Golf is a club-and-ball sport in which players use various clubs to hit balls into a series of holes on a course in as few strokes as possible. The game is played on a course with 18 holes (recreational courses can be smaller, often having nine holes) and each hole on the course must contain a teeing ground to start from and a putting green containing the hole. There are other forms of terrain in between, such as the fairway, rough (long grass), bunkers (or “sand traps”), and various hazards (water, rocks) but each hole on a course is unique in its specific layout and arrangement.

The goal is to play as few strokes per round as possible. A golfer’s number of strokes in a hole is compared to its par score (how many it should take) and is then reported as under par, over par or par if the number of shots were the same.

Golf is a sport which can be seen as a bit elitist and only for certain people. Some golf clubs can be quite expensive to join as a member and to play but others are far more affordable and accessible. Courses can have driving ranges, which are areas where you can practice shots into an open area away from the course, putting greens to practice your putting and many have coaches available so you can buy lessons to improve your game.

Golf is also good sport for getting everyone to play together on a more even level as it has a handicap system. The system is designed to give those players who don’t tend to score as well extra shots on those that score better to attempt to get an equal match.

Blaby Golf Centre Website

Blaby Golf Centre

Blaby Golf Centre is a 9 Hole Full Course with Pitch & Putt. 18 Hole Crazy Adventure Course with Clubhouse Facilities. Located just outside the city centre amongst country landscapes of Blaby Village.

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Cosby Golf Club Website

Cosby Golf Club

Cosby Golf Club is situated in the heart of the East Midlands just 7 miles from junction 21 of the M1. A mature, scenic parkland course with a modern, covered 9-bay floodlit driving range and extensive practice facilities. There are also excellent bar and catering facilities which can be enjoyed before and after your round.

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Enderby Golf club website

Enderby Golf Club

Enderby golf course in Leicester is a nine hole municipal course where membership is not required to play, just simply give us a ring or use the Everyone Active app to book a suitable time.

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Kirby Muxloe Golf Club website

Kirby Muxloe Golf Club

We have been here since 1893 and our golf course offers a serious but fair challenge to golfers of all abilities with excellent greens and our fairways are a joy to play from.

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Whetstone Golf Club website

Whetstone Golf Club

Whetstone Golf Club is a picturesque parkland course set in the heart of the midlands, known for its friendliness and hospitality. Golfers of all abilities enjoy perfecting their game on our driving range, with both training mats and natural grass areas to hit from.

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England Golf website

England Golf

England Golf is the governing body for amateur golf in England. We are dedicated to growing the game of golf and our work benefits around 1,800 golf clubs and 637,000 players.

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