AWGA Announces Arizona’s 2105 GEM Clubs

The results are in! Arizona’s most avid female golfers have spoken and the results speak for themselves. By participating in this electronic survey program, members of the Arizona Women’s Golf Association across the state have evaluated their playing experiences through the GEM (Golf Endorsed by Members) program over the past year. This has allowed the AWGA to collect and compile data in their quest to find the most appealing golf courses in Arizona, from a woman’s perspective. The AWGA GEM program is truly a program that is endorsed by members. Women members.  The multitude of surveys completed, provides personal opinions and golf course evaluations on experiences playing a course, enabling the AWGA to objectively calculate direct data and select only the most highly graded courses which provided a great golf experience for women.

These courses include private, semi-private, and public facilities. They represent those who had the most number of surveys submitted, and those that had the highest scores on those surveys. They represent the best experiences for women in the northern, central, and southern part of the state. In order to be included in a GEM survey, a golf course must have a current USGA women’s Course Rating for at least one tee. The survey evaluates the golf course experience in the following areas:

·         Customer Service: outside player assistance, golf shop, food and beverage

·         Golf shop merchandise available for women; availability of various sizes and styles

·         Club house facilities

·         Menu selection in food and beverage outlets

·         Practice facilities

·         Availability and accessibility of restrooms, on and off the course

·         Beauty of design and landscaping

·         The golf course itself, course conditions included

·         Playability, challenge and enjoyment of the golf course

·         Overall value of the experience

The GEM program is a unique, one of a kind, member endorsed initiative, consistent with the goals and objectives of the AWGA – To preserve, promote, and enhance the best interests and true spirit of the game of golf among women in Arizona.

AWGA Gem Club

What this means to the golf course and the golf professionals who operate them is an opportunity to attract the ever-growing market of women golfers…. and their spouses, friends and children who may accompany them. It is  a service provided by their existing female customer base to offer valuable feedback about what they like and what they think can be done to enhance women’s playing experience at the golf course; feedback that can consequently improve their product for all players.

Congratulations to the 2015 AWGA GEM Award winners!

 (In Alphabetical order)

      Alta Mesa Golf Club – Mesa

      Deer Valley Golf Course – Sun City West

      Desert Highlands Golf Club – Scottsdale

      Desert Hills Golf Club – Green Valley

      Desert Mountain Club – Scottsdale

      Desert Springs Golf Club – Surprise

      Encanterra Country Club – Queen Creek

      Falcone Dunes Golf Course – Waddell

      Forest Highlands – Flagstaff

      Gallery Golf Club, The – Marana

      Gold Canyon Golf Resort – Gold Canyon

      Highlands at Dove Mountain – Marana

      Lone Tree Golf Club – Chandler

      Los Caballeros Golf Club – Wickenburg

      Oak Creek Country Club – Sedona

      Omni Tucson National Golf Club – Tucson

      Oro Valley Country Club – Oro Valley

      Pebblebrook Golf Course  Sun City West

      Pinetop Country Club – Pinetop

      Poston Butte Golf Club – Florence

      The Raven Golf Club at South Mountain – Phoenix

      Rio Verde Country Club  – Rio Verde

      SaddleBrooke Country Club – Tucson

      Superstition Mountain Golf Club – Superstition Mountain

      Tonto Verde Golf Club  – Rio Verde

      Troon North Golf Club – Scottsdale

      Ventana Canyon Golf Club – Tucson

      The Views Golf Club – Tucson

      We-Ko-Pa Golf Course – Fountain Hills

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