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Association Awards:
Recipient List

Each year the National Golf Course Owners Association honors the most outstanding members of the past year. These individuals and organizations have helped preserve the tradition of the game while embracing the challenges and opportunities of the golf business. 

Below is a list of previous award recipients.

Lifetime Achievement Award
The Lifetime Achievement Award acknowledges an individual who has made significant achievements in the world of golf.

2010 Ken Venturi
2011 David Leadbetter

Award of Merit
The Award of Merit is the NGCOA’s longest-running award and is designated for long-term and significant contributions to the game of golf. 

1983 Calvin Peete
1984 Kathy Whitworth
1985 Bob Hope
1986 Jack Kidwell
1987 Chi Chi Rodriguez
1988 David Hueber, NGF
1989 Nancy Lopez
1990 CBS Sports, Neal Pilson
1991 Paul Runyan
1992 PGA Tour, Deane Beaman
1993 Gary Wiren
1994 Robert Dedman
1995 Peggy Kirk Bell
1996 USGA
1997 Robert Trent Jones
1998 Patty Berg
1999 Bing Crosby
2000 GCSAA
2001 Judy Bell
2002 Arnold Palmer
2003 Gary Player
2004 PGA of America
2005 Tim Finchem
2006 The Golf Channel
2007 Jim Flick
2008 Ruffin Beckwith
2009 Dedman Family
2010 The First Tee
2011 N/A
2012 Ronald Schiavone
2013 Billy Casper
2014 Jack Nicklaus
2015 Greg Norman
2016 Darius Rucker
2017 David Price

Don Rossi Award
The Don Rossi Award is given for significant and long-lasting contribution to the NGCOA. 

1991 Bailey Trull
1992 Scott Krause
1993 Gibson Lunt
1994 Fred Tingle
1995 Cecil McKay
1996 Vince Alfonso, Jr.
1997 Peter Trenchard
1998 The Scott Family
1999 Michael Muetzel
2000 Curt Walker
2001 Mark Seabrook
2002 Jerry Hollingsworth
2003 Clay Brittain
2004 NGCOA Founding Members
2005 Bill Stine
2006 Walter Lankau, Jr.
2007 Marcel Welling
2008 Larry Giustina
2009 Henry DeLozier
2010 Meriam Leeke
2011 Dan Clark
2012 Jeff Hoag
2013 Jim Hinckley
2014 Mike Hughes
2015 Anne Lyndrup
2016 Bill Aragona
2017 Linda Rogers

The Jemsek Award for Golf Course Excellence
The Jemsek Award honors the world’s top golf courses, which are widely known for superior quality, having hosted major amateur and professional tournaments and for being venues to which golfers travel from far and wide.  Jemsek Award winners are industry greats that represent to the golfing and non-golfing public the pinnacle of achievement as outstanding venues. 

1996 Cog Hill #4 (Dubsdread)
1997 Pinehurst #2
1998 Willow Glen at Singing Hills
1999 Pebble Beach Golf Links
2000 The Ocean Course at Kiawah Island
2001 Pine Needles Lodge and Golf Club
2002 Bay Hill Club and Lodge
2003 Whistling Straits
2004 Pasatiempo
2005 Harbour Town Golf Links
2006 Bandon Dunes in Bandon, OR
2007 Kapalua Resort, Lahaina, Hawaii
2008 Muirfield Village
2009 TPC Sawgrass
2010 Firestone Country Club, Akron, OH
2011 Congressional Country Club
2012 Monterey Peninsula
2013 The Homestead Resort, Cascades Course
2014 Troon North Golf Club
2015 Seaside Course, Sea Island, GA
2016 TPC Boston, Boston, MA
2017 Augusta National, Augusta, GA

Paul Porter Award
The Paul Porter Award was established to recognize an NGCOA member who left an enduring mark on a national or international affiliate through the highest level of commitment, service and leadership. The honor was given posthumously to Porter, the late CEO of Poppy Holding, Inc. and the Northern California Golf Assoc., who passed away in September of 2006.

