Learn How To Play Golf
The Right And Easy Way
HOW TO PLAY GOLF 101 – An Introduction To The Game Of Golf – – –
We have developed a method for learning how to play golf the “Right and Easy Way”, and we are calling it “Golf 101”.
Why play golf? Golf is a wonderful and exciting sport. Play ing golf gives you an opportunity to be outdoors in a beautiful setting with expansive grassy areas, some mowed very precisely, and some in its natural state. There is also an abundance of trees, shrubs, and flowers, along with stone walls and walkways.
There are not many places more beautiful than a golf course early in the morning with dew still on the grass, along with a multitude of birds and small animals (on our home-course we also enjoy deer and milk cows!) beginning a new day. Many courses have streams, ponds, lakes, and waterfalls within and outside the boundaries of the playing areas.
Golf Is A Social And Challenging Game
Golf is a sport in which you can have a fun and heart-warming social experience with companions of your choice, and a golf course is also a wonderful place to meet new friends!
You can play golf as just a great social interaction and/or take delight in the challenge of becoming very skillful at the game itself. You can play golf your entire life and can always improve upon your ability and skills to play the game.
Obviously there are those who take the game very seriously and play for high stakes as well as make their living playing the game. Its important to learn golf the right way!
Golf Has A Downside
There is a downside to the game however. Playing the game can be very intimidating and frustrating for beginners as well as more experienced players.
The vast majority of people learn how to play golf when friends “invite them along” to try the game for the first time. Well-meaning players will teach you how to hold the clubs, hit the ball, and how to swear profusely!
Remember The First Time You Drove An Automobile?
The first experience at playing golf is similar to learning how to drive a car for the first time, especially if it is a stick-shift or standard transmission.
The proper way in learning how to drive a car is to study and learn all the rules, take a written test to make sure you are aware of all the traffic signs, regulations, penalties and nuances of driving a vehicle.
Then of course the next challenge is to take the physical driving test! Before you do that you would have driven around a large empty parking lot with someone showing you the ropes, until you had some confidence with the act of driving itself.
When you are riding along in a friend’s car (which has a standard transmission) in a busy downtown area and they pull over and ask you to drive when you have never driven before, is similar to playing golf for the first time!
Golf 101 – The Method
The primary idea of “Golf 101” is to gain a basic understanding about the game before you go to the golf course for the first time, and have a degree of confidence before playing. It is very intimidating and humiliating otherwise. Being taught how to play golf by well-meaning friends is a problem because it is very difficult to correct bad habits later!
Taking Professional Lessons
Taking lessons from a professional before playing is a good idea. However, the “Pro” will usually start you with swinging the golf club and hitting balls on golf driving ranges, a nd charging you anywhere from $75 to $200 or more for a one hour lesson.
There is much more to playing golf than what you will gain in initial lessons with a professional. I certainly advocate taking lessons from a qualified professional, but it needs to be at the right time and under the proper conditions.
A beginner golf lesson is necessa ry to initiate the process of learning the game.
Golf 101 Concepts
The most important concept in “Golf 101” is that you will learn how to play golf in a very unique way, and with a vastly different approach to the “Traditional” learning process.
The “Traditional” approach to learning the game is to start at the Driving Range with the drive r and irons and begin to learn the “Golfswing”. Generally the last part of the teaching is the golf short game and Putting instruction .
Within the “Golf 101” approach, we teach the basic golf glossary involved in the game, including explaining elements of the golf course along with providing actual pictures of those golf course elements.
Many questions regarding playing the game for the first time will be answered up front, including the golf basics. Golf clubs are discussed in detail, along with the golf ball and the many accessories utilized in playing the game. You will basically learn how far a ball will travel on average when hit with a particular club, and why.
The history of the game and equipment will be addressed as well.
The idea is to learn the putting game first, then the golf short game, followed by the fairway and approach concepts, and finally the “Golf Long Game” utilizing the Driver.
Basically the game of golf will be taught as a “class room environment” first, then the actual golf game.
Following are the sequential steps to learning how to play golf the fun way! :
Basic First Steps:
- Learn “about” the game of golf
- Understand the history of the game, including origin of the golf club, balls, and tees
- Gain knowledge of the basic terminology involved
- Understand how golf etiquette is involved
- Have a basic understanding of the Rules of Golf
- Know what the elements of the physical golf course are and what they look like
- Learn all about the golf club, how they are made and used
- Learn about the golf ball, tee and the many accessories
All the above learning is just to understand the golf basics of how to golf be fore you even hold a golf club in your hands! So if you want to learn how to play golf the easy way from the ground up, and have a lot of fun in the process, “Golf 101” is for you!
