Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


Is this event an actual golf tournament?

The event is split into two different elements: The Sport Tourism FORE-um (round table discussions offering professional development and sharing of best practices), [un] GOLF, a networking dinner event that includes a series of golf-like games and activities structured like a golf tournament. See schedule here.

How many people are expected to attend this event?

This event attracts 120-150 attendees each year. The list of who attended in 2019 is here.

What is the breakdown of attendees? Who is the target audience for this event?

The room will be filled with 1/3 sport organizations who own the rights to events open for bid, 1/3 destinations (DMOs) and 1/3 industry suppliers (hoteliers, event management firms, venues, etc.). Check out our ‘Who’s Coming’ list for more details.

Do I have to find my own foursome if I want to play golf on a team at [un] GOLF?

You can register as a solo attendee or in a group of 2, 3 or 4. If you want to ‘play’ the course and earn points to be eligible to win the tournament trophy and prizes, you’ll need to be on a team. We will match up people into teams if you choose not to register a team of 4 people.

What’s included in my registration fee?

Your registration fee includes your attendance at both parts of the event, plus snacks and refreshments and parking. A full meal will be served at [un] GOLF in the evening. Our sponsors and partners have lots of gifts and prizes to be given away too! More registration info is available here.

If I only want to attend one part of the event, is there a separate registration or a lower registration fee?

Registration fees include all parts of the event. However, during the online registration process, you will be asked to RSVP to indicate if you’re planning to attend the entire event or just some portion of it. There is no reduced fee if you choose not to partake in the entire event.

My plans have changed, can I get a refund?

There are no refunds, but you’re welcome to assign your registration to someone else in your place if you advise us of this on or before the registration change cut-off date. Our registration policies are available here.

I am not a member of CSTA. Can I still attend this event?

This event is open to members of the CSTA only, however, only one person in your group needs to be a member. So, if you register 2, 3 or 4 people together and one person is a member you’re all set. More info on CSTA membership can be found here.

Is this an annual event?

Yes! This event takes place every October/November in Ottawa.

What are the round table topics and who is leading them?

A list of our round table sport tourism trending topics and the table hosts can be found here.

What types of games and activities are being offered at [un] GOLF? Do I need golf experience? Is there any equipment required?

No golf experience or golf equipment is required. It’s not a real golf tournament after all. A general overview of the list of the games and activities will be posted as we get closer (but we are deliberately somewhat vague to keep a few things a surprise).

What is the dress code?

The event is very casual. We encourage golf attire (the wackier, weirder and louder the better). There are prizes to be won for clothing creativity.

If I don’t want to be placed in a team at [un] GOLF, can I still attend?

Absolutely! Network and mingle and meet new people as you wish. No one is obligated to play the games or participate in the activities being offered.

I’m interested in sponsoring this event. What are the available opportunities?

Join our growing list of event sponsors by opting into one of our creative and interactive sponsorship packages.