Membership Benefits

The Carolinas Golf Association provides many benefits to its members, at both the club and individual level.


If you are a member of a CGA member club, then you can enjoy the benefits and services of our association.



Whether competing in a CGA championship, a CGA One-Day tournament, or an event at your club, participants must have an active Handicap Index. The purpose of the USGA Handicap System is to make the game of golf more enjoyable by enabling golfers of different abilities the chance to compete on an equal basis.

The CGA uses GHIN, a service of the USGA, to provide handicap services to its members and member clubs. Please note that both North Carolina and South Carolina observe a year-round posting season. Thus, a Handicap Index will be revised on the first and 15th of each month throughout the year.
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  • A tournament program of 44 amateur championship events and 5 team match competitions.
  • A program of over 100 one-day handicap tournament and senior four-ball one-day handicap tournaments at CGA member clubs, open to men, women and junior players of all skill levels.
  • Qualifying for USGA national championships.
  • CGA Interclub Program open to all CGA member clubs in both North and South Carolina.
  • The Tarheel Youth Golf Association. This junior division of the CGA helps grow the game from the ground up for junior golfers in North Carolina while keeping costs to juniors and their parents very low.
  • MyCGA Online tournament registration and personal profile. Allows you to receive your handicap revision via email, track golf round statistics, along with news updates from the CGA.
  • Expense assistance for USGA Junior Amateur and USGA Girls' Junior qualifiers from North and South Carolina.
  • An annual  CGA golf trip to the Caribbean.


  • Up-to-date website with the latest CGA news, tournament results, handicap score posting, game tracker and handicap verification.
  • Clearinghouse for tournament sites and dates for junior, senior and other amateur competitions.
  • A central source of answers for all golfers about the Rules of Golf, Rules of Amateur Status and Amateur Reinstatement.
  • Subscription to Carolinas Golf  the official quarterly magazine of the CGA, sent to members of member clubs, free of charge.
  • Twice monthly handicap revision email. eNewsletter signup


  • Free mobile app to post a score, register for tournaments, course handicap calculations and view score posting history.
  • Discounted hotel rates through the CGA Affinity Travel Program
  • CGA Member Advantage: discounted access to CGA member club green fees and stay & play packages. 
  • The Carolinas Golf Foundation to fund scholarships for Carolinas turfgrass management students, and programs to benefit Carolinas courses and junior golf and women's golf initiatives. The CGF has distributed more than $1,500,000 for these and many other worthwhile causes.
  • Rules of Golf and handicap seminar presentations for member clubs and individual CGA members.
  • "CGAcer" hole-in-one program for recognizing aces made by CGA members.
  • A CGA Annual Meeting and Carolinas Golf Night open to CGA club delegates and their individual members.


  • A Director of Women's Golf, linking women's golf throughout the Carolinas.
  • A Director of Junior Golf, linking junior golf associations throughout the Carolinas.
  • A summer intern program that offers the opportunity to work in golf administration.
Carolinas Golf Association
140 Ridge Road, Southern Pines, NC 28387
910-673-1000 |
Monday-Friday: 8:30-5:00

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