Spanish Golf Federation

As many golfers will know, it is a prerequisite to have a valid Handicap Certificate in order to play golf in Spain.

Most golfers will have obtained their certificate from their golf club. In addition to having a valid handicap certificate, it is also a requirement in Spain to have valid insurance.

Normally, golf courses will levy a surcharge per player per round to meet this requirement. The surcharge temporarily affiliates the player to the Royal Golf Federation of Spain, RFEG.

For golfers without a valid handicap certificate, local golfers can obtain a valid licence (with or without a handicap certificate) and obtain insurance cover by joining the Spanish Golf Federation.

Each golf course offers everyone the chance to apply for a RFEG licence and the licence automatically covers the individual golfer for any accident that he/she suffers or might cause whilst playing golf at a federated golf club.  This iinsurance covers against all Spanish legislation. Your own personal insurance policy will not be sufficient.

Registration is valid for one calendar year from 1 January to 31 December and the cost is 70€

Golfers, who register with the Spanish Golf Federation, are also entitled to enter a number of Open Golf Competitions, Events and Tournaments.

To apply for your licence - contact the Pro Shop.  You can check your membership and current handicap on line here.

Only members of the RFEG and SGF (the Swedish Golf Federation) are officially exempt from paying the insurance surcharge - private individual policies will not be accepted.