The MIDWEST GOLF COURSE OWNERS ASSOCIATION(MWGCOA), an Affiliate of the National Golf Course Owners Association, is an active voice for golf course owners and operators in Minnesota, Nebraska, Iowa, North Dakota and South Dakota. The MWGCOA serves to promote, protect and educate its members. You automatically become a member of the National Golf Course Owners Association ngcoa.org when joining the MWGCOA. Nationwide, over 3500 golf course owners are realizing the benefits of belonging to a national, and regional organization that speaks with one voice for the Golf Course Owner.

Golf course owners, operators and suppliers join…


  • to learn new ideas and network with peers.
  • to have a voice at the Capitol on issues that affect their business.
  • to save money on exclusive member-only group purchasing programs.
  • to benefit from the educational opportunities designed with owners in mind.
  • to join the membership of the National Golf Course Owners Association.
  • to participate in both traditional and internet cooperative marketing efforts.
  • to gain access to the golf course owner, the most discretionary buyer in the business of the game of golf.

Who are we?
The MWGCOA is a Professional Association utilizing education and networking for better management of the business of the game of golf.

What is our goal?
Golf course owners need to network to meet their common educational and informational needs. The focus of member recruiting should point to MWGCOA as an effective organization helping members in the business of golf. Belonging to a professional industry organization concentrates and focuses our influence in legislative and regulatory matters.

How do we hope to reach these goals?
The association and its members need to:

  1. be perceived as offering assistance and insight to new course developers and others in industry;
  2. become a clearing house for factual information;
  3. have more community involvement;
  4. provide information for more positive public relations (information on charity involvement, kids and seniors programs).

How do we serve our members?
We believe free enterprise should supply goods and services deemed necessary by analysis of true market forces. In cases where development of public golf is warranted, we believe private capital should supply these services unhindered by governmental competition.

The Association should provide assistance and solutions to members of common problems, and act as spokesman for industry positions. Industry solidarity gives our members a stronger voice in all affairs that affect their businesses.

Common efforts will be more effective in strengthening the future of golf through player development. By joining together, our member courses can help to provide positive (and avoid negative) public relations about our businesses.

The Association should provide information and education about business transfer and continuity. Through education and networking we try to insure the continued viability of our businesses so that they will pass intact to future generations.

What is our future plan?
The Association needs to continue having strong annual and regional conferences. The majority of our effort as an Association should be directed at increasing member benefit, membership, and determining member needs.

The Association needs to be a leader in preserving and protecting a business environment that will help assure continued prosperity for member courses.


Representing Golf Courses in MN, NE, SD, ND