Royal Golf Federation of Andalusia

The Royal Golf Federation of Andalusia (Real Federación Andaluza de Golf) is a non-profit making organisation representing golf in this region. It is more a regulatory body which controls activities of golf clubs and courses located in the southern Spain region. Most of professional golf courses are now members of the body.

Founded in 1979, it merged with the Real Federación Española de Golf (Spanish Golf Federation) in 1985, which made this a legal entity. It was in May 2006 that awarded the present name by His Majesty the King of Spain.

As the supervisory body, its administrative structure consists of a Governing Body – elected in every four years. And the governing body consists of representatives from clubs, sports association, or himself/herself a sportsperson, a coach, referee or an umpire.

The board then elects the President of the Federation who later appoints the Board of Directors, Accounts Auditor and members of the Sports Discipline Committee. The Golf Federation is only answerable to the Sports Association Register of the Regional Government of Andalusia.

Andalusia – A golfers’ paradise

Blessed with natural landscape and typical Mediterranean mild climate, Andalusia – located in southern Spain – is considered as Golfers’ paradise. Today, there are nearly 100 golf courses scattered all around the coast of Malaga, Granada, Almeria, Cadiz, Huelva and even inland provinces of Cordoba, Jaen and Seville.

Over the years, golf tourism has reached its peak with quality infrastructure which not only meets the demands of domestic players, but also both amateurs and professionals coming from all parts of the world. It’s the climate and tourist friendly culture, coupled with scenic landscape, which makes Andalusia – a fabulous golf destination.

Members of Board of Directors comprise the President, Vice-Presidents, Treasurer and Members of various committees. There are many committees included like the Youth Amateurs, Ladies Amateurs, Men Amateurs, Rules, Marketing, Pitching & Putt, Committee of Advisors and Committee of Sports Discipline. In addition there is a Courses & Handicap, Adapted Golf and Professionals Committee made for specific purposes.

All the committees are directed by the Board of Directors for their specific functioning while certain members of the Board have stipulated work: Adapted Golf, the Environment, and the Rules.

For example, the Rules Committee works in tandem with other international golfing bodies United States Golf Association (USGA), in preparing comprehensive golfing rules and regulations i.e. applicable worldwide.

The Royal Golf Federation of Andalusia also sets and manages the overall calendar of events which include the Andalusia Golf Royal Federation competitions, club wise events and all other monthly tournaments organised by individual golf clubs.

At present, as many as 131 golf clubs located in all the eight provinces of Andalusia – Malaga, Granada, Almeria, Cadiz, Huelva, Cordoba, Jaen and Sevilla – come under the administration of the Federation, including those 63 golf clubs of Malaga.

Play Golf in Andalusia

One of the best ways to take part in various golf competitions in Andalusia or any part of southern Spain is take the membership of the Spanish golf federation. The Federation organises and sponsors a number of golf competitions.

To take part in any of the competition, you just need to pay an entry fee which is very reasonable for members of any registered club. With a membership card, anyone can enter any competition and win prizes and trophies.

Real Federación Andaluza de Golf
Calle Sierra de Grazalema, 33 – 5 – 1ºB
Tel. +34 95 222 55 90
Fax +34 95 222 03 87

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