2007 Paul Porter
2008 Ray Finch
2009 Jim Scott
2010 Beryl Artz
2011 Roy Clark
2012 Del Ratcliffe
2013 David “Rock” Lucas
2014 Tom Kern
2016 Terry Sedalik
2017 Kate Moore

Champion Award
The Champion Award is bestowed upon individuals who or entities which have succeeded in working on behalf of a group of owners – locally, regionally, nationally or internationally – and have garnered through a significant victory for our members.  Examples would be legislative or regulatory successes, the creation of an indispensable benefit for NGCOA members or a public relations breakthrough that elevates the role of the course owner. 

Past Recipients:
2003 Pennsylvania Golf Course Owners, Maryland Golf Course Owners Association
2004 Steve Brubaker, The World Golf Foundation, Curt Walker
2005 George Hilliard
2006 New Jersey, Indiana, Nevada, South Carolina Golf Course Owners Associations
2007 Bob Twomey, New Jersey Golf Course Owners Association
2008 Kate Moore, Michigan Golf Course Owners Association
2009 Dudley Darling and Bob MacDonald
2010 Charlie Birney, Del Ratcliffe, Ted Horton and the California Alliance for Golf
2011 Linda Rodgers and John Dodge
2012 Terry Sedalik
2013 Hank Johnson
2014 Marcel Welling
2015 WE ARE GOLF
2015 Dynamic Revenue Services
2016 Raspberry Golf Trail
2017 Sen. Dean Heller (Nevada), Rep. Mike Kelly (Pennsylvania), Sen. Debbie Stabenow (Michigan), Rep. Mike Thompson (California), Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, Nevada Attorney General Adam Laxalt

Player Development Award
This prestigious award recognizes an NGCOA member course, entity or individual who throughout the year has implemented the most successful player development program, providing effective return-on-investment and an overall welcoming atmosphere for new and returning golfers of all ages. The recipient of this award must be well rounded in offering programs that encourage non-golfers to come to the course, new golfers to come back to the course and beginning golfers to raise their level of play to core golfer.

2004 Dubsdread Courses; The Golf Club at Cinco Ranch
2005 Fox Hills Golf and Banquet Center; Stow Acres Country Club; Cresta Verde Golf Club
2006 Button Hole Short Course; Celebration Golf Club; ProjectGAIN; River Ridge Golf Club; TPC at River Highland
2007 Cyprian Keyes; Carson Valley; Los Lagos/Rancho del Pueblo
2008 Gull Lake View
2009 Golf Course at Incline Village, NV
2010 Juday Creek Golf Course, Granger IN
2011 The Woodlands Golf Performance Center, owned and operated by Sequoia Golf
2012 Michigan Golf League Championship Committee
2013 Broken Tee Golf Course, Englewood, CO
2014 Coral Ridge Country Club, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
2015 Broken Tee Golf Course, Englewood, CO
2016 Fox Hills Golf and Banquet Center, Plymouth, MI
2017 Ak Chin Southern Dunes Golf Club, Maricopa, AZ

The Course of the Year Award
The Course of the Year Award honors a member demonstrating four criteria: exceptional quality of the course, exceptional quality of ownership and management, outstanding contribution to its community, and significant contribution to the game. The Course of the Year Award winners come from the NGCOA’s core membership, which make an outstanding contribution to the game of golf in their markets, and are model operations to their peers.

