Memberships

Regular Club Membership

Available to clubs located at green grass facilities, composed of at least 10 individual members who will enroll in the Golf Association Services of the Carolinas, for use of GHINⓇ services for the purpose of receiving a Handicap IndexⓇ issued by the USGAⓇ.

Affiliate Club Membership

Available to clubs without a green grass facility, composed of at least 10 individual members who will enroll in the Golf Association Services of the Carolinas, for use of GHINⓇ services for the purpose of receiving a Handicap IndexⓇ issued by the USGAⓇ. Affiliate clubs can be formed through other organizations such as businesses, fraternal groups, clubs, etc. Affiliate clubs can also be formed as new organizations, via solicitation of members through advertising, recruitment, etc.

An individual can start his / her own club with groups of friends, co-workers, family members, or even strangers; so long as the club provides regular opportunity for members to play with one another and offers at least one club-sponsored event for members to participate. 

Associate Club Membership

Available to clubs located at green grass facilities, which do not have an organized membership and do not subscribe to any Handicap IndexⓇ or other computation service.

Club Benefits

  • Use of GHINⓇ services for the primary purpose of providing a Handicap IndexⓇ to individual members – available to Regular and Affiliate Clubs
  • Access to USGA Tournament Management Software (powered by Golf Genius) – available to Regular and Affiliate Clubs
  • Issuance of World Handicap System™  Course Ratings™  and Slope RatingsⓇ - available to Regular and Associate Clubs
  • GPS course measuring for the purpose of issuing Course Ratings™  and Slope RatingsⓇ - available to Regular and Associate Clubs
  • Rules of Golf and Rules of Handicapping consultation
  • Access to the Carolinas Golf Association agronomist 
  • Club Insurance Program

For more information on benefits, pricing, or other information please contact SCGA Director of Member Services, James Park at /page/name/join-as-a-club

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