Indianapolis, IN, December 16, 2009 --(PR.com
)-- Fishers – The Hawthorns Golf and Country Club has been named the 2010 Indiana Course of the Year by the Indiana Golf Course Owners Association. The Hawthorns Club will be submitted to the National Golf Course Owners Association in consideration of National Course of the Year 2010 Honors.
Al Martell, Chief Operating Officer of HDG Mansur’s Leisure Division, commented. “This is a wonderful accolade for our Club. Our members and staff could not be more thrilled for the honor. We are very grateful to the Indiana Golf Course Owners Association for this recognition.”
The course of the Year Award is an NGCOA program to honor a member demonstrating five criteria:
- exceptional quality of the course
- exceptional quality of ownership and management
- outstanding contribution to its community
- significant contribution to the game of golf in their markets
- are a model of operations to their peers
Indiana Golf Course Owners Association members are invited to nominate their own course or a colleague’s course as the Indiana Golf Course Owners Course of the year. Indiana recognizes both a 9-hole and an 18-hole facility each year.
The Association accepts nominations through July 1 for the following year’s consideration. Nominations are voted on by the INGCOA Board of Directors and announced at the INGCOA Annual Conference in November.
The Hawthorns Golf & Country Club is a premiere family-oriented full-service private club located in Fishers, Indiana, featuring golf, tennis, swimming, basketball, and fitness facilities. The 18-hole 279-acre championship golf course was designed by Arthur Hills, one of the nation's leading course designers. In addition to recreational facilities, The Hawthorn's 55,000 sq. ft. award-winning clubhouse offers the best in intimate and casual dining experiences, member social gatherings, as well as the ability to host member-sponsored outings and private parties.
The Indiana Golf Course Owners Association's purpose is to promote the growth of golf, and safeguard the common business interests of the golf course industry in Indiana and its golf related operations.