CCS Services and Fees

Some of the services that a Course Consulting Service visit include are:

On-Site Course Visit

This service is a major focal point of the Green Section activities. The USGA agronomists offer expert, impartial guidance and evaluation to help golf facilities improve golf course playing quality, environmental sustainability and economic efficiency. Each on-site visit is tailored to the unique needs and objectives of your course.

Written Report

Following each Course Consulting Service visit the golf facility receives a written report summarizing the observations and offering recommendations for continued development, both over the short and long term. 

Year-Round Consultation

If questions or problems arise, calls are welcome at any time during the year. When you enlist the support of Course Consulting Service, you gain access to a team of leading USGA agronomists who can help.

Agronomic Reprints and Publications

A wide range of topics are available through your local Green Section office or Golf House. Recent additions include the USGA Recommendations for Putting Green Construction. 

Education Materials

A wide range of materials on the latest golf course management topics are available through the USGA Green Sect

The fees for the Course Consulting Service in 2014 are:

Pricing 1,2   
 General Assessment , Half-Day Visit $2,500
 General Assessment, Full-Day Visit $3,500
 Irrigation/Water Use Evaluation
 Putting Green Evaluation
 Tree Evaluation3
 Bunker Evaluation
 Playing Quality Evaluation



1. A $500 discount is available if visit fee is paid prior to 5/15/2014.

2. A $300 travel fee will be assessed for Course Consulting Service visits conducted outside of the United States

3. For Tree Evaluation visits requiring more than one day of on-course work, additional charges apply. Please contact your regional USGA agronomist for more information.

For more information on the Course Consulting Service or to arrange a visit, contact your regional Green Section agronomist.