Club Membership

Advantages to Club Membership

Golf Courses and Clubs in the State of Mississippi are encouraged to join the Mississippi Golf Association as a member club. The many benefits of club membership include the following:

  • Access to the the USGA developed Golf Handicap and Information Network (GHIN): the largest handicap system in the nation, used by over 10,000 clubs and two million golfers.  Members can also sign up to have their monthly handicap revision sent by email.  On the first and fifteenth of every month, golfers will be sent an email that includes their Updated Handicap Index, scoring history and Association News. 

  • Additionally, with the GHIN Handicap System account clubs may use the USGA Tournament Management Powered by Golf Genius to assist in Tournament Administration. The USGA TM Program allows the user to create pairings, flights, create a webpage, send emails, print scorecards, etc. with ease.

  • Counseling and education in the USGA Club Licensing Program which allows clubs to issue a handicap index to a member.

  • USGA Course and Slope Ratings published to the national network of ratings making your course searchable for anyone keeping a handicap or looking for a facility to play. The MGA is the only USGA approved authority licensed to issue ratings for Mississippi golf courses.

  • Educational seminars on handicapping, course rating and the Rules of Golf.

  • Opportunity to host a State Championship or Sanctioned Tournament.

  • Inclusion on the Mississippi Directory of Member Clubs with links to your facility details and contact information - Click Here

  • Member Club Certificates mailed to your facility.

Annual Dues

9 Hole Facility Annual Membership - $125

18 Hole Facility Annual Membership - $225

27 Hole Facility or More Annual Membership - $325

Member Club Fees are due at the Mississippi Golf Association office on January 1. Clubs will receive an invoice for the member club dues at the beginning of the year. Clubs may complete the Member Club Application and return along with the correct yearly fee to: Mississippi Golf Association 400 Clubhouse Drive Pearl, MS 39208

Club Member Reactivation Fee

Club's are encouraged to keep dues active to fullfil the USGA Course and Slope Ratings requirement and allow your membership to keep an accurate USGA GHIN Handicap. If a membership lapses for a year or longer, the reacitvation fee will be $250 per facility. This fee must be collected before any services can be started again. The reactivation includes the publishing of your USGA Course and Slope Rating on the national database.

USGA Licensing

As an Authorized Golf Association, the Mississippi Golf Association requires that your club is licensed through the USGA Licensing Program. This allows your club to remain in good standing with the USGA while validating any handicap that is issued to your membership. Please review the information below and follow this link if you are not a licensed club with the Mississippi Golf Association.