USGA GHIN Handicap System
Benefits & Registration
Signing up for a GHIN Handicap is the perfect way to track your golf game and improve your skills. With a GHIN Handicap, you will enjoy a wide range of benefits that will enhance your golfing experience.
Before beginning the application process, please read the following:
- The special rate for this online application at any of the participating clubs is $42.00. This membership opportunity is open to new members and current members wishing to renew their membership.
- When you sign up now, your IGA membership will run through March 15, 2024. (2022 online memberships are active through March 15, 2023)
IMPORTANT: If you have an existing GHIN account please search for it on the “Find My Information” screen. This will ensure that you are activated with the same GHIN number at the club of your choice and will retain your handicap and score history.
Register for your 2023 GHIN
Click Here to Register for Your 2023 GHIN Application
Now available, auto-renewal! Look for the checkbox on the checkout page.
What this means for you:
- An official Handicap Index® (GHIN) – Your Handicap Index will be an official measure of your golfing ability, recognized by golf clubs across the state.
- Handicap Index® revised daily – Your Handicap Index will be revised daily, ensuring that it is always up-to-date and accurate.
- Eligibility to participate in IGA Championships and Player of the Year races – With a GHIN Handicap, you will be eligible to participate in IGA Championships and Player of the Year races, giving you the opportunity to compete against some of the best golfers in Iowa.
- Eligible to participate in “IGA Member Play Days” – You will be eligible to participate in “IGA Member Play Days”, exclusive events for GHIN Handicap members.
- eNewsletter – Your Handicap Index® and amateur golf news emailed to you twice a month – You will receive an eNewsletter twice a month, containing updates on your Handicap Index and the latest amateur golf news.
- Free GHIN mobile app – post scores, track stats, and follow playing partners all in one location (includes GPS features!) – You will have access to a free GHIN mobile app that allows you to post scores, track stats, and follow playing partners, all in one location. The app also includes GPS features.
- Membership Card – Available in the GHIN mobile app – You will have a membership card available in the GHIN mobile app, making it easy to access your membership benefits.
- Online Score Posting – You can post scores online, making it easy to keep track of your progress and improve your handicap.
- Hole-in-one recognition and certificates – When you achieve a hole-in-one, you will be recognized and receive a certificate.
- A digital copy of the annual IGA Yearbook – You will receive a digital copy of the annual IGA Yearbook, keeping you up-to-date on the latest golfing news and events in Iowa.
- Discounted travel perks – Save up to 70% on hotels, concerts, sporting events, and theatre tickets through Affinity Travel Benefits (click here) – You will have access to discounted travel perks, including discounts on hotels, concerts, sporting events, and theatre tickets through Affinity Travel Benefits.
- Current and future benefits include such things as discount programs and other special arrangements made through corporate sponsorships – You will have access to current and future benefits, including discount programs and special arrangements made through corporate sponsorships.
- Satisfaction of supporting the game of golf in Iowa – By signing up for a GHIN Handicap, you will be supporting the game of golf in Iowa, helping to promote and develop the sport in the state.
Sign up for a GHIN Handicap today and start enjoying all these benefits!