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 2 bookings in the next 4 days and a total of 3 rounds in seven days.
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.
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.
As competitions return you will notice a few changes we have needed to make under the current restrictions.
To enter a competition, please go to the Upcoming Competitions section on the home screen of intelligentgolf. You will be able to enter competitions and select a tee times across the whole day as well as be able to see who else has entered from 5 days in advance. You will be able to pay for this from your intelligentgolf account.
How to Download the IgMember App
Under the MY GOLF and MY ACCOUNT sections of intelligentgolf, you will be able to top up your account via PalPal. You can do this with a PalPal account or a credit/debit card.
How to Top Up Your Account
The intelligentgolf app will enable you to enter your scores of yours and you're playing partners. We will produce a step by step guide closer to the first competitions.
Are you able to take cash?
No, the only option will be card and we ask that you use contactless where possible.
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 offering lessons onsite with our PGA professionals.
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 are offering a small food and beverage offering limited to chocolate bars, crisps and soft drinks which can be purchased from our retail shop.
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.
Can I play every day?
We have some restrictions on bookings to allow all our members the chance to get back on the golf course. This is under constant review and as soon as we are able to lift restrictions while remaining safe for all members and staff, we will do.
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 pro shop be open?
At present our pro shop is open for tee time check-in. Retail items are click & collect only. You must place your orders over the phone and pre arrange a date to collect your items.
Is the driving range open?
Yes, open to all members and visitors. One person per bay. Card payments only, contactless if possible. Please call the club for opening times.
Page created: 07/05/2020 | Last Updated: 03/06/2020