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Take $10 off an SCGA Associate Membership! Coupon Code: GREENSKEEPER join now

Discover a better golf experience.

  • USGA/GHIN Handicap Index
  • 100+ SCGA playing opportunities
  • 50+ Private club golf outings (non-competitive)
  • 25+ Fun and flighted SCGA tournaments
  • GOLF LEAGUES—Weeknight, 9-hole team golf
  • TRAVEL—Bucket list group trips (Bandon Dunes, Pebble Beach, etc.)
  • LOCAL—750+ local golf club communities to choose from
  • DEALS—Exclusive member-only deals at SoCal’s premier courses
  • And much much more!

$200 in Additional Value Included with Purchase!

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THERE’S MORE THAN 150,000 SCGA MEMBERS OF ALL AGES AND ABILITY LEVELS. Join Them
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THERE’S MORE THAN 1,200 SCGA GOLF CLUB COMMUNITIES TO CALL HOME. Find Your Community
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image description Membership Frequently Asked Questions

  • Can I join the SCGA directly?

    In order to obtain an SCGA membership you must join an SCGA-licensed golf club. DON’T WORRY! You can join a club quickly and easily directly through the association’s website at scga.org. We can even auto-assign your local golf club to eliminate any guesswork!

  • Why do I have to join a member golf club?

    In order to maintain a legitimate USGA Handicap Index, you must be a member of a licensed USGA golf club. That’s because the foundation of the USGA’s handicap system is a concept called “peer review.” Peer review guarantees Handicap Index oversight through fellow golf club members and a certified Handicap Chairman. The goal is to ensure that golfers play and compete with a Handicap Index that accurately reflects his or her ability. In Southern California, the SCGA has 1,200+ licensed golf clubs to choose from and we make it easy to find one at scga.org.

  • How do I get a GHIN Number and establish a USGA Handicap Index?

    Step 1—Join the SCGA: You have two options:

    Option 1—SCGA Club Membership: Join the SCGA via one of the 1,200+ SCGA-licensed golf clubs in Southern California. Pricing will vary by club. Find a club to join here.

    Option 2—SCGA Associate Membership: Join the SCGA fast and easy as an Associate Member. Cost: $60 ($50 with the promo code GHIN). This option grants you full SCGA benefits (like your GHIN number) and auto-assigns a local golf club to you based on your location (although you can select any club in the Associate Member Network). Your assigned club may grant you access to a limited number of local club events and you can upgrade to a full membership with your club at any time.

    Step 2—Play and Post Scores: Post five 18-hole scores at scga.org (or the GHIN app) using your assigned GHIN number. On the 1st and 15th of the month, you receive your updated Handicap Index by email from the SCGA (calculated from your posted scores).

  • If I choose an Associate Membership can I pick the golf club I join?

    Yes. While there is a default club displayed based on your zip code, you can use the drop-down menu at checkout to select any of the listed clubs that offer an SCGA Associate Membership

  • What is an SCGA Associate Membership?

    An Associate Membership is a fast, easy and inexpensive way to obtain an SCGA membership and establish your Handicap Index. An Associate membership is purchased directly through the SCGA at scga.org. As an SCGA Associate Member you'll be placed in a a licensed golf club that is nearest to the address you provide during signup (you can also choose any club that participates in this program).

    Associate members receive FULL SCGA benefits and LIMITED benefits at your selected/assigned golf club. These limited benefits vary by club, but usually allow access to a small number of club tournaments. Check HERE to see benefits provided by participating Associate Member Clubs.

  • I used to keep a handicap.  Can I use my old number when I sign up?

    Yes! Just input your number on the signup screen and we’ll search for your GHIN profile. If you can’t remember your number, just click “I forgot my number” and you can search our database using your name and state.

    PLEASE NOTE: We may not be able to locate the records associated with your old GHIN number if it has been more than 2 years since your number was inactivated.

  • Does the SCGA have a multi-member rebate program for members of more than one SCGA club?

    Yes! For the 2017 membership year, anyone who is a member of the SCGA through more than one club is eligible to receive a rebate directly from the SCGA for any dues they pay the SCGA that exceed $55. The individual must be a multi-member for a minimum of 60 days Please review this page for more details.