2003 Fox Hills Golf and Banquet Center in Plymouth, MI
2004 World Tour Golf Links in Myrtle Beach, SC
2005 Saratoga National Golf Club of Saratoga Springs, NY
2006 Pebble Beach in Carmel, Cali.
2007 The Legends Golf Club in Prior Lake, Minn.
2008 Reynolds Plantation, Georgia
2009 Resort Club at Grande Dunes, Myrtle Beach, SC
2010 Industry Hills Golf Club at Pacific Palms, Industry Hills, CA
2011 Hidden Valley Golf Club in Norco, CA
2012 Scott Lake Country Club in Comstock Park, MI
2013 Oak Quarry Golf Club in Riverside, CA
2014 The Clubs of Cordillera Ranch, TX
2015 Atkinson Resort, Atkinson, NH
2016 Forest Dunes, Roscommon, MI
2017 The Pete Dye Course at French Lick Resort, French Lick, IN

Chapter Course of the Year Award

2008 California Golf Course of the Year - Stevinson Ranch Golf Club
2008 Charleston Golf Course of the Year - Cougar Point Golf Club
2008 Florida Golf Course of the Year - Old Corkscrew Golf Club
2008 Georgia Golf Course of the Year - Reynolds Plantation (99 holes)
2008 Indiana Golf Course of the Year - Prairie View Golf Club
2008 Lowcountry Golf Course of the Year - Hilton Head National Golf Club (27 holes)
2008 Michigan Golf Course of the Year - Bay Harbor Golf Club (27 holes)
2008 Midwest Golf Course of the Year - The Wilds Golf Club
2008 Myrtle Beach Area Golf Course of the Year - Wachesaw Plantation East
2008 Nevada Golf Course of the Year - Incline Village Golf Courses
2008 New Jersey Golf Course of the Year - Forsgate Country Club (36 holes)
2008 New York Golf Course of the Year - Orchard Creek Golf Club
2008 Ohio Golf Course of the Year - Mohican Hills Golf Club
2008 Pennsylvania Golf Course of the Year - Birdsfoot Golf Club
2008 Sandhills Golf Course of the Year - Tobacco Road Golf Club
2008 Wisconsin Golf Course of the Year - SentryWorld

2009 California Golf Course of the Year -Tustin Ranch Golf Club
2009 Charleston Colf Course of the Year -Pine Forest Country Club
2009 Georgia Golf Course of the Year - Barnsley Gardens Resort
2009 Indiana Golf Course of the Year - Juday Creek Golf Course
2009 Lowcountry Golf Course of the Year - Heron Point Golf Club
2009 Michigan Golf Course of the Year - Oakland Hills Country Club
2009 Midwest Golf Course of the Year - Brackett's Crossing
2009 Myrtle Beach Golf Course of the Year - Resort Club at Grande Dunes
2009 Nevada Golf Course of the Year - Cascata Golf Club
2009 New England Golf Course of the Year - The Oaks Golf Links
2009 New Jersey Golf Course of the Year - Greenacres Country Club
2009 Ohio Golf Course of the Year - Colonial Golfers Club
2009 Pennsylvania - East Golf Course of the Year - Honeybrook Golf Club
2009 South Carolina Golf Course of the Year - The Resort Club at Grande Dunes
2009 Wisconsin Golf Course of the Year - The Golf Courses of Lawsonia

2010 California Golf Course of the Year - Industry Hills Golf Club at Pacific Palms
2010 Colorado Golf Course of the Year - Harmony Club
2010 Florida Golf Course of the Year - Coral Ridge
2010 Georgia Golf Course of the Year - River Pines
2010 Indiana Golf Course of the Year - Hawthorne Golf & Country Club
2010 Michigan Golf Course of the Year - Crystal Mountain
2010 Midwest Golf Course of the Year - Ridges at Sand Creek
2010 Nevada Golf Course of the Year - Siena Golf Club
2010 New England Golf Course of the Year - Granite Links
2010 New Jersey Golf Course of the Year - Atlantic City Country Club
2010 Ohio Golf Course of the Year - River Greens
2010 Pennsylvania - East Golf Course of the Year - Wyncote Golf Club
2010 Pennsylvania - West Golf Course of the Year - Birdsfoot
2010 Sandhills Golf Course of the Year - Seven Lakes Country Club
2010 South Carolina Golf Course of the Year - Arthur Hills Course at Palmetto Dunes Resort
2010 Wisconsin Golf Course of the Year - Sentry World

