Lakes Course – Open Garden Course – Open
The courses are looking very good after the rain last week. The greens are putting very well and speeding up.
Please phone 01793 849999 (ask for Pro Shop) for more information, green fee deals and tee times.
Buggies are permitted at the moment.
The Pro Shop
Run by our resident pro Marc McCracken, the shop stocks a wide range of leading brands at internet prices, catering for ladies, men and juniors. You will find all the latest equipment from leading manufacturers including Nike, Ping, Titleist and Callaway. We have a good range of men’s Under Armour, Glenmuir, Sunderland and Nike clothing, We stock Srixon, Callaway and Titleist golf balls and Footjoy and Nike shoe ranges designed to suit all budgets. We also stock Powacaddy golf trollies.
Shop and Lesson vouchers are also available.
If you’re looking for a new set of clubs or a driver, Marc will fit you outdoors using the latest Flightscope technology. Marc is a very experienced custom fitter and will make sure you are fitted with the ideal clubs to improve your game.
And if we don’t have what you’d like in stock we will order it in for you!
For more information call Marc on 01793 849 999
or email Theproshop@the-wiltshire.co.uk.
Visitors Green Fees
Please contact the Pro Shop on 01793 849999 for green fee deals or if you have any queries.
Course Weekday Weekday after 2pm
18 Hole Lakes Course £31 £25
9 Hole Garden Course £14 £14
Course Weekend Weekend after 2pm
18 Hole Lakes Course £41 £33
9 Hole Garden Course £17 £17
Sitting proudly on a Wiltshire hillside, the course reflects all that is best of the local landscape. Apart from the great views across the Wiltshire hills, the lakes and bunkers concentrate the mind wonderfully; accuracy and length play equally important parts in your search for a low score. The newly extended and re-designed Lakes Course covers an additional 100 acres and is a challenging but rewarding course.
The 6,628 yard, 18-hole Lakes Course was originally designed by Peter Alliss in 1991 and updated by William Swann in 2006. It is a par-72 jewel that has been sculpted out of the typical county terrain. Rolling, well-textured and welcoming fairways lead to challenging greens. These greens are undulating and can be treacherous and fast depending on the pin positions.
The 10th and 17th holes are our signature holes. The English Golf Union hosted their club championships on the Lakes Course which has made the Lakes a true championship course.
The 9-hole Garden Course is 3,000 yards long, but if you believe it is a pitch and putt, think again. When played from two sets of tees, it sets up a par-72 course with four par-fives.
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We invite visitors to enter our open competitions.
Seniors Open – Tuesday 4th July 2017
Individual Stableford …Info
Mens Open – Saturday 15th July 2017
Full Handicap Bowmaker …More Info
Junior Open – Sunday 13th August 2017
Late entries available at back of field…More Info
Mixed Open – Sunday 27th August 2017
Individual Stableford …More Info
At The Wiltshire we recognise the need for the successful development of junior golfers from coaching through to full adult membership.
Junior coaching is provided by our resident professional, Marc McCracken who holds training sessions most weekends. These sessions are designed to introduce our juniors to all aspects of golf and appreciate the many benefits that playing the game can bring. The emphasis throughout for our juniors will be on enjoying the game of golf in a safe and secure environment, developing existing skills and promote course management and golf etiquette.
Junior club competitions will be held on our 9-hole Garden course and will be open to all juniors, even those without a handicap; all our juniors can obtain a Congu Handicap and will be able to play in all senior competition once they have obtained the qualifying handicap. At the club and have a range of generous membership subscriptions. Our Junior Pathway is as follows:
Become a member of the Club
There are three age groups:
Be assessed by the club Professional
Before you go out on the course, you will need to show that you understand the basic rules of golf and course etiquette; assessment will be undertaken by the club professional.
Play on the course
Once you’ve passed your assessment you are free to play on the Garden and/or Lakes Courses depending on your membership.
Represent the Club
We aim to establish a Junior Team to contest with other clubs through the County League or local arrangements. This is in addition to Junior Club Competitions, or individual entries to other Junior Open competitions.
Represent the County
It is our hope that we can develop some young players to represent the County and we are building relationships with the Wiltshire County Committee to assist in this matter.
Junior Organiser: Jim Boyes
Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
10:30am to 11:30am – £6 per session
Eagle Group Aimed at more experienced golfers
1pm to 3pm – £9 per session
Within our junior lessons we use The Golf Foundation Junior Golf Passport scheme, this is the national learning programme for juniors who are 7 years and older. It is a comprehensive, progressive, structured programme designed to help young people learn about playing the game of golf. We set our juniors achievable targets, give them an understanding of the rules and etiquette of the game and most importantly we have loads of fun!
Junior Open 2016 Results
Name Gross Hcp Club
Winner Oliver Jeans 78 5 Wragg Barn
2nd Seona Mauchline 81 9 High Post
3rd Lewis Ward 82 5 Wragg Barn
Name Gross Hcp Nett Club
Winner George A Webb 89 19 70 Broome Manor
2nd Macklin Hawkins 97 26 71 Broome Manor
3rd (C/B) Seona Mauchline 81 9 72 High Post
4th J Trew 87 15 72 North Wilts
An Introduction to Golf
Golf is a game for all, whatever your age, background, ability or disability. As well as having fun in the fresh air, playing golf helps you stay fit and look and feel well. Golf is a great game for all the family and can be played into your twilight years, so it’s never too late to start…
Playing golf can bring some impressive health and wellbeing benefits that can help you look and feel at your best. This increasingly popular sport combines, the core ingredients that doctors recommend for optimum physical and mental health and wellbeing.
