While the USGA® develops the formula used in tabulating handicaps, it does not issue them directly to individual golfers. A USGA Handicap Index is issued through licensed golf clubs (such as The Alamo City Golf Trail) that follow all the procedures of the established USGA Handicap System.
About Your GHIN Handicap
- You receive one full year of GHIN Handicap System free, each year you purchase a Players Club Membership
- If you want a GHIN Handicap and do NOT purchase a Players Club Membership, you will be charged $21/year
- Your GHIN Handicap will be renewed at the time of renewing your players club membership
Frequently Asked Questions
How can I register for my official GHIN handicap?
Price -If you are a Players Club Member, It's Free! (You still must apply for it)
If you are not a Players Club Member, a charge of $21 per year will be required.
Qualifications -You must have a minimum of 10 different course scores with the rating and slope to apply.
Where -You can register for GHIN via the online registration form, located HERE.
You can also pick up a registration form at any ACGT facility and return it when completed. (This is the recommended method if you do not have 10 different scores readily available.)
I already have a GHIN number through another club, How do I transfer?
Procedure -Although you already have a GHIN Number, You will need to re-apply for GHIN on our website or at an Alamo City Golf Trail Facility, so that your existing number can be transfered to us.
Time Frame -We will add your existing GHIN number to our system once we have received your GHIN form. You will be contacted by email within 3-4 weeks to confirm the transfer has been completed in the USGA's System.
How often are Handicaps Updated?
Alamo City Golf Trail does not manage these updates!You will receive an update twice a month from the Texas Golf Association. Handicap revisions occur on the 1st and 15th of every month. You will receive an email from the TGA with your new handicap information. You may click on the link inside the email they send you to print out a copy of your handicap card.
What happens if I post incorrect information to GHIN?
Who Issued Your GHIN Handicap? -If we issued your GHIN Handicap, please call us to fix any incorrect information you might have accidentally posted.
If we did not issue your Handicap Number, you will need to contact the licensed golf club that issued your GHIN Handicap to make any corrections.