GCSAA operations surveys

GCSAA began a series of operations surveys in 2012 and will continue to release the reports in 2013 and 2014

In 2012, GCSAA began a series of surveys aimed at gathering in-depth operational data for the golf course management industry. The operations surveys provide data that allows superintendents to compare their facility to nationwide and regional data averages, as well as averages by facility type and green fee.

The first operations survey, the 2012 Maintenance Budget Survey, takes a close look at maintenance expenditures of all types by providing line-item budget averages. The second survey, the 2012 Capital Budget and Labor Survey, is an in-depth look at capital expenditures and labor expenses. The third survey, the 2013 Cultivation and Cultural Practices Survey, studies techniques and practices related to the care of the golf course, with a heavy emphasis on greens management.

The operations surveys series will continue in 2013 and 2014 with new surveys to be named at a later date.

Note: To access the reports, you must be a GCSAA Class A, SM, ISM or C member, and be logged in to the website.


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2013 Technology Survey report »

This survey polled superintendents on technology as it relates to golf courses and today's golf course management practices.


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2013 Cultivation and Cultural Practices Survey report »

This survey polled superintendents on trends and allocations of resources as they relate to golf courses and today's golf course management practices.


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2012 Capital Budget and Labor Survey report »

This survey polled superintendents on trends and allocations of resources related to golf course labor and capital expense budgets.


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2012 Maintenance Budget Survey report »

This survey polled superintendents on total maintenance budgets, including all labor expenses and excluding capital expenditures.