USGA Handicap Certification
In 2002, the United States Golf Association adopted a program in order to better educate golfers across the country. Through this program, each golf club must send a representative from their Handicap Committee to attend a USGA Handicap Certification Seminar or an SCGA Conducted Certification Seminar. By doing so, it is the USGA's hope that clubs will become better educated and learn to operate their Handicap System more accurately. The USGA also offers an Online Handicap Seminar, which allows clubs to earn certification from their home or office.

USGA Club Licensing
The purpose of the Club Licensing Program is to ensure all golf clubs in the United States comply with the USGA Handicap System. Each golf club must meet the requirements of the USGA before being authorized to issue USGA Handicap Indexes . Prospective SCGA Member Clubs must complete Handicap Certification and sign and return a USGA Handicap License prior to acceptance. Current Member Clubs must renew their certification and license within each term of the USGA Handicap System Manual. Below is a list of Licensed SCGA Member Clubs. An (*) next to each club represents if the club has either renewed or obtained their license during the most recent renewal term. Any club that did not renew by December 31st, 2015 is subject to lose its USGA Handicap License.

Club Name City Currently Licensed
Aberdeen Country Club Longs, S.C. *
Aiken Golf Club, the Aiken, S.C. *
Arthur Hills Golf Club Hilton Head, S.C. *
Barefoot Resort Club N. Myrtle Beach, S.C. *
Bar None Golf Association Columbia, S.C. *
Bear Creek Golf Club Hilton Head, S.C. *
Beech Creek Golf Club Sumter, S.C. *
Belfair Golf Club Bluffton, S.C. *
Berkeley Country Club Moncks Corner, S.C. *
Berkeley Hall Plantation Bluffton, S.C. *
Bishopville Country Club Bishopville, S.C. *
Black Bear Golf Club N. Myrtle Beach, S.C. *
Blackmoor Golf Club Murrells Inlet, S.C. *
Bonnie Brae Golf Club Mauldin, S.C. *
Boscobel Golf Club Pendleton, S.C. *
Brays Island Plantation Sheldon, S.C. *
Brookstone Meadows Golf Club Anderson, S.C. *
Bulls Bay Golf Club Awendaw, S.C. *
Burning Ridge Golf Club Myrtle Beach, S.C. *
Calhoun Country Club St. Matthews, S.C. *
Callawassie Island Club Callawassie, S.C. *
Camden Country Club Camden, S.C. *
Carolina Country Club, the Spartanburg, S.C. *
Carolina Country Golf Association Lexington, S.C. *
Carolina Lakes Golf Club (Shaw AFB) Shaw AFB *
Carolina Lakes Golf Club, LLC Lancaster, S.C. *
Carolina Springs Golf Club Greenville, S.C. *
Charleston National Golf Club Charleston, S.C. *
Charwood Country Club W. Columbia, S.C. *
Chechessee Creek Club Okatie, S.C. *
Cheraw Country Club, Moree's Cheraw, S.C. *
Cherokee National Golf Club Gaffney, S.C. *
Cherokee Valley Golf Club Tigerville, S.C. *
Chesnee Country Club Chesnee, S.C. *
Chester Golf Club Chester, S.C. *
Chickasaw Point Golf Club Westminster, S.C. *
Cliffs at Glassy, the Landrum, S.C. *
Cliffs at Keowee Falls, the Salem, S.C. *
Cliffs at Keowee Springs, the Six Mile, S.C. *
Cliffs at Keowee Vineyards, the Sunset, S.C. *
