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Hospitality Research:
Golf & Club Management Industry

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Introduction

This guide is designed to help you begin researching topics related to the golf and club management industry. For more assistance, please Ask a Rosen Librarian.

A printable version of this guide is also available:
Golf PDF (54 KB).


Finding Books

Reference Sources
It is often a good idea to begin your research in the following types of sources, which are designed to be consulted for topic overview or for authoritative information. In many cases, they contain vital information that cannot be found anywhere else.

Title Call Number
gold ball 2008 Operations & Financial Data Report (CMAA) Rosen REF HS2721 .C56 2008
gold ball Beard's Turfgrass Encyclopedia Rosen REF SB433 .B268 2005
gold ball Compensation and Benefits Survey Report (CMAA) Rosen REF HS2723 .C66
gold ball Future Trends & Issues: A Private Club Perspective Rosen REF HS2723 .F888 2004
gold ball Golf Travel in the U.S. Rosen REF GV981 .G68 2009
gold ball Historical Dictionary of Golfing Terms Rosen REF GV965 .D37 2005
gold ball Leisure Market Research Handbook Rosen REF GV174 .M55 2007
gold ball NGCOA-NCA Compensation and Benefits Report Rosen REF HS2501 .N43
gold ball NGF Member Directory Rosen REF GV961. N38
gold ball NGF's Golf Course Directory Rosen REF GV981 .N44
gold ball Royal and Ancient Golfer's Handbook Rosen REF GV961 .G75 2009
gold ball Travel & Tourism Market Research Handbook Rosen REF G155 .U6 T74

The above list is not comprehensive, and certain topics may be covered in sources listed on the Rosen Research Guides on Travel & Tourism or on Statistics/Demographics.


Browsing
Circulating books relating to the golf and club management industry are generally found in the following call number ranges:

  • GV965 - GV987 (golf)
  • HS2501 - HS2723 (club management)
  • KFs (law)
  • SB433 (turfgrass management)
  • TX911 (general and various subtopics)

For more information about the location of books, consult the library catalog.

Library Catalog
Through the UCF Library Catalog, you can locate books, journals, audiovisuals, government documents, and other types of materials.  You can search the catalog by Keyword, Author, Title, Subject, and many other ways.

For assistance with searching the UCF Library Catalog, see the Rosen Research Guide on Finding Books, or Ask a Rosen Librarian.

Finding Articles

Browsing Periodicals
The following periodicals may contain helpful information about the golf and club management industry. General hospitality/tourism periodicals may also have relevant material on the industry. To find articles on a specific topic, you may need to use one of our databases.

Grad Cap  denotes a scholarly (peer-reviewed) source.

 
gold ball Club Management (online - UCF patrons only) gold ball Leisure Management
Grad Cap Cornell Hospitality Quarterly (online - UCF patrons only) gold ball Leisure Opportunities
gold ball Golf Course Management (available on the web) gold ball Private Clubs
gold ball Golf Digest (online - UCF patrons only) gold ball USGA Green Section Record (available on the web)

Databases
To find articles from journals, magazines, and newspapers about your topic, you may need to use one of UCF's many databases. (Note: if you are off campus, click here to find out how to access library databases using your UCF ID card.)

To find databases that are typically most useful for the study of hospitality, click on the Database Locator tab on our homepage, and then choose the subject Hospitality. Some useful databases for golf and club management research include:

  • Hospitality & Tourism Complete: Includes scholarly research and industry news relating to all areas of hospitality and tourism, with coverage from the 1960s to the present.
  • SBRnet: Sports Business Research Network: Statistics, market research, and publications on sports business, sales, and participation.
  • Leisure Tourism Abstracts: Indexes journals from the fields of leisure, recreation, sport, hospitality, tourism, and culture, with coverage from the 1970s to the present.
  • ABI Inform: A general business database that indexes articles on advertising, marketing, economics, human resources, corporate strategies and tactics, management techniques, product information, company histories, and more, with coverage from the early 1900s to to the present.
  • Business Source Premier: A general business database that indexes articles in business, management, economics, finance, banking, investment, and more, with coverage from the 1960s to the present.
  • Mintel Current: A general database that contains current in-depth market analysis reports, what's hot articles, and news on the travel industry.

For a more detailed overview of how to use our databases, see the Rosen Research Guide titled Finding Articles.

Finding Other Materials

Websites
The Internet is generally not a good place to find scholarly information on the timeshare industry. However, you may wish to explore the websites listed on our Helpful Websites page.

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