A United Voice for Golf

The Arizona Alliance for Golf is a coalition of like-minded organizations and individuals dedicated to the game of golf, the various industries it supports and the people who love and depend on it. Through leadership, stewardship and commitment, the AAG aims to protect, promote and prepare the game for a bright and fruitful future for generations to come.


The game and the
business of golf

The latest research on the Arizona golf industry states the game of golf and its various revenue streams account for more than $4.6 billion in economic impact. Some people and organizations who don’t understand the game, however, ignore this enormous impact and aim to enact frivolous regulations on water and other factors related to the viability of golf and its future. We will protect the game and the business of golf.


Unity between the allied associations
and stakeholders

The Allied associations of the AAG have a common goal to promote the game and steward its growth, and now, those associations have a single common voice – something the Arizona golf industry has never had before. The AAG is a united front dedicated to not only the promotion of the game itself, but also the thousands of jobs dependent on the golf and tourism industry in Arizona.


The way for future

The game of golf teaches young people life lessons like honesty, integrity, perseverance and judgment – all characteristics of future leaders. We believe it’s absolutely imperative to prepare the game for future success.

AAG Allied Associations

These organizations have joined the Arizona Alliance for Golf and are now part of the unified voice dedicated to the protection, promotion and preparation of the game in Arizona.


The Arizona Golf Association represents the amateur body of players in the state of Arizona with more than 80,000 members.

The Club Management Association of America (CMAA) is the largest professional association for managers of membership clubs with 6,800 members throughout the US and internationally.

The First Tee-Phoenix was created for the purpose of providing affordable access to golf and golf learning facilities for young people in Maricopa County from all walks of life – particularly those who otherwise might not have an opportunity to play.

The Cactus & Pine Golf Course Superintendents Association is dedicated to enhancing the professional recognition of its members through education, leadership, collaboration, government relations and environmental stewardship.

The Junior Golf Association of Arizona (JGAA) introduces Arizona’s youth to the game of golf and helps junior golfers develop golf and life skills through competitive programs and tournaments. Our mission is to educate, motivate and inspire future leaders through the game of golf.

NGCOA Arizona is the only trade association dedicated exclusively to golf course owners and operators. NGCOA Arizona members include owners, operators and general managers of daily-fee, semi-private, private and resort courses of all sizes.

The Southwest PGA is one of forty-one sections of the Professional Golfers’ Association of America. Their mission is to elevate the standards of the Professional Golfer’s vocation; to promote interest in the game of golf and otherwise protect the mutual interest of members