BOSTON, Mass – The New England Golf Course Owners Association (NEGCOA) has selected Spring Meadows Golf Course in Gray, Maine as the 2021 Golf Course of the Year.
Spring Meadows Golf Course was recognized as course of the year based on four key areas: (1) Exceptional Quality of the Course (2) Exceptional Quality of Ownership and Management (3) Outstanding Contribution to the Local Community (4) Significant Contributions to the Game.
Owned by the Pollard Family for over 30 years, Spring Meadows Golf Course is the first course in Maine to win the prestigious honor.
“We are honored and humbled to accept this award from the New England Golf Course Owners Association,” said General Manager Dave Pollard. “It is truly part of a team effort from our entire staff. It is also a credit to our members and playing public who have supported us over the last 20 years.”
The Pollard family takes pride in the course operation, conditions, quality of the staff, and ability to provide access to the game of golf no matter what type of golfer comes to play. It was a strange year for public and private golf course’s in England Golf but the good news is that rounds were way up everywhere from the previous year.
Spring Meadows, as well as all most golf course operators, went to great length this year during the Covid-19 pandemic to follow CDC guidelines in providing a safe environment for customers and employees alike. Through the years David Pollard has played a key role in the Maine golf industry as he is currently the Maine State Golf Association President and the Vice President of the New England Golf Course Owners.
Pollard spearheaded the first Maine State Golf Day – a day to bring those in the golf industry to the state capitol to meet with legislators to discuss the importance of the industry to the state of Maine. He has also represented the state on several trips to Washington, DC, to attend National Golf Day to meet with legislators at the Federal level.
Advocacy support continues with Spring Meadows Golf Course as a participating club in the Golden Passport to New England Golf – a fundraising program for the NEGCOA. Spring Meadows Golf Course was recognized for its accomplishments at the 2020 Annual Chapter Meeting held virtually this year.
Spring Meadows Golf Course has now qualified to move forward in the selection process for the honor of National Course of the Year, to be announced at the virtual National Golf Course Owners Association Business Conference in January.
The New England Golf Course Owners Association is an organization made up of golf course owners and operators who are dedicated to promoting the game of golf, improving course conditions, and providing fun and appealing golf experiences for its customers. The NEGCOA and its 200-plus member clubs, a chapter of the National Golf Course Owners Association, provides its member owners/operators with on-going educational resources, cost savings programs, and advocacy.