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Avington Park Golf Course

 
 
 

A Warm Welcome to Avington Park Golf Course                

History

Avington Park Golf Course is a 9 Hole Parkland Course which was established in 1995. Much of the park was planted in the late 18th Century and the mature trees now define the course. The greens were built to USGA specification to ensure good playing conditions all year round and have helped establish the reputation of being one of the best 9 Hole courses in Hampshire.

There is the opportunity to play 18 holes with different tees on all 9 holes.

The Golf Club is a proprietary club and is run by the partnership of: M&V Stent.


Your Membership and Membership Card

As a member of the club you can:

  • Attain a bona fide handicap

  • Enter a variety of Avington competitions

  • Meet and play with other golfers. You can contact other members via the Messages tab under My Golf without giving away your personal details.

  • Book tee-times up to two weeks in advance, either online or by ringing the clubhouse

  • Play with up to three guests who will receive a discounted rate.   Each guest can receive the guest rate up to four times a year.

  • Join in with sectional events and matches against other clubs.  Please ask at the clubhouse for more details or to be put in touch with a section captain.

  • Enjoy social club events

  • Receive a 10% discount on hot drinks, clothing and golf sundries purchased from the clubhouse.


The Membership card is your account card, used for paying entry fees to club competitions and for purchasing sundries etc (members receive discounts on sundries and hot drinks purchased from the Clubhouse).  Membership cards are topped up at the Clubhouse.


Enclosed in this pack is a Fixtures List which gives details of the Captains and the Committee members who will be happy to help should you need any assistance or have any queries regarding the club.


As a member of the club you can invite a guest to play with you at a comprehensively reduced green fee.  Any guest can be signed in up to 4 times in a year when playing with a member.


How to Book a Tee Time

You can book a tee time by logging into the members area of the website and selecting ‘Book a tee time’ on the Home page or under ‘My Golf’.


Click ‘select’ next to the time (on the correct day) you would like to play and enter the number of players and length of booking (9 or 18 hole).
Ensure you click ‘book tee time’ before going back to the tee booking page.


Tee times can also be booked via telephone on the clubhouse number, 01962 779945.                                                                                                                                                             

Handicap

To gain a handicap you must play 54 holes (cards signed by the marker) – this can be 9 or 18 holes or a combination of the two. To keep a competition handicap you must enter three qualifying competitions per year.


Please submit your cards to clubhouse staff who will ensure they are passed onto the responsible person.


Etiquette

The following points are just some of the protocols that we ask all golfers to respect and adhere to at all times:

                                                                   

  • Respect others on the course.

  • Look after the course – rake bunkers, repair divots and pitch marks.

  • Avoid slow play.

  • Allow Greenkeepers priority while working on the course.

  • Allow groups following to play through if they are having to wait, particularly if you have lost a hole ahead.  

Practice Areas

There are practice nets and a practice putting green situated close to the clubhouse area, with a practice chipping and bunker facility located just down the slope from the 1st tee on the left hand side.  Please do not chip onto the practice green.


Parking

There may be occasions, especially on competition days, when the car park may be a little fuller than usual, we just ask that people please park considerately at all times.

Please ensure that no valuables are left in your car at any time as the club cannot take responsibility for any loss or damage to property.


Dress Code

Here at Avington, we have a relaxed dress code although we ask all players not to remove their shirts in hot conditions and suggest proper golf shoes.


Club colours for the Ladies when representing the club in matches etc. are a pink polo shirt (bearing the course logo) and navy trousers and Seniors are blue club polo shirts with navy trousers.


Club House Facilities

The Clubhouse is open every day (except 25th Dec).

Opening times are from 08.15am weekdays and 08.00am weekends.

Closing times are according to twilight hours – usually an hour before sunset.

We offer hot and cold drinks/confectionery and locally made cake with inside and outdoor areas for you to enjoy the views and chat about the rounds of golf to be played or played!

Club house staff can assist with all your enquiries and can help with bookings, competition entry and information regarding closure of the course etc.


Greenkeeping Staff

Greenkeepers are often working on the course to keep it in the best possible condition throughout the year. They will be happy to discuss any queries or ideas you may have concerning the fairways and greens etc.


Competitions

The club holds many competitions and knockout events throughout the year, with some lovely prizes and trophies given. Details of these contests with instructions for entry and payment can be found on the notice boards at the clubhouse and on the members’ area on the website.

Dates for competitions are also included on the fixtures card.


Qualifying Competitions

Competitions include all monthly Medal & Stableford competitions.


Inter-club Matches

There is an opportunity to play in matches against other clubs which are pre-arranged and included on the Fixtures card and website.


Members who are interested and available to play in matches, can sign up on the Sectional noticeboard in the clubhouse or on the website.


Throughout the season there is also an opportunity to play in mixed matches and competitions at Avington – details will appear on the board and on the website.  


Section Away Days

There are opportunities to join a group and play at other clubs (usually 2 or 3 days a year) – details will be put on the board /sent by email.     


Ladies Coffee Mornings 

Other Clubs welcome groups to their course for 18 holes with coffee usually provided and an opportunity to purchase from the club shop and various stalls. You will need to arrange your own group of 4 players and book as a group.


Details of Ladies Coffee Mornings are kept in a file on the bookcase in the Clubhouse.


Avington Park Coffee Morning

This is our opportunity to welcome other clubs to enjoy our course and is a way to promote Avington Park. It is greatly appreciated if you are able to volunteer e.g. baking cakes, contributing to the raffle or helping on a stall.

        

Captains’ Charity

Designated charities are chosen by the Captains, and are supported by the club and members through various events during the year.                                                                                 


Details of supported charities can be found on the website and in the Club house.


Committee Members have varying roles within the sections and their names and contact numbers can be found on our current fixtures card.


Should you be interested in a role on the Committee then please let your Captain know - they will welcome the support!


Useful Information

Please note:

Monday mornings

The roll up day for the Senior section – all seniors from the age of 55 are welcome.


Tuesday mornings

The Ladies’ Section meet at 8:30am every Tuesday.


Saturdays

Our ‘Club friendlies’ are open to all members and take place on the third Saturday of each month. Please check details on the noticeboard or on the website.
The Gents section has ‘Roll up’ competitions on the remaining Saturdays.


Golf Lessons:

Winchester Golf Academy has established links with Avington Golf Course - you can find one of their business cards at the Clubhouse and information on the Avington Park website.                                                                                             


Useful Contact Details:


Clubhouse: 01962 779945

Office: 01962 779955.


Email: office@avingtongolf.co.uk


Wishing you many happy Golfing days at the Avington Park Course!

 
 
 




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