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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 online clubs throughout New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut. Any member of an MGA member club is entitled to all membership privileges including a World Handicap System™ Handicap Index. See which membership makes the most sense to you below. Please note: Online memberships are now 365 days and will expire one year from the day you join.

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Join / Renew Online!


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 MGA eClubs. 


Join a Member Course

Join the online through a participating public golf facility. These clubs are usually inexpensive and are very simple to join. If your course is not listed contact your favorite public course for more information.


Youth On Course

Sign-Up or renew for a MGA Youth on Course membership.

Complete the Youth on Course curriculum online.

Search the full list of courses nationwide and go play! 


Start A 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.

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


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.