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WEB ACCESS 500 Campaign!

Does the Golf Industry Want to Lead, or Follow?

As of Jan 2023 and based on study results published by, "... 96.8% of the top million homepages failed ADA compliance testing." The Department of Justice's position is that "Inaccessible web content means that people with disabilities are denied equal access to information." What does this mean?

Simply put, if your golf course is open to the public (Title III), or a state or local government facility (Title II), ALL customers should be able to navigate your website to understand what you offer such as contact information, purchasing from on-line stores, booking tee times, lessons, course policies, etc.

Private clubs? Well, that's a longer conversation, but many do fall under Title III compliance requirements. However, is it unimportant at a private club to consider member or guest experiences for those who may have disability? We don't think most would answer "yes" to this question.

The ADA and WCAG, or Web Content Accessibility Guidelines drive the requirements, but most golf courses can automatically convert websites to meet compliance requirements for approximately $500 per year through an artificial intelligence (AI) application.

We've converted at the National Alliance for Accessible Golf and, certainly, there are golf course websites out there that already comply, but let's ramp it up! Assuming the golf industry is somewhat aligned with the 3.2% of sites that comply from the study, that puts us at about 500 courses out of approximately 15,500 today. Can we do better?

YES, we can do much better and here's how.

Our preferred provider is accessiBe and we were compliant within 48 hours! Sure, there are other providers of website compliance services, but if you choose accessiBe, not only will you be taking a great step towards creating an accessible and inclusive environment at your facility, accessiBe will contribute a small part of their fees to our mission of increasing the participation of people with disabilities in the game of golf.

Please, join the Alliance and golf courses around the country in choosing accessiBe to provide your organization an ADA and WCAG compliant website.

ACCESS 500! Let's get 500 more! It's never too late to make a first impression.

To get the Access Thermometer moving, just scan the QR code ABOVE or select accessiBe anywhere in this article. Thank you.

Are You Part of the Conversation?

Can a golfer bring their service animal to the golf course?

How does the golf course staff answer this question?

Do YOU know the answer?

Is your staff trained to answer this question?

This is just one example of what kind of discussions are happening on GAIN, the Golf Access and Inclusion Network™.

Join the conversation by clicking the image above or HERE!

Nov 28, 2023 is Giving Tuesday!

As golf swings across the country soon result in broken furniture inside the house on a cold wintery day, the Alliance wishes all a happy holiday season and an awesome 2024!

Please consider supporting the National Alliance HERE or via the QR Code above as we work to ensure the game of golf is welcoming, accessible, and inclusive for ALL.

We execute our mission by advising and guiding the golf industry with education, advocacy, and resource development initiatives and your belief and support of what we do is greatly appreciated. Thank you.

The Golf Sustainability Podcast - Episode 4: Creating Access for ALL

Podcast host John Failla and Dave Barton, PGA, Executive Director discuss access and inclusion, underscoring the idea that making golf more accessible benefits not only individuals with disabilities but also golf course operators by attracting a broader range of golfers, including an aging population. Operators are encouraged to proactively seek information, use available resources, and reach out to organizations like the National Alliance for support in their efforts to create positive golf experiences for ALL golfers.

How Does Access Facilitate Play for Individuals with Disabilities?

How Does Your Facility Measure Up?

How does your facility measure up? What needs to happen to ensure your facility is designed to welcome golfers of all abilities?

Learn more when you Access the Checklist.

The National Alliance for Accessible Golf is the industry leader in inclusion— working to ensure the opportunity for all individuals with disabilities to play the game of golf and is represented by major golf, recreation and therapeutic organizations across the country.

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Thank you to our golf industry friends and supporters who contribute in so many ways to our mission of increasing participation of individuals with disabilities in the game of golf.

Please contact our Executive Director,, if you and/or your company are interested in helping us further enhance our educational and resource offerings as well as generating grant funds to distribute to programs across the country. 

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