Visitor Guidelines

Visiting golfers are welcome to play at Ganton and tee times are normally available both during the week and at weekends. Times are however, subject to availability and visitors must always make arrangements to pay in advance. Ganton is a challenging Championship Course and players are required to be in possession of a current handicap certificate.  

Clubhouse Hours: The Clubhouse opens at 8.30am each day and normally closes at 9pm weekdays and at 7.30pm weekends in the Summer and at 7pm in the Winter. The Bar closes 30 minutes before the Clubhouse.  

Catering:  Snack meals are available throughout the day. Lunch is served from midday and visitors wishing to take lunch are requested to advise the catering staff before play. Evening meals can be arranged with the Caterer but at least 48 hours notice is required. To discuss your catering requirements please contact on 01944 712802. 

Tees of the Day: Gentlemen normally play from the Yellow Tees and Ladies from the Red Tees.

Practice: There is an excellent practice range, complemented by a short game practice facility. Baskets of balls may be obtained from the Professional’s Shop.  Please note that the practice areas are closed until 10.30am on Thursdays to allow for maintenance.

Caddies: A limited number of bag carriers are available. Bookings should be made with the Caddiemaster. (Tel: 01944 712804)

Buggies: Regrettably, buggies are only available for hire on production of a medical certificate and must be booked in advance via the Secretary’s Office. For reasons of Health & Safety, electric scooters and personal buggies are not allowed on the course.

On Arrival: Please make your way to the Caddiemaster’s Office to check-in.

Payments: Individual green fees should be paid at the Professional’s Shop before play. Accounts may be settled by cash, cheque (supported by valid bankcard) or credit/debit card (Visa, Mastercard, and Switch are acceptable.)

Handicap Certificates: All visitors should to be in possession of a current handicap certificate.

Dress Code: The general principle is that visitors shall conform to the best of golf standards both on and off the course. 

On the course golf shoes are to be worn; tailored shorts may be worn but only with single colour knee length socks and shirts are to be tucked in.

Smart casual wear is allowed in all rooms with the exception of the Vardon Room where Jacket and ties must be worn at all times and in the Dining Room after 10.30am.  Shoes worn on the course are not to be worn in the Clubhouse.  Waterproof clothing is not suitable in the Clubhouse apart from in the changing areas.  Hats are not to be worn in the Clubhouse.

Jeans, tracksuits, T-shirts, combat/cargo shorts and training shoes/sneakers are not appropriate either on the course or in the clubhouse.

Electronic Devices including Mobile Phones
: Are to be kept switched off at all times except in the event of an emergency.

Not permitted on the course or in the clubhouse.

Insurance: Visitors are advised to ensure that they are adequately covered

Safety:  For your safety we would like to inform you of the following: -  

  • Bunkers: Many are deep and have steep steps.  Care should be taken, particularly when conditions are wet.

  • 17th / 18th Holes:  Crossed by a public highway – be careful not to play until clear to do so.

  • Blind Holes: There are blind spots at 4th & 18th.  Please exercise due care before playing.

Etiquette/Care of the Course: Visitors are requested to respect the Club’s traditions and observe golf’s courtesies. In particular, please refrain from making practice swings on the tees and keep all trolleys off tees and away from the areas between greens and greenside bunkers. Please replace all divots, rake bunkers and avoid climbing up or down the bunker faces.

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