Something for everyone
Arscott Golf Club putting the fun back into golf
Arscott Golf Club is situated just 4 miles from Shrewsbury where the Shropshire Plain gives way to the South Shropshire Hills. The topography, therefore, is very interesting and varied, with gentle hills and undulating fairways without being too challenging on the legs. Brickmakers of centuries past, and pit mounds thrown up by coal miners of the 19th century are now covered in oak trees and form great natural hazards.
‘The clubhouse has won awards for building design, and the course for a sensitive environmental approach, which is reflected in the abundance of wildlife to be seen and heard throughout your round of golf. At times the only sounds to be heard is that of birdsong and the buzz of busy bees.
The course is 6232 yards off the white tees with each hole offering a different challenge, a change of aspect and some with spectacular panoramic views. There are three par 3s and two par 5s.
This is Mary Webb country, the famous author of Precious Bane and Gone to Earth which was made into a film starring Jennifer Jones in the 1950s. Many holes are named after a place or location in her novels, making every hole a memorable one.
The bar and balcony offer a superb setting overlooking the 18th green with the pools and Pontesford Hill for a backdrop. The clubhouse is open 7 days a week and golfing societies are welcome as well as any function be it large or small, business or social. Our resident professional, Glyn Sadd has a fully stocked golf shop and is always ready to give one to one or group tuition. So Whatever your Age, Abililty or Budget, Arscott has something to offer everyone.
Arscott Golf Club has a very active membership with competitions and events being held throughout the year.
The Men’s Section has a sound membership base of approximately 450 and welcomes new members, experienced golfers and golfers new to the game.
Whilst social golf is actively encouraged, each month throughout the year the section holds regular club competitions including at least two qualifying competitions (weather dependent) utilising both Saturday and Sunday of alternate weekends, enabling all members to compete in Stableford and Medal competitions.
Ever popular is the Wednesday Club Night and the Sunday morning Pound in the Pot. Just turn up and play. Throughout both the summer and winter seasons there are Matchplay competitions for both singles and doubles and during the winter there is an Eclectic competition.
Arscott Mens Teams play in various county and national competitions including the County Scratch and Handicap leagues; the Hargrove Trophy and the Daily Mail / Mail on Sunday competition series. A number of friendly matches are also played against other county clubs and beyond.
The Club has a thriving Ladies Section that prides itself on being friendly and welcoming to all standards of players. Ladies Day is Tuesdays, the alternative day for medals is Saturday. On Saturdays there are reserved tee times for competitions. There are regular competitions throughout the year. League and friendly matches against local clubs give the opportunity for golfers of all standards to play and socialise with fellow golfers throughout the County. The Section puts forward teams for the Daily Mail Foursomes, Mail on Sunday Match Play and County Competitions. New members and visitors are always welcome.
The Club holds several social events throughout the year and these have included prize givings, golfing holidays, Captains Away Days. Several fun competitions take place and mixed events are organised.