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A Publication of the National Golf Foundation

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

Golf Courses

A Bay Area Public Golf Gem Emerges

The Bay Area of San Francisco is known for its exclusive private golf options and premium public facilities. In Bayland Golf Links, the area is finally getting the high-quality, affordable public option it has needed. NGF Consulting gives an inside look at a special municipal course rebirth.

5 min read

When Nine is Fine

Nine-hole courses are golf’s sandlots, a breeding ground for future golfers and a farm team of sorts for future private-club membership rolls. They often serve as the foundation for learning the game, as well as its customs and etiquette.

6 min read

Saving Municipal Golf in Detroit

Detroit has a number of outstanding public golf courses with interesting designs and history. Here are the recommendations from NGF consultants about how to save municipal golf in the Motor City.

5 min read

The $9 Billion Market Under Golfers’ Feet

The essentials needed for course preparation add up to big business. It’s why 18 turf and course suppliers can be found among the NGF GOLF 100.

6 min read

From Bunker Drainage to Irrigation, Unseen Technologies Spur Golf Course Renovations

Technological advancements aren’t just changing the equipment side of the golf industry. They’re also changing golf courses themselves.

6 min read

Golf’s Movers and Shapers – Architects are Staying Busy with Renovations

Although the building of new golf courses has slowed in recent years, here’s how architects are staying busy.

5 min read

In the Pipeline: What’s New and Next for U.S. Golf Courses Under Construction

There are places in this world where the length of the journey is quickly overshadowed by the reward of the destination.

7 min read

What’s Old is New Again – Renovations Drive Investment into Golf Courses

Across the golf industry, major renovations are the primary focus of course investment, topping $3 billion since 2006.

5 min read

Creating a Community: How Course Operators Are Connecting Golfers and Driving Business

In a competitive golf marketplace, retaining existing customers is critical. Here’s how management companies are engaging golfers.

6 min read

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