The 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. The GCBAA hosts an Opening Cocktail Reception prior to opening day of the Golf Industry Show which over 700 professionals involved in the industry attend. This reception has become the signature event for opening night.
The GCBAA holds a Summer Meeting each year in conjunction with the PGA Championship. This meeting includes educational seminars, an exhibit area for Associate members, an annual golf tournament and other social events. During the Summer Meeting, the GCBAA also hosts the Awards Dinner, which includes the presentation of the prestigious Don A. Rossi Award and the Golf Industry News Builder of the Year awards.
The quarterly GCBAA newsletter, EarthShapingNews, contains items of interest to those involved in the golf course construction industry including details on membership meetings, lists of new members, and updates on the Association's programs and activities. Press releases from members are also included in the "Movers and Shapers" column and classified advertising is available. The newsletter is distributed to GCBAA members, golf course architects, golf media, and others with an interest in the golf course construction industry.
The annual GCBAA Membership Directory contains company profiles of member companies, a construction reference section, and information on the Golf Course Builder Certification Program, GCBAA Foundation and other GCBAA activities. The Directory is updated and edited each year. It is distributed to GCBAA members, the Allied Association of Golf, golf course architects, developers, owners, superintendents, municipalities, golf media, and universities. Advertising is available to members of the GCBAA.
The GCBAA's website updates visitors on the activities of the Association and lists all GCBAA members. Links are added to each member's website and email address.
The LPGA offers complimentary admission to all domestic LPGA events. Click Here for the LPGA Tournament Schedule.
The USGA has offered all GCBAA members complimentary admission to all USGA Championships.
The spouse or guest of the GCBAA Member is also granted complimentary admission to the Women's Open, Senior Open and U.S. Amateur. However, the spouse or guest of the GCBAA Member is NOT granted complimentary admission to the U.S. Open.
U.S. Open - Children age 12 and under at the time of the U.S. Open will be allowed complimentary admission on a daily basis only when accompanied by an adult ticket holder. Tickets are also available for youths 13-17 years old on a daily basis at a reduced rate when accompanied by an adult ticket holder. All junior tickets can be obtained at Will Call located at the admission gate each day of the Championship.
Women's Open, Senior Open and U.S. Amateur - Persons 17 and under will be allowed complimentary admission on a daily basis when accompanied by an adult ticket holder. All junior tickets can be obtained at Will Call or the Admission Gate each day of the championship.
Members may park at general parking at each Championship and take the complimentary shuttle to Will Call facility where they will need to show both a valid GCBAA membership card and another picture identification to receive their complimentary Grounds ticket. This procedure will need to be followed for each day of the Championship that the member wishes to attend.
Click Here for the list of Tournaments that qualify.
Junior Tickets: Children age 12 and under at the time of the U.S. Open will be allowed complimentary admission on a daily basis when accompanied by an adult ticket holder. Youth 17 and under will be allowed complimentary admission on a daily basis when accompanied by an adult ticket holder to the Women's Open, Senior Open and U.S. Amateur.
Please park at general parking for all events and take the shuttle to Will Call. You will need to show your GCBAA membership card and valid identification to receive your complimentary grounds ticket.
PGA of America
The PGA has offered all GCBAA members and their spouse complimentary admission to the PGA Championship and Senior PGA Championship. You will need to show your GCBAA membership card and valid identification to receive your complimentary tickets. Click Here for the list of Tournaments that qualify.
The PGA Tour offers all GCBAA members and immediate family when accompanied by the member complimentary admission to all PGA Tour events. To gain admission, show your GCBAA membership card and a photo identification. Call the PGA Tour event office for the event you want to attend to determine where to pick up your complimentary ticket. Click Here for the list of Tournaments that qualify.
World Golf Hall of Fame
Members and guests will receive 20% off full priced adult admission to the World Golf Hall of Fame and Museum in St. Augustine, Florida. Tickets include all day museum admission, a round on the 18th-hole natural grass putting course and a shot on the Challenge Hole. The facility also includes an IMAX Theater, gift shop and cafe. Present your GCBAA membership card at the box office for the discount. Additional details, directions, and hours of operation can be found at www.worldgolfhalloffame.org