Golf is now Open
Whilst we welcome the announcement, there are a number of important restrictions in place, based on Government and Golf Industry Association guidance and these are detailed below.
‘Stay alert, control the virus, save lives’
WHO CAN PLAY?
Following the most recent Government and EnglandGolf guidance, up to four golfers from four separate households may play together in one single group. Social distancing must be observed.
Members: to ensure as many of you can play as possible we are now encouraging three or four ball play only. When booking your tee time, please ring your fellow members and try to make up a three or four ball. We will also try to help by pairing members up. This will hopefully ensure we have tee times for everyone. If we can get the majority of play in three or four balls it will also ensure speed of play is consistent - nothing is more frustrating than being the two ball behind a four ball and having to wait on every shot!
Visitors: Visitor tee off times are from 12.30pm on the 18 Hole Hawtree Course and 7am on the Repton Short Course, subject to availability.
TRACK AND TRACE
As per Government guidelines, we will need to collect some basic contact details for visitors if, for some reason, they have not already provided this as part of their reservation. The Track and Trace initiative allows local NHS and public health professionals to follow up with visitors if necessary. We only need one contact name and phone number for each group. We have to keep these details for 21 days and they will then be destroyed. The person making the reservation will need to keep the contact details of those they are playing with for 21 days. Based on Government guidelines, this is mandatory under the test-and-trace system.
18 Hole Hawtree Course, Monday to Sunday 7am – 6pm
6 Hole Repton Short Course, Monday to Sunday 7am – 6pm
Driving Range, Open Mondays 10.30am - 8pm Tuesday to Sunday 9am - 8pm
Practice Areas at Golf Academy, Monday to Sunday 7am – 6pm
Practice nets at Golf Clubhouse, They remain closed to ensure social distancing and order on the first tee
COURSE, FACILITIES AND SET UP
During lockdown The R&A, BIGGA and the GCMA agreed with the UK Government what work was permissible. The guidance limited activities to only minimum 'essential work' and the limitations imposed made retention of the full complement of greens staff unrealistic. As such we have been working with a skeleton staff so some areas of the course may not have been maintained to their usual high standard. We hope you understand given the exceptional circumstances.
Course ‘furniture’ has been removed or covered up where necessary, except stakes defining areas of the course which are treated as immovable obstructions
Hole and Flagstick
Do not remove the flag sticks, use the new Ball Pick Up device with your putter head
Accessible through the external blue gate.
The bays offer of space so you can observe social distancing and the use of bays with power tees limits the need for any physical contact.
A social distancing queuing system is in place to obtain baskets of balls which are cleaned and sanitised between use.
Practice Areas at Golf Academy
May be used on a ‘one off, one on’ basis.
BEFORE THE ROUND
- Online bookings. Click here to book.
- 9 minute intervals between tee times.
- Due to the limited tee off times we have dropped the booking window to seven days for members and four days for visitors to operate a system that is as fair as possible.
Arrival and Waiting to Play
- The clubhouse will be closed, although limited essential access will be possible to use the toilets on a ‘one in one out basis’
- You should not arrive until 10 minutes before your tee time
- Trolley and buggies will be available for hire and safe sanitising practices have been introduced
DURING THE ROUND
‘Play Safe, Stay Safe’
Stay more than two metres apart when walking to the ball, searching for a ball and playing shots
Please make your best efforts to smooth the sand using your club and/or feet
Keep 1 metre apart on the putting greens
AFTER THE ROUND
Social distancing is as important after a round as it is during the round. When the round is over all golfers must leave the course and the club immediately so there are no gatherings around the clubhouse area.
HEALTH AND SAFETY
Rest assured, we have put measures in place so you can continue to enjoy golf in a safe environment.
- Social distancing – observe 1m+ distance
- Hand sanitiser points available at all touch points
- Staff temperatures taken daily
- Cards/contactless payments only (for any hire items purchased on the day)