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The National Club Association serves as an expert source for articles on the private club industry.

Ask NCA: The Media Source on Private Clubs

The National Club Association provides reporting and analysis on private club industry trends, governance and advocacy issues. Here are the latest NCA-cited news stories. For media inquiries, please contact Kim Fernandez at [email protected]

2023 In The News

Golf Inc., August 2023

NCA and CMAA publish new book for private club managers

2022 In The News

Robb Report, August 2022

How a Younger Generation Learned to Love Old-Money Aesthetics

2021 In The News

GCBAA, Spring 2021

Earth Shaping News: Equipping Clubs with Tools to Drive DEI Engagement

Golf Digest, April 2021

The Numbers are Official: Golf's Surge in Popularity in 2020 was Even Better than Predicted

Golf Property Analysts, Jan. 2021

Culture Wars - Are They Coming to Your Club?

The Golf Wire, Jan. 4, 2021

National Alliance for Accessible Golf Announces 2021 Board of Directors

Golf Digest, Jan. 2021

The Grass is Greener

Golf Course Builders Association of America, Fall Edition

Earth Shaping News

2020 In The News, Nov. 30, 2020

Cipriani Bows a Private Club and Hotel—Go Behind the Scenes, Nov. 30, 2020

6 Trade Groups Diligently Promoting Private Industry

The Repository, Oct. 10, 2020

Alliance Woman's Club to be sold

Niagara Frontier Publications, Sept. 30, 2020

New coalition of public & private sector leaders call on Congress to act on COVID-19 relief before election

Business RadioX, Sept. 19, 2020

Association Leadership Radio: Henry Wallmeyer with National Club Association

Business Insider, Sept. 5, 2020

The rise of private members' clubs, reimagined by a virus

Earth Shaping News, Summer 2020

Golf Course Builders Association of America: Earth Shaping News

The Golf Wire, August 3, 2020

ClubsHelp Launches 100-Hole Challenge

C+RB, July 7, 2020

Clubs Forced to Pivot as COVID-19 Cases Trend in the Wrong Direction

Club Leaders Forum, Spring/Summer 2020

NCA Providing Effective and Responsive Leadership During the COVID-19 Emergency

The Private Club Advisor, June 2020

Private Club Advisor: Where Do We Go From Here?

C+RB, June 4, 2020

Unmasking the Ignorance

The Golf Wire, May 18, 2020

Clubs Help And Other Charities Reap Rewards of Taylormade Driving Relief Golf Challenge


Private golf clubs' moment of reckoning

St. Paul Business Journal, May 12, 2020

Some Twin Cities country clubs got PPP loans, others can't even apply

ASGCA Insights, May 10, 2020

NCA Insights with Henry Wallmeyer

Bloomberg, April 30, 2020

Private Membership Clubs Still Collect Dues, Despite Closures

The Golf Wire, April 16, 2020

National Club Association Supports ClubsHelp Initiative

FOX News, April 10, 2020

NJ golf club inspires national movement to donate supplies to local hospitals

Insider NJ, April 10, 2020

Club Industry Bands Together to Support Hospitals, First Responders

C+RB, March 25, 2020

NCA Webinar Provides Tips for ‘How to Bring the Club to Your Members’

C+RB, March 19, 2020

Coronavirus Club Update, 3/19/20: Topgolf, Mirror Lake Close, While Courses in Eastern Pennsylvania and Illinois See A Lot of Play

Golf Digest, March 18, 2020

How golf clubs are adjusting (and readjusting) to find a role amid coronavirus crisis

C+RB, March 17, 2020

Coronavirus Club Update, 3/17/20: Virtual Townhall on Virus Response Attracts 2,400 Industry Participants

Golf Digest, March 15, 2020

Can you play golf amid coronavirus concerns? With proper precautions, yes

Hospitality Net, Feb. 4, 2020

Leading Club-Focused Associations--NCA and HFTP--Partner to Share Resources

2019 In The News

Herald Mail Media, October 28, 2019

"Reinventing Country Clubs"

Business Insider, October 14, 2019

"Country Clubs are Changing Core Offerings in an Attempt to Entice Millennials"

Detroit Free Press, July 30, 2019

"Country Club Scene Making a Comeback in Metro Detroit"

Club + Resort Business, July 12, 2019

"Minimum Wage Boost Could have 'Devastating Impact' on Industry"

