NCGA members receive heavily discounted green fees at Poppy Hills in Pebble Beach and Poppy Ridge in Livermore. Poppy Ridge’s member green fees are 45% lower than the public rate. Both NCGA member-owned courses received four star or higher in the latest Golf Digest “Places to Play Guide.” NCGA membership must be purchased before discounted rates are available. Poppy Hills is closed until April 2014 for a complete renovation. More information on NCGA member discounts.
NCGA Tee Time Portal
A new partnership has been developed with Golf Switch, a prominent online tee time reservation system, that finds NCGA members the best deals around at Northern California courses. A key feature of the online tee time platform is its benefit to junior golf in Northern California; it will provide free round certificates from participating courses, which will be used to reward members via exciting new member-enhancement programs.
The NCGA has registered numerous courses, and an aggressive outreach campaign is underway to add more every day. Access the Tee Time Portal
Pebble Beach Resorts provides seasonal discounts to NCGA members via e-mail.
Special e-mail offers for members, including seasonal discounts to some of the area’s finest courses including Pasatiempo, CordeValle, Pebble Beach Resorts and others.
NCGA members can take advantage of complimentary group lessons with golf professionals. These lessons take place April 1 – Labor Day at numerous facilities throughout the region including Poppy Ridge and the participating courses of the NCGA Member Advantage.
Members-Only Outings at Private/Resort Golf Courses
Golf at courses not normally available to the public at a significant discount has become an added member benefit. Member outings at facilities such as Pasatiempo, Mayacama, Morgan Creek, Almaden, Granite Bay or El Macero are offered at a reasonable cost. Registration fees will typically include range balls, golf with a cart, prizes and lunch. Registration is available.
Worldwide Golf Shops
As a new member benefit, members now enjoy a 10% discount on shoes, bags (excluding Ping) and apparel at all Golf Marts, Roger Dunn and Van’s Golf Shops in Northern California. Stop in your favorite local Golf Mart and save. Find a local Worldwide Golf Shops’ store
20% Off Merchandise
Members receive a 20% discount on all regularly-priced merchandise at the award-winning Poppy Ridge golf shop.
NCGA members receive a 10% discount for themselves and up to five travel companions per flight reservation on a seasonal basis. Visit the NCGA member area for redemption instructions.
Avis offers NCGA members a discount of up to 5% off the lowest rates throughout the US, Canada and other international locations (Discount off of time and mileage charges at participating locations. Taxes, fees and surcharges are extra.) Avis also offers special seasonal discounts, and use of a smoke-free vehicle in the U.S. and Canada. Log into the member area for redemption instructions.
Free club fittings, a $100 value, are offered through both Poppy Hills and Poppy Ridge’s golf shops. Fittings are calibrated through the use of a launch monitor at Poppy Hills and are performed by trained club fitters who evaluate the loft, lie, length, shaft and grip of a player’s clubs at both courses. Members also receive a 20% discount on all clubs purchased through the Poppy Hills and Poppy Ridge golf shops.
This benefit offers members access to discounts on Dell computers through the company’s Education and Employee Purchase Program. The discount amounts to up to 30% off the advertised prices on Dell computers and accessories, including promotions.
Members can take advantage of three different discount options when booking a rental car through Hertz. Offers include $20 off a weekly rental, up to $15 off a weekend rental, or weekly or weekend upgrade. Visit the NCGA member area for redemption instructions.
In-Shape Health Clubs
NCGA members can purchase a one-year membership at the annual three-year membership discounted rate. NCGA member card must be presented to receive discount.
10% Off at Porter’s
Members receive a 10% discount at both the Poppy Hills and Poppy Ridge restaurants, not including alcohol.
NCGA members are now eligible for a discount of no less than 12% off their Verizon Wireless bills. As more members take advantage of the new benefit, the higher the discount will grow. In just a few short months, the cost of NCGA membership has been far exceeded utilizing this new benefit alone.
Wi-Fi Access at Poppy Hills and Poppy Ridge
Members can access the Internet via portable devices and laptop computers at Poppy Hills and Poppy Ridge free of charge. A staff member can provide the daily WEP key that allows access to the NCGA Member Wi-Fi network within both clubhouses.
Golden State Warriors
The Golden State Warriors and the NCGA have formed a new partnership to provide all NCGA members with ticket savings opportunities for select Warriors home games this season! The Warriors will provide new savings opportunities each month, but be sure to buy early as games are selling out well in advance.
The Oakland Raiders have partnered with the NCGA for the 2012-13 season to offer discounted tickets for six home games at the Oakland Coliseum.
