Frequently Asked Questions
Glyfada Golf Club of Athens
Frequently asked questions
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We hope you find the answers to your questions about the Glyfada Golf Club of Athens, as also for the Glyfada Golf Course and the Golf Prive Club restaurant on this page. If there's anything else you'd like to know, however small, please don't hesitate to mail us or call us.
About our Club
How do I get a golf lesson?
The Glyfada Golf Club of Athens offers instructors for you to choose from. Simply call, or mail us, we will book a time that's convenient to you with your chosen professional.
Do I need my own equipment?
No, we can provide all suitable equipment that you need to get started as well as give you the best advice for when you think you might want to make a purchase.
How do I dress? Do you have a Dress Code Policy?
Yes. The Glyfada Golf Club of Athens has a Standard Dress Code Policy – Proper golf attire is required at all times for all players to include both collared and/or tailored collarless shirts for men and recognized golf fashion for women. Golf shoes with soft spikes or athletic shoes required. T-shirts, swimwear, tank tops, jeans or cut-offs are not appropriate attire.
For more information, check our dress code policy on our official website.
How much does it cost to get started?
Initially, NOTHING. We will introduce YOU to this wonderful game of golf for 0.00euro, from here we can then answer any questions you have about taking it further, or, you may decide it's not for you.
Can I bring my son/daughter?
Yes, by all means, bringing other family members is a great way to learn and so much fun. this way you can enjoy learning all the elements of golf, together!
How old do children need to be?
We do not work to a certain age policy but the age of 8 years old is the most suitable for our Junior Academy!
How old is too old?
Never too old, the great thing about golf is that everyone can compete and get some enjoyment out of the game! The handicap system allows older golfers to compete against some of the top golfers in the country still!
How fit should I be?
There is no certain fitness level needed. The best thing about golf is that it will actually improve your fitness. The game is great exercise and a fantastic way of combining enjoyment and improving your health.
Do I need to be a member to start?
No, absolutely not, anyone is welcome to start and nobody will make you feel uncomfortable when first starting, that is the great atmosphere we have here at the Glyfada Golf Club of Athens!
Do you have Academies?
Yes we do. We have Junior Golf Academy and also Adults Golf Academy! You can find more details on this site.
Can I Learn with friends?
Of course, we understand it can be a bit daunting to start playing golf on your own, so why not get a group of friends or partner together and learn with them!
How long does it take to play golf?
The Glyfada Golf Course has several different options for play. Time spent golfing will vary, depending on whether you play 9 or 18-holes. It is also depending of how well you play. If you are a beginner or a golfer with a low hcp.
9 holes will take about 1 hour & 45 minutes and 18 holes should take about 3.5 - 4 hours. Knowing how long your golf round will take can help you plan ahead!
Do I need my own clubs?
When you are a beginner you do not have to rent a golf equipment. The Glyfada Golf Club of Athens has plenty of clubs available, for our Adults Academy, including both right & left handed clubs, as well as junior sets for our Junior Academy.
What is the Glyfada Golf Club of Athens?
The Glyfada Golf Club of Athens was established in 1966 as a Private Golf Club.
For more than 50 years the club preserves the same venue, values and ideals as imagined by its founders. The growth of golf in Greece.
The Club offers its distinguished members the environment, facilities and services that satisfy their social and business needs and interests.
The Glyfada Golf Club of Athens is the ideal place to bring family, friends or business associates for an enjoyable day of golf and relaxation.
How do I become a member of the Glyfada Golf Club of Athens?
You must submit a fully completed Application for Membership. If approved of our Board, you will receive an invitation for membership. You can find the information on this site at page G.G.C.A. Documents
What is the cost of the Registration and Membership fees?
Registration Fee-Annual Membership
Individual Registration Fee: 120 euro
Family registration Fee: 180 euro
Annual individual membership: 120 euro
Family annual membership: 180 euro
Do you give lessons or offer lesson packages?
We have a Head Professional and Teaching Professionals who all give lessons and lesson packages. Please feel free to contact us for more information to inquire about prices and to make an appointment. We also have Adults and Junior Academies. More info on our official website: www.ggca.gr
Is there a practice range?
