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About the IGTOA

The Association

The IGTOA – Ireland Golf Tour Operator Association Ltd is an organisation that represents Ireland’s leading Golf Tour Operators. The IGTOA also represents the many companies that form the wider Irish Golf Tourism Industry. The IGTOA embodies Ireland’s leading Golf Tour Operators, Golf Courses, Golf Resorts, Accommodation Providers, Transportation Providers and companies who offer supporting services to the golf tourism sector such as Golf Media, Golf Merchandising, Golf Course Services and Golf Equipment.

The IGTOA was launched in 1996 by Enda Kenny (former Taoiseach of Ireland). Our IGTOA Golf Tour Operators have a common goal, the promotion of Irish Golf Tourism and the positioning of Ireland as the best golfing destination in the world. Our IGTOA Golf Tour Operators offer a specialised and tailored service in the creation and implementation of your dream golfing trip to Ireland.

Golf Tour Operators can join the association as IGTOA Members and suppliers can join the association as IGTOA Industry Partners. IGTOA Industry Partners are defined as accommodation providers, golf courses, golf resorts, transportation providers and aviation companies who all service the Irish golf tourism industry. Our Industry Partners get the opportunity to engage with their fellow golf industry colleagues through our various workshops and events.

The remit of the IGTOA as an association is to represent the various segments of our membership on a number of issues, to facilitate communication between our IGTOA Golf Tour Operators and their suppliers and to promote the island of Ireland as a leading international golf destination.
In order to facilitate networking and communication between our association members the IGTOA hosts national events, both social and business platforms where delegates can meet, discuss current industry topical issues and stimulate new contacts and business for their companies.

The IGTOA engages with Tourism & Sport agencies in the Republic of Ireland and in Northern Ireland.

The IGTOA is supported by Fáilte Ireland, Tourism Northern Ireland and Tourism Ireland.

The Ireland Golf Tour Operator Association is a Not-for-Profit Company, by Limited Guarantee.