Thank you for taking your first steps to join as a member of Drakensberg Gardens Golf Club. We have added some of the more common questions you may have here. If you still have any questions you can contact us directly.
This is our motto because we find some of our members have not had previous club experience and this gives them a taste of what it is like to be a member of a club and get the benefits at a good price.
You get an official SAGA Handicap Card and become a member of the South African Golf Association (SAGA). You then qualify for affiliated rates at all association golf courses.
The current handicapping system is based on your last 20 scores. The calculation takes the best 8 of your last 20 scores. The Handicap index is then calculated (HI). This is used to work out your course index (CI) either by looking it up on the SAGA app or a handicap sheet displayed at the club you are playing at.
Handicaps Network Africa is the appointed handicap provider for the official golf handicaps in South Africa. You can get more information on the official website - https://www.handicaps.co.za/.
The fees are R1090 for a calendar year. So if you join in May, they your fees will be due again at the end of May the following year.
Anyone, including local or International may join Drakensberg Gardens Golf Club.
As a member of Drakensberg Gardens Golf Club you qualify for affiliated rates at all golf courses that offer affiliated rates, because you are registered and affiliated to SAGA (South African Golf Association).
No there are no monthly fees! Fees are paid annually and are R1090 for one year from your joining date.
For new members, who have not been handicapped before, Handicaps Network Africa requires your last 3 scores to generate your initial handicap. Once the scores are captured the HNA system calculates your handicap overnight. Only the last 3 scores will be used to generate you initial handicap. Thereafter your handicap will adjust as you submit scores. No more than 3 scores may be entered initially.
There is no league team at Drakensberg Gardens Golf Club, but we run club championships once a year. The dates of these championships are communicated towards the end of the year so the members have time to book accommodation as the club championships.