The 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.
IMPORTANTPlease review the following before completing the online application. Does your golf club:
1. Meet the Definition of a "Golf Club?" (Section 2)
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
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?