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your 12th Golfer plays and stays for free When you upgrade your society golf event to a residential break, the 12th golfer goes free of charge, and as well as that we’ll stand every member of your group to a free pint. To qualify, just make sure you book between 18th February and 31st March 2013 for stays from 1st April to 20th June 2013. For details of our Hotel & Country Clubs, the courses and Society Golf package prices, visit MarriottGolf.co.uk/society

Offer is valid on residential golf breaks booked between 17th February and 31st March 2013 and stayed between 1st April to 20th June 2013. Offer applies to new bookings only at Marriott Hotel & Country Clubs and is not valid in conjunction with any other promotion. Offer and tee times are subject to availability. Course terms and conditions apply. Blackout dates may apply. Advance reservations required.


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WELCOME FOREWORD BY NICK BAYLY, EDITOR, GOLF NEWS

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elcome to the latest, most comprehensive and interactive Ultimate Guide to Society & Company Golf that we’ve ever produced. Showcasing many of the UK’s finest clubs and courses, this indispensible handy guide provides all the information you’ll need to make your golf day a roaring success. Among details included are up-to-date prices and packages for societies and visitors, menus, clubhouse facilities, tee time restrictions, comprehensive directions and local accommodation tips, as well as detailed descriptions of all the layouts, which are brought to life with full-colour photographs. But the usefulness of The

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Ultimate Guide doesn’t stop here, in fact it’s only the starting point, as it is also available online at our brand new standalone website – www.golfdayguide.com – which provides an interactive format that reveals even more details, and has the ability to take you right through to the booking stage. It also offers live links to individual club’s websites, where you can view hole-by-hole flyovers, see the latest offers, and even follow their Twitter and Facebook sites for upto-the minute information on course conditions and weather updates. So let your fingers and mouse clicks do the walking – and hopefully your clubs do the talking – at one of the many and varied quality venues featured in the following pages. Happy golfing!


Great Golf Day Venues

QUALITY GOLF COURSES Our green keeping teams work hard to ensure that our golf courses are in the best possible condition all year round. We are confident that you will be delighted by the standard of our golf courses, whichever one you choose to play.

If you are looking for a great golf day venue, then look no further - we have 10 great golf day locations across the UK for you to choose from.

MODERN COMFORTABLE CLUBHOUSES

Each BGL Golf venue is unique, with its own style and character. What makes BGL venues so special is their individuality, combined with the group commitment to deliver consistently high levels of service, quality and value in everything we do.

At BGL Golf we continually invest in our facilities to ensure that we are providing the best for our customers.

We are confident that we provide all the elements for a successful golf day.

FRIENDLY, WELCOMING SERVICE We welcome golf day visitors to our venues and our staff are genuinely pleased to serve you. SUPERB VALUE FOR MONEY Our golf day packages offer excellent value for money.  We have a selection of packages available, or if you want something a little bit different, we can create a bespoke day to suit your requirements.

Visit our website www.bglgolf .co.uk for further details.


PGA NATIONAL COURSE, THE BELFRY

CONTENTS INTRODUCTION Foreword 5 Planning your Golf Day 13 & 14 Tee off for the future 16 & 17

KENT Westerham Austin Lodge Boughton Broke Hill Broome Park Birchwood Park Chelsfield Lakes Canterbury Chart Hills Chislehurst Darenth Valley Etchinghill Hever London Golf Club Lydd Lullingstone Park Pedham Place Poult Wood Prince’s West Malling Shooters Hill Tenterden Weald of Kent

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SURREY & MIDDLESEX The Addington Surrey National The Woldingham Burhill Tyrrells Wood Chipstead Chobham Hoebridge Croham Hurst Epsom Gatton Manor Kingswood Laleham Pine Ridge North Downs Silvermere Surrey Downs Sutton Green Richmond Park Selsdon Park Shirley Park Windlesham Wildwood

BERKS, BUCKS OXON & HERTS 4 4 4 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65

Abbey Hill Aldwickbury Park Buckinghamshire Brocket Hall Chartridge Park Donnington Valley Downshire Frilford Heath The Grove Maidenhead Moor Park Heythrop Park The Oxfordshire Hartsbourne Sand Martins The Shire Redbourn Wycombe Heights Thorney Park

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SUSSEX & HAMPSHIRE Dale Hill Crowbrough Beacon Copthorne

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NICKLAUS COURSE, ST MELLION RESORT

CONTENTS Dibden Haywards Heath Mannings Heath (Exclusive Golf) Old Thorns Sandford Springs Rookwood Southampton Slinfold Park Paultons Park Royal Ashdown Tilgate Park

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ESSEX & EAST ANGLIA Barnham Broom Stoke By Nayland

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MIDLANDS & NORTH Beeston Fields Marriott Breadsall Priory The Belfry Welcombe Hotel Nailcote Hall Marriott Forest of Arden Ramsdale Rockliffe Hall The Shropshire

108 109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116

NORTHANTS CAMBS & NORTH HOME COUNTIES Abbotsley Cambridge Meridian Collingtree Park

FRANCE Arras Saint Saens 118 119 120

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GOLF BREAKS Society and Corporate Trips Abroad

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WEST COUNTRY & WALES St Mellion 122 & 123 Thornbury 124 Celtic Manor 125 Manor House and Ashbury 126 The Players Club 127 The Manor House (Exclusive Golf) 128 Vale Resort 129 Windwhistle 130 Wrag Barn 131

THE HOME OF GOLF, SCOTLAND Carnoustie Roxburghe

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Read this guide online at www.golfdayguide.com Front Cover: Silvermere Golf Centre Photograph by Giraffe Photography www.giraffephotography.co.uk Published by: Golf News, The Studio, 14 Deanway, Hove, East Sussex, BN3 6DG. Email: info@golfnews.co.uk Website: www.golfdayguide.com Publisher: Matt Nicholson Editor: Nick Bayly Production: Kath Perry Designed by: YOTE Design For advertising enqueries please contact Matt Nicholson 01273 556377/07885 673258 or matt@golfnews.co.uk Printed in the UK on recycled paper. Copyright 2013/14 All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced with the prior permission of the publisher.

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Advanced planning and little bit of foresight will allow you to get the most from your corporate or society golf day when it finally arrives.

THINGS TO CONSIDER WHEN BOOKING YOUR GOLF DAY

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HE FIRST QUESTION: Do you want to play one or two rounds? What type of competition (singles, Stableford, greensomes, four ball better ball or foursomes)? Most clubs these days will restrict societies to these formats and you’ll find it difficult to arrange medal rounds. If you favour two rounds, most golfers prefer to avoid a full three-course midday meal, so to ensure the right conditions, choose golf clubs that are able and willing to provide, say, a ploughman’s lunch followed by an evening meal. Due to business commitments, some people may find it difficult to attend for a whole day, so if you adopt this suggestion, you’ll increase your potential afternoon attendance, and can round off the day with a prize giving after the evening meal. The golfing ability of your membership is another point you must take into account. If you have a high percentage of high handicap players, they won’t want PAGE 13 | THE ULTIMATE GOLF GUIDE

you to select a difficult course. Your objective should always be to offer the prospect of a good, challenging course that is within their capabilities, rather than inadvertently inflicting a demoralising experience upon the unsuspecting. And then, there’s the cost. While we all like to play the Wentworths, Sunningdales and the like, if you do your homework

you’ll find plenty of superb courses in this guide which will provide your society with all the facilities you require. A good day’s golf enjoyed by all at a reasonable price is your guarantee of success. YOU’RE HALFWAY THERE. Next decision – the attention to detail. Right, now let’s assume you’ve received confirmation of


your booking from the selected club. You’ve been allocated reserved tee-off times, and chosen the menu. Most clubs will also send you a map showing their location, together with the club rules, which should, of course, be respected and observed by all participants. Approximately three to seven days prior to your visit, the steward or secretary will want to know your exact numbers for catering purposes, so it’s advisable for you to post a written notice of your meeting to all members at least three weeks ahead. The more detailed information you can put in your notice, the better, e.g. meeting time, reserved tee-off times, format, catering arrangements, prizes, club rules and etiquette, map, and cost of the day. It’s a good idea to have a simple reply form enclosed with your notice, which will enable your members to

respond quickly, and to indicate if they intend to bring a guest. Come the big day – your having arrived at the clubhouse at 8.30am – if you’re not careful you’ll suddenly be besieged by eager golfers, asking who their playing partners are and in what order they should tee off. The easy and simple solution is to prepare a list of order of play the night before the meeting. Mind you, even that’s not foolproof, because inevitably someone is bound to be late or have some last-minute problem that prevents him or her from turning up on time. One way to deal with this situation is to ask one of the committee members – who is prepared to tee off late – to rearrange the starters’ list according to those already present. Last, but by no means least, don’t forget to appoint a match official – preferably someone who has teed off early. You’ll need him

or her to collect all the cards for the morning and afternoon rounds, and to sort out the results. People who quite voluntarily accept the responsibility of organising society days deserve tremendous admiration. It requires a great deal of hard work, and this guide will enable you to pick the right venue for your society or company day. Happy golfing! THE ULTIMATE GOLF GUIDE | PAGE 14


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golfers with one point for every £10 spent. These points can then be redeemed against any future Teeofftimes.co.uk bookings, and also against Golfbreaks.com holidays or spa breaks through BookaSpa.com Teeofftimes.co.uk offers a dedicated society booking service, and more and more golf societies are taking advantage of their specialist knowledge. For a simple society booking, using the Teeofftimes.co.uk website to book consecutive tee times can be done in minutes, and with savings of up to 75% available, societies can save a large amount on the standard rates often charged. The team will also put together

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useful information Society Packages: Available seven days per week. Pentland Golf offers all societies greater discounts the more players brought. Free green fees on your fourth booking within the same year. Visitor Restrictions: Visitors welcome every day, weekends after 12 noon (11am in winter). How to get there: Leave M25 at Junction 3, take A20 to Brands Hatch and then A225 through Eynsford. Turn left at station for Austin Lodge. Accommodation: Telephone club for assistance. Other Information: See Pentland Golf’s other clubs on pages 86 and 87. Phone: 0800 258 5018 for details of society packages.

AUSTIN LODGE GOLF CLUB Set in three tranquil valleys on the edge of the ancient village of Eynsford, Austin Lodge offers a challenging par-73 course, which measures a hefty 7,026 yards from the championship tees. The fairways may be generously wide, but the undulating nature of the valley terrain means that you will need stamina, good course management and an imaginative touch around the greens to truly prosper on this excellent golfing test. Natural drainage and a chalk base ensure year-round play, while the large greens ensure a safe landing for even the most errant of shots. The well-appointed Georgian clubhouse overlooking the 9th and 18th greens, offers excellent facilities and a distinctive contemporary interior, the signature of Pentland Golf, making it an ideal environment for relaxing both before and after your game. The service available and the quality of the golf, makes Austin Lodge an ideal venue for societies throughout the year. Pentland Golf offers all societies: 10% discount if they book and return to play within six months, retail discounts, an adverse weather guarantee and one central booking point. Book today and experience Pentland Golf’s unique contemporary approach to your game. Austin Lodge is now a buggy inclusive course all year round.

Austin Lodge, Upper Austin, Lodge Road, Eynsford, Kent, DA4 0HU. Tel: 01322 863000. Fax: 01322 862406. Website: www.pentlandgolf.co.uk

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BOUGHTON GOLF CLUB Situated between Faversham and Canterbury, Boughton takes great advantage of its naturally picturesque setting. The 6,534 yard course is laid out over 160 acres of naturally-undulating terrain and offers fine views over the tranquil Kent countryside and Thames Estuary. Built in 1992, Boughton has excellent facilities available, including a covered driving range with adjoining practice area, and a nine-hole Academy course. Set in 25 acres of orchard, Boughton has quickly established itself as a popular choice for societies, providing a real challenge to golfers of every standard. Arranged in two loops of nine holes, starting and finishing close to the clubhouse, the course offers generously-sized greens and tees, and the natural drainage qualities of the land, together with the irrigation system, ensures the course is normally playable year round. Boughton’s spacious, attractive clubhouse, built in the style of a traditional Kent barn, is contrasted internally with the signature contemporary interior of Pentland clubs, and its warming ambiance is a welcome retreat from the course. Pentland Golf offers all societies: 10% discount if they book and return to play within six months, retail discounts, an adverse weather guarantee and one central booking point.

Boughton Golf, Brickfield Lane, Boughton, Nr. Faversham, Kent, ME13 9AJ. Tel: 01227 752277. Fax: 01227 752711. Website: www.pentlandgolf.co.uk

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Society Packages: Available seven days per week. Pentland Golf offers all societies greater discounts the more players brought. Free green fees on your fourth booking within the same year. Visitor Restrictions: Visitors welcome every day (weekends after 10.30am) How to get there: Leave M2 at Junction 7 taking the A2 towards Canterbury and take the first exit signed to Boughton. Accommodation: Telephone club for assistance. Other Information: See Pentland Golf’s other clubs on pages 85 and 87. Phone: 0800 258 5018 for details of society packages.


useful information Society Packages: Available seven days a week (after midday at weekends). Green Fees: Offers always available – call for details. How to get there: Exit M25 Junction 4, take the only exit off the junction towards Bromley & Orpington. At the next roundabout take the second exit (Wheatsheaf Hill) towards Halstead and Knockholt Station. At the T-junction at the bottom of the hill turn right towards Knockholt Station. Broke Hill Golf Club is approximately 50 yards past the station on the left hand side of the road. Accommodation: Preferential rates with local hotel located ten minutes away from Golf Club, ask for details when making your booking. Other Facilities: Buggy hire, range, short game practise area.

BROKE HILL GOLF CLUB Whatever your Corporate or Society requirements, you can be assured that a successful golf day will be organised at Broke Hill. With the functional elegance of the clubhouse and excellent condition of the golf course, Broke Hill is an ideal location and is, conveniently located just a few minutes away from the M25, there is also a mainline railway station with fast links into London opposite the clubhouse entrance. The David Williams-designed course is a par 72, and at 6,454 yards off the white tees represents a testing challenge for both high and low handicap golfers. We have a number of packages to suit most requirements. With great practice facilities to hone your game before your round, Broke Hill represents a fantastic venue at which to hold your golf day. Your day will include being met and greeted by our golf team; nearest the pins and longest drive holes will be prepared in advance; and you will have a marshal setting you off from the first tee and a full presentation of the rules of the day to all your guests. After golf, dinner is available in our superb function room from a wide and varying menu, while a prize table is also available.

Broke Hill Golf Club, Sevenoaks Road, Halstead, Kent, TN14 7HR. Tel: 01959 533225. Fax: 01959 532680. Email: brokehill-events@crown-golf.co.uk Website: www.brokehillgolfclub.co.uk

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BROOME PARK GOLF CLUB Broome Park Golf Club was established during the reign of Charles I. The magnificent mansion, recently refurbished to its former glory, boasts as one of its many owners, Lord Kitchener. The 6,624-yard parkland course is set within an 268-acre estate on undulating countryside with beautiful views of the surrounding valleys. The course is a good test for golfers of all ages and skill levels and has a particularly interesting 18th hole. There is an open eight-bay driving range with separate practice ground, where your game can be fine-tuned. Other facilities available at Broome Park include tennis and snooker; small deposits are required to secure these other facilities. In addition, the halfway house is very popular with golfers, who can enjoy a variety of hot and cold food and drink, before, during, and after their round.

Broome Park Golf Club, The Broome Park Estate, Barham, Nr Canterbury, Kent, CT4 6QX. Tel: 01227 830728. Email: society@broomepark.co.uk Website: www.broomepark.co.uk

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Society Packages: Winter from £25pp, summer from £36pp - prices include coffee and bacon roll on arrival. Minimum 12 players. Green Fees: Weekdays £40, weekends and bank holidays £50. Visitor Restrictions: Saturday and Sunday mornings only. How to get there: Leave A2 at A260 Folkestone turn off, heading for Folkestone. Broome Park is 0.5 mile on the right after the crematorium, or leave A20 at A260 Canterbury turn off, heading for Canterbury. Broome Park is 0.5 mile on your left after leaving Denton. Accommodation: Club can recommend. Other Facilities: Tennis, driving range, snooker, gym, swimming pool.


useful information Society Packages: Hold your society golf day with us from just £28 per person. Green Fees: Before 8am From £15.00. After 8am From £25.00. Off Peak Golf from £15. Please contact us about prices for your specific needs. How to get there: Leave the M25 at junction 3 sign posted Swanley. At round about take exit, again sign posted Swanley, on to London Road. At next round about take 2nd exit (High Street). At round about take 4th exit (Swanley Lane). At roundabout take the 1st exit (Bartholomew Way). At next round about take 3rd exit (London Road). Turn right at Beefeater traffic lights on to Birchwood road. Birchwood Park Golf Centre can be found on the left hand side after approx 0.2miles. Other Facilities: Bar and Restaurant. Changing Facilities. Buggies and Trolleys for Hire. Fully Stocked Pro Shop. Horizones Gym. Function Suit.

BIRCHWOOD PARK GOLF CENTRE Birchwood Park is the leading pay-and-play golf centre in the South East, welcoming both members and non-members to make use of the excellent facilities on offer. Set in lush Kent countryside, the complex offers something for everyone, no matter what your playing ability. Head out on our challenging 18 hole course which is beautifully designed, stands at 6364 yards and will test every part of your game. We also have our 9 hole Orchard course on site, perfect for those new to the game or for those who want to improve their short game. Our team of green keepers work all year round to ensure the condition of the course is maintained to the highest level and remains open all year round. We are proud of the service we deliver, especially when looking after our numerous societies that walk through the doors as we always strive to offer great value for money with a friendly service. Please contact us as soon as possible to book in and use the fantastic facilities on offer here at Birchwood Park Golf Centre.

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Birchwood Park Golf Centre, Birchwood Road, Wilmington, Dartford, Kent, DA2 7HJ. Tel: 01322 662038. Fax: 01322 667283. Email: info@birchwoodparkgc.co.uk Website: www.birchwoodparkgc.co.uk

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CHELSFIELD LAKES GOLF CENTRE Chelsfield Lakes Golf Centre, located in beautiful Kent countryside, offers 27-holes of golf – the 18-hole Lakes course and the 9-hole, Par 3, Vista Course – both of which are presented in fantastic condition all year round. Both courses are built on a base of chalk and benefit from excellent drainage, resulting in consistent playing conditions and avoiding the need for temporary tees or greens. The Lakes Course is a Par 71 parkland course, measuring 6,112 yards from the back tees. The tranquil surroundings and the cleverly designed layout, including a number of natural lakes, make it a good challenge for experienced golfers while still being playable for higher handicappers. The recently remodelled Vista Course offers nine holes of golf with distances ranging from 84 to 130 yards. Small undulating greens provide an ideal introduction for new golfers, yet also a great short-game test for more skilled players. Visitors are welcome to play the course at any time, and the club runs a free loyalty card scheme for frequent guests, which offers a £5 discount off the normal green fee.

Chelsfield Lakes Golf Centre, Court Road, Orpington, Kent. BR6 9BX. Tel: 01689 896266. Email: sales@chelsfieldlakesgolf.co.uk Website: www.chelsfieldlakesgolf.co.uk

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Society Packages: From £24 (including coffee & bacon rolls and golf). Green Fees: Mon-Thurs £23, Fri £25, Sat-Sun £32. FREE Loyalty Card Scheme gives £5 discount off all rack rate green fees. We operate ‘early bird’ and ‘twilight’ times with green fees from £12. How to get there: Leave the M25 at Junction 4, at the roundabout take the 4th exit onto Court Road, signposted ‘Orpington’. The Golf Centre is located approx 1000 yards on the left-hand side. Other Facilities: Fully stocked Professional Shop, 36 bay floodlit driving range, short game practice area, buggies and trolleys for hire, large clubhouse with 3 function rooms. Online booking available at: www.chelsfieldlakesgolf.co.uk


useful information Society Packages: Winter golf only £18. Winter Packages start from £26. Summer Packages start from £33. Societies welcome Tuesday, Thursday & Friday. Green Fees: Winter from £20. Summer from £48. 2 for 1’s accepted. Weekend rates are the same as weekdays. Visitors Restrictions: Please call Pro Shop or Office on 01227 453532. How to get there: Located on the Littlebourne Road with easy access from A2. Five minutes into the middle of Canterbury. Accommodation: The Abbots Barton Hotel (reduced rates available) The Holiday Inn Express Dambridge Oast B&B, Wingham The Woolpack, Chilham

CANTERBURY GOLF CLUB Canterbury Golf Club was formed in 1927. Designed by Harry Colt, arguably the greatest golf architect in history, is considered to be the best inland course in the area. Colt is well known for the design of many other famous tests of golfing ability including Sunningdale, Wentworth and Royal Portrush. Many of his specific design features are brought to life in the magnificent 18 holes at Canterbury. Set in glorious English countryside of attractive parkland and woods, the Canterbury course is every bit as challenging as the designer intended. In addition to the course, there is a fully equipped driving range, superb bar and restaurant and well-stocked professional shop. Serving a distinguished membership, Canterbury Golf Club sets high standards and treats each event as if it were our own. At Canterbury we aim to give the best possible experience to everyone during their day with us. Spend a day at Canterbury and you will get a testing and challenging game alongside high quality service and food. Canterbury Golf Club, quality since 1927.

Canterbury Golf Club, Scotland Hills, Littlebourne Rd, Canterbury, Kent, CT1 1TW. Tel: 01227 453532. Website: www.canterburygolfclub.co.uk

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CHART HILLS GOLF CLUB The spectacular Nick Faldo-designed golf course sits in the northern reaches of the Weald of Kent in more than 200 acres of historic Kent countryside, and is just 20 miles from the M25. With outstanding facilities on all fronts Chart Hills Golf Club is the perfect venue for all occasions. Destroyed by fire in 2005 the club house has been rebuilt to the highest standard and offers everything that guests could need including; conferencing facilities; dining and wedding facilities and of course a championship golf course, all of which make Chart Hills the ideal venue for your special occasion. Being blessed with professional, efficient, knowledgeable and courteous staff is a tremendous asset that allows the club to run smoothly, giving guests the maximum comfort and discretion during their stay. Add to that the fantastic 18-hole golf course recently recognised as one of the top courses in Europe by the prestigious Peugeot Golf Guide 20082009 and ranked in the Top 100 by Top 100 Golf Courses and by Golf World Magazine and you have the recipe for success and a quality golfing experience on and off the course. Whether you visit for business of pleasure, you’re guaranteed to find whatever you want at Chart Hills.

Chart Hills Golf Club, Weeks Lane, Biddenden. Kent, TN27 8JX. Tel: 01580 292222. Website: www.charthills.co.uk

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Society Packages: From. £49.99 pp, min. of 12 people. Green Fees: Summer 2012 (Mid-April to Oct 31) £70 weekday, £85 weekend. Winter (Nov 1- Mid April) £55 weekday, £60 weekend. Visitors Restrictions: Winter months: Visitors welcome every day bar Wednesdays. After 12 noon on Monday,Saturday and Sunday. All day on Friday, Tuesday and Thursday. Summer months as above, but after 1pm. Societies welcome Tues-Thurs and Friday. How to get there: From the M20 in Kent: Take junction 8, signposted to Lenham and Leeds Castle & follow the signs to Leeds Castle. Once on the B2163 pass the Castle entrance on your left and continue to the first major crossroads. Turn left towards Tenterden (the A274), passing through Sutton Valence. After Headcorn you will pass a garage on your right. Take the next left and left again into Chart Hills. From Ashford: Take the A28 to Tenterden, turning right onto the A262 for Biddenden. Once in Biddenden, carry on towards Headcorn (you are now on the A274). Turn right into Smarden Road, then left into Weeks Lane and first right into Chart Hills. Other Facilities: Short game area, range and 9-hole putting green. Function suite, boardrooms, restaurant and spike bar. The Leaderboard Golf Academy, PGA lessons, buggies and electric trolleys available to hire. Included in Rolex world top 1000 golf courses.


useful information Society Packages: Corporate groups and societies are welcome and all packages, starting from £34 per person, can be tailored to suit requirements. Green Fees: Monday to Friday only £40 per person Seasonal offers available upon request.

CHISLEHURST GOLF CLUB

Visitor Restrictions: Weekdays only. Introduction by a member required at weekends.

Founded in 1894 and situated within 70 acres of magnificent parkland in the

How to get there: Ten minutes from J3 of the M25, off the A20 on the A222 to Bromley.

Golf Club is steeped in history. The jewel in the crown is the spectacular

Accommodation: Details available on request.

the 1870s, the home of Napoleon III, Empress Eugenie and their son the

Other Facilities: Short game practice area and practice bunker, putting green, trolley hire, gift packs and personalised prizes by request, three bars in addition to three function rooms, snooker room.

heart of Chislehurst, just 11 miles south-east of Central London, Chislehurst clubhouse Camden Place which dates to 1717 and was, for a while during Prince Imperial. The course will challenge golfers of all abilities, consistent with the design influences of the great Harry S Colt. It possesses a charm quite distinctively its own, offering visitors to the Club an all-round experience to remember. The course, which is widely regarded as one of Colt’s ‘hidden gems’, is a challenging test of accuracy rather than length and uniquely there are eight par-3s to tackle, each one of them a potential scorecard wrecker. With tree-lined fairways as well as hills and dales to negotiate during your round, you also have to tackle the excellent and undulating greens, all meaning that you take the course lightly at your peril. A society outing to Chislehurst guarantees you a magnificent time on and off the course and not just in the summer, when a west-facing terrace is ideal for relaxing over a drink and a meal while recounting tales of golfing glory from the day, watching colleagues putt out on the 18th green.

Chislehurst Golf Club, Camden Place, Camden Park Road, Chislehurst, Kent BR7 5HJ. Tel: 020 8467 2782. Email: thesecretary@chislehurstglofclub.co.uk Website: www.chislehurstgolfclub.co.uk

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DARENTH VALLEY GOLF COURSE With a reputation of being one of the best ‘pay and play’ courses in the South of England, the privately-owned Darenth Valley Golf Course is set in parkland, in an area of outstanding natural beauty. The course operates an ‘open-to-all’ policy and welcomes players of all ages and skill levels. Constructed on a chalk base, the course is renowned for its quickdraining greens, which are regarded as some of the best in the region, even in wet conditions. The modern clubhouse offers superb air-conditioned facilities, with a bar serving a selection of hot and cold food, spacious function rooms, and modern changing rooms. Golf societies and corporate days are welcome all year round. With glorious views over the surrounding countryside, the clubhouse is a popular venue for seminars and meetings, parties and wedding receptions. With ample parking, it is an ideal venue to escape the pressures of business life. Details of golf, function and seminar/meeting packages can be obtained by telephoning the clubhouse on 01959 522944. Please mention ‘Golf News’ when booking.

