A member of the SGA must meet rigorous Admissions Standards and fulfill ongoing continuing education. To qualify for SGA membership an applicant must be approved under the following standards:

MAI Designation
Be a Member in good standing with the Appraisal Institute, holding the coveted MAI designation.

Demonstrate practical experience with a minimum number of golf property appraisals.

Submit practical examples of golf appraisals for SGA golf appraisal standards review.

Sponsored by an SGA member, and have expertise in golf property valuation.

Membership committee interview and approval.

Benefits of Joining

The SGA, a non-profit organization formed more than twenty-one years ago dedicated to the continued development, education and trusted source of timely information on trends that will impact golf & resort businesses. SGA membership has growth significantly from its humble beginnings, with its active membership located throughout the United States. The SGA grants, the SGA designation to qualified golf experts by invitation only.

The SGA publishes the industry’s most recognized source of information about current and historical trends and indicators regarding golf club investment (e.g. rates of return, management fees, capital reserves, etc.) and lending criteria (e.g. interest rates, terms, points, etc.). SGA continually examines the various trends and developments in the golf industry allowing members to be perhaps some of the best-informed in the business of golf. Our members participate in compiling empirical industry and club data including income and expenses, golf, country club and resort sales, and other industry information to allow members unique insight in the business of golf.

SGA members provide a variety of services relating to M&A, disposition, turn around, club and membership operation evaluations, tax appeals, reporting purposes, transfers for family members, litigation support, as well as many other advisory / valuation services for the golf, lifestyle and golf resorts industries. SGA members can be conveniently contacted through our website at www.golfappraisers.org. Our members are also available for speaking engagements. Many of our members are instructors for various organizations. SGA members are among the most knowledgeable, qualified and trusted golf advisors and valuators the industry offers. We encourage you to a take advantage of the many benefits and resources that the SGA offers by applying for SGA Membership today. Begin the process by downloading an SGA Applications.