Support the game of golf  - BECOME A MEMBER

There are three different types of clubs you can join to become an HSGA member. Choose the option that works best for you depending on where you live, with whom you play golf and your social desires.

One can join a club: 1) at a golf course; 2) through an affiliate group/club; or 3) through an eClub. In any of the three scenarios, an individual receive the benefits that the club offers as well as all HSGA member benefits. Club fees vary and are determined by each member club.

Affiliate clubs can often be found through places of employment or social groups. An affiliate club is not likely tied to a particular golf course facility.

Search for HSGA clubs open for membership here.

For individuals who do not find a club of their liking at a golf course or an affiliate club, the HSGA eClub option exists for $30/calendar-year for annual membership, $15 for late membership from October 1 until the end of the calendar-year only, or $15/calendar-year for juniors under the age of 18. Join the HSGA eClub now.

All HSGA Member Clubs are licensed by the Hawaii State Golf Association to provide USGA Handicap Indexes™ to their members.  A club is defined by the USGA Handicap System as any group of 10 or more golfers that operate under a set of bylaws that establish a handicapping policy, elect officers, form committees and play together on a regular basis.  The most important aspect of ensuring a credible and valid USGA Handicap Index is that your scores be subject to peer review by others that can attest to your play.

Club Membership with the HSGA is an easy process.  Below are the application and necessary forms to gain membership for your golf club.

  New C
lub Membership     Score History           Sample          Club Membership
           Application                  Form                 By Laws            Update Form

Here are the steps in becoming a Golf Club with HSGA:

  • Complete a New Club Membership Application and send it to our office with the following information:
  • Include a club roster form of your members (a minimum of 10 is required)  
  • Score History for each of your members (this may be obtained from your current handicap provider).  Please submit a minimum of 5 scores for each new member to establish an official handicap. Score History Form
  • Club policies or Bylaws for your club (Sample ByLaws)
  • 2015 Calendar year Membership fee: $20.00 per Adult, $5.00 per Junior golfer 

After we have received all of this information, we go to work with the USGA creating a profile for each of your members.  After this process, we will send you a Handicap Chairman information kit which includes the USGA Handicap System manual, Equitable Stroke Control poster and Handigrams, and both Committee Questions & Answers & Responsibilities at a Glance brochures & Handicapping the Unhandicapped.  The club also receives plastic Handicap Cards and handicap stickers as needed.  Within a short period, you are up and ready to go. 

The handicap revision update is currently twice a month (2015 Handicap Revision Schedule).  You will need to post scores one day prior to the deadline for the scores to be factored into the new revision.  After each revision, you will receive an email with your current handicap index for that period.   You can also view your handicap index (or any of your fellow HSGA/GHIN members) and score information online.  Click here to look up handicaps and scores

If you have any questions, or need assistance in completing the Membership Application, please contact the HSGA office at (808) 589-2909(808) 589-2909 or


Hawaii State Golf Association