Darenth Valley Golf Course, Station Road, Shoreham, Sevenoaks, Kent, TN14 7SA. Tel: 01959 522944. Find us on twitter @darenthvalley and facebook DarenthValley.GC. Website: www.dvgc.co.uk

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Society Packages: Societies welcome. Package details available on request. Green Fees: Midweek £21.50, weekends £28.00. Check the website for up-to-date pricing, as special offers may be available. Visitor Restrictions: No restrictions. Tee times can be booked seven days in advance. How to get there: Easy access from M25, M20 and M2, all within 10 minutes drive. Situated on Station Road, near Shoreham Railway Station. Accommodation: Details of local hotels available on request. Other Facilities: Licensed for wedding ceremonies and weddings receptions catered for, with room for up to 200 guests. Full seminar/meeting packages include use of function suite, refreshments and meals throughout the day.


useful information Society Packages: Available seven days per week. Pentland Golf offers all societies greater discounts the more players brought. Free green fees on your fourth booking within the same year. Visitor Restrictions: Visitors welcome every day, weekends after 11am (winter 10.30am). How to get there: Leave the M20 at junction 12 and take the first exit at the roundabout (A20). At next roundabout take B2065 towards Etchinghill and Canterbury. Drive through Etchinghill and the course entrance is on your right as you leave the village. Accommodation: Telephone club for assistance. Other Information: See Pentland Golf’s other clubs on pages 85 and 86. Phone: 0800 258 5018 for details of society packages.

ETCHINGHILL GOLF CLUB Opened in May 1995, the 18-hole, par-70 course at Etchinghill soon gained a popular reputation among both members and visiting golfers. Carved into the hillside overlooking the Elham Valley, the original 18-hole course is distinctly different to the additional nine holes added more recently, which extend over stunning parkland. The last of the new holes, a 225-yard, par three, combines stunning views of the Elham Valley, with a parachute-like descent to a green protected by water. The extensive facilities at Etchinghill include a floodlit, 11-bay covered driving range, nine-hole par three course, practice putting and chipping areas, boules and croquet. With excellent tuition available for both adults and children, Etchinghill provides a pleasant and relaxed setting in which to learn and practise the game. Off the course, the extensive clubhouse offers a large dining room, bistro, spike bar and lounge, and facilities for both corporate and private hire. Pentland Golf offers all societies a 10% discount if they book and return to play within six months, retail discounts, an adverse weather guarantee and one central booking point. Book today and experience Pentland Golf’s unique contemporary approach to your game.

Etchinghill Golf, Canterbury Road, Etchinghill, Folkestone, Kent, CT18 8FA. Tel: 01303 863863. Fax: 01303 863210. Website: www.pentlandgolf.co.uk

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HEVER CASTLE GOLF CLUB Set within 250 acres of truly beautiful Kentish Countryside, as part of the Historic Hever Castle Estate, you will find Hever Castle Golf Club, bordering the counties of Kent, Surrey and Sussex. The Club’s 27 Holes reside in an inspirational setting and are played on the 7,002-yard Championship Course, comprising of the Kings (Front 9) and Queens (Back 9). This course is complimented by the additional Nine Hole Prince’s Course, which together provide all the variety, challenge and refinement today’s golfer has come to appreciate and enjoy. Awaiting your return, The Astor Lounge & Restaurant and The 19th bar opened in November 2011 after a full refurbishment and along with our Terrace offers golfers a welcoming, historic, and inspiring setting.

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A friendly and welcoming club to golfers of all levels. Come and experience your own memorable day, facilities open to non-members. Hever Castle Golf Club, Hever, Kent, TN8 7NP. Contact Claire: 01732 701003. Fax: 01732 700775. Email: golfdays@hever.co.uk Website: www.hever.co.uk

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Society and Visitor Golf: Flexible packages available starting from £33. Organiser goes free*. Green fee prices from £21. (Winter rates). How to get there: J6 M25 (anti-clockwise), take A22 to Godstone, turn left on A25 Sevenoaks. After three miles take Edenbridge road, follow signs to Hever Castle and the club is 0.5 miles on the right. Other Facilities: Driving range and practice area, putting green, buggy hire, golf tuition, well stocked pro shop and private function room. Newly refurbished meeting room and facilities. Additional services: Fleet of 16 buggies, teaching clinics, putting and on-course competitions, registration, scorecard management, gift packs and personalised prizes. Visits to Hever Castle can be incorporated. Accommodation: Luxury accommodation available in Hever Castle. Please phone for further details on our packages and prices. Telephone Claire on 01732 701003.


LONDON GOLF CLUB The International Course at the London Golf Club offers you a challenging, enjoyable and memorable golf experience.

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esigned by Jack Nicklaus and home to the European Open, London Golf Club is a venue of distinction. At the first golf club to become a Joint Venture Partner of The European Tour and part of the European Tour Properties network, you and your guests will receive the finest care and attention both on and off the course.

Society Packages: Corporate groups and societies are welcome and packages are tailored to meet requirements. Prices start at ÂŁ70 per person including breakfast, 18 holes, soup at halfway house, meal, range balls and use of practice facilities.

We invite you to come and explore a destination that is constantly innovating and improving in the pursuit of perfection. Conveniently located just off the M25 and M20, it’s easily accessible from London and only 20 miles from Canary Wharf.

Green Fees: Prices vary depending on the season.

The International Course is pure downland. Long grasses sway in an everchanging breeze. The course is naturally firmer and the quick undulating fairways force a links-style approach, while short holes over water provide dramatic respite. Having hosted both Open Qualifying and European Tour Qualifying School, this course proves a tough test for the most talented of golfers while providing the opportunity to shoot some great scores with a number of risk-reward holes. The International is serviced by a halfway house serving a variety of hot, cold and alcoholic beverages, as well as confectionary and snacks. Off the course, the 330 yard turf practice range is stocked with tour quality golf balls, guaranteeing that your practice experience is as true and rewarding as it is on the course. The award-winning clubhouse equally caters for all requirements. Players can grab a snack in the Spike Bar, have a more leisurely meal in the Long Bar, or enjoy formal dining in the restaurant. Understated and unassuming, London Golf Club prides itself on its professional, polite and efficient staff who are inspired to assist you in delivering the best possible experience. Make London Golf Club your destination. London Golf Club, Stansted Lane, Ash, Nr Brands Hatch, Kent TN15 7EH. Tel: 01474 879899. Fax: 01474 879912. Website: www.londongolf.co.uk

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Visitor Restrictions: Handicap certificates are required. How to get there: Leave M25 (Junction 3). Follow A20 signs to Brands Hatch. Pass Brands Hatch, go through West Kingsdown and pass under motorway bridge. Turn immediately left into Stansted Lane. Club entrance is on left. Accommodation: There are a number of hotels and bed & breakfasts within a five-minute drive. For more details please call 01474 879 899 or visit www.londongolf.co.uk


useful information Society Packages: Various on application. Green Fees: Offers always available, please phone. Visitor Restrictions: None. How to get there: Take A259 to New Romney and then B2075 to Lydd. Course is adjacent to Lydd International Airport. Accommodation: Club can provide details. Other Facilities: Pro shop, driving range, putting green, golf buggies and trollies.

LYDD GOLF CLUB & DRIVING RANGE Wide fairways and semi-rough means you needn’t expect to be kept waiting at Lydd Golf Club. The 18-hole, par-71 course measures 6,529 yards and offers some interesting challenges, including a number of eye-catching hazards. Water is a feature on 13 of the holes. Wind can be a factor in club selection and course strategy, and this is no more evident than at the 429-yard 13th, which is as often as not played into the prevailing south-westerly. It has a broad dyke down the left, a large lake cutting into the dogleg and another lake and bunkers around the green. The clubhouse purveys a warm and friendly atmosphere. A six-hole academy course introduces beginners and juniors to golf. The Garden Room Restaurant is open every day for breakfast, lunch and social functions. The 20-bay floodlit driving range is open from 7.30am until well into the evenings. Societies are welcome seven days a week.

Lydd Golf Club and Driving Range, Romney Road, Lydd, Romney Marsh, Kent, TN29 9LS. Tel: 01797 320808. Email: golf@lyddgolfclub.co.uk Website: www.lyddgolfclub.co.uk

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LULLINGSTONE PARK GOLF COURSE Lullingstone Park Golf Course nestles in the heart of the stunning Lullingstone

Society Packages A range of Society Packages are available that can be tailored to your individual group needs. Prices from £23pp. Green Fees: From £20 weekdays and £27 weekends and bank holidays. Plus save 20% by becoming a Privilege Member.

Country Park, located just 5 minutes from Jnt 4 of the M25.

Visitors Restrictions: N/A.

The course frequently attracts a broad cross-section of visitors and returning

How to get there: LPGC is situated just 5 minutes from junction 4 of the M25. Take the A21 towards Orpington, at the first roundabout take the last exit towards Well Hill. The course is then signposted.

societies. Its beautiful setting amid mixed character woodland, parkland and open grassland, presents one of the most challenging playing experiences in some of the most spectacular surroundings in Kent. With both courses delivering a consistently testing experience, Lullingstone offers a challenging day’s golf for the seasoned player and budding enthusiast alike. Completing the playing experience available on the 18-hole Castle Course and the 9-hole Valley Course, Lullingstone also offers a 9-hole pitch and putt, 22-bay driving range, putting green, electric buggies, pro shop and full catering facilities. The Lullingstone team offer outstanding opportunities for individuals, groups and societies to experience a course that is frequently considered to be one of the most rewarding, picturesque and great value destinations in the region. The Lullingstone Privilege club offers regular returning players a great range of discounts and offers throughout the year, and Five/Seven-day memberships are also available for those wishing to make Lullingstone their regular home course.

Lullingstone Park Golf Course, Parkgate Road, Chelsfield, Nr Orpington, Kent BR6 7PX. Tel: 01959 533793/4. Email: lpgc@sencio.org.uk. Website: www.lullingstonegolfcourse.co.uk

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Accommodation: N/A. Other Facilities: 9-hole pitch and putt course, driving range, putting green, golf buggies, and trolley hire.


useful information Society Packages: Available seven days a week, email or phone for details. Green Fees: Special offers always available – please phone for details. Visitors Restrictions: Normal dress code, soft spikes preferred. How to get there: Leave the M25 at junction 3. Take the A20 and follow signs towards Brands Hatch. At the first roundabout take the third exit. You have now arrived at Pedham Place Golf Centre. Other Facilities: Par-3 Academy course, 40-bay floodlit driving range with Power Tees. Full catering facilities.

PEDHAM PLACE GOLF CENTRE Pedham Place Golf Centre is the place to be, offering excellent facilities and friendly service throughout the complex, to societies, companies and corporate organisations wishing to host golf days, charity days, competitions and tournaments. The 18-hole, par-72 Championship course was designed by John Fortune and has been constructed to the highest specifications. The links-style layout features an abundance of wildlife, a carp-filled lake and has excellent drainage, making the course playable all year round. It provides an exciting challenge to both low- and high-handicap players, while enjoying the magnificent views across the Darenth Valley. It also has a par-three Academy course, which is ideal for a warm-up round or just a fun competition. A warm welcome always awaits in the new clubhouse, where friendly staff will greet and welcome your guests on the day, ensuring all their needs are catered for. Packages can be arranged to suit your specific requirements. A driving range with markers and targets is the ideal place to warm up before your round, while Teaching Professional, Tim Milford, is on hand to give tips and advice or to host group clinics.

Pedham Place, London Road, Swanley, Kent, BR8 8PP. Tel: 01322 867000. Email: info@ppgc.co.uk Website: www.ppgc.co.uk

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POULT WOOD GOLF CENTRE Poult Wood Golf Centre – set in picturesque rural woodland, yet only minutes from the centre of Tonbridge, Kent – has a long-standing reputation for being the leading public golf centre in West Kent, and one of the best value payand-play courses in the South of England. There are two distinctive courses – both maintained to a consistently high standard and with much to offer every standard of golfer, from the beginner to the more experienced. The 18-hole course, which weaves its way through tree-covered, undulating countryside, presents a tough golfing challenge within a tranquil setting. The 9-hole short course, no less interesting for the experienced golfer, is ideal for those with less time, energy or confidence. The driving range is also available to warm up your practice swing with six covered and six open bays. Non-members are welcome, and you do not need a handicap to play. There is also a discount card scheme, which offers reduced green fees. The Ben Ross Factory Outlet on site is well stocked and offers a repairs and customised club service. Poult Wood is an ideal venue for society and corporate events. Golf societies are welcome 7 days a week by prior arrangement. The clubhouse bar gives great views down the 18th from the balcony and terrace, and the restaurant offers a variety of menus and light refreshments throughout the day from 8am. The restaurant manager will be happy to discuss your specific requirements. Poult Wood Golf Centre, Higham Lane, Tonbridge, Kent, TN11 9QR. Society Bookings: 01732 366180. Golf Bookings: 01732 364039. Clubhouse Bookings: 01732 366180. Website: www.poultwoodgolf.co.uk

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Society Packages: Available 7 days a week. Weekdays from £28-£65, 18 holes £28-£37, 27 holes £35-54, 36 holes £65, weekends 18 hole £33 (a minimum of 12 people) a Society information pack is available, on our website or by calling 01732 366180. Special Offer: Special offer if you book for over 20 people you will get a free place including food. Green fees: Weekdays from £18.00 – 18-hole course, £7.00 – 9-hole course. Weekends from £25.00 – 18-hole course, £9.00 – 9-hole course. There are substantial reductions for discount card holders, OAPs, students, juniors and the unemployed. Visitors Restrictions: None. How to get there: Road – situated just off the A227 Shipbourne Road, in Higham Lane, three miles from Tonbridge centre. Rail – three miles from Tonbridge Station, connections direct from Charing Cross and Ashford. Other Facilities: Driving range, putting green, bar and restaurant, meeting room accommodating up to 20 people, and four squash courts. Please note: Prices subject to annual increase.


PRINCE’S GOLF CLUB A fantastic facility less than two hours drive from central London, with excellent rail connections, this is the ideal place for Links fanatics

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rince’s offers all that is best in modern golf: with its 27 holes of championship Links golf, practice facilities to match and a centrally located clubhouse with helpful, attentive staff who understand your needs. Four balls are welcome seven days a week with catering

arrangements for groups of any size. Prince’s boasts three loops of 9 holes; The Shore, The Dunes and The Himalayas, all of which have their own unique characteristics and have seen substantial investment and redevelopment over the past three years. In less than 3 winters additional bunkers have been added, old bunkers repositioned and new championship tees have been created to future proof the course and to compete in the industries’ top rankings. These recent investments have been complimented by a substantial increase in maintenance budgets, thus ensuring playing surfaces are in superb condition throughout the summer but most importantly during the winter, when the links course comes in to its own. The Lodge at Prince’s is an intimate venue nestled on the Bay of Sandwich, offering stunning views across the English Channel and over to the White Cliffs of Ramsgate. Situated at the entrance of Prince’s, The Lodge, with two adjoining Lodge Houses, has 14 bedrooms across 2 floors including two lavish suites, all with en-suite facilities and large double or twin beds. The Lodge Houses, offering a further 12 two bedroomed Apartments, are perfectly suited to groups and societies for up to 4 people sharing. Each Apartment has a well-appointed lounge with fantastic views, an area for club storage and battery charging facilities. In addition The Lodge offers an all new option to diners on the South East Coast in the modern, contemporary Two Rosette Brasserie on the Bay. Menus are created to coincide with seasonal produce, wherever possible local Kentish providers are chosen to ensuring you receive a dining experience of the highest quality. Princes Golf Club, Sandwich Bay, Sandwich, Kent, CT13 9QB. Tel: +44 (0)1304 611118 (Golf Office), +44 (0)1304 695569 (Pro Shop). Email: office@princesgolfclub.co.uk Web: www.princesgolfclub.co.uk

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Society Packages: Packages start from £70, including coffee on arrival and a two-course lunch (April and May). For further details please see our website. Green Fees: Winter golf starts from £50 for a day’s golf, including breakfast. Summer rates start from £80, including coffee and bacon roll, a warm up basket of range balls and unlimited golf. Visitors Restrictions: None. How to get there: From London – M25, M2, A2, A256. Please see our Website for further maps and directions. Accommodation: The Lodge at Prince’s, Sandwich Bay. Golf and Accommodation packages available from £99.00, please contact the Golf Office for all our latest offers and prices www.thelodgeatprinces.co.uk


useful information Society Packages: Available to suit all budgets. Winter packages starting from £22.50pp, Summer packages starting from £32pp. Please call 01732 844785 form more information. Green Fees: Prices vary depending on season. More information and special offers available through our website at www.westmallinggolf.com How to get there: At junction 4, take the A228 exit to West Malling/New Hythe/Rochester. At the roundabout, take the 3rd exit onto A228 Bypass Road. At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit continuing on the A228 Bypass Road. At traffic lights turn left and then at next set of traffic lights turn left onto A20 London Road. At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit continuing on the A20 London Road. Continue forward passing a large car garage on the right side. At cross roads turn right into Trottiscliffe Road. Other Facilities: Golf Buggies & Trolleys available for hire, 10 Bay Driving Range, 2 Indoor Golf Simulators, Restaurant & Bar.

WEST MALLING GOLF CLUB ‘Come and visit one of the most outstanding golf courses set in the heart of the Kent country side that is West Malling Golf Club. Established in 1974 and designed by the legendary former Open Champion and 5 times Ryder Cup player Max Faulkner, West Malling Golf Club sits in the heart of the Kent countryside at the foot of the North Downs. The two courses, both over 6,000 yards off the medal tees and aptly named SPITFIRE AND HURRICANE after the famed wartime machines that dominated the skies over Kent, contribute to an unforgettable day as each offers a fair, but differing challenge, with water features proving an added hazard for safe passage on both courses. The popularity of these two courses in Kent has on numerous occasions closed all memberships and it is the enviable position that the management team find themselves in only opening the membership up to a limited number of places each year. Our clubhouse, staffed by a dedicated and friendly team, offers a varied range of services designed to enhance your Society/Company day and allow you to relax from the moment of arrival through to departure. With a well stocked shop and an experienced team our resident professional can provide a wide selection of quality merchandise at competitive prices and personal services to supplement the golfing requirements. West Malling Golf Club, Trottiscliffe Road, Addington, West Malling, Kent, ME19 5AR. Tel: 01732 844785. Email: greg@westmallinggolf.com Website: www.westmallinggolf.com

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SHOOTERS HILL GOLF CLUB Folk law will say that several hundreds of years prior to golf being played on the hill archers once practised here, the hill also provided excellent cover for the highwaymen. Today, bandits of a different kind walk the hill along the fairways around Shooters Hill. The course was established in 1903 initially as 3 holes, increasing soon to 9 holes with 18 holes being arranged by Willie Park Jnr by 1907. The course

Society Packages: Corporate groups and societies are welcome with seasonal packages available from £30 per player, packages can be tailored to suit your requirements. Green Fees: Available Monday to Friday at £35 per person, excluding Bank Holidays. Please contact the club or visit the website for seasonal offers. Twilight green fees available Monday to Thursday and on Sunday afternoon, excluding Bank Holidays. Visitor Restrictions: Groups and societies are welcome on a Tuesday and Thursday, and on Friday mornings.

its challenges but the beauty far outweighs the difficulty, but don’t take our word

How to get there: From the south of London leave the M25 at Junction 2 and head for Central London and Lewisham via the A2. Take the slip road at Falconwood and follow the road as directed to the lights then turn right onto Welling Way. At the next lights turn left onto Shooters Hill and then at ½ a mile turn right into Eaglesfield Road. From the north of London, pick up the South Circular through Charlton and Greenwich, up Shooters Hill from the West and you are there.

for it come and see and enjoy the course for yourself.

Accommodation: Telephone the club for assistance.

is laid out close to the top of Shooters Hill offering some commanding views over the surrounding areas in to North Kent and Essex. It is difficult to believe you are only 8 miles from London Bridge and 6 miles from Canary Wharf. We have our own “Amen Corner” of three consecutive par 3s starting with the 9th hole - 245 yards over a small copse with a sunken green; 10th hole 161 yards hitting to a narrow green guarded at the front by a culvert and finally the 11th hole – 159 yards up hill to a green surrounded by sand. Each hole has

After your round relax on the terrace overlooking the 18th green and enjoy the food and beverage on offer by the club’s caterers. We look forward to welcoming you to the club.

Shooters Hill Golf Club. Lowood, Eaglesfield Road, Shooters Hill, London, SE18 3DA. Tel: 020 8854 6368. Fax: 020 8854 0469. Email: admin@shgc.uk.com Website: www.shgc.uk.com

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Other Facilities: Putting green, practice nets, practice chipping green and bunkers. Buggies for hire, and a well-stocked professional shop.


useful information Society Packages: Bronze; £30 pp for tea/coffee & beacon roll, 18 holes and light lunch Platinum; £55 pp for tea/coffee & beacon roll, 9 holes, light lunch, 18 holes and 3 course meal. Welcome 7 days a week but with some restricted times, bespoke packages available. Golf Society Championship: Hosts of the Golf Society Championship 2012, for detail visit www.GolfSocietyChampionship.co.uk Green Fees: From £10 to £55, depending on time, day and season. Single Players can usually be accommodated in one of our friendly group games played throughout the week. How to get there: 5 minutes from Tenterden town centre off the B2080 Appledore Road. Maidstone 19 miles, Ashford 20 miles, Hastings 20 miles, Rye 12 miles. Accommodation: Local accommodation can be recommended. Packages are available. Other Facilities: PGA Pro, Golf Academy with latest training aids, excellent practice area, putting green, pro shop, buggy and trolley hire.

TENTERDEN GOLF CLUB Set in mature parkland, Tenterden Golf Club boasts spectacular views over the Weald of Kent. You will need all your golfing skills to tame this deceptively challenging and recently lengthened course, but you are ensured a stimulating golfing experience. The club’s policy of continuous improvement has reaped it’s rewards on the course and the ground staff should be proud of their ability to keep the course in such excellent condition throughout the year. A number of holes represent a special challenge, notably the 8th, a dog leg par 4, where the first shot must be straight and the correct length to have any chance of reaching the elevated green with a second shot. At 479 yards, the 12th, is one of the longest par 4’s in Kent, from the elevated tee you are rewarded for distance and accuracy, but the over-ambitious can be punished. The improved clubhouse is comfortable and the atmosphere relaxed and friendly. From the veranda you can enjoy a drink while overlooking play on the 1st and 18th holes. A variety of menus and light refreshments are available from the bar, while group dining can benefit from our versatile catering service. Golf Societies are always given a warm welcome and some excellent packages are available, especially at later tee-off times. The emphasis at Tenterden is on golf, not weddings and functions – although the club happily hosts numerous large charity Golf Days as well as the Golf Society Championship 2012. Tenterden Golf Club, Woodchurch Road, Tenterden, Kent, TN30 7DR. Tel: 01580 763987. Fax: 01580 763430. Email: enquiries@tenterdengolfclub.co.uk Website: www.tenterdengolfclub.co.uk

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THE WEALD OF KENT GOLF COURSE & HOTEL The Weald of Kent Golf Course is a picturesque par-70 parkland course situated on the outskirts of Maidstone, Kent. Onsite facilities include a 19-bedroom lodge that overlooks the ninth green and full catering facilities are available in the main clubhouse building located just 150 yards away. The course features many water hazards to challenge players of all levels and is maintained year round to the very highest standard, being recognised as one of the best quality venues for golf societies in the county. Main tees and main greens are used year round (we do not have temporary greens or synthetic teeing areas) and electric golf buggies are available year round in all but the most severe of weather conditions. We have seven full time chefs onsite preparing freshly made hearty dishes to make your day extra special, and our staff in the proshop and bar areas will offer a friendly welcome. For further information log on to www.weald-of-kent.co.uk

The Weald of Kent, Maidstone Road, Headcorn, Kent, TN27 9PT. Tel: 01622-890866. Email: proshop@weald-of-kent.co.uk Website: www.weald-of-kent.co.uk

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Society Packages: Societies welcome seven days a week. Book your summer society for as little as £21.50pp, which includes coffee and bacon baps on arrival. Winter societies from £18.50pp, including coffee and bacon baps. Green Fees: 18 hole weekday £24, weekends £31, Twilight from £10. Visitors Restrictions: Visitors may book tee times seven days in advance by calling 01622 890866, societies may book as far in advance as they wish. See our website for other promotions. Dress code applies on the course and within the clubhouse building. How to get there: The Weald of Kent is located on the A274, exit the M20 at junction 8, through Leeds Village on the B2163 and turn left on the A274, the Weald is located 2 miles on the left-hand side. Accommodation: 19 room lodge style hotel on site. Golf breaks from £49pp. Other Facilities: Restaurant, hotel, conference centre, function room and golf tuition facilities.


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useful information Society Packages: Winter Packages: Coffee and bacon rolls, 18 holes, 3 course meal, £78.00 per person. Coffee and bacon rolls, 18 holes, soup and sandwiches, £59.00 per person. Available 2nd January – 28th March. and 28th October – 19th December. Green Fees: Monday to Friday: £90.00. Visitor Information: Burhill welcomes visitors to play the Old and New course anytime Monday to Friday (excluding bank holidays) and after 12 noon at weekends (excludes bank holidays, after 2pm during summer months, subject to availability). How to get there: Exit at junction 10, A3, towards Cobham. Take the first exit from the A3, the Painshill Junction. Take the first exit at the roundabout, signposted to Byfleet. Turn right at traffic lights into Seven Hills Road. Take the 3rd exit from the roundabout. Burhill Golf Club is the 3rd turn on the right. Other Facilities: Fully stocked pro shop. Buggies and trolleys available for hire. 10 bay covered driving range. Short game practice area. Putting and chipping areas. Mizuno national fitting center. Golf tuition from our PGA professionals.

BURHILL GOLF CLUB Situated in Walton on Thames, Surrey, Golf Club was established in 1907. The Club is known for the quality of its golf courses along with its award winning food. Burhill boasts two magnificent 18 hole golf courses, both offering a unique challenge to golfers of all abilities. The Old Course was first opened in 1907, originally designed by Willie Park, who was described by his peers as the first true genius of golf course architecture. The 18 hole, 6,479 yard par 70 course, enjoys an excellent reputation whatever your handicap. The course is set in magnificent parkland which boasts many mature trees and some interesting features which add to its character. Opened in 2001, the New Course is a remarkable 18 hole championship course, built to USGA specification, measuring some 6940 yards with a par of 72. A combination of breathtaking scenery, well-positioned bunkers, immaculately manicured fairways, exceptional greens and its most dramatic feature, the River Mole, the New Course is a truly demanding test of golf skills. A very warm welcome awaits members and guests alike at Burhill Golf Club. We pride ourselves on our high standards of service and hospitality, both of which you will find in plentiful supply.

