Congratulations to the following GCOW Courses/Owners and individuals that are the recipients of our 2016 GCOW Awards!


2016 GCOW Award Recipients


Course of the Year

9-hole recipient – Shorewood GC

18 + hole recipient – The Bull at Pinehurst Farms

Destination Course -- SentryWorld

Food & Beverage

18 + hole recipient –  Quit Qui Oc GC

Golf Course Appearance & Maintenance

9-hole recipient –  Fairfield Hills GC

18 + hole recipient – Mid Vallee GC

Golf Shop Service

9-hole recipient – Fairfield Hills GC

18 + hole recipient – The Broadlands GC


Membership & Marketing

18 + hole recipient – The Oaks GC


Player Development

18 + hole recipient – Muskego Lakes CC

Teaching Center

9-hole recipient – Missing Links GC  

18 + hole recipient – Door Creek GC


Individual Awards

Teacher of the Year

Brian Dumler (SentryWorld)  


Friend of the GCOW

The National Golf Course Owners Association (NGCOA)


Chris Merkel, West Bend Lakes


Lifetime Achievement

Tom Spaulding




Allied Associations

Golf House of Wisconsin
National Golf Course Owners Association (NGCOA)
PGA-Wisconsin Section (PGA)
Wisconsin Golf Course Superintendents Association (WGCSA)
Wisconsin State Golf Association (WSGA)
Wisconsin Women’s Public Links Golf Association
Wisconsin Women’s State Golf Association
Wisconsin Golfer Magazine
Wisconsin Golf Yearbook

Industry Partners

Tourism Federation of Wisconsin (TFW)
Wisconsin Bed & Breakfast Association (WBBA)
Wisconsin Department of Tourism
Wisconsin Hotel & Lodging Association
Wisconsin Restaurant Association
Tom Sutton Midwest Classic Golf
Midwest Food Expo
The VGM Club
UW-Stout Golf Enterprise Management (GEM) Program – On Campus Program
UW-Stout Golf Enterprise Management (GEM) Program – Online Program

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