2011 California Golf Course of the Year - Hidden Valley Golf Club
2011 Charleston Golf Course of the Year - Legend Oaks Golf Club
2011 Georgia Golf Course of the Year - Eagle's Landing Country Club
2011 Indiana Golf Course of the Year - Walnut Creek Golf Complex
2011 Lowcountry Golf Course of the Year - Crescent Pointe Golf Club
2011 Michigan Golf Course of the Year - Gull Lake View Golf Club & Resort
2011 Midwest Golf Course of the Year - Keller Golf Course
2011 Myrtle Beach Golf Course of the - Year Founders Club at Pawleys Island
2011 Nevada Golf Course of the Year - Thunder Canyon
2011 New England Golf Course of the Year - Meadow Creek Golf Club
2011 New Jersey Golf Course of the Year - Trump National Golf Club - Bedminster
2011 Ohio Golf Course of the Year - Windmill Lakes Golf Club
2011 Pennsylvania - East Golf Course of the Year - Talamore Country Club
2011 Sandhills Golf Course of the Year - Seven Lakes Country Club
2011 South Carolina Golf Course of the - Year Legend Oaks Golf Club
2011 Wisconsin Golf Course of the Year - Whistling Straits

2012 Indiana Golf Course of the Year - Pete Dye Course at French Lick
2012 Michigan Golf Course of the Year - Scott Lake Country Club
2012 Midwest Golf Course of the Year - Rush Creek Golf Course
2012 Nevada Golf Course of the Year - Southern Highlands Golf Club
2012 New England Golf Course of the Year - Renaissance Golf Club
2012 New Jersey Golf Course of the Year - Metedeconk National Golf Club
2012 Ohio Golf Course of the Year - River Greens Golf Course
2012 Pennsylvania Golf Course of the Year - Tanglewood Manor Golf Club
2012 Sandhills Golf Course of the Year - Seven Lakes Country Club
2012 Charleston Golf Course of the Year - The Links at Stono Ferry
2012 South Carolina Golf Course of the Year - The Links at Stono Ferry
2012 Wisconsin Golf Course of the Year - The Bull at Pinehurst Farms

2013 California Golf Course of the Year - Oak Quarry Golf Club    
2013 Charleston Golf Course of the Year - The Ocean Course at Kiawah Island Golf Resort
2013 Indiana Golf Course of the Year - StonyCreek Golf Club    
2013 Lowcountry Golf Course of the Year - Heron Point by Pete Dye at Sea Pines Resort       
2013 Michigan Golf Course of the Year - The Bear at Grand Traverse Resort & Spa             
2013 Midwest Golf Course of the Year - The Wilderness at Fortune Bay 
2013 Myrtle Beach Golf Course of the Year - The Dunes Golf & Beach Club    
2013 Nevada Golf Course of the Year - Montreux Golf & Country Club 
2013 New England Golf Course of the Year - Wachusett Country Club              
2013 New Jersey Golf Course of the Year - Trump National Golf Club            
2013 Ohio Golf Course of the Year - Broadview Golf Course
2013 Pennsylvania Golf Course of the Year - Foxchase Golf Club        
2013 Sandhills Golf Course of the Year - Talamore Golf Resort    
2013 South Carolina Golf Course of the Year - The Ocean Course at Kiawah Island Golf Resort
2013 Virginia Golf Course of the Year - Kinloch Golf Club             
2013 Wisconsin Golf Course of the Year - Geneva National Golf Club     

