Our Golf Shop is the hub of all things golf at Royal Canberra, managing bookings and cart hire as well as being stocked with the latest equipment, along with clothing, footwear and accessories, we are open seven days a week and welcome all Members and visitors. Our team of PGA Professionals can assist in personalised tuition or fitting you with clubs to suit your game.
02 6240 2250
Open 6am – 6pm (7pm Daylight Saving Time)
Email Golf Shop
Meet the Team
Steven Sandilands – Director of Golf
Steven began his tenure as the Director of Golf at Royal Canberra at the beginning of January 2020. He is a highly motivated individual with extensive experience in management and business development roles within the golf industry. He is excited for the opportunity to enhance your membership experience and help build the Club into one of the most exclusive and premier venues in the country.
Having previously held roles as Head Professional at Hamilton Island Golf Club and Golf Services Manager at the Sandhurst Club, it was the end of 2013 when Steve completed his PGA of Australia Traineeship. Prior to that an Industry recognised business diploma and extensive experience through this time at Palm Meadows Golf Course, provided a great platform to build a long career in this industry.
Steve can be contacted via email at email@example.com
Damon Welsford – Director of Instruction
Our Director of Golf Instruction, Damon Welsford has been a Certified Member of the PGA of Australia for over 12 years, having completed his traineeship at Royal Canberra in 2007. Damon was voted Australian Golf Digest Trainee of the Year in 2007 and graduated with the Titleist Footjoy Performance Award for Excellence in Education and a Diploma of Sports Coaching.
Damon thrives on the challenge of helping golfers of all abilities to reach their potential. He has continued his education through the PGA of Australia’s ACE Program and holds Advanced Accreditation in Coaching and is a fully qualified All Abilities Golf Coach.
With over 12 years of specialist coaching experience, Damon is passionate about providing the very best coaching experiences possible – educating, engaging and inspiring his students. He does this by providing simple instructions in a game based learning environment, formulated from learning from some world leaders in the coaching including: Gary Barter, Denis McDade, Mike Hebron, Alex Mercer and many others.
To book a lesson with Damon CLICK HERE
Bree Arthur – Golf Operations Manager
Bree joined us as the Golf Operations Manager in February 2021. After competing professionally on both the ALPG and LET Tours for a number of years, Bree turned her attention to committing herself to the golf industry via the PGA’s Bridging Program. With a Diploma of Golf Management also in her repertoire Bree has held positions at some of Sydney’s premier golf clubs, including her most recent role as the Golf Operations Team Leader at the Royal Sydney Golf Club.
Bree has exceptional skills in the retail space, club fitting and teaching which will be beneficial for the golf shop department. Bree is a Certified Member of the PGA of Australia and has Advanced Accreditation in Management, Coaching and Game Development.
To book a lesson with Bree CLICK HERE
Ben Burden – Golf Operations Supervisor
Ben began working at Royal Canberra Golf Club as a casual in 2011 before embarking on a traineeship, going on to complete this in 2014. He is now a certified PGA Professional, member of the PGA of Australia and valued employee in the golf operations team.
Joining the club as a junior in 2006, the venue continues to hold a special place in his life. He has used this extensive amount of time to build great rapport with the members and enjoys playing alongside them as often as possible. He is highly regarded with his teaching ability and takes great pride in finding the particular problem and communicating it in a way the client has a clear understanding of what to work on going forward. He enjoys conducting on course lessons and believes it’s one of the best forums to learn new shot making skills.
Ben has ample experience teaching golfers of all ages, from beginners through to professionals. He has developed a great understanding of club fitting and club repairs, skills gained through the curriculum of his PGA traineeship and on the job training. Ben is often found smiling and around the golf shop.
To book a lesson with Ben CLICK HERE
Club Fitting & Demonstration Days
Buying new clubs is not a decision that is taken lightly and we understand that this is a fun and exciting experience. We have an extensive range of all current models for you to try under the supervision of our qualified PGA Professionals.
The driving range is by far the best place to test and be fitted for new clubs by seeing the full flight of your ball, not just into a net. You will also get the full sound and feel experience so you know exactly how a club performs for you. The Club uses the latest TrackMan technology that will analyse your swing and help us determine the absolute perfect fit for your game.
Our regular demonstration days provide an opportunity to trial the latest equipment. You’ll be able to discuss your needs with the company fitting experts and our Golf Professionals will also be available for advice on choosing products that suit your game and budget.
For further enquiries, phone the Golf Shop on 02 6240 2250 or Email Golf Shop
The Club provides Members and guests with arguably the best practice facilities in Canberra. A quality 250m driving range, extensive short game facility with numerous targets and three practice putting greens, which are all located adjacent to the Clubhouse area.
Members and guests may use their own golf balls or Club practice balls on the putting greens. Only Club practice balls can be used on the driving range and can be purchased from the Golf Shop.
Maintenance of your golf equipment is important. Our competitive repair service can help you with re-spiking shoes, replacing broken shafts, re-gripping and re-conditioning of your equipment. We carry an extensive range of the latest grips for both clubs and putters. These are fitted by our team of PGA Professionals with a turnaround time of less than a day in most cases.