The Glyfada Golf Course has a driving range that our members can have access. We also have a practice putting green. It is free to use if you have your own equipment. Driving Range balls can be purchased in the Caddie Master.
Are range balls include in the price of practicing?
No, range balls are not included in the price. Driving Range balls can be purchased by the Caddie Master.
Can I play alone or will I be paired with other players?
If you refer to our tournaments we reserve the right to pair you with other players that have similar hcp with yours. If you want to play on your own, the Glyfada Golf Course reserves the right to pair you with golfers, when course conditions and capacity require it.
Do you allow five-somes?
The Glyfada Golf Club of Athens doesn’t allow groups of more than three players on our monthly tournaments. In some specific tournaments may have groups of four.
Groups of more than four players must be approved by the Glyfada golf Club of Athens. Keeping groups to four players or less improves the pace of play and helps keep rounds more enjoyable for all of our members.
What is the expected pace of play?
Under normal circumstances, the expected pace of play on the Glyfada Golf Course is four hours for 18 holes. Examples of abnormal conditions include days when inclement weather may cause delays, wet conditions may cause golf car restrictions, or a special event is playing the golf course.
What if I must cancel my tee time or reduce my number of players on Glyfada Golf Club Monthly or other tournaments?
If you have to cancel your tee time or reduce the number of players, please call the Captain of our Club or our Secretariat at the office and we will be happy to assist you with your request as long as it is possible to make changes.
Is golf club sharing permitted?
Due to covid19 rules and the pace of play, all players must have their own bag with their own set of clubs.
About the Glyfada Golf Course
Do I need a tee time?
Tee times are strongly recommended in order to minimize any inconvenience that waiting to tee off may cause.
What’s a tee time & how do I make one?
To schedule a tee time, call the Caddie Master at the Glyfada Golf Course.
Ask to make a tee time around the desired time you’d like to play. The golf course Caddie Master will ask you a few questions including time you’d like to play, how many holes you’d like to play, how many players you will have, and whether your group will be using golf carts or walking. After answering the questions, the attendant will let you know your tee time, and you will be all set to play golf!
The phrase “tee time” indicates the exact time your group will be on the 1st tee box, ready to play golf. Be prepared to arrive at the golf course 15 minutes prior to your scheduled tee time to check in, get snacks, warm up, etc.
How far in advance can I book a tee time?
Please contact the caddie master.
Is the Golf Course open on Mondays?
The golf course is normally closed on Monday mornings for maintenance. It is open from 12pm.
How much are carts?
As we do not manage the golf course please contact the caddie master.
Can I store my golf clubs at the caddie master?
All members of the Glyfada Golf Club of Athens may store their clubs. Just let the caddie masters know and they will have your clubs ready for you when you arrive.
Can I get a locker?
When you are a member of the Glyfada Golf Course you can have access to lockers and the locker room. The membership paid to our club (Glyfada Golf Club of Athens) is not related to the Golf Course facilities.
Do you have rental clubs?
Please contact the Caddie Master.
Are there shower facilities and lockers available?
We do not manage the golf course. The Glyfada Golf Course has shower facilities and lockers. Men’s & Women’s locker rooms each have shower facilities and lockers. Towels are available upon request in the Golf Course Management.
What is the Glyfada Golf Course cancellation policy?
Tee Time Reservations must be cancelled no later than 24 hours prior to schedule tee time. For more information, please refet to the caddie master.
About Wedding and Events
Who should I talk with if I want to have a banquet or private party?
As we do not manage the Golf Prive restaurant you have to contact them indirect.
Constantinou Karamanli, Glyfada
Is The Golf Prive restaurant open to the Public?
What are the hours of The Golf Prive?
Please contact Golf Prive:
Does The Golf Prive restaurant allow for larger parties?
Yes. For more information, please contact Golf Prive:
Why should I golf?
