Flexible Membership - Frequently asked questions
Does it provide a handicap?
Yes, you will be affiliated with England Golf and able to get a certified handicap.
Do I have to have a handicap?
No. But you will need a handicap if you wish to play in competitions.
Can I play in competitions?
With a handicap you may play in our regular weekend and mid-week club medals, stablefords, and roll-ups. Credits will apply as usual and, as for all members, a small entry/ prize fee is payable!
The Clubs major competitions are only available to Full members. Flexible Members can play in these however they will not be eligible to win these or any of the club match play knock outs. Hopefully our option of upgrading to Full Membership will help if this ever becomes an issue.
Can I represent the club in competitions?
Yes. We welcome the opportunity for you to join in!.
Do I receive money on my bar card?
No. You need to top it up as you go – don’t forget you receive a 15% discount!
Can my golf credits be used for food and drink?
No, credits may only be used for Golf.
How do I book a tee time?
Book in the pro-shop, if the Pro shop is closed, please sign in at the bar. You may book 8 days in advance. This gives priority over the general public who can book 7 days in advance
How do I know my credit balance?
This is managed by our Pro-shop team (which is why it is essential that you report to the Pro Shop every time you play).
Can I just turn up and play?
Yes, but we would recommend booking with the Pro Shop in advance. Whether or not you have booked in advance we ask that you always check in with the Pro Shop (or bar, if closed) before you commence play to ensure that you are registered and your account can be debited. Playing without being booked onto the system can lead to loss of membership.
Do I get a refund if I get rained off?
No - just as other green fee players do not.
What if I book but don’t play?
If you have booked but are unable to play you must always cancel via the Pro Shop before your tee time. Otherwise your account will be debited.
Can I add additional credits?
You may purchase an additional 100 credits for £100. You may do this once each year.
Will I have a membership bag tag?
Yes. This should always be attached to your Golf bag.
Can I sign in a guest?
Is there a limit to the number of guests I may sign in?
Yes, a maximum of 3 guests at any one time (who must play with you) on a maximum of 6 occasions a year. These guests benefit from reduced guest green fees, which must be paid for separately (credits cannot be used) In line with club policy applying to all members, no guest may benefit from guest rates more than 6 times a year (irrespective of whether they are signed in by different members)
Can I be signed in as a member’s guest?
What do I do if I run out of credit?
If you have purchased and used up your additional 100 credits you still remain a member for the full 12 month period. You can continue to play and enjoy member benefits but must pay full green fee rate for the remainder of the year, or better still join as a full member!
What if I have unused credits at the end of 12 months?
There is no rebate available, however you can carry over a maximum of £100 if you renew for the next year. Alternatively the full value of unused credits may be rebated against a new 12 month membership for Full, Five day+ or Five day categories at any stage.
Will I be able to attend social events bringing family and friends?
How long is the affiliation for?
Membership is for one year from date of joining.
I didn’t play at all; can I carry forward all 1000 credits to next year?
Generally not, under exceptional conditions such as ill health, the Club may decide to make exceptions.
Are there any times that I will not be able to play?
There will be occasions when tee times are blocked out for major competitions (only Full members eligible) or team matches. There will also be occasional restrictions impacting on all members when the course is closed for an event or external competitions or due to extreme weather conditions.
Do I have to have an introductory round to be accepted on this scheme?
Yes. This is an opportunity to meet club members and ask any further questions you may have.
Do I receive reciprocal arrangements with other clubs?
Your membership includes affiliation with England Golf; you receive a handicap and a county card, allowing discounted golf nationwide.
How do I actually join?
An application form may be downloaded from the website or contact the Office.
We look forward to welcoming you to the North Middlesex Golf Club soon!