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Join the MGA


Golfers can obtain a Handicap Index by joining any MGA member club. The MGA is composed of private, public, and eClubs throughout New York, New Jersey, and parts of Connecticut. Any member of an MGA member club is entitled to all membership privileges including an official GHIN Handicap. See which membership makes the most sense to you below.


Join at a Member Golf Course

Join the MGA through your local public golf facility. The MGA has more than 200 member clubs that play at public golf courses. These clubs are usually inexpensive and are very simple to join. For more information, visit your favorite public course. 


Join or Start Your Own Club 

Do you play regularly with a group from your office, your firehouse, your neighborhood or your local golf league? It’s a perfect scenario for becoming a “club without real estate.” Organized groups who are not affiliated with a single golf facility can form their own club and join the MGA. 



Join / Renew Online Now!

If you don’t play regularly at one course and would like the convenience of joining a club online, click above to join one of our web-based clubs. 

Please note:  We are moving to a new 365 day membership model for the 2023 Season. Renewal will occur 365 days from the date of joining. Any golfer who does not auto-renew or renew manually will be inactivated. 



Take advantage of our member benefits

My MGA App

Download My MGA, the official app of the Metropolitan Golf Association to put the Met Area golf world at your fingertips


The Met Golfer Magazine

A free subscription to the award winning The Met Golfer magazine and The Met Golfer EXTRA digital magazine


MGA Championships

Compete in MGA Championships – some of the oldest and most prestigious in the nation with events for all levels of competitors


USGA Handicap Index

A USGA Handicap Index through the MGA, along with the MGA e-Revision e-mail Newsletter bi-monthly during the golf season


MGA on-the-go

Exclusive acces to Travel & Entertainment discounts through our partnership with Affinity Travel


Member Deals & Offers

Take advantage of special member deals & offers made exclusively to MGA members


MGA Play Days

Ability to play in MGA Play Days Presented by Callaway – one-day golf events at top Met Area courses


Educational Opportunities

Attend educational seminars on Handicapping, the Rules of Golf and much more


Junior Golf Initiatives

Support of junior golf and educational programs that help Met Area golf thrive


Follow us @MGA1897

Become a Fan of the MGA on Facebook, follow @MGA1897 on Twitter and Instagram, and view photos and videos on Flickr and YouTube.