Benefits of Membership

Members get access to free benefits that supports their retail business


There are lots of benefits of membership and these keep growing all the time. However, maybe the best benefit is that as members we stand together as golf facility owners and commercial of facility operators and try to maximise our position in the golfing market as key providers of excellent golfing facilities and service. Also together we promote golf participation through our open access to golf facilities.

So, at present you get access to free benefit opportunities that give lots of support for your business:

  • Free - Your entry and access to using the UKGF website is easy just enter and login as a Venue Member and load your facility and events. We will drive customers to the site.
  • Free - UK Golf Federation Newsletter on topical golf stories and news. This will be distributed to you via your email address with events and information related to our area of the golf industry.
  • Free - Access to the UK Golf Federation Members Benefits Portal giving financial saving of over £1,400 per person and a whole raft of wellbeing, lifestyle and learning benefits, free to all members and their staff,
  • VAT - We are constantly working on addressing the tax distortion that affects some of our members businesses and this will continue until we have achieved a fair tax outcome for all our members in our industry.
  • Business Rates - Working with government on changing the inbalance golf operations are burdened with against small site traders.
  • Free - Entry to Bookers wholesale rebate discount programme can be energised by contacting Susan Cameron, email
    Confirmed Place - at GolfBIC the UK Golf Federation Sustainability Road Shows 2024 - 4 One Day Road Shows looking at all the issues surrounding operating a sustainable golf facility - Supported by The R&A Susutainability Team & GEO Plus! other key sustainable partners and how to operate Carbon Nett Zero or Carbon Positive. Contact Jane Montgomery - Manager <> for more details.
  • Free - 10% Discount - On all CMAE MPD Education Courses - CMAE are the Preferred Education Partner of the UK Golf Federation and all members can enjoy this unique discount on these business and career development programmes. 
  • Citation - 10% Discount - Range of Compliance Services, this includes their core HR, Employment Law and Health & Safety service including a 24/7 expert advice line, 100s of model documents, contracts and templates, and a dedicated local consultant with annual site visits. Plus, they can support you with training, fire and electrical safety services, ISO Certifications, and SMAS Accreditation please contact
  • Membership - through the UKGF of the All-Party Parliamentary Golf Group (APPG)
  • TGI Golf - Discount on Association Membership - make use of a whole range of seven benefits, including marketing & PR tools, finance products through TGI Golf Finance and free in store assistance from its expert retail consultants.

There is more to come from membership as we go forward with our ever-changing golf industry and always feel free to contact me with any issues you would like to discuss or new areas of interest that could be beneficial to the UK Golf Federation and its members.

The UK Golf Federation formally known as the UKGCOA - (The UK Golf Course Owners Association) - is a Registered company limited by guarantee No.13501309 Registered in England and Wales. Offices at  20 Market Hill, Southam, Warwickshire, CV47 0HF and Tel: 44 (0) 7398 927647