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    California boasts an incredibly diverse collection of golf facilities. With some Golden State legislative challenges making national headlines, we're going to analyze these issues with Craig Kessler, SCGA's Director of Governmental Affairs, to find out what courses from coast to coast could potentially need to be on the lookout for. Don't miss Golf Business LIVE – powered by Club Caddie, hosted by Jay Karen and Don Rea, PGA.Read More

September 2021

From the CEO

Hire Me!
I understand there is a labor shortage in the service and hospitality industries across the United States, including many golf courses.Read More

Cover Stories and Features

Nonprofits find nearly 4 billion reasons to like golf courses
Practically any golfer can share at least a few reasons why he or she likes the sport. But it turns out, even a category of nongolfers have found golf to be quite worthwhile: nonprofits.Read More

The Dormie Network – Philanthropy is Part of its Culture
Every year golf facilities, mostly public but some private too, are inundated with requests from charitable organizations for donations of golf.Read More

The Win-Win of Charitable Tournament Hosting
Spot a golfer on any fairway and you know they’ve arrived there one of two ways—as an individual player or as part of a group outing.Read More

When the Supporter Becomes the Supported
Michigan Country Club Renewal is Emblematic of The CountryRead More

Case Studies

Birdie Pledge For Charities: A Bonding Tool For Members
It started out as a fun way to keep members engaged with the professional staff.Read More

New Owners, Same Mission
World’s Largest Golf Outing Survives Mergers and AcquisitionsRead More

How Payne Stewart’s Legacy Continues to Grow Golf (and Why You Should Care)
A quote from the late actress Carrie Fisher (you know her as Princess Leia from the movie “Star Wars”), goes something like this: “Take your broken heart, make it into art.”Read More

Changing Mindsets About the ‘Perfect Golf Event’
During the 2020 Year of the Pandemic, not even the perfect golf event could save all the charity tournaments that were cancelled.Read More

Silo Ridge Members Take Philanthropic Personally
Like many high-end equity clubs, the membership at New York’s Silo Ridge Field Club is a philanthropic and affluent bunch that looks forward to sharing its private club as an appealing fundraising venue for the surrounding communities.Read More

Old Kinderhook Resort, Golf Club & Spa
Missouri’s Lake of the Ozarks has evolved into a golf and vacation destination of significant allure and popularity, attracting golfers and families from all over the U.S. While it is not unusual for golf resorts to open their doors to local play and events, Old Kinderhook Resort, Golf Club & Spa has distinguished itself with the variety and ingenuity of its community outreach efforts.Read More

Clearview Legacy Foundation: A Different Model For Golf And Charity
Courses hosting events for charities are as ubiquitous in our game as balls, tees and clubs.Read More

Up Close and Personal

Timbers Kauai at Hoku’ala: Living the Aloha Spirit
Ever since executive chairman/founder David Burden started Timbers Resorts in 1999, the private company has carved a niche as the leading developer of high-end private residence clubs with a collection of properties that now spans North America, Tuscany and the Caribbean.Read More

Golf Course Real Estate Market
State of the MarketRead More

Industry News and Trends

Legacy Event Focuses On Community Healthcare
In 1928, Bobby Jones hit the first tee shot at Highland Country Club in the tiny North Carolina mountain town of the same name. It was a Donald Ross design on a plateau atop the Blueridge mountains, the highest of the Appalachian chain. At an elevation of 4,000 feet above sea level, Highland was a wonderful summer escape for Southerners in Georgia and South Carolina before the days of air conditioning.Read More

Omni Amelia Island Resort
Giving Back with PurposeRead More

ClubCorp Regional Facilities Mobilize To Help Disaster Victims
Clubs are usually vehicles for charities. You want to raise money for the local animal shelter, hold a golf outing and a silent auctionRead More

NGCOA News

Golf Industry Joins US Travel Association
The United States is home to half of the world’s golf courses and year-round opportunities to play drives billions of dollars in golf tourism each year.Read More

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