For women just starting the game or seasoned veterans who are looking for more golf friends to play with, joining a golf club is the best way to get out on the course and meet like-minded individuals in a supportive and welcoming environment. These clubs combine everything from clinics, competition, and social gatherings, to create a community of people looking to introduce and grow the game for women. If you’re not involved and want to be, then read on to see what the SCGA club space has for you:
Babes golf was founded on the concept of introducing women to the game in a fun and welcoming fashion. In addition to providing casual golf events, they also host instructional clinics, yoga sessions, and social gatherings.
Open to both men and women, one of the SCGA’s newest and fastest-growing co-ed clubs, Silverhart Golf, offers a calendar full of scheduled golf events at a wide variety of premier courses with discounted rates. The comraderies don’t end there. Silverhart also offers clinics, travel getaways, wine tastings, and their highly anticipated Sterling events that offer fun golf formats at private clubs with post-event socials.
Birdies, beers and the beach is what this group lives by. Beachside Golf Club is a co-ed social group dedicated to bringing “golfers of all skill levels onto the course to have a good time and do it in their own style.” They have their own clothing collection so members can proudly rep their club and also host collaboration events with other nearby golf groups, so there is always room to meet new people when playing golf with Beachside.
Women on Course is a national community for business professionals and women who are seeking an active lifestyle. While there are events all over the country, this organization holds golf, social, and networking events for SoCal women who want to learn and play the game in a supportive setting.
Chapter Locations: LA, San Diego, Palm Springs, Santa Barbara, Orange County
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
LPGA Amateurs is the recreation amateur branch of the LPGA that is dedicated to connecting women to help them learn, play, and enjoy golf for business and fun. Besides SCGA member benefits, SoCal members of this organization will have access to mentor programs, weekly playing opportunities, LPGA professionals for instruction, casual get-togethers, and virtual experiences.
Primary Location: LA Area and throughout Southern California
Skill Level: All
The Latina Golfers Association is focused on eliminating the intimidation factor that can be associated with golf and creates an environment where all skill levels can network and play golf. From golf fashion shows to affordable clinics and etiquette workshops, socials, and a plethora of golf opportunities, the fun is endless.
Tee Divas and Tee Dudes is composed of men and women who share the same passion to learn and play golf. With player development days, Maui trips, and monthly tournaments, there is always something to be involved in with this club. They also support women and junior golf programs to grow and preserve the game for years to come.
Fore Gals Golf is a community that believes golf is a lifestyle that empowers women to excel both professionally and personally. Whether you’ve been playing for years or just picking up a club for the first time, Fore Gals Golf is about having fun and bringing your own style to the green, and connecting with like minded women. Their goals is to leave you feeling inspired, connected, and more knowledgeable about the game.
The Girls Golf Club
Photo: @thegirlsgolfclub Instagram
Primary Location: LA Area and Austin, Texas
Skill Level: All
A sisterhood of women supporting the game and each other, that’s how the Girls Golf Club describes themselves. While they are just starting out and building their club, this group shows how simple it is for someone to start their own club and create a community of people who want to learn the game and meet life-long friends in the process.
Primary Location: Manhattan Beach with plenty of travel opportunities
Skill Level: Intermediate
Looking for a fun but competitive golf club that plays all across the Southland? This co-ed club plans monthly events and has travel weekends throughout the year. From Paso Robles to Mexico, there’s always a chance to play some great courses and join in on all the comraderies that go with it!
The Stonewall Golfers is a co-ed organization of LGBTQ golfers. They host three events per month and several major tournaments year-round, including their popular Rainbow Challenge. While they are based in the Palm Springs area, they play all across SoCal and have even played at Torrey Pines to escape the desert heat. On top of all that, they support local LGBTQ charities and want to make the game more inclusive for all.
“Simply golf” is Dif’rent Strokes’ motto. This group provides many opportunities to golf and find other like-minded individuals in a welcoming environment. They also conduct their own fundraising efforts to benefit students in pursuit of higher education, junior golfers, and other local charities and organizations for the well-being and betterment of their community.
These are just a small number of groups out of hundreds that are available for women. If none of these appeal to you, chances are your home golf course has a women’s club with playing and competitive opportunities too. You can even start your own club to not only be a part of the new club movement but also be a driving force to the growth of women’s golf.
It can be incredibly daunting to put yourself out there at first, but finding the right club and meeting new people who share the same hobby as you will make it all worth it. The SCGA Club Finder makes it incredibly easy to find your new golf community with sorting options like skill level, age, when you play, how you play, and more. You’ll never have to play alone and you’ll always have a support system of golfers and friends to help you be the best golfer you can be.