Women’s League

The Women’s League is open to Birch Bay Village Golf Club Members and their guests with a GHIN handicap index. Participants play with other members of varying skill level. If you don’t have a GHIN handicap index, you can establish one through the Club. We will get you in a group and out playing. Each player must pay the appropriate Green Fee for their round at check-in.



Schedule and Fees

  • Plays on WEDNESDAYS during the prime season (May thru August)
    • Apr-Sept 9:30am, CHECK-IN at 9:00am
    • This may move to an earlier time slot once the season gets underway.
    • Entry fee for cash prizes still to be determined
    • All entry fees are paid out at the end of the round.
    • The number of payout places depends on the number of players.
    • There is an additional $20 annual fee for the Women’s League
    • You can request and pay for a GHIN using the Golf Club Application Form process.  The cost this year is $36.00.

Scoring and Handicap

  • Each player’s GHIN handicap is converted to a course handicap.
  • A variety of games are played each week with most scores being post-able.
  • A current GHIN handicap index is required to play in the Women’s League (not required for guests).
  • The scoring system for the League is Stroke Play.
  • Each player’s GHIN index is used to define their course handicap (see below).

Frequently Played Side Games

  • Requires separate entry fee
  • SKINS: Lowest score by a player on each hole
  • GREENIES: Birdie or better by a player on designated holes reached in regulation
  • Closest to the pin
  • Others



  • Women play from red/red or red/white tee boxes.
  • Once the tee box has been chosen it must stay as the designated tee box for the season.

Frequently Played Round Formats

(Game Formats will be determined by the league once the league is underway)

Options Might be:

  • Team: Best 2 of 3 team players’ scores vs. other teams
  • Team: Best 3 of 4 team players’ scores vs. other teams
  • Individual Low Net: Lowest score using individual course handicap

Course Handicap

  • A course handicap is a number that indicates how many handicap strokes a golfer receives at the specific golf course (and specific set of tees) being played.
  • Course handicap usually differs from a player’s GHIN index due to a specific course’s rating and slope.
  • Stroke play; also known as medal play, is a scoring system in the sport of golf in which the total number of strokes per player or team is counted over one, or more rounds, of 18 holes.