The Golf Course Association Europe (GCAE) is a trade association for golf course owners and operators across Europe. The GCAE protects and nurtures the interests of owners and operators throughout Europe, from 9-hole facilities to the owners of multiple golf courses. With the growing role of the European Union (EU) and the shift of decision making from a national to a European level, the role of the GCAE as Europe’s leading authority on the business of golf course ownership is increasing rapidly.
The GCAE is a not-for-profit trade association, owned and governed by its membership, providing business support to European golf course operators and related stakeholders, presenting one united voice within the golf course industry.
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