At Russley Golf Club, we are fortunate to have a practice area which is among the best in the country. The practice area includes a full length driving range, pitching area, practice bunkers, chipping and putting greens. Members wanting to work on their long game are able to hire a small or large basket of balls from the Pro Shop. For safety reasons, players are not allowed to walk in front of the hitting to collect golf balls.
Driving range opening hours:
|Mon-Sun & Public Holidays||7:00am-6:30pm||8:00am-4:30pm|
Making Tee Booking and Getting a Scorecard
Russley runs an online tee booking systemthat members can access from their home computer or in the Pro Shop. To make a booking, click on Tee Booking on the Members Area menu on the Russley website using your member number and password to log in. Then select the day and time you wish to play. Bookings can be made a week in advance in the times that are available to use as a member. Transition members are asked to call the Pro Shop on 358-4612 to make tee booking as access to the tee booking system is not currently available for this membership category. Unfortunately the severity of Canterbury winters usually means that there will be frost delays at some stage during the winter. The policy is that if there is a frost commencement of play is delayed. The delay until the frost clears helps to protect the course and speeds its recovery in the spring. If you think there may be a delay ring 0800 RUSSGOLF or 0800 787 746.
The impact on play during the week is not significant, normally a half hour delay, however it should be noted that the impact on the tee times on Saturday is far more significant. During the winter we run two start sheets for Saturday play. The normal start sheet that players access via the tee booking system and a provisional one tee start sheet from 10am onwards in case of frost. Unfortunately at present this "frost start sheet" is not available via the tee booking system. Players have to make their "alternative booking" in case of frost, the old fashioned way via a paper start sheet held in the Pro Shop. Players must be aware of this as it does restrict the number of tee times available.
Scorecards are available for members and visitors from the Golf Auto Score System in the Pro Shop. Players enter their member number on the screen and follow the prompts to get a printed score card with their handicap details. All players are asked to report to the Pro Shop at least fifteen minutes before their tee time. If you have a guest then his or her green fees are payable here before play commences.
Handing in your scorecard
Golf is a game where a novice player can play a competitive match against a good player because of the handicapping system. Players are therefore required to hand in all cards, good and bad, so that your handicap reflects accurately your golfing abilities. You should hand in your card even if you do not complete a full 18 holes. If you complete 13 or more holes this is sufficient for handicapping purposes. In 2009 the handicapping system was modified further to allow you to hand in a 9 hole card for handicapping purposes. This card is sent off and sits in the system until another 9 hole card is received; they are then combined to produce an 18 hole card for handicapping purposes.