Date: September 23, 2013

How can I get out and play?

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. Driving ranges are generally found at golf courses but may also be standalone facility. They offer hitting bays and other practice areas such as bunkers and chipping greens. Players pay for use of the facility through the hire of practice balls. Some golf courses also open their practice fairway for public use so check with your local club. Check out your nearest driving range here

Just getting started? Take it at your own pace

There are a stack of ways you can kick start your discovery of golf. From a gentle game of mini golf right through to a full round at a recognised golf course. In Australia we are fortunate to have a large number of high quality public and private golf courses to choose from which range from 9, 18, 27 and 36 hole facilities. There are also mini golf, putt putt, pitch & putt and driving ranges that are a great way for beginners and children to start learning the game. Click here to explore what s on offer and you can make up your own mind on what s right for you.

Public Golf Courses (including Resort Courses)

Public golf courses are generally open to anyone, with players paying a fee to play their round. Green fees vary depending on the day of the week, the time of day or the time of year. Fees for an 18-hole round may vary from $10 to $150. It is recommended players contact the course prior to the round to make a booking. Click here to find your nearest Public or Resort golf course

Mini Golf and Putt Putt

Mini Golf is a miniature version of the game with players using only a putter to play the round. Players often encounter a variety of novelties and obstacles to get to the hole. This is a great family option which everyone can play. Click here to find your nearest Mini Golf course

Pitch & Putt

Pitch and Putt is also a mini version of golf with players using only a wedge and putter to play their round. Holes are much shorter than normal golf holes and generally have a maximum length of 90 metres. Click here to find your nearest Pitch & Putt course