Play Safe, Stay Safe - Guidelines for Golfers
Your return to the golf course post lockdown comes with some new local rules and guidance to ensure the safety of other golfers and members of the team, in accordance with Government and England Golf recommendations.
All tee times must be pre-booked online with no turn-up and play option. All tee bookings must be made via your Intelligent Golf log in. If you need to create a pin, you’ll need your membership number.
Tee Times are limited to 1 round per day per person. Initially, there will be no competition golf available however this will be reviewed on a weekly basis.
Tee Times can be booked:
- Monday to Friday - 06:30am to 7pm (gates will close a 9pm)
- Saturday and Sunday (including Bank Holidays) - 06:00am to 7pm (gates will close a 9pm)
We advise that you check-in 15 minutes before your tee time. There will be limited access to the clubhouse during the initial periods of re-opening. You can still access the golf reception to check in for your round and visit the retail area. This is limited to only one person in the reception or retail area at any time. Any purchases made at the golf reception or retail area must be card payments only.
Toilets are still accessible however there will be no changing facilities available.
There will also be a limited food and beverage offering of chocolate bars, soft drinks and crisps.
Once you have checked in please arrive at the 1st tee no earlier than 5 minutes before your start time. The chipping and putting green will be open, the cups on the putting green will be placed just above ground level and flags removed.
Please adhere to the social distancing signs and markers that have been installed.
The golf course may appear different the first time you play as some restrictions have been put in place for your safety.
The divot boxes and ball washers have been removed or covered up and benches have been put out of action. The only toilets that are in use are in the clubhouse. After you have completed your round there will be no access to the shoe cleaner.
You should arrive at the 1st tee no earlier than 5 minutes before your start time and adhere to any social distancing markers that have been installed.
There will be a maximum of 2 teeing options (yellow tee and red tee)
Playing from a Bunker
If you find yourself in a bunker you may notice that the rakes have been removed. Play your shot as you usually would but upon exiting the bunker rake over the area using your golf club.
New cups have been installed to stop any cross-contamination when you are retrieving your golf ball. The golf ball will still be able to drop into the hole but only by half a golf ball from the top. The flags must remain in the hole during play and not removed.
Can I just turn up at the club to see if a tee time is available?
Unfortunately not - all booking are via Intelligent Golf online to control the number of golfers in and around the golf club.
Can I just turn up for my normal ladies / seniors / swindle game of golf?
Block booking are not possible as we can’t encourage groups of golfers to meet up. You may book a tee time online at the same time you normally play if there is some remaining availability.
It’s been a while since I’ve played, I would like a lesson. Will this be available?
Yes, we are working with our onsite PGA professionals to be able to deliver lessons as soon as possible.
Why have the booking rights changed?
This is to enable us to change the booking restrictions further, within only a few days’ notice, should guidelines change.
Will I be able to get food and drink?
We will be offering a small food and beverage offering limited to chocolate bars, crisps and soft drinks.
Will I be able to hire a buggy or trolley?
Unfortunately, these will not be available from the start - but we will review this regularly.
Will I be able to take part in competitions?
To start with it will only be social golf available – but with the short booking window this will allow us to review this over the first few weeks.
Will I be able to use the practice facilities?
Yes, they will be open - but the putting /chipping green will only be available 15 minutes before your tee time.
Will the retail shop be open?
Yes this will be available – with one in one out policy.
Are you able to take cash?
No, the only option will be card and we ask that you use contactless where possible.
Will I be able to play every day?
Yes, however, there is a restriction of one round of golf per day, per person to allow all golfers a chance to get back on to the golf course.
Page created: 07/05/2020 | Last Updated: 14/05/2020