Golf is a game played on beautiful, large open-air courses, where a small hard ball is struck with a club into a series of small holes in the ground. The objective is to use the fewest possible strokes to complete the course. Other ways to play Golf include driving ranges and minigolf which are great for entry to the game or families.
Why is it good for me?
- You can play with people of all skill levels and ages and compete fairly
- It’s a game you can play for life
- The sport encourages social engagement because there’s a lot of time between swings
- It provides a great connection with the environment
- You can walk up to 6km so the health benefits are great.
- It’s fun!
How much will it cost me?
Golf doesn’t have to be an expensive game to play. You can join a Golf Club for an annual member fee or you can pay a causal fee – this varies between clubs so best to contact your nearest club to find out more.
A more affordable alternative to a game of Golf is going to a driving range and hitting some balls with friends or playing a game of minigolf. Driving ranges cost around $8 per 50 balls and minigolf is priced around $10 for juniors.
What do I need to play?
To start a full game, you will need to have a set of clubs including woods, irons and putters. You can purchase these but we suggest if you are just starting out playing then hiring may be the best way to go.
If you are going to a driving range or a minigolf course then your clubs should be provided to you either free or for a small hirage fee.
For more information on how to start playing Golf.