BGL Golf is proud to be associated with the following association partners:

The Golf Federation (Previously known as UKGCOA)

BGL Chief Executive, Colin Mayes was the first Chairman of the UKGCOA (UK Golf Course Owners Association). Now known as The Golf Federation, they revised it in June 2018 with its main aim of improving open access to golf for everyone. This has two main strands:

1. To help golfers find user-friendly venues
2. To help and support venues providing open access to golfers

The UK Golf Federation grew from the UKGCOA, whose board members will continue to guide UK Golf Federation for the foreseeable future. The UKGCOA realised that it needed to be more focused on customers rather than its past concerns in the golf world. The UKGCOA undertook a comprehensive review resulting in the formation of the UK Golf Federation.

Golfers registering will initially be offered:

1. A free newsletter
2. Special offers from welcoming courses
3. Other special deals
4. Special events exclusively held at UK Golf Federation venues

For further information about The Golf Federation, click here.

CMAE (Club Managers Association of Europe)

The Club Managers Association of Europe (CMAE) is a non-profit making professional association with members involved in the management of sports clubs (golf, tennis, sailing and other sports), health & fitness clubs, leisure, city and dining clubs located throughout Europe, Middle East and North Africa.

The CMAE is also a pan-European ‘unifying’ organisation for a variety of national professional associations for club managers and secretaries. National associations can affiliate with the CMAE, thereby giving their membership access to CMAE education programmes, international activities and events.

For further information about CMAE, click here.


BGL were proud to be the world’s first multi-site operator to become GEO Certified at all its venues back in 2014 and continues to maintain this accreditation.

Building on a history of social and environmental value at the roots of the game, golf is poised to emerge as a leader in sustainable sport and business.

In many ways, from ecosystem services and conservation of wildlife, to health and well-being for all ages, to jobs and economic value through local supply chains, golf is good for nature and communities.

Following years of research and professional expertise, the industry is in a new phase of activity working to collectively and credibly represent its contribution while also pledging to do more and more.

This effort is delivered in partnership with GEO Foundation, the international non-profit dedicated entirely to providing a credible and practical sustainability system for golf.

For further information about GEO, click here

ECGOA (European Golf Courses Association)

The ECGOA have a key objective:

To support the interests of golf course owners and operators by representing them on a European level by liaising with the European Commission, other European golf bodies and relevant European and international organisations to professionalise and improve the golf business to grow the game of golf.

For further information about the ECGOA, click here