Getting your handicap card with The Golf Club Great Britain couldn’t be easier! To obtain an instant handicap simply apply for either gold, silver or bronze membership, get three cards together which have been filled in with your Name, Gross Score (added up please!) and date played and email them as a pdf, jpeg or scan to

We will assess your initial handicap from these cards and you will be sent a plastic membership card with your handicap clearly shown which is valid for one year along with your membership pack. If you need the handicap urgently we will email a letter of confirmation immediately upon receipt of your scorecards.

For Gold or Silver members you can then submit as many cards as you like to keep your handicap up to date and an accurate reflection of your play. You have the option of entering your cards online via the website where you will see instantly if your handicap has changed OR you can email them to and let us enter them for you. All scores submitted are uploaded to the members’ area of the website daily where you can check your current handicap and also handicap history.

Memberships are renewed automatically – if you do not wish to renew for any reason please let us know within 28 days of the expiry of your card.  click here to join us


Once you have an initial handicap, gross scores should be adjusted to a maximum of 2 over par and adjusted total written beside the actual score. For initial handicap, you do not need to adjust your score.

Also unlike other schemes available, we offer much more than just a handicap certificate. All members are welcome to come along to our monthly golf days, weekends away and overseas trips. You will have the opportunity to meet other golfers of all abilities and play a wide variety of prestigious courses including the Old Course at St. Andrews. Our overseas trips include such destinations as Spain, Portugal, the US, Morocco, Turkey, Cyprus and South Africa.