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Course of the Year


Application deadline set for August 16, 2021! 

It is that time of year to begin working on your nominations for the NGCOA New England Chapter Course of the Year Award for 2022.   Take this opportunity to gain significant promotions if your course earns the award- 

* Recognition within New England,  
* Recognition within the Northeast,
* and possible National Recognition.  

That's is the kind of publicity everyone wants for their club.  Watch your social media explode as members brag about the award.  

Note, your facility MUST be a member of the NEGCOA to apply (click here for an application form) or call of our office and we can process it over the phone  -- then you can consider applying next year.

Some great things came out of 2020 despite Covid and the pandemic.  Golf Courses were hopping and owners and operators were doing everything they could to provide a safe environment for their staff and customers alike.  Every day new rules were in place and clubs were making changes on the fly.   But all of that didn't stop our courses from competing for the Course of the Year award.  During the 2020 Virtual NEGCOA Annual Meeting and Conference it was announced that Spring Meadows Golf Club in Gray, Maine was the winner.  The club went on to be the Region 1 finalist for the National honors (falling short of the big win).  You can view their Final 4 video below.    Congratulations to the Pollard Family and their staff!!!  A well deserved win.



The award recognizes four key components of the facility's operation including: 

  • Exceptional Quality of the Course
  • Exceptional Quality of Ownership and Management
  • Outstanding Contribution to the Local Community
  • Significant Contributions to the Game.

During the 2019 NEGCOA Annual Meeting, Old Siasconset Golf Club was awarded the chapter prize.  Truly a "David" among the "Goliaths" in the running and a reminder of golf from years ago.


In 2015, our chapter winner, 
Atkinson Resort and Country Club, went on to win the NGCOA's 2015 National Golf Course of the Year Award!


Making it to the Final 4 and beyond means that the NGCOA will produce a video to share at the National Awards Dinner.  In recent years, Spring Meadows GC, Old Siasconset GCGreatHorse,  Manchester Country Club Miacomet Golf CourseAtkinson Resort and Country Club, and TPC Boston all made it to the Final 4.  Here are videos of our member clubs.  







What does an application look like from a National Winner??  

You can see a copy of Atkinson Resort and Country Club's application by clicking here.  

It is important to tell your story.  What makes your facility or your ownership stand out from others?  Do not hold back - tell us what makes you special.  Remember you don't necessarily have to be a powerhouse.  Include great photos to help sell yourself.

To apply for this award, a course must be a member of the NEGCOA (Join today by clicking here!).  Past winners must wait 7 years before applying again.  Not currently a member?   Consider joining today!

COY application  can be obtained here:    Word Doc   or  .PDF

COY Applications for the 2021 Award are now due on Monday, August 16, 2021. The winner will be notified in October and announced at our Annual Meeting in November. Applications must be provided in electronic form - and emailed to Elaine Gebhardt - [email protected].