“It’s a great sport for women because it keeps you fit, you’re outdoors and you get to come to amazing places,” says the actress Denise van Outen
Whether you are new to golf or boast a low handicap, the golf team at Exeter Golf and Country Club would love to hear from you. With one of the county’s best PGA golf coaching teams, an excellent Get Into Golf programme, indoor simulator studio and a choice of 7, 8, 9 and 18 holes to play, Exeter Golf and Country Club is ideal for everyone from beginners to competitive golfers.
The women’s golf section at the club is friendly, welcoming and sociable. Tuesday is ladies’ competition day at the club, with social golf available every day of the week.
Women’s golf at exeter golf and country club
Women’s golf is going from strength-to-strength, with women golfers of all ages getting more involved in the sport. Exeter Golf and Country Club works closely with England Golf and Devon Golf with initiatives to get women into golf.
Our women’s golf members are on-board to welcome new faces. With a buddy scheme available, new female golf members are easily integrated into the golf club life – the get-togethers for coffee or wine in the bars also help!
great reasons to play golf
Here are some reasons why women should give golf a go:
Camaraderie and friendship
Golf is one of the most social sports. Appealing to the multi-tasking ladies out there, golf enables you to exercise and catch up with friends at the same time! Whether you play 7 holes for an hour or so, or play the full 18 holes over four hours, you can chat between holes, work off up to 900 calories and then relax with a swim or a glass of wine in the bar afterwards.
Golf’s unique handicap scoring system means that players of all levels can play together either socially or competitively – it’s a even playing field.
According to ‘Get Into Golf’,
“Golf can help keep you active, burn calories, stay in shape, lower cholesterol, reduce the risk of heart disease and research shows it may even help you live longer. You can walk around 4-5 miles in the average game of golf, burn at least 900 calories and will take more than 10,000 steps, you will easily achieve the recommended 150 minutes of moderate exercise a week recommended by the NHS to keep healthy.”
The great outdoors
Top up your vitamin D with an hour or two in the sunlight. Exercising outdoors is a scientifically-proven way to help improve your mood, stress levels and self-esteem.
Keep your bones healthy
Help prevent osteoporosis and strengthen bones through the brisk walking and swinging action.
Golf offers a great lifestyle. The parkland course at Exeter Golf and Country Club has mature trees and views stretching across to Haldon Hill. With bars, award-winning Wear Park Spa and the use of heated indoor and outdoor swimming pools, with steam room, jacuzzi and sauna, your golf membership can really improve your lifestyle from a health, well-being and social point of view.
Why choose Golf Membership at Exeter
One of the best course layouts in the South West
All year round play – except for exceptionally poor weather conditions!
City location with excellent traffic links, yet visually stunning setting with views across to Haldon Hill
Flat and easy walking golf course in excellent condition with buggies available to hire
Suitable for all standards of golfer
Busy calendar of golf competitions for all levels
The most challenging par 5 in the region – our new 18th hole
Superb practice facilities and short game area
The most advanced, enclosed golf simulator studio for coaching or to play six of the world’s best golf courses complete with food, drinks and comfortable seating
One of the best stocked pro shops in the area
England Golf ambassador for Girls Golf and Get Into Golf
Highly acclaimed golf coaches and programmes
The golf course
As the longest running golf club in East Devon, our history underpins our prestigious reputation.
The par 69, 6018 yard layout features four new holes and is a test for all abilities, over the full 18 holes or the 7 / 9 hole loops. The 120 acre parkland course has mature trees, water features, sculpted bunkers, manicured fairways and nurtured greens with excellent drainage meaning the course remains open for most of the year.
getting started with your golf membership
Women’s golf is growing, but more slowly than men’s, which is currently full! With women’s-only coaching sessions and no joining fee for ladies (a saving of £300) we would love to see more ladies getting into golf.
Becoming a member of Exeter Golf and Country Club is simple. Contact us for an appointment and our Golf Manager or Head Golf Professional will give you a tour of the golf course and talk you through our golf membership – you may even glean a top tip or two, if you’re lucky.
Once you sign up, you can get onto the golf course in a shot!
New golfers are provided with a Welcome Pack containing a membership card, bag tag and fixture card for the year, showing all the competitions and events. Our Golf Manager will meet you for a coffee and introduce you to Intelligent Golf for tee-time bookings and competitions, which can be accessed from your mobile device or desktop. A welcome round of golf will follow with Golf Captains or Committee members.
Become a golf member
Golf membership includes swimming in our indoor and outdoor heated pools. You can also add on membership of the gym and fitness classes or rackets including tennis and squash. We have a team of personal trainers who may help you develop your fitness for golf, this is especially popular over the winter months.
All you need to join, is a golf handicap or a suitable level of experience, and payment either annually or by monthly direct debit. The membership year runs from April to March, so annual subscriptions are pro rata.
Members enjoy a 20% discount on food and drink in the bars and restaurant and
10% off treatments in Wear Park Spa – great for a post-golf deep tissue massage maybe?
Please be aware there is a dress code which must be adhered to by both visitors and members.
Golf course etiquette
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