Ready Golf, the online golf club aimed at nomadic golfers, has increased the number of golf clubs in its portfolio, giving its members access to even more golf courses in return for one single, annual membership fee.
In addition to those members in Surrey, Sussex and Kent already on their books, Ready Golf has signed up a host of new clubs in Somerset, Hampshire, Hertfordshire and Essex.
With the pent-up demand following lockdown likely to trigger green fees hikes and more and more waiting lists at clubs, Ready Golf is an increasingly-attractive option for golfers who like to play different golf courses around the country throughout the year for a one-off payment that offers exceptional value.
Thanks to Ready Golf’s current Spring offer, members can play as many golf courses in the portfolio as they like for just £64 per month, while those golfers wanting to wait for the better weather to return are able to secure a membership spot with a refundable £75 deposit and choose a start date that suits them.
“During lockdown we have worked hard to extend our reach and add to the number of clubs in the Ready Golf family,” said Tom Bishop, founder of Ready Golf. “And with the return of golf at the end of March, we are currently offering a 15% discount and a refundable deposit of £75 given the uncertain pandemic conditions for those who’d prefer to wait for some better playing conditions.
“With the new clubs now on board and several others keen to join, we believe we have a great golf offering for nomadic golfers who like to tee it up at a range of different courses. Whilst our golf courses are currently concentrated in the south east, we are looking to sign up more clubs from other counties in order to attract golfers from all over.”
One of the latest signings is The Bristol Golf Club in Somerset. Established in a 200-year-old former deer park with panoramic views across the Severn Estuary, it is home to two challenging courses suitable for both experienced and novice golfers. In addition to the main 18 hole layout, there is an outstanding 9 hole, par 3 course whilst a 15-bay floodlit driving range is ideal for those wanting some practice before teeing it up.
Down the road in Hampshire, Sherfield Oaks just outside Basingstoke, boasts 36 holes laid out among mature trees. The open design of the par 72 Wellington Course, set on naturally free-draining land, possesses a couple of driveable par 4s inviting the big hitters to grip it and rip it whilst the par 69 Waterloo Course requires more demanding course management.
Another recent sign-up is Mill Green Golf Club near Welwyn Garden City, best known as the birthplace of Sir Nick Faldo. Designed by Peter Alliss and Clive Clark in 1994, this par 72, 6,500-yard track meanders through lakes and woodland and provides one of the best all round golfing experiences in Hertfordshire. In addition to the championship course, Mill Green has exceptional practice facilities and an outstanding 9-hole, par 3 course suitable for golfers of all standards.
Further around the M25 to the east lies Warley Park Golf Club with its 27 holes, set out in three loops of nine that can be played in any combination. Its characteristic undulating, tight fairways and pacey greens are bordered by numerous lakes and mature woodland providing a scenic backdrop for golf. The club’s newly-refurbished spike bar and terrace offer a high standard of service in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere.
In Surrey, three more clubs have joined founder Ready Golf member Bletchingley in Redhill; namely Pyrford, Limpsfield Chart and Hampton Court.
Joining Littlestone, West Kent and Broome Park Golf Clubs in Ready Golf’s Kent stable is Redlibbets GC, not too far from Sevenoaks. Designed and built in the 1990s, the course has all the benefits of modern construction methods with USGA specification greens, tees and approaches and a fully-automated irrigation system. The par 72, 6,572 parkland layout boasts mature beech, oak and chestnut trees and offers spectacular views over the Kent countryside.
Additional attractions for Ready Golf members include:
- Offering members an accurate handicap index, in accordance with the new World Handicap System, which members can use when playing with other members.
- Ability to bring guests at special rates to any of the member clubs.
- Linking up with other members on existing bookings and meeting like-minded golfers and potentially, making new friends.
- Social events and members-only competitions.
Playing statistics for each member will be recorded and displayed online as will each member’s current playing handicap which will be managed by the Ready Golf team.
For more information, visit www.readygolf.co