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Hiring Information

Mallet Head

The Canberra Croquet Club hires out equipment and the lawns for social events, work functions and similar. With hirings you play a slightly simplified version of Golf Croquet.

Golf croquet can be played as single or doubles and takes about 20-30 minutes per game. Two games can be played at the same time on a lawn; therefore, eight players can be on a lawn at any one time.

Golf Croquet is simple enough to teach the basics to beginners in only about 10 minutes. When played as doubles we find that it generates just the right amount of competitiveness, and that beginners very quickly work out their tactics.

Cost

To hire the lawns there is a minimum charge of $200. This will cover one lawn for two hours, or two lawns for one hour. Further time is available at $100 per lawn per hour. The hiring charge includes equipment and having one or more instructors set up the lawn, explain how to play and help you with your games.

Payment should be by cash on the day; the club doesn't have a credit card facility.

Booking Ahead & Availability

To allow time for the club to reply to you and to organise a hiring. It is preferable to give at least two weeks' notice.

Please note that we are not able to accommodate groups of more than 24.

Our lawns are available:

  • Mondays from 1:00pm.
  • Tuesdays from 3:30pm.
  • Wednesdays between 1pm and 5pm.
  • Thursdays from 4:00pm.
  • Fridays from 1:00pm.
  • Saturdays from 3:30pm.
  • Sundays - unavailable.

The lawns are not available:

  • From mid-December to mid-January because of annual lawn maintenance;
  • Easter, and
  • from 3:30pm any day during May, June and July.

Playing Conditions

Children

Children under the age of 12 are NOT allowed on the croquet lawns, or in the Clubhouse at any time other than to use the toilet. A non-playing responsible adult must supervise these children.

Glass

No glass may be taken onto the lawns.

Footwear

We encourage players to wear flat-soled enclosed footwear, since croquet balls and mallets hurt if they hit you. To protect the playing surface high-heeled shoes are NOT allowed on the croquet lawns.

Sun Protection

Especially during summer, please ensure sunscreen is generously applied and hats worn. Water is avaliable in the Clubhouse or you may bring your own.

Catering

The Club does not supply catering. You can hire a caterer or bring your own drinks and food. We supply card tables if you want to serve food/drinks outside while you play and you are also welcome to use the Clubhouse(which has a microwave, fridge, etc. but no oven). The Clubhouse also has a toilet.

Parking

During weekdays, free parking is possible in the 3-hour spaces in Kaye Place, which is at the back of the Hyatt Hotel, off Flynn Drive. However their availability is very limited. You are likely to have to use the paid parking on the Albert Hall side of the Hyatt Hotel, or along Flynn Drive. Weekend parking is free.

Contact Details

If you would like further details please contact our

Last updated by JG: 05 July, 2019

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