Visitors can always be sure of a warm welcome at Long Ashton Golf Club.
We do not have bookable tee times, but with 2 starting points (1st and 11th tees), members and visitors rarely have to wait for more than a couple of matches to get under way. The course is generally much quieter on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday afternoons and we would recommend where possible that you try to play at these times but of course subject to our club events you are welcome to wait with other members if you prefer to try and play during our busier times.
Please check with the Professional or through our website by clicking on the 'Events' drop down menu for the latest information on tee reservations for team matches, events and society visits.
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Please adopt “Ready Golf” and “Keep Play Moving” at LA
The Committee would encourage the adoption of “Ready Golf” at LA in all forms of play other than match-play, following the example set by many other clubs.
Indeed, the R&A have gone so far as to have introduced “Ready Golf” for all their amateur events and will even be in use when a place at The Masters could be at stake.
So, what is “Ready Golf”?
“Ready Golf” is a commonly used term which indicates that players should play when they are ready to do so, rather than adhering strictly to the “farthest from the hole plays first” stipulation in the Rules of Golf.
“Ready Golf” is not appropriate in match play due to the strategy involved between opponents and the need to have a set method for determining which player plays first.
However, in stroke play formats, it is only the act of agreeing to play out of turn to give one of the players an advantage that is prohibited although, clearly, players have to act sensibly to ensure that playing out of turn does not endanger themselves or other players.
As importantly, what isn’t “Ready Golf”?
“Ready Golf” isn’t about racing to be the first to play, rushing your shots or getting round the course in record time, rather it should be about applying a bit of common sense.
Rather than looking to play quicker, it is about avoiding unnecessary delays; whilst there is no reason not to generally adhere to the “honour” on the tee or the farthest from the hole playing first, if the player due to play isn’t ready or needs more time and someone else is ready without rushing, let them play and keep play flowing.
Examples of “Ready Golf” in action:
• hitting a shot when safe to do so if a player farther away faces a challenging shot and is taking time to assess their options;
• shorter hitters playing first from the tee or fairway if longer hitters have to wait;
• hitting a tee shot if the person with the honour is delayed in being ready to play;
• hitting a shot before helping someone to look for a lost ball;
• putting out even if it means standing close to someone else’s line;
• hitting a shot if a person who has just played from a greenside bunker is still farthest from the hole but is delayed due to raking the bunker;
• when a player’s ball has gone over the back of a green, any player closer to the hole but chipping from the front of the green should play while the other player is having to walk to their ball and assess their shot; and
• marking scores upon immediate arrival at the next tee, except that the first player to tee off marks their card immediately after teeing off.
To read the full R&A pace of play handbook please click here or go direct to the R&A website www.RandA.org/paceofplay for more information.
Our group of 4 who moved from another club to Long Ashton in February are enjoying the Club very much and have no doubts it was the right decision despite the travel time. We have entered a number of comps and generally play twice a week at the moment. We seem to have seen the course in every condition so far, from snow to heatwave, even though we have only been here for 4 months! Everyone has been really friendly and welcoming which has helped us settle in very quickly.
We have also made use of the practice facilities quite a bit which are fantastic and something we never had the benefit of at our previous clubs.
In short, we are very happy that we have joined such a great Club! CM +3!
Hi Long Ashton, I just thought that I would drop you a note to say what a great course you have. I've played all over the globe and must say that you have gem of a course. Please pass on my thanks to your staff and particularly your groundstaff. Looking forward to a return soon. Regards Mr K Jones 7.8.17
Dear staff & Committee,
I played on Tuesday in your Seniors Bennett Trophy, and i just would like to let you know how much i enjoyed your event. I thought your course, food and hospitality was a good as i have been to any where. I played with your member Eric, and he was so helpful and enjoyable to play with,and also club member John who joined up with us after the rain delay as his playing partners decided not to go back out, and James. I am a competition fanatic, as i only really play comps, infact a amateur pro ha, as this was my 52ND qualifier comp i have played in the last 12 months including my home comps. Your club, staff, and members are a credit to the game of golf, and if you will have me i will definitely be back next year, once again than you so much for a fabulous day (except the weather).
Just wanted to drop you a line to thank you and all your colleagues for the fantastic day we had on Friday. Had really positive feedback from all concerned regarding the course, the hospitality and also the food throughout the day - all of which were spot on!
On behalf of the EGS, I would like to express our thanks for the wonderful day we had at Long Ashton GC on Monday 14th May. From the moment we arrived we were made to feel most welcome. The welcome board and hospitality is something we have not experienced before, and made the day more special for us all. The staff we met in the pro shop and the bar area were exceptionally friendly and efficient, nothing was too much trouble. Since playing, all our members have commented on how well the course was presented. The greens were superb and we especially liked the little touches like the rake stands in each bunker.
Overall an exceptional day was had by all, and our whole society is in complete agreement that if possible we would like to return in future years.
Kind regards Sam
I am writing to thank you for the wonderful reception and attention you gave us last week. Your club is one of the friendliest and yet professional clubs we have ever visited and your attention to detail was second to none. The course was in excellent condition, the service from the staff was superb and everyone thought the food was delicious and the beer was ok too!
I am sure that we will be back again soon and have already spoken to friends from other clubs expressing our thoughts on a great day's golf at your club.
Tony Williams, Cardiff GC Wednesday School