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Golf is an adaptable game that it suits everyone, whatever their age, fitness level or ability. Whether you want to keep healthy, burn calories or spend time with friends, golf is for you.

An Overview of Golf

The game is steeped in tradition. The rules are uniform the world over and the unique handicapping system allows people of different abilities to play with and against each other. The game is a stimulating challenge combined with getting out in the fresh air in pleasant surroundings. Golf is not only enjoyable, it is an excellent way of exercising, as an average 18 holes usually involves walking between six and seven kilometres!

Friendship, fresh air and exercise, golf has is all

Get into Golf is the national campaign to inspire adults to take up golf and to play more often. Run by England Golf through is network of County Golf Partnership and supported by Sport England National Lottery funding.

It doesn't matter whether you've never played golf or if you 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 golf taster sessions and beginner courses on offer.

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.

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's good to play golf because:

  • Game for all
  • Keeps you active
  • Connects you with people (for women use support and friendship)
  • Learn something new
  • Reduces stress levels
  • Learn something new
  • Improve work-life balance
  • Helps you live longer, healthier life


Taster sessions and beginner courses are not as expensive as you might think, and there are driving ranges available across the country. The majority of beginner courses will provide equipment, and clubs are available to rent at most golf courses.


If you have never played golf before, or are just a bit rusty, Get into golf is the best starting point for you. The sessions are fun and sociable and held in a relaxed atmosphere where you'll learn the basics and find out about follow-on opportunities. They can help you find an activity near you, as well as guiding you on what to wear, the etiquette and rules of game.

Adaptations and Equipment

Once you are experienced enough to go out on the golf course you will need a golf bag:

  • Spare golf balls
  • Spare tees
  • Pencil for scoring
  • Pen for marking golf balls
  • Golf ball marker
  • Umbrella
  • Towel for cleaning clubs
  • Waterproofs - possibly!
  • Pitch mark repairer
  • Drink
  • Snack bar(s)
  • Golf Rule Book


  • The Ryder Cup is made out of gold and stands 17 inches tall, 9 inches wide and weighs 4 pounds. That makes it slightly taller and heavier than the trophy awarded to the winners of the FIFA World Cup.

Find Golf Clubs/Groups Near You

Use the search below to find local organisations near you.

Contact your local Physical Activity, Health & Wellbeing Team

Across Leicestershire, Leicester & Rutland the Physical Activity, Health & Wellbeing Teams are providing opportunities to support you to become more active.

Daily Boost

The Daily Boost aims to encourage children and young people to do 15 minutes of organised activity at school every day, benefiting their long-term physical and mental health and wellbeing.


The Fitcation offer is about inspiring gentle adventures and active escapes as part of short break activity holidays and trips to Leicestershire and Leicester.

Funding Finder

Our Funding Finder enables you to identify the most suitable local, regional and national funding schemes available for clubs and organisations, facilities and talented individuals.

Local Leisure Centres

There are a number of local leisure centres and health clubs across Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland. Take a look!

Team Leicestershire Talent

Team Leicestershire Talent is a new Talented Athlete Support Programme for Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland athletes.

Start a Conversation, Suicide is Preventable

Start a Conversation is a suicide prevention campaign that aims to build a community that is committed to the mental health and wellbeing of its residents.

This Girl Can

No one gets to choose how you exercise other than you. Your body, your call. And whatever that looks like, we think it’s worth celebrating. This Girl Can, funded by The National Lottery, believes th

National Governing Bodies

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