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About Scottish Golf

Scottish Golf is the national governing body for the sport of golf in Scotland. Based at the Home of Golf in St Andrews, we provide support to Scotland’s affiliated golf clubs (c580), representing and adding value to around 180,000 golf club members.

Our role ranges from providing face-to-face support to our clubs, through to staging a series of national championships for golfers of all ages and abilities, while maintaining the handicap system to enable golfers of differing abilities, men and ladies alike, to compete on a fair and equitable basis.

We strive to promote, develop and govern golf for all generations and without barriers.  Supporting clubs to be more welcoming, open and inclusive with a view to increasing membership for all, with a particular emphasis on women and young people; provide the insights, tools and resources that help golf clubs embrace the needs of demographic change, digital transformation and influence cultural change; identify and secure new investment channels to reinvest in the evolution and growth of the game in Scotland.

Our Vision:

Making Golf Scotland’s Game For Everyone

Our Mission:

To inspire a nation to love golf in all its forms and contribute to a healthier, inclusive and aspirational Scotland


To promote, develop and govern golf for all generations and without barriers

Strategic Objectives:

  • Playing the Game
  • Growing the Game
  • Improving Finances
  • Creating Champions
  • Staging Events
  • Governance & Leadership
  • Handicapping

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