NCGA members have exclusive access to discount tickets at Sacramento Kings games throughout the 2012-13 season. Save up to 40% off.
San Jose Sharks
NCGA members have exclusive access to discount tickets at San Jose Sharks games throughout the 2013 season. Tickets are as little as $40.
Visit the NCGA member area for redemption instructions for all of our newly added amusement park member benefits!
Stroll down Main Street, U.S.A., in Disneyland® Park, where Walt Disney’s original vision, still today, captures your heart and transports you to faraway places you could only dream about. Embrace timeless classics like “it’s a small world,” the re-opening of the icy slopes of the Matterhorn Bobsleds, and those beloved Disney Characters you’re never too old to hug. Explore the newly expanded Disney California Adventure® Park where the all-new Buena Vista Street welcomes you back to the time when inspired young filmmaker Walt Disney first arrived in Los Angeles. Blast off on Star Tours—The Adventures Continue, enjoy a one-of-a kind Disney experience at Cars Land, enter the enchanted escapades of the Little Mermaid at Ariel’s Undersea Adventure, discover the nighttime water spectacular World of Color and see the fireworks of Mickey’s Soundsational Parade. Now your family vacation is more magical than ever at the Disneyland® Resort.
Get ready for the ultimate Hollywood experience! Find a full day of action-packed entertainment all in one place: thrilling theme park rides and shows, a real working movie studio, and Los Angeles’ best shops, restaurants and cinemas at CityWalk. Universal Studios Hollywood is a unique experience that’s fun for the whole family. Go behind the scenes on a real working movie studio and explore where Hollywood movies are made. Face the action head on in heart-pounding rides, shows and attractions that put you inside some of the world’s biggest movies, with Transformers: The Ride-3D, the world’s scariest indoor roller coaster Revenge of the Mummy-The Ride and crash your way through the animated world of The Simpsons™ on a revolutionary virtual roller coaster. End your day with the energy and excitement of Universal CityWalk, where everything is Always Unexpected. All this and much more only at Universal Studios Hollywood, The Entertainment Capital of L.A. – www.universalstudioshollywood.com.
LEGOLAND® California Resort has a lot that’s new to make your visit the most memorable ever. This summer, play your part on LEGOLAND California’s new high seas adventure. At Pirate Reef, families choose the blue ship or the red ship and fire water cannons across the ships’ bows. To add to the excitement, you can join a buccaneer-filled boat as it races down a flume between the battling ships. LEGOLAND has more than 60 rides, shows and attractions for an incredible family experience. Journey to a galaxy far, far away at the new LEGO® STAR WARS™ Miniland area with scenes from the six live-action movies and one from STAR WARS: THE CLONE WARS™. Enjoy Park favorites like The Dragon Coaster, Volvo Driving School and Land of Adventure. The Resort is also home to the world’s first LEGOLAND Water Park with fun slides and a lazy river where you can build your own LEGO themed raft. Right next-door is SEA LIFE™ Aquarium with undersea creatures like sea stars, sharks and stingrays, along with interactive discovery zones. And our newest exhibit, CLAWS! is a real grabber, showcasing crabs and other crustaceans in an up-close encounter. For Resort hours of operation, call (760) 918-LEGO or visit www.LEGOLAND.com.
Six Flags Discovery Kingdom is Northern California’s only combined marine life, wildlife and wild rides theme park delivering Northern California’s best family entertainment experience. Our 135-acre park features three worlds in one kingdom, with exciting wildlife shows, interactive animal encounters and exhibits and the most daring and thrilling roller coasters around. You’ll experience a full day of fun and discovery as your adventure includes enjoyment of over 40 rides and attractions, plus wildlife encounters, with such opportunities to feed a dolphin, giraffe or even a sea lion! Sign up to participate in our popular dolphin swim program and really get to know these engaging marine mammals one-on-one. With seven world-class roller coasters, you won’t want to miss Medusa with its 150-foot plunge. More information about Six Flags Discovery Kingdom can be found by visiting www.sixflags.com/discoverykingdom.
Rides and so much more—discover why California’s Great America is Northern California’s best choice for family fun and adventure! There’s something for everyone from mild to wild! If speed and adventure are for you, thrill rides like Flight Deck and Votex await. Family rides like Carousel Columbia and Barney Oldfield Speedway fit the bill for the adventurous at heart. The world’s most popular beagle and his friends welcome kids of all ages to Planet Snoopy. A big, busy town built just for kids and bursting with fun for the entire family can be found at KidZville. For summertime fun in the sun, cool off with a “splashin’ good time” at Boomerang Bay Beach Club. Get more information on the Bay Area’s most exciting theme park at www.cagreatamerica.com.
The Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk is recognized as the best seaside park in the world. Our vibrant, bustling amusement park is renowned for its great rides, remarkable history, spectacular beach setting, and friendly attitude. The Boardwalk has been operating since 1907, and it hasn’t missed a beat! We believe in affordable family fun – that’s why admission is free, summer entertainment is included, and ride tickets are affordable. Enjoy two National Historic Landmarks – the 1911 Looff Carousel and 1924 Giant Dipper wooden roller coaster – after you snack on traditional boardwalk delicacies like cord dogs made from a secret family recipe, deep fried artichokes, chocolate covered bacon and deep fried Twinkies. Learn more about this truly unique California experience at www.beachboardwalk.com.
For reservation links and redemption codes, visit the NCGA member area and log in with your NCGA/GHIN number and last name.
As Monterey’s only beach-front resort, the Beach Resort Monterey offers a unique location on the Monterey Peninsula, a relaxing alternative to downtown Monterey that is easily accessible to all of the area’s treasures. Access to HWY 1, HWY 218, HWY 68 allows for an easy ride to all Monterey area golf courses. The full-service Best Western resort provides you with superlative service. NCGA members enjoy a 20% discount on the best available rate. More information on the hotel
Half Moon Bay Lodge
The Best Western Half Moon Bay Lodge is located in one of the Northern California’s most charming seaside villages featuring oceanfront golfing right next door. The Half Moon Bay Lodge offers well-appointed and comfortable accommodations overlooking the top-rated Half Moon Bay Golf Links. NCGA members can book for $129 midweek (one king or two queen beds) and/or receive 20% off weekend and holiday rates. A deluxe continental breakfast is included in your special NCGA room rate. For reservations call 650-726-9000.
The Hotel Abrego is Monterey’s newest, uniquely designed full-service boutique hotel providing an exceptional value and a refreshing Monterey experience in a relaxing, and inviting environment. The central uptown location is ideal and both business and leisure guests will be delighted the warm, welcoming ambiance and the engaging, friendly service. Located on the corner of Abrego and Fremont in Monterey. Call 800-982-1986 or email@example.com for reservations. Online reservations may be made at http://www.hotelabrego.com. NCGA members enjoy an exclusive $109 rate (based on availability – subject to blackout dates). Log into the member area for redemption instructions.
As an NCGA member, Hyatt can take you more places than ever before and transform your travel experience. Enjoy 10% savings off the Hyatt daily rate at participating Hyatt Hotels & Resorts worldwide:
- Park Hyatt®
- Grand Hyatt®
- Hyatt Regency®
- Hyatt Place®
- HYATT House®
Visit the member area for the redemption code and instructions.
NCGA members enjoy discounts at multiple Larkspur properties throughout the region.
Larkspur Hotels & Restaurants offers three distinct hotel brands, Larkspur Landing, Larkspur Hotels and The Larkspur Collection, ranging from Los Angeles to Portland.
Larkspur Landings are all-suite hotels while Larkspur Hotels is a three-star brand which breaks the mold of large chain-hotels by offering charm and personality, while delivering great value. The Larkspur Collection is premium collection of eight hotels, focuses on delivering upscale amenities and exceptional service.
- Larkspur Landing Milpitas
- Larkspur Landing Pleasanton
- Larkspur Landing Roseville
- Sainte Claire
- Pruneyard Plaza
Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa
Perched dramatically over the Monterey Bay, the Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa combines elegant European architecture, sweeping coastal views and sophisticated style to create the perfect vantage point from which to enjoy the gentle sounds of the surf, the fresh scent of sea air and the sight of otters, seals and dolphins at play. NCGA members receive a discounted rate of 15% off of lowest prevailing rate. The NCGA discount can be booked online as well. Visit http://www.montereyplazahotel.com/ for more information on the hotel.
Portola Hotel & Spa – Monterey
Whether you are an experienced player or just a beginner, the Portola Hotel & Spa invites you for a dream getaway. Present your receipt for playing nine or 18 holes from ANY local course and instantly receive $50 off your Portola Hotel & Spa stay. A favorite among golf enthusiasts, the Portola Hotel & Spa has ample space to securely store your clubs and our concierge will be more than happy to find the perfect course, book your tee times and make any necessary transportation arrangements. End the day at any one of our on-site venues to enjoy your favorite beverage, relax with friends, re-live your best shots of the day and prepare for the ones you’ll have tomorrow. Special year-round rates for NCGA members exclusive of the $50 rebate offer. For reservations or more information visit www.portolahotel.com or call (866)711-1535.
