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Ross On Wye Golf Club Official Club Brochure 2012


  • Official Club Brochure 2012/132012-2013

  • Contents 1st tee

    History 5Club House & Bar 7Pro Shop 9Hole One 10Hole Two 11Hole Three 12Hole Four 13Hole Five 14Hole Six 15Hole Seven 16

    Hole Eighteen 29Juniors and Tuition 31Membership 33Societies 35Catering 37Contact Details 39Green fees 41How to find us 42

    Hole Eight 17Hole Nine 18Hole Ten 21Hole Eleven 22Hole Twelve 23Hole Thirteen 24Hole Fourteen 25Hole Fifteen 26Hole Sixteen 27Hole Seventeen 28


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  • History1898 Major W.S.R. Cox and his brother, Captain J.A. Cox, started organising golf matches on what is known as the Old Racecourse at Weirend. 1903 The formation, under the Presidency of the Earl of Chesterfield, of Ross Golf Club. The Club had 80 members. For 22 years, the Club used a course at Alton Court. 1925 The Club moved to Rudhall, where the land was leased for a nine-hole course. In March, the late J. H. Taylor - many times Open Champion - came to Rudhall to lay out the course.1957 Members began to feel they would prefer a new 18-hole course, and one which was within the ownership of the Club.1961 An option was obtained on land at Jays Green. Mr C.K.Cotton, the well-known golf architect, developed the new course with farmer members helping with cultivation and seeding and Foresters cutting down thousands of trees.

    1962 The first nine greens and tees were seeded 1963 Fairways marked out for the second nine holes, and the trees cleaved. Final approval had been given for the Clubhouse construction. 1964 The Club played its last match on the Rudhall course. The first nine holes were officially opened by the Club President, Col. J. F. Maclean, H.M.L., J.P.1965 Mrs Maclean opened the new Clubhouse on behalf of the President. 1967 The course is officially opened by Mr J. J. E. Pennick, President of the English Golf Union, on 7th May. It has a length of 6,451 yards, with a premium on accuracy due to the attractive but testing, tree-lined fairways. The Standard Scratch Score was 73.


    3rd tee

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  • Club House & BarThe clubhouse offers a warm welcome to members and visitors, with a veranda, giving splendid views of the ninth and eighteenth holes.Our Caterer offers an extensive menu throughout the day from Snacks through to hearty meals and the quality of food is second to none.

    The dining room is also open for coffee and snacks from 9.30 am. The comfortable lounge bar and dining room overlook the putting green and dining room, where you can relax and enjoy a drink in a warm friendly atmosphere.

    The Clubhouse also hosts 2 full size Snooker tables along with a large screen TV with Sky Sports.

    The Bar offers the perfect place to reflect on your game after the round. There is an extensive range of wines, beers and soft drinks all at competitive prices.

    The 3 Ales will also please the beer drinker with one rotating each month through the Summer


    Club house and 18th green

  • Pro-ShopAs a Foremost buying group member, Tim Hall is able to stock the widest range of products and is confident he can cater for your golfing needs. Tim stocks an impressive range of both mens and ladies clothing from the very latest in golf course fashion. With some of the most competitive prices on offer and the facility to try everything before you buy, he is certain you will not leave disappointed.

    Tim also brings a very impressive custom fit background. He is an official Ping custom fit specialist and prides himself on his mission statement that he will give every golfer The Complete Equipment Solution.

    Did you know that 91% of Custom Fitted golfers found a dramatic improvement after completing a custom fitting session with a PGA Professional.

    Tim will be on hand to deliver that promise 7 days a week.

    Check out Tims very own website and also subscribe to his very popular weekley E-newsletter which includes the very latest hints tips and drills to better golf.


  • Hole One Hole TwoA straight-forward par four opening hole.

    A drive into the fairway should leave an easy approach to the green defended by bunkers left and right.

    A demanding left to right dog-leg par four hole. A long tee shot slightly left in the fairway will leave a clear shot to the green, anything

    right off the tee is likely to result in a blind shot, with very little hope of reaching the green in regulation. Four bunkers protect this green so proving a very difficult target

    to hit with a long second shot.

    10 11

    314 4521 2Par 4 Par 4300 420293 407

  • Hole FourHole Three

    12 13

    Yardage for this hole would give the appearance of an easy par four. But with a blind tee shot and an un-even elevated green, this hole could be costly. A drive into the flat part of the fairway will leave an easier approach to this green.

    But beware, a very fast difficult green to read.

