Monday, September 27, 2021 at 11:30 AM EDT
Tuesday, September 28, 2021 at 2:00 PM EDT

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Pine Needles Lodge & Golf Club 
1005 Midland Rd
Southern Pines, NC 28387

Driving Directions 


David Norman 
North Carolina GCOA 

Featured Speakers

JJay Karen

Del Ratcliffe
Ratcliffe Golf Services
North Carolina GCOA President

David Ferrell
USGA Counsel

Chris Valauri
Valauri Group
North Carolina GCOA Lobbyist


***Monday, September 27***

11:30 a.m.
Golf Registration, Pine Needles

12:30 p.m.
Golf - Shotgun Start, Pine Needles

5:15-6:45 p.m.

VIP Reception, Pine Needles Lodge - FREE

featuring your favorite food & drink and a putting contest

***Tuesday, September 28***

8:00 a.m.

 Registration & Networking Breakfast

9:00 a.m.

Welcome & Introductions - Del Ratcliffe

Short Business Meeting

9:15 a.m.

Education Block

11:45 a.m.

Luncheon & Awards

12:50 p.m.
IGNITE Product Showcase

1:30 p.m.

Owner's Panel, moderated by Del Ratcliffe

2:15 p.m.

"Legislative Update," Chris Valauri

2:30 p.m.

Special Invitation: Guests are invited to tour the Carolinas Golf Association's Hall of History - it is adjacent to the Pine Needles Conference Center

Registration Fees 

Full Registration
Monday: Golf and VIP Party
Tuesday: Annual Meeting
Breakfast, Education
Awards Luncheon

Our online payment option is temporarily available, all registrants will receive a Square invoice after completion of registration. If you would like to pay with a check, please disreguard the invoice and send a check to to NC GCOA, 15 Quail Run Dr. Manakin-Sabot, VA 23103 or you can pay at the door.

Wednesday Meeting Only
Breakfast, Education, Annual Meeting,
Awards Luncheon

Meeting Attire: Business Casual (sport coat optional)

Thank You Sponsors!

Presenting Sponsor

Supporting Sponsor

VIP Reception presented by

Lunch Sponsor


Seven Jars Distillery, Greenville Turf & Tractor, Revels Turf & Tractor, Tri-State Pump & Controls (TSP), Yamaha Golf Cars, Ewing Irrigation & Landscape Supply, Lightspeed (Chronogolf), Club Car, Sagacity Golf, Hilda Allen Real Estate, Club Prophet Systems, Modern Turf, Rich Mandell Architecture, Allegra Marketing, Trinity Fund Partners, Outgo 360



The North Carolina GCOA Annual Meeting has been cancelled. Several factors may have contributed, including concerns about COVID and increased protocols, staffing problems at clubs, etc.  This was a difficult decision and naturally we are disappointed. We look forward to seeing you all at another event soon.

2021 North Carolina GCOA ANNUAL MEETING
Pine Needles Lodge & Golf Club

September 27-28, 2021

Presented by 


The North Carolina Annual Meeting brings together owners and professionals in for a full day of networking, education and golf. The event is open to all North Carolina owners, operators (whether or not NGCOA members at present) and their guests and/or CMAA members, Carolinas PGA Professionals, CGCSA members, vendors and club reps, including board members.  Bring a foursome for great team-building & networking!

Pine Needles is the host of the 2022 U.S. Women’s Open Championship. All conference activities will take place at the Pine Needles Conference Center on September 28th.  There is a golf event on the Donald Ross Classic, Pine Needles GC, the day prior on September 27th.  It is followed by a FREE VIP Reception presented and putting contest by Revels Turf & Tractor.


Golf, Putting Contest & VIP Reception


Annual Meeting: Education & Awards


North Carolina GCOA Awards Luncheon

North Carolina Golf Leader - recognizing an individual who displayed leadership in North Carolina as evidenced by long-term business achievement and/or service to the industry.

North Carolina Golf Course of the Year - recognizing a golf facility for an outstanding year in business through success in marketing and/or membership.

Sustainability Award - recognizing a club for innovation and leadership to incorporate sustainability and environmental stewardship into operating practice.

2020 Award Winners


Overnight Lodging at Pine Needles Lodge

At Pine Needles their chalet-style lodges provide every comfort, from heavenly beds and serene views to comfortable lounge areas where you’ll unwind with friends.

Overnight lodging will be provided at the preferred rate of $150 per night + tax.

Reservations: Call 800-747-7272 and tell them you are with the North Carolina GCOA group. 

Board of Directors

Del Ratcliffe, PGA, President, Ratcliffe Golf Services, Inc.

Scott Knox,Verdict Ridge Golf & Country Club

Kelly Miller, Pine Needles/Mid-Pines

Mark Stewart, Tobacco Road

Tim Tilma, Sandpiper Bay Golf & Country Club


David Norman, Executive Director

Tyler Eastham, Chapter Executive
Chris Valauri, NC GCOA Lobbyist