2021 IGA Club Membership

Club/Course Membership

IGA Member Clubs see great benefit in membership. Some of the services provided to our member clubs include, but are not limited to:

Benefits of Club/Course Membership

  • Course Rating, Measurement, & Stroke Index Allocation (handicap holes)
  • Tournament Management Software & support
  • Handicap Management Software & support
  • IGA website listing including club contact info, directions, Course Ratings & club events
  • Eligibility for IGA Annual Awards
  • Educational seminars (rules, handicapping, course rating & more)
  • Opportunity to host IGA events & tournaments
  • Eligibility for IGA Club Team Championships
  • Credit card processing fee discounts through our exclusive U.S. Bank/Elavon partnership
  • Free turf consultations through the Iowa State University Turfgrass Extension Service

Take a closer look at the capabilities of each software program in the Benefits of Membership booklet below.

IGA Member Clubs pay annual dues to the IGA. There is an annual club fee as well as dues for the individual members at your club.

Individual Membership

You become an IGA Individual Member through your participation in the IGA/USGA Handicap Service (GHIN®) at an IGA member golf club.  Golfers enrolled as an individual member receive much more than just a handicap (see below) including the satisfaction of supporting the game of golf in Iowa.

Benefits of Membership

  • World Handicap Index® (GHIN)®

  • Eligibility to participate in IGA Championships and Player of the Year races

  • Eligible to participate in “IGA Member Play Days”; non-competitive, casual golf days at member clubs of the IGA

  • A digital copy of the IGA Yearbook
  • eNewsletters – Your World Handicap Index™ and amateur golf related updates emailed to you twice a month

  • Free IGA/GHIN mobile app for easy score posting and stat tracking
  • Digital membership card

  • Online score posting

  • Hole-in-one recognition and certificates
  • Travel perks – Save up to 70% on hotels, concert, sporting event, theatre tickets through Affinity Travel Benefits (click here)
  • Exclusive member discounts

  • Satisfaction of supporting the game of golf in Iowa

Financial Commitment

9-Hole Facility

  • Annual club fee is $125.
  • The second part of membership is the individual golfer fee which is $22 per active individual on the GHIN Handicap roster. The IGA invoices for a minimum of 20 golfers per year and then any additional over the 20 are billed at $22. The individual member fee is collected from the golfers at your club. It is up to the facility what they want to charge the golfer, but on average clubs are between $25 and $35.
  • Summary: $125 + $440 (collected from golfers) = $565  minimum annual fee

18-Hole Facility

  • Annual club fee is $250.
  • The second part of membership is the individual golfer fee which is $22 per active individual on the GHIN Handicap roster. The IGA invoices for a minimum of 20 golfers per year and then any additional over the 20 are billed at $22. The individual member fee is collected from the golfers at your club. It is up to the facility what they want to charge the golfer, but on average clubs are between $25 and $35.
  • Summary: $250 + $440 (collected from golfers) = $690  minimum annual fee

Course and Slope Ratings are included in the membership package.  It is important to note that when a member club has a course rating done they sign an agreement to waive the non-member rating fee on the condition that the club will remain a member in good standing of the club for a period of no less than 5 years.  A rating is good for 10 years.

Schedule of Invoices

Individual membership in the IGA is tracked through the GHIN Handicap Program at each IGA Member Club. Each individual on a member club’s GHIN roster is assigned a GHIN number which is also the individual’s IGA membership number.

The IGA’s individual membership fee in 2021 will remain at $22 per adult (19+) golfer. Junior golfers (18 and younger) are free. To ensure the IGA doesn’t invoice your club for juniors, make sure you have the junior’s proper birth date entered in the GHIN Program as well as their member type set to ‘J’ for junior.

January 1 – Annual Club Fee & Minimum Individual Membership Billing

  • The IGA will invoice each member club the annual club fee ($125 or $250) and the minimum individual membership fee of $440 ($22 per golfer, 20 minimum).
  • April 1 – Score posting season begins in the IGA’s region. April 1st is the start of the IGA individual membership year.
  • April 14 – Last day to clean up GHIN roster.

April 15 – Individual Membership Billing #1

  • This invoice will be based on the active adult golfers on your club’s GHIN roster as of April 15th. Your invoice will be adjusted at this time to account for your 20 prepaid golfers and a list of active members will be sent to your club.
  • Clubs with more than 20 golfers will be billed $22 for each additional golfer.

July 15 – Individual Membership Billing #2

  • The IGA will invoice each club $22 per golfer added/activated since billing period #1. (Less any prepaid memberships that may apply)
  • November 14 – Final day of posting scores made in the IGA region in 2020. While golfers can’t post scores made in the IGA region from mid-November through March, they can and should be posting scores made on courses in active areas during this time.

November 15 – Individual Membership Billing #3

  • The IGA will invoice each club $22 per golfer added/activated since billing period #2. (Less any prepaid memberships that may apply)

Complete your IGA Club Membership by submitting the two forms below.

Thank you for your support of the IGA and amateur golf in Iowa!

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