Germany is located deep in the heart of Europe, sharing its borders with nine other countries. Its location allows Germany to offer golf in many great golf courses and outstanding locations.

Germany is one of the largest golfing nations in Europe with over 700 golf clubs and over 600.000 golfers. Out of all the golfers roughly 57% are males, 35% female and 8% junior players. Germany has reached high numbers due to the exceptional industry organizations that support golf in Germany who continually strive to improve the golf business.

Golf is one of the fastest growing sports in Germany, however, the small decline of growth rates over the last decade have to be considered. The growth in player participation has steadily increased but the growth rate has slightly decreased throughout the years.

Professional golfers like Bernhard Langer and Martin Kaymer have put Germany on the map of recognized golfing nations. Martin Kaymer has just won his second major tournament of the year, which is a boosting opportunity for the development of golf in Germany.

‘We have a great product in Germany and we are very optimistic for a successful future for the German golf industry. Germany offers a wide range of golf courses, creative management and with our partners, professional support from the golf industry and golf bodies like the EGCOA to support the industry on a European level. We still see lots of potential in all parts of the German golf market.’

Thomas Hasak, Director / German Golf Course Owners Association (BVGA)

German Golf Course Owners Association – Bundesverband Golfanlagen e.V (BVGA)

The German Golf Course Owners Association (BVGA) is the trade association representing the owners and operators of golf facilities in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and the Czech Republic.

The BVGA was founded was founded in December of 1998 and emerged from the former “Golf Course Business Circle”, which existed since June 1996. The BVGA has established itself as a key player and successful network for “Golf & Business” in the golf market, services sector of the leisure industry.

The BVGA has established itself as a key player and successful network for “Golf & Business” on the golf market, services sector of the leisure industry. In over 15 years, the Federal Association of golf courses could unite from the Gulf economy and Golf Industry 175 recognized golf course operators (members) from 4 nations and numerous partners.

Together our members and partners to grow together over the years to combine experiences and ideas. BVGA members learn additionally from the know-how and benefit from the various special conditions of cooperation partnerships


German Golf  Industry Snapshot

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