The Austin Golf Association (AGA) is the oldest and largest public golf association in Central Texas. It is a social organization whose sole objective is to hold tournaments for its members in the Austin area. The AGA provides a friendly golf environment for all-level competitive players who enjoy friendly competition with other players of similar abilities regardless of gender or age.
We have players of all skill levels (men and women) from scratch golfers to +20 handicaps. The AGA was started about 1940, and originally had only one tournament each year. Currently, we have over 180 members and play a tournament approximately every other week. Tournaments usually consist of 4-5 flights based on handicaps.
Tournaments are flighted by handicap and played under USGA rules. Approximately one of every three players (30%) in each flight wins a prize.
Membership includes a GHIN handicap index which is accepted at most tournaments played outside the AGA.
Our tournament season runs from January through December. Dues for a full season are $60. For couples (adults), the dues are $90 that is: $60 for the first member and $30 for their spouse. Junior family members (under 18 years old) may join for free.
New members who join in November or December pay for the next season but get to play in any remaining tournaments in the current season. Members from the previous season are allowed to play as members through mid-February or the new season. This means a new member joining in November would get over 14 months.
In September and October, new or returning members can join and play for the remainder of the current season for $30.
Each player has the option to enter multiple games at each tournament. Additional tournament games include: gross stroke play, net stroke play, gross skins, net skins, and closest to the pin. Stroke play is determined by flight. Skins and CTP are determined by the entire field. To enter all the games at a tournament, it is only an additional $24. When you multiply that by the field, the competition gets fun, competitive, and rewarding!
Payouts are usually immediate or can be credited towards your AGA account.