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It’s never been easier to get into golf

There’s no better sport for bringing people together and, with its winning combination of exercise, sporting skill and social interaction, golf is the perfect tonic for good health and happiness.

It doesn’t matter if you’ve never played golf or haven’t picked up a club since your school days or an almost-forgotten holiday. You can get started by taking advantage of the low cost taster sessions and beginner courses on offer across the county.

You’ll receive a basic introduction to golf from PGA professionals, together with information about club membership and follow-on coaching opportunities. Equipment will be provided so all you have to do is turn up on the day in comfortable clothing.

Research now shows that this increasingly popular sport is actually a powerhouse of all the core ingredients that doctors recommend for optimum physical and mental health and wellbeing.  Here’s how…

It’s better than a fast and furious gym session. Research shows that walking around the golf course for a few hours is healthier than an intense session at the gym.

It keeps you healthy. Playing a full 18 holes burns up to 900 calories as well as working your heart and lungs.

It helps combat stress. Playing in the fresh air and green spaces can help reduce your stress levels.

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Get into golf is a national campaign to inspire adults to take up golf. It is part of the plan to make England the world’s leading golf nation by 2020, which is supported by Sport England National Lottery funding.


Top websites

Surrey Golf Partnership

To find out about anything golf-related in Surrey visit:

Coaching and qualifications

For how to get started in golf coaching and for a list of courses and development opportunities, please visit the Surrey Golf Partnership coaching pages.


Key contacts

Golf Development Officer

The County Development Officer for the Surrey Golf Partnership is Richard Shaw.