*Pictured above: 2021 CGCOA For the Good of the Game Award Recipient – Joe Guerra, Turf Star Western

Below are members who have received our CGCOA Awards for their demonstrations of excellence and service to the golf industry in the following categories:

2023 (Awarded at Dove Canyon Golf Club, Trabuco Canyon)

Course of the Year – Desert Willow Golf Resort (Kemper Sports), Palm Desert, CA
Community Environmental – Crystal Springs Golf Course (CourseCo), Burlingame, CA
For the Good of the Game – Dave Sams (Brookside Golf Course/Rose Bowl)
Ted Horton Distinguished Service – Zeb Welborn (19th Hole Media)
Employee Excellence (Southern California) – Marc Lilleberg (American Golf)
Employee Excellence (Northern California) – Carlotta Brown (Lake Chabot Golf Course/Touchstone Golf)


No awards presented in 2022.


2021 (Awarded at Coyote Hills Golf Course, Fullerton)

Course of the Year – Encinitas Ranch Golf Course, Encinitas, CA
Community Environmental – Metropolitan Golf Links, Oakland, CA
For the Good of the Game – Joe Guerra, Turf Star Western, CA
Ted Horton Distinguished Service – George Kelley
Employee Excellence – Asa Jennings, Ancil Hoffman Golf Course/CourseCo


2020

Course of the Year – Silverado Resort, Napa
Community Environmental – Ancil Hoffman Golf Course, Sacramento, CA
For the Good of the Game – Michael Lautenbach, Golf Manager, Anaheim City Golf Courses
Ted Horton Distinguished Service – David Kramer, Los Serranos Golf & Country Club, Chino Hills, CA
Employee Excellence – Michael Block, Head Golf Professional, Arroyo Trabuco Golf Club, Mission Viejo, CA


2019 (Awarded at The Ranch at Laguna Beach, Laguna Beach)

Course of the Year – Indian Wells Golf Resort, Indian Wells, CA
Community Environmental – Corica Park, Alameda, CA
For The Good of The Game – Jeff Jensen, GCSAA
Ted Horton Distinguished Service – Bill Aragona, Boulder Creek Golf & Country Club, Boulder Creek, CA
Employee Excellence – Toby Todd (Dad Miller Golf Course, Anaheim, CA)
CGCOA Goodwill – Steve Hall, former Los Serranos employee


2018 (Awarded at Chardonnay Golf Club, American Canyon)

Course of the Year – Skylinks at Long Beach (American Golf), Long Beach, CA
Community Environmental – The Ranch at Laguna Beach, Laguna Beach, CA
For The Good of The Game – David Kramer, Los Serranos Golf Club, Chino Hills, CA
Ted Horton Distinguished Service – Ed Smilow, Golf Course Law


2017 (Awarded at Angeles National Golf Club, Sunland)

Course of the Year – Dad Miller Golf Course, Anaheim, CA
Community Environmental – Indian Wells Golf Resort, Indian Wells, CA
For the Good of the Game – Johnny Hakim, Greenskeeper.org
Ted Horton Distinguished Service – Ron Zraick, Cinnabar Hills Golf Club, San Jose, CA
Employee Excellence – Matt Muhlenbruch, Poppy Hills Golf Course, Pebble Beach, CA


2016 CGCOA Awards (Awarded at Summitpointe Golf Club, Milpitas)

Course of the Year – Presidio Golf Club, San Francisco, CA
Community Environmental – Cinnabar Hills Golf Club, San Jose, CA
For the Good of the Game – Tom Addis III, CEO/Executive Director of the Southern California Section of the Professional Golfers’ Association (SCPGA)
Ted Horton Distinguished Service – Dawn Prebula, Senior Vice President for VGM Club, Resorts & Gaming


2015 CGCOA Awards (Awarded at Black Gold Golf Club, Yorba Linda)

Course of the Year – Poppy Hills, Pebble Beach, CA
Community Environmental (North) – Yocha Dehe Golf Club, Brooks, CA
Community Environmental (South) – Olivas Links Golf Course, Ventura, CA
For the Good of the Game – Mike Huck, Irrigation and Turfgrass Services
Ted Horton Distinguished Service – Steve Plummer, Championship Golf Services


2014 CGCOA Awards (Awarded at Chardonnay Golf Club, Napa)

Course of the Year – Indian Wells Golf Resort, Indian Wells, CA
Community Environmental – Dairy Creek Golf Course, San Luis Obispo, CA
For the Good of the Game – Craig Kessler, Southern California Golf Association
Ted Horton Distinguished Service – Scott Hoyt, Pasatiempo Golf Club, Santa Cruz, CA


2013 CGCOA Awards (Awarded at Indian Canyons Golf Resort, Palm Springs)

Course of the Year – Haggin Oaks Golf Complex, Sacramento, CA
Community Environmental – Little River Inn, Little River, CA
For the Good of the Game –Emmy Moore-Minister, Doctors Orders: Play Golf
Ted Horton Distinguished Service (Inaugural) – Ted Horton, Ted Horton Consulting

Learn more about our CGCOA Awards.