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Golf: What do I need to play a round?

I moved here about 8 weeks ago and am itching for a round of golf, I have some green fees for the Basel Golf and CC, and I like the look of the Kandern GC but am not sure what I need to play. I have seen some mention of a license, and ideas/comments?

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Re: Golf: What do I need to play a round?

I'll let the experts answer that, but I seem to remember that my neighbour had to pass some kind of test in Swiss German to get the license.
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I moved here about 8 weeks ago and am itching for a round of golf, I have some green fees for the Basel Golf and CC, and I like the look of the Kandern GC but am not sure what I need to play. I have seen some mention of a license, and ideas/comments?
What's your previous experience back home?
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Re: Golf: What do I need to play a round?

I have been playing about 10 years, fluctuate between 18 and 20 depending on how much I practice. I was a member of a club in Sligo, Ireland before I moved here and have a handicap cert, I played in most club competitions, and a few inter-club coms as well. With the reasonably good weather it seems a crime not to get some golf in.
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Re: Golf: What do I need to play a round?

Then you've got no worries just bring your h'cap cert every time you play.

With regards membership, private club membership will require a substantial bank loan!

Try Migroscard and ASGI which is basically a yearly national membership at about 250-300 chf instead of private club membership.

It basically means you still have to pay a greenfee everywhere you play but if you play in tournaments you can keep a valid handicap.
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Re: Golf: What do I need to play a round?

I haven't investigated myself, but according to a friend you can join some clubs as an 'expat' member with significantly cheaper membership fees... Worth looking into.

It's also cheaper and less hassle to play over the border in France or Germany.

And beware. If you play on Swiss courses, the Swiss like to get their money's worth. Play tends to be very slow (4-5 hrs for 18). This may not bother you, but it drives me crazy.

See also:

http://www.englishforum.ch/sports-fi...asel-area.html

http://www.1golf.eu/en/golf-courses/switzerland/basel/
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Re: Golf: What do I need to play a round?

Thanks for all the great advice.....if anyone else in the Basel area is up for a game in a couple of week. Send me a message and I will try and let you know when and where. It will probably be early to avoid the rush and slow play.
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