Date: September 23, 2013


How do I get started in Golf?



Pick up a club and get in the swing

If you ever wondered what it’s like to get yourself out onto a golf course and have a go, there’s never been a better time than right now. Interest in golf in Australia is booming as Aussie golfers make their marks on the world stage and people who have never played before discover the simple joys of golf. Of course the world’s finest golfers have a heap of skill and years of practice, but the truth is, everyone who ever picks up a club has to start somewhere, even the world’s best.


The great thing about golf is that it’s easy to get started. You don’t need to commit to buying clubs or gear or balls or any other golf equipment. You just have to want to pick up a club and have a go.


Head to your nearest driving range


Before you even play a round, you can dip your toe in the water and have some fun at your local driving range. It’s the place to go where you can hire a bucket of golf balls and some clubs and just swing away. No experience necessary. Just the desire to have fun is all you need. And don’t worry if you’ve never picked up a club before, you’re still sure to enjoy yourself.

Click here to find your nearest driving range.


Learn from the pro's in a fun and relaxed environment


The great thing about golf lessons for beginners is that the PGA Professional will work with you and help you learn how to play golf at your own pace. From mastering the basics to developing the skills you need to get better every time you play, a golf pro can help you get the most fun out of playing. Even a single golf lesson can be enough to give you tips to build on.

A pro can also give you valuable advice on the right golf equipment for you when the time comes to buy your own gear. Or, you can check out the huge range of gear available through the countless dedicated golf retailers located right across Australia.

Find your nearest PGA professional here


Hit the course

If jumping straight into the action is more your speed, you’ll want to find a course near you and book a round.


Find your nearest public access golf course here


Take it to the next level. Join a club


There will come a time when you’ll want to make the move to playing more often, get your own handicap and take part in organised competitions. When it does, you’ll find Australia has some of the finest Golf Clubs in the world.

So where do you start to look for the club that’s right for you? The answer is through our exclusive PlayGolf membership section. This is where you’ll find exclusive membership offers from all over Australia, promoted live and in real time through Twitter.

Find your nearest private golf club here


Want to get social?

The Golf Australia Social Golf Club is for you. At just $53.95 per year, it’s a great way to get started in the game, play some fabulous courses at seriously discounted rates and chart your progress using the Golf Australia Casual Handicap.


Find out more about Golf Australi Social Golf Club here