Key Information for members
How do I book a tee time?
Members are able to book tee times up to 14 days in advance (15 days for 7 Day Plus Members) for all golfing activities (excluding range) and all tee times must be booked in advance via our online booking portal www.e-s-p.com/elitelive/login.php .
Members have exclusive use of the Cathedral course before 9:00am Monday-Friday and before 10:00am at the weekend (subject to category).
To make a booking, please ensure you have provided us with your email address at the time of joining so that we can send you an email from our online booking site to register as a member. The email will be sent from firstname.lastname@example.org with the Subject: Chichester Golf Internet Membership Registration and follow the instructions.
The easiest way to book a tee time and to manage your account is to download the EliteLive app from the App Store or Google Play Store. By using the app you can book & cancel tee times, view & top up your levy balance & flexi credits and receive notifications direct from the club and other members.
Please note, that you cannot book online to play at our sister courses at Hill Barn Golf Club and Horton Park Golf Club. Please call the club to book a tee time.
How do I cancel a tee time?
If you are unable to play you must cancel your booking by selecting the option ‘view booking history’. If you need to amend or change your booking please call the Pro Shop.
Full payment will be taken for buggys and guests booked online and no refunds will be issued. If you need to move your booking please contact the club directly, a minimum of 24 hours before your tee time to move the booking to any date within the next four weeks and the relevant payment will be transferred to the new booking.
For Flexi members’ credits are deducted at the time of booking a tee time, so please ensure you cancel in advance if you are unable to play.
Can I bring a guest?
Members can invite non-members to play and pay a reduced member guest rate. Not applicable to Junior Members.
Flexi members can also choose to use their credits to pay for guests if they wish. Just add your own details to the booking for the number of guests you wish to use credits for or just book for yourself and add guests in the shop before your play.
How long does it take to play 18-holes?
Pace of play is very important to us here at Chichester Golf Club, we ask all members to be aware of their timings, keep up with the game in front and let faster groups through. We recommend the following timings for a four ball on each course:
Front nine No more than 2 hours 20 minutes
Back nine No more than 2 hours
Holes 1-11 No more than 2 hours 15 minutes
Holes 12-18 No more than 1 hour 45 minutes
Beginners – Blue Tees
The Blue tees on the course can be used by any golfers that wish to do so as an alternative to the yellow or red tees.
They are ideal for beginner or junior golfers as they reduce the length of the hole or by taking out some of the hazards.
How can I play in a Club Competition or Roll Up?
We have an extensive competitions calendar throughout the year. You can access all upcoming member competitions and sign up via www.howdidido.co.uk. There is also a members touch screen hub located in the Clubhouse.
To play in competitions, members must have an active handicap. This can be obtained by playing with a current member with a handicap or by playing in the roll ups as detailed below.
Please email email@example.com and ask to be added to the roll up for the first time.
Men’s Section – Men’s Captain: Steve Cockerell
The Men’s Roll Up takes place every Wednesday or Saturday on the Cathedral course. The Wednesday Roll Up takes place at 10:30am. The Saturday Roll Up generally takes place at 8:00am.
For more information and to keep up to date with competitions and events please sign up to the Chichester Golf Club Men’s Section Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/groups/586335698191381/
Ladies Section – Lady Captain: Ros May-Hearn
The Ladies competitions take place on a Tuesday morning at 8.30am and the weekly Roll Up is held every Saturday at 9.15am.
For more information please visit https://sites.google.com/view/hunstonbelles
Vets Section – Vets Captain: Peter Hamnett
If you are aged 60 years and over you might like to consider joining the Vets Section. They meet outside the Clubhouse every Monday at 8am for the roll up on the Cathedral Course and on a Wednesday morning at 7.30am for the weekly competition.
To join you will need to complete an application form available from the Pro Shop and submit this with a one-off joining fee of £10 and place it in the Vets post box located in the Pro Shop.
For full terms and conditions and more information please visit www.chivets.net.
Junior Sessions are available to book directly with James Brown our Assistant PGA Professional. For more information and to book please email firstname.lastname@example.org
We can also help you achieve a Junior members handicap, as you don’t have to be able to get a specific score to gain a handicap as we operate a Club handicap system which goes up to 54. All you need to do to get this is complete three scorecards; it is really easy!
What practice facilities are there?
To compliment the two 18 hole courses we have a 9 hole Par 3 short course, perfect if you are short of time or looking to sharpen your short game. All Members have unlimited access to play this course days as per category.
