Golf Club Membership


Hainault Forest Golf Club is legendary for its friendly welcome towards new members of all playing abilities and is able to provide all the necessary facilities for the enjoyment of golf and social events.

The Club has a thriving Gentlemens section, an established Ladies section and a growing Juniors section. We have members from beginners to scratch players and always encourage and welcome new members in all categories.

There is currently no joining fee to become a member of Hainault Forest Golf Club. The annual membership fee is very reasonable to be associated with such an established and traditional Golf Club. Full details of membership fees are provided below.

Key Benefits of Membership

  • Official Congu handicap associated with the Club2000 software
  • Play over 50 club competitions throughout the year
  • Opportunity to represent the club and play in regional and national competitions
  • Access to both Hainault Golf Courses (Lower and Upper)
  • Season & Block Tickets available plus pay-&-play.
  • Subsidised Bar/Restaurant facilities

Membership Fee:

Type of Membership Joining Fee Annual Subscription
Gentlemen £0.00 £165.00
Ladies £0.00 £165.00
Seniors (over 70) £0.00 £83.00
Juniors (up to 18) £0.00 £30.00


  • Annual Membership is from April 1st to March 31st
  • Senior membership fees do not come into effect until the full membership fee has been paid for two years
  • Membership does not include green fees, however season tickets and block tickets for playing both courses may be purchased  at the course pay desk.

Applying for Membership

Please go to our apply page for details.

Members Facilities

 Members have access to both of the Hainault Golf courses. With over fifty annual competitions open to all members, you will experience and enjoy both the social and competitive aspects of golf.

Golf  –  the two 18 hole courses are both spectacular and offer different challenges. The courses known as the Upper and Lower Courses date back to 1908 and 1923 with par values of 70 and 72 respectively and both courses were designed by five times open champion J.H. Taylor, featuring a wide range of hazards which will always add interest during your round.

The Upper Course hugs the hillside closest to the country park with tighter fairways, is hillier than the lower course. Although it is shorter and has a par 70, the upper course is still a very good test and will punish the wayward golfer.

The Lower Course hosted the 2003 Essex Amateur Championships final and was the first pay and play golf course to be awarded such a prestigious accolade. This course is a par 72 and is a very good test of the long hitter, rewarding accurate long tee shots, but punishing poor course management. Both courses are playable all year round.

Bar/Lounge – The club house provides  lounge, bar and restaurant facilities that are open throughout the day. There is always friendly and lively atmosphere in the fully licenced bar with a range of popular drinks.

Snooker and TV- There is a full sized snooker table and dart board for your entertainment in the bar area as well as large TV screen to watch all your favourite channels. .