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Handicap Fees

How to pay your handicap fees

Handicap Fees are paid separately to the Clays Golf Members Club.

In addition to your annual golf membership subscription to Clays Golf, those members wishing to obtain or maintain a handicap need to pay their Clays Golf Members Levy and Affiliation Fees each year.

Regardless of your membership category, all Clays Golf members are eligible to apply for a handicap.

Handicap fees for 2020/2021; £30

The following breakdown of handicap fees apply for the current membership year; July 1st 2020 – June 30th 2021.

Wales Golf
Affiliation Fee

£15

Clays Golf
Members Levy

£15

DGU
Affiliation Fee

£0

How to pay your handicap fees

We are unable to accept payment in the golf reception by credit or debit card.

Online Bank Transfer
Account Name: Clays Golf Club
Account Number: 42557584
Sort Code: 40-47-26

Reference: Your Full Name

By Cheque
Please make cheques payable to Clays Golf Club.

Cheques can be handed in to a member of staff in the Golf Reception.

By Cash
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Due to COVID-19 we are not accepting cash as a payment option.

Frequently asked questions

Why do I need to pay the Wales Golf and DGU Levies? 

Clays Golf Club, along with all other golf clubs in the principality, is affiliated to Wales Golf, previously the Golf Union of Wales. In accordance with the Wales Golf Rules, each Club is required to renew its membership with Wales Golf by paying an annual subscription or Levy based on each club’s membership numbers. The Wales Golf Levy is paid each year by the Council on behalf of each adult subscribing member of the Club.

Likewise, Clays Golf is also affiliated to the Denbighshire Golfing Union (DGU) along with the other golf clubs in the old county of Denbighshire. Founded in 1952, the Denbighshire Golfing Union is a non-profit voluntary group which brings together all of the 10 clubs within the County for an exchange of information, views and cooperation which benefits the membership. It manages the annual inter-club leagues, the well-known Jubilee Plate knockout and supports its County teams at scratch, junior and senior level.

It also promotes inter-club activity by holding 2 annual competitive golfing days (Spring and Autumn meetings) spread across the County which helps to cement friendships across the clubs in Denbighshire. This Levy is also passed on to the DGU by the Council on behalf of members.

Why do I need to pay the Clays Golf Members Levy?

The Members Levy of £15 is to renew your membership of Clays Golf Members Club. The Members Club is run by a Council elected at an Annual General Meeting held at the end of March each year. The Council officials organise all medal competitions and annual honours board competitions, co-ordinate the separate sections of the club, maintain competition results and handicap records for its members and coordinate the entry of Club teams in local and national competitions.

It also holds various social events and raises money for local and national charities during the year. Examples of expenditure by the Council on behalf of members in recent years include the purchase and maintenance of the defibrillator, the purchase and maintenance of new Honours Boards for the clubhouse the annual subscription for the Howdidido competition and handicap software and the hire of the on-course toilet facilities.

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