Tuesday, July 21st, 2020


North Carolina Golf Course Gem is the Only Public-Access Golf Course in the Highlands, Cashiers and Sapphire Region

ORLANDO, Fla. (July 20, 2020) – GOLFNOW today announced a new partnership with Sapphire National Golf Club in North Carolina, providing the club with GOLFNOW’s industry leading technology and services, as well as access to the world’s largest tee-time marketplace. The partnership builds on an agreement the club previously established with EZLinks Golf, now a GOLFNOW company.

Located in North Carolina’s Sapphire Valley and Cashiers Plateau Resort area, Sapphire National Golf Club will continue to benefit from the industry’s leading EZLinks-branded technology and now – as a new member of the GOLFNOW online marketplace – also will be introduced millions of golfers who regularly use GOLFNOW to search for and book tee times.

“We are very excited about being a part of the GOLFNOW platform and looking forward to having an online space where all our customers can book and pay for their golf,” said Austin Fisher, Head Golf Professional at Sapphire National Golf Club.

As part of its upgraded technology and keeping to state-mandated safety protocols, the club also will begin utilizing GOLFNOW’s touchless, pre-paid technology, which allows golfers to book and pay for tee times remotely and in advance. The club also will benefit from enhanced exposure through GOLFNOW’s Premium Marketing Program.

Sapphire National Golf Club is a Ron Garl design that offers optimal playing conditions among picturesque mountain views. As the only public-access golf course in the Highlands, Cashiers and Sapphire region, Sapphire National’s memorable features include a dramatic par 4 nestled beside a majestic waterfall and the postcard, par-3 15th hole, which is highlighted by an island green.

GOLFNOW is an innovative technology company that creates seamless ways for golfers and golf courses to better connect. GOLFNOW operates the largest online tee-time marketplace in the world, offering 3.5 million registered golfers a variety of ways to stay connected to their favorite courses and the ability to easily book tee times online and via mobile devices any time of day. GOLFPASS members receive special playing perks through GOLFNOW, including tee time credit and rewards. GOLFNOW, part of the NBC Sports Group with offices in Orlando, Fla., and Belfast, Northern Ireland, also provides technology, support and marketing services to more than 9,000 golf courses in 24 countries around the world.

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