Burhill is part of BGL Golf, the UK’s leading golf course owner and operator. www.bglgolf.co.uk

Burhill Golf Club, Burwood Road, Walton on Thames, Surrey, KT12 4AY. Tel: 01932 227345. Email: info@burhillgolf-club.co.uk Website: www.burhillgolf-club.co.uk

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TYRRELLS WOOD GOLF CLUB With its unique parkland / downland character and Grade II listed clubhouse, Tyrrells Wood has long been recognised as one of the finest golfing venues in Surrey. The course, set amongst a myriad of specimen trees framing magnificent views of the surrounding countryside, was originally designed by five times Open Champion James Braid to provide a tough but rewarding challenge. As a well established Members Club respecting all the traditions of golf, we extend a warm welcome to visitors and believe our superb facilities will satisfy the demands of the most discerning golfer. Although the course has undergone continuous improvement over the years, care has been taken to preserve Braid’s unique approach to green and bunker design. With its central location, only 4 minutes from Junction 9 off the M25, and easy to get to from London or any of the home counties, fine facilities and beautiful course, Tyrrells Wood is the perfect venue to host your society day. From an early morning breakfast to a gourmet meal after play, we are able to cater to all your needs. We offer a number of golfing packages but we are happy to ‘Tailor-make’ a day to suit your requirements. Our friendly and professional staff are ready to ensure the smooth running of your day from a warm welcome, to a fond farewell.

Tyrrells Wood Golf Club, The Drive, Leatherhead, Surrey KT22 8QP. Tel: 01372 376025. Email: office@tyrrellswoodgolfclub.com Website: www.tyrrellswoodgolfclub.com

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Society Packages: Both Corporate Days and societies are welcome Monday to Friday with packages tailor made to suit your requirements. Our prices start from £49.00* per person. (*groups must be a minimum of 12 people). Green Fees: Weekday – from £50.00 per person. Weekend (limited times available) – from £60 per person. Visitor Restrictions: Limited visitors times are available at a weekend. How to get there: Tyrrells Wood is situated only 4 minutes from junction 9 on the M25, we are conveniently located approximately halfway between Heathrow and Gatwick airports. Take the A243 road which becomes the A24, from the A24 follow the signs to Tyrrells Wood Golf Club. Other Facilities/Services: Putting Green, Short game area, electric buggy and trolley hire, PGA Professional golf tuition, numerous function rooms.


useful information Society Packages: Societies welcome Monday to Friday with packages starting from £19.95. For further information please visit the club’s website www.chipsteadgolf.co.uk or call Emma or Gary on 01737-555781. Green Fees: £32 weekends, £22 weekdays, £16 Thursdays. Twilight Green Fees available on request. Visitor Restrictions: None. How to get there: From the M25 leave at Junction 7 (Direction: Croydon), joining M23 to A23. Turn left into Star Lane at traffic lights adjacent to BP Garage. Proceed to T-junction at top of lane and turn right past the duckpond, continuing via right fork at the White Hart and passing through village until left fork into How Lane. Accommodation: Contact club for details. Other Facilities: Function rooms, pro shop, buggies.

CHIPSTEAD GOLF CLUB In its picturesque North Downs setting, with views across the Surrey countryside, Chipstead Golf Club’s 18-hole, par-68, 5,491-yard course provides an enjoyable challenge for golfers of all abilities. Established since 1906, the course has a maturity and history behind it that places it firmly in a league of its own, with tree-lined fairways and some of the toughest par threes in Surrey, which ensure every club in your bag will be tested. Chipstead’s purpose-built clubhouse has three private function rooms, making it an ideal venue for wedding receptions, dinner dances, private dinners and lunches, christenings, conferences, meetings and exhibitions, birthday and anniversary parties and any other special occasion. It is also the perfect choice for those who want to combine a morning business meeting with a round of golf in the afternoon. Whatever the occasion, the club’s professional catering team will be happy to tailor a solution to meet specific customer requirements. Everyone receives a warm welcome at Chipstead, and the staff pride themselves on being able to provide all clients with a friendly and highly efficient service. The club is situated close to the M25 and the M23.

Chipstead Golf Club, How Lane, Chipstead, Surrey, CR5 3LN. Tel: 01737 555781. Email: office@chipsteadgolf.co.uk Website: www.chipsteadgolf.co.uk

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CHOBHAM GOLF CLUB Chobham Golf Club is a traditional private members’ club and one of the friendliest in Surrey. The combination of a superbly-designed course and excellent clubhouse facilities will make your day one to remember. The 18-hole, par 69 course, which opened in 1994, was designed by Peter Allis and Clive Clarke, and is laid out on naturally undulating parkland set amongsmature oak woodland, giving the impression that the course has been around for many more years. The course provides an excellent challenge to the skills of low and high handicap players alike. Built to championship standards, with USGA greens and tees, the course has automatic irrigation and a drainage system designed to provide excellent year round play. Among the many attractive features of the course are the six strategically-placed lakes. There is a combination of challenging par 4s, reachable par 5s and six superb par 3s. The clubs signature hole is the 15th, a 222-yard par 3 nestling in front of the clubhouse terrace. Enjoy the welcoming atmosphere of the clubhouse, which boasts a first floor function suite overlooking the 15th hole, with a private bar capable of hosting a sitdown function for 150 guests. Chobham Golf Club makes the perfect wedding venue, being licensed for civil ceremonies.

Chobham Golf Club, Chobham Road, Knaphill, Woking, Surrey GU21 2TZ. Tel: 01276 855 584. Fax: 01276 855663. Email: info@chobhamgolfclub.co.uk Website: www.chobhamgolfclub.co.uk

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Society Packages: From £32 per person (summer) and £24 (winter). Green Fees: From £22 midweek, £25 weekends. Visitors are most welcome: Not before midday on weekends and bank holidays, all bookings via the professional’s shop. How to get there: Leave the M25 at jct 11 heading towards Woking (A317). Left at 1st roundabout and right at the second gets on to the A319 into Chobham. Turn left in the high street and go straight through the village until you see signs to the Golf Club, which is halfway between Chobham and Knaphill on your right hand side. Other Facilities: Superb function suite with separate bar. Licensed for civil ceremonies. For further information: on membership, visitor golf and functions visit www.chobhamgolfclub.co.uk


useful information Society Packages: Winter society packages from £23. Summer packages from £27. Green Fees: Main Hoebridge Course: weekdays £28, weekends £37. (Prices correct at time of printing, but may be subject to change).

HOEBRIDGE GOLF CENTRE

Visitors Restrictions: None, though booking advisable.

Conveniently located only 10 minutes from the M25 and A3, Hoebridge is a

How to get there: Junction 11 M25 – follow signs for Old Woking then Hoebridge or junction 10 M25; A3 southbound (Guildford) – follow signs for Old Woking then Hoebridge.

The setting encompasses 200 acres of mature parkland, and includes three

Other Facilities: 36-bay floodlit driving range, large pro shop, custom fitting studio, The Golfing Academy, practice areas, and health & fitness suite. Book online at: www.hoebridgegc.co.uk

true golfing sanctuary amidst the beautiful Surrey countryside.

golf courses consisting of 45 holes. The 6,549-yard, par-72, Hoebridge Course, with tree-lined fairways, challenging bunkers and breathtaking views; the 9-hole Shey Copse Course, which winds around the woodland, and the 18-hole, par-3 Maybury Course for beginners or golfers wishing to improve their short game. All courses are presented to a consistently high standard and have excellent drainage to make sure play is available all year round. Special added extras on society packages at Hoebridge are: every player receives a complimentary two-for-one golf voucher for their next round and in the winter, groups receive 18 holes on the par–3 course free of charge. Additional golf facilities on site include a large 36-bay floodlit driving range, two putting greens, a short game practice area, large pro shop and custom fitting studio. When combined with the large purpose-built clubhouse, bar, restaurant and function suite, Hoebridge has all the right ingredients to suit large corporate events, society golf days, wedding receptions and private functions.

Hoebridge is part of BGL Golf, the UK’s leading golf course owner and operator. www.bglgolf.co.uk

Hoebridge Golf Centre, Old Woking Road, Woking, Surrey, GU22 8JH. Tel: 01483 722611. Fax: 01483 740369. Email: sales@hoebridgegc.co.uk Website: www.hoebridgegc.co.uk

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CROHAM HURST GOLF CLUB Croham Hurst is a traditional member’s club that offers a warm and friendly welcome to all who come to visit. Whether out on the fabulous 18-hole parkland course or in the relaxing clubhouse, which overlooks the first and 10th tees, there is a sense of history and a wonderfully warm sensation of being completely at home. Situated in gently rolling countryside just two miles from central Croydon, the club feels like it’s in the middle of rural England, with mature tree-lined fairways and dense woodland, creating a natural amphitheatre on virtually every hole. The par-70, 6,305-yard parkland course, which was designed by Fred Hawtree and James Braid, extends up a valley in a series of gently-undulating loops. The course rewards accurate driving, and the well-placed bunkers and undulating greens provide an interesting challenge to golfers of all standards. Built on chalk soil, the course drains well, offering the opportunity of all year round golf, while it also offers an easy and enjoyable walk, and is seldom deemed unplayable, even in the harshest conditions. The comfortable clubhouse has a south-facing terrace, and the restaurant is renowned for serving high quality, home-cooked food. As Ryder Cup captain Colin Montgomerie said on a recent visit: “Croham Hurst is one of the nicest courses in the South East of England.” There’s no better endorsement than that. For details of all group, society and corporate packages call the Club Manager on 020 8657 5581. Croham Hurst Golf Club, Croham Road, South Croydon, Surrey CR2 7HJ. Tel: 020 8657 5581. Email: office@chgc.co.uk Website: www.chgc.co.uk

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Society Packages: From £30 for 18 holes and full English breakfast. Green Fees: £40 w/days (after 12pm), £55 w/ends (after 12pm). Visitors Restrictions: Societies welcome Thurs-Fri. How to get there: At Purley Cross gyratory take the second exit onto the A235 South Croydon; turn right onto Upland Road, then left onto Selsdon Road. At mini-roundabout turn right onto Croham Road (B243), where you will find the club entrance. Other Facilities: Buggies available to hire; clubhouse can accommodate up to 140 guests for buffets; committee room available to hire for private dining. Well-stocked pro shop, with two PGA professionals available to offer tuition.


useful information Society Packages: Monday special from £13pp; Tue – Thur from £28pp; Fri-Sun on request from £33. Please call for a personalised Society quote Green Fees: £29 weekdays (Mondays after midday £10), £35 per round weekends (after 12.30). Please call or see website for available promotions throughout the year.

EPSOM GOLF CLUB Epsom Golf Club has proven to be a popular venue for golf societies for many years. The 120-year-old course offers a wide variety of holes and the renowned

How to get there: From M25, exit at junction 8 (Sutton/Reigate) and take the A217 north towards Sutton. Turn left into A240, follow the signs for the B284 to Epsom Downs. From A3, turn off at Tolworth junction and take the A240 and then the B284 to Epsom Downs. (See map on the club’s website).

undulating greens conspire to test even the smoothest of putters.

Accommodation: Travel Lodge on edge of course, please contact club for preferential rates.

The clubhouse offers an intriguing mixture of the traditional – it happens to be

Other Facilities: Function room’s available, fully-stocked professional shop, restaurant and bars.

So while Epsom is not a long course, it will test golfers of all levels. An advantage of Epsom is that the course lies on the top of the North Downs and this brings two benefits: firstly, because the subsoil is chalk, the course is seldom affected by rain, and secondly, visitors enjoy stunning views of London.

the oldest purpose-built clubhouse in Surrey – and the modern – with spacious contemporary changing facilities. The in-house chef ensures a very high level of cuisine and Epsom can offer two alternatives for dining facilities away from the common areas. The club’s committee room is ideal for smaller parties whilst the Beamed Room can accommodate more than 60 people and offers fine views over the 18th hole. Traditions are strong at Epsom and one is to warmly welcome all visitors to this traditional members’ golf club.

Epsom Golf Club, Longdown Lane South, Epsom, Surrey, KT17 4JR. Tel: 01372 741867. Fax: 01372 817183. Email: stuartwalker@epsomgolfclub.co.uk Website: www.epsomgolfclub.co.uk

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GATTON MANOR GOLF CLUB Home of the PGA Surrey Open Championship 2010–2012. Set in 200 acres of tranquil and scenic Surrey countryside, Gatton Manor is a complete golf, business and leisure venue, only one hour from London, close to the West Sussex towns of Horsham and Crawley, and the Surrey towns of Dorking, Cranleigh and Guildford. The mature 18-hole woodland course was established in the late 1960s. Designed by Commander John D Harris, no two holes are alike and the Commander has made imaginative use of streams, lakes and tree lined fairways. This is a course to be respected; a good scorecard can be suddenly ruined if the challenges of each hole are not carefully considered. Try the 17th hole for your longest drive challenge. At a mere 645 yards, it is the longest hole in the south east! From the excellent practice facilities – driving range, putting green and chipping practice area – to the fair challenge of the course, there is no better place in which to enjoy a round of golf. Golfers of all levels and experience are welcome at Gatton Manor. We pride ourselves in our ability to work with you to create the day that you want and offer a range of packages throughout the year, which include special benefits for organisers.

Gatton Manor, Standon Lane, Ockley, Nr. Dorking, Surrey, RH5 5PQ. Tel: 01306 627555. Email: info@gattonmanor.co.uk Website: www.gattonmanor.co.uk

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Special Offer: All societies booking directly as a result of this guide are entitled to a 10% reduction on listed package prices. Organisers must quote ‘Golf News Ultimate Guide 2012’ when booking to take advantage of this offer. Terms and conditions apply. Society Packages: Welcome weekdays and weekends from £32.95pp. Green Fees: £36 weekdays, £48 weekends, £22 Twilight. How to get there: Map and directions can be found on the website. Accommodation: 18-bedroom hotel with a choice of Clubhouse, Manor House and Manor House deluxe rooms. Other Facilities: Practice range, putting green, chipping practice area, pro shop, buggy hire (£25 per round / £40 full day), clubhouse/bar and restaurant. Superb facilities for hosting corporate events, conferences, weddings and private functions.


useful information Society Packages: Corporate days and societies are welcome Monday to Friday with all packages tailored to meet your requirements. Prices start at £73 per person (summer) and £45.50 per person (winter) – Discounts available Mondays & Tuesdays throughout the year. Green Fees*: Weekday - £65 (summer) and £40 (winter). Weekend - £75 (summer) and £45 (winter). Mid Afternoon and Twilight discounts available throughout the year! *2013 prices TBC. Visitor Restrictions: Fourteen day advance bookings. Handicap certificate not required. How to get there: Leave M25 at junction 8 and follow the A217 for London. At the third roundabout take the fourth exit (A2032), turn right at the T junction, follow the road for quarter of a mile and turn right into Sandy lane. Other Facilities: 11-bay driving range (five covered), putting green, short game area, 14x electric buggies and trolley hire, PGA Professional golf tuition, well stocked pro shop, numerous function rooms, licensed for weddings and civil ceremonies, Sunday carvery.

KINGSWOOD GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB The course at Kingswood was designed in 1928 by one of the great triumvirate, James Braid. With vast renovations made during 2008/09 by Howard Swan, the course has recently been described as ‘Braid’s finest parkland course in England.’ Kingswood hosted The Senior British Open Qualifier in 2011 and a sturdy challenge was met by the 99 players. Only three players broke par, however, the day was clearly enjoyed by everyone, especially those who qualified and the day was typified with one of the competitors remarking “Before this weekend I had never heard of Kingswood, but what a golf course........ I just can’t wait to come back and play it again!” The beauty of holding your golf day at Kingswood is our understanding that with golf days there is no universal formula, and one size doesn’t fit all. Flexibility is paramount, and whether your visit is for business or pleasure, we will find a package that will suit all budgets. We guarantee your guests won’t go hungry with Kingswood’s ‘food with flair.’ From bacon rolls, breakfast feasts and delicious buffet lunches to fine dining, our catering can be as simple or as stylish as you wish. The halfway hut also provides a handy stop on course to keep any rumblings at bay. Kingswood’s efficient and professional staff will be on hand to ensure that your day runs smoothly from start to end. With the club being located less than 5 miles inside the M25, Kingswood is now one of the ‘Must-play’ clubs in the South East. Kingswood Golf & Country Club, Sandy Lane, Kingswood, Surrey, KT20 6NE. Tel: 01737 832188. Email: sales@kingswood-golf.co.uk Website: www.kingswood-golf.co.uk

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LALEHAM GOLF CLUB Surrey’s hidden gem is nestled on a picturesque and historic bank of the River Thames between Laleham and Chertsey. Laleham Golf Course is a challenging 18-hole parkland course that stands on 100 acres of meadowland only 15 minutes from Heathrow Airport. Jack White, Open Champion in 1904, designed the course, and at just under 6,300 yards it provides a fair but testing challenge to golfers of all standards. With five par 3s and three par 5s, the flat terrain ensures that a round – or even two – can be enjoyed with reasonable ease. The par-70 course is filled with challenging holes, by way of narrow fairways and tight shots into the undulating greens. Noted for its outstanding year-round condition, Laleham is also known locally for its excellent drainage, and for always being open when other courses close due to the weather conditions. The course is over 100 years old and many holes place a premium on the accuracy of your tee shot. While it is not a forest course, there are plenty of fully mature trees to enclose certain holes. To spice it up further, the bunkers tend to be deep and pot hole styled and wouldn’t look out of place on a links. Laleham Golf Club is proud of its reputation as a friendly and welcoming club placing great emphasis on societies feeling at home from the moment they arrive.

Laleham Golf Club, Laleham Reach, Chertsey, Surrey, KT16 8RP. Proshop Tel: 01932 562877. Clubhouse Tel: 01932 564211. Email: info@laleham-golf.co.uk Website: www.laleham-golf.co.uk

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Society Packages: Low season from £25 - High season from £32.50 (Inclusive of bacon rolls) - FREE COURTESY ROUNDS. Green Fees: Low season from £16 - High season from £26. Laleham operates a zonal tee time system where you can play off peak from as little as £15; please see our website for details. Visitor Restrictions: Weekends before 11am low season and 12 noon high season. How to get there: Junction 11 M25, follow signs to Thorpe Park and the access to Laleham is opposite Thorpe Park main entrance. Accommodation: Contact club for details. Other Facilities: Fully stocked pro shop. Buggies and trolleys available for hire. Online booking available at: www.laleham-golf.co.uk


useful information Society Packages: From £27pp for coffee, bacon rolls and 18 holes (Mon-Thurs), rising to £51pp for the addition of a two-course meal at weekends. Up until March 31 and throughout Oct-Dec 2013 there is a £36pp special offer, to include bacon roll, 18 holes, homemade pie of the day, a hand warmer, a nip of whisky or brandy, and a special gift for the organiser. Green Fees: £27 (Mon-Fri), £36 (w/e, bank holidays), Seniors (60+) £21/£28.

PINE RIDGE GOLF CENTRE Celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2013, Pine Ridge Golf Centre has always been a popular venue for golf societies, with its winning combination of on- and off-course facilities.

Visitor Restrictions: Golf societies can only tee off after 10am at weekends.

With a superb 18-hole course, 36-bay driving range, comprehensive clubhouse

How to get there: Three miles from Junction 3 of the M3, off the B311 towards Frimley.

golf groups, corporate events, conferences, weddings and social functions.

Accommodation Enquire with the club for recommendations. Other Facilities/Services: 36-bay driving range, pro shop, changing rooms, clubhouse, clubs and buggies for hire. Ten-pin bowling alley available at Pine Ridge Bowl.

facilities, and, uniquely, an on-site 10-pin blowing alley, it can cater for all sizes of

The entertaining and beautiful par 72 course measures 6,400 yards from the Championship tees, and is ranked among the UK’s top-10 public courses. Living up to its name, the heavily tree-lined course provides slightly contrasting nines, with the front half more open than the back. The closing stretch is particularly challenging off the back tees – including the long par-3 12th, the stunning uphill par-four 13th, the par-four 15th with blind second shot, and the short 17th over the valley – and will test every element of your game. Well maintained, an easy walk, and playable for all levels of golfer, Pine Ridge is an ideal society venue. There are a wide range of packages to suit all occasions and pockets, each one tailored to provide a great day out. Societies are offered preferential treatment in the form of advanced bookings, specially created meals, and an exclusive area within the clubhouse. Pine Ridge Golf Club, Old Bisley Road, Frimley, Camberley, Surrey, GU16 9NX. Tel: 01276 675444 (ext 208). Email: pineridge-golfdays@crown-golf.co.uk Website: www.pineridgegolf.co.uk

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NORTH DOWNS GOLF CLUB Probably the highest golf course in the south of England, North Downs is located on top of the hill just past the village of Woldingham. It was founded in 1899 and extended to 18 holes in 1971. At 5,815 yards off the back tees, it might not be the longest course you’ll ever play, but don’t underestimate the challenge of getting around without too many blemishes on your scorecard. The result is a course where accuracy, particularly on the par 4s, is a prerequisite to good scoring. Despite being 850 feet up in the folds of the North Downs, the terrain is pretty gentle, although one climb is required. Fortunately, it’s on the 17th, when golfers’ thoughts are already turning to a drink and a bite to eat at the 19th. The views over the surrounding countryside are superb, and the course is always in good condition, even during the depths of winter, when only a blanket of snow has been known to close it down. The club has a reputation for friendliness, which is extended to societies, who can choose from a variety of packages at competitive rates. Full catering is available in the dining room, and a well-stocked pro shop adds to the pleasure of visiting one of Surrey’s hidden gems.

North Downs, Northdown Road, Woldingham, Caterham, Surrey, CR3 7AA. Tel: 01883 652057. Email: secretary@northdownsgolfclub.co.uk Website: www.northdownsgolfclub.co.uk

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Society Packages: Can be tailor-made to fit your requirements, including 18 holes £33, 27 holes £38, 36 Holes £43, with catering options available for breakfast, lunch and dinner – see our website for further details and a booking form. Call the Office on 01883 652057 for discounts depending on numbers and for afternoon-only rates. Green Fees: Visitors £35 per round, but check with the pro shop on 01883 653004 for special rates at different times of the day. Visitors Restrictions: Monday to Friday only, after 11am on Thursdays. How to get there: Take M25 to junction 6 and then pick up A22 northbound for two miles. Take fifth exit at Wapses Lodge roundabout and carry on for two miles through Woldingham village. Entrance on left-hand side in Northdown Road. Accommodation: Travelodge Caterham Whyteleafe, 431 Godstone Road, Whyteleafe, CR3 0BF (0871 984 6317).


useful information Society Packages: Winter Society Packages from £20pp. Summer Society Packages from £32pp. Bespoke Golf Packages available throughout the year. Green Fees: Weekdays £27.50pp. Weekends £38.00pp. Reduced rates for winter. Prices correct at the time of printing. Visitor Restrictions: None. Booking advisable. Available online at www.silvermere-golf.co.uk How to get there: Easy access from the A3, M3 and M25. Please see the website for a map and further directions. Other Facilities: 32-bay floodlit driving range, two putting greens (one all-weather), short game area, electric buggy and trolley hire, PGA Coaches, Golf Superstore, logo service, Inn on the Lake Bistro, function rooms, licensed for weddings and civil ceremonies.

SILVERMERE GOLF CLUB Ideally located 5 minutes from the M25 and A3, Silvermere is the most accessible golf centre in the South East. Set amongst Surrey’s finest countryside, the 18-hole Silvermere course is a true test of golf. The Par-71 course winds through dense woodland, open parkland and finishes with two signature holes across the striking Silvermere Lake. It is undoubtedly one of the most challenging public courses in the region and is beautifully maintained all year round. The memorable course is the perfect setting for your golf day. We understand the importance of being able to offer a wide range of simply structured packages to suit every golf day. Friendly and professional staff are always on hand to ensure that all requirements are met and exceeded. The Inn on the Lake is the perfect place to relax and unwind before and after your round of golf. Enjoy the classic bacon roll, a treat from the breakfast menu or a signature dish from the bistro. Each menu has been designed to match the needs of your individual golf day, society or corporate event. Additional golf facilities include a 32-bay floodlit driving range, two putting greens, a short game area and the golf superstore. Combine these with the bar, bistro and beautiful function suites and you’re sure to have an outstanding day at Silvermere.

Silvermere Golf and Leisure, Redhill Road, Cobham, Surrey, KT11 1EF. Tel: 01932 584300. Email: customer.service@silvermere-golf.co.uk Website: www.silvermere-golf.co.uk

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SURREY DOWNS GOLF CLUB Set in the rolling Surrey Hills with spectacular views across the North Downs, this Peter Alliss designed course is beautifully maintained, and its superb USGA specification greens ensure all year round playability. At 6,303 yards, there are certainly longer courses out there, but the layout is a challenging and thoughtprovoking one. Standout holes include the sharp dog-leg 8th, the tempting par-4 17th, and the finishing hole with water and a massive, undulating double green shared with the 9th hole. Surrey Downs offers an excellent range of facilities, with its contemporary clubhouse, a superb all-grass driving range, Golf Academy, function rooms and society packages to suit everyone. The atmosphere in the clubhouse is both friendly and relaxed and offers great food, service and facilities: a perfect place to start and end your visit, with space to cater for the smallest groups and bigger days up to 80 people. The club is operated under the simple philosophy of ‘your enjoyment, our inspiration’. From initial enquiry to the operation of the day itself, this means that we are as flexible and helpful as we can be in ensuring that everything goes off exactly as you want it to. Surrey Downs will not disappoint. The course is one that will never stop you thinking, and for that reason alone, it should represent a club that warrants a visit. Surrey Downs Golf Club, Outwood Lane, Kingswood, Surrey, KT20 6JS. Tel: 01737 839090. Email: booking@surreydownsgc.co.uk Website: www.surreydownsgc.co.uk

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Society Packages: Prices from £25 (winter), £30 (summer), but completely flexible to suit your requirements. Green Fees: From £30 (weekdays) and £40 (weekend afternoons). Twilight from £15, with early start times. See also www.onlineteetimes.co.uk for monthly deals. How to get Here: Located just 10 minutes from Junction 8 of the M25. Take the A217 London bound and turn onto the B2032 at the 3rd roundabout. After a right turn opposite the Kingswood Arms, Surrey Downs will be found on the right hand side. Other Facilities: Full grass tee practice range, Golf Academy, modern clubhouse with excellent bar and dining facilities, function rooms, internet access, golf reception and shop, hire equipment, full changing facilities with sauna.


useful information Society Packages: Summer and winter packages available; 18, 27 or 36 holes; breakfast, lunch and evening dining facilities. Sutton Green has four Summer Packages and six winter golf packages. Prices start from £25 per head in the winter and £30 including food for the summer packages. Golf can be played over 18, 27 or 36 holes, complimented by varied menu choices. Green Fees: For the best rates book via our website www.suttongreengc.co.uk How to get there: Located between Guildford & Woking minutes from the A3 and just off the A320. Located just 5 minutes from both Woking and Guildford, allowing fast access from both the M25 & M3 motorways.

