• Distinct Software Solutions

    Unmatched innovation. Comprehensive customer service. Fresh ideas in the digital marketing space.
  • The golf industry's leading provider of online marketing.
  • Third party tee time distribution that works for courses.
  • Online marketing for restaurants done right.

About Our Company

Distinct Software Solutions is an Austin-based company with a long record of innovation. Our goal has remained the same for years - provide comprehensive digital marketing that works.

Online Golf Marketing

CourseTrends serves the golf industry with online marketing solutions that range from website design to email blasts to reputation management and more.

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Tee Time Distribution

The Golf18 Network distributes tee times for 3,000+ courses spread across all 50 states, making it a favorite among an audience of millions of golfers and course operators.

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Restaurant Marketing Solutions

Spillover provides restaurants with responsive website designs, reputation management and email marketing, all of which are specifically designed to increase revenue.

Our Latest News

Distinct Software Solutions

Austin, Texas-based Distinct Software Solutions (DSS) has been named the preferred website, email and internet marketing partner for Troon© and Troon Golf©.

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CourseTrends unveils the latest enhancement to its Internet marketing suite, a Customer Relationship Management (CRM) module.

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Oakhurst Golf Club

Distinct Software Solutions announced today that Oakhurst Golf Club in Porter, Texas near Houston has signed up for tee time distribution through Golf18 Network, one of Distinct Software Solutions' key...

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Sunset Hill Golf Course

Distinct Software Solutions announced today that Sunset Hill Golf Course in Guymon, Oklahoma has signed up for its internet marketing and social media services in order to enhance branding on all online platforms...

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CourseTrends’ TTRC

Distinct Software Solutions is currently promoting the benefits of CourseTrends’ Tee Time Reservation Center to golf courses across the country by offering a free phone system evaluation. CourseTrends is...

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Apple Mountain Golf Resort

Distinct Software Solutions announced today that Apple Mountain Golf Resort in Camino, California has signed up for its new social media elite services in order to enhance branding across all social media platforms...

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What People Say

  • “Using CourseTrends this year has allowed us to book more tournaments than any other course in New Orleans. We have also seen a major jump in memberships this year, and we attribute all of this success to the CourseTrends marketing tools that we now have at our disposal.”

    Jay Maumus

    Lakewood Golf Club
  • “We have been thrilled with CourseTrends. They really are the leading provider of online golf marketing solutions. CourseTrends' easy to use templates allow us to control and design our web site, email blasts and online store all in house. Our email and data collection lists have also increased from 1,300 to 6,000 in less than a year. Through CourseTrends, we continue to reach new customers at a very low cost. CourseTrends makes success so easy. We would recommend them to anyone.”

    Jamie Spencer

    White Deer Golf Course
  • “We're very excited about our future with CourseTrends. In the past three weeks, we have acquired more inquiries with our new CourseTrends site than we did in the previous nine months with our old site. CourseTrends is doing something right. Great job!”

    Justin Wilde

    Mojave Resort Huukan Golf Club

Executive Team

Ali Murdoch

Chief Executive Officer

Ali (Alasdair) Murdoch is an experienced and successful business manager and entrepreneur. He successfully built and sold an eGrocery business beginning in his native Dublin, Ireland and bringing it to the US in 2002. A graduate from University College Dublin, he has committed to working on his golf game, which can be best described as erratic now that he is leading DSS CourseTrends.

Boots Crossley

SVP of Sales & Customer Success

Boots is a customer champion who has managed both software and services since 2000 and worked in multiple SaaS based businesses from intelligence based start up to data analytics. After spending the first 14 years as a key member of a leading Virgin SaaS Company both in South Africa and the USA, Boots moved to Austin and joined CourseTrends in 2014 to help lead all aspects of the B2B and B2C strategy.

Scot Forbis, PGA

SVP of Marketing & Major Clients

Scot is PGA certified. After earning a bachelor's degree from George Mason University, he started his golf career at Heather Glen Golf Links in Myrtle Beach. Over the years, Scot has worked with Atlantic Golf and their Queenstown Harbor, South River and Potomac Ridge properties. Scot is uniquely qualified, having worked as a head golf professional, general manager and golf marketer.

Jay Warnock

Vice President of Golf18

With years of experience in tee time distribution and marketing, Jay manages Golf18 Network sales. Jay started with golf career with GolfSwitch/GolfHub, where he was involved in the development of the online tee time business and online affiliate programs. With unique knowledge of the industry, Jay has spoken to groups about tee time marketing, distribution, yield management and affiliate programs.