Golf Channel turning 25 this Friday

NBCUniversal owned Golf Channel turns 25 this Friday, Jan. 17, 2020.

  • The network launched Jan. 17, 1995.
  • Founded by Joseph E. Gibbs and legendary golfer Arnold Palmer, the network was among the first of subscription networks to cover a single sport.
  • The network was originally a pay channel requiring a separate fee but was eventually migrated to a basic tier offering.
  • Comcast bought a majority stake in the channel in 2000, eventually becoming the sole owner by 2003.
  • Golf coverage on NBC would eventually become branded as “Golf Channel on NBC” in February 2011.