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NGF’s 2022 GolfSAT Award Winners

The National Golf Foundation is pleased to recognize The Jewel Golf Club in Minnesota and Sand Creek Station Golf Course in Kansas as winners of NGF’s 20th annual GolfSAT Customer Satisfaction Awards.

The GolfSAT platform, used by more than 1,000 U.S. golf facilities since its inception, is a golfer satisfaction survey that enables participating courses to compare satisfaction measures against benchmarks of similarly-priced properties nationwide. GolfSAT provides operators with feedback on the overall customer golf experience, from course conditioning, pricing, pace of play, service and more, to the likelihood that golfers will recommend that course to others.

The Jewel, a Hale Irwin-design nestled in the Mississippi River valley grand bluffs of Lake City southeast of Minneapolis, earned the top ranking in the premium public course category (peak green fee of $70 or more).

Sand Creek Station, located outside Wichita and host of the USGA’s final U.S. Amateur Public Links Championship ever held in 2014, was recognized for the 13th time as the nation’s No. 1 standard and/or value course (peak green fee of under $70) in overall customer loyalty. Three other facilities also operated by KemperSports, including two less than five miles apart in Wisconsin, were runners-up in the standard/value category.

GolfSAT awards

Top Premium Courses ($70+) Location Award Management Company
The Jewel Golf Club Lake City, MN 1st KemperSports
Cantigny Golf Wheaton, IL 2nd KemperSports
Heron Glen Golf Course Ringoes, NJ 3rd KemperSports
Golden Horseshoe Golf Club Williamsburg, VA 4th KemperSports
Chambers Bay University Place, WA 5th KemperSports
Top Standard & Value Courses Location Award Management Company
Sand Creek Station Newton, KS 1st KemperSports
Riverside Golf Course Janesville, WI 2nd KemperSports
Blackhawk Golf Course Janesville, WI 3rd KemperSports
Mather Golf Course Mather, CA 4th CourseCo
Nemadji Golf Course Superior, WI 5th KemperSports

NGF’s GolfSAT allows golf course operators to evaluate ongoing satisfaction at their facility, enables management companies to compare results across a portfolio of courses, and helps marketing directors create programs, services and promotions based on the results. Participating courses can control how long a survey runs, implement changes as feedback comes in, and even include custom questions.

For more information about GolfSAT consumer satisfaction surveys and how they can benefit your facility, click HERE or contact Jodi Reilly at or (561) 354-1640. 

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