Virtual Members


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The GGC Virtual Membership Package

Unlike many other South African Golf Clubs the Greytown Golf Club Virtual Membership is more than just an inexpensive golf membership.

In addition to your South African Handicap card the GGC Virtual Membership welcomes you as an active member of our club.

Our Virtual members and their guests are entitled to six rounds a year at the GCC at Local Member Green Fee’s.

Our Virtual members are eligible to virtually enter the Monthly Mug the first Saturday of every month and 9@9 every Sunday, simply by playing any golf course in your vicinity and submitting your scores digitally to the GGC or via the HNA Golfing App.

2021 will see the launch of our Inaugural Virtual Members’ Golf Day. Virtual Members’ from all around South Africa will be able to simultaneously tee-off at courses of their choosing and participate in our one-of-a-kind Virtual Member’s Tournament. The Tournament and Prize giving will be hosted online, affording our Virtual Members the opportunity to compete with Golfers across the country.

Our Virtual Members pay local rates when booking our exclusive, three day, Greater Umvoti Golfing Weekends.

What Happens when I sign up for a Virtual Golf Membership

  1. Fill in the GGC Virtual Members Application Form.
  2. Our Virtual Member Manager will get in contact with you via Whatsapp or email to confirm your request & answer any queries you may have.
  3. We will process your application and email an invoice to you. You will be charged the upcoming month’s Pro Rata Price.
  4. Once you have paid your Pro Rata annual subscription your Membership will be confirmed and you will receive a picture of your handicap card within 5 to 7 working days. This picture will enable you to log into the HNA Golfing App and begin calibrating your handicap.
  5. Your actual, physical Golf card will take no longer than two weeks to be posted to the GGC at which point we will courier it to you within 3-5 working days.

What Pro Rata Subscription Fee will I pay if I sign up in 2021

Month that I apply for my GGC Virtual MembershipPro Rata Price I will Pay for the Year
June 2021R940
July 2021R890
August 2021R835
September 2021R785
October 2021R730
November 2021R680
December 2021R630
January 2022R630
Remaining 2021 GGC Virtual Membership Pro Rata Rates

Frequently Asked Questions



What is a Virtual Golf Membership?

Annual Virtual Golf Memberships are memberships that enable golfers’ to register with SAGA for the year, obtaining an official South African Handicap Card & registering as an Affiliated Golfer, without having to pay more expensive Motherclub Fee’s that the golf club’s in their immediate vicinity may charge.

What are the External Golf Subscription Fee’s for?

To obtain an official South African Handicap card & simultaneously be registered as an Affiliated Amateur Golfer in South Africa a set amount of a patron’s golf club fees are paid by the golf club to which they belong to the necessary golf governing bodies. This set amount is loosely known as an External Subscription Fee and each golf club in the country is responsible for paying this fee to the relevant governing bodies on their registered golfers’ behalves. Golf Clubs in Kwa-Zulu Natal pay these subscription fees to SAGA and KZNGU. To ensure continued support of local golf clubs around the country amateur golfers cannot pay this External Subscription Fee directly to SAGA & KZNGU to obtain their Official Handicap & status as an Affiliated Golfer. The sign up process must be facilitated through a registered golf club.

Who is SAGA?

The South African Golf Association (SAGA) is the governing body for the male amateur golf in South Africa. Formed in 1992 as the South African Golf Federation the name was changed to SAGA in 1997. For more information on SAGA go to http://history.saga.co.za

Who is WGSA?

Womens Golf South Africa (WGSA) is the governing body for the female amateur golf in South Africa. For more information on WGSA please see their Facebook page: WGSA (Womens Golf South Africa)

Who is GolfRSA?

GolfRSA is the unified body of SAGA and WGSA, administering, operating and providing service to amateur golf in South Africa

Who is KZNGU?

KZNGU is the Kwa-Zulu Natal Golf Union. For more information please visit http://www.kzngolf.co.za.

What does it mean to be an Affiliated Golfer?

Once a golfer has registered & paid his or her annual membership fees & their golf club has paid the External Subscription Fees portion of those fees to the relevant governing bodies, that golfer obtains an Official South African Handicap Card & is known as an Affiliated Golfer. Affiliated Golfers are entitled to pay Affiliated Golfers Visitors Green Fees at any Golf Course in the Country that offers them. These Green Fees will still be more expensive than those payed by clubs’ own local members, but will be cheaper than the Green Fees charged to Golfer’s not registered with SAGA. Affiliation and Reciprocity are often mistaken, however, they are not the same thing. Affiliation in South African, in short, means you are registered with SAGA or WGSA respectively.

What is Reciprocity?

Certain Golf Clubs around the Country (and in some cases, internationally) have Reciprocity arrangements with one another. These arrangements afford the local members of each club in the Reciprocal Relationship Reciprocity Visitors Green Fees. These Green Fees are normally only marginally more expensive than what a local member of the actual club would pay. For example Greytown, St. Cathryn’s & Noodsberg Golf Clubs all have reciprocity with one another &, therefore, the members of all three clubs enjoy less expensive visitors Green Fee’s when playing at either of the other two clubs.

I am a Student. Can I Qualify for a Virtual Golf Membership?

Yes

I am a Scholar. Can I Qualify for a Virtual Golf Membership?

Yes

As a Virtual Member How many times can I play at the actual GGC every year?

Virtual Members are entitled to six separate rounds of golf per year at the GGC. Should you wish to play more than six rounds at the GGC you will have to pay Affiliated Golfer Greens Fees.

If I am a GGC Virtual Member do I qualify for Reciprocity at other Golf Clubs?

Yes

Which Golf Clubs in South Africa does the Greytown Golf Club have Reciprocity with?

Currently St. Cathryn’s & Noodsberg Golf Clubs, but we are working to develop more reciprocity relationships.

Why do I have to pay before my Handicap Card is posted to me?

Unfortunately the GGC has been a victim of scammers before, signing virtual member’s up for the year, who had no intention of paying us, but still having to foot the bill for their external subscriptions for the year.

I am currently a 2021 GGC Virtual Member. How can I renew my GGC VM for 2022?

On the first of February 2022 an email will be sent to you with the option to renew or cancel your GGC Virtual Membership. Simply follow the link in the email that states “Renew my Virtual Membership” and you will be redirected to the appropriate Virtual Membership Renewal Form. Alternatively you can click on the button below.

What is the fine Print of the GGC Virtual Membership


Virtual Membership Fee’s Break Down

External Subscriptions

R575

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GGC Subscription

R625

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Total Annual VM Fees

R1200/year

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