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 How to Join the CGA

The CGA is comprised of nearly 150,000 individual members at over 700 golf clubs in North Carolina and South Carolina. Members receive many various benefits at the individual and club level.

Individuals:      

   Green-Grass Clubs         CGA eClubs         TYGA

Clubs:              

   Regular          Affiliate          Associate


 

Join as an Individual:

Join a CGA Green-Grass Club

 

The Carolinas Golf Association is a group of member clubs.  CGA Green-Grass Clubs are located at a specific golf course.  The CGA membership is composed of clubs representing every golf demographic including private, semi-private, public, municipal, military, and resort.  Contact the club directly to get started. 
 

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Join a CGA eClub   


Carolinas eClubs are Internet clubs. Registration is quick, easy, entirely online and can be completed within minutes.* There are 16 eClubs based on geographic regions throughout the Carolinas. All eClub members receive full CGA member benefits, including an official GHIN USGA Handicap Index, exclusive member discounts and offers, subscription to Carolinas Golf magazine one-day tournaments (gross and net divisions), educational events, championships, a mobile score posting app, USGA qualifiers and many other worthwhile benefits!


For more information about eClub membership, contact Carolinas GHIN Support at (910) 687-4040 or by
  email.


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* Note: The approval process could take up to 24 hours 

Join the Tarheel Youth Golf Association (Junior Golf)

The Tarheel Youth Golf Association (TYGA) is a division of the Carolinas Golf Association (CGA), a 501 (c) 3 organization, and is governed by the CGA Executive Committee. TYGA was formed to grow the game of golf through a junior program in North Carolina.

TYGA offers a variety of tournaments for golfers ages 6-18 who have not started college. You do not have to be a member to play in TYGA Events but there are benefits to becoming a TYGA Member.

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Join as a Club:

(Green-Grass facility)
 

Regular membership is open to any organized golf club in North Carolina or South Carolina which operates regularly at a golf course. It must be a permanent club composed of at least 25 individual dues-paying members who are admitted by a committee chosen by members. It does not have to be incorporated nor does it have to control the course at which it plays. Not more than one CGA member club may operate at any one golf course.

CGA member clubs pay annual dues of $50. Membership entitles the club to agronomy services (plus expenses), handicap services, course measuring and slope rating services, discounted group property, casualty and worker's compensation insurance programs created specifically for member clubs, and a tournament schedule that ranges from one-day handicap events to championship tournaments designed to recognize the best golfers in North and South Carolina.

   Join as an Affiliate Club      (i.e. Type II club)

 

Affiliate membership is open to any organized group in North Carolina or South Carolina, which does not operate regularly at a regulation golf course. It must be a permanent club composed of at least 10 individual dues-paying members who are admitted by a committee chosen by members. The club manages its own affairs through officers and committees whom they select. The club must form a handicap committee to ensure that the USGA Handicap System requirements are being followed properly. The club must submit a roster of club members with addresses upon acceptance with annual updates if membership is renewed and allow its members a reasonable and regular opportunity to play with each other. The club pays and annual due of $50.

Request a membership packet for your club to join as an Affiliate member >>>


  Join as an Associate Club

Associate membership is open to any golf course in North or South Carolina which does not have individual members and does not subscribe to a handicapping service. North Carolina clubs pay an initiation fee of $300, which includes the first year's dues, and subsequent dues are $200 per year. South Carolina clubs pay an initiation fee of $300, which includes the first year's dues, and subsequent dues are $200 per year. This entitles the associate member club to: agronomy services (plus expenses), course measuring and slope rating services, discounted group property, casualty and worker's compensation insurance programs created specifically for member clubs, CGA's role as USGA liaison organization to answer questions about the Rules of Golf, Amateur Status and Amateur Reinstatement, and an annual subscription to Carolinas Golf, the official magazine of the Carolinas Golf Association. 

 

Request a membership packet for your club to join as an Associate member >>>



Questions? Contact the CGA at 910-673-1000

Monday-Friday 8:30-5:00
Carolinas Golf Association
140 Ridge Road, Southern Pines, NC 28387
910-673-1000 | admin@carolinasgolf.org
Monday-Friday: 8:30-5:00

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