- Golf is fun – you will find it easier to make exercise enjoyable.
- It does not need to take all day, playing 9 holes will only take 2 hours.
- It keeps you fit – 18-hole game of golf uses at least 900 calories.
- Gets you outdoors – proven way to help improve your mood, stress levels and self-esteem.
- With plenty of time for conversation, golf is the perfect way to make new friends or grow closer bonds with people you already know.
Equipment can be supplied free of charge to get you going, so what are you waiting for!?
Lessons for Beginners
Beginner golf lessons are a perfect introduction to golf, and have been designed to explore all aspects of the game in a friendly and relaxed environment.
We will work towards building the confidence to play a round of golf, safe in the knowledge that the basic skills and understanding are in place.
Key areas will be covered including set-up, sound fundamentals of the swing, putting, chipping and bunker play to help you to understand the mechanics of the game, we also work on basic rules and etiquette, course management, card marking and handicaps.
Contact Marc McCracken on 01793 849999 or Theproshop@the-wiltshire.co.uk.
6 week Academy Membership £175
6 x 30 Min Golf lessons
1 × 3 hole lesson
6 x Rounds of golf on our 9 hole Garden course
6 x Range tokens
Getting a Handicap
New Handicaps – All initial handicaps will be issued in accordance with, CONGU® rules.
Having satisfied the requirements for membership of a Club, CONGU® requires that to get a handicap a player must submit cards from 54 holes of golf, marked by a person approved by the Club. The rounds must be played at that Club over a measured course and may consist of any mix of 9 hole or 18 hole cards, though the preference is for 3 x 18 hole scores. The Club will then adjust the returned scores, so that a lady never records more than 3 over par and a man never more than 2 over par on any individual hole. The cards are then assessed and the club allocates a CONGU® handicap based on the amount, the lowest score returned, exceeds the Standard Scratch Score of the course played (after taking into account other factors it considers relevant).
When the club considers it appropriate to the player’s ability, a lower CONGU® handicap than that indicated by the scores may be allocated; particularly where the player has previously held an approved handicap. In exceptional circumstances a club may allocate a higher handicap than indicated by the scores returned. Once the Club has allocated a CONGU® handicap to a player, it becomes the player’s Home Club for handicap purposes and it is responsible for administering and maintaining that CONGU® Handicap fully in accordance with the requirements of the System.
Although not specifically required by the System the Club may require the player to demonstrate knowledge of the Rules of Golf and the etiquette of the game before allocating a handicap.
Supplementary scores should be entered into the system by the player in addition to club competitions. This can be done by logging a supplementary score on the terminal in the bar, once you have identified the course and tees you are playing off. Once this is done, you need to enter your scores under that booked supplementary score. This is then added to your playing history.
I would like to remind you that under the Rules of Golf you are personally responsible for ensuring that you are not playing off a handicap higher than you are entitled to. If, for some reason, a score below your playing handicap in a Qualifying competition has not been reflected in your current handicap, you must make the appropriate adjustment yourself. If you are unsure how to do this, please ask me. This situation is most likely to arise if you have played in an Away competition. In these circumstances your score will normally have been notified to us via the CDH system however this cannot be guaranteed. It is your responsibility to inform me of your results in all Qualifying competitions that you play away from this Club.
If you have any questions relating to the above, the Men’s Handicap Secretary, Paul Dimond, will be happy to answer them.
To enter a competition you require an active handicap. Please refer to the “Getting a handicap” section to find out more about this.
All of the competitions that we play are advertised on the Competitions Notice Board in the corridor just outside the changing rooms. Our normal weekend Competitions are played from 0734 through to 1030.
When you see a Competition you want to play in, you will then enter using our Club v1 booking system. You can either use the system in the bar area or by booking on line through www.howdidido.com (you need to register with them before you can enter this way). Please ask for help in the Pro Shop if you’re not sure what to do. Simply select a slot that is available and put your name in.
Ladies enter all their competitions through the Pro Shop, please enquire there for more details.
Entry to Competitions is £4.00. We also have a 2’s club on the day which is an optional £1. Payment to our competitions are made on the day of the event in the Pro shop.
The drawn events are advertised as normal, however you put your name in the required time zone, and the draw will be made a week before the competition date. Payment is as above.
When you join the club, simply ask for the Competitions Secretary, Paul Vincent, who will help you in any way he can with regards to competitions.
From your long game to your putting, professional Marc McCracken is here to help.
Please contact Marc on email@example.com or 01793 849999.
Learn how to deal with tricky lies, course management, and shot selection.
Individual Lesson Prices
30 Minute Lesson £20
45 Minute Lesson £25
1 Hour Lesson £35
3 Hole Playing lesson £35
IPad V1 Golf Video swing analysis available at £5 extra
Group Lesson Prices
Group Lessons 2-5 People £50 Per Hour
Group Lessons 6-8 People £70 Per Hour
Both Packages Include Video Swing Analysis