Cliffs at Mountain Park, the Travelers Rest, S.C. *
Cliffs Valley, the Travelers Rest, S.C. *
Cobb's Glen Country Club Anderson, S.C. *
Cobblestone Park Golf Club Blythewood, S.C. *
Colleton River Plantation Bluffton, S.C. *
Colonial Charters Golf Club Longs, S.C. *
Columbia Country Club Blythewood, S.C. *
Coosaw Creek Country Club N. Charleston, S.C. *
Country Club of Charleston Charleston, S.C. *
Country Club of Hilton Head Hilton Head, S.C. *
Country Club of Lexington Lexington, S.C. *
Country Club of Newberry Newberry, S.C. *
Country Club of South Carolina Florence, S.C. *
Country Club of St. George St. George, S.C. *
Country Club of Spartanburg Spartanburg, S.C. *
Creek Golf Club Spartanburg, S.C. *
Crescent Pointe Golf Club Bluffton, S.C. *
Cross Creek Plantation Seneca, S.C. *
Crossings Golf Club Florence, S.C. *
Crowfield Golf Club Goose Creek, S.C. *
Crown Park Golf Club Longs, S.C. *
Crystal Lakes Golf Club Sumter, S.C. *
Daniel Island Club Charleston, S.C. *
Darlington Country Club Darlington, S.C. *
Dataw Island Club St. Helena, S.C. *
DeBourdieu Club Georgetown, S.C. *
Diamondback at Woodland Valley CC Loris, S.C. *
Dolphin Head Country Club Hilton Head, S.C. *
Dunes Golf & Beach Club Myrtle Beach, S.C. *
Dunes West Golf Club Mt. Pleasant, S.C. *
Dusty Hills Country Club Marion, S.C. *
Eagle's Pointe Golf Club Bluffton, S.C. *
Edgewater Golf Club Lancaster, S.C. *
Falcon's Lair Golf Club Walhalla, S.C. *
Florence Country Club Florence, S.C. *
Forest Lake Club Columbia, S.C. *
Fort Jackson Golf Club Fort Jackson *
Fort Mill Golf Club Fort Mill, S.C. *
Founders Club at Pawleys, the Pawleys Island, S.C. *
Fox Run Country Club Fountain Inn, S.C. *
Fripp Island Golf Club Fripp Island, S.C. *
Furman University Golf Club Greenville, S.C. *
Golden Bear Golf Club Hilton Head, S.C. *
Golden Hills Golf & Country Club Lexington, S.C. *
Golf Club at Briars Creek, the Johns Island, S.C. *
Golf Club at Cedar Creek Aiken, S.C. *
Golf Club at Indigo Run Hilton Head, S.C. *
Golf Club at Star Fort, the Ninety Six, S.C. *
Golf Club at Wescott Plantation, the N. Charleston, S.C. *
Golf Club of SC at Crickentree, the Blythewood, S.C. *
Golfsters, Inc. Murrells Inlet *
Grande Dunes, the Members Club Myrtle Beach, S.C. *
Green River Country Club Chesterfield, S.C. *
Green Valley Country Club Greenville, S.C. *
Greenville Country Club Greenville, S.C. *
Greenville Golfing Society Greenville, S.C. *
Greenwood Country Club Greenwood, S.C. *
Greer Golf & Country Club Greer, S.C. *
Haig Point Club Hilton Head, S.C. *
Habersham Creek Golf Club Beaufort, S.C. *
Hackler Course at CCU, the Myrtle Beach, S.C. *
Hampton Hall Club Bluffton, S.C. *
Hartsville Country Club Hartsville, S.C. *
Heddle's Hideaway Country Club Spartanburg, S.C. *
Heritage Club Myrtle Beach, S.C. *
Hidden Valley Country Club Gaston, S.C. *
Hillcrest Golf Club Orangeburg, S.C. *
Holly Tree Country Club Simpsonville, S.C. *
Houndslake Country Club Aiken, S.C. *
Hunter's Creek Golf Club Greenwood, S.C. *
Indian River Golf Club W. Columbia, S.C. *
