Clubmark is Sport England's national accreditation scheme for high quality community sports clubs and stands for higher standards of welfare, equity, coaching and management.

There are now more than 14,000 Clubmark accredited clubs across over 50 different sports.  England Golf are one of around seventy National Governing Bodies who are licensed to award Clubmark.     

Clubmark was introduced by Sport England to:

• Assist in its drive to increase levels of participation in sport

• Empower parent(s)/carer(s) when choosing a club for their children

• Enable adults to choose the right kind of club to join

• Provide a focus around which all organisations involved in sport can come together to support good practice and safeguarding in sports clubs

• Ensure that organisations offering accredition apply common criteria, so that good practice and minimum operating standards are delivered through all club development and accreditation schemes.

• Ensure that Clubmark accredited clubs are recognised through a common approach to branding.

The Clubmark criteria is based on four key areas of club development, which are incorporated with the GolfMark criteria, so once a club is awarded GolfMark, they have also met the required standards in Clubmark.

For more information on Clubmark visit the webite link on the left hand side.