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!


Best New Amenities & Golden Fork Awards

Recognizes the golf courses and clubs that improved their facility the most with new amenities, including the best new and most improved dining facilities at a golf course or private club.

Categories: Public amenity; Private Amenity; New dining: Public; New dining: Private; Improved dining: Public; Improved dining: Private

Eligibility: Golf course did not enter same category in the prior year.

Deadline: Oct. 26, 2020

Entry form

Clubhouse 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


Development 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 Jan. 1, 2020 and have not previously been entered.

Deadline: Feb. 10, 2021

Entry form

Renovation of the Year

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

Categories: Private, Public

Eligibility: Re-opened between Nov. 1, 2020 and March 1, 2021

Deadline: Apr. 12, 2021

Entry form