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Member Classification and Dues

Class AA - Life Members: To qualify for a Life Membership, a Member must have reached the age of sixty-five (65), must have been a Regular Member for a minimum of twenty years (20), must have retired from active service as a golf course superintendent, or must have received the Distinguished Service Award from the Board of Directors. Active Class AA members shall have all privileges of the previously held classification of this Association: exception of holding office. There shall be no annual membership dues for this classification.

Class A - Golf Course Superintendent Members: To qualify for Class A Membership, an applicant shall have, at the time of application for Membership, met all requirements as stipulated by the GCSAA for a Class A superintendent and shall be employed in such capacity. Class A Members shall have all of the privileges of the Association.  Annual Dues:  $135.              

Superintendent Member - Golf Course Superintendent: To qualify for Superintendent Membership an applicant shall be at the time of application for membership, be employed as a golf course superintendent for less than three years. Superintendent Members shall have all the privileges of the Association.  Annual Dues:  $135.

Class C - Assistant Golf Course Superintendent:  To qualify for Class C Membership, an applicant shall be, at the time of application for membership an assistant to a golf course superintendent and currently be employed in such capacity.  Class C Members shall have all the privileges of the Association, except voting and holding office.  Annual Dues: $50.

Affiliate - To qualify for Affiliate Membership, an applicant must be a business firm or governmental body interested in golf course management and/or in the growing or production of fine turfgrass, either individually or through employment by, or other affiliation with, a company, proprietorship or association who does not qualify for membership in another class. Affiliate Members shall have all the privileges of the Association except those of holding office. Voting privileges will be limited to electing the Affiliate liaison to the Board of Directors.

Annual Dues:  $155-Single Member     $205-Two Members of Same Company

Educator- To qualify for class E Membership, an applicant must be an educator or extension officer. Class E Members shall have such privileges of the Association as the Board of Directors may specify by Standing Rules, except those of voting and holding office.  Annual Dues: $110.

Student - To qualify for Student Membership, an applicant must be a turfgrass student enrolled in a formal course of education at an accredited institution. He or she must convert to another category of Membership within one (1) year of leaving school.  Student Members shall have such privileges of the Association as the Board of Directors may specify by Standing Rules, except those of voting and holding office.  Annual Dues:  $35.

Retired – Any Class A or SM member with twenty (20) years employed as a Golf Course Superintendent and a minimum of 10 years as a Hi-Lo Desert GCSA Member, who is retired and is no longer seeking employment as a golf course superintendent, may apply in writing to the Board of Directors for Retired Membership Status, will receive complimentary dues. 

Inactive - An Inactive Member is an individual who, by reason of employment, illness or other adverse circumstances, has been placed in this class upon his or her application.  The dues for this classification shall be charged at twenty (20) percent of the individual’s previous classification.  A member shall be allowed to remain inactive for a period not to exceed 24 months.  This classification shall have no voting rights.  

Associate - To qualify for Associate Membership, an applicant must be an individual interested in golf course management and/or in the growing or production of fine turfgrass. Associate Members shall have such privileges of the Association as the Board of Directors may specify by Standing Rules, except those of voting and holding office.  Annual Dues: $135.

Club Membership:   A Club Membership allows golf course to have up to five employees of the facility be members of the Association. Any of the five individuals may participate in Association activities throughout the year. All mail (including the magazine) and emails will be sent to the primary contact (Superintendent) to pass along to the other members. 

The price for this membership for the year is $300.

Corporate Membership:  A Corporate Membership  allows a company to have four or more employees be members of the Association. All of these individuals may participate in Association activities throughout the year. Three magazines will be sent to the company.  The primary contact will receive all mail but all can receive emails regarding Association happenings if they choose to provide their email address. 

The price for this membership for the year is $400.