Sunday through Thursday, NCGA members can enjoy low rates at the Spindrift, Monterey Bay and Victorian Inns, and Casa Munras in Monterey. Rates include continental breakfast among a host of other amenities near the famed Cannery Row. The Inns of Monterey offer a choice of four uniquely designed boutique hotels, each providing an environment committed to personal and attentive service. Call (831) 648-3418 to reserve a room. More information on the hotels
The Wigwam Resort
NCGA members can enjoy unique savings at The Wigwam Resort near Phoenix. In its 80-year history, The Wigwam Resort has hosted some of the world’s most recognized public figures and sports legends and – after the completion of a $7 million rejuvenation in 2011 – maintains a reputation as one of the Southwest’s landmark resort destinations. Your NCGA membership gets you 15% off The Tee it Up package which includes overnight accommodations, unlimited same day consecutive play golf and breakfast in Reds Grill. The three 18-hole championship golf courses have been renovated to reflect the original grandeur and vision of Robert Trent Jones Sr.
NCGA Golf, the official publication of the Northern California Golf Association, is the largest regional golf association magazine in the United States. The quarterly publication is mailed to all of the approximately 170,000 NCGA member households, and regularly features stories on golf courses, travel, instruction, the Rules of Golf and other issues. The Golf Course Directory Edition, which is mailed in January, is the most comprehensive directory of golf in Northern California and includes listings for member clubs, public and private courses (including detailed maps).
Visit the NCGA website on your smartphone through mobile.ncga.org. The mobile site has a course directory where users can get directions to golf courses, a rules link to look up a ruling and users can post a score right from the parking lot with the post a score feature. For instruction on adding the mobile site to your iPhone home screen, visit this link.
My NCGA, the official app of the Northern California Golf Association, offers a personalized mobile experience that allows members easy access to manage their games through score posting, an interactive course handicap calculator and a handicap index lookup. Those features join NCGA news updates and live feeds from Twitter and Facebook and the ability to remember user preferences such as recently posted scores. The app can be downloaded for free. More information
Classroom rules seminars are offered for interested members throughout the summer. There is a series of on-course rules seminars offered throughout Northern California from April to October. Also, NCGA members can have their rules questions answered by e-mailing Director of Education Ryan Gregg at firstname.lastname@example.org. Regular member clubs have access to a course marking service which will advise a club on proper marking under the Rules of Golf.
Following the USGA Handicap System that allows golfers of differing abilities to compete against one another, the NCGA utilizes a network which allows a golfer to post scores at thousands of golf courses across the country. Check your Handicap.
The most extensive and comprehensive amateur tournament schedule in the country provides tournaments for golfers of all ages and abilities. Included in the tournament schedule are USGA and CGA qualifying events. 2011 Tournament Calendar
NCGA Player Points Program
Began in 1970 as a method of selecting players to represent the NCGA in team competitions with other regional golf associations, this program has grown to become one of the largest and most competitive amateur player points programs in the country. The season runs from October 1st to September 30th of the following year, culminating with the Player of the Year awards bestowed to the regular and senior point leaders at the NCGA Annual Meeting. Points Lists and Junior Rankings.
Member clubs participate in home-and-home matches culminating with the finals at Poppy Hills Golf Course, the original NCGA member course.
All members who have made a hole-in-one which has been reported to the NCGA receive a free gift and are entered in a year-end prize drawing. More Info.
The charitable arm of the NCGA seeks to promote life skills and values through the game of golf to deserving youth in communities across Northern California. This includes the Youth on Course continuum which offers the youth of Northern California access to golf courses by subsidizing discounted green fees so a child pays no more than $5. More Info.
This member-club management tool offers everything needed to build a website or accompany an existing site. With its easy-to-use, built-in site management tools, a club website can be created and customized in minutes. In addition, each site can be listed in a searchable database where potential members can find a club and even join online. Members of the site have access to association and club news and events, the ability to search for another golfer to play with, statistical tools and online event sign up. New eClubhouse approvals have been temporatily suspended in 2011 pending the introduction of new software. Learn more
Course Rating & Measurement
The NCGA provides accurate hole measurements to courses in Northern California using a state-of-the-art GPS system. Utilizing the USGA’s course rating system, a committee of more than 80 raters creates a strong foundation for the Handicap System.
The California Alliance for Golf
The CAG seeks to improve business conditions in California by serving as an educational resource and by serving as an advocate for golf before the state legislature and other governmental bodies. The Alliance also communicates the economic benefits and environmental stewardship provided by the game.