SUTTON GREEN GOLF CLUB Sutton Green Golf Club is set in the gently undulating and tranquil Surrey countryside between Woking and Guildford and conveniently located just a few minutes from the M25 and A3. The par 71 6450yd parkland course stands up to the best Surrey golf has to offer. Carefully positioned lakes add to the excellent design of the Laura Davies course. Fairway watering ensures perfect fairways all year round, and the tees and greens are presented to the very highest of standards. Sutton Green provides an opportunity for golfing excellence at an affordable price! Here at Sutton Green, we have expertise in holding society and corporate golf days. We have various options available and we are happy to tailor the day to suit your specific requirements. The club can facilitate groups from 12-100 golfers, with casual or more formal dining. Our well stocked golf shop also supplies a fleet of golf buggies for hire for players. The clubhouse is fully air conditioned and the large bar is complimented by a fine dining room and terrace with additional seating overlooking the 18th green. New for 2013 an extended 9th hole and water feature, and a state of the art short game area to warm up prior to your round. Sutton Green is the perfect venue for society and company golf days! Sutton Green Golf Club, New Lane, Sutton Green, Nr Guildford, Surrey, GU4 7QF. Tel: 01483 747898. Email: admin@suttongreengc.co.uk Website: www.suttongreengc.co.uk

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RICHMOND PARK GOLF COURSE Located in the heart of the country’s capital, Richmond Park is a National Nature Reserve and the largest of London’s Royal Parks. As well as being home to herds of Red and Fallow deer, Richmond Park is also where you’ll find two stunning 18-hole courses, opened by HRH Prince of Wales in 1923. Today, both the Duke’s and the Prince’s Courses offer a serene setting to enjoy a society day out, 7 days a week. Built on free draining acid grassland, golfers will find the courses are easywalking and a fair test of golf, with gentle undulations helping to define fairways and greens. In 2013, Glendale Golf opened a brand new clubhouse in Richmond Park, making it a truly outstanding venue. The contemporary building blends into the topography, featuring an eco-roof made from acid grass sourced directly from Richmond Park. Flexible open-plan accommodation will cater for your event, with space for 60 people to dine and enjoy stunning views across the Park. One thing that sets Glendale Golf apart from the rest is our dedication to serving only the highest quality food by Nineteen Bar & Kitchen. We have a great choice of ready-made society packages that are superb value for money, including the popular ‘Fully Loaded’ package that includes over £250 worth of golfing gear. Richmond Park Golf Course, Norstead Place, London SW15 3SA. Tel: 0208 876 3205. Email: RichmondShop@glendale-golf.com Website: www.glendalegolf.co.uk

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Society Packages: From £22 midweek and £26 weekends and includes Coffee & Bacon Rolls (upgrade to the mighty Glendale Golfer Breakfast for just £2.50 per person). Summer Sizzler package from only £24 and includes Hot n’ Spicy Sharing Platter. Green Fees: 18 holes £22 midweek and £26 weekends. Check out the new LoyalTee Plus package that includes over £200 worth of golfing goodies for just £39. How to get there: The entrance to Richmond Park Golf Course is directly off the Northbound A3 into London, just before Putney Village. Accommodation: We have teamed up with several hotels and guests houses in the area to offer the best rates for society golfers. Please contact 0208 876 3205 for details. Facilities: 36 holes, Brand New Clubhouse in 2013, Nineteen Bar & Kitchen, Golf Shop, Covered Driving Range, Academy Course. Buggies, Electric Trolleys, Pull Trolleys, Golf Sets and Golf Shoes available for hire. Online Bookings available at: www.glendalegolf.co.uk


useful information Society Packages: Please contact Caroline Screene, Golf Manager, on 0208 768 3116 for further information. Green Fees: Weekdays from £20, weekends from £25. Rates applicable for 2012. Visitor Restrictions: No restrictions, although it is advisable to call in advance. How to get there: Take Junction 6 off the M25, then following the A22 Godstone/ Westerham/Caterham towards Caterham. Accommodation: 200 deluxe 4-star bedrooms Other Facilities: Indoor and outdoor swimming pools, gym, sauna, steam rooms, Jacuzzi, squash and tennis courts, croquet lawn, beauty treatment rooms. Restaurant and bar, 26 conference rooms. Academy, warm up area, putting green, professional PGA tuition, golf shop. 350 free car parking facilities.

SELSDON PARK HOTEL & GOLF CLUB Selsdon Park Hotel & Golf Club is a traditional, mature parkland golf course cut from the original thick forest that dominated this part of Surrey when the course was first designed by JH Taylor, five times winner of the British Open, in 1929. The elevated greens and fairways lined with countless sycamore, beech, oak, silver birch and cedar trees, all make Selsdon a truly memorable course to play. During the last two years, Selsdon has refocused itself at all levels, with the golf course being just one of it’s many developments. Work has included reshaping the course, designing a new bunker appearance, introducing new fauna with wild flowers and the vast woodland management project. In total the course has five par-5 holes, four of which measure over 500 yards. This need not be an intimidating experience, all but one of the nine par-4 holes are less than 400 yards and two of them are under 300 yards, so whether you are a handicapper or scratch player, Selsdon Park Hotel & Golf Club will give you the opportunity to dust down all of your clubs! The course stretches 6,473 yards, a challenging par 73, and takes around four hours to complete.

Selsdon Park Hotel and Golf Club, Addington Road, Sanderstead, Surrey, CR2 8YA. Tel: 020 8657 8811. Fax: 020 8651 6171. Email: caroline.screene@principal-hayley.com Website: www.principal-hayley.com

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SHIRLEY PARK GOLF CLUB When you walk down the fairways of Shirley Park Golf Club it’s hard to believe you are only one mile from East Croydon station. This is because an open park area on one side and the wooded Shirley Hills on the other flank our Surrey countryside golf course. Our generous fairways accommodate all levels of handicap golfer and our undulating greens are commented on very favourably by amateur and professional alike, as being amongst the best maintained in Surrey. For the society golfer there is the promise of 18 holes of challenging golf, followed by a professionally prepared meal in our spacious dining room. Our players’ bar has a large plasma TV showing top golf and other sporting events while you wind down. As a privately-owned club, it won’t surprise you to know we have a very modern, recently-refurbished lounge, with a bar that provides a full range of wines, lagers and selected fine ales from Fullers, who are our resident brewers.

Shirley Park Golf Club, 194 Addiscombe Road, Croydon, Surrey CR0 7LB. Tel: 020 8654 1143. Email: societies@shirleyparkgolfclub.co.uk Website: www.shirleyparkgolfclub.co.uk

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Society Packages: From £35pp in winter and £51pp during the summer months. Society days available: Tuesday and Friday all day, plus Monday and Thursday afternoons. Green Fees: From £25 to £40 per round. How to get there: 11/2 miles from Croydon town centre on the A232. Other Facilities: Golf buggies available, indoor tuition and simulator facility, practise area and practise putting green and an unrivalled friendly clubhouse. View course hole-by-hole on www.shirleyparkgolfclub.co.uk


useful information Society Packages: Tailored packages to suit individual requirements – please visit the website for details www.windleshamgolf.com  Green Fees: Book online for our best price – www.windleshamgolf.com Visitors Restrictions: Visitors welcome – see website for details www.windleshamgolf.com How to get there: M3, Junction 3 towards Bracknell, turn off A322 onto A30 (London), then into Grove End (Less than 1 mile from M3).   Other Facilities: Bistro menu and bar available daily from 7am, golf range and academy, pro shop, buggy hire, private dining and function facilities. For more information see website: www.windleshamgolf.com

WINDLESHAM GOLF CLUB The facilities at Windlesham Golf Club offer unrivalled excellence for your golf day, and our dedicated team of professionals are always on hand to cater for your every need. From your initial enquiry, right up to the last guest leaving the club on the day of your event, we aim to excel in every area, providing you with the peace of mind that your day will be a truly memorable occasion. We recognise that every golf day requires personal attention, and we will work with you to ensure that we deliver a day that reflects your desired image. From a small intimate gathering to a large corporate event you can rest assured that we provide attention to detail and first class service. Our stunning 18-hole golf course is complemented by our luxurious clubhouse, offering style and elegance in a relaxed atmosphere. The terrace provides panoramic views overlooking the course with alfresco dining in the summer months and is a perfect place to relax and reflect on a great days golf. The bar area provides elegant comfort and our function suites and restaurant offer privacy and exclusive fine dining for your group, overseen by our award winning executive head chef.

Windlesham Golf Club, Grove End, Bagshot, Surrey, GU19 5HY. Tel: 01276 452220. Email: golfdays@windleshamgolf.com Website: www.windleshamgolf.com

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WILDWOOD GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB Opened in 1992 and designed by renowned golf course architects Hawtree Ltd, Wildwood Country Club is located in the heart of the Surrey countryside, yet only 45 minutes outside central London. At 6,655 yards, and a par of 72 with USGA specification creeping bent grass tees and greens (which ensure no temporary tees or greens in the winter )and numerous water hazards, the course offers a challenging test of golf. With three nine-hole loops, which offer varying degrees of challenges, the Parkland, Woodland and Lakes courses can be played as three different 18hole courses, or you can play all 27 holes, making it ideal for society golf. Wildwood also has to offer a wonderfully designed short par-3 course for warming up your game, or simply to hone those short irons and chip shots. The short course has its own scorecard and is ideal for juniors or as an addition to your society day. Facilities include the wonderful new 10,000-square feet clubhouse, which boasts a terrace with panoramic views over the golf course and the finishing holes, two bar areas, new fully-equipped changing rooms, gym and indoor academy with state-of-the art-video analysis systems. Tuition is available from European Tour coach Clive Tucker, alongside Head professional Simon Mantell and YMG training for youngsters with Junior Organiser Mark Sweetland. Wildwood Golf & Country Club, Horsham Road, Alfold, Surrey, GU6 8JE. Tel: 01403 753255. Email: info@wildwoodgolf.co.uk Website: www.wildwoodgolf.co.uk

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Society Packages: Spring/Summer: Coffee, Breakfast Roll, Two-Course Meal. £40 (Am) or £33 (After 1pm). £10 pp supplement at weekends. Winter: From £25, Nov 1st 2013 to Mar 31st 2014 How to get there: Horsham A281 towards Guildfordthrough Bucks green Village. For about 3 miles after BP Garage on left-Wildwood is on right. From Guildford take the A281 towards Horsham, stay on this road for eight miles. Wildwood is on the left after the Alfold crossways. For more information call Louise or Lisa on 01403 753255 or visit our website: www.wildwoodgolf.co.uk


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useful information Society Packages: From £20 low season and £23.50 high season inclusive of Tea and Coffee and Bacon Rolls. Green fees: Mon-Fri From £13.99 Off Peak, Visitors £21.50. Sat&Sun off peak from £13.99 and Visitors £28.

ABBEY HILL GOLF CENTRE

Accommodation: We can offer special rates at the nearby Mercure Abbey Hotel.

Welcome to Abbey Hill Golf Centre, the best quality pay-and-play facility in

How to get there: From the M1: Take junction 14 signposted for Milton Keynes. Take the A509 west until it joins the A5. Take the A5 North for one junction, exit on slip road and at the roundabout take the 2nd exit, Monks Way. Abbey Hill Golf Centre is located 200 meters along on the left.

and Pirate Island Adventure Golf.

From the M40: Exit motorway at junction 9, taking the A421 towards Buckingham. Follow the Buckingham ring road until it joins the A442 towards Stony Stratford & Milton Keynes. At the roundabout where the A422 joins the A5, follow the A5 south (dual carriageway for 2.5 miles). Take the first exit (slip road) and turn right at the roundabout, taking the fifth exit onto Monks way. Abbey Hill Golf Centre is located 300 meters on the left. Other facilities: Fully stocked Pro Shop, 18 Hole Pirate Adventure Golf, Coffee Bar and Restaurant in clubhouse.

Abbey Hill is part of BGL Golf, the UK’s leading golf course owner and operator. www.bglgolf.co.uk

Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire. Home to two superb courses, driving range,

Following significant investment in 1996, renowned British golf course architect Howard Swan renovated the outstanding 18-hole golf course introducing 11 new tees, six new greens and a number of water hazards, to create one of the best quality Pay & Play courses in the region. Our superb Par 3 Short Course is a great place for regular golfers to sharpen up their scoring skills and from just £16 for a family of four is an ideal, relaxed environment for families and new golfers to gain confidence while learning to play the game. There’s a floodlit driving range open into the evenings, golf lessons delivered to you by our PGA qualified professionals and a well-stocked golf shop with all the latest golf equipment and fashions. You’re also welcome to come and relax in the Clubhouse and enjoy the fine hospitality of our restaurant bar and coffee shop.

Abbey Hill Golf Centre, Monks Way, Two Mile Ash, Milton Keynes, Bucks, MK8 8AA. General Enquiries Tel: 01908 562566. Tee Reservations Tel: 01908 563845. Email: events@abbeyhillgc.co.uk

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ALDWICKBURY PARK GOLF CLUB One of the finest golf courses in Hertfordshire Designed by former Ryder Cup player Ken Brown and Essex based course architect Martin Gillett, the Park Course is a well laid out 6352-yard par 71. The combination of mature woodland, undulating parkland, and lakes provides an array of challenges, enhanced by stunning views over the Lea Valley making it one of the finest golf courses in Hertfordshire. Its ‘signature hole’ the 18th requires a good drive, leaving a short iron over a lake to a bunker protected green overlooked by the clubhouse terrace – what a finish! This honest Herts course steers clear of blind holes and unfair random penalties, thus rewarding players for the well-played shot. Players of all abilities will enjoy a round on the Park Course. The Park Course boasts some of the fastest greens in Hertfordshire

Society Packages: Winter Packages from November til March – from £21pp. Summer Package from £37pp. Green Fees: From £20pp with a Player Card. Off peak from £12.50. Visitor Information: Visitors are welcome to play all day Monday to Friday and after 12 at weekends. How to get there: From the M1, exit the M1 at junction 9 for St Albans. Take the A5183 towards Redbourn. At the roundabout turn left towards Harpenden along the B487. Go straight on at the next roundabout into Walkers Road. Turn right at the next roundabout. Turn left at the next roundabout into Piggottshill Lane. At the top of the hill go straight over the roundabout into Aldwickbury Park Golf Club. Satellite Navigation: Please use the postcode AL5 1AB. Other facilities: Practice ground and shortgame area, trolley, buggy and club hire, function rooms and bars, meetings rooms, fully stocked golf shop, halfway house.

Often acclaimed as having some of the fastest greens around this Hertfordshire golf course has played host to numerous professional golf tournaments and county events.

Aldwickbury Park Golf Club, Piggottshill Lane, Harpenden, Herts, AL5 1AB. Tel: 01582 760112. Email: info@aldwickburyparkgc.co.uk Website: www.aldwickburyparkgolfclub.co.uk facebook.com/aldwickburygolf. twitter.com/aldwickburygolf.

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Aldwickbury Park is part of BGL Golf, the UK’s leading golf course owner and operator. www.bglgolf.co.uk


useful information Society Packages: Packages start from £68.00pp. Green Fees: Monday - Thursday £90.00pp. Friday - Sunday £120.00pp. How to get there: Off A40 (M). M25 junction 16, M40 Junction 1. (See website for more details).

BUCKINGHAMSHIRE GOLF CLUB Buckinghamshire Golf Club’s magnificent John Jacobs-designed parkland

Accommodation: Details on our recommended local hotels are available on request.

course offers one of the finest venues for a corporate or society golf day. 

Other Facilities: Practice ground, putting green, short game area, driving range, professional tuition, custom fitting centre with Flightscope facility. Full professional service from our professionals for your golf day, including personalised scorecards, scoring, ‘Beat the Pro’, video analysis and much more.

6,892-yard layout offers a challenge to every standard of golfer.

Overlooking a beautiful stretch of the River Colne, our Heron Restaurant is open to members and non members every Sunday lunchtime.

surroundings of the historic Grade-II listed Denham Court Mansion, which

Function rooms available for weddings, conferences and private functions.

Bounded and crossed by the Rivers Colne and Misbourne, the enjoyable

The club has hosted numerous major events, we are the home of the Ladies European tour, hosted the ISPS Handa Ladies British Masters 2012, Several Senior Tour events, Anderson Consulting matchplay and Open Qualifiying course 2011 - 2015. The clubhouse is contained within the elegant offers the perfect environment for corporate days and large societies. The catering is of the highest quality, with menus to suit all budgets, and a variety of private function rooms and dining options. Buckinghamshire Golf Club features large and varied teeing areas and large greens, which offer both easy and difficult pin positions. Hole lengths vary to make golfers use every club in their bag and every shot in their repertoire. Water hazards and bunkers have been sited to place a premium on accuracy. In creating its superb fairways, great attention was given to drainage, beginning with a specifically compounded sand base, which provides great tees and greens all year around. Buckinghamshire Golf Club, Denham Court Drive, Denham, Buckinghamshire UB9 5PG. Tel: 01895 835 777. Fax: 01895 835 210. Email: info@buckinghamshiregc.co.uk Website: www.buckinghamshiregc.com

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BROCKET HALL GOLF CLUB Situated in the magnificent parkland of the 543-acre estate, just 22 miles from London, Brocket Hall is the perfect venue for entertaining. With two championship golf courses, a state-of-the-art golf academy and accommodation on site, Brocket Hall is in a class of its own. The Melbourne course, designed by Peter Alliss and Clive Clark, follows the natural undulations and contours of the 18th century parkland. All truly great courses finish with a memorable closing hole, and the 18th is certainly no exception. It includes a 90-yard carry over water, before stepping onto a small ferry that transports you to the green beyond. The Palmerston course was designed by Donald Steel, and might be the finest course created by the architect. It wends its way through mature woodland and provides a great test of golf on some of the most beautiful holes in Southern England. Overlooking the Broadwater Lake, with superb views of Brocket Hall stately home, the clubhouse offers a wide range of bespoke hospitality options that can be accommodated in one of the beautifully-appointed private rooms. Brocket Hall Golf Club also offers residential golf breaks which make full use of the Palmerston Golf Academy – its unrivalled amenities and teaching programmes. The dedicated Golf Events Team is on hand every step of the way to guarantee every golf day is a success. Brocket Hall Golf Club, Welwyn, Hertfordshire, AL8 7XG. Tel: +44 (0)1707 335241. Fax: +44 (0)1707 390052. Email: golfreservations@brocket-hall.co.uk Website: www.brocket-hall.co.uk

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Society Packages: Packages from £99 per person. Green Fees: Prices from £65 per person. How to get there: Situated just off the A1 (Junction 4) outside Welwyn, see website for details. Accommodation: 16 bedrooms in Melbourne Lodge. Other Facilities: Brocket Hall – stately home with 30 bedrooms available for private hire. Palmerston Golf Academy – state-of-the-art practice facilities. Auberge du Lac – the only Michelin starred restaurant in Hertfordshire.


useful information Society Packages: Create your own Package. For example: Coffee, Bacon Roll, 18-hole, 2-Course Dinner from only £36 April to October, £31.50 November to March. 27 or 36-hole possible, subject to availability, 2-tee start possible for groups over 40 players, subject to availability. Green Fees: From £20 week days and from £25 Weekends (Special Readers Offer Bookable 5 days in advance for weekends). How to get there: Easy access from M40 (Direction Amersham then Chesham) & M25 (A41 Aylesbury, then Chesham). Please contact us for more details. Watch out SAT NAV Directions! Other Facilities: Pro-Shop, PGA Pro for tuitions, New Changing Rooms, Putting Green & Chipping Area, Buggies and Trolley Hire.

CHARTRIDGE PARK GOLF CLUB Chartridge Park Golf Club is set in an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Mainly flat, our 18-hole Course offers fantastic views over the Pednor Valley. Over the past 5 years, it has enjoyed significant developments including bunker refurbishment, drainage works, new greens and tees built... Our experienced Team always maintains the Course to a very high standard and our Club was awarded the latest HSBC Silver Medal for its quality. Don’t be fooled by the length: Chartridge Park will test players of all abilities. Be complacent and you will pay the price! We recognise that Corporate & Society Events are also about enjoying all aspects of the day. From the initial enquiry, you will experience our warm welcome and we will make sure that your day is as pleasurable as it can be. Our Executive Chef will prepare your meal to a fine standard. Your Guests’ scorecards will be printed to give the event an extra professional feel. We will always do our utmost to make your day special. Hold your event at Chartridge Park in 2012 and we are confident we will be welcoming you again in 2013!.

Chartridge Park Golf Club, Chartridge, Chesham, HP5 2TF. Tel: 01494 791772. Email: info@cpgc.co.uk Website: www.cpgc.co.uk

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DONNINGTON VALLEY GOLF CLUB Donnington Valley is a privately owned country retreat situated in the very heart of the Berkshire countryside, yet located just one hour from central London. The parkland course in beautiful rolling countryside is a challenging 6296 yard, 18 hole, par 71 from the back tees. The undulating and fast greens will certainly test your putting skills whilst the closing four holes, regarded as one of the toughest finishes in the country, will test your driving and iron play accuracy with water featuring prominently on the 15th, 16th and 17th holes. The clubhouse commands magnificent views over the 1st tee and the 9th/18th greens offering golfers exceptional views whilst enjoying a drink or snack on the terrace. With 111 contemporary luxury bedrooms and an awarding winning spa and health club on site, Donnington Valley makes the perfect venue for fully managed and all inclusive corporate golf days and leisurely golf breaks. The Director of Golf will make arranging your company golf day simple, so you can relax with your guests, while they take care of every aspect of your day. Corporate golf day packages include scorecard preparation, competition briefing, starter on the tee, checking scorecards, production of a results sheet and much much more.

Donnington Valley Golf Club, Hotel and Spa, Old Oxford Road, Donnington, Newbury, Berkshire, RG14 3BG. Tel: 01635 568 144. Email: golf@donningtonvalley.co.uk Website: www.donningtonvalleygolfclub.co.uk

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Society Packages: From £20. Corporate Golf Days: From only £56 and fully managed. Green Fees: Midweek from £18. Weekends from £20. Monthly rates change so please call for prices. How to get there: From the M4 East (London/Reading): Leave the M4 at junction 13 and at the roundabout take the first exit signed for the A34 Newbury. Then take the next exit left signed for Donnington/Services. At the next roundabout take the second exit right signed for Donnington. At the third roundabout turn left. Follow the road for two miles and Donnington Valley Hotel and Golf Club are located on the right hand side. The Golf Club is first, and then the hotel is 300 yards further on the right. Accommodation: 4* 111 luxury bedrooms and award winning spa. Other Facilities: Bars, restaurants, practice greens, full spa with 18m swimming pool and treatment suites, conference rooms, a fully stocked pro shop and buggies and trollies available for hire. Please quote ‘The Ultimate Guide’ when booking or enquiring.


useful information Society Packages: Welcome seven days a week for groups of 12 people or more. Various Packages are available in the region of £27 for breakfast and golf – packages can be tailored to your needs. Greens Fees: Vary depending on the day of the week and time of year, but you can expect prices in the region of £21 to £27 (Reductions are also offered to seniors over the age of 60). Current prices can be found on our website: www.bracknell-forest.gov.uk/ downshiregolf. Visitor Restrictions: None. How to get there: 3.7 miles from M3 Junction 3. Four miles from M4 Junction 10. Turn left onto South Road off the A3430 (Nine Mile Ride). Accommodation: Contact club for details.

DOWNSHIRE GOLF COMPLEX With a reputation as one of the finest pay-and-play courses in the country, the Downshire Golf Complex in Wokingham offers a range of top quality facilities in a delightful setting. Rated in the top ten municipal courses in the country, the superb 18-hole course is well established with its firm, tree-lined fairways and lush, even greens. The Downshire’s parkland setting also makes good use of water features, offering interesting and varied challenges to golfers of all standards. The course is 6,371 yards long, with a par of 72, with water hazards on 13 out of 18 holes. The club was recently awarded Clubmark/Golfmark accreditation. In addition, to the championship course there is also a 9-hole pitch & putt facility, which can be enjoyed by all the family or used to sharpen up short game skills. The complex also features one of the best driving ranges in the area, offering 30 covered and floodlit bays, with the PowerTee system installed in 15 bays. Open to the public seven days per week, individual tee time bookings are available online 10 days in advance, and society bookings taken up to 18 months in advance. A welcoming bar and restaurant is available for functions and business meetings.

Downshire Golf Complex, Easthampstead Park, Wokingham, Berkshire, RG40 3DH. Tel: 01344 302030. Fax: 01344 301020. Email: downshiregc@bracknell-forest.gov.uk. Website: www.bracknell-forest.gov.uk/downshiregolf.

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FRILFORD HEATH GOLF CLUB Frilford Heath is one of the South’s finest golf clubs and one of very few clubs with three championship standard golf courses – 54 holes of top quality golf, all located within an hour of London! Formed in 1908, Frilford is situated on 600 acres of glorious undulating heathland, just seven miles south of Oxford, although legendary golf writer Bernard Darwin once described that the club ‘might be a hundred miles from anywhere’ such is the peacefulness of its sublime rural setting. All three layouts are built on sandy subsoil, and this, combined with the latest equipment and modern maintenance schedules, enables the club to present the courses to the finest playing standards all year round.

Society Packages: Societies welcome. Group rates from £80 (weekdays) and £95 (weekends). Green Fees: Individual from £50 to £100. How to get there: Five minutes from A34(Abingdon), 15 mins from M4 Junction 13, 20 Mins from M40 Junction J7. Accommodation: Offers available with local accommodation, call the events team for more information 01865 390864. Other Facilities: Three practice areas, putting green, driving range, meeting rooms, buggies, trolleys, club hire, full restaurant facility, drinks buggy, 300 parking spaces, group coaching sessions, starters, spike bar, Free WiFi.

