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Membership Information

Club Membership
Any organized golf club, golf course or golf club without real estate, located within the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania with at least 10 individual members who have a reasonable and regular opportunity to play golf with each other; are able personally to return scores and score cards for handicap posting and elect officers to supervise golf activities and maintain the integrity of the USGA Handicap System.

The Pennsylvania Golf Association charges its Member Clubs on a per golfer basis. The Membership Dues range from $350 to $450 based on the number of handicaps a club provides. If the club provides handicaps to less than 325 members, the cost is $350. If your club has more than 325 members, but less than 425 members, the cost is $400. If the club provides handicaps to more than 425 Members, the cost is $450.

You can join the Pennsylvania Golf Association by establishing a USGA Handicap Index at a PAGA Member Club. Visit the golf professional at a course near where you work or live that is a dues paying member of the Pennsylvania Golf Association. It is necessary to establish a "home" course so that your handicap revisions can be sent to that facility for you. You can still play and post your scores wherever you want, but your handicap records will be maintained at your "home" club. Your golf professional can help you establish a handicap and start posting your scores.

Clubs: If you are interested in joining the Pennsylvania Golf Association as a Member Club please contact or click the following link for a membership application: Club Membership Application

Individuals: There is no PAGA membership fee associated with this membership level as long as you are an active member at a PAGA Member club. Accounts are verified via GHIN.

To confirm your Club Membership click here: Club Membership

Individual Membership
Started in 2007, memberships are available for those individuals who wish to compete in Pennsylvania's State Championships and are residents of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. By joining the Pennsylvania Golf Association as an individual, you will receive access to our championships and many tangible items, but most importantly you will be supporting golf in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

Individual Membership is available to golfers who are not members on GHIN at a dues paying PAGA Member Club. In order to be eligible for an Individual Membership all applicants MUST be residents of Pennsylvania, have amateur golf status and a verifiable Handicap Index. The membership cost is $75 per player. An Individual Membership is only valid during the current tournament season and expires on December 31.

To sign up for an Individual Membership click here: Individual Membership

The Pennsylvania Golf Association has created this individual membership category to provide championship access to golfers throughout the commonwealth who are not members of a PAGA member club. These individuals must still obtain a valid USGA handicap. To be eligible for events, individual members MUST be valid residents of Pennsylvania.

Professional Membership
The Professional Membership is open to all professional golfers residing in Pennsylvania or those who are golf professionals of a PAGA Member Club. This membership is needed by golf professionals in order to register for the Open Championship and Senior Open Championship. There is no PAGA Membership fee associated with this membership.

To sign up for an Professional Membership click here: Professional Membership