For Membership Application inquiries please contact Membership Manager on:
0409 44 1617 or 02 4285 1286
Applicants may lodge completed membership application forms with the office at any time. Applications are approved at Board of Directors meeting held on 3rd Thursday of each month, following which you will receive an introductory letter and invoice. Once paid, your membership will be processed and your membership card will be available for pick up.
New members must be financial before they can participate in competitions in order to obtain their handicap. Initial handicap is calculated by Golflink and progressively amended as subsequent cards are recorded. It is important to note that when recording first ever handicap cards, scores greater than 2 over par on any hole for male members and 4 over par for female members are not taken into account in determining a player's initial handicap, therefore please pick up your ball when strokes have expired.
If transferring from another club, it is important that you include your previous Golflink number so your details can be automatically transferred to Russell Vale. Under the current handicapping system, handicaps never expire.
The Club respects its current members and reserves the right to refuse handicap cards which it believes may have been falsified.
You will be subject to the Australian Golf Union handicapping system.
Included in your membership is a $60 bar credit. Produce your membership card at the bar for payment of food and drinks. The $60 bar credit must be used before next year's fees are due or it will be forfeited, it does not carry over to the subsequent year. You can "top up" this amount with eftpos, cash or winning vouchers. (Members joining after 1st March 2018 will have their bar credit deferred to 1 July 2018 - an invoice will be mailed.
Competitions are held on each Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday with tee off times from 6.44am. A 9 hole competition is held on Friday afternoons, with dinner option at the clubhouse (bookings essential).
Tuesday and Thursday bookings can be accessed at the clubhouse from 6.00am and online from 12.00pm, two weeks in advance. Saturday bookings are open at the clubhouse from 5.00pm Friday evening and online from 8.00am Saturday, two weeks in advance. Cancellations can be made online up to 6.00am on the morning of the competition or by phoning the pro shop on 4283 5322.
There are two Saturdays a year when female members are not permitted to enter the competitions, those days being the first round of Men's Club Championships and Men's Russell Vale Open.
Once financial, members can book in for competitions on www.russellvalegolfclub.com.au using member number (last 4 digits only) and PIN (DOB ie DDMM)
Our Annual Fixture book contains club dress rules and etiquette.
Functions are held at the clubhouse periodically throughout the year. These are noted in the fixture book and promotions appear on our website. There is a Lucky Member Draw at the clubhouse commencing 6.00pm Friday night, and a "Bistro" type meal is available (bookings essential).
WEBSITE AND FACEBOOK
Russell Vale Golf & Social Club has its own website and Facebook page. These areas provide up to date helpful information, service and news. On our website you can access results, book competitions, and view fixtures, sponsors and other interesting information.
PERSONAL PROPERTY & INSURANCE
The Club shall not be liable for any loss or injury to any person, member or visitor on the Club’s premises. Club members are covered by the Club’s Personal Insurance Plan when playing on an AGU Certified course. Club members are reminded they are not covered by insurance if they are struck by a ball while crossing from the car park to the clubhouse via the 11th fairway.
Russell Vale Golf Club Ltd is subject to the Privacy Act 1988. Personal information that you provide when you join the club is used to maintain your membership at the club. You have the right to access and correct any of your personal information that the club holds about you.
The club may disclose part or whole of your membership and golf playing details to third parties that are involved in providing golf handicapping and management systems to the club.