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Steps and typical length of time from preparation to sale 

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Documents and tools related to golf course real estate

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From Golf Business LIVE with Michael Williams — Thinking of buying a golf course? Are you trying to operate in an environmentally-conscious manner? California course owners (and NGCOA members) Pamela and Randy Dreyfuss explain their "net-zero" operating goals in reducing carbon emissions – all while taking advantage of tax credits and other federal incentives that some may not be aware of. 

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  • By Larry Hirsh, President, Golf Property Analysts    A few weeks back, I wrote about establishing a strategy for selling your golf course. Many of our clients chose to wait, seeking to find the top of the market. That time may have ...

  • As seen in Golf Business November/December 2022  By Scott Kauffman, Contributor, Golf Business   In the most recent “U.S. Golf Economy Report” commissioned and released by the World Golf Foundation, in 2016, there were 3,272 golf facilities ...

  • As seen in Golf Business September/October 2022  By Scott Kauffman, Contributor, Golf Business Magazine: Since the onset of the coronavirus outbreak in Spring 2020, U.S. golf facility owners and operators have been one of the few ...

  • By Larry Hirsh, President, Golf Property Analysts Member owned private clubs rarely focus on the market value of the club in favor of a focus on balancing the budget. Despite what many think, private clubs often ...

  • Featured Article of the Month GGP/Biz is a new NGCOA Smart Buy Marketplace partner! NGCOA members, click here to take advantage of a savings of more than 50% on a GGP/Biz annual subscription so you can enjoy more insightful stories like this!  By ...

Real Estate Center Pulse Spotlight

2 in 3 course owners agree that "golf facilities need to focus more on providing alternative options to the traditional 18 hole round..."
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So, You Want To Own A Golf Course?

owners_guide_cover_with_shadow_1000px.jpgNGCOA's comprehensive 'So, You Want to Own a Golf Course?' provides foundational knowledge related to golf course ownership to those who may be considering it. New or aspiring owners can only benefit from advice from those who, in many cases, learned the hard way what did or did not work. Those interested in this guide can CLICK HERE to download.