This organization was first incorporated as a non-profit, tax exempt social club in 1953 as, The Counts Inc., with the original charter members, Willie Simmons, Leon Craft, Willie Primus, George Coleman, Fletcher Scott, and Roy Evans. In 1966, golfers Leon Craft, Charles Robinson, Dan Scurlock, Merrill Brown, Shelton Conerly and Jim Curtis were responsible for The Counts Inc., becoming, The Counts/Capital City Golf Club. In 1972 the name was changed to Sacramento Area Black Golf Club (SABGC).

SABGC is an affiliated member of Western States Golf Association (WSGA), founded or formed in 1954 by a small group of Black golfers, to provide opportunity for participation in one of the worlds most challenging and rewarding sports. WSGA has approximately 30 member clubs embracing the states of Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, Oregon, Texas, and Washington with a total membership of 1400 golfers.

In 1999 SABGC affiliated with Northern California Golf Association (NCGA) to broaden our membership base, thus providing more membership options.
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