Membership

Enjoy golf on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales, Forest of Bowland and close to the Lake District. Bentham Golf Club is a friendly, welcoming club offering golf in the North West of England, close to Lancaster, Skipton and Kendal.

This  friendly club has been a family owned Golf Club since 2009, when the Marshall Family took it under their wing.4P9A0094 Since then, the course and its facilities have received a lot of TLC, including a refurbished clubhouse, locker rooms and improved course. There has also been the addition of an indoor teaching studio and more recently, a driving range.

Our Membership runs for the 1st March annually, however we are open to new members throughout the year. Members of all ages and abilities are always welcome and, even better, we have no joining fee or waiting list!

To find out what it costs to become a member at Bentham Golf Club, or what memberships we have available, have a look at our membership prices.

Full, Intermediate and Associate Membership at Bentham Golf Club includes:

Online booking system, to make booking your tee simple and easy to do 24 hours a day.

Opportunity to sign guests in at a discounted rate

Discounted equipment hire charges

Access to a well stocked Pro Shop selling a wide range of golfing delights.

Loyalty Card in 1922 Bar & Kitchen, open 7 days a week

A weekly newsletter keeping you up to date with events, offers and competitions at the club

Discounted entry fee into club Open Copmetitions

Obtain an official Handicap (on payment of an additional Club Membership)

Compete in Club Competitions  (on payment of an additional Club Membership)

Play in team matches

To find out more about our membership sections and what they get up to, visit our Membership Information page.

2017 – 2018 Course Membership

Annual course fees are detailed below and allow access to the Course and Club facilities for the season from 1st March 2017 (or upon payment of fees if after 1st March) until 28th February 2018. These fees do not include membership to the Members Club or your union affiliation fees. Please note: This is not an annual fee from when you pay your subs or in other words does not run for 12 months from the date of payment.  i.e if you pay on 1st July your membership will still expire of 28th Feb. the following year. Pro rata rates are offered to those joining late in the season.

Full Course Member 
Annual £490
Intermediate Course Member Special rates for younger players, come and join the club!
Age as of 1st January 2017
Aged 19 years – 21 years £180
Aged 22 years – 25 years £270
Aged 26 years – 28 years £345
Aged 29 years – 30 years £385
Junior Course Member *
Age as of 1st January 2017
Under 10 £10
Aged 10 years -13 years £45
Aged 14 years – 16 years £85
Aged 17 years – 18 years £125

Other Membership Types

Buddy Membership 
If a parent has a child that is a junior member, they may join as a “Buddy”. The parent can only play with their child and the child must be under 16 years of age. This type of membership cannot utilise the benefits of joining the Members Club.  £125
Associate Course Membership
To become an Associate Member you must be a member of another Golf Club affiliated to English, Welsh & Scottish Union. Associate Members are eligible for an away handicap and to participate in selected competitions through joining the Members Club.   £250
 Flexible Membership 
A modern alternative for those either looking for a Country Membership or feel their time is too limited to justify a Full Membership. Our Flexible Membership is a credit based membership which allows you to play at a time which is convenient to yourself. For more information on our credit scale and how many rounds you will get for your 275 credits please read our Our Guide to Flexible Membership. This type of membership cannot utilise the benefits of joining the Members Club.  £275
Academy Membership
The Academy Membership is for those who are new to golf, or looking to get back in to it following a long hiatus. This membership works alongside our ‘Get into Golf’ lesson programme and the cost of £200 includes a 5 week course of group lessons, worth £35 alone. This type of membership cannot utilise the benefits of joining the Members Club. £200

All Tee off times to be pre-booked online or with the Pro in the office by phone or email.

To apply for Course Membership please download the form below:

Course Membership application form

To be eligible to have a handicap and play in competitions it is necessary to pay a Club Membership of £25 to the Members Club.  The  Members  Club is affiliated to the English Golf Unions,  and organises competitions, league and friendly matches and regulates official  CONGU handicaps.  It is run by a group of Course Members who form the Members Club Committee. To obtain and retain a handicap and to play in Members Club competitions and matches you must join the Members Club.

To apply for Club Membership please download the form below:

Club Membership Form

What is a Club Membership?

Course members have a club of their own with their own committee which is affiliated to the English & Cumbria Golf Unions. Bentham Golf Club Members Club organises club competitions, social events and manages handicaps. The club charges a membership fee of £25 to cover affiliation fees, club diary costs and miscellaneous running costs.  

Visit our Pro Shop section for more information on lessons and our state-of-the-art teaching studio, The Bunker.

For more information about the different membership sections at Bentham, including the ladies activities, junior membership or what local leagues we compete in, take a moment to read our membership information page.


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