Golf is fun, exciting, and a great way to make professional connections and new friends. Whether you are a former competitive college golfer who has entered the professional world, or a girl trying to learn the game, you're going to need a place to play! I personally struggled to find golf groups and events for female golfers after college, but have found some good options for women. Golf can sometimes be seen as a “men’s game” but these four organizations are dedicated to increasing female participation in the sport and provide a fun atmosphere for female golfers to meet up and play!
Photo Credit: Grueter Golf
- Grueter Golf was started by four friends who were curious about the game that had always seemed slow, uptight, and male-dominated. Today, Greuter Golf’s mission is to get more girls golfing. They teach girls who have never picked up a club how to play as well as give seasoned female golfers a place to play with other girls. Greuter Golf provides a safe, supportive, and laid back environment to everyone looking to get on the green. Events are mostly around New York City but Greuter is also in Chicago, Philly, and Baltimore. To learn more about Greuter Golf Click here.
Photo Credit: Nextgengolf
- Nextgengolf offers co-ed, team-based golf opportunities for adults 21+ in 25 major cities across the country. The tournaments are for amateur golfers of all skill levels and there are two formats to choose from. Best ball for the more competitive female golfers and scramble for the more relaxed female golfers. Each team consists of 2-3 pairs. Don't have a full team? That’s no problem! Nextgengolf will help fill out your team if you don't have enough people, or match you to a team if you're signing up as a free agent. There are no membership fees, no handicaps needed and the tournaments are held at high end courses. Nextgengolf sees many couples and college golf female alumni playing together on a team. Learn more about City Tour and find your city here.
Photo Credit: Women on Course
- Women on Course is one of the fastest growing national communities for women interested in connecting through the game of golf. They host over 800 local golf, social and networking events across the country for female golfers every year. Women on Course also offers a membership component that gives girls discounts on clubs, gear, events, and more! Women on course is not just for seasoned golfers, their Learn to Golf membership comes with a set of clubs and lessons! Women on course is a great option for golf groups on females who are newer to the game. Learn more about Women on Course here.
Photo Credit: Symetra Tour
- For the female golfers that are looking to pursue a professional golf career, The Symetra Tour is the official qualifying tour of the LPGA Tour. The Tour’s mission is to prepare the world’s best young women professional golfers for a successful career on the LPGA Tour. The Symetra Tour has grown from 16 tournaments and $1.7 million in prize money to $4 million in prize money awarded over the course of 24 tournaments around the country. To learn more about the Symetra Tour click here. Since most women are not good enough to compete on the LPGA Tour, the LPGA has also created the LPGA Amateur Golf Association. This group is the women's golf community that provides opportunities for all women to Connect, Learn, Play and Belong. With Chapters in over 110 cities (and growing) in the US and internationally, they bring together and connect women who share a passion for golf. Learn more about the LPGA Amateur Golf Association
Do you know any other golf groups and events for female golfers? Let me know and I would be happy to share! You can reach me at CSedlar@pgahq.com.