Helping Golf Courses Be More Successful

Golf course owners and operators can use the publications, research and best practices shared by the ASGCA Foundation to improve their golf facilities.

Site Evaluation Program

The USGA-ASGCA Site Evaluation Program was developed for golf course owners/operators interested in reconfiguring their layouts and/or devoting open land to smaller-scale facilities to allow new players to learn the game.

The initiative provided grants to facilities for ASGCA members and USGA agronomists to visit and advise on how to modify or add to layouts to attract and retain players. The program saw about two dozen golf courses benefit from grants.

Concept Plan A of Madison Golf Course


The ASGCA Foundation underwrites research that can help golf courses make decisions about golf course improvements—and help community leaders understand the economic, environmental and social benefits of golf courses.

Past and current projects include studies about landfill golf courses and the return on investment provided by golf course renovation projects.


The ASGCA Foundation has published a wide range of educational pieces intended to help golf courses succeed and improve understanding of how golf courses serve their communities.