At the start of 2017 the Club embarked upon setting up a 9 hole academy course specifically designed for our younger, beginner members. The 9 holes use the existing front 9 layout but have ‘blue’ tees set up to reduce the total distance to 2000 yards.
Our ‘mini’ juniors (ages 4 – 10 years) have utilised this course throughout the season, even wining the local ‘mini’ league that was set up and run as part of the Hampshire Junior League competition.
The principle of the course set up is to move junior beginners from the practice range to the golf course without creating too much of a jump and therefore barrier. Once the ‘minis’ are comfortable on this layout and there game improves they will move back to the standard red and yellow tees and play over 9 holes.