EAST LANSING – The Stoatin Brae Golf Course at Gull Lake View Golf and Resort in Augusta, Mich., has been named the National Golf Course of the Year by the National Golf Course Owners Association (NGCOA).

  “Each year the NGCOA recognize those that have helped preserve the tradition of the game while embracing the challenges and opportunities of the golf business, and it’s wonderful that they agree with us that Stoatin Brae is very deserving at the national level,” said Jada Paisley, executive director of the Michigan Golf Course Association (MGCA) said in announcing the honor today.

  The MGCA named Stoatin Brae the Michigan Golf Course of the Year in October and as a regional winner it was then considered for the NGCOA honor known officially as the Jemsek National Golf Course of the Year. The award recognizes a course that epitomizes exceptional course quality and management excellence, makes important contributions to its communities and the game and is a model of operations to its peers.

   Stoatin Brae, which was developed in 2016 by the Scott family and senior associates of Renaissance Design of Traverse City, was selected by the NGCOA Board from among four regional  finalists including Spring Meadows Golf Course in Gray, ME, Pinehurst Resort and Country Club in North Carolina and Gamble Sands in Brewster. WA.

  Stoatin Brae is one of six Gull Lake View courses.

  “Stoatin Brae is unique, beautiful and part of a special family-owned resort that serves and gives back to Michigan golf and its golfers,” Paisley said. “The Scott family is so deserving and having their course selected nationally confirms how fortunate we are to have such a wonderful family, golf course and resort in our state.”

  Stoatin Brae will be recognized before and during the NGCOA’s Golf Business Conference 2021, being held virtually January 25-27, 2021. Visit golfbusinessconference.com for details and registration.

  “It’s always a special time when we recognize those who have achieved excellence at their facility,” said Steve Graybill, President of the NGCOA Board of Directors. “Each year, we choose from a pool of deserving nominees; this year was no exception, and we’re delighted with this year’s winner.”

Media Contacts: Jada Paisley of the MGCA at 800-860-8575 or jpaisley@michigangca.org; Bill Johnson of Stoatin Brae, 269-271-3110,  bjohnson@gulllakeview.com.