Shanklin & Sandown Golf Club
Shanklin & Sandown GC

Academy Membership

Shanklin & Sandown are delighted to offer this new Membership category, specifically aimed at beginners or for those returning to the game after a break.

This category of Membership allows the following benefits:

  • 10 lessons including video analysis
  • 2 rules & etiquette sessions
  • 10 winter 9 holes (off peak)
  • 10 summer 9 holes (off peak)
  • Full use of the chipping and putting greens
  • Full use of the Clubhouse
  • Regular Social Events
  • Roll-up golf (using playing allowances)
  • Reduction in Joining Fee when upgrading to 5 or 7 Day Membership
  • £25 added to your swipe card for bar

All this for only £470. An ideal introduction to the game of Golf.

The Academy Membership is not an annual Membership – the length of Membership will be dependant upon completion of the lessons/rounds of golf. Most of our Academy Members transfer to full Membership within their first year or so.

Please contact us for further details.


Jane Ambrose joined Shanklin & Sandown as an Academy Member in July 2010. She completed her lessons with Club Pro, Peter Hammond, played her allocated rounds of golf, and in January 2011 joined as a Full Member. She completed her 3 cards for handicap in February and played in her first mixed competition, with husband Steve, and scored 31 points. Jane said:

”Right from the start I was made to feel welcome and very much part of Shanklin & Sandown Golf Club. I have to say how impressed I was with Peter Hammond and his team on their coaching skills; I became a more confident person after each lesson.”

“Joining the Academy eased me into golf gently which is how I like to do things. I’m not a very confident person and do tend to find joining new things hard. For anyone wishing to have something new in life, I would totally recommend joining Shanklin & Sandown Golf Club. Take it from me, it’s the best thing you could ever do. I find everyone at the golf club friendly and welcoming, and they really enjoy seeing newcomers.”

“Now that I have become a full member and received my handicap, which I am tickled pink about, there is no stopping me. My weekends are now taken up with lovely new people and a new sport, and the ladies at this club are great fun and more than happy to take you under their wing to show you the sport that they all enjoy and love. I would like to pay a massive compliment to all the staff at the Club for making me so welcome.”

Viv Williams – The start of a new year.

“Having been retired for a couple of years, I felt the time had come to introduce a new activity into my life. Shanklin & Sandown Golf Club were offering an Academy Membership to take part enjoying all the great things they had to offer to learn how to become a “good” golfer. They offered a very good comprehensive package at a reasonable cost.

I took up their offer and it is a decision I have not regretted for a moment. The Club Pro, Peter Hammond gave me 10 one to one lessons, two lessons on course management plus the benefit of his expertise and patience. Also included in the Academy Membership were 12 9-hole rounds of golf – all of which were enjoyed over the period of six months.

On completing the Academy Membership I joined a as a Full Member in July 2011. I completed 3 cards for my handicap at the end of July 2011 and joined the ladies for their “roll-up” on Friday mornings. I was made to feel welcome and very much part of Shanklin and Sandown Golf Club. The members of the club have been very supportive and are only too willing to help and encourage you in so many ways.

I would like to say thank you to Peter Hammond and his team for their encouragement, coaching and ongoing support. I look forward to the continuance of playing and improving my game in this friendly and welcoming club.”