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Golf – Time for ‘9’?

Do you love golf, or love the idea of golf, but have no time to play? Then why not come on a caravan holiday in North Wales? Plassey’s golf course is the only scenic and top quality nine-hole golf course in the area. Work, kids, family – the list of things that take up your time is endless, but you can bring the whole family to our friendly, nine-hole course which is a stone’s throw away from Chester, Wrexham and much of North Wales.

Golf is one of those wonderful sports that is just meant to be shared. So, what better way to spend an afternoon than playing golf with the ones you love? For those of us who have grown up with golf, we have some magical memories of warm summer afternoons spent with mum and dad trying to master a golf course together. Having access to one of the leading Golf courses near Chester and Wrexham, has taught us that golf is great for families to play together, as it offers something no other sport can – the chance for everyone to compete on the same level playing field.

The golf handicap system can sound quite complicated to some, but it’s really quite simple. If you have never played golf before, then you have no handicap; everyone starts at the same level. The first time you play, hopefully at one of the many beautiful golf courses in North Wales, you will need to keep two numbers – your score and your handicap. It’s probably best if you play with a golfer the first couple of times, so that they can help you to keep score. The rules also state that you have to complete at least ten rounds of golf before your handicap is calculated – before this you are just practicing! And don’t worry, when you first get a handicap it will be high, but it will drop quite quickly with regular practice.

So, what is a golf handicap? Well, your golf handicap is worked out by taking 96% of the average of the best 10 of your previous 20 scores. That is the complicated bit! So, let’s say your ten best scores from your last 20 games equal 100. This means that over these ten rounds of golf you hit 1,000 shots. If the par for the eighteen-hole course you played is 72 than your average score works out to be 28 over par. So, 28 is your handicap. This figure will be adjusted every time you play, and the lower this figure is, the better. You want to be as close to par as possible. If all this seems a bit complicated don’t worry, we don’t require golfers to have a golf handicap in order to play at Plassey, and we even offer discounted lessons with our PGA professional to help you to get started.

As we said before, the beauty of golf is that kids can compete with their parents and husbands can go up against wives and it really doesn’t matter about your level of skill. Golf is always a fair competition, and what better way to spend some quality time with the family?!

We couldn’t be prouder of our nine-hole golf course, and think it is an amazing facility for families on caravan holidays in North Wales. This is why we are doing our best to get more families involved in the game, by making it more affordable to play and by offering tuition to help players to improve.

For more information on our caravan park or golf course, please visit call us on 01978 780 277 or drop us an email at enquiries@plassey.com

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