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Kurt Watkins Leads After First Round of the AGA Championship

Watkins’ -7 (65) leads 144-player field by a shot Aguila Golf Course

by Alex Gelman
USGA PJ Boatwright Jr. Communications Intern

The weather and conditions were superb as 144 players this morning and afternoon teed it up at Aguila Golf Course for the start of the AGA Championship – the association’s first major championship of the season. Kurt Watkins fired a 7-under (65) to lead the field through 18 holes. Watkins was 9-under through 16 holes with five birdies and two eagles, until making his first blemish on 17, a double bogey.

Just one shot back of the lead, tied for second, is 2021 AGA Player of the Year Sean O’Donnell, 6-under. O’Donnell birdied three of the last five holes to finish his round. 2018 and 2019 AGA Player of the Year, Adam Walicki, also shot 6-under in the opening round.

Shankar Natarajan, winner of the AZ Short Course at Augusta Ranch last month, is currently alone in fifth place, 3-under (69).

“The energy was really high – the players have been looking forward to the first major championship for a few months now,” said Logan Rasmussen, AGA Director of Rules and Competition. “The golf course is in incredible shape and there are a lot of different options for course set up (tees, hole locations) which keeps it fresh and interesting.

“This is the first time the event has been played over four days. Having that variety of hole locations and an ability to challenge the players is what makes this event so great.”

The field will be cut to the top 60 players and ties after Friday’s second round. Those left will battle it out over the weekend for the coveted Kachina trophy.

The second round begins Friday morning at 7:00a.m. For the full leaderboard, CLICK HERE. For second round tee times, CLICK HERE.

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Member Benefits: Travel with the AGA to TPC Danzante Bay in 2022

If you liked the Mayan Palace Member trip then you’re going to love the latest AGA Golf Experience!

The latest AGA Golf Experience has you headed to play rounds at the scenic TPC Danzante Bay Golf Resort while you stay beachfront at the Villa del Palmar Beach Resort & Spa in Loretto Bay, Mexico January 23 – January 27, 2022.

Registration includes four nights lodging at the Villa del Palmar at The Islands of Loreto, three rounds of golf at TPC Danzante Bay with cart and range privileges, daily golf contests and prizes, the all-inclusive meal plan, one Danzante upgrade per person, airport transfers, and all taxes and fees. Options also include with or without airfare.

REGISTER NOW

For more details on the trip click here: https://www.azgolf.org/travel/

RELATED: WATCH TPC Danzante Bay Preview

See Memories from our previous Mayan Palace member weekend below:

AGA Member Appreciation

Who doesn’t like to win prizes?


As a way of saying “thank you” to our members who renew between October 1 and December 31, 2021, the AGA staff will conduct drawings for 10 prizes each week.

Members joining prior to a drawing will be entered to win that week’s prizes. The earlier you renew, the more chances you have to win.


But wait, there’s more! A grand prize drawing will occur the first week of January for everyone who renewed during the early renewal period.

Weekly prizes range in value from $25 to $300 each. Gift cards to retailers like Van’s Golf Shops, PGA TOUR Supterstore, Second Swing, and Amazon. Hungry? We will be giving away gift cards to restaurants like Olive Garden, Longhorn Steakhouse, Yard House, and STK Steakhouse. For the traveler, we have Caddy Daddy Golf Club Travel Bags and Subtle Patriot Executive Backpacks. For those that want a little upgrade to their equipment, we will be giving away PXG Wedges, PING Anser Putters, Golf Bags, and Titleist Golf Balls. For those members who just want to play a little golf, we will be giving away TROON Gift Cards.

A grand prize drawing will occur the first week of January for everyone who renewed during the early renewal period. The grand prize will include a set of PING irons, a Troon Foursome Card, stay & play packages and more.

Drawings will occur on Fridays starting October 8. Winners will be notified prior to the public announcement the following Monday.

Don’t miss out!

Renew before December 31st for a chance to win prizes weekly.

Renew Today


Posted October 12, 2021

Week One Winners

PrizeWinnerClub
GOLFTEC Swing EvaluationDeede UchidaBear Creek Women’s Golf Association
Caddy Daddy Constrictor II Travel BagToz SpaldingArizona National Golf Club
Subtle Patriot BackpackDan CernyQuail Creek Men’s 9 Hole Club
REKS Stylish Sun GlassesCarolyn PoliquinHuukan Ladies Club
$25 Amazon Gift CardKimberly JohnsonLadies Grand Niners
PXG 0311 Forged WedgeBob RiemathPebble Creek Men’s Club
$50 PGA TOUR Superstore Gift CardBrian WeaverSouthwest Valley Men’s Club
$50 STK Steakhouse Gift CardDennis McKayJust 4 Fun Golf
$100 Troon North Gift CardKathleen GaineyLadies Grand Niners
$50 2nd Swing Gift CardShelley HeberleinCottonwood CC & Palo Verde CC Women’s Golf Association
$50 Van’s Golf Shops Gift CardCameron BarzekoffAZ Golf Club
Six Month Forever Golf Membership Steve BrisbinAZ Golf Club
GOLFTEC Swing EvaluationJohn GriffinKierland Golf Club
$50 STK Steakhouse Gift CardJoe PickrenAncala Country Club
Posted October 26, 2021

week two winners

PrizeWinnerClub
GOLFTEC Swing EvaluationRick NunemakerIronwood Golf Club (IMGA)
Caddy Daddy Constrictor II Travel BagKirwan FlanneryOakwood GC MOGA
Subtle Patriot BackpackTricia McNamaraAntelope Hills WGA
REKS Stylish Sun GlassesConnie RoceretoSaddlebrooke Ranch Women
$25 Amazon Gift CardDan MuthOakwood GC MOGA
PXG 0311 Forged WedgeEdward SaffranSaddlebrook Ranch Men’s Golf Club
$50 Van’s Golf Shops Gift CardJoanna PalowezTorres/Ranch Ladies Golf Assoc.
$50 2nd Swing Gift CardDiane PratuchPebbleCreek LGA
$100 Troon North Gift CardDennis EhrenbergerPueblo Del Sol Men’s Golf Club
Dozen PRO VI Golf BallsBurton MurraySun City West Kochina GC
$50 STK Steakhouse Gift Card
Jake ChanenAZ Golf Club
GOLF Forever MembershipChandler EvansNikkei Golf Club
GOLFTEC Swing Evaluation
Morris StearnsAZ Golf Club
$100 Troon North Gift Card
Gregg Gillham2020 Club
Posted October 26, 2021

Week three winners

PrizeWinnerClub
GOLFTEC Swing EvaluationRobert Maruniak Mountainview Preserve
Caddy Daddy Constrictor II Travel BagJay Niezgoda Southwest Valley Men’s Club
Subtle Patriot BackpackTom Osburn CC of Green Valley
REKS Stylish Sun GlassesJoe Brunold AZ Golf Club
$25 Amazon Gift CardLarry FergusonMission Royale Men’s Golf Assn.
PXG 0311 Forged WedgeSharon RemmersJohnson Ranch Women’s Golf Club
PING PutterJohn BirdsPebblecreek Men’s Club
$50 STK Steakhouse Gift CardJerry KeirnSaddlebrooke GC
$100 Troon North Gift Card
Gale Mendini Bogey Boys of AZ
$50 PGA TOUR Superstore Gift CardSandra NobleCanoa Ranch Women
GOLF Forever Membership
Joyce Hanson
AZ Golf Club
$25 Amazon Gift Card
Jim Coover
Ancala Country Club
$50 2nd Swing Gift Card
Daniel Fenwick
We-Ko-Pa Golf Club
$50 PGA TOUR Superstore Gift Card
Jonathan Goebel
AZ Golf Club
November 12, 2021

week four winners

Prize
WinnerClub
GOLFTEC Swing EvaluationShirley KemnitzLadies Grand Niners
Caddy Daddy Constrictor II Travel BagTimothy GothroArizona Golf Guild
Subtle Patriot BackpackRonald IngrahamSun City West – Deer Valley Men
REKS Stylish Sun GlassesVince TobinPebbleCreek Men’s 9 Hole Golf
$25 Amazon Gift CardPam GagenContinental – Mon. Ladies
PXG 0311 Forged WedgeSherry MorrisQuail Creek CC Women
PING PutterRon Zirges
Sun City Festival Men’s Golf Club
Dozen PRO VI Golf BallsKen HelmanPebbleCreek Men’s Club
$50 Van’s Golf Shops Gift CardDave SomervilleSun City West – Deer Valley Men
$50 PGA TOUR Superstore Gift Card
Diane IversenCanoa Ranch Women
GOLFTEC Swing Evaluation
Bob Dillon
Oakwood GC MOGA
$50 2nd Swing Gift Card
Paula Rico
AZ Golf Club
GOLF Forever Membership
Mario Padilla Valadez
Los Mochis CC
$25 Amazon Gift Card
Bill Blocher
Kierland Golf Club
$50 STK Steakhouse Gift Card
Carl Ullian
AZ Golf Club
November 12, 2021

week five winners

PrizeWinnerClub
GOLFTEC Swing EvaluationSandy ElliottGreat Eagle Golf Club Women
Caddy Daddy Constrictor II Travel BagBrian HerringDobson Ranch Golf Club
Subtle Patriot BackpackJim HigginsArizona Traditions
Titleist Golf BagMary LongPalm Valley Golf Club
REKS Stylish Sun GlassesKojo FrempongAZ Golf Club
$25 Amazon Gift CardRichard CoonSun City West – Trail Ridge Men
PXG 0311 Forged WedgeDon HessThe Views Golf Club
PING PutterCindy MroczkaSun City Festival Women’s Golf
Bushnell Phantom 2 GPSLinda TremellingRolling Hills Women (Tucson)
$50 Van’s Golf Shops Gift CardDave AndersonSaddlebrooke Ranch Men’s Golf
$50 PGA TOUR Superstore Gift Card
Eric Hainsworth
Legacy Golf Club
GOLF Forever Membership
John Akin
The 2020 Club
PING Putter
David Harris
AZ Golf Club
$50 STK Steakhouse Gift Card
Kris Schatzberg
Kierland Golf Club
November 22, 2021

Week six winners

PrizeWinnerClub
GOLFTEC Swing EvaluationChuck TaylorCC at DC Ranch
Caddy Daddy Constrictor II Travel BagGayle KingOakwood GC MOGA
Subtle Patriot BackpackMary FlagstadDesert Forest WGA
Titleist Golf BagWally LeavittAZ Golf Club
REKS Stylish Sun GlassesDennis ScheppIronwood Golf Club (IMGA)
$25 Amazon Gift CardMarie McDonaldPainted Mountain Women’s 9 Hole League
PXG 0311 Forged WedgeMarc ChrstiansonPebbleCreek Men’s Club
PING PutterDiane HanrahanSun City West – Deer Valley Women
Bushnell Phantom 2 GPSPeter DiamondSun City Grand Resident Men’s
$50 PGA TOUR Superstore Gift Card
Terry Cox
Sun Lakes Country Club
Titleist Golf Bag
Sterling SkipperMile High Men’s Golf Club
PING Putter
Thomas Graham
Del Lago Golf Club
$50 2nd Swing Gift Card
Mitch Morrow
AZ Golf Club
November 22, 2021

week seven winners

Prize
WinnerClub
GOLFTEC Swing EvaluationKen BlackEstancia Club
Caddy Daddy Constrictor II Travel BagJohn NiemanSalt River Project Golf Assn
Subtle Patriot BackpackBrock FurlongDesert Highlands Golf Club
Titleist Golf BagBob ValenciaEl Conquistador CC
REKS Stylish Sun GlassesBud MasonSun City Festival Men’s Golf Club
$25 Amazon Gift CardSteve SorensenArizona Traditions
PXG 0311 Forged WedgeMarc AdlerStarfire Golf Club
PING PutterHarold MitchellQuail Creek CC Men’s 9 Hole
Bushnell Phantom 2 GPSLana McPhelanAspen Valley GC WGA
$50 PGA TOUR Superstore Gift Card
Robert ChristakosStonecreek Men’s Club
Dozen PRO VI Golf Balls
Robert Slavonia
The 2020 Club
REKS Stylish Sun Glasses
Tim Murphy
Valley Golfers Association
Bushnell Phantom 2 GPS
James Bladel
Mile High Men’s Golf Club
$50 STK Steakhouse Gift Card
Jill Kapauns
AZ Golf Club
December 9, 2021

Week 8 winners

PrizeWinner
Club
GOLFTEC Swing EvaluationPeter SchelzigEl Conquistador Country Club
Caddy Daddy Constrictor II Travel BagMarc GoldbergPebbleCreek Men’s Club
Subtle Patriot BackpackMarsha MacdougallAntelope Hills WGA
Titleist Golf BagDan KinningerBogey Boys of AZ
REKS Stylish Sun GlassesKathy BurnsIronwood Golf Club WGA
$25 Amazon Gift CardWilliam WeaverArizona Seniors Golf Assn
PXG 0311 Forged WedgeWill FooteEstancia Club
PING PutterDick BoscombeIronwood Golf Club (IMGA)
Bushnell Phantom 2 GPS
Christopher McDonaldSun City Grand Men’s Club
$50 PGA TOUR Superstore Gift Card
Mark AndersonPutt Stinkers
Titleist Golf Bag
Tadd Huntington
AZ Golf Club
REKS Stylish Sun Glasses
Chase Kasun
Mile High Men’s Club
$50 STK Steakhouse Gift Card
Al Kitlica
Ancala Country Club
$50 2nd Swing Gift Card
Greg Rothmeyer
Luckyputts Arizona
December 9, 2021

week nine winners

PrizeWinnerClub
GOLFTEC Swing Evaluation
Chad Hossack
Dobson Ranch Golf Club
Caddy Daddy Constrictor II Travel Bag
Kiwi Munoz
Sun Lakes Country Club WGA
Subtle Patriot Backpack
Tamara West
Dobson Ranch GC Women
Titleist Golf Bag
Peter Baumbusch
Estancia Club
REKS Stylish Sun Glasses
Caroline Brown
Cottonwood CC WGA
$25 Amazon Gift Card
Michael Ahern
Randolph Men’s Club
PXG 0311 Forged Wedge
Terry Pistole
Starfire Golf Club Women
PING Putter
Scott Northern
Southern Arizona Men’s Golf Club
Bushnell Phantom 2 GPS
Marsha Prokosch
Quail Creek Golf Club
$50 Troon North Gift Card
Rich Stagg
The Views Golf Club
$50 Van’s Golf Shops Gift Card
Michael Brick
AZ Golf Club
$50 STK Steakhouse Gift Card
Wayne Himple
Falcon Dunes GC Men’s 18
$50 PGA TOUR Superstore Gift Card
Gloria Reyes
AZ Golf Club
Dozen PRO VI Golf Balls
Trevor Olson
Legacy Golf Club
January 12, 2022

Week ten winners

PrizeWinnerClub
GOLFTEC Swing Evaluation
Kathleen LedesmaHaven Golf Club Lady 9ers
Caddy Daddy Constrictor II Travel Bag
Linda MirroPebbleCreek Ladies Golf Association
Subtle Patriot Backpack
Gary Campbell
Payson Golf Club
Titleist Golf Bag
Jim WilsonSun City Grand Men’s Club
REKS Stylish Sun Glasses
John LengSun City West – Deer Valley Men
$25 Amazon Gift Card
Fred WillsOakwood Golf Club MOGA
$50 Van’s Golf Shops Gift Card
Bev Byrd
Heron Lakes Ladies 9
PING Putter
Bob ThorntonQuail Creek Golf Club
Bushnell Phantom 2 GPS
Pete ImbsWickenburg Ranch Golf Club
$100 Troon North Gift Card
Thomas HollandThe Views Golf Club
Titleist Golf Bag
Dylan WojcikAZ Golf Club
Bushnell Phantom 2 GPS
Justin JochumDel Lago Golf Club
$50 STK Steakhouse Gift Card
Peter BorquezAZ Golf Club
$50 Van’s Golf Shops Gift Card
Fred FarrarAncala Country Club
January 12, 2022

week eleven winners

PrizeWinnerClub
Caddy Daddy Constrictor II Travel Bag
Joe AcostaIGA Golf Club
Subtle Patriot Backpack
Keith ClintonPebbleCreek Men’s Club
GOLFTEC Swing Evaluation
John ScannielloTrilogy Golf Club at Vistancia
Titleist Golf Bag
Mike McgowanSuperstition Mountain Golf Club
$50 Van’s Golf Shops Gift Card
Tom StandishApache Wells Country Club
$50 STK Steakhouse Gift Card
John VanluvaneeForest Highlands AGA
$50 PGA TOUR Superstore Gift Card
Pamela MasonAZ Golf Club
$50 2nd Swing Gift Card
Jerry VriesengaSaddlebrooke Golf Club
Dozen PRO VI Golf Balls
Agneta HanssonEncanto Women’s Golf Club
$100 Troon North Gift Card
Nancy HermansonCottonwood CC WGA
$50 2nd Swing Gift Card
Jim FlahertyAZ Golf Club
Bushnell Phantom 2 GPS
Greg DepatieAZ Golf Club
$50 STK Steakhouse Gift Card
Jeff HodappAugust Ranch AGA
Dozen PRO VI Golf Balls
Randy AllredMile High Men’s Golf Club
January 12, 2022

week twelve winners

Prize
Winner
Club
Caddy Daddy Constrictor II Travel Bag
Karen WilhelmTonto Verde WGA
Subtle Patriot Backpack
Genene GudePalo Verde CC WGA
GOLFTEC Swing Evaluation
Jerry O’DeanAgave Highlands
Titleist Golf Bag
Frank SmithDesert Forest Golf Club
$50 Van’s Golf Shops Gift Card
George HallChaparral Pines & The Rim M18
$50 STK Steakhouse Gift Card
Londie MayrCobre Valley Women
Dozen PRO VI Golf Balls
John DivallForest Highlands AGA
$50 2nd Swing Gift Card
Dave McIntireSalt River Project Golf Association
$50 in Gift Cards Darden RestaurantsDale RyggApache Wells Country Club
$100 Troon North Gift Card
Lori AspaasCottonwood CC 9’ers
$50 STK Steakhouse Gift Card
Juan Lucio GuzmanAZ Golf Club
$50 Van’s Golf Shops Gift Card
Craig TorosianAncala Country Club
Subtle Patriot Backpack
Thomas AlbaughAZ Golf Club
Dozen PRO VI Golf Balls
Mimi HymelAZ Under 30 Club
January 12, 2022

week thirteen winners

PrizeWinnerClub
Caddy Daddy Constrictor II Travel Bag
Jerry KielblockSan Ignacio Golf Club
Subtle Patriot Backpack
Robert WoodmanYuma Golf & Country Club
GOLFTEC Swing Evaluation
Mary WhitakerContinental – Wednesday Ladies
Titleist Golf Bag
Rebecca RosselliTalking Rock WGA
PXG 0311 Forged Wedge
Peter MistrettaCopper Canyon Golf Club
$50 STK Steakhouse Gift Card
Kim VormestrandTrilogy Golf Club at Vistancia
$100 Troon North Gift Card
Scott OffermanWickenburg Ranch Golf Club
$50 2nd Swing Gift Card
Danny JettonPalo Verde CC Men’s Golf Association
Dozen PRO VI Golf Balls
Jean SturmWorking Women’s Golf Association
Bushnell Phantom 2 GPS
Elaine MarcheseMesa Country Club WGA
$50 STK Steakhouse Gift Card
Shane RadfordAZ Golf Club
Caddy Daddy Constrictor II Travel Bag
Sherry SeveranceThe 2020 Club
Dozen PRO VI Golf Balls
Greg HardenLegacy Golf Club
Subtle Patriot Backpack
John BlumenshineDel Lago Golf Club

Check back each week to see a list of prizes and winners.


Membership Frequently Asked Questions

How do I join the AGA and get my Handicap Index?

There are three ways to join the AGA and all include a USGA WHS Handicap Index:

  1. Golf Club Member – Become a member of any AGA member club. From private, green-grass facilities to online-only clubs, you can find a club that matches your availability and style in our Club Directory. Once you find a club that meets your needs on the list:
    • If the club allows you to join online, a blue “Join” button will appear to the right of the club’s name in the Club Directory. Simply click on that button and enter your contact information. If you already have a GHIN number, be sure to use the same number every time you join a club.
    • If the club does not allow you to join online, call the club’s phone number to join instead.
  2. Join AZ Golf Club – the AGA’s online club is perfect for those who don’t want to play regularly with the same league. Join AZ Golf Club Now!
  3. Start your own club – Do things your way…check out how easy it is to start your own club today!


Do I have to join a golf club to join the AGA?

Yes, to maintain a valid USGA Handicap Index, you must be a member of a certified USGA golf club. But don’t worry! We make the process easy and there are several options including the AGA’s online golf club, the AZ Golf Club. Use our Club Directory to find the club that is right for you or join our online club, AZ Golf Club today!


What benefits do I get with my Arizona Golf Association membership?

  • USGA Handicap Index – The Arizona Golf Association is the only Arizona-based allied golf association of the USGA authorized to provide golfers with an official USGA Handicap Index, which summarizes a player’s skill level and evens the playing field for golfers of all abilities.
  • Course/Slope Ratings – The AGA is licensed and authorized by the USGA to perform and maintain Course/Slope Ratings at all AGA Member Facilities every 10 years or when significant changes have occurred prior to that 10 year mark.
  • Score Posting Kiosks – Score posting kiosks are available at facilities that choose to offer one for their members. These score posting computers are maintained by AGA staff to ensure seamless operation and use.
  • Exclusive Member Offers – AGA members can save hundreds by taking advantage of exclusive offers for local golf through the AGA Member Advantage Program, travel destinations, apparel, equipment, event tickets and more. Member offers change monthly and are promoted on the azgolf.org website as well as through email communications.
  • Playing Opportunities – AGA members of all skill levels, genders, and ages can take advantage of formal and informal playing opportunities at beautiful Arizona public and private facilities by participating in events from individual gross championships and team net events to AGA Scramble Days and Just For Fun Days.
  • Member Communications – AGA members stay connected to golf in Arizona through a complimentary subscription to Arizona Golf Insider Magazine in both the print and digital editions, a customized access to azgolf.org and AGA Mobile App, a monthly digital newsletter, bi-monthly Handicap Revision newsletters, and partner offers.
  • Private Club Access – AGA members have the opportunity to play select private facilities in both formal and informal settings through championships and tournaments as well as programs like the Senior Cup Series, AGA Scramble Days, and AGA Just for Fun Days. Check out our Event Directory.
  • Educational Events – As an allied golf association of the USGA, the AGA is your local resource for Rules of Golf, USGA Handicap System and Course Rating information. Each year the AGA conducts several seminars throughout the state, all of which are free to attend (fee for lunch may apply). You can find education seminars in the Learn tab on our website at azgolf.org.
  • Golf Travel Experiences – Each year, the AGA takes groups of members to premier destinations around the world and domestically. The AGA will also provide a resource for golf travel destinations on our website starting in the fall of 2021. Visit our Travel page to learn more about upcoming trips.
  • Unique Members Only Contests & Surveys – Each month the AGA conducts a survey in the newsletter with a chance for members to win prizes. Additionally, there is a member appreciation event October 1 – December 31 with a minimum of 10 prizes drawn each week.


Should I use the same GHIN number if I am moving from another state/club?

Yes. You should use the same GHIN number in all participating states and with all clubs. This ensures that your Handicap Index is accurate and includes your full scoring history.


What is the difference between Regular Club Membership and AZ Golf Club Membership?

Each option provides you with full AGA member benefits, including a USGA Handicap Index.

  • Regular Club Membership means that you are joining an AGA licensed club and you have full access to that club’s events, tournaments and championships.
  • If you don’t consistently play at one course or just want to track your Handicap, join the AGA’s online club, the AZ Golf Club, to get your Official Handicap Index and other AGA member benefits. The AZ Golf Club membership is valid a full year and will renew 365 days from purchase.


How long is my membership valid?


  • Calendar Year Clubs – If your club’s membership is based on a calendar year, new memberships will either be valid from the day you join until December 31 or if you join after September 30, your memberships will be valid through the end of the following December. This can be a maximum of 15 months.
  • Revolving Clubs – If your club’s membership is based on a revolving year, your membership is valid for 365 days from the day you join.

You can login to your Dashboard on our website at azgolf.org to see when your membership(s) will expire.


How does someone change clubs?

  • You can join any club you desire as long as you meet the criteria set for that particular club.
  • If you wish to change clubs at the end of the club’s year, simply let your current membership lapse or if auto-renewal is active, turn it off by logging in to your Dashboard at azgolf.org. It is also recommended to let your current club administrator know that you will not be returning.
  • If you want to change clubs, partway through the year, you will need to join the new club, paying its membership dues. You may apply for a multi-member rebate on our website in the Products & Services tab. This applies to multiple full year dues only.
  • To join a different club, follow the same procedure as outlined above in the section labeled “How do I join the AGA and get my Handicap Index?”


Do I have to play with my club?

Your level of participation with your club is entirely up to you, as long as you meet your club’s minimum requirements. The AGA encourages golfers to engage with their club because they are fun, social and are an essential part of our golf community. While your club may offer regular events, you can play and post your score at any golf course with any group of people you choose.


How do I change my home club designation for handicap purposes if I am a member of more than one club?

In general, this is not important. If you are a member of more than one club and you want to change your home club designation, please contact your club administrator or the AGA. Home club designation is to ensure your Handicap Index is managed in accordance with the Rules of Handicapping and does not change your membership status in any club.


