Play Safe, Stay Safe - Guidelines for Golfers
Thursday 7th May 2020
Your return to the golf course will see some new local rules and guidance to ensure the safety of other golfers and members of the team. When the course may re-open there will be some restrictions in place to enable new social distances measures.
Booking Your Tee Time
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 then you can create a pin number by visiting Intelligent Golf. To create a pin you will need to have your membership number.
Members of the Golf and Country Club will be able to book 4 days in advance. Golf only members will be able to book 3 days in advance. While visitors to the golf club can book 2 days in advance. There will be a limit of one round per day for each golfer. Initially, there will be no competition golf available but this will be reviewed on a weekly basis.
Tee times can be booked:
Monday to Friday - 06:30am to dusk
Saturday and Sunday (including Bank Holidays) - 06:00am to dusk.
Over 70s golfers looking to book for Tuesday and Thursday between 09:00am-10:00am will be limited to 2 balls only. Bookings for these tee times must be made via the phone only.
Arrival at the Club
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 contactless 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 pre-packed sandwiches, bottled drinks and a tea and coffee station.
Once you have checked in please arrive at the 1st tee no earlier than 5 minutes before your start time. The practice nets will be closed however the putting green will be open, the cups will be placed upside down and flags removed.
Please adhere to the social distancing signs and markers that have been installed.
Using the Golf Course
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.
If you end up in a bunker you may notice that the rakes have been removed. We ask that once you have played your shot you rake over the area with your golf club.
Similar to how the putting green has been set up - all cups have been placed upside down in the hole. The golf ball will still be able to drop into the hole but only by half a golf ball from the top.
Flags must remain in the hole during play and not removed.
After you have completed your round there will be no access to the shoe cleaner.