Golf Industry Compensation & Benefits Report

compensation and benefitsThe 2020 Golf Industry Compensation & Benefits Report is an important service provided by the National Golf Course Owners Association to its members. The information contained in this report will represent the most complete, accurate and up-to-date compensation data in the golf course industry.

The NGCOA and professional research and consulting firm Industry Insights are currently collecting compensation and benefit information from NGCOA members. When complete, the report will be available to NGCOA members via electronic download. For more information on the survey or the report, please contact Jay Andersen, NGCOA Director of Membership, at or 843-471-2736.

The report is designed to allow NGCOA members to easily compare compensation levels and benefit policies with their peers. The data will be aggregated in the following primary and secondary groupings so facilities can compare their own data to the results of similar operations. These aggregations include:

Primary Aggregations

  • All Respondents

  • Private Facilities Only

  • Public-Access Facilities Only

Secondary Aggregations
By Number of Golf Holes

  • None

  • 9 Holes

  • 18 Holes

  • 27 Holes

  • 36 Holes

  • More than 36 Holes

By Type of Facility

  • Golf Course or Golf Club

  • Country Club

  • City/Athletic Club

  • Tennis

  • Yacht Club

  • Other

By Facility Classification

  • Private, member-owned

  • Private, investor-owned

  • Semi-private

  • Daily Fee

  • Resort

  • Municipal/Military

By Annual Gross Revenue

  • Less than $2 Million

  • $2 to $3.5 Million

  • $3.5 to $5 Million

  • $5 to $7.5 Million

  • More than $7.5 Million

By Geographic Region (U.S. Census)

  • Northeast

  • Middle Atlantic

  • South Atlantic

  • East North Central

  • South Central

  • West North Central

  • Mountain

  • Pacific

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