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A Publication of the National Golf Foundation

Questions, Answers and Insights for Everyone Interested in the Business of Golf

Course owners

Troon’s Transition

Dana Garmany has created a legacy of success during almost 30 years leading Troon Golf and now turns over the reins to the world’s largest golf management company to Tim Schantz.

3 min read

One Hole at a Time

One of the oft-repeated problems affecting participation is the time it takes to play. A...

5 min read

Inside an $11 Million Maui Makeover

Maui’s Plantation Course is shutting down for a nine-month renovation in February. In the short...

3 min read

Driving Revenues with New Approaches

With the success of Topgolf and the increasing consumption of golf in non-traditional formats, many...

5 min read

Troon’s Transition

Dana Garmany has created a legacy of success during almost 30 years leading Troon Golf and now turns over the reins to the world’s largest golf management company to Tim Schantz.

3 min read

One Hole at a Time

One of the oft-repeated problems affecting participation is the time it takes to play. A number of companies have introduced systems that allow golfers to pay by the hole. It’s a way for golfers to potentially squeeze in some golf when they have a window. For facilities, it’s a chance to boost incremental revenue. So, are these “solutions” gaining traction?

5 min read

Inside an $11 Million Maui Makeover

Maui’s Plantation Course is shutting down for a nine-month renovation in February. In the short term, the Kapalua Resort will lose out on almost 30,000 rounds, approximately $8 million in playing fees and even more in retail and food & beverage revenue. Here’s a behind-the-scenes look at the decision-making process at one of the flagship public facilities in the Troon Golf portfolio.

3 min read

Driving Revenues with New Approaches

With the success of Topgolf and the increasing consumption of golf in non-traditional formats, many golf course operators are seeking ways to re-create the atmosphere and excitement that these off-course venues provide. Here’s a closer look inside one example that’s engaging more customers while beefing up the bottom line.

5 min read

Municipal Golf’s High-Water Mark

There may be no better time to be a municipal golfer. The NGF’s recently-released 2018 Golf Facilities in the U.S. report counts a record number of 2,497 municipal courses in the U.S.

4 min read

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