07 May 2024

International Series England: Club operations and member FAQs

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With excitement building and plans in full swing for the biggest event Foxhills has ever hosted, we'd like to outline how the club will operate before and during the event in terms of golf courses, access, facility usage, parking and volunteering opportunities. 

Taking place during the school holidays, the International Series England is a perfect family event as we welcome some world-class golfers to Foxhills, as well as lots of fun off-course activities in the fan village. This is your chance to get close to some of the biggest names in golf including Major winner, Graeme McDowell and Ryder Cup and Majesticks co-captain, Ian Poulter, ​​along with Harold Varner III, Branden Grace, Anirban Lahiri where you can watch them navigate our very own Longcross Course which our greenkeeping team will be working hard to get into its best-ever condition. There will also be plenty of bars and food vendors dotted around the estate to allow you to take in the golf in the sunshine.

FULL INFO ON INTERNATIONAL SERIES ENGLAND AND PLAYERS

Golf courses

Golf course preparations have already begun, with new cutting lines beginning to take shape over May and June. To prepare the Longcross to tour event difficulty, tighter fairways and fast rolling, firm greens are the target. You may see additional roping around greens and selected tees during the year. Increased tee intervals will help out divoting team prepare the fairways and, outside of any functions already booked, the Longcross will move to member-only in July. 

The tournament organisers and event crew will be on site from mid-July. 18 TV tower structures will be constructed around the Longcross during the second half of July, alongside two viewing bar/ hospitality areas on course.

The Longcross Couse will then close from midday onwards on Saturday 3rd August.

A fan village will then be constructed in the area between the Bernard Hunt first tee and the 18th green, with the 18th fairway used on tournament days as an additional range area. A temporary green on 18th of Bernard Hunt will be in operation for 7-10 days leading up to the event and up to 7 days post event.

Both championship courses will be closed during tournament days (8th-11th August). The Manor Course will also be closed for the week of the event to be used for additional member parking.

On Monday 12th August, tee times will be reserved for members and guests only to play the course in professional tournament conditions. Normal booking window and process applies, but please note that the tee sheet will fill very fast as this will be an extremely popular day to play the course.

Tournament schedule

  • Player practice rounds begin Monday 5th August.
  • International Series England Pro-Am takes place on Wednesday 7th August. 
  • The 72-hole main event begins on Thursday 8th August, concluding on Sunday 11th August.

Parking 

Our aim is that members will be able to park on site throughout the event. Spectators that are not members will be required to 'park and ride' to the event from a nearby location. Full information to follow. Members will need to show their in-date membership card to be allowed entry to the car park.

Country Club & dining facilities

The gym, HealthSpa and Pavilion will remain open for member use for the week of the event, including tennis, padel and pickleball. Nineteen and the Manor House will be closed for use as a player lounge and relaxation area and tournament offices with the Clubhouse and The Deck used on event days as a ticketed hospitality area. Flo's will be open for members throughout, with extended hours and additional seating available.

The driving range will be unavailable to members from Sunday 4th to Monday 12th August. 

For members with tickets to the event, there will be food stalls available in the fan village and out on the course.

Ticketing

A daily ticket will be required for members to access the event.

As a valued member of Foxhills, we are excited to offer you the opportunity for exclusive discounted pricing on hospitality packages and general admission tickets, available for a limited time only. Initial member pre-sale took place from 8th-11th May but there will be a couple of further 'flash sales' for members to purchase tickets - dates to be communicated in due course. These discounted tickets will give the organisers an indication of accurate attendance numbers.

As a thank you for supporting the event with the use of our courses, golf members will receive an additional complimentary ticket for Thursday to bring a guest free of charge (with the purchase of a Thursday & Friday or 4-Day Pass ticket during the exclusive Foxhills launch). The club will also thank golf members with an additional golf/leisure guest pass to treat a friend this summer.

General admission tickets for the public are now on sale at the link below:

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Volunteering

More than  200 members and guests have signed up to volunteer for the event. Thank you for your support.

The Asian Tour requires approximately 120 volunteers per day to cover a variety of roles, with everything from scoreboard holders, ball watchers, scorers, range helpers to buggy drivers for the players.

You can still be involved on the Thursday, Friday, Saturday or Sunday by following the link here: 

VOLUNTEER