There is a very long list of reasons to play golf, but I’ll only list a few:
Golf is a great way to get exercise
Golf is a great sport for young Kids
Golf is a valuable business tool, and can be a great way to connect with co-workers. The game of golf is filled with friendly, interesting, and successful people.
Golf is good for your body - The average course requires a person to walk over five miles, carrying or pushing a bag and walking up and down different undulations. This can be a great workout, and can burn up to 2,000 calories depending on how flat or hilly the course is. Even if you are taking a cart, the golf swing itself is a full body workout, using arms, legs, and core muscles. Imagine the results if you do this on a daily or even weekly basis.
Golf is good for your mind - As physical as golf can be, 90% of the game is mental. An 18 hole round is basically one long mental exercise, constantly making you think and forcing you to stay focused on the task at hand. Golf can also help relieve stress, anxiety, and even depression.
It fosters a healthy sense of competition...When meeting new golfer friends, one of the first things they'll ask is your handicap. Genuine curiosity could turn into a sense of envy once you realise they're a little better at the game. So long as you don’t take it too far, competition can actually be good for you, encouraging you to challenge yourself and improve your own skills.
Golf can improve concentration and boost your brain. Golf is a sport that teaches accuracy, focus and concentration. It also encourages creativity and creative thinking, such as the foresight to visualise where and how far your shot will go.
Hand-eye coordination is essential in golf – as is knowing where your ball landed. The course can often be a quieter place to learn these skills, without the roar of a crowd or the umpire's whistle to distract you.
Golfing is a fairly active pastime, and getting your circulation going means more blood is pumped to your brain. There's been plenty of research into how playing golf affects how you think. Repeated swings improve your muscle memory, and navigating a course gives you a greater sense of distance and depth.
Golf is a great way to bond with friends or family
Golf is a great way to relax, and get away from the daily grind
Golf gets you closer to nature, and further away from your cell phone. Perhaps the most beautiful and amazing part of golf is where it takes place. Unlike any other sport, golf requires many acres and miles of land to play, and most courses offer an abundance of trees, animals, and other wildlife to enjoy.
Golf can be enjoyed at any age
Starting kids in the game of golf early
"I never played a round when I didn't learn something new about the game." - Ben Hogan.
There's probably not a golfer around who wouldn't agree with the great Ben Hogan. The benefits of golf for children are enormous. Golf is a game of constant learning, practicing, honing, and humbling. And the learning aspect of it translates well beyond the fairways. Starting your children with golf may be one of the best things you can do for them. There are so many children who can learn from the game on a physical, social and emotional level and so many benefits they can gain from spending time on the green. These benefits can have powerful and long-lasting effects on your child's development right through to adult year
Golf is FUN
Golf Etiquette 101
Here’s a few tips to make sure fun is had by all:
Do your best to keep up with the group in front of you. If your group starts to lose sight of the group playing in front of you, and the group playing behind you is right on your tail, let them “play through” as soon as it is convenient, on the next tee box preferably.
If you hit a wayward shot, and it looks like it is heading in the general direction of other people, OR you can’t see the area where the ball will land, ALWAYS yell FORE!! Fore is the universal symbol for “duck” in golf, so players know to keep their head down or take cover. Safety is just as important as anything else on the golf course.
Play “Ready Golf” to improve the pace of play. If you are ready to play your shot, and nobody else in your group is ready to hit their shot, feel free to hit your ball as long as it is safe to do so.
Keep quiet while other players are standing over their ball. Talking or laughing while other people are hitting can be distracting, and is generally considered rude.
Keep golf carts at least 20 feet away from all greens & tee boxes.
Leave the golf course as you find it. When you remove the pin from the hole, replace it. When you have to hit out of the bunker, rake the sand. If you take a large divot out of the fairway, replace the piece of grass. If your ball lands on the green and creates a ball mark, fix it.
Be kind & courteous to your fellow players. Playing poorly or being in a bad mood is not a good reason to ruin the day of the players around you.
HAVE FUN. The more fun you can have, the more relaxed you’ll be, the better you’ll play, and the more fun you’ll have. Spread the word, it’s contagious.
Have more questions?
For further information, please Contact us!