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Definition of a Golf Club January 1, 2023

A golf club, which may or may not be associated with a golf course or facility, is a group of at least ten active individual members on the handicap roster. A golf club is required to have a Handicap Committee to supervise golf activities, provide peer review, as well as apply and maintain the integrity of the Rules of Handicapping. Members of a golf club should have a reasonable and regular opportunity to play golf with each other and reside in a geographic proximity to facilitate this, with members generally within a 100-mile radius of the principal location of the golf club.

Note: The USGA has authorized the USGA/AGA GC to operate as an AGA territory-wide club for the purpose of making it easy to obtain a Handicap Index®, and where additional AGA oversight is provided. Golfers are assigned to the AGA based on zip code that matches the AGA defined territory.