Join The Club
Would you like to improve your golf by playing in regular competitions, challenge yourself to reduce your handicap and enjoy meeting many new people all with the same goal? Join the Club, and you will be able to play in competitions after achieving the minimum playing standard required to be allocated a Golf Australia handicap.
Members with a current GA handicap transferring from another club will retain that handicap. Maximum handicaps are 36 for men and 45 for women.
Step 1: Decide what type of membership you want
The Mackay Golf Club offers the following types of memberships “Full”, Full Bulk”, “Intermediate”, “Junior”
and “Non-playing Social”
Full members are entitled to play in our Club Competitions on any day of the week.
All members can play socially at any time during the day/week outside of normal competition times. All our members have the option of paying Bulk Green Fees. This mean you can pay the bulk amount determined by the committee at the beginning of the year and only have to pay any relevant competition fees, or you can opt to pay your green fees every time you play golf at the Pro-Shop when checking in for a competition – scroll down the sidebar for green fee prices for members.
A membership application is required to be completed and submitted to the office. Please note that some of the fees shown in the schedules linked below have been increased slightly for 2019-20. The updated schedules will be added here as soon as possible.
Membership Application 2019-2020
For more information about other membership options, please contact the Golf Club’s Office on (07) 4942 1521, eMail to: firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com or use the form on the About Us page.
Step 2: Pay your membership fees
The Mackay Golf Club offers a couple different options for you to pay your fees.
You can pay the full amount in person or via direct deposit.
You can choose to pay half at the beginning of the financial year and the remaining in April (half way through our financial year). Note that in addition there is a $35 administration fee, and currently the administration fee and affiliation fee must be paid in the first payment.
By monthly direct debit payments taken directly from your account by the Mackay Golf Club. Note that in addition to this is a $35 administration fee, and currently the administration fee and affiliation fee must be paid in advance of the beginning of the direct debit.
Step 3: You are now ready to play golf
Once your membership application has been approved and any payment plans have been finalised you will receive a new member email, stating your new membership number and a little information about us.
Do You Have a Golf Australia Handicap?
You need an official Golf Australia handicap to play in any of the club competitions. If you have had a handicap in the previous five or so years then it will still be current.
If you do not have a handicap you will need to hand in to the match committee or the club handicapper, three 18 hole cards with the number of strokes recorded to complete each hole on each card.
The round must be played with a current financial member. Both you and the member must sign the card to verify it is correct. A card may be compiled as two separate 9 hole events.
If you do not know a member who can go around the course with you (the member does not have to play during the round), contact the club captain or the membership director (listed in the “About Us” page on this web) and they will organise someone(s) who will assist you to complete the three cards necessary for the allocation of your handicap.
You may be able to play with a group during a club competition to get a handicap card. You will not be in the competition but you may be part of the field. This should be discussed with the club captain before entering your name onto the time sheet.
Access to Golf Competitions Electronic Booking Sheet
The club uses an electronic booking sheet for members to select tee times to enter club competitions.
A computer is available in the ProShop for this purpose if you do not have access to one yourself. You can also ring the ProShop (07 4942 1362) and a staff member will enter you onto a time sheet.
To enter yourself onto a time sheet, you need to go to the club website: www.mackaygolf.com.au then hover over “MEMBER” in the menu just below the Mackay Golf Club banner at the top of the page.
A Dropdown Menu will appear – click on the “ONLINE BOOKINGS” menu item. Your username and initial password will be advised with your member pack. We ask that you change your password to something you will remember when you first log on.
Clicking on “Bookings” in the red bar will take you to a list of active competitions. Click on any of those shown as “Open” to add your name.