2014 California Golf Course of the Year - Los Serranos Golf & Country Club
2014 Charleston Golf Course of the Year - The Country Club of Charleston
2014 Georgia Golf Course of the Year - Rivermont Country Club
2014 Indiana Golf Course of the Year - Prestwick Country Club
2014 Lowcountry Golf Course of the Year - Hampton Hall Club
2014 Michigan Golf Course of the Year - Sycamore Hills Golf Club
2014 Midwest Golf Course of the Year - Oneka Ridge Golf Course
2014 Myrtle Beach Golf Course of the Year - The Dye Club at Barefoot Resort
2014 New England Golf Course of the Year - Miacomet Golf Course
2014 New Jersey Golf Course of the Year - The Ridge at Back Brook
2014 Ohio Golf Course of the Year - Tam O'Shanter Golf Course
2014 Pennsylvania Golf Course of the Year - Broad Run Golfers Club
2014 Village of Pinehurst Area Golf Course of the Year - Legacy Golf Links
2014 South Carolina Golf Course of the Year - The Dye Club at Barefoot Resort
2014 Wisconsin Golf Course of the Year - Lake Arrowhead Golf Course    

2015 California Golf Course of the Year - Haggin Oaks Golf Complex
2015 Charleston Golf Course of the Year - Coosaw Creek Country Club
2015 Georgia Golf Course of the Year - Currahee
2015 Indiana Golf Course of the Year - Sultan’s Run
2015 Lowcountry Golf Course of the Year - The George Fazio Golf Course at Palmetto Dunes Resort
2015 Michigan Golf Course of the Year - Shanty Creek Resorts
2015 Midwest Golf Course of the Year - Oak Glen Course
2015 Myrtle Beach Golf Course of the Year - Moorelands Course at Legends Golf Resort
2015 New England Golf Course of the Year - Atkinson Resort and Country Club
2015 New Jersey Golf Course of the Year - Hawk Pointe Golf Club
2015 Pennsylvania Golf Course of the Year - Makefield Highlands Golf Course
2015 Village of Pinehurst Area Golf Course of the Year - Tobacco Road Golf Club
2015 South Carolina Golf Course of the Year - The George Fazio Golf Course at Palmetto Dunes Resort
2015 Wisconsin Golf Course of the Year - Erin Hills Golf Course   

2016 California Golf Course of the Year - Indian Hills Golf Resort
2016 Charleston Golf Course of the Year - RiverTowne Country Club
2016 Indiana Golf Course of the Year - Purgatory Golf Club
2016 Lowcountry Golf Course of the Year - Heron Point at Sea Pines Resort
2016 Michigan Golf Course of the Year - Forest Dunes Golf Club
2016 Midwest Golf Course of the Year - Pheasant Acres Golf Club
2016 Myrtle Beach Golf Course of the Year - River Oaks Golf Plantation
2016 New England Golf Course of the Year - TPC Boston
2016 New Jersey Golf Course of the Year - Ballyowen Golf Club
2016 Pennsylvania Golf Course of the Year - Conley Resort
2016 Village of Pinehurst Area Golf Course of the Year - Carolina Trace Country Club
2016 South Carolina Golf Course of the Year - Heron Point at Sea Pines Resort
2016 Wisconsin Golf Course of the Year - Whistling Straits

2017 Arizona Golf Course of the Year - Wickenburg Ranch
2017 California Golf Course of the Year - Poppy Hills Golf Course
2017 Indiana Golf Course of the Year - Pete Dye Course at French Lick
2017 Michigan Golf Course of the Year - Belvedere Golf Club
2017 Midwest Golf Course of the Year - Deer Run Golf Club
2017 Myrtle Beach Golf Course of the Year - Litchfield Country Club
2017 Nevada Golf Course of the Year - Reflection Bay Golf Club
2017 New England Golf Course of the Year - Willow Brook Golf Course
2017 New Jersey Golf Course of the Year - Canoe Brook Country Club
2017 Pennsylvania Golf Course of the Year - Wedgewood Golf Club
2017 Village of Pinehurst Area Golf Course of the Year - Tobacco Road
2017 Wisconsin Golf Course of the Year - SentryWorld

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