Ever considered playing golf? Ever thought about going to a golf club for Sunday dinner or hiring it out for a special occasion? The answers to these questions are probably no. However, Buxton and High Peak Golf Club are keen to promote not only golf as a sport for everyone but also their clubhouse as a venue for private functions, parties, anniversaries, wakes or weddings, as well as a scrumptious Sunday carvery. And before you ask; playing a round isn’t necessary.
Free annual membership for juniors
Golf is seen by many as a pastime for retired people or wealthy men closing a serious business deal, despite wearing ridiculous trousers. While there may be some truth in this stereotype, Buxton and High Peak Golf Club are happy for anyone to come and have a go, regardless of who you are. They are particularly enthusiastic about introducing younger players to the game and junior membership is absolutely free, including coaching (just a £5 annual union fee is required). The growing problem of childhood obesity has been in the news a lot recently so if you’re concerned about your children spending too much time in front of a screen, then sending them to try out this 500-year-old sport could be the answer. More appealing when you consider it won’t cost you a penny.
Play as a visitor from just £10
The fitness benefits of playing golf have been increasingly discussed in the media with particular focus on golf not only providing a stimulating mental challenge but a walk of 4-6 miles in often idyllic surroundings; the location of High Peak Golf Club offers unrivalled 360º vistas of the outstanding Peak District countryside. Golf is now widely considered to be an ideal sport for anyone sustaining an injury or previous health problems where gentle exercise is encouraged.
Super Saver Thursday is ideal for new comers to the sport – with the club currently offering £10 per play per person. The Twilight rate on weekdays and weekends is just £10 per person, and you don’t need to be a member of the club to play as a visitor here.
If whacking a ball around in the fresh air really doesn’t appeal to you, then you don’t necessarily need to give the place a wide berth. The clubhouse is spacious and comfortable and the staff welcome people from all walks of life. They have an extensive range of beers, including “real ales”, wines and spirits and a variety of homemade cuisine from a simple snack to a full three course meal, including vegetarian and special dietary options. There’s also the Sunday Carvery for just £9 or £13 with a desert. Ridiculous trousers optional.
To find out more about High Peak Golf Club, go to www.bhpgc.co.uk
High Peak Golf Club, 27 Town End, Fairfield, Buxton, SK17 7EN
Tel: 01298 26263