Post a Score

CGA members have access to three ways to post a score:

  • Free GHIN® Mobile App
  • Posting kiosks located at participating golf courses.

The GHIN Mobile app is a convenient, fast, and easy way to record and track your scores, determine your Course Handicap™, and prove that you are a CGA Member. Download the app by searching the keyword “GHIN” on Google Play or the iTunes store.

Need to Join or Create an Account?

Click here to join a Carolinas eClub and gain access to these tools to manage a Handicap Index®.

Handicap Index® & Score Posting FAQs

What is a Handicap Index?

A Handicap Index is a numerical value that represents your demonstrated playing ability. Your number is based on your scores relative to the course and tees played during those rounds. Learn More

What happens after I post a score?

The score is converted into a Score Differential™ - which accounts for the Course Rating™ and Slope Rating® of the tees played. 9-hole scores are combined in the order they are received to form 18-hole Score Differentials. Learn More

How do I fix a score I posted by error?

Only the handicap committee at your home club is authorized to make changes to your scoring record. Please contact your club to make changes to your scoring record.

How is my Handicap Index calculated?

Your Handicap Index is calculated by averaging your 8 best Score Differentials from your most recent 20 scores. There are also built-in safeguards applied when: • you post an exceptional score, or • there is an extreme upward movement in your Handicap Index. A Handicap Index can be calculated with as few as three 18-hole scores. When less than 20 scores are in your scoring record, a fewer number of scores are used to calculate your Handicap Index. Learn More

I just registered. When do I get my first Handicap Index?

Your first Handicap Index will be issued the day after you have posted scores from 54-holes to your scoring record. These scores can be made up of any combination of 9- or 18-hole rounds. Learn More

When is a Handicap Index updated?

A Handicap Index is updated at midnight local time the day after you post a score. As a result, it’s important to post your scores on the same day of play. Learn More

What is a Course Handicap™?

A Course Handicap is the number of strokes needed to play to par of the tees being played. Learn More

Is there a max score on a hole?

The maximum score for handicap purposes is a net double bogey, equal to double bogey + any handicap strokes received based on your Course Handicap. Until a Handicap Index is established, the max hole score is 5 over par. If using the hole-by-hole option, the adjustment for max hole score is made automatically. Learn More

What should I do if I don't play a hole?

If a golfer fails to start the play of a hole, the golfer should not record a score for that hole. This requires the golfer to post scores hole-by-hole.

What should I do if I don't finish a hole?

If you don't finish a hole for instance, because a putt is conceded during match play - the score recorded for handicap purposes is your most likely score. Learn More

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