Be a SafeGolf club

Be a SafeGolf club

We want everyone to have a safe, fun experience in golf. That’s why we’ve launched the SafeGolf accreditation for English clubs.


It’s the way to show that your club meets high standards to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and young people.

We think it’s the most important thing we can all do for our sport.

To get SafeGolf your club has to put safeguarding policies and procedures in place and appoint a welfare officer.

If your club has GolfMark then you may have already met the SafeGolf standard. If not, you need to apply for GolfMark and complete the safeguarding section. You don’t have to complete the full GolfMark accreditation.

Your Club Support Officer will tell you if you have met the SafeGolf standard and if not, will support you through the process.

SafeGolf is a partnership of golf organisations in the UK and Ireland.

If you’ve got concerns about the welfare of a player, or the behaviour of a coach, volunteer, organiser, parent or a player, you can visit the website. From there you’ll be put in touch with the lead safeguarding officer at your national governing body.

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