Carolinas eClubs
Join or Renew your Carolinas eClub Membership
A Carolinas eClub is an internet golf club for golfers who are not members of a traditional "green grass" facility. This option allows those players to join the Carolinas Golf Association, maintain a World Handicap System™ Handicap Index®, and many other benefits detailed here. Registration is quick, easy, and entirely online. Annual CGA eClub membership dues are $45.00 per year.  Junior golfers ages 18 and under are encouraged to take advantage of a discounted CGA membership through Youth On Course here. Membership is valid for 365 days from the date of activation.

To find answers to commonly asked questions, simply scroll down.
Registration and Renewals follow the same quick process…

  1. 1. Select your regional eClub based on where you live
  2. 2. Complete the membership application (renewals will provide past account details)
  3. 3. Complete a Digital Profile/Password (new members)
  4. 4. Access the GHIN app or to maintain your Handicap Index
NC West

North Carolina West

Join this club if you are a resident of Avery, Buncombe, Burke, Caldwell, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, Macon, Madison, McDowell, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Swain, Transylvania, Watauga, or Yancey County.

NC Central

North Carolina Foothills

Join this club if you are a resident of Alexander, Alleghany, Anson, Ashe, Cabarrus, Catawba, Cleveland, Davidson, Davie, Forsyth, Gaston, Guilford, Iredell, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, Montgomery, Randolph, Rockingham, Rowan, Stanly, Stokes, Surry, Union, Wilkes, or Yadkin County.


North Carolina Triangle

Join this club if you are a resident of Alamance, Caswell, Chatham, Durham, Franklin, Granville, Johnston, Orange, Person, Vance, Wake, or Warren County.

SC Central

North Carolina Southeast

Join this club if you are a resident of Bladen, Brunswick, Columbus, Cumberland, Duplin, Harnett, Hoke, Lee, Moore, New Hanover, Onslow, Pender, Richmond, Robeson, Sampson, or Scotland County.

SC East

North Carolina East

Join this club if you are a resident of Beaufort, Bertie, Camden, Carteret, Chowan, Craven, Currituck, Dare, Edgecombe, Gates, Greene, Halifax, Hertford, Hyde, Jones, Lenoir, Martin, Nash, Northhampton, Pamlico, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Pitt, Tyrrell, Washington, Wayne, or Wilson County.

SC Central

South Carolina Upstate

Join this club if you are a resident of Anderson, Abbeville, Cherokee, Greenville, Greenwood, Laurens, Oconee, Pickens, S partanburg, or Union County.

SC Central

South Carolina Central

Join this club if you are a resident of Aiken, Calhoun, Chester, Chesterfield, Darlington, Edgefield, Fairfield, Kershaw, Lancaster, Lee, Lexington, Marlboro, McCormick, Newberry, Richland, Saluda, Sumter, or York County.

SC East

South Carolina Coastal

Join this club if you are a resident of Allendale, Bamberg, Barnwell, Beaufort, Berkeley, Charleston, Clarendon, Colleton, Dillon, Dorchester, Florence, Georgetown, Hampton, Horry, Jasper, Marion, Orangeburg, or Williamsburg County.

Additional Details on Carolinas eClubs

Carolinas eClubs are a virtual golf club serving as an alternative to joining a green grass club to gain membership in the Carolinas Golf Association.

Eligibility - To be eligible for membership in a Carolinas eClub, you must be a resident or own property in North or South Carolina.  Golfers of any age can join, however junior golfers age 18 and younger are encouraged to gain membership at a discounted rate through a CGA Youth on Course club.  You can find more details on Youth on Course here.

Cost & Time period - The cost of membership is $45 and lasts 365 days. 

Renewals – You will have the option to set up an auto-renewal during your registration process.  In all cases, you will receive a notice via email approximately 7 days prior to your membership expiration or renewal.

Benefits – Membership in a Carolinas eClub includes the following benefits:

  • Use of GHINⓇ products for managing a Handicap IndexⓇ
  • GHIN mobile app for GHIN score posting, stat-tracking, golf course GPS, and more
  • Tournament Eligibility:
    • Members of North Carolina Clubs - CGA tournaments
    • Members of South Carolina Clubs - CGA, WSCGA, and SCGA tournaments
  • Rules of Golf and Rules of Handicapping Consultation
  • Hole in One Club
  • Subscription to the Carolinas Golf, and for South Carolina golfers Palmetto Golfer
  • Member Perks Program

Association Membership – All members of a Carolinas eClub are members of the Carolinas Golf Association.  Additionally, South Carolina residents have a second membership as members of the South Carolina Golf Association.  Female residents of South Carolina have a third membership as members of the Women’s South Carolina Golf Association.

Additional eClub Questions – contact the support team at or 910.687.4040

Additional resources on a Handicap Index

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

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