GCSAA is a founding member of the National Alliance for Accessible Golf (Alliance). The mission of the Alliance is to increase participation of people with disabilities in the game of golf. GCSAA serves on the Alliance board of directors.
The government relations session “ADA Accessibility Guidelines and NPDES Pesticide General Permits: Prepare Your Course for Compliance” was held at the 2011 GCSAA Education Conference.
In January 2011, GCSAA submitted comments to the DOJ on the ANPRM related to “Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Disability by State and Local Governments and Places of Public Accommodation; Equipment and Furniture”. GCSAA also provided public testimony in January 2011 on the ANPRM at a DOJ public listening session in San Francisco.
In September 2011, GCSAA offered a free webcast to its members on the new ADA accessibility guidelines for golf courses. The featured speaker was Peggy Greenwell, U.S. Access Board Accessibility Specialist.
In 2012, the Alliance published an updated Toolkit for Golf Course Owners and Operators to provide guidance to golf course owners and operators seeking ways to make their golf course more accessible to golfers with disabilities.
In 2013, the Alliance hosted the “Making Your Course Accessible to Individuals with Disabilities” presentation at the Golf Industry Show in San Diego as well as Alliance Awareness Week during June 24-28.
In 2014 The Alliance distributed an Accessible Golf Assessment to all U.S. golf facilities to help the golf industry undertand programming and accessibility at facilities across the country.
In 2014, GCSAA joined the Executive Committee on the Alliance Board of Directors.
In 2014, the Alliance distributed an Accessible Golf Assessment to all U.S. golf facilities to help the golf industry understand programming and accessibility at facilities across the country.
In 2014, the Alliance hosted the "Growing the Game at Your Facility Through Accessible & 'Inclusive' Golf Programs" session at the Golf Industry Show.
In 2015, GCSAA hosted the "Top 10 Myths about the ADA and Golf Courses" government relations program at the Golf Industry Show in San Antonio.
In 2015, the Alliance announced the launch of a search engine to assist individuals with disabilities in locating accessible golf facilities within their local area.
In 2016, the Alliance exhibited for the first time ever at the Golf Industry Show in San Diego and National Golf Day event in Washington, D.C.