The Sports Association Golfers (ANAGOLF) was founded in 1971 in order to promote and maintain the integrity of golf in Costa Rica. As the official governing body of golf in the entire national territory, ruled by The Royal & Ancient Golf Club in Scotland, ANAGOLF worries about being a serious organization with leadership and convening power. Are fundamental aspects of its mission to integrate golfers of Costa Rica, to represent their interests and promote social practice, formal and sports ethics.
• Mission: ANAGOLF representrante is the body and regulator of golf in Costa Rica. Promotes the sport, in order to increase the number of players and fans, improving the level of courses based on international standards of excellence and ensure the implementation of the rules and the reputation of the sport.
• Vision: We will be the regulatory organization for golf in Costa Rica, with the leadership and credibility to endorse tournaments. We will be searched by golfers for being recognized for partnering and innovation services we provide. Our organization is also making efforts to improve its services and meet the needs of its members and sponsors. Among National Championships and Tournaments Ranking of different categories, ANAGOLF organizes tournaments for over forty years. In its event calendar excel National Championships Medal Play and Match Play, founded and active since 1943 and 1944 respectively. The Horace Kelton Interclub National Championship and the National Championship Pairs and National Championships for Children, Youth, Ladies and Seniors are also part of the list of important tournaments that keep us active throughout the year. Under the guidance and leadership of our Board, we have different committees that oversee the development of the different leagues (Men, Ladies, Seniors, Youth and Children). These bodies oversee the development of their skills and help the player with the definition of the rules and ethics of the game.
One of the most important services offered by the association exclusively for active members is the processing and certification of handicap index (ability). All active members can play official events organized by the association and may also request a certificate to use your handicap abroad.
The association maintains close relationship with the golf courses around the country in order to collaborate with the administration of handicap and get benefits for their members as preferential green fee rates.
In addition to its links with The R & A, the entity that supports their golf development programs, currently ANAGOLF also part of the International Golf Federation (IGF).