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Whether you’re a fitness fanatic looking to develop new skills, or an outdoorsy person looking for an open-air activity to do in winter, the Canberra International Golf Centre Pitch & Putt is the winter activity for you.
Pitch & Putt is a great addition to your winter fitness regime whilst getting out and about with your friends, family or a cute date – all you’ll need to bring is your enthusiasm.
WHAT IS IT?
Pitch & Putt golf is a shorter version of the traditional game of golf. It’s a fun game that anyone of any ability can play and allows players to develop their skills in a light-hearted, judgment-free and open-air environment.
As HerCanberra’s Online Editor Beatrice and ACTIVE Editor Ashleigh found out earlier in the week, a game of Pitch & Putt isn’t as easy as it looks, so be prepared to have a laugh and remember to have fun!
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WHO IS IT FOR?
The Canberra International Golf Centre is home to a Pitch & Putt 18-hole golf course and caters for pre-teens to people in their 90s, and everywhere in between. It’s great for anyone looking to develop skills in the game of golf or are looking to stay active and incorporate a low-impact sport into their fitness regime.
The course is open from 8am to 9:30pm seven days a week with each game taking approximated 90 minutes to complete, so it won’t take up your whole day or evening. It’s the perfect activity for a date, a group of friends, or a bonding session for colleagues.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
Prices for Pitch & Putt vary between students and adults with the green fees, club hire and bags included in the cost. But even then, the price of a game of Pitch & Putt is significantly less than a normal game of golf.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS?
Beyond fun, Pitch and Putt teaches you hand eye coordination skills. It’s a great way to elevate your step count for the day, and to socialise and meet new people.
While you may need to rug up in the cooler months, the course takes full advantage of Canberra’s winter sunshine. At a time when many of us are cooped up in offices, at home or in a gym, playing a round of Pitch & Putt is a good way to get some fresh air and sun on your skin.
It’s also great for advanced golf players, as it allows you to hone the skills of the ‘short game’ as Pitch & Putt represents approximately 66% of the scoring shots of normal golf. There’s some larger holes where you can practice pitching, and of course plenty of putting. Each hole presents new challenges, whether it’s a scenic bridge or rolling hills.
HOW CAN I PLAY?
Along with the routine competitive golf which caters for all levels of ability via the handicap system, the interstate, national and international competitions, there is also an internal Pitch & Putt Golf Club which conduct competitions five days a week. Visitors are most welcome to join in any competitions.
For women in the golfing world, the Canberra International Golf Centre are looking to get a slot in next year’s Canberra Ladies Classic Golf tournament as well as the NSW ladies open which will be held in Queanbeyan next year.
If you’re looking to host a corporate or social event, the Canberra International golf Centre can tailor a package to suit any groups requirements. For enquiries about group bookings, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Corner of Hindmarsh Drive & Jerrabomberra Ave, ACT | Monday-Sunday 8am-9:30pm | www.canberragolf.com.au