The Emirates Golf Federation (EGF) was formed in 1995 and is the Governing Body of Golf in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The EGF administrates and provides the United States Golf Association (USGA) Handicap System to all EGF members. The EGF sanctions all Professional and Amateur golf events in the UAE.
Currently the EGF represents over 7,500 members both directly through the EGF and also throughout the 20 golf clubs across the UAE.
The EGF is a non-profit organization with the goals and responsibility of increasing awareness and participation in golf. The EGF actively conducts an Order of Merit Season, Junior Development Programs, and Junior, Ladies, and Senior National Team Programs. The EGF and UAE golf clubs work closely together to help shape the future of golf in the UAE.
The EGF is overseen by a Board of Directors under the General Authority of Youth and Sports Welfare while being affiliated to the Royal & Ancient (R&A), USGA, the Asia-Pacific Golf Confederation, the GCC Golf Committee and the Arab Golf Federation.