(See other pages within this Website about golf tips for beginners)
SEQUENTIAL STEPS IN LEARNING THE PHYSICAL GAME
Begin by taking professional lessons and practicing diligently on the following items in this specific order:
- Learning the Putting Game and become proficient on the Putting Green!
- Learn to Chip the ball onto the Putting Green.
- Become proficient at Pitching the Ball onto the Putting Green.
- Get a very good handle on extracting the golf ball from greenside and fairway Sand Bunkers.
- By working on the Driving Range, become very good at the intermediate game of fairway play; hitting your longer irons (8-iron thru 5-iron), hybrids and fairway woods such as the 5-Wood and 3-Wood golf clubs.
- Learn to drive the ball off the Tee, by starting with the 3-Wood and then the Driver.
- Play your first nine holes of golf with your golf instructor!
- Be sure to play from the correct Tee Box for your game! (If you cannot reach the Greens-In-Regulation, move up to a closer Tee Box for Driving the ball from the Tee)
In the next segment we will proceed to learning how to play golf. Stay tuned! (Oh, and by the way, we are preparing a complete “E-Book” on the subject of “Golf 101”, be on the lookout for it!
We hope this article gives you an idea of the sequence on how to play golf the way it should be learned!
Where do you begin in learning how to play golf? We have a simple straight-forward method. Come take a look! . . .
How To Teach Someone To Play Golf Club
There are many great courses to play across Canada for players of all capabilities. Some of the best in the world as a matter of fact!
To find the course suited to your ability and budget, use the Golf Canada Course Search Engine.
Golf Canada runs a variety of programs aimed at introducing juniors to the game of golf across Canada.
These programs include:
Future Links, driven by Acura
As Canada’s national junior golf program, Future Links, driven by Acura, has delivered world-class programming to over 1.4 million juniors since its inception in 1996. Over that period, Future Links, driven by Acura has remained committed in leading the charge to provide new and insightful junior programming at affordable costs. Developed in conjunction with the PGA of Canada, Future Links offers a suite of programs: Learn to Play; Junior Skills Challenge; Mobile Clinics; PGA Junior League and Girls Club. Future Links is at the core of Canada’s Long-Term Player Development framework, aimed at guiding Canadian golfers along a pathway to reach their full potential.
Future Links Championships
Future Links, driven by Acura Championships consist of six regional junior golf tournaments aimed at providing exceptional Canadian junior male and female golfers with the opportunity to develop his or her skills and showcase his or her talents at the highest level of tournament golf.
Golf in Schools
Offered at the Elementary, Intermediate and High School level, Golf in Schools has introduced over 370,000 students to golf since the program was established in 2009.
Developed by Physical Health Education (PHE) Canada in partnership with Golf Canada and the PGA of Canada, Golf in Schools features age-appropriate equipment alongside teacher-friendly learning resources for seamless program delivery.
In continuation of the program’s focus to provide cutting-edge lesson plans, learning resources have evolved with the addition of the Life Skills curriculum, developed from research conducted by the University of Ottawa. This extension places added focus on integrating transferable life skills such as honesty and respect into the Golf in Schools lesson plans.
For more information on how to register, visit the Golf in Schools website.
As the National Sport Organization (NSO) for golf in Canada, Golf Canada is passionate about growing the game of golf in this country. Introducing women to the game and providing them with opportunities to develop their skills is an integral part of Golf Canada’s efforts to foster female participation nationwide.
Golf Fore the Cure presented by Subaru
The Golf Fore the Cure program, presented by Subaru, is the largest national grassroots female recreational golf program in Canada. The program was created to grow women’s participation in the game of golf by introducing them to the sport through fun, non-intimidating activities, while also featuring unique partnerships with the Canadian Cancer Society and the Quebec Breast Cancer Foundation that add awareness and fundraising components to support the fight against breast cancer.
With the help of volunteers from across the country, the Golf Fore the Cure program has exposed more than 100,000 women to the game of golf and raised $5.1 million dollars in support of breast cancer research initiatives over the past eight years.
The Golf Fore the Cure program is all about using the sheer power of women playing the game of golf to make a difference.
The annual Golf Fore the Cure campaign culminates in a National Event that recognizes the outstanding efforts of female golfers from across the country. It is a celebration of the success of the entire Golf Fore the Cure campaign and it recognizes all those that have contributed to a future without breast cancer. In September, individuals, friends, and corporate teams come together to enjoy a great day of golf, food and camaraderie.
For more information and to fund-raise online, visit www.golfcanada.ca/golfforethecure.
Long-Term Player Development
The Long-Term Player Development Guide—version 2.0—marks the second iteration of the important blueprint which provides research, statistics and insight into Canada’s player development pathway. Included are findings and adjustments that have evolved within the sport of golf since the last version of the LTPD Guide was launched. LTPD is an extension of our goal to place Canada among the top golfing nations in the world.
Learn to Compete
Learn to Compete is a three-stage competitor program targeted at juniors aged 11–18, who are interested in transitioning to competitive golf.
Developed in conjunction with the PGA of Canada, Learn to Compete implements year-round programming to help juniors with the proper methods of training, practise and competitive schedules throughout a full calendar year. A key pillar in Canada’s Long-Term Player Development framework, Learn to Compete is positioned as preparation for competitive University/College programs.
The program is offered to new competitors (11–14), developing competitor (14–16) or advanced competitor (16–18). For more information on how to register, visit the Learn to Compete website
Golf Canada Calgary Centre
The Golf Canada Calgary Centre models a national flagship facility, with leading instruction and coaching from trained PGA of Canada professionals. The Calgary Centre demonstrates best-in-class programming, aimed at growing the sport through Long-Term Player Development principles for all skill levels.
From supporting schools looking to teach students, all the way to high-performance athletes, the Calgary Centre is equipped with the golf expertise to support all needs.
National Junior Golf Development Centres
The PGA of Canada and Golf Canada—in partnership with the Provincial Golf Associations—launched a national model in 2012 for Junior Golf Development Centres.
With a vision of establishing a network of Junior Golf Development Centres across Canada, the initiative provides interested youth with the opportunity to access comprehensive age appropriate golf programming—delivered at a national standard—providing junior participants and their families the skills and experiences designed to keep them involved with golf for life.
The player and his or her family will have a choice on whether they want to be involved in programming that is more competitive in nature or a stream of programming more geared to recreational participation.
Find a National Junior Golf Development Centre in your area on the Golf Canada Juniors website.
Resources for Players
Canadian Junior Competitive Pathway
Canada’s Junior Competitive Pathway is a valuable tool to assist players and parents in choosing appropriate competitions for junior aged players based on several factors including age, current tournament handicap and stage of development (based on the Long-Term Player Development Guide for Golf in Canada). The pathway also illustrates what level of PGA of Canada training / certification is recommended for coaching players at the various stages of development. An online and interactive version of the Canadian Junior Competitive Pathway can be found by clicking here.
Goal setting is a very important tool that can help athletes reach their peak mental and physical performances. By establishing a final destination and outlining a path to get there, success becomes more attainable. The powerpoint details the importance of smart goal settings, the different types of mental and physical goals, and how to set and achieve them. Download the powerpoint by clicking here.
Proper Training Methods
Research shows that no one attains world class performance without many hours of dedicated practice and attention to detail in their area of expertise. This power point explains the concept of deliberate practice and outlines effective practice strategies and drills for competitive golfers. Download the powerpoint presentation by clicking here.
Athletes from all sports spend a lot of time preparing themselves for competition and developing a great warm up is an essential step. Making a good warm-up routine part of your game will help you play better, avoid injuries, and improve performance. This power point takes you through seven simple warm up exercises that can be incorporated into your pre-game routine. Download the powerpoint by clicking here.
Research clearly shows that your eating and hydration schedule and what you eat and drink is important to help achieve your goal of high performance. This power point explains the importance of proper nutrition / hydration during training, pre-round, in-round and post-round situations along with sample menu / snack suggestions. Download the powerpoint by clicking here.
Traveling to competitions can be a new and challenging experience for players. Dealing with new conditions and ensuring players bring all the necessary equipment and gear can be easily controlled. This power point provides pre-travel, travel and on-site checklists to help eliminate distractions and allow players to focus on the competition in a healthy and prepared state. Download the power point by clicking here.
Custom Club Fitting
Properly fitted equipment provides the best opportunity for success, enjoyment, and opportunity. Club Fitting is facilitated by a professional who performs a series of tests utilizing specialized tools to discover optimized golf club specifications. To learn more about custom club fitting and equipment variables, click here.
Post-secondary Golf Opportunities
Athletes aspiring to pursue post-secondary opportunities opportunities will find important information on both US and Canadian Collegiate golf including: the application process, admission requirements, training programs and scholarships. Download the powerpoint by clicking here.
Periodization involves creating very detailed training, competition and recovery plans in an effort to ensure that an athlete “peaks” at the right time. Click here for a full guide to volume and intensity of training and competition.
How to Make the National Team
While producing some of the best amateur players in the world, the National Team Program provides young players wit the best possible support service in facilitating their development. For more information on how to make the national team and what it entails, click here.
The Role of Parents and Coaches
Parents and coaches play a pivotal role in the development of high-performance athletes. In order for any athlete to succeed, a positive support system within a healthy environment must be established. To learn about the specific tasks and expectations of parents, guardians and coaches, click here.
The Spirit of the Game
Unlike many sports, golf is played, for the most part, without the supervision of a referee or umpire. The game relies on the integrity of the individual to show consideration for other players and to abide by the Rules. All players should conduct themselves in a disciplined manner, demonstrating courtesy and sportsmanship at all times, irrespective of how competitive they may be. This is the spirit of the game of golf.
Players should ensure no one is standing close by or in a position to be hit by the club, the ball or any stones, pebbles, twigs or the like when they make a stroke or practice swing. Players should not play until the players in front are out of range. Players should always alert greenstaff nearby or ahead when they are about to make a stroke that might endanger them. If a player plays a ball in a direction where there is a danger of hitting someone, he should immediately shout a warning. The traditional word of warning in such a situation is “fore.”
Consideration for Other Players
No Disturbance or Distraction Players should always show consideration for other players on the course and should not disturb their play by moving, talking or making any unnecessary noise. Players should ensure any electronic device taken onto the course do not distract other players. On the teeing ground, a player should not tee his ball until it is his turn to play. Players should not stand close to or directly behind the ball, or directly behind the hole, when a player is about to play.
On the Putting Green On the putting green, players should not stand on another player’s line of putt or when he is making a stroke, cast a shadow over his line of putt. Players should remain on or close to the putting green until all other players in the group have holed out.
Scoring In stroke play, a player who is acting as a marker should, if necessary, on the way to the next tee, check the score with the player concerned and record it.
Pace of Play
Play at Good Pace and Keep Up Players should play at a good pace. The Committee may establish pace of play guidelines that all players should follow. It is a group’s responsibility to keep up with the group in front. If it loses a clear hole and it is delaying the group behind, it should invite the group behind to play through, irrespective of the number of players in that group.
Care of the Course
Bunkers Before leaving a bunker, players should carefully fill up and smooth over all holes and footprints made by them and any nearby made by others. If a rake is within reasonable proximity of the bunker, the rake should be used for this purpose. View Bunker Etiquette Animation
Conclusion; Penalties for Breach
If players follow the guidelines in this Section, it will make the game more enjoyable for everyone. If a player consistently disregards these guidelines during a round or over a period of time to the detriment of others, it is recommended that the Committee consider taking appropriate disciplinary action against the offending player. Such action may, for example, include prohibiting play for a limited time on the course or in a certain number of competitions. This is considered to be justifiable in terms of protecting the interest of the majority of golfers who wish to play in accordance with these guidelines. In the case of a serious breach of Etiquette, the Committee may disqualify a player under Rule 33-7.
Improving Pace of Play
Pace of play has become a hot button issue facing the golf industry in Canada and abroad.
The fact is, golfers see and golfers do. The swing habits and on course routines we see each week on the professional tours are all too often mirrored at the recreational level. Count me among those who believe a few more slow play penalties assessed at the pro level would go a long way towards educating everyday golfers about the ready position.
But pace of play is not simply a Rules of Golf issue. It’s an entire industry issue rooted in the culture of golf. That culture is ultimately set by the golfing bodies, the clubs, the professionals, the superintendents and especially the golfers themselves.
So how do we promote change? It starts with educating golfers on simple ways to play faster: playing ready golf; continuous putting; moving quickly from greens to tees; and for a great many of us, playing from the skill-appropriate tees and distances for a most enjoyable golf experience.
It means encouraging alternative formats other than stroke play, such as match play, Stableford scoring, scrambles and alternate shot events that take less time yet still offer competitive elements to a round of golf. For Golf Canada members who track their Handicap Factor, following the guidelines of Equitable Stroke Control (ESC) goes a long way as well.
PGA of Canada members and club officials play a key front line role in educating golfers on how to play at a proper pace and select the most appropriate tees. The same is true for course starters and marshals as important golfer touch points. A friendly tip from an expert goes a long way.
Some courses encourage a good pace of play by promoting nine-hole rounds and nine-and-dines or offering incentives such as discounts in their pro shops or food and beverage facilities for rounds played under a set time. Other clubs may take a harder line approach with an expected time par strictly enforced and understood among the membership.
Not to be forgotten are the stewards of the playing field. Superintendents and greens staff need to ensure a course set-up that encourages a good pace by maintaining the rough at a reasonable height, manageable green speeds and fair hole locations. The same is true for properly marked and effectively spaced yardage markers or sprinkler heads.
The pace of play resource centre that the USGA had made available is a good start for those interested in finding out more about little things every golfer or industry stakeholder can do to improve overall pace of play. You can find links to many of those pace of play resources below.
There’s no silver bullet to improve pace of play or golfer awareness. But there’s something to be said for making the turn in two hours or less that’s good value and a lesson worth learning for any golfer.
Pace of Play Resources for Players
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How to Play Golf | The Beginner’s Guide
Do you want to learn how to play golf and enjoy the life-long game?
It’s said that golf is the greatest game ever played…
Maybe because it’s the ultimate test of the body and mind.
It’s calming, challenging, rewarding, and frustrating all at the same time.
It can beat you up, have you cussing the game, just to fall back in love with it an few minutes later.
But at the end of it all, it’s a beautiful game.
There’s something about the game. When played well it seems simple. So simple, you let your guard down…
and then it strikes back.
For many people it’s an obsession, others an occasional hobby.
No matter what it is to you, it’s an amazing game that you can learn at any point in your life.
It transcends generations, and teaches you more about yourself and life than any other game.
So, you’ve made the decision. You want to play golf. What now?
Read this Ultimate Guide on and learn how to play golf the right way.
1. Making the Decision to Play Golf
Making the decision to learn how to play golf is easy, but needs to happen with an understanding and respect for the game. While golf is fun and meant to be enjoyed, it can often be frustrating, especially when first learning.
That being said there is one simple thing to remember.
GOLF IS HARD.
Professionals who have played their entire lives still hit bad shots.
So when you’re working on your game, don’t expect perfection. Learn from your mistakes, accept them, and most importantly manage your expectations.
As a golf pro once told me when I was frustrated beginner having a mid-round breakdown:
“You’re not that good, to get that mad.”
Golf is a game that can teach you a lot about someone. One of the major things is how they handle themselves on the course. It’s easy to be happy when you’re playing well, but shows character when you keep your cool when things don’t go your way.
Enjoy the process and stay positive. Life’s too short to get mad over a game 🙂
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2. Getting Equipment
You may have heard that golf is an expensive game. While this can be true, it doesn’t have to be.
It’s kind of like when you were told as a kid that there’s a difference between “wants” and “needs”.
You need clubs to play golf. You don’t need expensive brand name irons and the newest driver on the market. While “Chad” at your local golf store may try to tell you that so he can make more commissions, its not true.
A great golfer can play well with any set of clubs.
While at the highest level these things can make an impact, they’re so minimal it would never be noticed by weekend golfer or someone just learning.
So, find a good deal on a set of used clubs that are going to last you for the next 3-5 years and start swinging them!
Below is some information that will help you when buy your first set of golf clubs:
1. Buy used clubs
3. Get cavity back irons – They have larger heads on the clubs and are easier to hit
4. Invest in lessons over expensive clubs
5. Ask around – A golfer in your life probably has some extra clubs laying around they’ll sell you for cheap
That should get you started.
Don’t be afraid to ask questions and be resourceful.
3. Learning the Rules
Learning the rules is obviously an important part of learning how to play golf. While they can seem overwhelming in the beginning, don’t get intimidated. Just learn the basics and pick up the rest as you go.
The best way to learn the rules of golf is to play experienced golfers and do what they do. Don’t be afraid to ask questions or make mistakes. It’s the way we all learn.
The list below will give you a brief overview of the basics.
There are 18 holes on a golf course.
Every hole on the golf course has a “par” which is the ideal amount of strokes it should take you to get the ball in the hole for that specific hole.
The pars range from 3-5. Known as “a Par 3” and so on.
The pars for each hole are then added up to equal the total par for the course. Typically 72.
How you perform on each hole has a specific name:
2 under Par (you shoot 3 on a Par 5) – Eagle
1 under Par – Birdie
Even with Par – Par
1 over Par – Bogey
2 over Par – Double Bogey
3 over Par – Triple Bogey
4 over Par – Quadrouple Bogey
5+ over Par – etc.
For example on a Par 4, if it takes you 4 shots to make your ball, you get a Par.
Par 3, takes you 4 shots, you get a Bogey.
Other Golf Rules:
Here’s some other key rules that will help get you started when heading out to the course.
When teeing off (starting) a hole. You must tee your ball up behind the markers, which are typically denounced by bright colored, oversized markers stuck into the ground. There are typically different tees for different skill levels. The more experienced further back and vise versa.
Shot Order on Green
Once every player on the hole has reached the green the person who is furthest away from the hole goes first. This repeats until everyone has made their putts.
Out of Bounds
If you hit your ball into the water or out of play, you take a one-stroke penalty and drop a new ball. You can either drop the new ball from where you just hit, or just before where it entered the out-of-bounds, then continue playing.
These are just a few of the basic rules of golf. If you are interested in learning more here are some of the top resources for golf scoring and rules:
4. Improving Your Game
When starting your journey into the “life-long game” of golf, you might as well start with good habits and not have to worry about breaking bad ones later.
I struggled for years trying to improve my game. It wasn’t until I realized that 90% of the improvement in my game was coming from 10% of the work I was putting in that the game became easier and I took 20 strokes off of my handicap.
Do these 3 simple things to improve your game and not waste time:
Read Golf Books To Improve Your Game
Counter to common belief, a lot of golf improvement can be made away from the course. Sitting at the range and hitting 100 balls with the wrong fundamentals will only engrave bad habits into your mind.
That being said, you have to be careful what you read. A lot of golf media is created just to get views and will not make major improvements to your game.
There is one book that single handedly started my journey to dropping my handicap.
It is an absolute must-read as you start your journey into golf.
Ben Hogan’s Five Lessons: The Modern Fundamentals of Golf
Ben Hogan’s Five Lessons is the best book for anyone looking to develop a classic & consistent golf swing.
You can get it used for around a dollar at a local book store or easily from Amazon. Starting with these fundamentals will save you countless hours of trying to correct your golf swing later. Understanding “why” you do things in a golf swing is just as important as knowing how to swing the club.
Follow the 80/20 Rule When Practicing
“Drive for show, putt for dough.” is a saying for a reason.
It’s because if you want to improve your golf game you MUST work on your short game. Put the driver away and don’t even look at it until you feel completely comfortable on and around the green. These putting drills and chipping tips are a great place to start.
The 80/20 rule refers to putting 80% of your practice time towards your short game, and the other 20% towards everything else.
That means don’t even think about spending an hour hitting drives unless you plan on spending four hours putting.
I know. There’s something satisfying about smashing a drive as far as you can but if you can’t make a 4-foot putt consistently you’ll never be able to seriously improve your game.
Take a Few Lessons To Get Started
You’ve made the decision to learn how to play golf, spend the few extra dollars to make sure you really enjoy it and get off to a good start.
Taking a couple lessons with a trained professional will make sure that you develop the right habits early and learn how to think about the game the right way.
You’re off and running.
Remember when learning the game to manage your expectations and enjoy the process.
It’s a hard game, one that can never be mastered, and get’s the best of people that have played it their entire lives.
Never forget, even when you’re obsessed, practicing everyday, betting with your friends, winning the round, and blow it on the last hole…
That it’s just a game. The greatest one ever played.
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Hickory Creek is an 18-hole Golf Course complete with Driving Range and Pro Shop.
Rocky Mantooth is the owner, PGA Professional and the overall designer of the course. The course was laid out to incorporate the use of every club in your bag. The hope of our entire staff, is that this course will be a very relaxing and enjoyable environment in which to play, teach, and learn.
The golf course is located in a picturesque setting in Jacksonville, Arkansas. Located just off Highway 107 and a short distance past the back gate of the Little Rock Air Force Base. Hickory Creek is centrally located to cities such as North Little Rock, Sherwood, Jacksonville, Cabot, and Vilonia.
We offer not just a golf course, but a home away from home to our clientele.
The best part of Hickory Creek is definitely our down home hospitality. A game of Domino’s, Golf, an RC Cola, and a Moon Pie set the atmosphere of the club house. Come out for an enjoyable day of relaxation and fun!
The course is available for individual private tournaments as well as public play. Tee times can be set, but are not necessary to play.
Our course has been reserved for many different kinds of tournaments such as charities, churches, benefits, and more. We welcome suggestions about tournaments that could benefit any worthy cause. We are a family business, and the Mantooth clan strives to be a family that helps others.
Thank you for visiting our website!
We hope that we see you soon, but in the meantime we would love to hear from you. Feel free to email or call us about any questions concerning our course, rates, merchandise, or tournaments.
The Golf Course opens at 7:00 A.M. and is open until dark, and sometimes later.
Hickory Creek Golf Course
8933 Arrington Road
Jacksonville AR, 72076
If you would like to speak with someone in the Pro Shop you can call the number below and speak to one of the Family.
Hickory Creek Phone: (501) 988-4257
We look forward to seeing you soon!
Golf is Not just a Game; It is a Way of Life
Our mission is to be the course for EVERYONE. Playing our course is both fun and time efficient for the busy lifestyles of today. We realize that we are in the people business, and our goal is to provide a place for friends and families to let loose!
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The Arabella golf course in South Africa is ranked by Compleat Golfer magazine as the number one golf course in the Western Cape. It is also featured in Golf Digest’s USA’s Top 60 courses outside of America in 2007.
Designed and built in 1999 by celebrated South African golf course architect Peter Matkovich, who is also credited with the design of Western Cape courses de Zalze and Steenberg, this classic parkland course has spectacular views across the Bot River lagoon and across the Kogelberg mountain range.
The pristine fairways are kikuyu, while the greens, which frequently receive high praise from professionals in the game, are Dominant Bent.
The golf course has been refined in the past six years with the addition of several bunkers and the revamp of the par-four 6th hold in order to rid it of its blind tee shot.
Awarded Five-Star Golf Experience for the first time in 2002, the course is complemented by a luxurious clubhouse with bar and halfway house, as well as a fully stocked pro shop and excellent practice area with two resident teaching professionals.
The Arabella Golf Club has been the annual home to the Nelson Mandela Invitational charity golf tournament from 2003, hosting the likes of Jack Nicklaus, Samuel L Jackson, Ronan Keating, Ernie Els, Retief Goosen, Tim Clark, Lee Westwood and Sam Torrance. These and other top names have made a valuable contribution to Gary Player’s initiative to raise funds for the Nelson Mandela Children’s Foundation and the Player Foundation.
There is no doubt that a round of golf here ranks with the best experiences anywhere in the world.
Golfing in Tanzania
Arabella Golf Club is one South Africa’s finest golf courses and is regularly visited by golfers from all over the world who come to tee off on our splendid course and try out our immaculate putting greens. In fact South Africa as a whole is ranked highly as a destination for pro golfers and enthusiasts to travel to due to the wide variety and high quality of the golf courses available here. However South Africa is not the only African country to boast glorious golf courses. Tanzania has some incredible golf courses that are highly rated amongst some of the worlds top professional golfers. The Kilomanjaro golf course designed in late 2012 by David Jones is a course that offers five star amenities and nested in the centre of a 1100 acre wildlife sanctuary.
The Heart of Africa for some and Tanzania for many is a glorious country to visit and explore. It is packed with great insight and different cultures. It has some amazing national parks and the number of languages they have is jaw dropping. Here is a list of the uniqueness that Tanzania has to offer.
• Zanzibar: You can’t mention Tanzania and not speak about Zanzibar. Zanzibar is an island on islands forming a glorious set of beaches and other amazing sights to see. Popular towns such as Stone Town and Nungwi are just some of the amazing places you can visit while in Tanzania. Zanzibar is so cool that it has its own flag. Although it uses the same colors as the Tanzania, the style is significantly different. Yes, Zanzibar is that great and its real easy to find a selection of Zanzibar packages available on the internet to plan a luxury holiday for you and you family.
• 162 Tribes: A total of 162 tribes reside in Tanzania. These tribes are different in culture, religion and heritage. As many as they are, they are able to respect each other’s differences and embrace the diversity they all share. The highest level of disrespect is demeaning another tribe, this goes against any sense of dignity and morals a tribe has. Nobody wants to be disregarded on the grounds of anything that is why respect is the first rule when it comes to all these tribes.
• Moon: I can attest to how terrified I am of the dark so I can imagine how scary it must be walking in pitch dark paths and roads. The Tanzanian moon can shine so brightly in the sky that one might not need a flashlight when walking. It’s like having your very own big torch looking over you. If that doesn’t make you feel special, nothing ever will.
• National Anthem: Can you believe that Tanzania shares a national anthem with South Africa and Zimbabwe? Although the South African national anthem is titled “Nkosi Sikelel iAfrica” and the Tanzanian national anthem is titled “Mungu Ibariki Afrika”. The national anthem is composed by Enock Sontonga but sang in different respective languages.
• Animals: Every animal you can think of is found at Tanzania, from lions to elephants. The Tanzanian community is trying by all means to win the battle over animal poachers. The common animal victims for poachers are usually the African Elephant and Black Rhinoceros. It is a sad sight to see the population of these animals decreasing but it is a battle the Tanzanians are not willing to let go.
• Sport: Sport activities seem to be an all-time favorite among the locals. Soccer and rugby have been embraced by the residents and have become ideal sports to play in the country.
• Tourism: Tourism in Tanzania is rated high in the economy scale of the country. Tourists are a great influence in the economy and that is why the government strives in attracting tourists in any way possible. Research shows that Zanzibar hotels enjoy some of the highest occupancy rates all year round making the hospitality trade a vital source of employment for Tanzanians. It is profitable for the country and pleasurable for the tourists. Sounds more like a win-win situation according to me. When everybody is all smiles and the beaches are blossoming in the sunlight; everything is A-OKAY.
• Poverty: Although Tanzania is rapidly growing in terms of exports and trades, poverty still remains a major concern. Cattle have to hinge on rain and access to drinking water can be quite challenging. The government is doing the best it can but the poverty rates are still alarming.
• Freedom: The taste of liberation is worthy of a celebration. Tanzania was one of the first countries to gain independence in 1961. Julius Nyerere was the first president to be inaugurated after the liberation from the British colonial government.
Time out From the Golf Course
Arabella Golf Estate is one of the finest luxury golf estates in South Africa. The estate not only offers our members one the best golf courses in the world with its immaculate greens and putting surfaces, but we also provide many other activities for our members and their families to enjoy themselves.
When it comes to the best Cape Town paragliding, we all want nothing but the best for our Arabella Golf Estate members, which is why we recommend Skywings Paragliding. We want someone who is going to take our safety very seriously, give us the best aerial views and give you an incredible experience you will never forget. Question is which company will we choose?
Well let’s start Fly Cape Town Paragliding. They offer flights from done mostly from the well-known Lions Head or Signal Hill. Their flights generally last between 7 – 20 minutes, with good reasonable prices, as well as inflight photos and videos. Not only that, they also offer Guided Paragliding Tour Packages! These will vary from single day trips up to 3 week tours. What a very special way to experience Cape Town indeed. They will take you through the wine regions of Franschhoek and Stellenbosch or right along the coastline of Cape Point and Hout Bay and many more. An adventurous journey prepared all for you. In addition, the Fly Cape Town Paragliding also offers Paragliding Training Courses. Expert, experienced instructors teach different courses such as the Sports Paragliding license Course, among others. To those willing to learn, they take people from ages 16-65. It is your choice to either complete the course in consecutive days or over a period of months. Their site provides more information. At the end of the day you are a fully qualified paragliding pilot. That means you can now do it whenever and wherever you like!
Cape Town Tandem Paragliding. Like most tandem paragliding companies in Cape Town, they paraglide mainly form Lions Head and Signal Hill, at times starting from Signal Hill and moving to Lion Head depending on weather. They have very experienced pilots that do their very best to give you the longest and most exhilarating flight possible. Their pilots are all fully certified by the South African Hang-gliding and Paragliding Association (SAHPA).These flights are between 5-30 minutes long. It all depends on the weather. Anyone and everyone are welcome to fly with Cape Town Tandem Paragliding, even those with disabilities. Provisions are made whether you are paraplegic or prosthetic; they want to share this unique experience with you. Even better, they have people with who speak various languages such as Dutch, Spanish and Afrikaans. This enables you to feel more comfortable and more at relaxed to enjoy the experience. At the end of your journey, you are given the opportunity to view the images and videos taken with the amazing GoPro camera without the obligation to buy them. There is however the option to get them on a 4GB micro SD with an adapter. There is no better way preserve the memory of the best day of your life.
Icarus Tandem Paragliding. Unlike most of the paragliding companies in Cape Town, Icarus launches from not only Lions Head and Signal Hill but Sir Lowry’s Pass, Porterville and Hermanus. Usually they land on the field in front of the Bungalow, between Camps Bay and Clifton Beach. The also soar over Seapoint coming from Signal Hill to land right next to the Atlantic Ocean. A huge benefit of paragliding in Hermanus with Icarus is whale watching, giving you the best possible aerial view of these ocean giants. It is enough to give anyone an adrenalin rush. Although the pilot will have a camera attached to his harness, you are welcome to bring your own camera to record this experience yourself. Of course, you are solely responsible for it. Their pilots are all experienced Tandem Flight Instructors certified by the SAHPA. Their standard flights are 5-20 minutes. Cross-country paragliding flights available for those who wish to land somewhere specific on open land. They offer to take you back to your vehicle without any cost. Cross-country paragliding flights are 45 minutes and above. Most reviewers appreciate how the instructors give very clear instructions and very serious about the safety of their clients. Icarus also offers paragliding course that are conducted in Cape Town, Hermanus and Wilderness. Anyone from the age of 11 is welcome for a flight however 11-18 year old’s need a written parental consent.
That is the long and the short of it. If you are staying at Arabella and fancy trying something to get the adrenaline pumping, then paragliding over Cape Town with Skywings is the thing to do.
Arabella Golf Estate Luxury Accomodation and Spa Arabella Overview The Arabella golf course in South Africa is ranked by Compleat Golfer magazine as the number one golf course in the