Indian Trail Golf Club Batesburg, S.C. *
Indian Wells Golf Club Myrtle Beach, S.C. *
Indigo Creek Golf Club Murrells Inlet, S.C. *
International Club, the Myrtle Beach, S.C. *
Island Green Country Club Myrtle Beach, S.C. *
Island West Golf Club Bluffton, S.C. *
Jenkins Links Golf Assoc. Charleston, S.C. *
Kershaw Golf Club Kershaw, S.C. *
Kiawah Island Club Kiawah Island, S.C. *
Kiawah Island Resort Kiawah Island, S.C. *
Lady's Island Country Club Beaufort, S.C. *
Lake City Country Club Lake City, S.C. *
Lake Marion Golf Club Santee, S.C. *
Lake Murray Golf Association Irmo, S.C. *
Lakeside Country Club Laurens, S.C. *
Lancaster Country Club Lancaster, S.C. *
Legacy Pines Golf Club Greenville, S.C. *
Legend Oaks Golf Club Summerville, S.C. *
Legends at Parris Island Golf Club, the Parris Island, S.C. *
Lin Rick Amateur Golf Assoc. Columbia, S.C. *
Links at Stoney Point, the Greenwood, S.C. *
Links at Stono Ferry, the Hollywood, S.C. *
Links O'Tryon Campobello, S.C. *
Litchfield Country Club Pawleys Island, S.C. *
Long Bay Club Longs, S.C. *
Long Cove Club Hilton Head, S.C. *
Low Country Women's GA Bluffton, S.C. *
May River Golf Club Bluffton, S.C. *
Members Club at Wildewood/Woodcreek Elgin, S.C. *
Men's Golf Club of Del Webb Summerville, S.C. *
Mid Carolina Club Prosperity, S.C. *
Midland Valley Country Club Graniteville, S.C. *
Moss Creek Golf Club Hilton Head, S.C. *
Mount Vintage Plantation N. Augusta, S.C. *
Musgrove Mill Golf Club Clinton, S.C. *
Myrtle Beach National Golf Club Myrtle Beach, S.C. *
Myrtle Beach Passport Club Myrtle Beach, S.C. *
Myrtlewood Golf Club Myrtle Beach, S.C. *
Oak Hills Golf Club Columbia, S.C. *
Oconee Country Club Seneca, S.C. *
Old South Golf Club Bluffton, S.C. *
Old Tabby Golf Links Spring Island, S.C. *
Oldfield Club Okatie, S.C. *
Orangeburg Country Club Orangeburg, S.C. *
Oyster Reef Golf Club Hilton Head, S.C. *
Palmetto Dunes Club Hilton Head, S.C. *
Palmetto Golf Club Aiken, S.C. *
Palmetto Hall Plantation Hilton Head, S.C. *
Palms Course at Oakdale Florence, S.C. *
Par Tee Golf Association West Columbia, S.C. *
Paris Mountain Country Club Greenville, S.C. *
Patriot Golf Club at Grand Harbor, the Ninety Six, S.C. *
Patriots Point Golf Links Mt. Pleasant, S.C. *
Pawleys Plantation Country Club Pawleys Island, S.C. *
Paw Paw Country Club Bamberg, S.C. *
Pebble Creek Club Taylors, S.C. *
Penny Branch Golf Club Furman, S.C. *
Persimmon Hill Golf Club Saluda, S.C. *
Pickens Country Club Pickens, S.C. *
Pinecrest Golf Club Bluffton, S.C. *
Pine Forest Country Club Summerville, S.C. *
Pine Lakes Country Club Myrtle Beach, S.C. *
Pineland Country Club Nichols, S.C. *
Pine Ridge Country Club Edgefield, S.C. *
Pinetuck Golf Club Rock Hill, S.C. *
Plantation Course at Edisto Beach Edisto Island, S.C. *
Ponderosa Country Club Leesville, S.C. *
Port Royal Golf Club Hilton Head, S.C. *
Preserve at Verdae, the Greenville, S.C. *
Prestwick Golf Club Myrtle Beach, S.C. *
Redbank Plantation Goose Creek, S.C. *
Regent Park Golf Club Fort Mill, S.C. *
Reserve Club at Woodside Plantation, the Aiken, S.C. *
