IAGTO (International Association of Golf Tour Operators) is the global trade organisation for the golf tourism industry.

Established in 1997, IAGTO’s membership comprises 2,389 accredited golf tour operators, golf resorts, hotels, golf courses, receptive operators, airlines, tourist boards, approved media and business partners in 94 countries including, at its core, 642 specialist golf tour operators in 61 countries.

It is estimated that IAGTO operators control some 87% of international golf holiday packages sold worldwide and in 2016 they carried 1.9 million golfers with a turnover of more than €2.1 billion. 2016 looks likely to be the 5th year of consecutive growth for IAGTO operators as sales grew by an average of 10.7% in 2015 with forward bookings at 1 January 2016, 12.1% up year on year. IAGTO golf courses, resorts and hotels also performed well last year with an average increase in golf visitor arrivals of 4.9%.

“We strive to provide information, create opportunities and make introductions that will help you develop your business faster, with less effort and less cost. In addition to organising fam trips, press trips, workshops, destination conventions and events, our staff around the world are constantly developing new services for our members to take advantage of. We pride ourselves on being at the heart of the golf tourism industry and invite you to join us.” Peter Walton, Chief Executive, IAGTO.


The 9th IAGTO North America Golf Tourism Convention (NAC) is going Back the the Blue Monster! Returning to Doral, Miami June 25-28th, 2017.

If you would like to learn more about IAGTO or to join,