    A dog-leg left to right hole. The tee shot is hit onto a sloping fairway which can kick the ball left into

    the rough. The second shot is uphill into a deceptively long green defended by bunkers left and right.

    283 3523 4Par 4 Par 4264 341257 334

  • Hole Five Hole SixA relatively short par five hole with a slight right to left dog-leg.

    Any tee shot in the fairway can result in a chance of reaching this green in two, but with a fairway that slopes right to left and a long, narrow green that slopes away from

    the player, an inaccurate approach left or right of the green will result in a difficult chip to the green.

    A long challenging par five hole which requires a long accurate tee shot. A well struck second will leave a short shot to a fairly open green.

    477 5345 6Par 5 Par 5476 473421 435

    14 15

  • Hole Seven Hole Eight

    16 17

    A short par three, but hitting the green is paramount. Any tee shot missing this green will result in a very difficult chip to a small

    elevated sloping green.

    Another challenging par five hole made more difficult by a double dog-leg and undulating fairway.

    The green does not come into view until the second dog-leg and reaching here in two, leaves the player a short shot to a large green with a step running through

    front to back.

    151 4947 8Par 3 Par 5139 475128 468

  • Hole Nine


    The first of three tough holes regarded by the pro shop as our own Amen Corner.

    This par three requires accuracy with a long tee shot to a fairly large green that is protected by a bunker on the left, and is slightly elevated from the fairway which

    can prevent balls running onto it.

    2169 Par 3192 161

  • Hole Ten


    A very narrow hole where you must hit a long straight drive to have any chance of hitting the green in two.

    The fairway slopes left to right with over hanging branches blocking your shot to the green if the ball does not stay in the fairway. A large green with a bunker on the left and severe slope should you miss on the right which will kick the ball into the trees.

    44510 Par 4398 364


  • Hole Twelve


    A picturesque par 3 hole played over water. The green slopes from back to front and in the summer this can lead to a tricky

    putt on a fast green.

    13612 Par 3116 125

    Hole ElevenA tough par four dog-leg playing left to right to an elevated green.

    With a large tree on the right corner of the fairway your tee shot must be played into the left half of the fairway. This leaves a difficult to judge second shot to an elevated

    green, which if missed, requires a good chip to get onto the green.

    35311 Par 4312 279


  • Hole FourteenAccording to the SS this is the hardest hole on the course.

    A long par 4 which dog legs to the right, requiring a long straight drive into the left half of the fairway as the ball can kick right. A long second shot to a small green defended

    by bunkers left and right.

    43714 Par 4393 384


    Hole ThirteenA tough par four dog-leg playing left to right to an elevated green.

    With a large tree on the right corner of the fairway your tee shot must be played into the left half of the fairway. This leaves a difficult to judge second shot to an elevated

    green, which if missed, requires a good chip to get onto the green.

    34313 Par 4334 332


  • Hole SixteenA par four hole that could tempt the long hitter into having a

    go at driving the green. However, with such a small green which is elevated from the fairway and defended by

    three bunkers, probably the best way to play this hole would be to hit onto the steep downhill fairway and leave a short shot onto the green.

    29616 Par 4276 266


    Hole FifteenA blind hole that requires a long straight drive uphill to a fairway

    sloping right to left. A good tee shot will leave sight of the large green.

    32515 Par 4300 261


  • Hole EighteenA downhill par four hole which dog legs left to right.

    The landing area slopes severely and can kick a good drive left into the rough leaving a tricky shot into the green. If you find the fairway a good shot is required to

    a flat green with bunkers left and right and out of bounds beyond.

    40918 Par 4389 349


    Hole SeventeenAnother blind hole that is uphill from tee to green requiring a long straight drive.

    A blind second shot uphill to an unmarked small green makes for a very demanding par four hole.


    42917 Par 4357 348

  • Juniors & TuitionNows your chance to be professionally coached on all aspects of your golf game and play on one of the finest golf courses in the Midlands.

    The Ross On Wye Golf Club invites you to join the Tim Hall School Of Golf. Resident Head PGA Golf Professional Tim Hall and his team will guide you through professionally designed programs that our tailored around each individuals needs. After an initial assessment Tim will design the program that will cover all aspects of game improvement and ultimately deliver to you your ultimate goal.

    Ask about our Junior Academy Membership from only 49.95 per year. A great introduction to the game of golf.

    A Word from Tim:On A day to day to basis I am lucky enough to teach a wide range of golfers from golfers that need help hitting their first shots to the very best elite players that have been playing the game from a very young age


    Practice area

  • MembershipThe Ross-on-Wye Golf Club offers the perfect golfing environment with a great course and excellent facilities. There is a strong competitive golf calendar along with many social events. A friendly and welcoming club, we are sure you will enjoy your time here at this prestigious club where its all about the golf.

