Golf News for Friday, June 21, 2013 | Growth Of The Game

Georgia Golf Course Owners Association partners with Georgia Golf & Travel

ATLANTA -- The Georgia Golf Course Owners Association (GGCOA) is excited to announce a new partnership with recently formed Georgia Golf & Travel. Based off of mutual interests and the shared goal of growing the game of golf in Georgia, this partnership will focus on working with golf course owners, operations and golfing consumers to continue to improve game.

GGCOA will work with Georgia Golf & Travel to launch in-state programs partnering with hotels, restaurants, attractions, golf courses and other partners to showcase golf offerings to Georgia residents. With several Fortune 500 companies headquartered in Georgia, the GGCOA and Georgia Golf & Travel will focus on working closely with these companies to promote in-state golf resorts and facilities as prime locations for meetings, events and corporate functions.

"Georgia Golf & Travel is pleased to be a partner of the Georgia Golf Course Owners Association," says Doug Hollandsworth, founder of Georgia Golf & Travel LLC. "We feel that through our marketing efforts and working with the Georgia Tourism Division to promote Georgia as a premier golf destination for both playing and living, partnering with the GGCOA was a natural step."

Hollandsworth continued, "We know the premiere Georgia Golf Trail, which connects Georgia's 16 top resorts, will attract many new golfers to our great state, generating new revenue and aiding both public and private golf courses."

GGCOA is dedicated to enhancing the lives of golf course owners and operators by making their businesses more profitable, efficient and stable, while promoting the highest level of service to customers and members. Together with golf course owners, operators and now Georgia Golf & Travel, GGCOA will work to ensure that both native and visiting golfers experience exemplary play, well maintained courses and superior service while in the state of Georgia.

Together with Georgia Golf & Travel, the GGCOA will work to grow and expand www.Play18.com, a new aggregate tee time service created for loyal golfing customers. Owned and operated by the GGCOA, Play18.com is the easiest and most convenient tee time booking experience available and supports more than 400 golf courses across Georgia.

About Georgia Golf & Travel

The mission of the Georgia Golf & Travel programs is to increase travel and visitor expenditures throughout all of Georgia and market the state as one of the leading golf destinations in the world. Georgia Golf & Travel in working with the Georgia Department of Economic Development or GDEcD's will achieve this goal by increasing awareness and generating inquiries about Georgia's destination travel opportunities and encouraging the expansion of Georgia's golf travel capability.