Frilford’s Red course was designed by five-times Open champion JH Taylor, the Blue Course by Simon Gidman, and the Green Course by JH Turner. The club continues to attract major amateur events organised by the R&A, England Golf, and continues to host the first stage of the European Tour’s Qualifying School. The club is also proud to have been selected to once again host the English Amateur Championships in 2013. The previous staging of this prestigious tournament at Frilford was in 1987. The only decision visitors have difficulty with is simply deciding which course to play – which perhaps explains why so many golfers come back each year to try their hand at a different challenge.

Frilford Heath Golf Club, Abingdon, Oxon OX13 5NW. Tel: 01865 390864. Fax: 01865 390823. Email: events@frilfordheath.co.uk Website: www.frilfordheath.co.uk

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useful information Society Packages: Winter society rates start from just £105 per person. 1 in 12 Goes Free! When booking 12 or more in December, January or February. Green Fees: Winter, £95 off-peak / £115 peak; Summer, £155 off-peak / £185 peak; Winter Warmer (max. 12 persons) £105 off-peak / £125 peak. How to get there: Please see website for detailed directions. Accommodation: 217 bedrooms and suites available at the onsite hotel. Other Facilities: Sequoia Spa, three restaurants, function rooms, licensed for weddings.

THE GROVE The Grove golf course in Hertfordshire is widely regarded as one of the finest courses in Europe. This outstanding 18-hole championship course is located in 300 acres of parkland just 18 miles from central London. Golf at The Grove is open to any golfer who loves the game, there are no membership fees. Playable all year round, the course is immaculately maintained throughout the seasons resulting in championship conditions 365 days a year. From dedicated corporate and society golf days to tournaments for groups, The Grove has the ideal combination to get the most from your group golf day. Enjoy the view over the golf course as you enter The Grove and be met on arrival at golf reception, where your car will be valet parked with your clubs taken to be prepared for play. Warm up on the practice range with your very own pyramid of balls, then take your golf cart to the first tee ready for a challenging 18 holes on the par-72 world championship golf course. The Grove is the only course in Europe with the highest specification of global positioning system in their buggies. Visage draws on a combination of mobile, wireless and GPS technologies, allowing golfers to gain precise measurements on pin positions, hazards and the length of drives off the tee, with full-colour graphics, 3-D flyovers and the ability to keep your score as well as those of other teams during an event. The Grove Corporate Golf Events are based on 12 players or more. If you would like to make the most of your day, there is a range of hospitality options, from a casual drinks reception to a formal dinner in one of our private rooms, and The Grove Corporate Golf team can also help with organising gifts or prizes.

The Grove – London’s Country Estate, Chandler’s Cross, Hertfordshire, WD3 4TG. Tel: 01923 296027. Fax: 01923 294268. Email: groupgolf@thegrove.co.uk Website: www.thegrove.co.uk

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MAIDENHEAD GOLF CLUB Established in 1896, Maidenhead Golf Club is a mature course set in lovely rolling parkland where you can glimpse deer in the early morning and enjoy the peace and tranquility of a round of golf in this picturesque part of Berkshire. The course is a hidden gem in the heart of Maidenhead, with watered fairways and excellent greens. While the layout provides an easy walk, it is a good test of golf, requiring both course management and skill to complete successfully. The club’s proximity to the town provides very easy access from the station, which is no more than a five minute walk away, or by road, with the A4, M4 and M40 all passing nearby. Despite this, once you are on the course, you could be in the middle of rural England. We have an active membership and welcome both visitors and societies – come along and see for yourself.

Maidenhead Golf Club, Shoppenhangers Road, Maidenhead, Berkshire, SL6 2PZ. Tel: 01628 624693. Fax: 01628 780758. Email: admin@maidenheadgolf.co.uk Website: www.maidenheadgolf.co.uk

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Society Packages: From only £41 per person available Monday to Thursday. Winter Packages November March from £35. Green Fees: £45 Monday to Thursday and County Cards are welcome. Twilight Green Fee £25. Other Facilities: Well stocked pro shop, coaching & tuition, excellent venue for conferences, weddings and social functions.


useful information Society and Corporate packages: Winter Packages: November to March from £65.00. Summer Packages: From £87.50, see website for further details or contact us to receive a personalised quote. Visitors Information: Visitors are welcome to play at Moor Park on weekdays all day and weekends after 2:30pm. Weekdays: 18 Holes £90/person on the High Course, and £55/person on the West Course. Weekends: 18 Holes £125/person on the High Course, and £80/person on the West Course. How to get there: From M25 Junction 17: Exit M25 at Junction 17 onto the A412 to Rickmansworth, turn left at roundabout on to A412 to Rickmansworth and then right at the next roundabout onto A404 to Northwood. Another right at the next roundabout on to the A404 to Northwood. In 400m turn left at the roundabout then immediately right into driveway to the golf club. Go past Rickmansworth Golf Club and continue along the driveway to the Mansion House. From M25 Junction 18: EXIT M25 at Junction 18 onto A404 to Rickmansworth, go straight ahead at roundabout on to A404 to Northwood. At the next roundabout turn right A404 to Northwood. In 400m turn left at the roundabout then immediately right into driveway to the golf club. Go past Rickmansworth Golf Club and continue along the driveway to the Mansion House. If using SAT NAV use postcode WD3 1QL. Other Facilities: Practice ground and shortgame area, indoor video swing studio, trolley, buggy and club hire, function rooms and bars, fully stocked golf shop, halfway houses.

MOOR PARK GOLF CLUB Set amidst 300 acres of mature woodland and beautiful Hertfordshire parkland, Moor Park boasts two magnificent golf courses, the High and West, designed by Harry Colt in 1923 to blend in with the grounds of the estate. Both courses offer a unique challenge to golfers of all abilities, together with excellent practice facilities and a well-stocked golf shop. The Grade One listed Palladian Mansion, set in the heart of the grounds, offers the perfect first impression and a lasting memory of a very special day. From a small, intimate gathering to a large corporate event, our dedicated and experienced staff can provide tailor-made packages to ensure that your day is perfect from start to finish. Moor Park is conveniently located near to London, and only five minutes from the M25 and Moor Park Underground Station (Metropolitan Line). The combination of idyllic surroundings, together with our attention to detail and knowledge of the game of golf, guarantee a day that will be beyond expectations.

Moor Park Golf Club, Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire WD3 1QN. Tel: 01923 773146. Fax: 01923 777109. Email: enquiries@moorparkgc.co.uk Website: www.moorparkgc.co.uk

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HEYTHROP PARK GOLF RESORT Set in 440 acres of stunning Oxfordshire Countryside, Heythrop Park is one of the most historic estates in England. With two hotels on-site, an 18th Century Manor House and a modern Crowne Plaza Hotel with outstanding golf facilitiesit is the perfect base for all golf events, located within easy access of both London and the Midlands. Heythrop Park is a quintessential English golf course which meanders over ridges and through valleys and is studded with ancient woodland, lakes and streams. The 7,088-yard par 72 course is the handiwork of Tom Mackenzie, of the internationally-renowned golf course architects, Mackenzie & Ebert. There are no doubt several holes which stand out, like the 314-yard par-4 6th, where the green nestles beside a fishing pond, and the 528-yard par-5 14th, which sweeps leftwards around an ancient woodland to a green that sits close to an 18th century stone bridge. Its fine set of challenging par-3s are also memorable and the same can be said for the unique 596-yard par-5 closing hole which is as straight as a die and has Heythrop Park hotel as its impressive backdrop. The clubhouse is the perfect complement to the hotels and course, offering golf groups the perfect place to unwind after an exacting round.

Heythrop Park Resort, Enstone, Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire, OX7 5UE. Tel: 01608 673 488. Email: golf@heythroppark.co.uk. Website: www.heythropparkgolf.co.uk.

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Society Packages: Available Monday to Sunday from £19 for custom packages. Please contact Siobhan Richards 01608 673 370, srichards@heythroppark.co.uk Green Fees: Green fees available from £20.00. Online rates and tee times available, please visit www.heythropparkgolf.co.uk. Accommodation The Crowne Plaza Hotel has 197 stylish and modern bedrooms at a 4* standard, Heythrop Park Hotel also offers 154 bedrooms at 3* standard. Best rates available online at www.heythroppark.co.uk. How to get there: SatNav: OX7 5UF. From the M40 Northbound leave the motorway at Junction 8, From the M40 Southbound leave the motorway at Junction 11. Other Facilities/Services: 2 putting greens, short game area, driving range, buggy rental, club rental, VPAR live scoring. Golf clinic, swing analysis. Full size Billiards/Snooker Room. Luxury health club and ESPA spa on site, with 20m heated indoor swimming pool, gym, spin studio, sauna, steam room. Special Offer: Book quoting ULTIMATE GUIDE– receive a complimentary 2 ball voucher for all bookings for 16+players. Contact details are Sian Eden, Golf Sales Manager. Tel: 01608 673470. Email: seden@heythroppark.co.uk. Terms and conditions apply.


useful information Society Packages: Winter from £49, summer from £89. Green Fees: Winter: November to March: weekdays £50, weekends £65 (4-ball from £150). Summer: weekdays £100, weekends £120 (4-ball from £280). How to get there: From London, leave the M40 at J7 and take A329 towards Thame. The Oxfordshire is on right-hand side of the A329, just 1.5 miles from the motorway. From Oxford, follow signs for A418 then A329 to Thame. Accommodation: 4* 50-bedroom hotel. Other Facilities: Bar and restaurant, practice facilities, two putting greens, halfway house, six conference rooms, spa, swimming pool and fitness centre.

THE OXFORDSHIRE GOLF, HOTEL & SPA Designed by Rees Jones, The Oxfordshire is considered to be one of the most exciting courses in the country – a pristine American-style parkland course that offers the ultimate tactical challenge across water. The strategically-contoured holes blend naturally into the surrounding countryside to provide a challenging game of golf. With four lakes and 135 bunkers, the course makes full use of the terrain and the natural elements to provide characteristics similar to those of a links course. Since opening, The Oxfordshire has been host to major tournaments such as the Benson & Hedges International, the Andersen Consulting World Championships and the Ladies’ English Open, with an enviable list of winners such as Colin Montgomerie and Bernhard Langer. The Oxfordshire offers one of the finest clubhouses in the country and with a 4* hotel offering 50 luxurious bedrooms, spa and leisure complex, makes an ideal destination for a challenging game of golf and leisure break. Voted into the Top 50 places to Stay & Play in Golf Monthly Magazine 2011, as well as regularly featuring in the Top 100 courses in England.

The Oxfordshire Golf, Hotel & Spa, Rycote Lane, Milton Common, Thame, Oxon. OX9 2PU. Tel: 01844 278300. Email: golfdays@theoxfordshire.com Website: www.theoxfordshire.com

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HARTSBOURNE COUNTRY CLUB Situated in Bushey Heath, on the county borders of Hertfordshire and Middlesex, the beautifully manicured 180 acres of Hartsbourne Country Club must be considered one of the hidden gems of Home Counties golf. First laid out in 1922 by F. G. Hawtree, with 5-time Open Champion J. H. Taylor, using their interest in the new science of green keeping to design 27 characteristically individual holes that nestle effortlessly into the mature parkland. To meet the demands and expectations of today’s golfer thoughtful improvements have taken place over the years, so we can now boast a par 71, 6,331 yard 18 hole championship course supported by a challenging par 35, 2,911 yard 9 hole course. The ample practice facilities including covered driving bays, large chipping and putting greens all mean we are fortunate to be able to welcome societies of any size. We take a pride in our friendly professional service with a policy of ensuring all visitors are treated like members. It is because we understand that every event is unique that we offer an extensive range of custom-built packages designed to make your day with us very special. The catering is of the highest standard, as demanded by modern day discerning societies and we take care that we fully discuss your requirements including menu planning but also branded promotional gifts, buggy hire, practice clinics and on-course competitions.

Hartsbourne Country Club, Hartsbourne Avenue, Bushey Heath, Herts. WD23 1JW. Tel: 020 8421 7272. Fax: 020 8950 5357. Email: office@hartsbournecountryclub.co.uk

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Society Packages: Individual tailored to meet your requirements, call 020 8421 7272 and speak to our Function Co-ordinator. Visitor Restrictions: As a private members club we are only able to accommodate guests accompanied by a member or visitors who are participating in an organised event.


useful information Society Packages: Golf societies and corporate groups are welcome Monday to Friday throughout the year - our packages are tailored to your needs and we encourage you to contact our reservations team on 01189 792711 or email info@sandmartins.com Green Fees: Weekdays ÂŁ40 per person, weekends ÂŁ45 per person. Twilight and fourball rates available - please call for the latest offers.

SAND MARTINS GOLF CLUB Opened in 1993 by Sir Henry Cooper, Sand Martins has earned the distinction of being one of the premier golf facilities in the South of England. The friendly, helpful staff are proud of their reputation with golf societies and corporate

Visitor Restrictions: Weekends before 12.00 noon.

guests, who return time and time again.

How to get there: Junction 10 M4/Junction 3 M3, A321, B3016.

This 18-hole, par-70 course has been constructed to the highest standards,

Accommodation: Nearby De Vere Warbrook House, Eversley 0118 9732174.

contrasting halves make up the course, the front nine set in wooded parkland,

Other Facilities: Driving range with grass teeing area, pitching green & two putting greens, buggies and electric trolleys available for hire.

form of a seaside links-type course, with mounding and natural hazards.

with both tees and greens built to USGA specifications. Two distinctivelywith extensive use of lakes and water hazards; while the back nine takes the

Golfers can take a well-earned break at the award winning halfway house before tackling the back nine. Food can be pre-ordered from a telephone on the ninth tee. The elegant Georgian clubhouse dates back 200 years and features a first-class golf shop, restaurant, bar and changing facilities. Golf International magazine teaching panellist Andrew Hall is the resident PGA Professional, and is available for golf clinics, video swing analysis and other professional services to enhance your day.

Sand Martins Golf Club, Finchampstead Road, Wokingham, Berkshire, RG40 4RQ. Tel: 01189 792711. Fax: 01189 770282. Website: www.sandmartins.com

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THE SHIRE LONDON With contemporary clubhouse facilities and a championship golf course, The Shire London offers affordable golfing luxury within a drive and a wedge of the M25. Set within 220 acres of Hertfordshire countryside, The Shire London is the legendary Seve Ballesteros’s first course design in the UK, and offers a uniquely constrasting course layout, consisting of three distinctive styles: links, parkland and American. Comprising six par 3s, six par 4s and six par 5s, and with no two consecutive holes being the same par, the Masters Course provides maximum variety and maximum enjoyment, a core philosophy of Seve’s designs. And with a variety of tee boxes to choose from, stretching the course from 6,000 to 7,200 yards, it’s a superb test for all levels of ability. Design features include large, contoured greens protected by numerous white sandy bunkers, while water also features prominently on 12 holes with natural lakes blending in perfectly with their surroundings. An exception is the man-made water feature that fronts the 18th green, which is a signature ‘S’ shape in honour of Seve. Alongside the championship course, and the comfortable and stylish clubhouse, The Shire London also offers the 9-hole Challenge Course, a fascinating mix of par fours and threes built to the same high standard as the Masters Course, and a first-class teaching academy. The family-owned club extends a warm welcome to visitors, societies and corporate days, and promises to offer a truly memorable experience both on and off the course. The Shire London, St Albans Road, Barnet, Herts. EN5 4RE. Tel: 020 8441 7649. Email: golf@theshirelondon.com Website: www.theshirelondon.com

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Society Packages: From £57.50 per person, including coffee & bacon roll, 18 holes, followed by one/two/three course meals. Green Fees: Weekdays £50, weekends £65 per round. Visitor Restrictions: Visitor and societies welcome. How to get there: The Shire is a two-minute drive from junction 23 of the M25 (A1/M25 interchange on the A1081). Accommodation: Raglan Hall (www.raglanhall.com). Other Facilities: Luxuriously-appointed modern clubhouse, featuring a fine dining restaurant, a clubhouse brasserie and three bars. Private dining room available for societies. Comfortable changing rooms feature day lockers for visitors, as well as a fully-equipped gym and sauna. Two conference rooms available for hire for meetings, weddings and private parties.


useful information Society Packages: Winter Society Packages from £22pp. Summer Society Packages from £32pp. Golf societies welcome any day of the week, after 12 at weekends. Green Fees: From £9.99 per person, able to book up to 7 days in advance any day of the week, after 12 at weekends. How to get there: Exit the M1 at junction 9. Take the A5183 towards Redbourn. After approximately 1km take a left turning into Kinsbourne Green Lane. Follow the road for 800m. The golf course is situated on the right hand side. When using satellite navigation use the postcode AL3 7QA. How to reach Redbourn by train: 25 minutes from London St Pancras to Harpenden train station. Transfer by road from Harpenden station to Redbourn is approximately 10 minutes. Other Facilities: The 20-bay driving range and short game practice facilities provide a great place to warm up before a round or a place to improve your game with the help of three full time PGA teaching professionals. Custom fitting is also available by appointment. The large golf shop offers a great selection of clothing and equipment for male, female and junior golfers. The in-house catering facilities are available for breakfast, lunch and dinner, all served up by a highlytrained team of chefs. A fleet of 10 electric buggies is available to hire from £20 between April and November.

Redbourn is part of BGL Golf, the UK’s leading golf course owner and operator. www.bglgolf.co.uk

REDBOURN GOLF CLUB Redbourn Golf Club has been described as one of the best golf day venues in Hertfordshire. Both the 18-hole Ver Course and par-3 Kinsbourne Course are maintained to the highest standard all year, and offer golfers an enjoyable round regardless of ability. There are also great practice facilities available to warm up before your game. But a golf day is not just about the golf. We know that the food and the service are just as important, and we pride ourselves on the warm welcome and delicious food that you will receive at Redbourn Golf Club. A variety of golf day packages are available to suit groups of eight or more. Please give us a call on 01582 793493 to find out more. We guarantee play on regular tees and greens all year round and offer function rooms, meetings, parties and free wi-fi.

Redbourn Golf Club, Kinsbourne Green Lane, St Albans, Hertfordshire, AL3 7QA Tel: 01582 793493. Fax: 01582 794362. Email: info@redbourngc.co.uk Website: www.redbourngolfclub.co.uk twitter.com/RedbournGolf. facebook.com/RedbournGolf.

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WYCOMBE HEIGHTS GOLF CENTRE Wycombe Heights Golf Centre is one of the best pay and play golf facilities in the Home Counties Area. Whether you are a regular golfer looking for great value membership, a visitor, group or society in search of a fun day out, our picturesque golf courses are perfect for you. We are equipped with a fantastic range of facilities, including our beautiful Main Course, designed by John Jacobs with a par of 69 and fabulous views, a well maintained and challenging Par 3 course, and a wide range of practice facilities encompassing a floodlit driving range, short game area, and a practice putting green.

Society Packages: A range of golf packages and food options available to suit your requirement are available starting from just £22 per person. Green Fees: Main Course: From £15 off Peak. £20 Mon – Fri. £27 Weekends. Par 3 Course: 18 Holes from £10.50. 9 Holes from £8.50. Driving Range: Buckets of balls from £3.50. Other Facilities: Welcoming lounge bar and coffee bar in the club house, fully stocked pro shop, practice facilities, buggies and trolleys available for hire. Please visit www.wycombeheightsgc.co.uk to book online and for further information.

When you are ready for some well earned refreshments, our friendly team are ready to serve you in our lounge bar or coffee bar with a variety of delicious food and drink from our menu. We also have a well stocked pro shop with a team of experts who can guide you to the perfect purchase, choose from a wide range of brands including, Nike, Ping, Taylor Made, FootJoy and Lyle & Scott. At Wycombe Heights we work tirelessly to ensure our courses are in great condition all year round as well as promising a warm welcome and outstanding value for money.

Wycombe Heights Golf Centre, Rayners Avenue, Loudwater, High Wycombe, HP10 9SZ. Tel: 01494 816686. Email: info@wycombeheightsgc.co.uk Website: www.wycombeheightsgc.co.uk

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useful information Society Packages: Low season from £20 – High season from £25 (inclusive of bacon rolls). Green Fees: Weekdays and weekends low season from £16 – high season from £20. Thorney Park operates a zonal tee time system where you can play off peak from as little as £13. Please see our website for details. Visitor Restrictions: Weekends before 11am low season and 12 noon high season. How to get there: Only 10 minutes from Heathrow airport and located close to the M4, M40 and M25. Map available on www.thorneypark.com

THORNEY PARK GOLF CLUB Thorney Park Golf Club, praised locally for its design and layout, is a challenging 18-hole parkland course with water features on numerous holes. The course’s fully-automated irrigation and extensive drainage systems ensure lush fairways throughout the year, even in the driest weather. The course also boasts full specification USGA Greens, which means they both drain and roll incredibly well throughout the year, while the USGA drainage

Accommodation: Contact club for details.

system also ensures no temporary greens or tees in the winter months.

Other Facilities: Fully stocked pro shop. Buggies and trolleys available for hire.

It commands the respect of both beginner and expert golfers, with a variety of

Online Booking available at www.thorneypark.com

different challenges as you approach every hole. A popular society venue, Thorney Park is proud of its reputation as a friendly and welcoming club, placing great emphasis on guests feeling at home from the moment they arrive.

Thorney Park Golf Club, Thorney Mill Lane, Iver, Bucks, SL0 9AL. Tel: 01895 422095. Email: info@thorneypark.com Website: www.thorneypark.com

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useful information Society Packages: Various on application. Green Fees: Ian Woosnam course: MondayThursday £40*, including buggy. Friday-Sunday £45*, including buggy. Dale Hill Course: Monday-Thursday £25*, Friday-Sunday £35*.

DALE HILL HOTEL AND GOLF CLUB

How to get there: Take A21 from Hastings or from Tonbridge to Flimwell. Move onto B2087 (left from Hastings, right from Tonbridge). Hotel and golf club one mile on the left.

Situated high on the Kentish Weald, in over 350 acres, Dale Hill is the

Accommodation: 35-bedroom hotel on site.

conference and banqueting facilities. And that’s without the golf – and

* Prices correct at time of print.

perfect setting for an enjoyable golf and leisure break. Every amenity and comfort is provided, with 35 luxurious en suite bedrooms, indoor swimming pool, fully-equipped health club, panoramic restaurant and excellent what a treat the two courses offer. The Dale Hill course (5,856 yards, par 70) lulls the unsuspecting golfer into a false sense of security over the front nine, before presenting a more demanding test on the back nine. Then there is the par-71 Ian Woosnam-designed Championship Course, which is the first course designed by the former US Masters champion and former Ryder Cup captain. It is 6,512 yards long and represents a tough, but rewarding examination. The course opens with a 602-yard monster, reduced by only 20 yards by the forward markers. Dale Hill offers competitive packages for societies and corporate days and this includes weekends. Dale Hill is ideally located to enjoy the delights of the surrounding area, including shopping in nearby Tunbridge Wells.

Dale Hill Hotel and Golf Club,Ticehurst,Wadhurst, East Sussex, TN5 7DQ. Tel: 01580 200112 (club and hotel), 01580 201090 (Golf office). Fax: 01580 201249.

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CROWBOROUGH BEACON GOLF CLUB Recently voted by Golf World as England’s 70th Best Course, Crowborough Beacon is a very special place that entices visitors to return time after time. Established in 1895, the course’s rugged beauty has been enhanced by famed architects, including Augusta’s Dr Alister MacKenzie, to become one of the South’s premier heathland layouts. The 18-hole course stands 800ft above sea level, which offers spectacular views over the Weald to the South Downs and the English Channel. The course, at 6,319 yards, has many great holes and is considered challenging. For those who require an easier option, there is the 5,039-yard Conan Doyle course – named after Sir Arthur, the creator of Sherlock Holmes, who was a former captain of the club. Visiting societies and corporate guests enjoy the personal attention given by the club’s team of meeters and greeters, who are there to ensure that your day runs smoothly from beginning to end. They will provide scorecards and nearest the pin and longest drive markers, as well as acting as a starter on the first tee. The club also enjoys an enviable reputation for the quality of its catering. Your visit will be complete when, with a glass of local ale or a wine in hand, you sit on the terrace and look out on one of the finest panoramic views in England. Crowborough Beacon Golf Club, Beacon Road, Crowborough, East Sussex, TN6 1UJ. Tel: 01892 661511. Email: office@cbgc.co.uk Website: www.cbgc.co.uk

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Society Packages: Seasonal for winter (Nov – Feb) and spring (March – April): coffee, bacon roll, 18 holes, meal – from £35 and £40. Summer: coffee, 18 holes, meal – from £40. Details from the office. Call 01892 661511 Option 2 Green Fees: Mid-week from £40, weekend from £45, all-day £60. Bookings through Pro Shop on 01892 652877. Other Facilities: Electric buggies, practice facilities, All-day catering. How to get there: Nine miles south of Tunbridge Wells on A26, one mile south of Crowborough Cross.


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COPTHORNE GOLF CLUB More than just a great golf course and Clubhouse, Copthorne provides a warm and friendly atmosphere that can be enjoyed by all golfers. The course is situated between Crawley and East Grinstead and no more than 5 minutes away from

Society Packages: Start from £50.00 pp. Green Fees: £30.00 midweek. £35.00 weekends. Four ball special includes Coffee and Bacon Roll. Winter only £100.00 (weekdays) £120.00 (weekends). Visitor Restrictions: Weekends before lunch time are reserved for our members and hotel residents.

Junction 10 of the M23.

How to get there: M23 junction 10, East of village off A264.

The length of the course is 6,435 yards with a Par and Standard Scratch Score

Accommodation Enquire with the club for recommendations.

of 71. The course is tree lined and requires good course management in order to play to your handicap; it is always presented to a high level so if you play well then the course will play its part to let you score well. If you need further convincing then please visit our club website www.copthornegolfclub.co.uk where you can click on the ‘Course’ section and see every hole in detail with a hole map, photograph and editorial of how each should be played. If you are going to play golf in the South then Copthorne Golf Club is a must!

Copthorne Golf Club, Borers Arms Road, Copthorne, West Sussex, RH10 3LL. Tel: 01342 712033. Fax: 01342 717682. Email: info@copthornegolfclub.co.uk. Website: www.copthornegolfclub.co.uk

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Other Facilities/Services: Pro shop, equipment hire, trolley hire.


useful information Society Packages: From £25.00 pp. Green Fees From £22 for Mon to Sat. How to get there Access from the M27, Dibden is handily located for visitors from all over the south of England. Other facilities 9 hole golf course. Extensive short game practice area, floodlit 18-bay covered driving range. Well-stocked pro shop. For further information www.mytimeactive.co.uk/golf

DIBDEN GOLF CENTRE Situated on the eastern edge of the New Forest, Dibden Golf Centre overlooks Southampton Water and presents golfers with stunning coastal views. Opened 40 years ago, Dibden offers 27 holes of golf that will appeal with a wide range of abilities. Since April 2012, the centre has been under the management of MyTime Active, an experienced golf course operator which manages 18 pay-and-play venues throughout the country. The mature 5,935-yard 18-hole course is a delight to play, with generous fairways offering the opportunity for good scoring. Key holes include the par-5 third, which is reachable in two if you’re brave enough to go for it over the water, while the par-4 12th hole offers stunning sea views from the elevated tee, and at 307 yards is driveable with a following wind. The course is undulating without being too hilly, although buggies can be hired from the pro shop if required. The par 29 nine-hole layout, which measures 1,520 yards, was added in 1991. Among the highlights is the signature 6th, which is particularly challenging, with trees protecting inaccurate approaches to the green. Additional facilities include a 9 hole course, an extensive short game practice area, a floodlit 18-bay covered driving range and a well-stocked pro shop.

Dibden Golf Centre, Main Road, Dibden, Hampshire, Southampton, SO45 5TB. Tel: 023 8084 5060. E-mail: dibden@mytimegolf.co.uk Website: www.mytimeactive.co.uk/golf

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HAYWARDS HEATH GOLF CLUB Haywards Heath is a traditional members club with a cosy exclusivity and an exceptional range of facilities for the visiting golfer. Our course is always maintained in the best possible condition, our catering is outstanding and yet the prices we charge are light on the pocket. Originally designed by the great James Braid, we have a classic 18 holes layout around attractive parkland with short walks between greens and tees. Easily playable by the occasional golfer, it can give great pleasure to the high handicapper and provides a variety of challenges to the very best players. After the game players can relax in our casual bar or lounge, before sitting down to a meal in ‘The Barn’, our historic dining room. Here you will sample the best of modern, home-made food prepared with skill and imagination by our in-house chefs. Haywards Heath can accommodate larger groups of 100 or more, as well as small, eight to twelve person societies. With our first and tenth tees beside each other and a dining area capable of seating 100 we are the leading choice for corporate and charity golf days. We look forward to welcoming more groups in 2013 and working with Organisers to make days at Haywards Heath both memorable and enjoyable.

Haywards Heath Golf Club, High Beech Lane, Haywards Heath, West Sussex, RH16 1SL. Tel: 01444 414457. Email: info@haywardsheathgolfclub.co.uk Website: www.haywardsheathgolfclub.co.uk

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Society Packages: Seasonal for winter (Nov – Feb) and spring (Mar – Apr): coffee and bacon baguette, 18 holes and meal from £28 and £32. Summer: coffee and bacon baguette, 18 holes and meal from £40 – afternoon rate from £30. Details from the office: 01444 414457 Option 5. Green Fees: Weekday & Weekend: £35, Twilight £25 and £20, All day £50. No bookings, just turn up and play (check with Pro Shop on 01444 414457 Option 1). Directions: From Haywards Heath follow signs for Lindfield and Ardingly. From the Oathall Road/West Common roundabout follow the direction signs for Haywards Heath Golf Club along Summerhill Lane and then Portsmouth Lane which becomes High Beech Lane. Other Facilities: Covered driving range, extended short game practice area, half way kitchen, buggies, electric trolleys, WiFi, BBQ, in-house event and party catering.


useful information Society Packages: Available Mon-Sun from £18.50, for custom packages and seasonal offers call us on 01403 220345. Green Fees: Kingfisher from £19/£26 - twilight rates available, online booking facility on website.

MANNINGS HEATH GOLF CLUB

Corporate Day Prices: Corporate Golf Days from £60 plus vat.

Magnificently situated in 500 acres of Sussex downland near Horsham, Heath

Accommodation: Cottage available on site for up to 11, Golf breaks available from £99 per person, tuition packages available.

back to the 17th century. The quality of the courses, and the superi ority of the

Other Facilities: Two putting greens, driving range, chipping and bunker practice area, indoor teaching facility, private dining and conference facilities.

Opened in 1996, the par-70, 6,217-yard Kingfisher Course is set in an ‘Area of

How to get there: M23 Junction 11, take A281 from Horsham to Brighton. The club is on the north side of the village, clearly signposted from A281.

boasts two outstanding 18-hole golf courses, and a striking clubhouse that dates ancillary facilities, make it a much admired choice for first-rate golf days.

Outstanding Natural Beauty’ and offers USGA specification bent grass greens, carefully shaped, lush fairways, and fine panoramic views over the tree tops and across the South Downs. The third and 15th holes share the same kidney-shaped green – you may have seen the pros hit into the famous St Andrews shared greens, so now’s your chance to emulate this most famous of courses. The second course at Mannings, the par-72, 6,683-yard Harry Colt-designed Waterfall Course was established in 1905 and is a member’s only course, but is also available for corporate golf days – please ask for details. The club has Fullers Cottage, sleeping up to 11 golfers. Just a short wedge from the clubhouse, it is perfect for golf breaks and society golf groups.

Mannings Heath Golf Club, Hammerpond Road, Mannings Heath, Horsham, West Sussex, RH13 6PG. Tel: 01403 210228. Fax: 01403 270974. Email: enquiries@manningsheath.com Website: www.exclusivehotels.co.uk

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OLD THORNS MANOR HOTEL, GOLF & COUNTRY ESTATE The Old Thorns championship layout occupies a stunning spot on the rolling hills of the North Hampshire countryside and offers fantastic views on both nines. Mature trees, natural springs, lakes and testing bunkers give real character to the course which, while kind to the less experienced golfer, holds some surprises for the player who enjoys a challenging round in a classic English landscape. The superbly maintained par 72 course was designed by Peter Alliss, Honorary President of the club, who completed the construction of the course in 1981.   A year later its official inauguration saw Seve Ballesteros, Jack Nicklaus, Isao Aoki and 1981 Open Champion, Bill Rogers, play a four-ball match. As well as a large fleet of golf buggies, golfers can take advantage of a spacious well stocked professionals’ shop run by a team of professionals offering lessons and clinics. Practice facilities include a putting green and driving range. The resort has recently undergone a major redevelopment programme, which has resulted in an 86 bedroom hotel, sports bar and restaurant, spa, health club and golf facilities to rival any other facility in the south of England. The resort welcomes all society and corporate days, with a professional, personal and friendly welcome guaranteed both on and off the course. Old Thorns Manor Hotel Golf & Country Estate, Griggs Green, Liphook, Hampshire GU30 7PE. Tel: 01428 725 883. Email: golfcoordinator@oldthorns.com Website: www.oldthorns.com

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Society Packages: From as little as £35.50 per person, including coffee, bacon roll and 18 holes. Tailored made packages available upon request Green Fees: Midweek £50, weekend £60. Seasonal rates and discounts also available for societies. Visitor Restrictions: Visitors and societies welcome. How to get there: Old Thorns is less than one minute drive from the Griggs Green exit off the A3. For detailed directions please visit our website. Accommodation: The on-site hotel has 86 bedrooms. Which are made up of: apartments, suites, superior, four poster and executive rooms. An additional 70 bedrooms are planned in 2013. Other Facilities: Brand-new modern hotel, champagne and cocktail bar, sports bar, restaurant, health club, four function suites able to cater for 230 guests, conference rooms able to cater for 300 delegates and a modern spa with 16 spa treatment rooms.


useful information Society Packages: Winter Warmer - £25ppMonday - Friday until 31st March 2013. Offer includes coffee and bacon roll on arrival, 18 holes of golf and a one course chef’s lunch. Summer packages from £30pp. Green Fees: 18 Holes from £30, day rate from £45.Four-ball offer from £100. Check Website for latest offers. Visitor Restrictions: Weekends and bank holidays after 1pm.

SANDFORD SPRINGS GOLF CLUB Its three loops of nine holes give Sandford Springs Golf Club a unique feel. The charming club, nestled in the north Hampshire countryside, emanates an air of quiet contentment, and yet such a calm façade belies a passionate heartbeat that exists beneath.

How to get there: Located halfway between Newbury and Basingstoke on the A339 at the foot of the Kingsclere bypass.

There is a real sense of character about the place, from the moment you first set

Accommodation: 40-bedroom hotel opening in August 2013.

Even the 27 holes – set out as three distinct loops of nine in the form of the aptly-

Other Facilities: Driving range, short game area and 9 hole putting green, open to members and non-members. Buggies and electric trolleys available. No temporary greens, large investment spent on irrigation over the last few years making the course dry all year round.

rolling countryside overlooking Watership Down.

eyes on the pretty white clubhouse with its ornate ironwork and neat touches.

named Wood, Park and Lakes courses – are serene and meander through the

But don’t be fooled by appearances. The three courses do have teeth and can prove a challenge for all levels of golfer, while the staff and the club have achieved their aim of being recognised as one of the finest golf venues in the region. Professionalism, efficiency, drive and friendliness are packaged together in a way that makes you want to come back and enjoy the unique golfing experience at Sandford Springs again and again. Off course, Sandford Springs is blessed with extensive facilities, enabling it to host everything from conferences and business meetings, to Christmas parties, christenings, weddings and summer balls. Sandford Springs Golf Club, Kingsclere, RG26 5RT. General Tel: 01635 296800/Pro shop. Tel: 01635 296808. Fax: 01635 296801. Email: info@sandfordsprings.co.uk Website: www.sandfordsprings.co.uk

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ROOKWOOD GOLF CLUB It’s a bold statement to say Rookwood Golf Course has one of the best-kept courses in Sussex, but it’s only a reflection of what golf society organisers have been telling us throughout 2011. With a mix of gently undulating parkland and mature woodland the par 72 course measures 6,261 yards. Strategically positioning bunkers and a number of large lakes creates a course that presents an enjoyable challenge to both experienced player and novice alike. The clubhouse seats up to 60 people and offers a wide-ranging menu for your golf day. A feature of the Sussex barn conversion is the large mezzanine floor overlooking the bar. This spectacular dining area, with it’s own veranda overlooking the course, can seat up to 40 people for a private awards dinner or post-match meal. And our highly experienced golf team at the club ensures your day will always run smoothly. Furthermore, the golf day booking process minimises the pressures on the organiser – there are no laborious booking forms to complete and, if you’re on email, no paperwork whatsoever. All participants are given the opportunity to experience the course prior to the golf day itself with the Privilege Player Card. Issued through the organizer, the voucher entitles the bearer to a reduced green fee round – perfect for a preevent practice game. Rookwood Golf Course, Robin Hood Lane, Warnham, Horsham, West Sussex, RH12 3RR. Tel: 01402 252123. Email: info@rookwoodgolf.co.uk Website: www.rookwoodgolf.co.uk

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Society Packages: Great value golf day packages available, from just £19.95 per person, or bespoke days to suit your exact requirements. Green Fees: Weekend fees from £26 to just £13.50. Midweek fees from £21 to just £10. Great online savings available when booked online at www.rookwoodgolf.com Visitor Restrictions: None – everyone welcome. How to get there: Located off the A24 Robin Hood roundabout, between North Horsham and Broadbridge Heath, Rookwood is within walking distance of Horsham town centre. Other Facilities: 9-hole short course, locker rooms, practice putting green & pitching area, bar & lounge, golf shop, buggy & trolley hire.


useful information Society Packages: From £17.50 per person during the week and £22.50 per person at weekends, based on groups of four people playing together. For a great summer package 18 holes of golf followed by a BBQ on the patio is a really fun experience and brilliant value at only £24 during the week and £29 at the weekend. Greens Fees: Despite the quality of the course, the green fees remain among the lowest in Hampshire. Please call the booking office for prices and special offers. Visitor Restrictions: There are no restrictions on visitors at all, although we do now operate a dress code on our 18 hole course.  How to get there: Southampton City Golf Course is ideally situated close to the city of Southampton, and also close to the two major motorways that operate on the south coast.  Accommodation: Southampton City Centre hotels are 2 miles from the Golf Course. Other Facilities: The golf course has both an 18-hole and 9-hole course, large practice area, two putting greens and a practice net. As part of our bar and restaurant, there is also a private committee room that can be used for a private function or for a more private society experience.

SOUTHAMPTON CITY GOLF COURSE Southampton City Golf Course recently celebrated its 75th anniversary and is re-establishing its reputation as one of the top pay-and-play facilities in the south of England. Designed by the five-time Open Champion J.H Taylor, the course is set in acres of mature parkland. Despite being over 75 years old, the course still offers a great test of golf to players of all abilities, with an interesting range of holes, each with tree-lined fairways and many with large, challenging greens.  In fact, despite hosting the Southampton Open each year, which attracts a number of the best golfers from the region, the course record has stood for over 20 years. Having recently been taken over by new management in the form of Mytime Active, the course is also benefitting from new investment which has helped to improve the overall and, in particular, winter playability.  The golf course has also introduced a dress code on the 18-hole course, which we hope will help us to combine the best elements of friendly unpretentious pay-and-play golf with the ethos of fair play and good etiquette that you come to expect from private clubs.

Southampton City Golf Course, Golf Course Road | Bassett, Southampton, Hampshire, SO16 7LE. Tel: 02380 760546. Website: www.mytimegolf.co.uk.

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SLINFOLD GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB Slinfold Golf & Country Club lies just west of the historic village of Horsham in beautiful Sussex parkland. Designed and opened in 1992, the Club has recently undergone a £4m clubhouse development, making it one of the most popular Membership and Golf Day destinations in the area. The Club has played host to the Southern Professional Championship on two separate occasions, whilst also having the privilege of hosting a number of County matches. The course itself is set amongst mature oak trees and strategically placed water hazards, and is the ideal society venue at just under 6,500 yards, with four Par 3s and four Par 5s. The 16th hole requires a testing iron shot over water, whilst the signature 10th hole requires a knee-knocking drive from the island tee in front of the clubhouse! The greens are built to ‘sand based USGA spec’, and so along with the tees are designed for all round use, whilst there is a driving range, a putting green and a ‘warm up area’ to help get you started on your golf day. Clubhouse improvements boast a new state-of-the-art Gym, Swimming Pool, Jacuzzi Spa and Steam Room which visitors are welcome to use. The welcoming Bar has ‘spike bar’ facilities, whilst catering is available through into the evening.

Slinfold Golf & Country Club, Stane Street, Slinfold, West Sussex, RH13 0RE. Tel: 01403 792630. Email: events.slinfold@ccgclubs.com Website: www.ccgslinfold.com

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Society Packages: Summer: Coffee & Bacon Rolls,  18 Holes & Ham Egg & Chips from £26 Winter: Coffee & Bacon Roll,  18 Holes & Steak & Ale Pie - from £22 Green Fees: Weekday - 25 p/p, Weekend - £30 p/p, Twilight Weekday - £15.00 p/p, Twilight Weekend - £20.00 p/p. Visitor Restrictions: Before 12.04pm at the Weekends. How to get there: 5 miles from Horsham and 3 miles north of Billingshurst in West Sussex, on the A29 road. Other Facilities: 13-bay driving range, putting green, warm up area and health & fitness facilities (swimming pool, steam room, gym, retreat spa, crèche).


useful information Society Packages: Package details available on request. Green Fees: Monday - Thursday £25, Friday £27, weekends £28. Check the website for up to date pricing and special offers. Visitor Restrictions: No restrictions. Tee times can be booked 7 days in advance.

PAULTONS GOLF CENTRE Established in 1992 Paultons Golf Centre is a proprietary operated hybrid Golf

How to get there: Leave the M27 at junction 2, take the exit to A36 signposted Salisbury/ Romsey, at the next roundabout take the 1st exit on to Romsey Road signposted Cadnam / Ower, after 200 yards take the 1st right at The Vine Pub on to Old Salisbury Road, drive approximately 400 yards to the end of the road and turn left in to the driveway for the golf course.

Club with a refreshingly equal split of membership and Pay as you Play golf

Accommodation: See www.royalashdown.co.uk/ pages/visitor-information/localaccommodation.php for more information.

The Golf Facilities consist of the 18 hole Championship course measuring 6,238

Other Facilities: Par 3 9 hole Course. 24 Bay Driving Range. Crown Golf Coaching Academy. Restaurant and Bar open to visitors. Function Suite suitable for wedding receptions, birthday parties, anniversaries etc.

extremely proud that our courses are in excellent condition 12 months of the year,

which is part of the Crown Golf portfolio. Located on the edge of the New Forest National Park, the clubhouse has fantastic views over the course and surrounding areas, and is widely regarded as one of the best year round courses in the area.

yards and the 9 hole Par 3 course measuring 1324 yards, a floodlit 24 bay driving range, pitching and putting greens, and the Crown golf Academy.. We are we have not had a temporary green in over 9 years. Details of golf, membership, Academy and function packages can be obtained by calling the golf centre on 02380 813992.

Paultons Golf Centre, Old Salisbury Road, Ower Nr Romsey, Southampton, Hampshire SO51 6AN. Tel: 02380 813992. Email paultons@crown-golf.co.uk Website: www.paultonsgolf.co.uk

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ROYAL ASHDOWN FOREST GOLF CLUB Royal Ashdown Forest Golf Club is a traditional members’ Club with two 18 hole golf courses; the Old, which is ranked as one of the top 100 in Britain & Ireland,

Society Packages: Available to suit all budgets for any day of the week. Contact the Club or check the website for up-to-date packages. Green Fees: West Course: £35/£25 weekdays (summer/winter). £40/£30 weekends (summer/winter). Twilight reductions available in summer.

and The West, shorter but no less challenging.

Old Course Green Fees: £65/£50 weekdays (summer/winter). £80/£65 weekends (summer/winter).

Opened in 1888 the par-72 heathland Old Course has been used by the R&A

Visitor Restrictions: Guests welcome to play at all times, subject to availability and by prior arrangement. Smart golfing attire required.

as an Open Championship Regional Qualifying venue, hosted the international match between England and Spain in 2007 and the Ladies’ British Open Amateur Stroke Play Championship in August 2011. Although the normal format of play on the Old is two ball or foursomes, arrangements can sometimes be made with the Secretary for those who prefer to play three and four balls and Mondays are now regarded as “four ball day”. The West Course was host to the English Ladies Championship in 1932 and more recently has co-hosted county championships with the Old Course. Unlike the Old, the par-68 West has no big carries from the tee, which makes it ideal for the inexperienced player, while still providing a stiff challenge for the lower handicap golfer aiming to make par. Even better is the availability of the West Course over weekends, with no restrictions for three or four balls or societies.

Royal Ashdown Forest Golf Club, off Chapel Lane, Forest Row, East Sussex, RH18 5LR. Tel: 01342 822018. Fax: 01342 825211. Email: office@royalashdown.co.uk Website: www.royalashdown.co.uk

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How to get there: Four miles south of East Grinstead on the A22. Take B21110 towards Tunbridge Wells and turn right into Chapel Lane at sign for ‘golf course’. Accommodation: See www.royalashdown.co.uk/ pages/visitor-information/localaccommodation.php for more information. Other Facilities: An extensive professional’s shop with indoor computer video swing analysis system. Practice area, bar and restaurant. See Club website for society packages and green fee offers.


useful information Society Packages: From £20 midweek and £25 weekends and includes Coffee & Bacon Rolls (upgrade to the mighty Glendale Golfer Breakfast for just £2.50 per person). Summer Sizzler package from only £22 and includes Hot n’ Spicy Sharing Platter.

TILGATE FOREST GOLF CENTRE

Green Fees: 18 holes £18 midweek and £24 weekends.

There are few settings conjured up by nature that are more impressive for golf.

Check out the new LoyalTee Plus package that includes over £200 worth of golfing goodies for just £39.

magnificent Country Park. Located in the High Weald of Sussex, the 400 acre

Visitor Restrictions: No restrictions. Tee times can be booked 7 days in advance.

most highly rated society destinations.

How to get there: Exit from Junction 11 on the M23 and follow signs for Crawley. Pick up the Tourism Signs for Tilgate Forest Golf Centre from the first roundabout.

Tilgate Forest’s fairways meander through the deep wooded landscape of this estate is not just home to a glorious variety of mature trees, but one of the UK’s

Golfers are in for a treat when we open the doors of our brand new Clubhouse in 2013. The new Clubhouse offers flexible accommodation for any size of society group or golf event, with space for up to 80 diners. One thing that sets Glendale Golf apart from the rest is our dedication to serving only the highest quality food

Accommodation: We have teamed up with several hotels and guests houses in the area to offer the best rates for society golfers. Please contact 01293 530103 for details.

by Nineteen Bar & Kitchen.

Other Facilities: 18-holes plus 9-hole Par 3 Course, Brand New Clubhouse in 2013, Nineteen Bar & Kitchen, Golf Shop, Covered Driving Range. Buggies, Electric Trolleys, Pull Trolleys, Golf Sets and Golf Shoes available for hire.

£250 worth of golfing gear.

We have a great choice of ready-made society packages that are superb value for money, including the popular ‘Fully Loaded’ package that includes over

Make sure you take advantage of our superb new facilities by making Tilgate Forest Golf Centre as the destination for your society outing.

Online Bookings available at: www.glendalegolf.co.uk

Tilgate Forest Golf Centre, Titmus Drive, Tilgate, Crawley, West Sussex RH10 5EU. Tel: 01293 530103. Email: tilgate@glendale-golf.com Website: www.glendalegolf.co.uk

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useful information Society Packages: We offer a choice of packages that include breakfast, lunch and/or dinner starting at £27. We also offer packages that include 4 star overnight accommodation. Green Fees: Visitors: weekdays £23, weekends £40. Hotel guests: weekdays £20, weekends £25. Twilight visitors after 2pm: weekdays and weekends £17.50. Visitor Restrictions: Shirts to have collar and sleeves. No T-Shirts, blue denim trousers; football or rugby tops; sports shoes or tracksuits. No trainers, only golf shoes to be worn on the course. Full dress code terms and conditions apply.

BARNHAM BROOM HOTEL & GOLF CLUB Set in 300 acres of stunning Norfolk countryside, Barnham Broom is home to two 18 hole Championship golf courses. The courses provide golfers of all abilities with an exciting challenge. The Valley Course, designed by Frank Pennink, has an abundance of water features, blending into the delightful natural landscape. The Hill Course, designed by Donald Steele, offers wider fairways with a real links flavour.

How to find us: Situated ten miles west of Norwich, just off the A47, the main trunk route from the Midlands, and five miles from the A11 London to Norwich dual carriageway.

The courses are marshalled to ensure there’s no unnecessary slow play and

Accommodation: We have a choice of 46 stylishly refurbished bedrooms in our 4 star hotel - from a standard twin to an executive suite.

You can combine your golf with a superb meal in our award-winning restaurant

Other facilities: Fully stocked pro shop featuring the Poulter range of men’s clothing and a wide range of ladies’ clothing. Spacious Sports Bar for great postround food and drink. Fully equipped fitness centre, squash and tennis courts. Ample parking.

there’s a refreshment buggy offering drinks and snacks. Barnham Broom is the perfect choice for a society’s or company’s golf event. and stay in one of our stylishly refurbished bedrooms. There’s also a purposebuilt banqueting suite to cater for larger groups and a fully equipped health and fitness club and luxury spa. There are superb practice facilities including three full length academy holes, a dedicated short game area and an open air grass range.

Barnham Broom Hotel & Golf Club, Honingham Road, Barnham Broom, Norwich, Norfolk NR9 4DD. Pro Shop Tel: 01603 757505. Email: conferencedesk@barnham-broom.co.uk Website: www.barnham-broom.co.uk

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STOKE BY NAYLAND HOTEL, GOLF & SPA Set amidst 300 acres of stunning Constable Country on the Suffolk/Essex border and offering superb facilities, Stoke by Nayland Hotel, Golf Club and Spa is an idyllic and highly sought-after venue for golf and leisure breaks. It enjoys secluded tranquillity yet is just 45 minutes from both Stansted Airport and the M25. The Club regularly hosts pro ams and prestigious worldwide televised European Challenge and Senior Tour events, during which professionals such as Torrance and Rocca have praised the excellent quality of the courses. Created in the early 70s, the two renowned championship courses, the Gainsborough and Constable, are both well-established with picturesque water features, undulating fairways, lakes and mature woodland. The Gainsborough’s 10th hole was voted the best in East Anglia by the PGA. The outstanding facilities include 80 contemporary-style air-conditioned bedrooms, five self-catered, luxury Country Lodges (for minimum 2 night stays) a glassfronted clubhouse overlooking the 1st tee and both 18th greens, a state-ofthe-art Spa with pool and Technogym, stylish AA Rosette Lakes Restaurant, hotel lounge with welcoming log fire, golf shop and Pippin hotel shop. More facilities are listed below. There are also extensive conference and banqueting suites, free high speed broadband throughout, and a selection of dining areas, all offering excellent cuisine and stunning views over the lake and fairways. Stoke by Nayland Hotel, Golf & Spa, Keepers Lane, Leavenheath, Colchester, Essex CO6 4PZ. Tel: 01206 262836. Fax: 01206 265840. Email: sales@stokebynayland.com Website: www.stokebynayland.com and www.stokebynaylandlodges.com

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Society Packages: From £29.95 pp (Nov-Mar). Summer society rates on application. Green Fees: Various rates during the day - winter & summer. Please call for details. The 18-hole Gainsborough Course has permanent winter buggy paths and all golf buggies have GPS systems. Visitor Restrictions: After 12 noon at weekends. Luxurious Spa Days from just £79. Various Spa & Golf Break packages - call 01206 265820 for Spa bookings and 01206 265827/262836 for Golf bookings. See our website for more details. How to get there: Please see website for directions and map. Accommodation: 80 spacious ensuite bedrooms with satellite flatscreen TV, in-room safes, power showers & free WiFi. 5 self-catered luxury Country Lodges. Other Facilities: 20-bay covered driving range, short game practice area, PGA Professional golf tuition, Lee Westwood Golf School, well-stocked golf shop, a sports bar, stateof-the-art Technogym, excellent spa with 13 treatment rooms, indoor pool, Jacuzzi, sauna, steam room. Pippin hotel gift and delicatessen shop. Also snooker, squash and coarse fishing.


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useful information Society Packages: See website or phone for information. Green Fees: Weekdays £30 per round, £40 per day and weekends and bank holidays £45 per round. Visitors Restrictions: Must book in advance.

