New Memberships at The Players Golf Club 2017
At The Players Golf Club we have a variety of membership packages designed around the flexibility of your play. The modern golfer is more nomadic theses days and the COUNTRY membership at £310 per year allows you to belong to a club and pay a modest member fee per round, importantly you can keep and retain your handicap and play in the club competitions. The fee for the Codrington course is £20 and on the Stranahan its £10, golf is free on the Watergarden and during Open Week (1st week in August) you play for free on any of the courses. You can sign in guests, receive 25% discount on buggies, even fish on the lake. The short game area and putting greens are also there to sharpen your game. A 10 unit range card can be bought for £25. The county card is now free with your EGU and GGU fees £21. The county card allows you to play on most golf courses in England at a greatly reduced price. We no longer have joining fees at The Players Golf Club and we give loyalty discounting the annual subscription after six years continued membership and if you pay in full by cash, bank transfer, cheque or debit card by March 31st we give you another £30 off.
Frequency that you play
If you play more frequently and like to practice then the BRONZE membership at £430 includes everything that the country package offers but includes unlimited range balls and the winter fee is discounted to £10 instead of £20. The SILVER membership at £565, Golf is free at all times on the Stranahan and if you want to play the Codrington the fee is £10 at all times although this is changing from November 1st 2017 and the green fee will be £20 in the high season and £10 in the low season and from after 15.30 midweek and 14.30 on the weekend in the summer. Range balls are not included in this package though you can upgrade to unlimited balls for £100. The younger Stranahan course is an easier layout but has its own charms with contoured greens, it suits the shorter hitters and the course should offer a 3 hour round in quiet times. GOLD membership at £905, suits many it also has unlimited golf on the Stranahan course and there is plenty of free play on the Codrington, the whole winter period (November 1st – March 31st), every weekday morning up to 10.00, midweek after 15.30 and 14.30 at weekends. All weekend club competitions and the knock outs are all free. Golf outside those times is at £10.
The PLATINUM package offers unrestricted golf on all the courses and you can get 60% discount off buggies reducing them to just £8 based on two platinum members sharing, we have reciprocal arrangements with a number of clubs including midweek at The Kendleshire, where up to eight players each day can play, this can be booked via the pro shop. You can also introduce guests at £28 and bring 3 guests free during Open Week, your children under 14 are junior members subject to paying union fees and your range balls are of course complimentary. Platinum membership works out at just over £21 per week (£1125 per year) and after 6 years continued membership you are entitled to £150 discount per year for your loyalty which at £975 per year represents perhaps the best value around.
Upgrading, Downgrading and Loyalty.
Whatever package suits you now, you can upgrade if you play more, we take into account the subscription you paid and if you join part way through our year April – April, you pay a percentage. At The Players we like to be fair, we don’t charge you interest and you can
spread your payments over 10 months. Direct debit payments are taken either on the 1st or 15th of each month. They often take two weeks to set up. Please be aware of the terms and conditions and remember that you are joining up to March 31st. If you downgrade you can change your direct debits to reflect the new pricing structure. If your circumstances change and you need think you will not be playing much golf you need to tell us straight away and downgrade to country membership for the remaining portion of the year, you can’t downgrade if you have already played 20 times or more. You can then assess your situation at the start of the new year. If you play less than 25 times in any one year as a Platinum, Gold or Silver member we give you a rebate of up to £25 (£20 gold £15 silver) on each round less than 25 which makes your subscription cheaper the next year, your rebate is valid for the category you were in. Most categories of membership have cheaper rates after 6 years of continued membership. If you temporarily downgrade during the year you can go back to the category you were on provided it is before the start of the new playing year (March 31st). Your loyalty is in the category you currently are and you need to be in that category for 6 years. You can upgrade directly to Platinum loyalty from Gold, Silver or Bronze loyalty for the following payments: Gold to Platinum £400, Silver to Platinum £600, Bronze or Country to Platinum is £800. If you were a Platinum member but downgraded to another category your loyalty is in that category. You can downgrade to Country membership (min payment £100) because of an injury or valid reason only once provided that you have not already played 20 rounds in that season.
Fees the period to March 31st 2018
Download the membership form, DD form and pay by debit card, cash or cheque. Platinum £600 Gold £479 Silver £305 Bronze £229 Country £169: Plus EGU Fee £21 LGU Fee £17.45. Last update 08-09-17
Booking tee times
Platinum members can book up to 29 days in advance, this means as members you get the best times and the times you want, Gold can book up to 22 days, Silver 15 days and Bronze and Country 8 days. Booking tee times mean you don’t have to queue up for an hour for the tee to clear at the weekends or the embarrassment of bringing a guest and a long wait, that aside you don’t have to book and its often quiet during the week and off peak times. Online booking means you can book 24/7 from the comfort of your home or phone, just browse the tee times and choose a quiet gap. You can of course just turn up with two golf courses, the par 3 course and practice areas, you should find a space.
Other Golf Clubs
All categories from Country to Platinum (including Colts and Juniors) can enjoy free golf at Portishead Nore Road (put your name/date/time on an envelope and post it through the letter box). If you bring guests it costs £5. 9 holes are currently in play. At Greys Green and Manor House, Platinum members can play free Midweek (book via Office). At The Kendleshire, Platinum members can play free Midweek (book via pro shop). Our times are often limited to allow all members to get some use. These rights can change at anytime.
We have an agreement with Bathampton AA that you can fish any of their lakes as a member (any category). We have six permits which as member you may borrow up to two passes (you may bring a non member). There is a small daily fee to be paid at some lakes though fishing for Players Golf Club members involves no daily fee on our own lake. You still need a pass to show the bailiff just ask in the pro shop.