Qingdao hosts a variety of International golf tournments sponsored by the China Golf Association. As a non-profit organization approved by Ministry of Civil Affairs, the China Golf Association, is a member of All China Sports Federation and the national governing body recognized by the Chinese Olympic Committee, the only legal entity which represents China in the international golf organizations and activities. The Association was founded on May 24, 1985. It has 11 sub-committees that oversee professional golf, amateur golf, ladies' golf, youth and junior golf as well as golf club management and handicap system.
The China Golf Association is a member of International Golf Federation and Asia Pacific Golf Confederation. China Golf Association uses the Rules of Golf published by the R&A in St. Andrews, Scotland and the USGA. Golf Clubs, Resorts, & Courses in Qingdao: