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The GHIN Handicap Service from the USGA is the gold standard for computing your golf handicap. While it is a requirement to have an established handicap to play in many tournaments, that is not the only reason to get a GHIN handicap. With a handicap, you can play fair and fun games with your golfing friends and measure your progress. And a GHIN handicap helps support your local club and the SDGA as we work together to grow the game and improve it for our members. 

How do I join the SDGA and get a USGA GHIN Handicap?

  • Purchase online at JOIN / RENEW
  • Contact your local course. Most courses in South Dakota offer SDGA membership and the GHIN handicapping service. 
  • Contact the SDGA at or call 605-740-7085.

GHIN Mobile App - **Soon with GPS!**

The GHIN Mobile App is FREE wth your membership. Here are some of the great features of the app. 

  • Post your scores. You can keep your score on the app and post immediately after your round.
  • Keep your stats. If you post your score hole-by-hole, you can also keep track of your golfing stats like fairways hit, greens in regulations, number of putts, etc.. It is a great way to improve by identifying your strenths and weaknesses.
  • Play with friends. You can easily access the latest handicap information for your golfing buddies so you can have a fun and fair game from any set of tees when you play. 
  • GPS - Coming soon, you will be able to have accurate GPS information through the GHIN Mobile App. 

Other Benefits of SDGA Membership

  • Reduced fees at courses across the state through the SDGA Golf Discount Card, a $20 value for just $5 with your membership. 
  • **Coming Soon** Other discounts and specials for SDGA members. 
  • Your membership supports the SDGA and our efforts to grow the game. 
    • SDGA Junior Golf Tours 
    • SDGA Member Club Services 
    • Course Rating and Handicap Administration
    • Rules of Golf 
    • SDGA Junior Golf Foundation Scholarships
    • First Tee of South Dakota