Benefits of GCAE membership
- Legislative Advocacy
- Increasing Rounds
- Operating Solutions
- Savings Solutions
- Info Central
The GCAE works to influence laws on a European level on behalf of the golf industry, frequently in conjunction with our partner associations. With the shift of decision making from national to European level, and the growing role of the EU in legislative matters, the role of the GCAE as a protector of the interests of course owners and operators is increasing rapidly. We also offer a wide range of resources to guide our members on European legislative issues which may affect them.Explore
Our business is all about attracting and retaining golfers. GCAE members are able to share knowledge on how to operate golf facilities as efficiently and profitably as possible – at our annual conference, for example, and via our monthly newsletters and online forums such as the GCAE LinkedIn Group. Members are also able to develop their marketing programs by drawing on our members-only online resources and publications from our Bookstore.
Members receive monthly magazine subscriptions with cutting-edge stories and industry trends, a variety of manuals, benchmarking programs, an online buyers guide and the monthly member e-newsletter, which offer you the right tools to support your choices.
The GCAE also offers a range of effective savings solutions through the power of group purchasing. This purchasing network connects GCAE members with golf course suppliers who offer rebates and discounts on top of your best-negotiated rate.
We are a strong community of experienced owners and operators from all types and sizes of golf facilities. This means that you will always find peers in our group who share your concerns. You can then use this network in the way that best suits you and your needs. Examples: The GCAE LinkedIn Group: 24/7 online hotline for Q&A, energetic discussions, and idea sharing; the annual European Golf Business Conference: special fee for GCAE members to attend the most important golf business event of the year; International cooperation with associations in the United States, Canada and Asia that offer a global industry perspective.
From white papers to legislation to sample contracts and forms, InfoCentral provides GCAE members literally hundreds of documents they can use in the daily management and administration of their businesses – all immediately downloadable and completely free-of-chargeExplore