Globe News Wire, July 1, 2019

"Boca West Country Club Named one of the World's Most Iconic Club Brands by National Club Association Survey of Club Managers"

American Golfer, June 14, 2019

"Community Assets: How the influence of Private Clubs Transcends the Links"

Club Leaders Forum, Spring-Summer 2019

"Advocating for the Community of Private Clubs"

CSCA Newsletter, April 2019

"Superior Speakers and Unmatched Experiences: The 2019 National Club Conference"

Earth Shaping News, Q1, 2019

"Independent Contractor Issues Remain on the Front Burner"

Northeast Golf Magazine, April-May 2019

"Behind the Scenes Hidden Benefits of Private Clubs"

Curbed, Mar. 28, 2019

"Can Old-School Private Clubs Become Cool Again?"

Club & Resort Business, February 20, 2019

"Trump Approves Increase in H-2B Visa Funding Bill"

2018 In The News

Baltimore Sun, Dec. 18, 2018

"Baltimore's graying Center Club seeks younger members"

California Golf+Travel, August 25, 2018

"Trying to Make History at an Historic Private Club"

American Golfer, August 17, 2018

"Getting to Know: Henry Wallmeyer, President & CEO of National Club Association"

The Florida Times Union, July 7, 2018, and Golf Inc., July 18, 2018

"Club Association Releases Hurricane Report"

The Wall Street Journal, May 12, 2018

"Exclusive Soho House Wants More Members--Lots of Them"

Augusta CEO, May 3, 2018

"Club Car Renews Commitment to the National Club Association as Executive Partner"

Northeast Golf, April-May 2018

"Golf's Next Private Club Generation"

Club & Resort Business, March 13, 2018

"Bill Provisions in Congress Could Increase H2-B Visa Availability"

The Island Now, February 28, 2018

"Village Club reaches beyond Sands Point for Membership"

Club & Resort Business, February 20, 2018

"Attempt to Increase Maryland Clubs' Property Taxes Fails Initial Vote"

Golf Digest, February 15, 2018

"As the Caddie-Club Relationship Draws New Scrutiny, Some Creative Solutions Surface"

Club & Resort Business, February 8, 2018

"NCA Issues Call to Action Against Maryland Club Tax Proposal"

Fox Business, January 4, 2018

"Trump's Tax Reform Could Dent the Golf Industry"

2017 In The News

Earth Shaping News, 4th Quarter 2017

"Callaway’s Chip Brewer and Other Stars Headline NCA’s 15th National Club Conference in L.A.", November 28, 2017

"Why Millennials are Signing Up for Gilded Age Clubs"

Club & Resort Business, November 8, 2017

"NCA Issues Call to Action Against Maryland Club Tax Proposal"

Club View, A Chambers Blog, November 2017

"3 Resources for Improving Staff Communications"

"Ground Under Repair," Blog Talk Radio, October 3, 2017

"The National Club Association - On Golf, Business and Lobbying" (Podcast)

International Opulence, Fall 2017

"Private Golf & Country Clubs’ Family-Centric Re-Envision"

Golf Course Industry, August 21, 2017

"The View From Washington" (Podcast)

The Hartford Courant, August 14, 2017

"Clubs Support Communities" (Op-ed)

The Hartford Courant, July 31, 2017

"With A New Look And Loan From The State, The Hartford Club Looks To The Future"

Forbes, July 19, 2017

"Kiawah Island Club Adds Golf Performance And Development Center To Extensive Offerings For Golfers"

Golf Digest, May 17, 2017

"When Golf Goes to Washington"

Club View, May 2017

"Perspectives from the Other Side: What Private Club Pros Should Know About the American Health Care Act"

Club & Resort Business, April 25, 2017

"Survey Finds 74% of Private Clubs Pursue Sustainability"

Pacific Northwest Golf Association, April 21, 2017

"National Survey Finds That Most Private Clubs Promote Sustainability"

Club Management, Winter 2017

"The Path to Excellence"

Earth Shaping News, 1st Quarter 2017

"President Trump Begins the Process to Remove WOTUS"

American Golfer, April 18, 2017

"National Survey Finds That Most Private Clubs Promote Sustainability"

Politico, March 23, 2017

"Trump's Early Policy Moves Benefit the Industries He Knows Best — His Own"

The Wall Street Journal, March 4, 2017

"Can Yoga Save the Golf Club?"

Golf Digest, February 2, 2017

"The Golf Industry Weighs the Good & Bad with a President Trump"