Reserve Golf Club at Lake Keowee, the Sunset, S.C. *
Reserve Golf Club, the Pawley's Island, S.C. *
Riverbend Golf Club Okatie, S.C. *
River Falls Plantation Duncan, S.C. *
River Golf Club, the N. Augusta, S.C. *
River Hills Country Club Lake Wylie, S.C. *
River Hills Golf & Country Club Little River, S.C. *
RiverTowne Country Club Mt. Pleasant, S.C. *
Rock at Jocasse, the Pickens, S.C. *
Rock Hill Country Club Rock Hill, S.C. *
Rolling Green Golf Club Easley, ,S.C. *
Rolling "S" Golf Club Waterloo, S.C. *
Rose Hill Golf Club Bluffton, S.C. *
Saluda Valley Country Club Williamston, S.C. *
Sanctuary Golf Club at Cat Island Beaufort, S.C. *
Santee Cooper Country Club Santee, S.C. *
Santee National Golf Club Santee, S.C. *
Savannah Lakes Golf Village McCormick, S.C. *
Sea Pines Country Club Hilton Head, S.C. *
Seabrook Island Club Seabrook Island, S.C. *
Secession Club Beaufort, S.C. *
Senior MGA of Hilton Head Hilton Head, S.C. *
Shadowmoss Plantation Charleston, S.C. *
Shannon Greens Golf Club Clarendon, S.C. *
Shipyard Golf Club Hilton Head, S.C. *
Smithfields Country Club Easley, ,S.C. *
Snee Farm Country Club Mt. Pleasant, S.C. *
Southern Oaks Golf Club Easley, ,S.C. *
Spanish Wells Golf Club Hilton Head, S.C.
Spring Lake Country Club York, S.C. *
Spring Valley Country Club Columbia, S.C. *
Springfield Golf Club Fort Mill, S.C. *
Spur at Northwoods Golf Club Columbia, S.C. *
Stonebridge Golf Association Lexington, S.C. *
Stonecreek Cove Golf Club Anderson, S.C. *
Stono River Golf Association Charleston, S.C. *
Summerville Country Club Summerville, S.C. *
Sun City Hilton Head Bluffton, S.C. *
Sunset Country Club Sumter, S.C. *
Surf Golf & Beach Club N. Myrtle Beach, S.C. *
Swamp Fox Golf Club Greeleyville, S.C. *
Sweetwater Country Club Barnwell, S.C. *
Tega Cay Golf Club Tega Cay, S.C. *
TGC at Pleasant Point Lady's Island, S.C. *
Thornblade Club Greer, S.C. *
Three Pines Country Club Woodruff, S.C. *
Tidewater Golf Club N. Myrtle Beach, S.C. *
Timberlake Golf Club Chapin, S.C. *
TPC at Myrtle Beach Murrells Inlet, S.C. *
Traces Golf Club Florence, S.C. *
Tradition Golf Club Myrtle Beach, S.C. *
True Blue Plantation Pawley's Island, S.C. *
Upstate Golf Club Greer, S.C. *
Valley at Eastport, The Little River, S.C. *
Village Greens Golf Club Gramling, S.C. *
Wachesaw Plantation Club Murrells Inlet, S.C. *
Wachesaw Plantation East Murrells Inlet, S.C. *
Walker Course at Clemson University, the Clemson, S.C. *
Waterford Golf Club Rock Hill, S.C. *
Wedgefield Plantation Georgetown, S.C. *
Wexford Plantation Hilton Head, S.C. *
Whispering Pines Golf Club Myrtle Beach, S.C.
White Pines Golf Club Camden, S.C. *
White Plains Country Club Pageland, S.C. *
Wild Dunes Isle of Palms, S.C. *
Wild Wing Plantation Conway, S.C. *
Williston Country Club Williston, S.C. *
Willow Creek Golf Club Greer, S.C. *
Windermere Club, the Blythewood, S.C. *
Woodfin Ridge Golf Club Inman, S.C. *
Woodlands Country Club Columbia, S.C. *
Woodside Plantation Aiken, S.C. *
Wrenwoods Golf Club Charleston AFB *
Wyboo Golf Club Manning, S.C. *
Yeamans Hall Club Hanahan, S.C. *