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[2022-06-30] NGCOA Partners with Hilco Golf Advisors 

06-30-2022 04:44

NGCOA Members Benefit from HGA’s Experience and Expertise When Buying and Selling Golf Course Properties

Charleston, S.C. (June 30, 2022) - The National Golf Course Owners Association (NGCOA), the trade association dedicated exclusively to golf course ownership and operations, is pleased to announce its latest corporate partnership with Hilco Golf Advisors, a Division of Hilco Real Estate Sales.

Through this new relationship, Hilco Golf Advisors (HGA) will serve as the ”Official Real Estate Advisor of the NGCOA,” which will include sponsoring the new NGCOA Real Estate Center. HGA will provide online and broadcast real estate-related educational content, valuable resources and proven best practices to help current and future golf course owners make more informed decisions and get the highest return on their property investments.

“NGCOA has been working to expand our resources for our members within the real estate side of golf. Not only is Hilco Golf Advisors supporting the work we do at NGCOA, but they are also offering expertise to our membership base,” said Jay Karen, NGCOA CEO. “The considerations in the buy-sell aspect of our industry are many and considerable. Our member owners will benefit from the education and resources this important partnership brings.”

HGA will also be recognized as an “NGCOA Executive Partner” and become a multi-year Participating Sponsor of NGCOA’s annual Golf Business Conference and the Multi-Course & Resort Operators Retreat. This partnership will support ongoing education and initiative to help NGCOA members run a better business.

“We are honored to partner with the NGCOA in this unprecedented time within the golf industry,” said Ryan Rafter, Managing Director, HGA. “As the golf and resort landscape continues to rapidly evolve, we look forward to providing members with our disposition, acquisition and capital solutions. We are confident that our unique perspective and processes within the real estate and finance sectors will provide a valuable resource for owners as they navigate the many opportunities and challenges ahead.”

About the National Golf Course Owners Association
The NGCOA is the leading authority on the business of golf course ownership and management. The association represents and promotes the interests of golf courses as the principal businesses and economic assets of the game of golf. The not-for-profit organization is the only trade association dedicated exclusively to golf course owners and operators. Through advocacy, education and information resources, purchasing programs and networking opportunities, the NGCOA helps golf course owners and operators run more successful businesses. For more information or to join, visit or call 800-933-4262.

About Hilco Real Estate Sales
Hilco Real Estate Sales (HRE), a Hilco Global company ( headquartered in Northbrook, Illinois (USA), is a national provider of strategic real estate disposition services. Acting as an agent or principal, HRE uses its vast experience to advise and execute strategies to assist clients in deriving the maximum value from their real estate assets. Leveraging its aggressive repositioning and restructuring experience, the team implements multi-faceted sales strategies and techniques, and accesses its vast and motivated network of buyers and sellers with substantial capital to benefit its clients. HRE exceeds expectations even in the most complex transactions. For more information, please visit

Media Contact: Renee Flowers, Senior Director of Marketing and Communications, NGCOA,

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