A Golf Organization Created by Women Golfers for Women Golfers

Course Rating -

Authorized by the United States Golf Association to provide USGA course and slope ratings, SDCWGA, has established regional rating teams for women countywide.  A service offered free to member clubs, teams will routinely visit and evaluate courses, according to the USGA system.  A newly constructed course will be re-rated once every three years for a period of nine years, due to rapid changes occurring during the first few years.  Existing SDCWGA member courses will be put on a re-rating schedule of ten years or less, as recommended by the USGA, even if there have not been any changes during that period.

Course rating shall be predicated on observance of the Rules of Golf.  Local Rules must be consistent with USGA Policy.


Course Rating FAQ

Handicap Index-

A Handicap Index issued by an authorized golf association such as SDCWGA, indicates a golfer's skill and reflects a players scoring ability.   A players handicap index travels from course to course and will determine the number of strokes a player receives depending upon the length and difficulty of the course played. 

Women golfers who belong to SDCWGA through one of its member clubs are eligible to receive a handicap index sanctioned by the USGA and updated on the 1st and 15th of each month.


Handicap FAQ

Publications and Communications -

County Capers, published by SDCWGA's official publication.

SDCWGA's Web site www.golfsdcwga.org is also an outstanding resource.  The site offers online entry to our events, tournament pairings and results, online score posting and direct access to SDCWGA member's handicap records.


Rules of Golf Presentations -


Rules of Golf presentations are conducted by SDCWGA and national rules officials, providing in-depth study for a nominal fee. A short rules program for club functions is also offered free of charge. Additionally, experts are available to answer rules disputes that may arise as well as giving advice.

Guest Speakers -


Speaker service is available for club meetings or special gatherings to discuss member services or other appropriate topics.

Liaison -

As a part of the USGA family, SDCWGA acts as a liaison, monitoring issues of importance to member clubs, conducting USGA qualifying rounds and processing applications for reinstatement of amateur status. In addition, the association acts as a liaison to other state groups, including the SCGA, WSCGA, WPLGA, WGANC and WPLGA.