Club Licensing

USGA Handicap System Licensing Program

In 2005, the USGA began a program that requires each golf club in the United States that uses the USGA Handicap System™ to become licensed. This means that a golf course, association or club must enter into a license agreement with the USGA in order to use the USGA Handicap System, to use the USGA marks, and to issue USGA Handicap Indexes, USGA Course Ratings and USGA Slope Ratings. For TGA Member Clubs, the licensing process is administered by the TGA. If you are a non-member club, the TGA will review your license application, and then forward to the USGA for processing and approval. For your convenience, all information pertaining to this program may be accessed via the links below.

To Become Licensed:

  1. Complete the Club Licensing Application
    The online application is available to a golf club that is not a current TGA Member Club.

    Online Application

  2. Take Handicap Seminar and Quiz via the USGA Website.

    Online Seminar & Quiz

    Please be certain to have your club representative sign in, review the slides, and successfully pass the quiz. The slides are easy to read and the quiz serves as a basic test of understanding regarding handicaps.

    Remember, to be authorized to issue a USGA Handicap Index® to your golfers/members, your club must complete the Club Licensing Application and a representative from your club must participate in the handicap seminar and successfully pass the quiz.

For additional details on Club Licensing, please review the links below, or submit any questions you may have to [email protected].

Club Licensing Quick Links