Phil Cloak,Teaching Professional & Academy Coach
James Hannam Teaching Professional & Academy Coach
Bath Golf Club Professional's Shop
Liz Brealey Liason For Academy
Nicky Perry, Club Manager
Bath Golf Club Office
Bath Golf Club’s Academy has been designed to provide the skills and confidence to anyone wishing to play golf for the first time or come back to the game after an absence.
For an Annual fee of £65, Academy membership includes full access to all practice and clubhouse facilities. For a further £10 you will also be given a proximity/ key card to enable you to access the changing rooms, clubhouse and bar facilities.
The Professional team at Bath Golf Club is led by Club Professional Russell Covey. Professionals, Phil Cloak & James Hannan lead the Academy coaching. As an Academy member you will receive regular e-mails regarding group coaching, on course sessions and individual lessons. The professional team are on hand to answer any questions and offer advice on all golf equipment needed to start the game, although clubs will be provided for all Academy lessons, if required.
Phil Cloak, Assistant Professional
Once all areas of the game have been covered and a basic standard has been achieved, Academy members will be encouraged to play a small number of holes, firstly with one of the Professionals, then with a friendly, supportive member from the club. This pathway helps to integrate Academy members onto the golf course gradually so that they never feel too daunted by what lies ahead.
Having reached the appropriate level as agreed with the Club Professional, Academy Membership allows you to play either four or seven holes unaccompanied at a cost of £1 per hole at pre-agreed, off-peak times.
Academy Plus Membership
This is a stepping stone to full membership and is designed to give confidence and flexibility to Academy members who have attained a good playing level and are permitted to play on the course unaccompanied but do not yet feel ready to commit to full membership.
For an annual fee of £330 membership includes all the benefits of the Academy PLUS 30 full rounds of golf (made up of either 30 x 18 holes, 60 x 9 holes, or a combination of both). Vouchers will be issued to be handed into the Pro Shop before each round.
- This membership is ONLY available to those who have previously been members of the Academy and is limited to ONE YEAR (starting from 1st April).
- Players MUST have permission from the Head Professional to play unaccompanied on the course.
- Members of Academy Plus are NOT able to obtain a handicap.
We look forward to welcoming you to Bath Golf Club and are all here to help you on your way.
For further information on membership to the Academy, please contact Bath Golf Club on
For Academy Application Form, please click here