FAQs for Clubs

What does the Membership Card do?

The Scottish Golf Membership Card is designed to identify someone as a member of a golf club in Scotland, using data collected via clubs from the Centralised Database of Handicaps (CDH). The digital membership card is personalised to each golfer, with their Name, Club Name and Scottish Golf ID number. The Card can be used to access preferential rates at participating clubs and courses in Scotland, as well as a number of other benefits, when shown to the retailer or vendor. The Card acts as a reminder of the Scottish Golf ID number, when a golfer is required to know their number e.g. when filling in an Open Competition entry form, playing in an Away competition or registering for the Scottish Golf website.

Who gets a Membership Card?

All membership categories where an annual Scottish Golf affiliation fee is paid, including junior members. Social membership categories are not entitled to the membership card.

How does a member download their Scottish Golf Membership Card?

  • Firstly, ensure your members details have been added to your club’s handicap software then synchronise with CDH to update your club’s list of members on the CDH.
  • Members register their Scottish Golf ID via the following link – https://www.scottishgolf.org/player-registration/
  • Enter your Scottish Golf ID and create login details
  • Login to the Members Clubhouse via scottishgolf.org
  • Click ‘Download Membership Card’ and an email will be send to your registered email address.
  • Simply save the digital membership card to your smartphone (or computer) as an image

How does my Club offer a Preferential Green Fee to Membership Card holders?

We would encourage all affiliated clubs to offer a preferential green fee, added value or special offer to other Scottish golf club members through the Scottish Golf Membership Card programme.

Unlike the previous Scottish Golf Card, there is no set discount of 50% – it is up to each club to decide what their offer is. It could be a discount of 10%, 25%, 50%, members’ guests rate, a complimentary buggy, a free cup of coffee, a £5 off a meal voucher, a deal with a local hotel for overnight accommodation…it is entirely up to you!

We recommend you consider which offer best suits the needs of your Club, based on utilisation of your tee-times and what the best promotion might be to attract fellow members. Ideally, this would be the best offer in your portfolio, as our aim is to maximise the value of membership. For example, the offer could be similar to any current reciprocal arrangements with local clubs

How does my Club promote the Special Offers?

Please email info@scottishgolf.org with full details of the offer and this will be added to the Special Offer page on our website

How will my Members know what the other Special Offers are?

Special offers will be featured on the Scottish Golf website via the following link – View special offers 

What happens when we have a new Member?

When a new member joins your club, simply add their details to your club’s handicap software then synchronise with CDH to update your members list held on CDH. If the member is joining from another club please ensure you transfer across their original Scottish Golf ID number and do not create a duplicate ID.

I have a new member with a CDH ID from England/Ireland/Wales. They wish to make the Scottish Club their Home Club, what do I do?

Each player must have a CDH ID number generated from the country in which the Home Club is located. Therefore if you have a new member who has a non-Scottish CDH ID number (ID does not begin with a 4) then you must generate a new Scottish Golf (CDH) ID Number for this player. Their non-Scottish ID then becomes redundant. Please note this is the only situation in which a new CDH ID is created for a player when they transfer clubs.

Thank you for your support!

The Scottish Golf Membership Card programme has arisen through feedback from golf clubs and golfers, asking the governing bodies to add value to being a member of a golf club. We hope that the Card will support membership retention and recruitment at your club and we will be working hard to continually develop the Card and add more golf-related benefits for your members. We thank you for your support in marketing the Card to your own membership.

Should you have any questions in relation to the Scottish Golf Membership Card, please contact a member of the Scottish Golf Team on 01334 466477.   If your enquiry relates specifically to the CDH, please ask for Calum Grant or Adam Phillips.