Golfers interested in teeing off at a West Virginia state golf course can now reserve their time online. The booking upgrade is thanks to a partnership between the state and NBC Sports Next and GolfNow.
“As a lifelong golfer myself, I am incredibly excited to announce this partnership with GolfNow,” Gov. Jim Justice said. “Our state parks are one of our state’s most valued treasures and I’m excited that we now have a new way to attract golfers from around the country to come and experience all of the beauty and goodness our great state has to offer. I want to thank our Department of Tourism and DNR for working hard everyday to continue making our State Parks the best they can be.”
As part of the partnership between State Parks and GolfNow, golfers will be able to directly book tee times participating courses through the GolfNow website and app.
“Thanks to the leadership and support of Gov. Justice and forward-thinking partnerships like this, our state parks have dramatically improved to enhance the experience of the more than 8 million people who visit each year,” said Brett McMillion, director of the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources, which manages the state parks system.
GolfNow is NBC Sport Next’s technology provider that streamlines the booking process between golfers and golf courses. In a press release, GolfNow said it serves “millions of registered golfers” and provides technology, support, and marketing services to more than 11,000 golf courses in more than 40 countries.
“By making tee time booking available online, we’re not just opening up access to our beautiful state park fairways, we’re also driving economic growth in our communities,” West Virginia Commerce Secretary James Bailey said. “Through this partnership, we’re putting our state park golf courses on the map and highlighting West Virginia’s remarkable beauty. It’s a hole-in-one for our state’s economy and a win-win for everyone who loves to play golf.”