Expert evaluation to help improve golfer experience, golf course playing quality, environmental sustainability and economic efficiency
Course Consulting Service
Through the work of its Green Section, which was established in 1920, the USGA has emerged as one of the world’s leading agencies devoted to golf course turfgrass, its playing condition and its management. Since 1953, the USGA and the Green Section have offered on-site Turf Advisory Service visits to golf courses nationwide.
Today, the USGA continues this tradition with the USGA Course Consulting Service, which provides new and expanded capabilities designed to meet the diverse needs of golf course owners and managers.
Assess course maintenance and renovation needs
- Benchmark current programs against recognized best management practices
- Recommend action steps that are aligned with your objectives and budget
- Build consensus for planned initiatives throughout your organization
As a not-for-profit agency that is free from commercial connections, the USGA Course Consulting Service is uniquely able to provide the impartial guidance you need to make informed decisions. Each on-site visit from a USGA agronomist with wide-ranging knowledge of your region is followed up by a written report that draws upon our unmatched expertise as a provider of more than 1,400 on-site course consultations annually.
There are many key benefits to an on-site evaluation from the USGA
USGA agronomists are located in field offices throughout the country, each visiting nearly 100 golf courses per year. Since 1953, this nationwide network has been an invaluable source of expertise and experience for golf courses.
Backed by the largest private turfgrass research program in the world and equipped with practical and scientific tools, USGA agronomists are trained to thoroughly identify key issues and offer site-specific recommendations.
The USGA Course Consulting Service has no financial interest in any products or services it may recommend. Our agronomists operate with autonomy, so that the interests of the individual golf course are our first and only priority.
A goal of every consulting visit is to help build consensus among key course personnel. This strong level of communication both during and after an on-site visit can include an agronomist’s presentation of findings to course officials, if desired.
USGA agronomists can identify problems early, thereby preventing turf loss or other issues requiring large expenditures. Golf course managers and others consistently report that USGA recommendations have saved them many times the cost of the course consulting visit.
Improved Golf Experience
Our commitment to the golf industry has never been greater. That's why in light of current circumstances, the $500 early payment discount for onsite consulting visits, which typically ends May 15, has been extended for the entirety of 2020