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Your guide to getting into golf

Think golf is dull and stuffy? Wrong. It’s skilful, challenging and social, and the unique handicap system makes it easy for people of all ages and abilities to play together.

Why golf?

The health and wellbeing gains of getting out on the green are many – from the 900 calories you’ll burn in an 18-hole game to the stress-reducing benefits of being out in nature.

Learn to play

Get into golf’ is all about inspiring more adults to take up golf and play more often. There’s a range of ways to learn or improve your game – short taster sessions, five-week beginners’ or improvers’ courses, and many clubs offer a ‘learn golf in a day’ option.

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Just book and turn up on the day in comfortable clothing. Equipment is usually provided. Find your nearest session.

Speed golf

If you fancy a faster, more athletic version of the game, give speed golf a go.

Women’s golf

The #ThisGirlGolfs campaign aims to breakthrough stereotypes and show the wider world that golf is a game for everyone.

Disability golf

Looking for an inclusive club near you? The sport’s national governing bodies should be able to help, or try the Disabled Golf Association.

Blind golf is played with the support of a sighted caddie. Find out more in England and Wales and in Scotland.