Date: July 14, 2015

Getting Started

Want to take up golf but not sure where to begin? There are a number of programs in Victoria designed to get you started. Take a look at the options below to see which one is right for you.

Introductory golf programs

MyGolf (Junior) is Australia’s national junior introductory program to develop and promote participation in golf. MyGolf is designed for 5 to 12 year olds and aims to provide a fun, accessible and satisfying introduction to golf including skills development as well as the social and fun aspects of the sport.

Swing Fit (Female) is the fun, healthy and social way for women to learn and develop golf skills. During Swing Fit, you’ll learn and experience the basic golf swing and putting action, plus get your whole body moving through golf specific conditioning and movement activities.

PlayGolf Clinics (All)  provide opportunities for people of all ages to start golf in a welcoming and relaxed environment. You can enrol in female-only, male-only or mixed group clinics at various golf venues across Victoria, all year round.


Transition from introductory programs to playing on-course

On-course mentoring with a qualified instructor, teaching professional or golf club member is important to help develop the knowledge and etiquette of the game while building up the confidence to play independently on course.

Get On Course is an on-course mentoring program for women who are looking to progress from golf clinics to the golf course in a group-based and social environment. At each session your mentor will guide you through your golfing game as well as teaching the basic rules and etiquette of golf. 


Playing opportunities

If you're looking to play golf but aren't interested in playing 18 holes, there are a range of other options for you. Golf clubs throughout the state are introducing innovative playing opportunities such as short courses, playing by time not holes, playing without scoring, virtual golf and Big Hole Golf. Find a facility near you and ask about their playing opportunities.


Flexible or modified membership

Not all golf memberships are expensive and exclusive! Various other membership categories exist, such as weekday/weekend memberships, seasonal memberships, green-fee memberships, social memberships and family memberships, to name a few! Find a facility near you and speak to them about the membership categories they have to offer.