FAQs for Members

What does the Membership Card do?

The Scottish Golf Membership Card is designed to identify you as a member of a golf club in Scotland, using data collected via your club from the Centralised Database of Handicaps (CDH).  The Cards are personalised to you, printed with your 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 rewards, when shown to the retailer or vendor.  Clubs will be encouraged to promote their special offers on their dedicated page in Club Finder.  The Card also acts as a reminder of your Scottish Golf ID number when filling in an Open Competition entry form, playing in an away competition or registering for the Scottish Golf website.

How long until my Card arrives?

Your Card will be sent to your home club for collection when your Scottish Golf profile information is generated in the Central Database of Handicaps (CDH) system, which is controlled by your home golf club.  You should receive your membership Card within 14 days after your club has added your details to their software and synchronised with the CDH.

I haven’t received my Card yet?

Please contact your home club for an update.

I am an overseas member – do I get a Card?

To receive your card ask your Home Club in Scotland to allocate you with a Scottish Golf ID (CDH Lifetime) number.   If you have more than one membership in Scotland, you will need to nominate one club as your Home Club and the other(s) as Away.

The details on my Card are not correct?

Contact your home golf club and ask them to correct your details in their club software.  They will then need to synchronise with CDH to update your profile information.  If a new Card is required you will need to ask your home club to order this for you.

What if my Card is lost, damaged or stolen?

Complete and submit a replacement card order form.  There will be a Scottish Golf administration cost of £5 for each new Card ordered, to cover the cost of production, personalisation and postage.  Your replacement Card will be sent to your club for collection.

> Replacement Card Order Form 

How long does my membership Card last?

Your Card will remain active until you resign or cancel your membership.  You should return your membership Card to your golf club if you are no longer a member at that club or have changed your membership to non-playing e.g. social or non-playing.

Do I get a card for each club I am a member of?

No, you will only receive a Scottish Golf Membership Card for your Home Club. If you change home club a new card will be issued to your new home club with the new club name printed on the card.

Can the Card replace my existing Club Membership Card?

Yes, if your club chooses to do so. The Scottish Golf Membership Card’s Hi-Co stripe contains three fields and can be used for security entry systems and bar loyalty schemes, if compatible with your club’s current system. The majority of clubs affiliated to the Golf Union of Ireland now use their National Membership Card as their Club Card.  Please ask your golf club about this.

Where can I find details of special offers?

Special offers and rewards can be found in the new Members Clubhouse!  The Clubhouse is your first port of call to access all the rewards of being a golf club member in Scotland.  To maximise the rewards of the card and receive our monthly Golfers e-newsletter register your Scottish Golf ID (CDH) number now!

Register your Scottish Golf ID

Members Clubhouse – Log in (Top right)

Club special offers will also be published in Club Finder