How to Become a Member

Join the only association that represents the private club industry in Washington

For more than 50 years, the National Club Association has helped create a brighter future for thousands of clubs and industry leaders across the country. Standing as the ADVOCATE FOR CLUBS, NCA is the only organization currently lobbying on Capitol Hill for the rights of private clubs. Providing ANSWERS FOR CLUB LEADERS, NCA offers a wide range of educational resources, including personal consultations from our staff regarding members’ questions about compliance, governance, and federal and state issues. Our staff constantly gathers industry-specific news and trends data and disseminates pertinent information, so that club leaders can focus on giving their members an unparalleled club experience.


Club Members
NCA’s membership consists of private membership clubs, such as golf and country, city, yacht, tennis, athletic, beach and social clubs across the United States. Upon joining NCA, not only does the club’s management team receive membership benefits, but because the club is the member, board member of the club also has access to our resources and services.

Benefits of NCA membership for clubs.
Download a PDF of the member benefits. Download a club member application.

Apply for membership online.


Associate Members
NCA’s associate members include product and service providers, state golf associations and other allied organizations within the private club industry. As one of the numerous benefits through partnering with NCA, associate members are recognized as preferred providers to our ever-growing base of private clubs and are featured in our Online Buyers Guide.

Benefits of NCA membership for vendors and associate members.
Download a PDF of the associate member benefits.

Apply for membership online.

For more information, contact Katina N. Cavagnaro at 202-822-1291 or

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.