CGA Tournament Programs
The Carolinas are home to hundreds of golf tournaments each year that appeal to a wide range of skill levels. The CGA administers its own calendar of championships, considered one of the strongest tournament programs in the country, as well as USGA qualifiers for national events. Whether you're a scratch golfer looking to qualify for the U.S. Open or Carolinas Amateur Championship, or a mid-level handicap wanting to participate in one of the CGA's individual or team events, there is an opportunity for you to play. These events are open to members of CGA Member Clubs who have up-to-date CGA/USGA handicap indexes.
The CGA annually conducts 43 championships and five team match competitions for men, women, juniors, and seniors.
CGA One-Day Tournaments
The CGA conducts over 100 One-Day tournaments that are open to both men and women with a CGA membership and an up-to-date CGA/USGA handicap index from a CGA member club.
Individual One-Day Tournaments
Format is 18 holes of individual stroke play using 100% course handicap. Players are flighted by handicap/gender. Gross and net prizes are awarded.
Four-Ball One-Day Tournaments
Four-Ball events are comprised of a two-person team made up of any gender combination. (Male-Male, Female-Female or a combination of the two). Teams are flighted by handicap/gender. Gross and net prizes are awarded.
Senior Four-Ball One-Day Tournaments
Senior Four-Ball events are open to male golfers over the age of 55. Format is 18 holes of four-ball stroke play. 90% of course handicap in used. Gross and net prizes are awarded.
Ladies' Four-Ball Play Day Tournaments
One-day four-ball (better ball of two) events for ladies only and include all golf fees, gross and net prizes, and lunch. All events will be flighted based on team Handicap Index. Ladies will earn points at all four-ball play days toward the Race to the Carolinas Cup. -
Carolinas Interclub and Senior Interclub Seasons
Registration for the season begins February 1. Matches begin in April with playoffs starting in August.
Each member club joins a "pod" of four clubs and participates in six matches (three home, three away) against other clubs in its pod. The top teams go on to playoffs to earn a berth in the Carolinas Interclub Finals in November.
Teams are comprised of 12 players per match. They must be male, at least 18 years old, and have a USGA Handicap Index of 18.4 or less. Two club professionals can also participate for the club.
There is also a Senior Interclub, open to men ages 55+.
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Tarheel Youth Golf Association (TYGA) Tournaments
The CGA conducts junior one-day events sponsored by the Tarheel Youth Golf Association for junior golfers ages 6-18 in North Carolina