Welcome to The NAPGC

The National Association of Public and Proprietary Golf Clubs

Dedicated to providing competitions for all abilities & ages

In 1927, five times Open Champion John Henry Taylor and the renowned course architect FG Hawtree formed the NAPGC. Both were men of vision who believed the new association would bring about cohesion between “public” and “private” golf. 

Around 100 years on the philosophy remains unchanged and the Association has adapted to the many changes that have evolved in the organisation and management of “public course golf”. The focus of the Association is very much on providing competitive golf opportunities for Men, Women and Juniors of all ages and handicaps. 

In the recent past the Association was renamed to the ‘National Association of Public and Proprietary Golf Clubs and Course’ recognising the large number of golf courses owned by individuals or companies but nevertheless open to the General Public. The NAPGC welcomes new clubs in the hope that the Association will continue to grow as a truly national organisation representing public course golf and its golfers.



Golf Genius

From 2023, NAPGC will be using Golf Genius as our competition management software application.

To enter and compete in NAPGC events, all players are required to register their details into our database, known as the Master Roster.

Once registered you can view, enter and play in events.

Please complete your registration using the register button below

Latest News​

Mary & Gordon Forster Finals

Mary Forster Winners – Huntswood B The Mary & Gordon Forster finals took place on Sunday 28th April at Gaudet Luce Golf Club in Worcestershire. Despite the torrential rain the

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The NAPGC was founded in 1927 and is one of the oldest bodies in golf. To find out more about the benefits of your club joining