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FAQs

About GCBAA

How do I become a member of GCBAA?

How do I contact a GCBAA Builder or Supplier?

Is there a list of GCBAA Members contact information?
Membership contact information lists are only available to GCBAA members.  Information can be provided in Excel or Access format.  To join the GCBAA, click HERE.

Hiring a GCBAA Member

Why Hire a GCBAA Builder or Supplier?

  • Dedicated to the profession of golf construction and renovation
  • Provide the highest ethical practices and standards
  • Experienced and knowledgeable in golf course construction and renovation
  • Have the skills and resources necessary to complete projects from design through grow-in of the course
  • Work history and references
  • Knowledge of the golf industry
  • Support the game of golf and the golf industry
  • Promote the growth of the game through mutual cooperation and support of the Allied Associations of Golf, civic organizations and the general public
  • Foster benevolence by providing children the education and use of golf clubs to learn to play the game

The Golf Course Remodeling and Building Process

Are there any resources available to estimate the cost of golf course construction and renovation?

Are there any draft contracts available for builders, owners, architects, and superintendents to use before beginning a new construction or renovation project?
The American Society of Golf Course Architects (ASGCA) and the Golf Course Builders Association of America jointly recognized that standard contract forms used in our industry did not adequately describe the roles and responsibilities of the Golf Course Architect, the Contractor, and the Owner in a golf course construction project.  In response to this situation, members of each organization volunteered to collaborate in the development of a set of General Conditions and a Sample Contract that more accurately establishes the relationships and responsibilities of the aforementioned parties.  The documents that were developed in no way infringe upon the Golf Course Architects' rights and duties with respect to developing a set of technical specifications that differentiate them from those of other colleagues in the industry.  Furthermore, we recommend that the documents be reviewed by project attorneys prior to the execution of a formal agreement.  While neither the American Society of Golf Course Architects nor the Golf Course Builders Association of America can take legal responsibility for the documents, it is our joint hope that they will become the standar format for future golf course construction agreements.  The contract is available in CD-ROM format to GCBAA and ASGCA Members only.

To join the GCBAA, click HERE.

Advertising & Vendor Relations

Can I arrange to exhibit or attend a GCBAA meeting?
Annual
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he GCBAA holds its Annual Meeting in conjunction with the Golf Industry Show.  This meeting provides an opportunity for all GCBAA members to hear the state of the Association, discuss issues relevant to the golf construction industry, voice opinions on affairs of the Association, and network with other members.  During the Annual Meeting, the GCBAA hosts an opening cocktail reception.  Members of the GCBAA receive one complimentary registration per company for admittance into the Golf Industry Show.  You must pre-register for the show to receive admission credentials.  

Summer
The GCBAA holds a Summer Meeting each year in conjunction with the PGA Championship.  This meeting includes education seminars, an annual golf tournament and other social events.  A tradeshow area is featured throughout the Summer Meeting events, and only members of the GCBAA are allowed to exhibit at the tradeshow.

Can I advertise in the GCBAA Quarterly EarthShaping Newsletter?

Can I advertise in the GCBAA Membership Directory?
The printed GCBAA Membership Directory, often referred to as the "Bible of the Golf Construction Industry," has been discontinued after 2013. With the technology available today, GCBAA members can update their company profiles, awards, contact information and real-time directory data through the GCBAA mobile website at m.gcbaa.org.  Advertising opportunities are available, please click HERE for more information.