Why play and how to get started

Why play and how to get started

We believe golf is a game for everyone – give it a go!

Meet Tony – he explains why he thinks everyone should give golf a go and how it transformed his social life.

Why should I get into golf?

Golf is a sport for everyone – whatever your ability!

It’s a great way to:

  • Keep fit – the game helps your balance and strengthens muscles
  • Enjoy a low impact sport – an average round of 6,000 steps even when using a buggy!
  • Socialise – play the game with your friends and family. Or make new friends on the course or in the clubhouse.

Is the game accessible with my impairment?

Absolutely! There are different formats of the game – from putting and chipping, driving ranges and 18 hole courses, to simulators and adventure golf.

There is a range of different equipment you can use to find out what works for you and helps you get involved in the game.


How do I get started?

Golf clubs and facilities offer a range of flexible and affordable starter sessions. These are usually in group lessons and allow you to meet other new golfers and learn together with a qualified PGA professional coach.

Many clubs host an open day where you and your family can visit the club and try the game together.

To help you find your local golf club, we’ve created a club finder that highlights inclusive clubs.


What if I need additional support?

If you have a personal budget, you can use this to help you to be active. Disability Rights UK have created the Get Yourself Active website to help answer your questions.

You can bring a friend or family member with you when you play – if you need them to be with you then they won’t be charged!