There is also a short game practice green set at 60 yards. The green style target performs like a real green with the same bounce, spin and roll. There is also a practice putting green located by the Par 3 course and another located by the Clubhouse.
The Driving Range has recently undergone a major refurbishment with significant investment and now features TrackMan! TrackMan technology allows players to work on areas they need to, showcasing crucial data from the ball’s measurements – making it a powerful practice tool. Whether you’re playing alone or with friends, the new TrackMan technology can improve your skills and have fun!
The driving range itself is floodlit and has an extensive collection of colourful 10 metre wide targets. There is also a practice bunker and the outside bays include a Huxley Golf mat which gives the feel of natural grass. We use only best quality Srixon one piece range balls which are dispensed from a range ball machine.
The range is bookable in time and you can hit an unlimited number of balls for the duration of your booking. We hope this will give golfers the opportunity to hit as many bad shots as you like so you can stroll up to the first tee with confidence. You will need to go online at www.yourgolfbooking.com, create an account and book a 30, 60 or 90 minute, guaranteed time slot, and hit as many balls as you can before your time runs out.
We know that members really want a way to warm up before a game, so you will also be able book a 30 minute time slot with a warmup bucket of 25 balls.
30 minutes/1 Player £4.50 (25 balls only)
30 minutes/1 player-£8.30 online (Unlimited balls) or £9.60 in store
60 minutes/1 player- £14.30 online (Unlimited balls) or £16.80 in store
90 minutes/1 player- £20.30 online (Unlimited balls) or £24.00 in store
Additional players will be charged £2 per person – max 3 per bay
Range Credit Top Up’s
As a member you can get up to 25% extra credit if you purchase one of the online ‘Top Up Cards’. To gain access to the member top up rates please create your account here first at ‘Your Golf Booking’ and then give us a call or pop in store so that we can update your account.
Please note that you will not be able to book via the EliteLive booking system.
Harry Pyett and James Browne are fully qualified PGA teaching professionals and they are available to book private lessons and to give you advice to make the most of your golf. For more information about coaching, including pricing please visit www.chichestergolf.com/golf-lessons/
There are also two weekly junior coaching sessions that take place at 9am & 10am at the weekend and cost £10 per child. Junior sessions must be booked directly with James Browne on 07384 580238 or email email@example.com
Member changing rooms & lockers
To access the Member changing rooms please ask a member of staff for the unique code you will need to enter in to the security key pad.
We have lockers available in both the ladies and gentlemen’s locker rooms which are available to use free of charge. We also have a limited number of lockers available for hire for the year to store your golf bag and clubs. Please ask a member of staff for more information.
Pro Shop services & equipment
Over both golf courses we have buggies, electric trolleys, pull trolleys and rental clubs available to hire from the Pro Shop. Buggies are always in high demand and we recommend that all buggies are booked in advance when you book a tee time, either online or via the app. All members will receive an exclusive discount to hire a buggy and you must be 17 years and over.
If you are a Flexi Plus member then you can choose to pay for your buggy using credits which will be taken at the time of booking. If you do not wish to use your credits then please contact us directly to book a buggy separately.
A refreshments buggy is available on both courses at the weekend and on week days in the summer.
We can also offer you advice on your golf equipment (re-gripping, club adjustments, custom fitting, replacing spikes etc). Should you require any of these services please enquire in the pro shop.
Members can obtain a 10% discount on food and drink purchases and on retail items (exclusions apply) from the shop. To take advantage of the discount you need to add a ‘levy’ to your account. The minimum amount you can add is £20.00. You can pay and top up your levy account at any time via your EliteLive account. Please note that any levy added to your account is non-refundable and can only be used when your membership is valid and your account is up to date.
Please note that we do not accept any payments in cash or by cheque. All payments must be made by debit or credit card and there is no additional charge to do this.
How do I renew my membership?
We will send you details about your membership renewal via your EliteLive online account one month in advance of your renewal date. You will receive an email to let you know when your renewal letter is available to view online, with a full breakdown of the fees for the coming year. Please log in to your account and you will see your renewal information on your home page. To make it even easier, you can also pay for your renewal online as well.
If you pay by direct debit you can view your renewal letter by selecting ‘Documents’ from the menu options on the home page.
Can I cancel or change my membership?
As a reminder the following terms and conditions apply to all membership categories including Flexi Plus:
Option One: Annual Membership
If you have chosen to pay in one lump sum at the start of your membership year you will now be committing to the full year and you will be unable to downgrade or cancel your membership part way through the year and no refunds will be given under any circumstances including injury, illness or death. This also applies to any unused Flexi Plus credits or Flexi Plus annual fee.
Option Two: Monthly Membership (subject to category)
If you have chosen to pay monthly by direct debit you will have the right to switch to another membership category or cancel your membership at any time. As a reminder, direct debits are collected on the 4th day of each month or next working day. Please note that if you cancel your membership but decide to join again at a later date, you will need to pay another joining fee.
If you wish to cancel your membership for any reason then please contact us straight away so that we can stop any further payments from being taken by direct debit unnecessarily.
What happens to my membership if I cannot play?
If you are unable to play golf due to injury or ill health then please let us know straight away. As a goodwill gesture we may be able to offer to put your membership on hold for the time that you are unable to play or up to the end of the membership term, however we must request that you come and talk to us so that we can discuss your individual situation. We will also require evidence in writing such as a Doctor’s letter or a hospital appointment letter as confirmation. Please note that no refunds can be given for the time you have not been able to play.
Affiliation Fees & County Cards
All annual & monthly membership fees include affiliation fees paid to England Golf and the Sussex County Golf Union (men) or Sussex Ladies County Golf Association (ladies).
The Sussex County Card Scheme provides discounts on green fees for numerous clubs nationally and has been in operation for many years. Formerly, this was a subscription-based membership model where members would apply directly to the County and pay annually.
This scheme extends beyond Sussex, covering all surrounding counties as well! This model has now been modernized and made fully inclusive for all members, irrespective of gender or age, with the introduction of the new County Card App.
The County Card membership will now be included in your affiliation fee and there is no additional cost for a card.
How do I download my County Card?
1: Search for and download ‘igCounty’ within the Apple Store or Google Play Store.
2. Open the App and select Sussex County Golf or Sussex Ladies Golf Association and press ‘Save’ from the list of Counties.
3. Click the County Card icon in the bottom right of the screen and then click ‘continue.’
4. Enter your WHS number, surname, and email address where indicated. The app uses this data to verify your club membership on the WHS Handicapping platform, but does not keep the data without your approval.
5. Enable notifications to receive email notifications about County events and news from your home County.
6. Click ‘Activate County Card’ and your card will be installed in the App.
For further information please visit https://www.sussexgolf.org/county_cards
Personal Liability Insurance
Every member has been provided with £10m personal liability insurance as part of their affiliation to England Golf. Working alongside specialist insurance broker Marsh Sport, England Golf have ensured peace of mind for members of affiliated golf clubs when playing your rounds.
As an individual member you are covered for personal liability in the event that you are found to be negligent for causing injury to another person or damage to third party property whilst playing or practising golf at any golf club or recognised practice facility in the UK, Channel Islands, or the Isle of Man.
There is no excess in respect of personal injury claims, and just a £500 excess in respect of damage to third party property.
To find out more or to report an incident head to the dedicated Marsh Sport website https://www.marshsport.co.uk/ngb-schemes/england-golf.html
Are there any other activities included with my membership?
Outdoor Jungle Paradise Adventure Golf and Footgolf
All Members can play Footgolf and the outdoor, 18-hole Jungle Paradise Adventure Golf course for free (member playing rights will apply) or 4 credits for flexi members. Must be booked online. Excludes indoor Ocean Paradise Adventure Golf.
Indoor Ocean Paradise Adventure Golf
There is also an indoor, glow-in-the-dark, 18-hole adventure golf course located in the driving range building and is open to everyone. A standard admission fee will be charged to all members. Must be booked online.
There are three Escape Rooms located at the Driving Range, each room with a clever and novel theme. As a member you can receive a 10% discount when you make a booking. Please visit our unique escape room website www.chichesterescape.com for more information or call Katie Scopes on 01243 978852 to get your exclusive discount.
Introduce a New Member
Don’t forget that if you introduce a new full 5 or 7 Day Plus Adult Member (paying a joining fee) to the Club you will both receive £50 on your levy account to spend in the bar or Pro Shop.
Chichester Golf Club has opted for a paperless policy and will send out regular news updates via email or notify you via the App. These news items contain important information about the club, forthcoming events, competition results and coaching tips. Please choose paperless via your Players profile to ensure you receive up to date information. Information can also be found on our website www.chichestergolf.com, Facebook or Instagram.
Need some help?
If you have any queries regarding your membership, please contact Katie Scopes on 01243 978852 or email firstname.lastname@example.org