The California Alliance for Golf (CAG) is a non-profit corporation serving as the unified voice for the golf industry in California. It is an umbrella trade organization spanning the state to protect and promote the golf industry at local, regional and national levels. CAG educates decision-makers on the importance of the game and the industry to California. CAG will share its message with all who participate and enjoy the great game of golf. United, the industry will flourish.

About Us

We are the California Alliance for Golf (CAG), a California 501 (c) (6) corporation functioning as a trade association to represent the golf industry in this state. Articulated in our Articles of Incorporation are specific corporate purposes to serve as an educational resource for the industry and to communicate to the public the economic benefits and environmental stewardship provided by the game of golf.

Our institutional constituents include:

- Nationally prominent golf associations in Northern and Southern California representing more than 300,000 individual members
- Golf course superintendents
- Golf course owners
- Golf course managers
- Golf professionals-PGA, LPGA & non-PGA members
- Public, private, semi-private, resort, military & institutional golf facilities
- Numerous suppliers to the golf & turfcare industry

We welcome you to find out more about CAG and how you can become involved.

Government Relations

Government relations and advocacy efforts are key components to the California Alliance for Golf. Keeping “on the pulse” of proposed bills and legislation are critical to the sustainability of the organization and those that it serves.

Developing quality relationships with governmental leaders in Sacramento is prudent especially now, with a lingering uncertain economic climate, and evidenced by the ongoing threat of a proposed service tax on golf and a serious reduction of vital resources such as water. [READ MORE.]



Article provided by Craig Kessler, SCGA May 11, 2023 The “suspense” round of legislative Appropriations hearings is scheduled for next week.  That is when the Assembly and Senate Appropriations Committees speed through hundreds of bills that have cleared their committees of reference to see which among them move to their respective floors and which are... [READ MORE]


Article provided by Craig Kessler, SCGA Monday, April 24, 2023 To live in Southern California is not only to understand how it is possible to be on flood watch and drought watch at the same time, it is to understand also how it is possible to live during the greatest growth period in the game’s... [READ MORE]

Colorado Basin: What’s going On?

Article provided by Craig Kessler, SCGA Thursday, April 13, 2023 A glance at the front page of Wednesday’s Los Angeles Times tells you all you need to know about where California stands with respect to water. The lead headline was “Deep snow adds months of flood risk.”  The headline just below and to its side was “Water... [READ MORE]


Article provided by Craig Kessler, SCGA Monday, March 27, 2023 Mother Nature may be blessing us, and the state legislature may be giving us a rest, but the fundamentals that make the surcease so welcome remain firmly in place.  First up, Mother Nature. With the Northern Sierra snowpack at near record levels and likely to... [READ MORE]

California Alliance for Golf Receives 2023 NGCOA Champion Award

The California Alliance for Golf (CAG) is pleased to announce the organization wasnamed recipient of the National Golf Course Owners Association (NGCOA) ChampionAward. This award is bestowed upon individuals or entities who’ve succeeded in working onbehalf of a group of owners – locally, regionally, nationally, or internationally – and havegarnered significant victory for the golf... [READ MORE]


Article provided by Craig Kessler, SCGA Tuesday, February 21, 2023 Not all of the 19th Century rules governing the rhythms of California’s legislative session are without value. The one requiring that bills must sit idle for a minimum of 30 days after filing is one of them. This gives everyone plenty of time to sift through... [READ MORE]

Stay Informed With California Legislative Information

The California Legislative Information website offers the general public the full text of bills, resolutions, and constitutional amendments, and their status, history, votes, analyses, and veto messages if applicable. The website is updated every day at 4:00am and 9:00pm. Please click here to continue staying informed. [READ MORE]


Article provided by Craig Kessler, SCGA May 22, 2023 In light of the Lower Basin states’ conservation proposal, the Biden Administration has announced that it is temporarily withdrawing the draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) published last month so that it can fully analyze the effects of the proposal under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). The United States... [READ MORE]

Join Us

Join CAG today and help us establish a strong and dynamic presence in Sacramento so we can participate in regulatory processes affecting the Golf Industry. [READ MORE.]