Beginners Guide & Tuition Services

Ever wanted to try the game of golf but didn't know how or where to start?

Here at Sharjah Golf and Shooting Club we have the perfect programme to teach you the fundamentals, giving you a great start in learning this fantastic game. The programme involves hourly group sessions every evening for one whole week, culminating in all beginners being able to sample 3 holes on the golf course on their last night.

Pupils are taught all the aspects of golf throughout the week, covering irons, woods, chipping, pitching, bunker shots and putting.

One-to-one coaching is often the best and quickest way to improve your golf. We will assess your current level and develop a programme that will aid your continuous development.

Whether you are a beginner or an advanced golfer, you can either commit to one of our one-to-one packages or select an individual lesson to help fix your faults.

Sharjah Golf and Shooting Club's Junior Development Programme is now affiliated with the Young Master's golf programme. The YMG was created in the UK and has quickly become recognized as a leading junior programme across Europe and the Middle East.

Playing Certificate

A player must obtain a playing certificate (PC) which proves he/she is of sufficient playing standard and has a basic understanding of the games rules and etiquette. Once achieved the pupil is permitted play on the course unsupervised.

He/she must also demonstrate a certain playing standard and pace of play. Playing certificates can only be authorized by a PGA Qualified Professional.

Playing Standard

Gentlemen must complete 3 holes in 9 over par or better. Ladies must complete 3 holes in 12 over par or better. This must be achieved within a set period of time.

Know Your Etiquette

A player must:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of pace of play and the procedure of allowing quicker players to play through
  • Show courtesy to other golfer
  • Understand the importance of repairing pitch marks, replacing divots and raking bunker
  • Marking your ball and the order of play

Rules of Golf

A player must have a clear understanding of:

  • Basic rules of golf
  • Teeing ground
  • Correct procedures for out of bounds
  • Water hazards
  • Lateral water hazards
  • Lost ball
  • Unplayable ball