Making sure the commercial golf facilities in the UK are represented at the right tables via UKGCOA’s close links with golfs governing bodies and leading organisations, such as the R&A, the Home Unions, BIGGA, PGA and the Sport & Recreation Alliance.


The UKGCOA will actively lobby and provide support on all issues that affect our members, such as taxation, business rates, planning reforms, etc.. The bigger our membership, the louder our voice is.


Networking with the right people is important in any business and UKGCOA regularly organises meetings and events where members have the opportunity to do this. The best teachers are our peers and sometimes our competitors.

Growing the game

The UKGCOA takes an active role working with other organisations, governing bodies and charities to grow the game of golf by partnering and promoting campaigns such as National Golf Month, #ThisGirlGolfs and Get into Golf.

Annual Conference

Members get a preferential rate to attend our Annual Conference, The Golf Business & Industry Convention (GolfBIC) with top industry speakers and exhibition.

Golf Operator Association

The Golf Operator Association provides clubs with the cutting edge social media and marketing tools they need to succeed in this ever changing golf landscape. The tools worth hundreds of pounds per month are available to UKGCOA members at a 50% discount for just £19.95. Complete instructions and marketing plans are provided for easy execution.

Business Support Helpline

Members have access to a free helpline through Croner, the leading provider of compliance solutions to UK businesses who employ solicitors, Tax & VAT consultants and Health & Safety specialists, to offer you the best ‘jargon-free’ business advice.

Cost Saving Opportunities

Get a 2% cash rebate on food and drink through our partnership with Booker Wholesaler and 25% discount on advertising job vacancies on and 

Seminars & Workshops

UKGCOA members are able to attend seminars and workshops organised by both the UKGCOA and the Federation of Sports and Play Associations free of charge. 

For more information about any of the above benefits and services please contact