Junior Membership Information
Stoke Park has been named as a "Top Ten Child-Friendly Country Retreat in the UK" by Conde Nast Traveller.
Club Rules for Health & Racquet Juniors
All children under the age of 14 must at all times be supervised by an adult Member.
Children under 16 must be accompanied in the water by an adult (maximum of two children per adult).
Diving and jumping in the pool can be dangerous and are not permitted.
No balls (and ball games), flippers or snorkles, polystyrene or foam floats other than inflatable swimming aids (i.e. arm bands) are permitted in the swimming pool.
Any Member under 18 must be a child of an existing Member in the same category (except Golf).
No Member under 16 may use the Gym, attend adult fitness classes, or make use of the Spa and Steam Rooms.
All Mini, Child and Junior Pool and Racquet Members have access to the swimming pool during designated times only.
Under 16 Members are permitted within the changing rooms 15 minutes before and 30 minutes after the designated pool access times.
Racquet members will be able to use the indoor and grass courts if accompanied by an aduly or participating in coaching.
Mini Members (3 months - 5 years)
Pool Members must have a parent who is either a Health or Health & Racquet Member.
Pool Members can only use the pool at Splash Times, swimming lessons or group sessions.
Under three's must be accompanied in the water (one child per adult).
All under two's must wear dedicated aqua nappies while they are in the pool.
Child Members (6 years - 11 years)
Racquet Members must have a parent who is either a Health or Health & Racquet Member.
Only Racquet Members will be able to take part in group classes for swimming and tennis.
Junior Members (12 years - 17 years)
Racquet Members must have parents who are either Health or Health & Racquet Members.
Junior Golf Information
Stoke Park realise that Junior Golfers really are the future of the game and to promote this, we are proud to offer a wide range of coaching programmes throughout the year.
The popular Young Masters Golf (YMG) scheme provides a structured and progressive schedule for children aged 6 to 14, covering all aspects of the game from technique to rules and etiquette, and are coached by PGA Professionals. Classes are divided into age and ability groups running through term-time in eight week sessions, three times a year.
Alongside this are Easter, Summer and Half-Term camps, where golf joins forces with tennis. These combined camps offer a great learning environment where two sports can be enjoyed in one day. Children do not need to be members or have their own equipment to take part, as this can be provided.
Please contact the Golf Team for further details by email email@example.com or call the Pro Shop on 01753 717184.
Junior Organisers Contact Details:
Kelly Gorry Golf Secretary Direct Line: 01753 717116 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
James Hoar Junior Organiser Direct Line: 01753 717184 Email: email@example.com
The Junior Section at Stoke Park is going from strength to strength with all age group categories representing the Club at junior, first team and county level and as more juniors arrive we have a tremendous opportunity to build on our teams of the future.
Junior Captain 2013
We are pleased to announce that Aaron Millar will be taking over the role of Captain from the 1st January, assisted by John Gough as the Junior Vice Captain. Both Aaron and John have played a big part of Stoke Park’s junior golf section and we wish them the very best of luck.
Junior Chiltern League
Stoke Park re-joined the Chiltern League in 2010; the league consisting of nine clubs inclusive of Stoke Park sees eight matches played throughout the season against teams such as Beaconsfield, Ellesborough and Harleyford in a 6 a-side match play format, home and away, alternating each year.
The match dates are kept to school holidays and weekends. Any junior member can sign up for these matches providing their handicap is below 28. Teams are chosen at least a week before each match in which a confirmation email will be sent to juniors and their parents with further information by the Organiser.
As team places are limited, unfortunately not everyone will make the squad, however reserves will be chosen. Transport to and from the Clubs can also be arranged where required. After each match a meal is arranged for the players, courtesy of the Clubs.
Chiltern League Scratch Knock Out
This is a 3 man team Scratch League for the lower handicapped junior golfers. This will be a knock out format played from April – September. Further information will be posted on the Intelligent Golf website at the start of the year.
If you are chosen to represent the Club in any team match, Stoke Park will provide you with a complimentary Lyle & Scott pale pink t-shirt and navy blue merino wool jumper. Navy trousers should be worn with the team kit.
Juniors are welcome to sign up for Men’s Monthly Medals and Stablefords however they must play with two adult members within their 3 ball. These competitions cost £5.00 per person and if you are within the top three scores, your levy will be credited with prize money.
Juniors also have their own Medal or Stableford each month. These alternate on Saturday’s and Sunday’s; dates can be found in the Fixture List. The entry fee for each competition is £2.50, payable in the Pro Shop.
We are pleased to confirm the following friendly matches which have been set up throughout the year:
Juniors v 1st Team & Stags - *NEW ADDITION*
Juniors v Ladies
Juniors v Harleyford
Juniors v Ashridge (Home and Away) - *NEW ADDITION*
There are four competitions each year in which trophies are played for, these are:
Junior Summer Cup Friday, 27th July 18 Hole Medal, awarded to best nett score
Junior Club Championship Friday, 31st August 18 Hole Medal, awarded to best gross score
Junior Wilson Cup Monday, 17th December 18 Hole Stableford, awarded to best score
Stoke Park Junior Open – Thursday 29th August 2013
Each year the Club runs a 36-hole Junior Open, open to members and juniors outside of the Club under the age of 18 on 1st January. Entry forms can be downloaded in the Golf Open Competitions section under Golf by clicking on the Junior Open link.
