Academic Member Benefits

NCA Academic Membership offers a convenient, affordable way to enhance your curriculum through insight into the private club industry’s latest trends and ongoing challenges. As an NCA Academic Member, you and your students will enjoy an array of benefits centered around three core areas: 


NCA’s popular webinar series brings you presentations from leading subject matter experts about issues like the financial outlook for clubs, strategic IT planning, and the impact of health care reform on clubs. Recordings of these webinars and a PDF version of the presentation slides are available for sharing with your students. In addition, educational grants are available for professors interested in attending the National Club Conference or one of NCA’s regional conferences.


Exclusive and valuable members-only resources and tools—NCA’s online Resource Center provides a wealth of information on club governance, programs and operations, legal and legislative issues and industry trends, including the new Trends Tracker, which monitors timely news on the latest lifestyle, demographic, workforce, recreation and operations trends. User logins for access to the website’s members-only resources are available for you and your students.


NCA’s print and electronic communications will provide a diverse selection of topics/content related to the private club industry. From Club Director and Club Trends magazines to electronic newsletters covering the latest club industry news and legislative, regulatory and legal arenas, your students will have access to in-depth articles, model club documents and research studies. NCA also offers academic discounts for its publications. Our online bookstore offers a complete collection of resources covering club governance, human resources, membership marketing and tax and legal information.

Academic Member Benefits

One copy of Club Director magazine (quarterly)

One copy of Club Trends magazine (quarterly)

Electronic subscription to Washington Weekly Update

Electronic subscription to Club Industry Brief (bi-weekly)

Electronic subscription to NCA CONNECT (monthly)

Access to the member resources on NCA's website (

The applicant will be provided with a user name and password for the member side of the NCA website. This will be valid for the current term of the membership year. The applicant will receive a new login and password with each renewal. The applicant may share the login with students currently enrolled in the applicable semester.

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Download a membership application and the list of Academic Member benefits.

Academic Membership is $500 annually.

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Club Industry Brief

NCA's free bi-weekly news digest is designed specifically for private club leaders. It covers industry news and trends and articles on golf, membership and operations for private clubs.