The 2023 GHIN Season is complete. As of Nov 1, all members of the Northern Ohio Golf Association are now in the inactive season. The active season begins again on April 1, 2024. Membership payments for 2024 may be made after January 1, but are typically made starting March 1. Notices will be sent by email and posted to the website in advance of the March 1 renewal opening.

Get a GHIN Handicap, Play in NOGA Tournaments: NOHIO.GOLF Club


700+ members strong and growing!

Become a 2023 member of the NOHIO.GOLF Club, open to any area player! We welcome golfers of all ages and skill levels who reside in Greater Cleveland, Akron, Canton, Youngstown, Toledo.

Northern Ohio Golf AssociationTo play in the Scratch or Net Series tournaments of the Northern Ohio Golf Association, you must be an active NOGA Member with a USGA GHIN Handicap Index. But that doesn’t mean you have to join an expensive private club. Join our club instead!

GHINThe NOHIO.GOLF Club is an official Type 3 NOGA Club. Its members are eligible to receive a USGA GHIN Handicap Index and play in all of the events on the NOGA Tournament Schedule. Some of the 2023 NOGA Tournament courses include Firestone, Sand Ridge, Lake Forest, Catawba Island, Toledo CC, Glenmoor, Hudson and many more.

The annual membership is just $44/year, a new rate for 2023 due to a USGA price increase. Membership runs from March 1st to February 28th each year; Northern Ohio GHIN is active between April 1 and October 31. Members get several additional benefits as well, all outlined below.

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Send $44 payment AS A FRIEND (not as a product or service!) via VENMO to @Allen-Freeman-NOHIOGOLF or via Paypal to Please use your checking account or account balance as the payment source and DO NOT select product/services purchase. In the Notes field, please write “For GHIN” and your email address and phone number (required within every GHIN account).

Strike payment appStrike is a Venmo competitor that isn’t politicized like Venmo-owner Paypal. And when you create a new Strike account they’ll give you $5! After you set up an account, send $44 payment to In the ‘For’ field, please write “GHIN” and your email address and phone number (required within every GHIN account).

Download and print our 2023 NOHIO.GOLF Club Registration Form [PDF] and mail it to us with a $44 check.


After receipt of payment, we will either renew or create a new number for you as requested, then send a confirmation/instructions email to the address you provide with payment.


Join Using Your Existing GHIN Number

Already have a GHIN Number from another club or course? Want to use it as a new member of the NOHIO.GOLF Club? We can do that! Simply tell us your GHIN Number during or after submitting membership payment and we’ll activate your account using that GHIN same number. That way, all of your past-posted scores will stay with you. (BTW, we always look to see if you already exist in the GHIN system then renew using the existing number if you do.)



Active GHIN users, including NOGA members, are required to update their “digital profile” to continue to use the GHIN mobile app and for score posting. It is a simple process which includes adding or verifying a unique email address and password associated with the GHIN record. Users of the GHIN mobile app will be prompted to update to the newest version of the app, allowing them to manage their profile from their smartphone. For assistance with setting up your digital profile, please email | MORE >


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NOHIO.GOLF CLUB: The Easiest Way for Players in Northern Ohio to Get an Official USGA GHIN Handicap Index



Club membership provides all of the stated NOGA member benefits, plus a couple of our own. All Club members receive:

– an official USGA GHIN Handicap Index (via or GHIN app: IOS | Android);
– access to register for all NOGA Tournaments, both championship and the flighted events;
– access to register for all NOGA Play Days, a series of affordable casual rounds at great clubs;
– an annual subscription to Northern Ohio Golfer magazine;
– discounts on travel and local tickets, entertainment and sporting events from Affinity;
– discounts on NOGA logo gear from Imperial Headwear and Footjoy;
– discount code for the lowest price available anywhere for Tee Time Golf Pass;
– NOGA Fairways eNewsletter subscription;
– USGA educational resources and seminars;
– hole-in-one money clip program;
– support for initiatives to build the game of golf in Northern Ohio;
– Northern Ohio Golf email newsletter, stickers, special offers, discounts, events.



USGA GHIN Handicap Index®
Track your game using the USGA Golf Handicap and Information Network (GHIN), offering golfers a new state-of-the-art, cloud-based suite of products, including a new mobile app featuring hole-by-hole score posting, course lookup, golfer lookup, and advanced stat tracking, in addition to an enhanced score posting kiosk allowing golfers to post their score from any club in the GHIN system. GHIN is the largest and most advanced handicap computation provider in the world, serving more than 2.2 million golfers representing 81 golf associations and 13,000 golf clubs in 44 states, 4 U.S. territories and 4 foreign countries.

NOGA Member Tournaments & Play Days*
NOGA offers a wide range of tournaments and events for golfers of every skill level – male or female – who hold a current NOGA/USGA GHIN Handicap index® with a NOGA/GHIN Member Club. The one-day events at Northeast Ohio best golf facilities offer an affordable, casual and fun atmosphere for all, while also providing tournament experience for those looking for healthy and spirited competition.

Discounts on Worldwide Travel, Local Entertainment & Sporting Events
Log in with your NOGA/GHIN number to receive exclusive access to savings of 15%-70% on hotel stays worldwide, flights, rental cars, and tickets to sporting events and concerts (e.g. Quicken Loans Arena, PlayHouse Square, House of Blues, Severance Hall and more), movies and theme parks. These are rates unavailable to the public.

Discounts on Local Products & Services*
Through various partnerships with local businesses, members receive exclusive discounts on golf-related products and services, in addition to discounts on other value-added services (e.g. oil changes, home improvement projects and more).

Discounts on NOGA Imperial Headwear & Apparel
Through its partnership with Imperial Sports, NOGA members have the opportunity to purchase association logo headwear and apparel at a discount.

NOGA Magazine + NOGA Fairways eNewsletter Subscription
Your local go-to sources for NOGA association news, tournament results, upcoming events and news from the USGA.

USGA Educational Resources & Seminars
Learn more about relevant and upcoming initiatives within the game of golf, including the Rules of Golf, handicapping, and golf fitness. Members can download the USGA Rules of Golf App available for FREE on iOS and Android devices.

Hole-in-One Money Clip Program*
Members who record a hole-in-one at a NOGA/GHIN member club during the active golf season receive a custom engraved money clip to commemorate the special event. Simply report the hole-in-one to your club professional or manager and submit award request to NOGA via phone or email.

Support for Initiatives Benefiting the Game of Golf in Northern Ohio
Your NOGA/GHIN membership helps support several impactful initiatives to help benefit the game of golf right here in Northern Ohio, including providing scholarships for aspiring golf course superintendents attending The Ohio State University – Agricultural Technical Institute, and charitable support of programs serving golfers with disabilities at The Turn.

*Requires registration of membership at to receive benefit

LOCAL GOLF COMMUNITY Benefits of Membership:

– Enhance the Golf Experience Across Northern Ohio
– NOGA Hall of Fame
– Endowment at The Ohio State University – Agricultural Technical Institute (ATI)
– Improve Golf Course Playability
– Support for Golfers with Disabilities

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Get an Official USGA GHIN Handicap in Greater Cleveland, Akron, Canton, Youngstown, Toledo: Join NOHIO.GOLF Club!