    We currently have some vacancies in all sections and welcome new members. We even offer new members payment of subs pro rata.

    For more information visit or to apply for membership, please ask for a Membership Application Form and send it to The Club Secretary. Appointments can be made with the Secretary/Manager to find out more or ask about the opportunity to play a trial round at a reduced rate and if joining we will deduct from your first years subs.

    The club also offers a Country Membership. This applies to members living outside a radius of 50 miles who is a full member another recognised golf club. Other conditions and restrictions apply.

    Membership benefits include:

    Full use of Course and Practice Facilities

    Discount on beverages purchased at the Bar

    Full access to Competitions and Social Events

    Chance to obtain an official Handicap

    Various exclusive Retail and Tuition offers at the Pro Shop

    Call 01989 720267


    Driving range

  • SocietiesMemorable Golf Course, Friendly Welcome and Fantastic Food.As many returning groups will attest, Ross-on-Wye offers the ideal Group Golf Day. With a challenging but fair course always in great condition, outstanding food and a warm welcome you cant go wrong. Many groups comment that once they have experienced Ross they just have to return each year. Whether its a one-off Golf Day or a travelling party, please include us in your schedule. Access is easy from either the South West, Wales or the Midlands.Packages can be formulated to include golf and refreshments. Our PGA Professional Tim Hall will also be able to assist with Prizes and Novelty Events to top the day off. We are also well placed to host Corporate Golf Days. Call Leighton or Michelle in the Office on 01989 720267 to look at available dates or to make your booking.

    We had a marvellous day on your delightful course and we would all like to say a big thank you to everyone involved Judy James


    Club house veranda

  • CateringKaren and Ian Needham acquired the Catering Franchise at Ross on Wye Golf Club on 1st November 2009, after re-locating from Portugal, where they were running a small Guest House for almost a year. Unfortunately, the Children, Jonathon and Laura found it hard to settle. However, they were fortunate to find Ross on Wye Golf Club, and have all settled down to life back in the U.K.

    Ian started Golf Club life when he undertook to build a course in Leicester in 1991 and ultimately became Golf Centre Manager until he left in October 2008.

    Karen started her Golf Club life in 1987, at Nuneaton Golf Club, where along with her Mum Val she was responsible for the Catering. In 1989, they moved to Hearsall Golf Club in Coventry.

    With a desire to move south the family moved to Goodwood GC and then to Cuddington Golf Club in Surrey. Karen then moved back to her original golf club in Nuneaton, in 2000. In 2002 Karen took over the catering at Beedles Lake Golf Centre, where she met Ian, and in 2006 they were married.

    Karen and Ian regularly run themed nights such as Fish and Chip Nights and Curry Nights as well as a monthly Sunday Carvery. Speak to the Bar for more details.

    Ian and Karen will be happy to help with any catering requirements, and you can always be assured of a friendly reception.


  • People pics/group shot

    Contact DetailsSecretary/Manager 01989 720 267 [email protected] Assistant 01989 [email protected]

    Professional 01989 [email protected] Manager 01989 720267Caterers 01989 720660

    Ross-on-Wye Golf Club, Gorsley Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire, HR9 7UTEmail: [email protected]


    17th green

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  • Green Fees


    Visitors are always welcome at Ross-on-Wye Golf Club. We know youll enjoy the experience of playing such a fantastic course at a great price.

    We also accept County Cards which reduces the Green Fee even further.

    The Course always receive great reviews from visiting golfers. Bookings for 8 or more players can be made through the Office on 01989 720267 or for numbers of less than 8, please call the Pro Shop on 01989 720439 to check availability.

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  • How to find usFrom Ross-on-WyeHead north toward Gloucester Rd/B4260 377 feetTurn right onto Gloucester Rd/B4260 0.4 milesAt the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto A40 0.9 milesAt the roundabout, take the 4th exit and stay on A40 0.5 milesAt the roundabout, take the 3rd exit onto M50 10.6 milesAt junction 2, take the A417 exit to Gloucester 0.1 miles

    Turn right onto Gloucester Rd/A417 0.1 milesTurn right to merge onto M50 toward South Wales/Ross 7.2 milesAt junction 3, take the B4221 exit to Newent 171 feetTurn left onto B4221 472 feetTake the 1st left to stay on B4221 75 feetTurn left to stay on B4221 0.2 milesTurn right and the Club will be on the left


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