Steps for New Members

Welcome to the National Golf Course Owners Association… we're glad you're here! Here are your first five steps to make the most of your new membership, and your relationships with us and your golf business peers:

1. Bookmark NGCOA’s Website and Whitelist Our Email Address

Since you're already on our website, spend a little time exploring. First, click the red button in the top right to create your profile and set up your account information. If you haven't set your password yet, simply click the "Forgot your password?" link to reset it. Once you’re signed in, you’ll have full access to all members-only content, our private Accelerate discussion communities, special partner offers and GMS review platforms, the full membership directory and much more. Our website is intuitive, easy to navigate, updated regularly, and is fully-optimized for mobile devices! Also, please whitelist and so you don't miss any critical emails from us.

2. Participate in Accelerate

Engage in NGCOA’s members-only online networking and information-sharing platform, Accelerate. You can ask for advice, search for topics, or respond to other members’ questions within various topic communities. Every day, NGCOA members use Accelerate to learn, share and grow, and now you have access to this invaluable tool. You’ll also have access to the NGCOA Resource Library which contains documents, forms, articles and more.

3. Save money with the NGCOA Smart Buy Marketplace

NGCOA members save on products and services they use all day, every day. From agronomy to clubhouse to solutions for your back office, the NGCOA Smart Buy Marketplace provides discounted rates, rebates and value-added packages from the industry's leading golf operations suppliers. And when you’re logged in, you’ll have access to our partners’ special offers!

4. Attend NGCOA’s events, including the Golf Business Conference

Prepare your business for success, learn new and best practices, and make meaningful connections with your golf business peers by attending various NGCOA events throughout the year, including Golf Business Conference, located at the PGA Merchandise Show in Orlando. GBC is the world’s largest annual gathering of golf course owners and operators, and offers education, networking and social interactions members look forward to every year.

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5. Get education and insights with our Golf Business properties

From the latest features and news in Golf Business magazine, to enlightening interviews with owners and industry leaders in Golf Business Podcast, NGCOA brings you the best in golf industry education. You can also find recordings of our podcasts, webinars and special forums on our Golf Business LIVE Webinars and Podcasts webpage or on the NGCOA YouTube Channel. All NGCOA education is designed to help you master challenges and create a better future for your business.

One more thing... Follow NGCOA on Social Media

If you're not already following NGCOA on social media, now is the time to do it. Tag your company posts with #NGCOA so we can follow, like and share your activities on our accounts! Find us at: Linkedin, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.