Benefits That Add Up!

When you join the NCGA, you become part of our community – over 190,000 golfers in every corner of Northern California. We all like to golf, whether it’s every day, once a week, or even once a year. We have great benefits that support your game and help you enjoy golf more.

If you are already a member, please take advantage of all we have to offer – if not, join today!

Official USGA Handicap

It all starts with your official USGA Handicap. The Northern California Golf Association (NCGA) is the only organization in our region authorized by the USGA to provide and maintain Official USGA GHIN handicaps. Track your game – whether you just want to see how you are improving, want to enter a tournament or level the playing field in a friendly game.

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    • Don’t have a handicap established yet? Here’s how
    • Not sure how handicaps work or why you need one? Learn here
    • Don’t forget to post your scores with the GHIN mobile app, online at or at the golf course kiosk
    • Check your ‘eRevision’ email on the 1st and 15th of every month to track your progress
    • There are new rules for 2019, learn them here
    • Ever wondered how the course rating and slope for golf courses are calculated? Find out here

Exclusive Golf and Travel Discounts

There are different kinds of discounts available to our members. Other than handicaps, the highest rated benefit we offer is member rates at Poppy Hills and Poppy Ridge. But we have lots of other discounts too. Some are available everyday and others are offered as special promotions throughout the year. Click here to find out more about member rates on golf course rounds, hotel and stay & play opportunities, rental cars, golf shops, golf services and more.

Please note: some discount rates or levels of service may have been temporarily adjusted due to COVID-19. Please check in advance – thank you for your patience. 

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    • You get member rates at Poppy Hills and Poppy Ridge; not just golf, shopping and food too.
    • Check out the ‘Everyday Member Discounts’ – once you are a member, you get access to all these special member discount codes
    • In addition to Poppy Hills and Poppy Ridge, NCGA members get ‘Everyday Golf Course Discounts’ at courses who have NCGA rates everyday
    • Stay tuned for NCGA emails – every month we have new partner discounts on golf, travel and more. Examples include Pebble Beach and Spyglass as well as destinations in Lake Tahoe, Oregon, Hawaii, Canada and Mexico.


Events for Everyone

NCGA is known for having more tournaments than any other golf association in the country, and the most diverse. We have events for all ages and abilities with many different formats, weekdays and weekends. Scratch, net, scramble, match play and more – we’re sure there’s an event for you. You can compete as an individual or grab a friend or family member and compete as a team. Some of our events are more social and you can get to know other NCGA members over a round of golf.

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    • Like to Compete? Check out our 2022 calendar for a full lineup of tournaments for all ages & abilities, see what you are eligible for and find new events.
    • Only play on weekends? Get on board with the Weekend Net Tour – great courses, individual and team formats
    • Interested in trips or local golf outings with other NCGA members?
    • * Member Outings are one-day golf outings with fellow NCGA’ers to private clubs and 5-star resorts around Northern California. See the lineup at Member Outings.
    • * NCGA hosts bucket-list Member Trips to renowned golf courses throughout the U.S. and Europe. We’ve traveled to Bandon Dunes, Pinehurst, Scotland, Ireland, Hawaii and more. See this year’s schedule at NCGA Travel.

Golf News and Information

Stay in-the-know about all things golf in Northern California. We have a variety of resources available to our members to learn about courses, players, equipment, NCGA news and information about golf industry innovation, history and the key people making a difference.

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    • The award-winning NCGA Golf magazine is delivered to you quarterly as part of your membership, you do not want to miss out on it.
    • The NCGA Golf Plus digital magazine edition is a monthly online update. It is a visual quick read and keeps you up-to-date on regional golf interests.
    • Our website, is the place to turn online for what you need to know in real time.
    • Download our official mobile app – myNCGA from iOS or Android app stores. Quickly post your score, lookup course information and access our event calendar.
    • Don’t forget social media, the most up-to-date news channel. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter (@NCGA1901).
    • For comprehensive information about golf courses, we have a new online NCGA course directory that lists all the courses in Northern California. Search by area or name, see the photos, look up slope and rating on all the tees, get contact information and follow the direct links right to their websites.

Become an NCGA Member Today!

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