Golf Inc. is pleased to recognize the gold standard in renovations, development, operations and clubhouses through our various competitions.

For each competition, we select well-known judges who represent the various constituencies, and who are often past winners themselves.

We recognize a First place, Second place, third place and two honorable mentions in each category, when there are enough quality entrants. Honorees are featured in a magazine issue and invited to attend the Golf Inc. Summit to receive a plaque and be recognized.

All competitions are free to enter


Players Choice Award

Recognizes the courses that are providing golfers the top playing experience, as determined by the players themselves.

Categories: Private, Public

Eligibility: Players 1st will be collecting player feedback from June 15 - August 31, 2019. Participation is free for any interested clubs or courses through Aug. 31, 2019

Deadline: The sooner a course signs up, the more player feedback it can provide.

Entry form

Best New AmenityBest New Amenities

Recognizes the golf courses and clubs that improved operations with new amenities

Categories: Public, Private

Eligibility: Golf course did not enter Most Improved competition in the prior year

Deadline: Stay tuned for 2020 competition details!

Entry form

Clubhouse of the YearClubhouse of the Year

Recognizes the best new golf course clubhouse or private clubhouse and the best clubhouse renovation

Categories: Private new, Public new, Remodel

Eligibility: Opened or re-opened between January 1, 2019 and June 1, 2020

Deadline: June 1, 2020

Entry form


Golden ForkGolden Fork Award

Recognizes the best new and most improved dining facilities at a golf course or private club

Categories: New Private, New Public, Most Improved Private, Most Improved Public

Eligibility: Restaurant may not have been entered in prior year.

Deadline: Oct. 21, 2019

Entry form

Development of the YearDevelopment of the year

Recognizes the best new golf course and the best redeveloped golf courses

Categories: New Private, New Daily Fee/Resort

Eligibility: Projects that completed construction after Aug. 1, 2018 and not previously entered.

Deadline: Dec. 30, 2019

Entry form

Renovation of the Year

Recognizes the best golf course renovations or restorations from the prior yearRenovation of the year

Categories: Private, Public

Eligibility: Re-opened between Nov. 1, 2018 and Jan. 31, 2020

Deadline: Feb. 24, 2020

Entry form