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Accessibility

The NGCOA supports the standards set forth in the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and works hard to encourage golf course owners and operators to make golf accessible to anyone interested in the game. At the same time, the NGCOA recognizes the potential business challenges such regulations present, and works with relevant parties to strike the right balance.

Environmental

The NGCOA works to ensure that golf is a good steward of the environment, and works to ensure golf course owners and operators are not unduly regulated.

Labor/Immigration

Labor is the top expense for golf course owners, but it’s also their most valuable asset. The NGCOA is working to reduce the many government rules and regulations that impact the workforce and workplace. The NGCOA also communicates to members new regulations that may be proposed by government agencies which could affect them.

Taxes

Golf is a $68 billion industry that provides a significant amount of tax revenue at the local level. The federal tax codes and rules are constantly being rewritten or modified, and have a tremendous impact on small businesses’ ability to succeed. The NGCOA continuously monitors federal agencies and acts on behalf of golf course owners by engaging in taxing legislation to ensure their voice is heard.

Online Tee Time Agents

Online tee time booking is the fastest growing phase of the golf industry. This service creates growth opportunities for golf course owners and operators. With many electing to use third-party providers, this new trend has brought unique challenges. The NGCOA is leading the golf industry in establishing standards and monitoring compliance among the Online Tee Time Agents in the golf space to ensure that such strategies fairly support the needs of golf operations.

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