Framework for Playing Golf

1. Course Set-up

On Course Items                                                                                                                                                 

All rakes and ball-retrievers have been removed

Ball washers and drinking fountains are not in use
Some bins  have been removed

A number of benches remain on the course, please take care if you need to use them and do not touch unless you are wearing gloves – protect yourself and others

All other removables have been removed, except that stakes defining areas of the course can be treated as immovable obstructions

 Hole and Flagstick

Flagsticks will be retained, they must not be touched and must be left in the hole at all times

All holes have a hole liner inserted so that 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

Practice putting green and practice nets are only available for members with an imminent tee booking – for use in the 20 -10 minute period before you play  ie if your tee time is 11.30am you can use these practice facilities from 11.10 until 11.20 (no more than 4 people on putting green and social distancing must be observed)

The practice facilities to the right of the second fairway remain closed.

2 Arrival and Waiting to Play

The snooker room & locker room facilities will be closed.

Players should arrive at the Club no more than 30 minutes before their tee time if you intend to practice, or 20 minutes before if you wish to turn up and play.  These measures ensure we are able to comply with the social distancing and no social gathering rules – a key component of golf clubs being allowed to open.
Golfers must not gather in groups  in front of the Performance Centre, John Barclay will provide guidance on the use of the Performance Centre.

Face coverings must be worn whilst in the Professional's shop.

Do not turn up if no tee time has been booked, or before the course opens for play.

3. During the Round 

Teeing Areas

Golfers should follow all signage and remain behind the marked/signed line on the 1st tee until the tee is clear

Golfers must remain at least two metres apart at teeing areas due to the normal close proximity of golfers to one another when tee shots are being played

General 

Golfers must remain more than two metres apart when walking to the ball, searching for a ball and playing shots

Golfers must not touch any of their playing partners equipment or any stray/lost balls

The driving range can only be used by booking through the Professional.

Golfers must not use these rounds as opportunities to practice by playing several balls on each hole – (one round, one ball).

All juniors age 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

Bunkers

There will be  no rakes on the course, please make your very best efforts to smooth the sand using your club and/or your feet

Putting Green 

Golfers must keep at least two metres apart on the putting greens and not touch the flagstick

4. After the Round

Social distancing is as important after your round as it is during the round, so when the round is over all golfers must leave the course immediately to ensure there are no gatherings.