Improve your game, protect your gear & save INSTANTLY.
Become a Golf Ontario / Canada member and get access to everything you need to ENJOY our great game.
ABOUT OUR MEMBERS
Golf Ontario represents over 500 Member Clubs with over 100,000 individual golfers making it one of the largest Amateur Golf Associations in the world. The majority of individual golfers are members of Private and Semi-Private Clubs.
IF YOU ARE NOT ASSOCIATED WITH Private or Semi-private Club? NO PROBLEM – you can join as a PUBLIC PLAYER with all the same member benefits!
LIMITED TIME ONLY PUBLIC PLAYER FEE is $59.95
*note your special rate will show up when you select ON in the province field on the Golf Canada Registration Form
Golf Ontario and Golf Canada are proud to announce the following suite of game-enhancing benefits available to our individual members, member facilities and groups & leagues:
In addition to serving our member facilities and golf courses, Golf Canada is proud to enhance the golf experience of 274,000 individual golfers across the country. In addition to supporting Golf Canada’s investment in the sport through grassroots programs, high performance athlete development, heritage, philanthropy and golf services, golfers can access a suite of benefits available exclusively to Golf Canada / Golf Ontario.
The suite of exclusive and game-enhancing individual member benefits includes the following:
Play and travel knowing your protected
- Up to $2,500 reimbursement for damaged, lost or stolen equipment
- Up to $1,000 for any travel related incidents
- Up to $2,500 for golf cart related accidents
- Up to $1,000 towards the cost of repairing or replacing a window
- Personalized equipment ID labels so you never lose a club again
- Coverage and membership is valid for 365 days from date of enrollment
Easy access tools to post scores
- Get an Official Handicap Index through the new World Handicap System
- Access the Golf Canada Score Centre to post your scores and track your stats
- Use the new Golf Canada app to track your scores and stats, access your handicap, follow other golfers, achieve badges for bragging rights and use GPS distances for over 1,400 courses in Canada
Get better deals!
- 15% off to the RBC Canadian Open and the CP Women’s Open
- Up to 25% off Avis car rentals
- 10% off Hilton Hotel room bookings with complimentary upgrades at participating properties.
- 10% off Golf Canada merchandise
- Golf benefits with RBC Insurance for home and auto
Join Canada’s Largest Golf Community
- Free access to online Rules of Golf education that explains procedures for commonly encountered situations on the course
- Membership dues are reinvested into Grow the Game programs
- Support Canadian youth as they learn life skills that are acquired through golf
Compete in regional, provincial and national golf events
- Golf Ontario / Canada members are eligible to compete in regional, provincial and national level competitions sanctioned by Golf Ontario and Golf Canada.
Golf Canada is committed to enhancing the golf experience for enthusiasts of all ages and creating value for our proud member facilities. The launch of the new Golf Canada app, continual improvements to the Golf Canada Score Centre, implementation of the World Handicap System and the launch of First Tee – Ontario reflect our commitment to servicing facilities and continuing to deliver new and exciting benefits at the club-level.
Golf Canada / Ontario facility member clubs enjoy access to the following suite of benefits:
Up to $6,000 in Incident Protection for member golfers
- Your members are covered with incident protection for club theft and damage, cart and window protection providing peace of mind for the club / operator.
- Member clubs can offer incident protection at a preferred rate.
Course Rating, Handicapping & Rules
- Official Handicap, Slope and Course Rating Services under the NEW World Handicap System including member education.
- Authority on internationally recognized handicap, Rules of Golf and Amateur status
- All member clubs receive Rules of Golf support to assist with writing of local rules and member education.
Golf Canada Score Centre & App
- Through the Score Centre facilities can effortlessly manage member rosters and receive access to valuable facility data that can assist with programming and course operations.
- The Golf Canada app is a free tool for Canadian golfers to find a course, track their scores, enhance their on-course experience, and to go digital with their game!
- The app can also function as a powerful marketing tool for facilities to engage directly with golfers. Keep your facility information and imagery current and use the Golf Canada app to help promote your product to golfers.
- To assist with member roster management, course rating, tournament entries, incident protection claims, billing, course contact information and more.
- Golf Ontario serves as the Ontario golf industry resource centre, disseminates provincial and national information and also works with industry partners to provide advocacy on industry issues.
Access to grow-sport programming
- Programming opportunities for member clubs with the new Junior Skills Challenge, Golf in Schools, mobile clinics and Golf Fore the Cure.
- Host a provincial or national championship.
- Hosting can create exposure for facilities, build a legacy of excellence and provide a platform for clubs to give back to the game.
Golf Genius Partnership – NEW!
- Golf Genius offers innovative solutions to help operators save time, generate more revenue, and deliver exceptional golf experiences.
- Member clubs have access to special pricing.
If you have any questions related to facility member benefits or would like to have your facility join the Golf Ontario member family, please contact Jane at JHooperPerroud@gao.ca
2022 Member Facility Application
1. New facility (regulation course)
2. New Short and Sweet Facility (does not meet rating criteria)
If you are part of a group of 25 or more who play together on a regular basis, you may join Golf Ontario/Canada as a league and receive the same benefits of the individual membership program at a reduced price. For membership pricing and options, please contact Jane at JHooperPerroud@gao.ca