All other Open event entry forms outside of Stoke Park can be found in the Junior Open folder in the changing room corridor. This is a great way to play at other clubs for a good price which generally includes a meal with prizes.
Handicap Information: Obtaining a Handicap
For those who do not have a recognised handicap, you must be deemed proficient by one of the Club's Professionals. Until a handicap is obtained, you will not be able to tee off before 12:30pm at weekends.
Thereafter, in order to maintain a handicap you will be required to submit three cards of 18 holes from Stoke Park only. These cards will need to be signed by you and your playing partner, who does not have to be a member of the Club, nor do they have to have a handicap. The signed cards should be handed into a member of staff in the Golf Office situated in the Pro Shop.
Upon joining the Club, new Members may transfer their handicap from their previous Club, so long as it is within the UK. Those with overseas handicaps have to go through the process listed above.
Under 16's have access to the swimming pool at certain Splash Times during the day.
|Monday||10:00 - 11:30 and 15:00 - 17:30|
|Tuesday||10:00 - 12:00 and 15:00 - 17:30|
|Wednesday||10:00 - 12:00 and 15:00 - 17:30|
|Thursday||11:00 - 12:30 and 15:00 - 17:30|
|Friday||10:00 - 11:30 and 15:00 - 17:30|
|Saturday||10:00 - 12:00 and 15:00 - 17:30|
|Sunday & Bank Holidays||10:00 - 12:30 and 14:00 - 17:30|
Members and guests under the age of 16 have access to the changing rooms 15 minutes before and 30 minutes after each session. Members and guests under the age of 12 are permitted within the Pavilion until 18:00 during the week and 19:00 on weekends and Bank Holidays. Members and guests aged 12 to 15 are permitted within the Pavilion until 20:00 seven days a week. Pool usage will be closely monitored to ensure that the system is not abused.
Unfortunately, children under the age of 16 are not allowed in the Gym, Studios, or Steam Rooms under any circumstances.
Children aged eight or older should not enter the changing rooms of the opposite sex. Parents bringing very young children into the Pavilion should ensure that they use the baby changing and nappy disposal facilities provided. Any child not fully potty trained must wear dedicated aqau nappies whilst they are in the pool.
Please note, the Club is subject to current legislation and cannot permit more than 50 people in the pool at any time.
Parents must accompany children at all times:
- Children under the age of eight must be accompanied in the water by an adult (maximum of two children per adult).
- Under three's must be accompanied in the water (one child per adult).
Swimming lessons are run by a company called Dolphins. We offer parent and baby swimming sessions on a Tuesday morning and we also offer group and one-on-one swimming lessions during the Junior Splash Times by arrangement with Dolphins.
We are pleased to inform you that Stoke Park is once again running the combined Golf and Tennis Camps throughout the 2013 calendar. The tennis and golf departments have teamed up to develop a unique experience for children, where two great sports can be enjoyed in one day.
The camp will offer a fun and flexible programme running daily through the week from 10:00 - 15:00. Lunch is provided within the price, giving the pupils a full day of activities and refreshments.
Two age groups will be organised each day, with each group experiencing one sport in the morning and then swapping over to play the other in the afternoon. This day of dual sports at Stoke Park will maximise your child's potential and create a passion for both games.
Junior Personal Training
Personal Trainers are available to train Junior Members from the ages 12 - 16 years in the Gym for fun and exciting sessions to improve fitness and strength. Using current techniques, session sare devised to maximise results and eliminate risk for young developing bodies.
Please speak to an instructor in the Gym or call 01753 717104 for more details.
Stoke Park Creche is operated by The Old Station Nursery Ltd, based within the grounds of Stoke Park. We aim to provide care for members' children and for visitors to the hotel with professional staff and continuous pursuit of excellence. We work closely with training providers and local child support services to ensure we are leaders in our field.
We are located in a log cabin situated between the hotel and the spa and have our own secure garden area as well as use of the children's play area and the grounds. We have a range of quality toys and resources, to ensure your child is stimulated, entertained and safe when they are with us.
During creche sessions we offer a choice of activities, depending on the age of your child. We have arts and crafts, cooking, music and much more. For smaller babies, there is a quiet area, with treasure baskets and natural materials. For pre-school children we have a selection of games, puzzles, dolls and favourite toys. We also have a selection of toys for children aged between 5 and 8, as we offer some holiday and after-school sessions, depending on demand.
0 - 8 years old
For more information about the Creche, please visit click here or call 01753717186
Located just behind the Crèche is our Playground with swings, slides and climbing frames, allowing a safe environment for children to fully exercise their imagination.
We currently have a Games Room located in the Pavilion building, kitted out with a Pool table, Air Hockey table, Table Football, large screen television and Xbox Connect.
Football on the Lawn
On the lawn area adjacent to the Playground and just behind the main house, there is a football area with goal posts where our Juniors can kick a ball and run around.
A special extensive Junior's Menu is available for children under 12 years. There is also a Junior Meal Deal, which includes Juice, Main Meal and Dessert all for £10.00.