The Short Course at Golf At Goodwood opens for play on May 17

Goodwood opens new par-3 course & short game facility

Golf At Goodwood unveiled the latest addition to its already impressive range of facilities following the official opening of its new Short Course and Short Game Area on May 16.

The first tee times on the 6-hole, par 3 course, which is called The Copse, take place today [May 17], while Goodwood members are also able to reserve time slots on the short game area from today.

The Short Course features six holes between 50 and 90 yards

Currently available for the use of Goodwood members and their guests, both facilities can be pre-booked, with a green fee for the short course costing £6 (one credit), while an hour-long session on the academy also costs £6, with a clicker tube of Titleist ProV1 balls provided as part of the fee.

The short course at The Copse, which was designed by leading golf course architect James Edwards, features six par-three holes measuring between 50 and 90 yards, making it ideal for warming up your short game before a round on Goodwood’s Park Course, which is located just a few yards away, or for a fun game with friends at any time of the day.

The Short Game Area features two bunkers and six hitting areas around a central green

The short game area features six different zones around a central green where a wide range of different shots can be practised, including flop shots, downhill chips, bump-and-runs and bunker shots.

Each day certain zones may be closed to protect against wear and tear, while each of the grassed hitting areas also feature synthetic matts for use in wet weather and as an added precaution against wear.

Both facilities were officially opened by The Duke of Richmond, the owner of the Goodwood Estate, on May 16, where invited guests were treated to a short game masterclass from DP World Tour player Toby Tree, after which he was joined by England International and Goodwood junior member Drew Sykes and Team Goodwood and Ukrainian National Golf Team member Anna Freidinova for a six-hole challenge match on the short course.

Tour pro Toby Tree gave a short game clinic to invited members and guests as part of the launch of The Copse at Golf At Goodwood