The situation regarding Coronavirus is fluid. The Club is following Government advice and how the club reacts will change from day to day.
Our priority is the welfare of members, visitors and staff.
Open Course Policy
For at least two weeks after opening tee times will be restricted to Members and social golf only. Tee times will have to be booked online with no exceptions, and play will only be allowed to commence from the 1st tee.
Times for Wednesday 13th onwards will open for booking at 12pm Today and you will be able to book up to one week in advance. This must be with other members of your household OR one other golfer only . Times will be available from 6.30am each morning.
Tuesdays between 8am and 12pm will be reserved for Silver Members & members of their household
Saturdays between 6.30am and 1.30pm will be reserved for Gold Members & members of their household
We do ask all members to be considerate of others when booking a time and initially we will be requesting that members book no more than 3 times a week to allow everyone the opportunity to play. If times are left vacant on the day of play you will be able to book additional tee times.
We also ask that those who are able to play midweek do so, leaving weekend times available for those who are still working and unable to play midweek.
Anyone who has not paid their membership fees (or set up a payment method/plan) will have their booking rights removed online.
At the Club/Course
Golfers should arrive no more than 15 minutes before their allotted tee time. The putting green will be available for use 10 minutes before your tee time and we ask that you are on the tee 5 minutes before your time.
Example: 10am tee time
Putting Green 9.50am
On the Tee: 9.55am
We will have strict one-way systems in place to access the clubhouse for anyone who requires access to their locker. The locker rooms will not be open for general use and shoes should be changed in the carpark. There will be access to the trolley/bag store for anyone who requires.
The Proshop will remain closed to customers, however if you require anything from the Proshop such as a rental trolley or refreshments please text/email/phone your order in so it can be prepared for you during opening hours, payment via BACS, PayPal or your account credit will be required.
Please remember when you are out on the course social distancing rules still apply and you should be 2m apart at all times.
Once you have finished your round you should go straight to your car and leave the club. If you decide to finish after 10 holes please exit the course through the overflow carpark.
Contact Numbers for Pro Shop
Nathan - 07855479201
Natalie - 07712187940
Email: email@example.com (PayPal address)
BACS: Nathan Stead
Account Number: 60103667
Sort Code: 20-45-14
Following a meeting of Directors, a number of decisions have been made.
These decisions took account of Government advice, particularly with regard to social distancing and the concern for the welfare of members, visitors and staff.
Playing Safe Golf Course Set-Up and Play
1. Course Set-up
• All rakes and ball-retrievers to be removed
• Ball washers and drinking fountains to be covered up or removed
• Benches and bins to be removed
• All other removable items to be removed, except that stakes defining areas of the course can be treated as immovable obstructions
On-Course Items / Hole and Flagstick
• Flagsticks can be retained but they must not be touched
• A method of inserting the hole liner to be used that means all of the ball does not fall below the surface of the putting green and can be easily retrieved by handling the ball only
• Practice areas, including practice nets, to be closed unless safe sanitising practices can be guaranteed
2. Before the Round
• Booking for the first two weeks of play will be restricted to members only. All tee times MUST be booked before play up to a maximum of 1 week before. Please show respect to your fellow members and give everyone a chance to book a tee time.
• The maximum number of golfers in a group per tee time to be confirmed by the club/facility and must be in accordance with any government requirements
• There is to be a minimum of 10-minute intervals between tee times.
• The clubhouse will be closed. Limited essential access to the toilets will be available.
• Golfers are requested to arrive no more than 15 minutes before their tee time. Use of the putting Green will be allowed for 5 Minutes 10 minutes before your tee time, please make your way to the tee 5 minutes before your tee time.
EG. 10am tee time – Arrive 9.45am, Putting Green 9.50am, Advance to tee at 9.55am
• Cards will be available on the tee.
• Once open there will be a one way system to access the shop and clubhouse. Please respect this system and follow it.
• Push trolleys will be available for hire, please book in advance and this will be waiting at the bottom of the steps
• Shop items can be requested for your tee time via text message or email – these will be ready for you on the tee 10 minutes before your tee time.
3. During the Round
• Golfers are reminded to keep two meters apart throughout their round if not playing with a member of their household.
• Golfers to stay more than two metres apart when walking to the ball, searching for a ball and playing shots, this is important on the teeing ground and on the green.
• Golfers are reminded to not pick up or touch stray golf balls whilst on the course.
• With no rakes allowed on the course, please can all golfers to make their very best efforts to smooth the sand using their club and/or their feet in all bunkers.
• Please remember to not touch or remove the flagstick .
• The Halfway House will not be open for refreshments until further notice. Access to the toilets will be available.
4. After the Round
Social distancing is as important after a round as it is during the round, so when the round is over all golfers must leave the course and the club/facility immediately so that there are no gatherings around the clubhouse area.
The clubhouse is closed until further notice.
Unfortunately, the problem has hit when subscription fees are due and no doubt members will be considering their position in relation to payment. The decisions we have made have a cost implication especially relating to salaries. Like any other business the Club’s viability is at risk and the decisions have been made in the light of what needs to be done and how we stand when we exit the tunnel we face. It is appreciated that some members will be facing the same dilemma and uncertainties.
I would ask -
- That those members who can afford to pay their subscriptions do so.
- Where members are concerned about paying the full amount that they consider using the Direct Debit system.
- Where members have serious concerns and reservations that they contact their appropriate Captain to discuss a possible solution.
The Directors wish to maintain the membership base and are trying to find the best solution for both the members and the Club. We hope the members support us and the Professional in our endeavours as the viability of the Club is at risk.
A regular programme of cleaning and sanitising surfaces such as tables, the bar, keypads, door handles and hand rails is in place.
We are informed that the solutions we use at present are appropriate. Staff have been given instructions on the frequency of cleaning. They will be wearing single use gloves.
Staff have been instructed to wash their hands regularly and it is expected that members and visitors will do the same when entering the Club. This is in line with Government advice.
Unfortunately, due to shortages we are unable to purchase alcohol-based sanitiser.
Towels in the shower areas have been removed and should individuals wish to shower please bring your own towel.
All magazines and papers have been removed from the bar and lounge areas.
Where possible doors will be left open, particularly where there are keypads, fire doors will remain closed. As stated previously, regular cleaning will take place.