Am I a USGA member when I join the AGA and vice versa?

No. Your AGA membership includes a USGA Handicap Index. It is not a membership to the USGA. Conversely, if you join the USGA Members Program, this does not include a USGA Handicap Index. USGA Membership is a philanthropic donation to the USGA. To establish a Handicap Index, you must become affiliated with a golf club.


Why is there an increase in membership dues in 2022?

  • AGA has not raised dues since2009, while the number of members has significantly increased.
  • Administrative support of more than 90,000 memberships and 620 clubs requires a full-time, friendly, qualified, and knowledgeable staff to be available throughout the year to answer your questions and meet your needs.
  • During the season, October 1 – April 30, AGA staff respond to an average of 700 inquiries a day from members and member clubs.
  • Additional programs are required to meet the growing demand for participation at all levels of the game.
  • Technology advances to the AGA website, mobile app and state-of-the-art billing system are constantly being developed to make our products more efficient and provide the best possible user experience.
  • Tournament software is included with your membership and available with no additional charge to the clubs.
  • New events for both men and women, competitive and social, are constantly being added to our schedule to increase engagement among members and potential members.
  • Expanded travel program to meet member desires to experience golf in cultures across the United States and around the world.
  • As a leader in the industry, the AGA is well positioned to advocate for community organizations and non-profits that make a significant impact in our community through the game of golf through Outreach programs and financial support from the Arizona Golf Foundation.


Why is there an extra $5 discount for people paying individually through Online Join & Renew?

The AGA’s standard membership fee for 2022 is $45. As we have done in previous years, we are again offering a $5 discount to those that renew early between October 1 and December 31, 2021 (Does not apply to revolving year clubs). There is an additional $5 discount offered to those paying through Online Join & Renew because each individual updates and verifies their contact and mailing information in the process. This helps us keep our database up to date and saves us money in the long run. The AGA member benefits include a subscription to AZ Golf Insider Magazine which is mailed through the post office four times per year and requires a current address.


I already paid my GHIN fee in another state. Do I have to pay a second time?

Yes, you do need to join a club in Arizona to receive benefits from the Arizona Golf Association and be eligible to play in Arizona events.


I already joined an Arizona club, but want to join an additional club. Do I need to pay association dues again?

You are required to pay AGA association dues at each club to which you belong. These dues help cover the cost of course rating, kiosks at the club, AGA club support and more. However, you are eligible for a rebate making the association portion of your fees for additional clubs just $15. To apply for a rebate, click here.

  • Note, if all of your clubs offer membership through Online Join & Renew, your multi-member discount will be automatically deducted at checkout.

OPTIONS TO JOIN

If you’re looking to join a club for the first time, want to join a new club or just want to see what your options are, we have a comprehensive list of Arizona clubs you can search.

Join: A Club from our Directory


If you already know which club you want to join or want to know what’s available, we recommend you start with our Club Directory. Here you can see each club’s membership requirements, play days, location, pricing and contact information. Many clubs can be joined online, but in some cases you will need to contact the club directly.

*Each Club sets its own prices, be sure to check before purchasing.

Search Club Directory


When you join any official member club in Arizona, you automatically become a member of Arizona’s largest amateur golf community, the Arizona Golf Association.


With your AGA membership you will be able to:

  • Obtain your official USGA Handicap Index and track your performance

  • Find opportunities to play and engage with the sport year-round

  • Learn about the game, its Rules, history and impact

  • Participate in local, state, regional and national events

  • Take advantage of exclusive Member Benefits like discounted tee times and Travel Opportunities

  • Access the AZ Golf Insider Magazine, the official publication of the AGA, which is published four times a year and mailed to you.


And much more!

View Member Benefits Frequently Asked Questions

Join: AZ Golf Club


If you don’t know what club you want to join or don’t consistently play at one course, you can join the AGA’s online club. Members receive an official USGA Handicap alongside other AGA member benefits and are also invited to join us for special events.

*Club membership is valid for a full year and will renew 365 days from purchase.

Join Today for $50

Join: AZ Under30 Club


This program was designed for young adults between the age of 19-29 to ensure that they have opportunities to play and enjoy the many benefits of golf without the burden of high fees. Members receive an official USGA Handicap alongside other AGA member benefits and are also invited to join us for special events.

Join Today for $29

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