Washington Golf’s mission is to enrich the lives of people in Washington and Northern Idaho through the many social, recreational, and lifetime benefits of the game of golf.


Founded in 1922, Washington Golf has grown into one of the largest amateur golf associations in the United States, providing member benefits and services to more than 69,000 golfers, 650 member clubs, and 260 golf facilities throughout Washington and Northern Idaho.

Golf for Everyone

WA Golf is committed to providing our golfers with opportunities to play and develop their passion for golf no matter their skill level. This means organizing casual golf events, conducting high-caliber competitive championships, or simply offering member savings at area courses to encourage play. Additionally, WA Golf Youth On Course provides kids and families access to affordable rounds of golf.

Authoritative golf resource

As the representative of the United States Golf Association (USGA) for Washington state and northern Idaho, WA Golf provides members and member clubs with the USGA GHIN Handicap Index and its computational tools and services. Additionally, members count on WA Golf as their local, authoritative source for the USGA Rules of Golf.

Giving back to the game

Volunteers are the backbone of the organization. Throughout its nearly 100-year history WA Golf is thankful and fortunate to have dedicated members committed to giving back to the game—serving as board and committee members, rules officials, course marshals, score keepers, course raters, handicap chairs, club representatives, coaches and more. As an organization, WA Golf gives back by supporting golf advocacy and growth initiatives with financial contributions to programs such as Youth on Course, First Tee, Evans Scholarship Program, Northwest Turfgrass, First Green, and Golf Alliance of Washington.

Along with the Pacific Northwest Golf Association, WA Golf co-owns and operates The Home Course in DuPont, Wash.

WA Golf, a 501(c)4 non-profit organization, is governed by a board of volunteer, amateur golfers and employs a full-time staff of 15 people. Meet the team.