Captain Zach Johnson will sit down with NGCOA CEO Jay Karen for a conversation and audience Q&A on Wednesday, January 25 during NGCOA’s Golf Business Conference 2023 in Orlando, FL. The NGCOA’s ... More