BEESTON FIELDS GOLF CLUB

How to get there: Leave M1 at J25, follow signs for A52 Nottingham, continue through next two junctions towards Nottingham. Turn right at traffic lights at Nurseryman pub onto Wollaton Road and the club is on the right at the top of the hill.

With its southerly aspect and traditional English country estate feel, Beeston

Accommodation: Priory Toby Hotel, Derby Road, Wollaton Vale, Nottingham, NG8 2NR. Situated within 1/2 a mile.

who have played the course include Henry Cotton, Roberto de Vicenzo and

Other Facilities: Wedding venue in Victorian walled garden, large function rooms, three conference rooms, pro shop, buggy hire, putting/chipping green. Phone: 0115 925 7062 for details of society packages.

Fields is a beautiful oasis in an area easily accessible from the M1, A52 and A50. Designed by Tom Williamson, the course opened in 1923 with a match which included Arthur Havers, the Open champion. Since then other famous golfers Lee Westwood. The course measures 6430 yards and is always an excellent parkland test, thanks to the sculpted tree-lined fairways and undulating greens. Beeston Fields enjoys an informal, friendly, relaxed atmosphere and a warm welcome in the clubhouse. This reputation is extended to societies, who can choose from a variety of packages at competitive rates on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Full catering is available in the oak-panelled dining room, or in the sun lounge which has great views of the course. Group clinics or a ‘beat the pro’ hole are available to large societies through our PGA club professional Alun Wardle. In addition to being the perfect golfing venue, the Club also offers the Victorian walled garden as a wedding venue and up-to-date facilities for seminars with free Wi Fi also available. Please mention ‘Golf News’ when booking. Beeston Fields Golf Club, Old Drive, Wollaton Road, Beeston, Nottingham, NG9 3DD. Tel: 0115 925 7062. Fax: 0115 925 4280. Email: info@beestonfields.co.uk Website: www.beestonfields.co.uk

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BREADSALL PRIORY A MARRIOTT HOTEL & COUNTRY CLUB Standing in over 300 acres of parkland, near the Peak District National Park, Breadsall Priory, A Marriott Hotel & Country Club offers contrasting 36 holes of golf in beautiful surroundings. The two par 70 courses, the Priory and the Moorland, are both popular with members and visitors, not least because they offer a combination of exciting golf coupled with superb views over the surrounding area. The Priory Course winds its way around the 13th century priory building and whilst relatively short by modern standards, don’t let that mislead you because it is also tight and tree-lined and offers a real test to all but the most accurate strikers. In contrast to the parkland Priory, the Moorland is a heathland course that sits on an adjacent hillside. It is ideal for year round golf and affords fine views out over the Derbyshire countryside. After a round enjoy lunch or dinner in the Tempo Restaurant or one of our excellent private rooms or indeed just relax with a drink in Tempo Bar.

Breadsall Priory, A Marriott Hotel & Country Club, Moor Road, Morley, Nr Derby, DE7 6DL. Tel: 01332 836016. Email: steve.turner@marriotthotels.com Website: www.marriottbreadsallpriory.co.uk

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Society Packages: Varied, special offers available on request. Green Fees: From ÂŁ25 per person. Visitor Restrictions: All of the above is subject to availability. How to get there: From M1: Exit at junction 25, take A52 towards Derby, at end of Dual Carriage Way, come to large Roundabout, and exit towards Chesterfield A61. Go straight over the next 2 Roundabouts, the 3rd Roundabout turn right into Breadsall Village. Turn left onto Moor Road. Breadsall Priory can be found 1.5 miles on the left-hand side. Accommodation: Four star hotel with 112 beautiful ensuite bedrooms and suites. Other Facilities: Putting area, pro shop and golf academy.


useful information Society Packages: Various packages available for each course all year round. Green Fees: Weekdays & weekends – From £25pp per round. Visitor Restrictions: N/A.

THE BELFRY GOLF RESORT

How to get there: From London/The South: Leave M1 at Junction 19 and join M6. Leave M6 at Junction 4 and exit to A446, signed Lichfield. Follow A446 over Junction 9 M42. The Belfry is one mile on the right. From the North: Exit M6 Toll at Junction T2, go straight ahead onto A446, the entrance to The Belfry is 36yds on the right.

Walk in the footsteps of legends… and experience world-famous holes,

Accommodation: 324 en-suite bedrooms.

Our three courses offer golfers totally different golfing experiences. The

Other Facilities: 22 conference rooms, Health & Wellness facilities, Spa, a range of restaurants and bars, nightclub and 1000 free car parking spaces.

stunning views and exhilarating match play. As the UK headquarters of the PGA and spiritual home of the Ryder Cup, the noble game and The Belfry are inextricably linked. The Belfry has become synonymous with golf and a Mecca for both professional and amateur players. Our stunning Championship courses, sculpted from 550 acres of lush North Warwickshire countryside have provoked some of the most dramatic moments in the history of golf.

Brabazon - our internationally recognised tournament course with majestic fairways and carpet smooth greens. The PGA National - an inland links with fast running greens and deep bunkers. The Derby - a relaxing challenge for players of all abilities. Experience world-class golf tuition at England’s only PGA National Academy, a centre of excellence for golf. Our resources include five custom fitting suites, 34-bay floodlit driving range, short game area, state-of-the-art video analysis, practice facilities and launch monitor technology. Tuition options include group lessons, junior tuition, residential and non-residential courses, with 20+ PGA Qualified Professionals. Complete your experience at The Shop, one of the largest on-course golf shops in Europe. It stocks an extensive range of world-famous brands and cutting edge golfing equipment from industry leaders.

The Belfry, Wishaw, Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands, B76 9PR. Tel: 0300 500 0405. Email: enquiries@thebelfry.com Website: www.TheBelfry.co.uk

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MENZIES WELCOMBE HOTEL, SPA & GOLF CLUB Set against a beautiful backdrop, a round of golf at the Menzies Welcombe Hotel Spa and Golf Club is a wonderful experience and without doubt one of the finest courses in the Midlands. Stroll along meandering fairways, navigate ominous bunkers and putt your way across lush undulating greens.

Society Packages: Societies welcome (min 12, max 120) starting at £30 per head (dependant on the time of year). Green Fees: Monday-Sunday from £25. How to get there: Exit M40 motorway at Junction 15, follow the A46 towards Stratfordupon-Avon, then the A439 at the next roundabout. Entrance is 3 miles on the right. Accommodation: 4-star AA Rosette Trevelyan restaurant, 78 bedrooms plus luxury spa apartments.

stretches over 6,288 yards. What’s more, in 1998 we were proud to host the

Other Facilities: Putting green, driving range, chipping and bunker area, academy, pro shop, trolley and buggy hire, spa and tennis courts.

prestigious European Seniors Tour Ryder Event. The course in itself is in the

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The unique par 70 course, with features three par fives and five par threes,

shadow of the Welcombe Hills and the imposing Jacobean-style mansion of the Menzies Welcombe Hotel and Spa. There are a wide variety of packages available from visitors green fees to society and corporate golf days, which can include accommodation and use of the impressive Welcombe Spa. As specialists in corporate golf entertainment we are happy to organise every aspect of your golf day, from the tee times and the buggies to the catering and your prizes. With the light and airy Atrium as the social hub of the clubhouse, and its superb brasserie overlooking the practice facilities, golf course and hotel grounds, the Menzies Welcombe offers you the perfect venue for your golf day. Menzies Welcombe Hotel, Spa and Golf Club, Warwick Road, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, CV37 ONR. Tel: 01789 413800. Fax: 01789 262028. Email: welcombe.golfsales@menzieshotels.co.uk Website: www.menzieshotels.co.uk

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useful information Society Packages: From £17.50 per person. Corporate Day packages from £29.50. Green Fees: Adults £12.50 per person, 18 holes. Juniors under 13 £6.50 per person, 18 holes. Visitor Restrictions: Visitors, Society groups and Corporate days are all welcome. How to get there: Please see our website for directions.

NAILCOTE HALL HOTEL & GOLF CLUB Nailcote Hall Hotel and Golf Club is the host venue for The British Par 3 Championship, which attracts top European Tour and Seniors Tour professionals and many star celebrities every year who love the challenges

Other Facilities: Golf break packages available from £99 per person. Bar and restaurant open daily from 7.30am.

The Cromwell Course presents.

For more information visit our website www.nailcotehall.co.uk

scale to the par 3 course at Augusta and is recognised as an even tougher

Designed and developed since 1992 the 1,048-yard layout is similar in challenge, in a beautiful Warwickshire parkland setting alongside the 17th century Jacobean Hall. A fabulous test of short game golf awaits all visitors, society group or corporate days and the social nature of the course and facilities is sure to make any day memorable both on and off the course. Former US Masters winner Ian Woosnam called Nailcote Hall a ‘great course’ while Former Ryder Cup star Brian Barnes said ‘Augusta National doesn’t compare to Nailcote’. The hotel has 40 luxury bedrooms and a superb leisure club with pool, steam room and Technogym equipped gym. The Oak Room Restaurant offers fine dining and private dining rooms and conference facilities are also available. The luxury marquee can cater for up to 250 people.

Nailcote Hall Hotel, Golf & Country Club, Nailcote Lane, Berkswell, Solihull, Warwickshire CV7 7DE. Tel: 02476 466174. Email: golf@nailcotehall.co.uk Website: www.nailcotehall.co.uk

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FOREST OF ARDEN A MARRIOTT HOTEL & COUNTRY CLUB Ideally located in the heart of the midlands, just minutes from the NEC, the national motorway network, Birmingham International airport and its railway station, the Marriott Forest of Arden Hotel & Country Club is one of the UK’s top golf venues. The hotel offers two of the finest courses and a wide range of top-class golf facilities. In recent years it has played host to some of the game’s biggest tournaments in both the professional and amateur game, including the English Open and the British Masters and in 2007 was home to the Brabazon Trophy. Shorter, but equally enjoyable, the Aylesford Course is maintained to the same high standard as its celebrated sister. Whether you’re an enthusiastic novice or you play the game like a pro, a round of golf with colleagues and friends is one of life’s great pleasures. At the Marriott Forest of Arden Hotel & Country Club, we make the golfing experience work for you, your company or organisation. Whichever course you play, you’ll have a good chance of catching a glimpse of the friendly local deer that are an integral part of this majestic countryside setting. Course details: Championship Arden Course: 7,213 yards, par 72, 18 holes. Aylesford Course: 5,801 yards, par 69, 18 holes. The Marriott Forest of Arden Hotel & Country Club, Maxstoke Lane, Meriden, Warwickshire, CV7 7HR. Tel: 01676 522 335. Email: mhrs.cvtgs.golfevents@marriotthotels.com Website: www.marriottgolf.co.uk

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Society Packages: Arden Course from £55. Aylesford Course from £35, to include coffee and bacon rolls, and 18 holes of golf. Green Fees: Arden Course from £50 Monday through to Sunday. Aylesford Course from £20 Monday - Sunday. Visitor Restrictions: All of the above is subject to availability. How to get there: Follow A45 - Coventry, continue on over Stonebridge & after 3/4 mile turn left into Shepherds Lane. Follow lane for approximately 0.5 miles & turn left onto Maxstoke Lane for approx. 1 mile. Hotel is situated on the left hand side. Accommodation: Retreat to one of our comfortable and stylish bedrooms, featuring flat screen televisions, a huge choice of movies, spacious work areas and 24 hour room service. Other Facilities: Putting area, pro shop and golf academy.


useful information Society Packages: Summer packages from £24.50 (inc bacon rolls). Winter packages from £18.00 (inc bacon rolls). Visitor Restrictions: Societies welcome 7 days a week. Accommodation: Recommended hotels available. Please contact the centre for details. Other Facilities/Services: Fully stocked pro shop, golf buggies, driving range, Par 3 course, teaching academy, putting green and practice area, clubs and trolleys available for hire.

RAMSDALE PARK GOLF CENTRE Ramsdale Park Golf Centre is a friendly and inviting golf and leisure facility located in the picturesque Nottinghamshire countryside. Boasting both the outstanding Hawtree-designed 18-hole Seely Course and the 18-hole Lee Course (Par 3). Celebrating its 21st anniversary in 2013, Ramsdale Park provides a challenge for golfers of all abilities whether tackling the 71-par, 6,674-yard Seely Course or the exhilarating Lee Course, one of the county’s finest Par 3 courses. Ramsdale Park Golf Centre welcomes groups, societies and corporate golf days throughout the year, seven days a week with a full range of facilities designed to suit all abilities of golfer. However you fare out on the golf courses you will be guaranteed a warm welcome and excellent food on your return to the Bistro Bar. Our commitment to Customer Service is evident every step of the way and our events team and club professional will be on hand to assist you in any way they can to ensure that your visit runs smoothly and that everyone has a memorable day. We have several popular packages available but we are always happy to create a bespoke package to suit your requirements and budget.

Ramsdale Park is part of BGL Golf, the UK’s leading golf course owner and operator. www.bglgolf.co.uk

Ramsdale Park Golf Centre, Oxton Road, Calverton, Nottingham, NG14 6NU. Tel: 01159 655 600. Email: info@ramsdaleparkgc.co.uk Website: www.ramsdaleparkgc.co.uk

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ROCKLIFFE HALL HOTEL, GOLF & SPA The 5* Rockliffe Hall – winner of Visit England’s coveted ‘Large Hotel of the Year’ 2012  - offers 61 magnificent guest bedrooms, award-winning spa, 10 meeting rooms, three unique restaurants and self-catering houses all within the 375 acre estate.  With one of Europe’s longest, and most challenging, golf courses - designed by Marc Westenborg, Golf Course Architect for the world renowned Hawtree Ltd. - golfing at Rockliffe is an exhilarating day out.  The 18 hole PGA accredited Championship course offers 5 different tee positions so that everyone from beginners to hardened tour professionals can enjoy the test. Set on the banks of the River Tees, the 7,897 yard Par 72 course features lakes, wetland and woodland to add to the experience, whilst the 12 miles of drainage and irrigation ensures the course remains in tip-top condition year round, come rain or shine!  Rockliffe is the perfect golfing challenge for your corporate or society golf day. Our golf concierge takes care of the details, parking your car, cleaning your shoes and clubs, thus ensuring you can concentrate on your game - and, at the 18th hole, walk straight off the course into the Spike Bar for a well-earned drink.

Rockliffe Hall Hotel Golf and Spa Resort, Hurworth on Tees, Darlington, County Durham DL2 2DU. Tel: 01325 729999. Email: golf@rockliffehall.com Website: www.rockliffehall.com

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Society Packages: Each of our packages are tailored to meet with your specific requirements, please contact us for details. Green Fees: From £55 per person. Visitor Restrictions: Limited availability on weekends. How to get there: A1(M) Junction 57 /A66 Darlington. At the roundabout take the 1st exit onto A66/Bridge Rd heading to Darlington. At the next roundabout take the 5th exit onto A167/Croft Road. Continue to follow A167 into Hurworth Place. Turn left at Hurworth Road. Rockliffe Hall is located a few minutes along this road on the right hand side. Accommodation Rockliffe Hall features 61 luxury bedrooms, with most enjoying views of the course. There are also 4 self-catering houses, each sleeping 4 to 6 guests. Other Facilities/Services: Practice facilities include academy and driving range, short game area. Golf day standard features: Golf Concierge, Golf valet parking, dedicated event host with registration desk, club & shoe cleaning service, longest drive / nearest the pin, qualified referee & scorecard marking.


useful information Society Packages: Society Champion of Champions Golf Day Every year we extend an invite for two representatives from each visiting golf society to compete in our annual Champion of Champions Tournament. Here we lay on for you a free golf day with prizes whereby the winners are crowned our “Champion of Champions”, custodians of the trophy for 12 months and names added to the honours board for eternity. Society packages start from just £22 off peak and are welcomed 7 days per week. Green Fees: From £18 midweek, £22.50 weekends, £9.99 off peak. How to get there: Located just 5 minutes from junction 4 M54, Telford. Take 4th exit off the roundabout (B5060). Continue across next roundabout (Limekiln Bank) and then down the hill to Granville Roundabout. Golf centre entrance 4th exit Other Facilities/Services: 30 bay floodlit driving range, practice area and putting greens, Par 3 course, 27 holes of golf, fully stocked golfshop, clubhouse with food served all day, buggy and trolley hire available.

Shropshire is part of BGL Golf, the UK’s leading golf course owner and operator. www.bglgolf.co.uk

SHROPSHIRE GOLF CENTRE The Shropshire Golf Centre is one of the most popular golf day venues in the midlands. For the past twenty years many companies, associations, and private groups have already chosen to host their events with us and return year after year. The Silver to Gold combination is the most popular choice for golfers and is the one we use for all our championship tournaments. The Shropshire has hosted numerous amateur and professional events due to its challenging golf courses, on site facilities and geographical location cementing our reputation as one of the finest venues in the Midlands. The Shropshire also provides “Winter Proof Golf Days” guaranteeing golfers premium playing conditions all year round. We guarantee NO temporary greens, NO temporary tees and NO trolley bans all year round. A great golf course, guaranteed playing conditions, easy to find location, a welcoming relaxed clubhouse, delicious home - cooked food and outstanding value for your money make us the number one choice in the area.

The Shropshire Golf Centre, Granville Park, Muxton, Telford , Shropshire, TF28PQ. Tel: 01952 677800. Email: sales@theshropshire.co.uk Website: www.theshropshire.co.uk

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useful information Society Packages: Cromwell course from £20, Abbotsley from £35 mid week. Weekend and bank holiday availability. Call 01480 474000 to book. Green Fees: Cromwell course from £20. Abbotsley course from £35.

ABBOTSLEY GOLF HOTEL

Visitor Restrictions: After 12pm on weekends for the Abbotsley Course. No restrictions on the Cromwell.

Owned by former British Women’s Open Champion, Vivien Saunders, OBE,

How to get there: Abbotsley Golf Hotel is located near the market town of St Neots, near Cambridge, just off the A1.

Course, also over 6,000 yards, with a par of 70, and slightly more forgiving

Accommodation: 42 bedroom AA3 star hotel. Other Facilities: 21 floodlit driving range with automatic power tees buggy, trolley and electric trolley rental.

Abbotsley Golf Hotel is home to two outstanding golf courses. The Abbotsley Course, a 6,300-yard, par 71 championship golf course and the Cromwell than its big sister – but equally well presented. A range of Society packages, available on both courses, include breakfast with 18 holes from £20 to the full Monty with an overnight stay in the hotel and all the trimmings. For ladies we offer our great ABB FAB day out – a glass of bubbly to start the day, of course – boys can come too! At Abbotsley we take pride in our customer care, a dedicated hostess will be with you every step of the way to ensure that all of your guests and members enjoy their day out. The Abbotsley Golf Academy is run by former LET professional Christine Langford, and offers a range of residential and day schools, clinics and tuition packages. The practice facilities at the hotel include a 21 bay floodlit driving range with automated power tees, a grass practice tee, distance control and short game area and two putting greens. If you have enough energy left our mind and body gurus can put you through your paces at the gym and fitness centre or you can enjoy a gentle game of squash! Real ale is served in our bars, which feature Sky Sports TV. Freshly prepared local produce and friendly service await you in our restaurants. Abbotsley Golf Hotel, Potton Road, St Neots, Cambridgeshire PE19 6XN. Tel: 01480 474000. Fax: 01480 471018. Email: sales@abbotsley.com Websites: www.abbotsley.com

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CAMBRIDGE MERIDIAN GOLF CLUB Cambridge Meridian Golf Club is so called because it straddles the Greenwich Meridian Line - just one of 10 courses in the world to do so. Golfers cross the line seven times during a round on this stunning 18-hole championship course. The course sits in a glorious 210-acre site between the villages of Toft and Comberton, just five miles west of Cambridge. Designed by the legendary Peter Alliss and Clive Clark - and widely regarded as their best UK project – the 6,700-

Society Packages: From £29.55 for 18 holes, full English breakfast and unlimited coffee. Green Fees: £22/£28 (w/d, w/e) for 18 holes. How to get there: Exit J12 M11. 3 miles SW of Cambridge on B1046. Accommodation: Abbotsley Golf Hotel, St. Neots. 01480 474000. www.abbotsley.com Other Facilities: Pro shop, bar and restaurant, half-way house, club and buggy hire. We serve REAL ALE... and are dog friendly!

yard, par 73 layout offers a stern scoring test for the lowest of handicaps, but its generous fairways make it pleasantly playable for all. Reminiscent of a links course in places, it combines classic golf with modern golfing challenges. The USGA-standard greens offer true putting surfaces all year round; the triple-tiered fifth green is one you’ll never forget! The club offers a warm welcome to societies and corporate groups, large and small. There is a wide range of society packages available midweek and at weekends after 10am. Packages can be tailored to suit all your needs. You choose, 18 to 36 holes, golf-only deals or full-service options from breakfast through to a three course evening meal. Our successful “THE BIG SOCIETY” returns in 2013, offering large corporations exclusive use of the entire course on a Monday, with a shotgun start for 72 players. From start to finish our dedicated team will make you feel at home at Cambridge Meridian. Cambridge Meridian Golf Club, Comberton Road, Toft, Cambridge CB23 2RY. Tel: 01223 264 700. Fax: 01223 264 701. Pro Shop: 01223 264 702. Email: meridian@golfsocieties.com Website: www.golfsocieties.com

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useful information Society Packages: From £30 (summer pricing). Please call Carole for further information and offers. Green Fees: Summer Rates: Visitors: Mon–Fri £32, Sat-Sun £47, twilight rates £22.

COLLINGTREE PARK GOLF CLUB

Visitor Restrictions: After 12 noon weekends and bank holidays.

Northampton’s premier golf club offers the ultimate in golf day packages and tailor-

How to get there: Ideally located two minutes off M1 J15 at Northampton.

novice of requirements. Easily accessible from J15 of the M1 at Northampton;

Accommodation: Hilton Hotel Northampton (M1 J15), Northampton Marriott Hotel or Premier Inn (M1, J15). Call Club for for details of ‘Stay and Play’ golf breaks.

designed and opened by former Champion Johnny Miller in 1990.

Other Facilities: Fully – stocked pro shop, clubhouse and member’s bar, floodlit 16-bay driving range open to the public, putting green, golf professional services on site, including Explanar swing trainer, Greens A la Carte restaurant, weddings, function/ conference facilities, corporate account with Virgin Active club on site. Buggies and trollies available. View the course hole-by-hole on www.collingtreeparkgolf.com

made memberships to suit all ages, in an environment that facilitates even the most the superb PGA 18-hole Championship course set within 280 plush acres, was

Host to the British Masters in 1995, 1996 and the Euro Pro Tour each year for the last eight years, Collingtree offers a unique test of golf regardless of handicap all year round. Also offered is a floodlit 16=bay driving range, first class tuition facilities and well-stocked professional shop. The refurbished clubhouse, with decked veranda incorporating the acclaimed Greens restaurant, affords stunning panoramic views of the club’s signature island green 18th hole. Greens is the popular venue of choice for all manner of dining occasions, from birthdays to weddings, able to cater for 120 seated covers with the chefs working closely with local suppliers to ensure only the freshest produce is sourced before being transformed into mouthwatering delicacies for your table. Experience Collingtree for yourself by visiting us at www.collingtreeparkgolf.com or call 01604 700000. Please quote code: GOLFNEWS-CPGC when booking.

Collingtree Park Golf Club, Windingbrook Lane, Collingtree, Northampton, NN4 0XN. Tel: 01604 700000. Fax: 01604 702600. Email: enquiries@collingtreeparkgolf.com

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ST MELLION GOLF RESORT

St Mellion is a unique blend of contemporary style, exceptional facilities, true golfing heritage and wonderful Cornish hospitality.

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he Resort boasts a stunning AA 4* 80-bedroom hotel, Health Club & Spa, and a variety of dining experiences from the simple to the elegant in our award winning Restaurants.

For golfers, St Mellion is renowned as one of the finest golf venues, being a regular in the Top 100 and having hosted 12 European Tour events. The Nicklaus Signature Course is amongst the finest golf courses anywhere and was the first European course personally designed by Jack Nicklaus, who was quoted saying “I knew it was going to be good, but not this good…It’s everything I hoped for and more”. Even for Nicklaus the course is unique, at 6,300 yards it is not a long course but inspired by Augusta, he created a UK version of Amen Corner. Holes 10 through to 13 are quite brilliant, both to play and to look at. St Mellion also has a “hidden gem”, the Kernow Course. Opened in 2010, it was a favourite with golfers straight away and a perfect compliment to the Nicklaus Course, offering wide fairways, big greens and as Today’s Golfer reviewed in 2012 “an outstanding course with a great blend of holes.” For the golfer St Mellion should be on everyone’s “Bucket List”.

Society Packages: Low Season: Groups of 8+ from £20 (Kernow Course) & £30 (Nicklaus Course) including coffee & bacon roll. High Season: Groups of 8+ from £40 (Kernow Course) & £60 (Nicklaus Course) including coffee & bacon roll and a 1-course meal. Green Fees: Low Season: Kernow Course rates from £12 & Nicklaus Course from £15. High Season: Kernow Course rates from £16 to £50 & Nicklaus Course from £25 to £95. Off Peak tee times available before 8am and after 2pm. How to get there: Located just of the A388 on the Devon / Cornwall border just 20-minutes from Plymouth. Golf Breaks: Stay at St Mellion from £99 for a 1-night stay including dinner, bed & breakfast and a round of golf on each course. For 2-nights including dinner, bed & breakfast and 3-rounds of golf from £149. For groups of 12+ there is a Free Organiser Place! And for 16+, a 4-ball voucher for the course of your choice. PLUS book direct and in advance and receive up to 20% off! Other Facilities: Pro Shop, Range, Academy, Short Course, 60 Buggies, Electric & Pull Trolleys, Health Club & Spa – Near to St Mellion you can visit the Eden Project, Padstow or numerous beaches.

Tel: 01579 352001. Email: stmellion-golfsales@crown-golf.co.uk Website: www.st-mellion.co.uk

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useful information Society Packages: From £24.50 - £37 per person Monday to Friday and £30.50 - £42 per person Saturday and Sunday. Green Fees: From £18 per person with a Player Card. Off-peak from £12.50. How to get there: Please use BS35 3XL for sat nav. Situated only 10 minutes from junction 16 of the M5, Thornbury Golf Centre has excellent access off the A38 and is situated on the B4061 (Bristol Rd). Other Facilities: 25-bay covered and floodlit driving range. Thornbury Lodge boasts11 stunning bedrooms in a beautifully converted farmhouse, overlooking the beauty of the Gloucestershire countryside. Conference facilities and meeting rooms also on site. Please contact us for more information.

