Membership Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What is the Palo Alto Golf Club?
A: The PAGC is a traditional golf club playing out of Palo Alto Municipal Golf Course. We have over 300 men and women members who enjoy the benefits of belonging to a group of dedicated players and to the Northern California Golf Association (NCGA).
Q: Why should I join a golf club?
A: There are many reasons why people join a golf club. Some relish the challenge of playing tournament golf. Others want to establish a formal index (handicap) to track their improvement and be evenly matched against their friends during casual competitions. For some, the club offers a chance to play on a regular basis and to just enjoy the company of fellow golfers.
Q: Why should I join Palo Alto Golf Club?
A: Here are just a few reasons why you might join:
  • Membership in the club also includes membership in the NCGA and a GHIN Index number for posting scores and tracking your index (handicap). NCGA members also enjoy discounts on green fees at its two courses, Poppy Hills in Pebble Beach and Poppy Ridge in Livermore.
  • PAGC plays over 20 tournaments a year including away events at Poppy Hills, Poppy Ridge, and many of the other fine courses in the area.
  • Tournaments offer prizes to the top finishers and are played in multiple flights so you will be competing against golfers with similar skills.
  • Once each year, we hold our Invitational Tournament where you can invite a friend from another club to be your partner. Along with prizes for best team scores, the competition includes tee prizes, awards for longest drive and closest to the pin, and a buffet lunch.
  • Finally, many people simply enjoy the close friendships made over the years with their fellow golfers. We have members who have been participating for over 30 years and are still going strong well into their 70's.
Q: What if I don't know anyone?
A: That's one of the better reasons to join. You'll get to know lots of people and have a great time on the golf course. You might even end up being one of those 30+ year members.
Q: How can I get more details?
A: You can check out this website for more information and the phone numbers of our board members, anyone one of whom will be glad to answer your questions.
Q: How do I join?
A: The easiest way is to click the link below to see more details and to display the application form.  Simply fill out the form, print it and mail it in along with your check. You will receive a response within two weeks along with your GHIN number.  Then you'll be able to post your scores, establish a handicap and be on your way to better golf.  If you prefer, you can pick up a membership application at the golf course.

Membership Details and Application

Last Updated on 6/17/2011