This online application is available to a golf club that does not receive its handicap computation assistance as a member club of an authorized golf association having geographic jurisdiction in the area.

Note: A golf club that is a member club of an authorized golf association should contact its golf association regarding the USGA Handicap System Licensing Program for Clubs before proceeding. We strongly encourage all golf clubs to review the Club Compliance Checklist and the Terms of Agreement before submission of the application.


Please review the following before completing the online application. Does your golf club:

1.Meet the Definition of a "Golf Club?" (Section Golf Club

A "golf club" is an organization of at least ten individual members* that operates under bylaws with committees (especially a handicap committee) to supervise golf activities, provide peer review, and maintain the integrity of the USGA Handicap System (see Club Compliance Checklist, Section 8-2m and Decision 2/7).

2. Have a Handicap Committee composed mostly of members and chaired by a member? (Section 8-1). The chair must also reside within a 50 mile radius of a Type 3 club or a 75 mile radius of a Type 2 club. A member is defined as one who receives a Handicap Index from the club.

3. Have a club representative that has participated in a USGA handicap System Seminar (whether conducted by the USGA or an authorized golf association, or has completed the online seminar) including passing a test exhibiting knowledge about the System?