THORNBURY GOLF CENTRE Thornbury Golf Centre is a venue where you’ll always be greeted with a warm welcome whether you’re playing a game of golf, staying in the 4 star guest lodge or dining in the restaurant. The Centre has two courses and fantastic conference and meeting facilities. Perfectly situated just North of Bristol close to the major road network and easily accessible from all over the South West. The beautifully designed Marlwood Course surrounded by breathtaking views of the Cotswold hills, offers a challenging and exciting round for golfers of all abilities to enjoy. At 6308 yards the Marlwood Course will test every part of your game. Standout holes include the picturesque 17th where a wayward tee shot is likely to find one of the lakes either side of the fairway. Not got time for a full 18 hole round? Tee it up on the excellent Severn View Course, where you will experience magnificent views of the Severn Estuary. This challenging and fun short course can be played in under 2 hours and is a great way to improve your short game. A variety of group golf day packages are available for groups of 8 or more. For more information or to book your day please call us on 01454 281144 Option 2 “Thornbury Golf Centre The Perfect Golf Venue in the Perfect Location”

Thornbury is part of BGL Golf, the UK’s leading golf course owner and operator. www.bglgolf.co.uk

Thornbury Golf Centre, Bristol Road, Thornbury, Bristol, BS35 3XL. Tel: 01454 281144. Email: info@thornburygc.co.uk

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THE CELTIC MANOR RESORT As venue of The 2010 Ryder Cup and home of the ISPS Handa Wales Open, a leading European Tour event, the five-star Celtic Manor Resort in South Wales offers a prestigious location for your society golf day. Voted Europe’s Golf Resort of the Year 2011, it offers something special for those looking for the ultimate golf experience. With three golf courses, two hotels, six restaurants, two health spas and much more, Celtic Manor really does offer endless possibilities for your event. Holding your society golf day at The Celtic Manor Resort offers your group the chance to follow in the footsteps of the stars of The 2010 Ryder Cup and recreate all the excitement of this sensational golf tournament. The Resort offers three world-class championship standard golf courses – The Twenty Ten, Roman Road and The Montgomerie. These are complemented by two luxurious clubhouses, a state-of-the-art Golf Academy and excellent on-course catering facilities. Planning your society golf day at The Celtic Manor Resort couldn’t be simpler. Whatever the size of your event, there is a format that will suit your needs, with a choice of upgrade options available on request. Exclusive use and bespoke packages are also available, allowing you the flexibility of a shotgun start or up to 36 holes of championship golf. The Celtic Manor Resort, Coldra Woods, The Usk Valley, Newport, NP18 1HQ. Tel: 01633 410263. Fax: 01633 410269. Email: bookings@celtic-manor.com Website: www.celtic-manor.com

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Society Packages: All Inclusive Golf Day From £49. Enjoy tea, coffee and a bacon roll on arrival followed by 18 holes of championship golf, then relive the day’s events over a two course lunch in the clubhouse after your round. Roman Road & The Montgomerie from £49 per person. The Twenty Ten from £139 per person. Terms and conditions apply see website for details. How to get there: Set within 2,000 acres of panoramic parkland in the beautiful Usk Valley, South Wales, the Resort is conveniently located just off Junction 24 of the M4, only five minutes from the Severn Bridge. Accommodation: Should your group wish to stay overnight at the Resort, accommodation is available at the 5-star Resort Hotel or the historic 4-star Manor House. Hotel residents also enjoy full access to The Forum Health Club’s luxurious facilities throughout their stay. Please contact the Resort on 01633 410263 for more details and room rates.


useful information Society Packages: There are 5 society packages available; please phone for more details. Prices from £27.50pp. Green Fees: Midweek - £25pp. Weekend - £30pp. How to get there: Leave the A30 at Sourton Cross, turn right onto the A386 towards Holsworthy and Bude. At roundabout take first left onto A3079, follow for a couple of miles, turn right, signposted Ashbury and the golf course entrance is 1/2 a mile on the right. Accommodation: There is accommodation available at the golf course – see tariff. Other Facilities: Swimming pool, exercise room, bowls, ten-pin bowling, fishing, snooker, archery and air pistol/rifle ranges, table tennis, multi-purpose sports hall.

MANOR HOUSE & ASHBURY HOTELS The Manor House and Ashbury Golf Hotels are set in the foothills of Dartmoor National Park and form one of the largest golf complexes in the UK. There are four 18-hole golf courses and a 27-hole combination course giving the option of seven 18-hole courses. Golf is included FREE OF CHARGE to all residents. There are three courses over 6,000 yards: Kingbeare 6,528 yards, Pines 6,400 yards & Forest 6,140 yards along with Ashbury 5,804 yards, Beeches 5,765 yards & Oakwood 5,502 yards. The courses occupy a lightly wooded parkland setting, in rolling countryside. Extra hazards have been added to the ones already present, with dozens of bunkers and eighteen lakes making play even more of a challenge. Our courses are open all year round and thanks to our extensive ‘drill and fill’ programme you will enjoy grass tees, fast draining fairways – with limited ball plugging and no temporary greens. As well as the par 3 18-hole course, the complex also boasts extensive practice facilities and one of the largest buggy fleets in Europe. There is a fantastic range of sports and leisure facilities to accompany the golf, which include swimming pool, sauna, spa bath, exercise room, sports hall (for badminton, five-a-side, etc), archery and air pistol/rifle ranges, ten-pin bowling, bowls, table tennis and 15 snooker tables. All these are available for all residents to use FREE OF CHARGE. All residents are also free to use the extensive sport, leisure and craft facilities at our sister hotel – the Manor House Hotel. The Ashbury Golf Hotel, Higher Maddaford, Nr Okehampton, Devon, EX20 4NL. Tel: 01837 55453. Website: www.ashburygolfhotel.co.uk / www.ashburygolfdays.co.uk

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THE PLAYERS CLUB The Players Club opened in 2002 yet, despite its young age, has staged The Europro Tour nine times and West Region PGA championships four times. From the championship tees it can be stretched to 7,663 yards, making it one of the longest courses in Europe, although members and guests normally play the par 72 Codrington layout at around 6,300 yards. A mixture of links and heath with a touch of Americana, it’s quite hard to pigeon-hole. With two returning nines, superb short game area and practice area, the club boasts two other courses with the delightful par 3 Watergarden course set across picturesque ponds and lakes, many have likened it to the Augusta par three course and it is a great inclusion in your golf day, taking about 45 minutes to play. A second 18-hole layout has been recently added, The Stranahan, designed like its bigger brother by Adrian Stiff, is a quirky 5,500-yarder that gets golf back to a three-hour round. The course is dominated by interesting greens that defend themselves with humps and hollows. All the courses have USGA greens and irrigation on fairways. Also part of the clubs portfolio are seven country cottages some 20 minutes away in Wootton-Under-Edge. Three-day, two-night packages at The Players Club, Kendleshire, Stinchcombe Hill and Cumberwell Park start from just £149. The Players Club, Codrington, Chipping Sodbury, Bristol, BS37 6RZ. Tel: 01454 313029. Website: www.theplayersgolfclub.com

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Society Packages: STRANAHAN COURSE; Mon-Sun £25 to include coffee on arrival, 18 holes, one-course lunch or dinner. CODRINGTON COURSE; Mon-Thur £39 Fri-Sun £44 to include: coffee on arrival, range balls, 9 holes on The Water Garden Course, 18 holes, one-course lunch or dinner. All Day Package £69 - Full English breakfast on arrival, range balls, buggies all day, 18 holes on the Stranahan Course. 18 holes on the Codrington Course, one-course lunch or dinner. Two nights accommodation, three rounds of golf from £149. 36-hole package from £49. Fleet of 26 buggies available. (see website for details). Green Fees: STRANAHAN COURSE Weekdays £20, weekends £25. CODRINGTON COURSE - Summer £48 per round, winter £35 per round. Visitor Restrictions: None. How to get there: Situated on the B4465 just 1 mile from Junction 18 of the M4.


useful information Society Packages: Societies (minimum of 8) are welcome at all times for full or half day packages and start from £40pp (dependant on time of year). Golf News Booking Offer: Mention the Golf News Ultimate Guide 2013 and the organiser will go free on groups of 20+. Corporate Day prices: From £70pp.

MANOR HOUSE GOLF CLUB

Green Fees: Monday to Sunday, from £32.50pp. (dependant on time of year).

‘Magnificently situated in 365 acres of beautiful Cotswold countryside near

Visitor Restrictions: Visitors may book up to 28 days in advance. Handicap certificates required.

West, an enchantingly located clubhouse and luxurious accommodation.

How to get there: Exit the M4 at Junction 17 and follow brown tourist signs to ‘Castle Combe Race Circuit’ for approx 15 minutes. Pass the circuit on your left and continue for 500 metres until the Golf Club entrance appears on your left hand side. Accommodation: Available at the 14th Century Manor House Hotel – special rates available for golf days. Alternatively, Waterfall Lodge: With four twin bedrooms, two showers and a lounge complete with television and DVD, the concept essentially follows the dormy house principle in that it allows players to reside close enough to the course and play as much golf as possible during their stay. Rates from £125 per person inclusive of dinner in the clubhouse, bed and breakfast, use of the driving range and 36 holes, based on a minimum of four sharing. Other Facilities: Putting green, chipping and bunker practice area, tennis courts, USGA spec driving range and private dining and conference facilities.

Bath, Manor House Golf Club boasts 18 holes of the best golf in the South

Located in an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and designed by the renowned BBC commentator Peter Alliss, it is widely regarded as one of the finest courses in the South-West of England and was recently awarded Number 1 golf course in Wiltshire. With dramatic undulating landscape, manicured fairways lined by mature oak trees, handcut tees and greens encircled by the meandering River Bybrook and a 17th hole rated as one of the most picturesque and challenging par-threes in the country, golf at Manor House is an experience you will want to repeat. The course boasts a choice of four tees making it an exciting course for all ages and abilities. A drop of 120 feet on the 17th, some magnificent water hazards and nearly 80 bunkers makes practising on the USGA spec practice facilities essential if wanting to return a good score. Close to the 18th green you will find the Waterfall Lodge comfortably accommodating a party of 8 golfers , alternatively the luxurious Manor House Hotel lies within the same grounds with 48 individually designed bedrooms and the Michelin star Bybrook restaurant.’ The Manor House Hotel and Golf Club, Castle Combe, Nr Bath, Wiltshire, SN14 7JW. Tel: 01249 782982. Email: enquiries@manorhousegolf.co.uk Website: www.manorhousegolf.co.uk

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THE VALE RESORT There are few places in Wales that can offer golfing groups the range of facilities and some of the most memorable and inspiring golf holes in the country as comprehensively as the Vale Resort. Nestled away in over 650 acres of beautiful Welsh Countryside the Resort with its 143-bedroom hotel also encompasses two championship golf courses, Wales’ largest spa, exceptional sporting facilities and award-winning dining. Established as one of UK’s leading golf destinations, the two championship courses live up to their reputation as being challenging, picturesque and memorable for golfers of all abilities, both having staged Sky-televised European Tour events. Add to this a friendly and welcoming clubhouse and changing areas, excellent golf shop, experienced staff and a professional service, and you have a recipe for a successful and unforgettable golf day. Ideally located just three minutes off junction 34 of the M4, 45-minute drive from Bristol, 90 minutes from Birmingham and only two hours from central London making the Vale Resort one of the UK’s most desirable golf and leisure destinations.

Vale Resort, Hensol Park, Hensol, Vale of Glamorgan, CF72 8JY. Hotel reception: 01443 667800. Golf club: 01443 665899. Email: r.williams@vale-hotel.com Website: www.vale-hotel.com

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Society & Corporate Packages: Includes coffee & bacon roll on arrival and golf and on course competitions from £25pp. Optional extras include; event management, private dinning, light lunch, two or three course meals. Green Fees: £30pp Lake course, £40pp Wales National course, special offers may be available throughout the year via our website. Visitor Restrictions: Lake course available for societies Monday to Friday, Wales National Mon to Sun. How to get there: Leave the M4 at junction 34 and follow the hotel signs (only 3 minutes away). Accommodation: On site 143-bedroom 4* hotel. Other Facilities: 16-bay driving range, well stocked pro-shop, putting greens, large fleet of buggies, 143-bedroom hotel, Wales’ largest spa, leisure club, bars & restaurants, multiple conference facilities for up to 700, free car parking.


useful information Society Packages: Starting from £20 per person including golfers’ breakfast and coffee. Please call for more details. Green Fees: Midweek, visitor £25, members guest £15, second round £10. twilight (roughly four hours before sunset), visitor £15, members guest £10. Weekend, visitor £30, members guest £20. Weekend twilight, visitor £20, members guest £15. Visitor Restrictions: No green fees or societies before 10.30am on a Saturday or Sunday. How to get there: We are located off the A30 just 15 miles from junction 25 of the M5 motorway near Taunton in Somerset or if you are coming from the East you can get to us from the A303 near Ilminster where we are about 7 and a half miles away. Other Facilities: Driving range open to anybody and a putting green open to green fees and members. Bar and food available all day.

WINDWHISTLE GOLF CLUB Windwhistle Golf course started as a 9 hole course originally designed in 1932 by J.H Taylor, 5 times Open Champion. In 1955 Leonard Fisher took over the course and extended it to 18 holes after acquiring additional land. There are some outstanding views over the surrounding countryside while you play golf so be sure to take a look around you while you play. The course is a tough par 70 off the white tees with a fantastic drainage system making it a joy to play all year round, with its fantastic views across Somerset our golf course is a delight to play any time. Our friendly Pro Shop staff and Bar staff will go that extra mile to cater for any of your needs to make your day at our golf course as remember able and enjoyable as a day at any golf course should be we maintain high standards from our course marshalling to our cutting of the greens our professionalism shines throughout the golf club. Please come and try our golf course out for yourself.

Windwhistle Golf Club, Cricket St Thomas, Chard, Somerset, TA20 4DG. Clubhouse Tel: 0146030231. Email Address: info@windwhistlegolfclub.co.uk Website: www.windwhistlegolfclub.co.uk

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WRAG BARN GOLF CLUB Deep in the beautiful Wiltshire countryside and just outside the historic town of Highworth is the exceptional Wrag Barn Golf & Country Club. With outstanding views of the Downs and the Vale of White Horse, Wrag Barn boasts one of the region’s outstanding venues for golf, weddings, business meetings and casual dining. Once part of the Lord Banbury’s Estate, Wrag Barn now offers the area’s premier golfing landmark. After testing their skill against the inspiring course, players will relax in the mellow and welcoming Clubhouse. A variety of drinks and a carefully planned range of lunchtime and evening menus are available for players and guests alike. Recognised for its friendly hospitality throughout, Wrag Barn looks forward to extending a warm welcome and being the perfect partner for golf and so much more. The Simon Gidman designed Golf Course, a challenging par 72 6622 yards - is a perfect example of effective course planning which balances the natural contours of 205 acres of delightful Wiltshire countryside with features to excite and test players of all skills and ambitions. Developing and maturing as years go by, Wrag Barn is of course ever improving and definately worth a visit! Wrag Barn Golf Club, Shrivenham Road, Highworth, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN6 7QQ. Telephone: 01793 861327. Facsimilie: 01793 861325. Pro Shop: 01793 766027. Email: info@wragbarn.com Website: www.wragbarn.com

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Society Packages: Winter packages from £25 and Summer packages from £32. Green Fees: £30 weekday and £40 weekend throughout the year. Other Facilities: 11 bay driving range, practise putting green and 6 hole Academy Course. Buggy and Trolley hire available. Well stocked Pro Shop. A variety of tuition packages available.


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useful information Society Packages: Available on request. Green Fees: Championship Course £147, Burnside £40 and Buddon £35 Special 3 Course Combination Ticket which includes 1 round on each course over a 3 day period £172 subject to availability. Visitor Restrictions: Visitors are welcome 7 days a week however restrictions apply particularly at the weekends. How to get there: Carnoustie is 90 minutes from Glasgow or Edinburgh airports, 60 minutes from Aberdeen or 20 minutes from Dundee. By rail we are on the main London to Aberdeen line. Accommodation: Hotel Accommodation on siteCarnoustie Golf Hotel.

CARNOUSTIE GOLF LINKS One of the World’s Best Golf Courses. The Carnoustie Championship course needs no introduction to golfers and is widely regarded as one of the finest golf courses in the world. Since 1931 it has hosted a total of seven Open Championships with Padraig Harrington winning the latest in 2007. The huge reputation of the Championship course tends to mask the fact that there are a further two fine courses in Carnoustie – the Burnside and Buddon Links. All three courses are rated in the top 50 links courses in the UK and Ireland (Golf Digest June 2011). The Burnside course has been used as an Open Qualifying venue on a number of occasions and it was there the legendary Ben Hogan began his successful quest to win the Championship back in 1953. At 6,028 yards it is not long by modern standards, but it is still a fine test for amateur golfers of all levels, not least because of a host of strategically-placed pot bunkers that are a trademark of all three of Carnoustie’s layouts. The Buddon Links is Carnoustie’s newest course. It was designed by Peter Alliss and Dave Thomas in the 1980s and has since been extensively upgraded. The opportunity to play three great courses in one location, make Carnoustie an ideal base for a visiting society.

Carnoustie Golf Links, 20 Links Parade, Carnoustie, DD7 7JF. Reservations dept: 01241 802270. Email: golf@carnoustiegolflinks.co.uk Website: www.carnoustiegolflinks.co.uk

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THE ROXBURGHE GOLF COURSE The Roxburghe Championship Golf Course was conceived by The Duke of Roxburghe, an avid golfer who commissioned Dave Thomas to design and construct this challenging Scottish Borders golf course on the Roxburghe estate. The course was opened in 1997 and Thomas’s design bears his distinct hallmark of deep challenging bunkers and large rolling greens. The wide fairways of the course follow the natural contours of the landscape and make full use of the many changes in levels. The signature hole is “Viaduct”, an elevated tee commanding superb views over the River Teviot that hugs the left of the fairway with an imposing viaduct running across the horizon. The heart of the Roxburghe course are the par threes, play these well and you will hopefully card a good score as three of them are around the 190 yards mark. Roxburghe Golf Club and Championship Golf Course has always extended a warm Scottish Borders welcome to visiting golfers, golf clubs and golf societies from the UK and around the world. Our experienced golf professionals, event organisers and clubhouse staff are here to ensure your golf day runs smoothly and successfully. We enjoy a high level of repeat business which reflects the dedication of our staff and the exciting challenge of our championship golf course here at Roxburghe Golf

Society Packages: From £70 per person for groups of 12 or more including breakfast, 18 holes, 2 course Golfers’ Meal, Nearest The Pin and Longest Drive markers and a souvenir guide. Green Fees: £50 April 2013, £80 May-Oct 2013. Four Balls (inc. Soup & Sandwiches) £180 April 2013 and £240 May-Oct 2013. Visitor Restrictions: None. Hotel Accommodation: Roxburghe Country House Hotel. Owned by the Duke of Roxburghe, the hotel nestles amongst well-tended woodlands on the banks of the delightful River Teviot. All of the 22 bedrooms have been individually designed, many by the Duchess of Roxburghe herself. Some have fourposter beds and log fires. All have a unique and charming character. Other Facilities: The Roxburghe Estate is not just the perfect place for golfers, there are also fishing, shooting, mountainbiking, riding and beauty treatments on offer. The Roxburghe Hotel also has a Beauty Suite with professionally qualified staff offering a wide range of indulgent treatments or, for visitors with an interest in history, we can organise visits to the Duke of Roxburghe’s splendid family home - Floors Castle.

Club. We can cater for the needs of all group sizes from 8 to 60 plus and our golf event packages can be tailored to suit small groups, corporate golf days and private events. Roxburghe Golf Course, Kelso, Roxburgshire, TD5 8JZ. Tel: 01573 450333. Email: golf@roxburghe.net. Website: www.roxburghegolfclub.co.uk

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Visitor Restrictions: None, visitors and societies welcome.

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Society Packages: Tailor-made packages available on request. Stay & Play packages from 89 euros pp.

How to get there: From Calais take A26 motorway in the direction of Reims. From motorway take exit 7 (Arras centre, Vimy) on N17. Follow directions for Amiens/ St Pol/ Le Touquet by RN 25 and Arras Golf Club is signposted (takes approx one hour). Accommodation: The Hotel du Golf d’Arras is located at 20 metres from the 1st tee with a panoramic view of the golf course.

picturesque, historical town of Arras, is one of the finest golf courses in the region. This magnificent 18-hole course is designed for nature lovers, with nine holes set amongst marshland and nine up in the hills. The championship course, a par 72 which is 6,693 yards long, is maintained to a very high standard. Home course of the Ladies French Open since 2000, Arras has also hosted the French Professional Championship in 1997, ’98 and ’99. It does, however, remain accessible as a great challenge to all standards of golfer. The three-star Hôtel du Golf offers 56 bedrooms, eight suites, and a cosy bar with an unobstructed view overlooking the course and the Scarpe valley. The changing facilities – refurbished to a luxurious standard – include showers and lockers. Trolleys and golf cars are available to hire and the pro shop is spacious and very well stocked. A warm atmosphere in the bar and restaurant provides convivial surroundings for anything from a cosy drink to a gourmet meal. In addition, Arras has a training academy that includes a 40-bay driving range with several target greens, a short game area, two putting greens, two practice bunkers and a delightful nine-hole course (par 31, 1,795 yards).

Arras Golf Club, Rue Briquet Taillandier, 62223 Anzin-St-Aubin, France. Tel: 0033 3 21 50 24 24. Fax: 0033 3 21 50 29 71. Email:golf@golf-arras.com Website: www.golf-arras.com

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GOLF-HOTEL DE SAINT-SAENS GOLF COURSE Situated between Rouen and Dieppe, in the heart of a natural wooded park of 200 acres, Saint-Saens Golf Course is unique in Normandy. This course offers a large variety of holes, with its three distinct sections; an entertaining mixture of valley holes (with water), forest (with tree-lined and panoramic tees) and high plateau (with wide and generous fairways). The first five holes are in the valley, just below the chateau clubhouse. Water is present and part of the game. The following forest holes meander through the woodland, taking advantage of its natural opening and breathtaking views. From the 12th, with their generous fairways, the plateau holes are tempting for the longer hitters – but these holes can be difficult when the wind, bunkers, doglegs and roughs come into game. On the 17th, it’s back to a tree-lined fairway and the 18th gives you a lovely finishing par-four hole with a magnificent view of the chateau. The chateau hotel has seven comfortable rooms, all overlooking the beautiful countryside and golf course and our new modern hotel, situated only 100 metres from the clubhouse, opened 13 further rooms in 2008. Saint-Saens will be proudly celebrating their 20th anniversary this year. This course has reached the standard of many mature parkland courses in the south of England. With excellent dining facilities in the restaurant and one of the warmest welcomes in France, Saint-Saens is the perfect blend of picturesque and diverse, making it an entertaining, but not too testing holiday golf course. Golf Hotel de Saint-Saens, Chateau du Vaudichon 76680 Saint Saens, France. Tel: 0033 235 342 524. Fax: 0033 235 344 333. Email: golf@golfdesaintsaens.com Website: www.golf-de-saint-saens.com

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Society Packages: Societies welcome. Group rates (10 people+): 33€ weekday and 45€ weekends. Green Fees: Individual from 38€ to 50€ and couples from 65€ to 90€. How to get there: From Calais (1hr 30mins): A16 motorway to Abbeville. A28 motorway direction Rouen. Exit 10 Les Hayons. Follow SaintSaens directions. /Through village follow Golf Hotel signs. Accommodation: 13 new-modern ensuite bedrooms in the annex. 7 ensuite bedrooms onsite in the chateau. Overnight stay 1/2 board & golf from 116€. Two nights 1/2 board & 3 days of golf from 241€. Special 4 night 1/2 board & unlimited golf package from 427€.


This fantastic and very successful golf tournament is now in its 15th year, we would again like to invite you to this beautiful of countries for a week of friendly fun and competition. Our best event of the year attracts both golfers and non-golfers alike to an island that we guarantee you will enjoy and make new friends. The 4* deluxe Alexander the Great Beach Hotel is currently being completely renovated and refurbished ready for when we arrive. The new look hotel will host the event for the 5th consecutive time for its service, hospitality, great position on the beach overlooking the sea, only minutes from restaurants and tavernas. Golf will be played over three very different course, two on the excellent Aphrodite Hills, one at the Faldo designed Elea and another at the much improved Minthis Hills Cyprus first golf course. Monarch from London Gatwick will again carry the main group of competitors along with Jet2 from Manchester and Newcastle at a supplement.

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Algarve Sunshine Golf Challenge 2013

TOURNAMENT GOLF HOLIDAY 3rd to 10th November

The format is Individual Stableford Best 3 rounds from 4 to count.

7 DAY 4* GOLF BREAK FROM

£535

PER GOLFER

1 FREE IN GROUP OF 8 • 4* Tivoli Carvoeiro Hotel • Based on two sharing a twin room • Free upgrade to Group ‘D’ car hire (between two) • 4 rounds competition golf at: Morgado, Alamos, Palmares & Pinta

• Welcome drink, farewell dinner and prizes • Services of a Tournament Director • Single room supplement £140 • Sea view room supplement £105 (room)

£100 per person deposit to secure booking. Balances due by 1st September 2013. All payments by bank transfer.

Peter Goulding, Tournament Director pedrogoulding@gmail.com www.algarvesportandleisure.com

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I love this course.

Actually, I love hating this course. It really is a love/hate relationship. Of all the courses I’ve played in South Carolina – from the mountains to the beach – this is one of my favourites. It’s right on the water and it’s beautiful. Every year when we come to golf, I look forward to playing it. And every year, this course owns me from the first tee to the eighteenth green. Owns me. I don’t know what to make of it. I just know I can’t wait to play it again next year.

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Take your group to

An Inn On York Street South Carolina

Stay in a historic Southern Plantation, English run B&B Play leisurely golf on fabulous conditions courses Experience the slow pace and charm of “small-town mid America” Relax and unwind after golf by the pool by sipping “Mint Juleps” Luxury en-suite rooms with gourmet breakfasts and concierge services Golf booked and arranged to your liking Choice of more than 20 courses within a 35 minutes drive Find us a 30 minutes drive south of Charlotte airport

An INN on York Street, 164 York Street, Chester, SC 29706 Tel: 001- 803- 581- 8681. E-mail: info@innonyorkstreet.com Website: www.innonyorkstreet.com


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