Playing golf as a member
Usage of the course
You can use the course at any time, except when it is closed for club competitions and tournaments. You can invite guests onto the course; however, they must pay the usual green fees and it is your responsibility to ensure this is done. You can also enter any official Trentham Golf Club competition for which you are eligible (a handicap is required and competition fees apply).
Obtaining a handicap
There is no obligation to obtain a handicap, however you will need one to play in any club competition. To obtain a handicap you must return three scorecards that have been marked by another member. Trentham Golf Club is a member of GolfLink, the national handicapping system. On obtaining your handicap, you will receive a GolfLink card, which can be used to register your handicap at any club within Australia.
The club program
When your membership is accepted, you will receive a club program that lists the club events for the current year, along with information about the club, such as office bearers and members. Keep the program handy, as it is a valuable tool for organising your personal golfing calendar.
Competitions and events
Trentham Golf Club has a full and varied program of events during the year. You are welcome to join in. Major events include the club championships, single and doubles knockout (match play). There are also major trophies based on cumulative events during the year, plus a medal stroke event every month.
To play in most events at Trentham Golf Club, please arrive at the course at the appropriate time, and register by paying the competition fee. You will be grouped with two or three other players, one of whose card you will be asked to mark. Be prepared to hit off at the nominated tee when called. Some competitions during the year require prior registration. These are advertised in the program or on the notice board in the clubhouse.
The Trentham Annual Tournament is held towards the end of October. All members are welcome to play in the week long event.
Rules of Golf
Like all golf clubs, Trentham Golf Club plays according to the rules established by the Royal & Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews and the United States Golf Association. You will receive a rule book when you join but the club realises that it may take time for new golfers to become familiar with all the rules. Feel free to ask other members or officials about any rules that you may not understand.
The dress rules at Trentham Golf Club are generally relaxed, however, a few standards do apply.
- Jeans are OK if they are of an acceptable dress standard i.e. must not be dirty, torn or tattered.
- Neat shorts with sports socks are acceptable.
- Men’s shirts worn during competitions must have collars and sleeves
- Singlets, football jumpers, thongs or similar are not acceptable on the course or in the clubhouse.
- Golf shoes and waterproof clothing must not be worn in the clubhouse
- Footwear must not be of a type that may damage the course or greens.
Good etiquette is meant to maximise the safety of golfers, keep play moving at a reasonable pace and to keep the course in good condition. The general rule is that you should treat others as you would like to be treated. This includes not distracting others who are about to play a shot, or unduly causing delay to your fellow players and any following groups.
An active Social Club provides activities and entertainment for members including dinners, social evenings and a member’s draw -- whilst at the same time raising funds for the club. During the daylight saving period, the Social Club also organises a Friday evening twilight Stableford competition over 10 holes, tee-off is at 3.00 pm onwards.
Smoke free area
The whole of the clubhouse interior has been designated a smoke-free area.