The Saturday Golf League is a 25+ year old Phoenix area golf association. The league schedules Saturday golf events weekly throughout the year at the many top ranked courses around the state of Arizona. Most of the courses scheduled are in or around the Phoenix Metro area with over 100 different championship courses played in the last 5 years. We welcome golfers of all levels and genders, including couples, who enjoy competition and would like to improve their tournament skills.
The format of the SGL is individual stroke play with prize payouts to the low net scores in each flight. In addition, we offer optional side games at every event such as skins, closest to the pin, low putts, etc. USGA rules govern play (except for a couple of Pace of Play rules to speed up play) unless otherwise noted by the course or the league and players are flighted for competition within the same skill level. The SGL also belongs to the Arizona Golf Association and participates in the new World Handicap System.
New players are encouraged to play 5 qualifying rounds to check out our league and establish a true handicap for future membership. Once these requirements are met, the player can decide to join the league by paying the membership dues (you do not have to pay any dues before your qualifying rounds are complete and you decide to join). For the year 2020, SGL dues will be a combination of pro-rated league dues and the membership into the AGA (member dues will not exceed $55 for the year 2020). Starting in 2021, league dues will be $60 and be paid through the AGA on a calendar year basis.
The cost to play a particular event is negotiated by the league and posted on the league schedule. The posted cost of play includes green fees, tax, cart, service fees, range balls, $5 flight net game, $2 to the Championship pool and $2 administration fee. Optional side games are also available at extra costs to members and qualifiers, i.e. skins ($3), low putts ($2), deuces ($2), closest to the pin, and so forth.
The benefits of membership in the Saturday Golf League are numerous: