Adult Academy Membership

The Academy is designed to provide a comprehensive introduction to the game with the aim of getting golfers to a level of on-course competency, which will allow them to progress to full membership.

The Academy offers a tuition-based package which allows new or novice adult golfers to learn golf and enjoy the benefits of being a golf club member. It is a perfect follow-up to ‘Get into Golf’/intermediate coaching.

The Academy provides learners with extensive access to the golf course, entry to Academy roll-up competitions, instruction in the rules of golf and individual coaching with our PGA** Professional, Peter Buchan. Academy Membership is issued in the name of an individual. It runs for a period of 12 months from the date of joining and is non-renewable.

The Package includes, but is not restricted to:

• 1 x half hour introduction session, to activate.
• 10 x half hour golf lessons with Peter Buchan, which can be taken individually and/or in small groups and will cover all aspects of the game.
These lessons can be taken on the practice range or on the golf course.
• Rules and etiquette sessions.
• A monthly roll-up for the Academy.
• The opportunity to work towards obtaining a golf playing handicap.
• An Academy bag tag allowing access to the golf course at off peak times (weekdays after 1pm, weekends after 2pm). Academy Members will be requested to check-in with the Professional Shop before play.
• A Strawberry Hill Golf Club card offering a discount on alcoholic and soft drinks purchased at the bar. Your card will be pre-loaded with £25 of credit.
• Access to all clubhouse and practice facilities.
• Opportunity to attend Club social events/functions.

The Academy is open to anyone with a desire to improve their game. The Club aims to be of assistance at every stage of a member’s development to make the progression to full membership a seamless one.

The Strawberry Hill Golf Academy is an initiative designed to provide potential new adult golfers with a comprehensive introduction to the game, and the perfect stepping stone to full membership of the Golf Club.


"The Academy is a great way to get into or improve your golf. I was just about able to hit a ball yet the academy support system (coaching from the Club pro, sociable roll up competitions and general guidance) helped me get a handicap, and helped give me the confidence to keep going and three years later I am now playing off an 18 handicap”. (Mike)

“I never thought I would be a golfer, but having completed the ‘Get into golf’ programme, I was keen to improve. The Academy membership option with its individual private lessons and friendly events for Academy members, allowed me to be guided around the course by an experienced player and to meet beginners like myself. It was not long before I formed a group of friends at a similar level with whom to enjoy the thrill and frustrations of the game. The year of Academy membership offered a non-threatening, reasonably priced way to explore whether golf was for me. I found everyone to be so supportive and welcoming.” (Helen).