Do You Know Your Golf Number? It Is Simple to Get An SNGA Handicap

There are many reasons to join the Southern Nevada Golf Association, but the best might be to know your golf number. We like to call an official USGA handicap a “golf number.” Read on to find out how simple it is to join and get your “number” today.


Once you join the SNGA through a variety of ways, all you have to do is post three scores to establish a handicap. PLUS, when you join you can take advantage of many benefits:

  • Get a free round of golf with certain SNGA memberships
  • Access to dozens of deals including 2 for 1 tee times, merch savings, more
  • Access to amazing travel deals
  • Play in fun and/or competitive tournaments
  • Get your handicap
  • Support golf in Southern Nevada
  • Free subscriptions to Golf Digest and Las Vegas Golf and Leisure
  • Play some of the best golf courses and private clubs in Southern Nevada
  • More, More, More

The Southern Nevada Golf Association is the official arm of the United States Golf Association and provides the only way to get an official USGA handicap in Southern Nevada via the GHIN system.

Now, to be clear, the SNGA is at the top of the chain, but below are country clubs, golf course player’s clubs, member clubs and other organizations that utilize and offer a GHIN handicap. But all of them fall under the SNGA’s umbrella.

Here is a simple guide to getting your golf number (GHIN):

1) Sign up for a USGA GHIN Number through SNGA

When you join one of the many golf clubs available at, you will receive a GHIN number. GHIN stands for Golf Handicap and Information Network.

Memberships start as low as $39 and for a little more than that you can get a free round of golf when you establish a GHIN number.

The GHIN number allows you to post scores and that is how a Handicap Index is determined.

2) Start posting your golf scores

Once you have your GHIN number, you can post scores through these ways after your round:

The USGA GHIN app on your mobile device. The app lets you post your scores, calculate course handicap, view score history and more.

The app features touch-point GPS for thousands of golf courses worldwide. Download the free app from the App Store or Google Play.

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Or online at when you enter your GHIN number and password.

Scores should be posted as soon as possible after your round on the day it was played to best establish the most up-to-date handicap index.

3) Post three 18-hole round scores.

Yes, that is it.

Just post a minimum of three 18-hole or six 9-hole scores and that is all that is needed to calculate and establish your Handicap Index.

But, the more often you post your score, the more accurate your golf handicap index will be.

So, act now and find out your golf number. PLUS, enjoy the tons of other benefits of the SNGA.