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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.

Please note:  We have moved to a new calendar year membership model beginning in January and ending in December. Renewals for every season will begin annually on December 1st. Any golfer who does not renew in this window will be inactivated on December 31st. 



Join at a Member Golf Course 


As an alternative to a private club, you can 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 or call our membership department for help in finding a course near you.     






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. 



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.