Become A Member

Why consider becoming a member or the OGCOA?

There are many golf organizations and associations, but the Buckeye Golf Association is the only association that is the voice for all Ohio golf course operators, managers, and owners. The Buckeye Golf Association serves exclusively to promote, protect and educate its members, who range from driving ranges to large resorts. When you join the Buckeye Golf Association, you automatically become eligible to receive a wide range of cost saving benefits and services.

Your dues are based on the size of your operation. Membership dues are not deductible as a charitable contribution, but may be deductible as an ordinary and necessary business expense. The Buckeye Golf Association is dedicated to helping you and your business. Whether it’s educational programs, networking opportunities, cost saving programs, or protecting your business at the state capital, we’re working for you every day.

Member Application Download: pdfBGA_Membership20.pdf

Purchase/Renew Memberships Online Here

Real Benefits:

Member Benefits Download: pdfBGA_MemberFlyer19.pdf

Association Initiatives:

  • We look at the future of golf to envision what areas of the golf business need education.
  • We are the only golf association in Ohio focusing on the business of golf.
  • Buckeye Golf Association a founding of the “Play Golf Ohio” foundation working in cooperation with the PGA, USGA,
    and the GCSAA.
  • Founder of the Ohio Golf League Network.
  • Create, produce and promote the Ohio Elite Golf Ticket to fund the association’s many activities to promote, educate and protect your businesses.


  • “NewsFlash” monthly newsletter.
  • Classified ads on (members only).
  • “Big Ideas Conference” and vendor fair annually.
  • Educational programs throughout the year featuring important information helping your business.
  • Founding partner in the Northern Golf Alliance.

Legislative Action:

  • Retain top lobbyist for Ohio golf industry.
  • Attends legislative meeting and monitors and fights for the Ohio golf industry.
  • Promoting property tax reform issues for Ohio golf courses.

Golfer Retention & Promotion:

  •, an internet based golf league management system through Golf League Network Serving thousands of league golfers in Ohio.
  • Golf League Championship tournament for all GLN golfers.
  • Ohio Elite Golf Ticket to bring new golfers to participants facilities.