Pathway Into Golf

The Pathway into Golf offers a route for beginners to progress at their own pace towards full membership, designed to make your transition into golf as smooth, flexible and enjoyable as possible. The Pathway is separated into three stages as follows;

Stage 1

The initial stage involves a 12 month Academy membership

- Six group coaching sessions included
- Three individual coaching sessions included

We are offering Academy membership because we would like to help you progress to the next stage of our Pathway and become confident as a full playing member.
We expect that within 12 months your confidence and skills will reach a level such that you will be able to convert to full playing membership.

Stage 2

After successful completion of stage 1, golfers will normally progress onto Lifestyle membership with playing credits for the main course and the flexibility to pay as you play. Or a 5 day or 5 day plus category of membership may also be an option if you play very regularly.

However, if you do not feel ready to convert to Lifestyle membership after 12 months there is the option to continue Academy membership for one further year only where a revised package of similar benefits will apply, with more focus on course play. More information can be found in our Academy FAQ section

Stage 3

The final stage is full playing membership, allowing unlimited access to the course, entry into competitions and the possibility of playing club matches.

Ruth Bolister - Academy Member 2015

"Joining the Academy was a great experience for me. I was a total beginner at golf but am now playing as a 5 day member of the club after a year. I have enjoyed the lessons with David and the friendships I have made very much. I very much enjoyed the lessons with David as well as the many new friendships made at the club."

Call Seb Frankiss on 020 8888 1764 for more information or download an application form here and email it to


For £325, whether you are an absolute beginner or an improver, Academy Membership at Muswell Hill Golf Club covers an extended package of benefits based around good teaching and enjoyable club facilities:

  • Twelve months club membership - join at any date.
  • Top teaching professional and his staff to guide your practice
  • Six group teaching sessions included
  • Three individual coaching sessions included
  • Equipment supplied as required for these inclusive sessions
  • Fully stocked pro shop for your own equipment purchases
  • Personal MHGC Passport to note your progress
  • Rules of golf, speed of play and etiquette demystified at group sessions
  • A friendly and sociable atmosphere and experience
  • Access to all practice facilities
  • Access to all clubhouse amenities
  • Social event membership for you and your family
  • Credits for 12 tee times on the 9 hole Academy course
  • Access to the Academy course subject to passport progress
  • Further playing credits purchasable for £50 for block of six from the Office
  • Reduced day pass for The Laboratory spa and health club
  • Reciprocal arrangements with Metro Golf at Barnet Copthall
  • Discount on junior membership for family members under 18
  • Bar card with 15% discount on drinks and 10% discount on food at the bar
  • Bag tag to confirm your club membership
  • Access to member section of MHGC website
  • Fast track into full playing membership without formal play in
  • Handicap certificate after three marked cards as playing member.

We are offering Academy membership because we would like you to follow the next stage of our Pathway and become full playing members.

We believe the Academy membership is good value and we will try hard as a club to make sure that you think so too. We expect and hope you will be able to convert to full playing membership within 12 months but, if not, you will be able to renew your Academy membership and a revised package of teaching and playing benefits will apply. Subsequent renewals are then available.

The club professional, David Wilton, will monitor your progress and, recognising that Academy members will be learning at different rates, will design a pathway that suits you. Fees for any coaching over and above the sessions included in the membership package will be for each individual to settle with David.

Group sessions will be run twice a month on a three month cycle covering the passport elements. At these sessions you will be able to meet and practice with other Academy members. If you can't attend a group session, that passport element can be covered in your individual coaching sessions.