By Connor Brown

The average college golf team only has about 10 players on the roster. This doesn’t leave a lot of space for many players, and often forces some excellent and passionate golfers to step aside from the game they love. For these students, club golf is a great option to not only continue playing golf, but compete on a regional and national scale.

The NCCGA (National Collegiate Club Golf Association) is open to any male or female in college. With over 350 schools represented in the NCCGA, club golfers from across the country compete in tournaments in the fall and spring semesters. If you want to compete in the NCCGA, there are a few things you can do to get started.

1. Contact the NCCGA: The NCCGA has staff willing to help and answer any questions you have when considering getting involved with club golf on your campus. If your school already has a recognized NCCGA team, we are happy to connect you with the leadership of the club and get you involved. Since we work with all of our leaders at every school, we’ll be able to make the introduction and get you on your way to being a member of the club.

If your school doesn’t have club golf, you have a few options in which an NCCGA team member can assist with. The first thing that you can do is start your own club golf team or you can compete as an individual in tournaments.

Click here to go to the NCCGA FAQ Page

2. Building a team: If your school doesn’t have club golf already, you are able to start your own club. Many of the NCCGA staff played club golf in college and can help throughout the process. If you are looking to start a club team, the NCCGA can introduce you to your campus recreation staff at school and help you through the process of becoming a recognized organization at the school.

If you plan to compete in the NCCGA as an individual, NCCGA staff is able to help select what tournaments work best for your schedule and assist with the payment process.

3. Ask questions and use the NCCGA as a resource: Starting a team or competing individually in tournaments can be uncomfortable for a lot of people, especially those just entering college. We know because we’ve been there. Make sure to reach out, ask questions and let the NCCGA help with getting you playing club golf in school. Even if you want to play more recreational golf, we are happy to help assist in running recreational events for your club.

If you are unsure of what steps to take or have general questions about the NCCGA, you can email Connor at


If you are interested in playing college golf but not planning to play varsity this fall, we thought you might be interested in learning more about Club Golf.

The NCCGA (National Collegiate Club Golf Association) is the governing body for club golf.

Club Golf is:

  • Co-ed (men and women play on the same team)
  • Competitive, but fun (scores range from 65-105)
  • Nationally recognized (over 350 colleges have club golf teams)
  • An outlet for possible walk-ons (varsity coaches pay attention to club golf tournament scores)
  • Flexible – 2 weekend tournaments per semester. Students can focus on school and get involved in many clubs/activities.

The season begins September 15th! Does your college have club golf? Even if your college doesn’t have a club golf team, you can still participate as an individual in tournaments.

Please visit the NCCGA website and email the NCCGA Staff at directly with questions about the fall season.