Attention   COVID – 19 INFORMATION
Midwest Golf Course Owners Association strongly recommends a conservative position in regards to operating your golf course for play.  If the executive orders from your governmental agencies require certain social distancing practices for your food and beverage operation or in cases where the orders are not clear, we recommend be conservative. Health safety first for Employees and Customers!!

Midwest Golf Course Owners Association recommends visiting the Small Business Administration Website to access emergency capital to keep you operation on sound financial footing – Complete the online forms – Use the link below:

Do Not Delay submitting your application!!!!

Please find links to excellent information from the National Golf Course Owners Association regarding Golf Course Operations, if you elect to remain open or when you do open:

Please find an link on national resources from the PGA of America:
Preparing for COVID-19 in the Workplace

Emergency Loan Program for Minnesota Small Businesses

Executive Order 20-15 directs DEED to create a Small Business Emergency Loan Program by making available $30 million from special revenue funds. These dollars will be used by DEED’s lender network to make loans of between $2,500 and $35,000 for qualifying small businesses. The loans will be 50% forgivable, and offered at a 0% interest rate. If other financing becomes available to small businesses that received an emergency loan, such as federal funding, the emergency loan must be repaid. These emergency loans will be made by an existing network of lenders DEED works with across the state. Depending on the size of the loans offered to businesses, DEED estimates this emergency loan program will provide needed resources to between 1,200 and 5,000 businesses. DEED expects loan applications will available later this week through our lender network. Minnesota small businesses should send questions about this emergency loan program to ELP@state.mn.us.

Use the link below to access the full press release and information on how to receive this emergency capital:

Use the link below to access the full listing of resources for your business as well as your employees:  View entire list

Midwest Golf Course Owners Association will provide updates as new information becomes available.   Please be Safe – Please be Healthy – There will be many more opportunities for all us in the future.


The Midwest Golf Course Owners Association (MWGCOA) is a chapter of the National Golf Course Owners Association ngcoa.org.  Both entities operate to assist golf course owners and operators in Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota and South Dakota achieve greater profitability.

On this site, owner and operators will find information about the Midwest Golf Course Owners Association and the following:

  • Savings in the $1,000’s from our Insurance Program.
  • Savings in the $1,000’s from Golf Cart Fleet Purchasing Programs.
  • National and Regional Discount Purchasing Programs.
  • Member and Sponsor Meet n’ Greet opportunities.
  • Annual Educational Conference and Deal Makers Trade Show.

If you are a course owner or operator looking to increase the quality of product offerings,  improve customer service, cost effective marketing, develop better tournament pricing strategies and increase your profitability, you should join today!!!

If you are a golfer visiting our site, we invite you to come visit our many great golf courses to find out why many consider Midwest Golf to be the perfect blend of quality and value.

Thank you and See you very soon,

Steve Whillock,  President
Daniel Howard,  Executive Director

Mission Statement – “Increasing Profitability through Education, Networking and Discount Purchasing Programs” 


Representing Golf Course Owners and Operators in MN, NE, SD, ND