Cricket St Thomas Golf Club is located off the A30 near Chard in Somerset. The club has over 80 years of history and provides members and visitors alike the chance to play on a beautiful parkland course with outstanding views across the surrounding countryside.
The course was originally 9 holes designed in 1932 by 5 times Open Champion JH Taylor. It was extended to 18 holes in 1991 by Leonard Fisher, who owned the course from 1955-2007, after acquiring adjoining land.
The course benefits from outstanding views across the surrounding countryside, and is kept in top conditioning by a team of dedicated green keepers.
The Par 70 course has matured into a beautiful parkland course with tree lined fairways with tricky greens to test golfers of all abilities. The course benefits from excellent drainage guarantees all year round golf.
At Cricket St Thomas Golf Club we pride ourselves on our welcoming atmosphere and forward thinking attitudes to golf membership. We offer a range of flexible memberships, so whether you play 3 times a week or twice a month, we have the right package to suit you.
Golf club network membership- the ‘Golf Club Network’ offers our members free golf at over 30 clubs (terms and conditions apply).
We are keen to remove the traditional barriers to golf and as such do not require new members appear in front of a committee, Membership is open to all, download or collect a membership form from the club or come and see Liam, our Head Professional, to discuss any questions you may have.
Although our memberships commence on the 1st of every month, we are happy for you to start enjoying the benefits of your membership right away after you join.
We also offer tailor made Business and Corporate Partner membership packages.
If you are looking to start playing golf or have been away from the game for a long period, why not take a look at our current special offers…. you may be pleasantly surprised at how accessible we can be.
We offer a wide range of membership packages, and would welcome the opportunity to discuss which one is right for you.
Cricket St Thomas Golf Club can offer your society or business an unforgettable day. Up to 36 holes of challenging golf, delicious food and dedicated staff to run your day.
On arrival your group will be greeted by our professional staff, who will confirm every detail of your day and organise any additional services or competitions you may require.
Take a look at our range of days and services, we are sure you will find a package to suit your needs.
We hope to welcome you soon.
Please see the OPENS tab for details of 2017 Mens , Ladies & Seniors Opens.
Cricket St Thomas Golf Club welcomes visiting golfers, societies, and groups. To ensure your place on the golf course you can book up to 7 days in advance.
Trousers or tailored shorts, no denim please. Collared tee shirt, mock tee shirt or polo neck. Golf shoes must be worn whilst on the course.
Electric Golf Buggies and Pull Trolley Rental
Travel round the course with ease in our electric buggies. Each buggy can seat two people as well as hold your club bags in the compartment in the back.
We currently have 6 electric golf buggies and their hire is subject to availability.
Electric Golf Buggy Hire per round
Visitors - £17.50
Members - £12.50
Rather than carrying your golf clubs why not give your shoulders a rest by using a pull trolley for just £3 per round?
Cricket St Thomas Hotel, CHARD
A gorgeous 19th-Century mansion set in the heart of Somerset’s cider country, Cricket St Thomas is noted for the glorious mature trees and shrubs in its 46 acres of Grade II-listed lakes and gardens, the12th-Century parish church of St. Thomas, and centuries of noble ownership both famous and diverse. The hotel has pool and spa facilities.
Cricket St Thomas Hotel
Telephone 01460 30111 or visit warnerleisurehotels.co.uk
The Lordleaze Hotel, CHARD
The Lordleaze Hotel features 25 en-suite bedrooms with family rooms, twins and doubles all available for single occupancy.
The Lordleaze Hotel
Telephone 01460 61066 or visit lordleazehotel.co.uk
Our fantastic 300 yard driving range allows you to practice and hone your skills with quality range balls and facilities. Whether hitting from the grass tee area or our all-weather area, you can enjoy your practice in beautiful and peaceful surroundings.
Lessons are available from our PGA head professional if you would like help on your game.
Small bucket of balls £2.70 or Large basket for £5, contact us for opening times on 01460 30231
Liam runs a well-stocked professional shop which offers an impressive range of golf equipment including clubs, balls, gloves, clothing and much more, to suit every level of golfer. Club crested t-shirts, jumpers, slip-overs and waterproofs are available.
Liam and his staff pride themselves on their expertise at club fitting and teaching, and are skilled in both disciplines at the highest standards within the industry. A full repair service from re-gripping up to loft and lie changes and re-shafts is available.
In the summer months the shop is open from 7am to 7pm and can be contacted on 01460 30231.
Our PGA head professional, Liam Clarke has been playing golf since the age of 14 and has been a PGA professional since 2002.
Liam’s career started at Sandy Lodge Golf Club in Hertfordshire where he achieved a scratch handicap at the age of 18. Here, he represented both Middlesex & Hertfordshire at county level which confirmed his desire to become a PGA golf professional.
Liam spent 2 years on the Euro Pro Tour, during which time he achieved a number of top ten finishes.
He has since become an experienced coach, with a large teaching base across various clubs and the local area. He describes his approach as simplifying the golf swing by focusing on key fundamentals and coaching the person and not a method. With particular importance placed on the short game he has developed a reputation as a coach in this area of the game.
Liam is a very approachable person, so please pop into the professional shop and introduce yourself, even if it’s only to say hi… that’s perfect.
Q AND A WITH LIAM CLARKE
Least Favourite Shot: The 3rd Putt
Favourite Hole at CRICKET ST THOMAS: 1st Hole. A truly do or die hole, lots of eagles and birdies put plenty of others great starting hole.
Favourite UK Course: WENTWORTH
Favourite Overseas Course: VALDARRAMA, SPAIN
Course most wants to play: AUGUSTA
Career Holes in One: 3 ( 17th hole @ Rickmansworth GC, 7th hole @ West Middlesex GC and 2nd hole @ Belle Dune )
Lowest Round: 62 ( Windwhistle GC ) Non Comp 65 ( Elstree GC)
Golfing Idol: Tiger Woods
Golfing Memory: Winning First Professional Tournament (£1,000 Cheque)
Favourite club in bag: Driver
Pupils will receive instruction tailor made to their personal requirements. Liam is ready to improve all aspects of your game including long game, short game, putting, on course strategy, custom fitting, your mental approach, and to advise you on your golf fitness.
1/2 Hour or 1 Hour lessons are ideal for a quick fix or as a game assessment to develop a personalised plan.
Liam can provide a tailored lesson programme. If you have a commitment to improve, a lesson plan will be formulated and clear goals set.
9 or18 hole playing lessons offer a chance to play Cricket St Thomas golf course with a PGA professional and to receive tuition and advice on course strategy as you go round. You will receive a post lesson 'report' on your game.
½ hour lesson £20
1 hour lesson £40
4 x ½ hour lessons £75
6 x ½ hour lessons £100
10 x ½ hour lessons £160
9 holes playing lesson £45
18 holes playing lesson £90
To book please call 07739 025439 or 01460 30231