Member Benefits

brochure-with-text-400-pxNew to the Sun Country Amateur Golf Association? Check out our New Member’s Guide to SCAGA.


tee-offSCAGA has a variety of tournaments, in a variety of formats, no matter your handicap. The association conducts more than 10 major tournaments a year, including qualifying events for USGA National championships. SCAGA members click here for tournament information and to sign up for and all of our SCAGA events.

Handicap Index

A part of the SCAGA membership, each member will receive a GHIN number that will provide the member with an USGA Handicap Index after posting five scores. State and regional golf associations, such as the SCAGA, are authorized by the USGA to issue a Handicap Index and monitor the USGA Handicap System. As part of the GHIN handicap network, SCAGA members have an opportunity to locally post scores at more than 10,000 courses across the country and have the scores routed to their home club. In addition, with the SCAGA Mobile GHIN app, these posting features are always at your fingertips, being able to post from an iPhone or Android smartphone.


Another benefit of being a SCAGA member, the eRevision allows members to receive their Handicap Index, recent scores, and news from the association via email on the 1st and the 15th of every month. If you are a SCAGA Member and are not receiving an eRevision, please contact our office.

Rules Education

rules-seminar-428SCAGA is the member resource for all questions related to The Rules of Golf. The SCAGA staff conducts Rules seminars at sites throughout the area, and is available to conduct personal seminars at member clubs.

Rocket Tour Partnership

rules-seminar-428We have partnered with Rocket Tour to create an added Member Benefit to our Membership.


Benefit: 20% off all Rocket Tour covers SCAGA Member Series Collection Headcovers.

Hole-in-One Award

If you are a current SCAGA Member and you have made a hole in one, we want to send you a certificate commemorating the event. The SCAGA Hole in One award lists your accomplishment with details on the facility, hole, club used, distance, and date of the ace.

The award is on 8.5″ x 11″ card stock, perfect for framing, and is signed by the executive director of the Sun Country Amateur Golf Association. If you have made a hole in one and wish to receive your award, download the application by clicking the button below and fax, e-mail, or send the completed form back to the SCAGA office:

Fax: (505) 897-0864
Address: 2316 Southern Blvd. Suite D, Rio Rancho, NM 87124
Phone: (505) 897-0864

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How to Join

Membership to the Sun Country Amateur Golf Association is facilitated through our member clubs*. To become a Sun Country Amateur Golf Association member, all you have to do is visit one of our┬ámember clubs and tell them you’re interested in joining their association and getting a USGA handicap index.

When you visit one of our clubs to sign up, the Handicap Chairperson will provide you with a ID number (GHIN number), which you will use to post your scores. You only need five 18-hole scores to establish a USGA handicap index. Scores can be posted at your club, online at or, or through SCAGA’s GHIN mobile app.

Fees vary depending on the club you join. Some associations may charge more but offer more benefits, so call the clubs you’re interested in and find out what they have to offer. $25 of the fee charged at the club will go to SCAGA to pay for your USGA handicap index and SCAGA membership dues. Membership at the club and with SCAGA is renewed annually and is active from January (or the time you sign up) through December 31st of that year.

*It is not currently possible to join SCAGA directly through our office. You must join through a member club.