What is Golf Access?
Golf Access is an exciting new format designed to help golf clubs encourage new participants to play golf for the first time, with the opportunity to learn the game on the golf course, rather than solely on the driving range or practice ground.
There are 9 different bands / levels for golfers to work through in Golf Access and a participant can progress to the next level as soon as they attain the band score or better. The participant can only move one level at a time after posting a score. All participants will start with the maroon coloured band.
When each level has been obtained, junior participants are presented with a coloured wrist band and certificate as recognition of achieving the corresponding level. Adult participants are presented with a coloured poker chip ball marker for every level attained.
Rules / Course Setup:
When a participant has played 10 shots on any hole, they must pick the ball up and move to the next hole, marking a score of 10 on the card.
When a participant has played 3 shots in a bunker they can pick the ball up and place the ball to the side of the bunker, no nearer the hole.
The Golf Access course is set up with forward tees on the main course and events will be played from these forward tees.
The recommended par to yardage ratio for Par 3’s is under 150 yards, Par 4’s between 150-200 yards, and Par 5’s between 200-250 yards.
The maximum length of any one hole should not exceed 250 yards from the forward tees. It is recommended that the total yardage for the 9 holes should be no longer than 2,000 yards.
Bands / Levels:
The Maroon, Amber and Aqua Bands are based over 3 holes.
Beginning of the journey to the game of golf - MAROON Band
Score of 15 over par or better for 3 holes - Progress to AMBER Band
Score of 13 over par or better for 3 holes - Progress to AQUA Band
The Navy, Violet and Scarlett Bands are based over 6 holes
Score of 22 over par or better for 6 holes - Progress to NAVY Band
Score of 20 over par or better for 6 holes - Progress to VIOLET Band
Score of 18 over par or better for 6 holes - Progress to SCARLET Band
The Charcoal, Emerald and Platinum Bands are based over 9 holes.
Score of 24 over par or better for 9 holes - Progress to CHARCOAL Band
Score of 21 over par or better for 9 holes - Progress to EMERALD Band
Score of 18 over par or better for 9 holes - Progress to PLATINUM Band
Finally, score 18 over par or better for 9 holes - You have completed
After an individual has completed Golf Access and completed the highest level Platinum band, they can then progress onto Golf Access+. For more information on Golf Access+ click here.