Individual Member Benefits

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A CDGA membership is for everyone who plays the game. Click the button below to join the CDGA or see below for more information on the benefits of membership.

USGA Handicap Index
The CDGA is the only Illinois-based Allied Golf Association of the USGA authorized to provide golfers with an official USGA Handicap Index, which summarizes a player's skill level and evens the playing field for golfers of all abilities.

Exclusive Member Offers
Through the CDGA Member Advantage and CDGA Member+ programs, CDGA members can save hundreds by utilizing exclusive offers for local golf, travel destinations, apparel, equipment, event tickets and more. With member offers changing monthly, CDGA members can log in to their My CDGA Caddie for a complete listing of current member offers.

Playing Opportunities
From individual gross championships to team net events, CDGA members can partake in formal and informal playing opportunities suitable for golfers of all skill levels, genders and ages at pristine public and private courses.

Member Communications
A complimentary subscription to Chicago District Golfer magazine, customized profile on and access to the MY CDGA smartphone app keeps CDGA members up-to-date on all things golf-related.

Private Club Access
CDGA members have the opportunity to play select private facilities in both formal and informal settings, through programs like the CDGA Net Series presented by Tito's Handmde Vodka and CDGA Member Days presented by Tour Edge.

Educational Events
As an Allied Golf Association of the USGA, the CDGA is your local resource for Rules of Golf and USGA Handicap System knowledge. Each year, the CDGA conducts several basic rules seminars at locations throughout the Chicago District, all of which are free for members to attend.

Golf Excursions
Each year, the CDGA takes groups of members to premier golf resorts around the world, with past trips including Pebble Beach Resorts, Pinehurst Resort and Ireland.

Unique Members-Only Contests
CDGA members can compete in CDGA Fantasy Golf presented by Tour Edge during the four major golf championships, as well as the BMW Championship. The CDGA also conducts various contests throughout the season, including random drawings for renewal prizes.