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: New this year, we will be combining the Golden Fork competition as a category of the competition. Other categories that judges will be looking at include aquatics, racket amenities, spa, fitness, golf entertainment and range. We will also have an ‘other’ category for accommodations and miscellaneous amenities. This category would include outdoor activities at your club or course. 

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

Deadline: Nov. 30, 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 

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

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