Founded in 1901 with only seven golf clubs, the Minnesota Golf
Association’s membership has grown to 400 courses and nearly
82,000 individual members throughout the state. Our mission
is to uphold and promote the game of golf and its values
for all golfers in Minnesota.
During the last one hundred years,
the MGA has held true to its beliefs and greatly enhanced the golfers,
the courses and the game itself. During the early years,
the MGA’s primary function was to conduct the golf championships
within the state. However, in the last several decades, the MGA has
expanded its scope to include administering the USGA Handicap System
for Minnesota, publishing the Minnesota Golfer magazine four times
a year, measuring and rating the golf courses in Minnesota,
monitoring the state legislature to make sure the best interests
of golf are served and supporting the game golf in general.
Youth on Course
Youth on Course offers golfers ages 6-18 the opportunity to play golf for $5 or less at participating YOC courses.
The MGA Foundation’s mission is to provide a vision for the future of the game by supporting programs and initiatives that enhance the golfer experience, drive participation among youth, beginners and disabled golfers, endeavor to make the game more sustainable, and foster educational and experiential opportunities for those who represent the game’s future in Minnesota.
Volunteerism is the life-blood of any golf association. If you’re interested in improving the amateur game of golf in Minnesota and furthering the MGA mission to serve all golfers in Minnesota. Contact us today.
Founded in 1901 with seven golf clubs, the Minnesota Golf Association’s membership has grown to 400 courses and nearly 83,000 individual members throughout the state. Our mission is to uphold and promote the game of golf and its values for all golfers in Minnesota.