Awards


Each year, the NGCOA honors the most outstanding members and industry professionals of the past year. These individuals and businesses have helped preserve the tradition of the game while embracing the challenges and opportunities of the golf business.


Award recipients were honored before and during NGCOA's annual (and virtual this year) Golf Business Conference 2021, January 25-27. For a list of past award winners, click here.

The 2021 nomination process is now closed. For any inquiries regarding NGCOA Awards, please contact Jay Andersen, Director of Membership at jandersen@ngcoa.org.

    Jemsek National Course of the Year

    This award recognizes an NGCOA member golf course that epitomizes exceptional course quality and management excellence, while making important contributions to their communities and the game.

    Don Rossi Award

    This award is given for significant and long-lasting contribution to the NGCOA and its members.


    Paul Porter Award

    This award recognizes a NGCOA member who left an enduring mark on a chapter or international affiliate through the highest level of commitment, service and leadership.


    Jemsek Regional Courses of the Year

    This award recognizes an NGCOA member golf course that epitomizes exceptional course quality and management excellence, while making important contributions to their communities and the game.


    Champion Award

    This award is bestowed upon individuals who, or entities which, have succeeded in working on behalf of a group of owners – locally, regionally, nationally or internationally – and have garnered significant victory for our members.


    Player Development Award
    This award is bestowed upon an NGCOA member golf course, entity or individual which has implemented true and tested player development programs, providing effective return-on-investment and an overall welcoming atmosphere for new golfers of all ages.



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