NGCOA members benefit from HGA’s experience and expertise when buying and selling golf courses

Charleston, SC – The National Golf Course Owners Association (NGCOA), the trade association dedicated exclusively to the ownership and operation of golf courses, is pleased to announce its latest corporate partnership with Hilco Golf Advisors , a division of Hilco Real Estate Sales.

Through this new relationship, Hilco Golf Advisors (HGA) will serve as “NGCOA’s Official Real Estate Advisor”, which will include sponsorship of the new NGCOA Real Estate Center. HGA will provide online and broadcast real estate-related educational content, valuable resources and proven best practices to help current and future golf course owners make more informed decisions and get the best return on their real estate investments. .

“NGCOA has worked to expand our resources for our members in golf real estate. Not only do Hilco Golf Advisors support the work we do at NGCOA, they also provide expertise to our membership base,” said NGCOA CEO Jay Karen. “The buy-sell aspects of our industry are many and far-reaching. Our member owners will benefit from the education and resources that this important partnership brings.

HGA will also be recognized as an “NGCOA Executive Partner” and become a multi-year participating sponsor of the NGCOA’s annual Golf Business Conference and Multi-Course and Resort Operators Retreat. This partnership will support ongoing education and initiative to help NGCOA members run a better business.

“We are honored to partner with the NGCOA during this unprecedented time in the golf industry,” said Ryan Rafter, HGA’s Managing Director. “As the golf and resort landscape continues to rapidly evolve, we look forward to providing members with our disposal, acquisition and capital solutions. We are confident that our unique perspective and processes in the real estate and finance sectors will provide a valuable resource for owners as they navigate the many opportunities and challenges ahead.

About the National Association of Golf Course Owners

The NGCOA is the primary authority on golf course ownership and management. The association represents and promotes the interests of golf courses as the primary businesses and economic assets of the game of golf. The non-profit organization is the only professional association dedicated exclusively to golf course owners and operators. Through advocacy, education and information resources, purchasing programs and networking opportunities, the NGCOA helps golf course owners and operators run more successful businesses. For more information or to join, visit or call 800-933-4262.

About Hilco Real Estate Sales

Hilco Real Estate Sales (HRE), a Hilco Global company ( headquartered in Northbrook, Illinois (USA), is a national provider of strategic real estate disposition services. Acting as agent or principal, HRE uses its extensive experience to advise and execute strategies to help clients derive maximum value from their real estate assets. Leveraging its aggressive repositioning and restructuring experience, the team implements multi-faceted sales strategies and techniques and accesses its vast network of motivated buyers and sellers with substantial capital to benefit his clients. HRE exceeds expectations even in the most complex transactions. For more information, please visit

Media Contact:

Renee Flowers, Senior Director of Marketing and Communications, NGCOA, [email protected]