The Golf Guide® is a glossy, full-color magazine published four times annually: Spring, Summer, Winter and Fall.
The Golf Guide’s mission philosophy is to promote the sport of golf, increase play at area courses through both daily-fee and golf travel, and also market other businesses peripheral to the sport. We do this with a multi-medium marketing program.
Since 1999, The Golf Guide® Magazine has been distributed directly through subscriptions and at 550 locations including regional golf courses, retail golf shops, driving ranges, hotels, visitor and tourism centers. The magazine is also distributed at 6 Regional Golf Shows each year. The Golf Guide® Magazine reaches 40,000 golfers in Pennsylvania, Maryland, West Virginia, Virginia, New Jersey, and New York as well as travelers from Canada.
The Golf Guide® website golfguideinc.com receives well over 2,000,000 successful hits and nearly 150,000 visitor sessions each year, and with continued high placement on the top search engines, is a vital part of the magazines marketing. Each month The Golf Guide® also sends out an e-Mail directly to the golfers that have signed up for it through the website. This E-Mail promotes specials or discounts, and is strategically placed to create immediate action from the golfers. See the list of Golf Guide advertising alumni.
Finally, The Golf Guide® also promotes the golf travel business through its golf package company Golf Guide Golf Getaways. Established in 2001, this subsidiary to the magazine generates golf travel rounds and lodging to eight specific destinations within The Golf Guide® distribution area. Through the magazine and website, Golf Guide Golf Getaways is able to bring business directly to golf course and lodging partners from golf travelers. The facilities don't have to do a thing. Golf Guide Golf Getaways makes thetee times and reservations, takes care of all the paperwork, and eventually writes our associates checks for doing business with us.
2017 Publishing Schedule & Rate Card
|Issue||Copy Deadline||Rack Dates|
|Winter||January 6||February 2 – April 13|
|Spring||March 24||April 14 – June 22|
|Summer||May 31||June 23 – August 31|
|Fall||August 11||September 1 – December 31|
|Advertising Rates||Annually||Per Issue|
Quarter Page Display
|Half Page Feature Course||$3,500||N/A|
|Half Page Display||$3,500||$ 950|
|Full Page Display||$6,000||$1,700|
|Full Page, Inside Front Cover||$10,000||$3,000|
|Full Page, Inside Rear Cover||$8,000||$2,500|
|Full Page, Rear Cover||$12,000||$3,500|
|Full Page, Inside Mast||$9,000||$2,750|
|(All advertisers with an annual contract receive The Golf Guide website www.golfguideinc.com with direct links and golf packaging, where applicable, plus monthly e-Mail newsletter and additional social media marketing via Facebook, Twitter etc., at no additional charge.)|
|Full Page||4.88 X 7.88|
|Full Page Covers||6.0 X 9.0 (includes required bleed of .25 on each side)
Please download template Revised March 2013
|Half Page (Horizontal)||4.88 X 3.75|
||4.88 X 3.75|
|Half Page (Vertical)||2.349 X 7.88|
|Quarter Page||2.349 X 3.75|
||2.349 X 3.75|
|Coupon||2.750 X 2.125 (Each Side-Front and Back)|
|Digital ad specs: Four-Color process; 300 dpi at full size; accepted on PC as .tif, .eps, .psd, or .pdf. Editable, layer-separated .psd or .ai files are preferred.|
Digitally printed by YGS
Saddle-Stitch Bound; Four-Color process; Finished Size 5.5 x 8.5
Cover: 80# Productolith Gloss + Varnish
Text- 70# Productolith Gloss