Golfers can obtain a Handicap Index by joining an MGA member club. The MGA is comprised of clubs throughout the tri-state area, and golfers who join an MGA member private club are automatically members of the MGA. Beyond private clubs, every public and municipal golf course in the area has an organized MGA club that is easy and inexpensive to join. Any member of an MGA member club is entitled to all membership privileges.
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.
(Will resume in January of 2021)
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.
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
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
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
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
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