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Be Safe , Golf Safe

COVID19

Please do no access any area within the bounds of the course (including clubhouse, Pro Shop etc)
If you –

  • Are displaying any COVID19 symptoms
  • Are waiting on test results for COVID19.
  • Have been advised you have tested positive for COVID19
  • Have been asked to self isolate for up to 14 days
  • Have recently returned from a country that Scottish government requires you to quarantine for 14 days

Following guidelines should be observed:

  • Use toilet facilities at home before you leave, although Club toilets will be open for use.
  • Bring your own hand sanitiser to the course and use regularly during the round
  • Use hand sanitisers on entry to Clubhouse, locker rooms and Professional shop

In advance of play:

  • Schedule your tee-time in the manner prescribed below.
  • Under no circumstances should you arrive at the club without booking in advance.
  • Golfers from different households should ideally travel separately.
  • Aim to arrive at the Club no more than 15 minutes prior to play.
  • Golfers may access indoor locker rooms and storage for the dropping off and collection of sports equipment or clothing.
  • Use of changing rooms and showering facilities should be avoided where possible, although they may be made available for participants with disabilities or special needs.
  • Practise nets and putting greens open for members with tee times booked. To be used for 2 min. approx. before commencement of round and social distancing of 2m observed at all times.

On the course:

  • Do not arrive at the first tee more than 5 minutes before your allotted tee time.
  • Always observe 2 metres physical distancing rules on the course.
  • With no rakes allowed on the course, golfers to make their very best efforts to smooth the sand using their club and/or their feet.
  • Following play of a hole, do not enter next teeing area until the all members of the group in front have played their tees hots and exited the teeing area.
  • Do not share equipment, food or drink with other players during your round.
  • Do not use on-course water fountains, ball cleaners etc.
  • Do not touch the flag or flag stick.
  • Putt with the flag stick in and remove your own ball from the hole. (Do not touch the flag stick ball retriever with your hand)

Practise Areas:

  • The practise range, short game, pitching areas can be used and are to be booked via Professional shop.

After your round:

  • Golfers may access indoor locker rooms and storage for the dropping off and collection of sports equipment or clothing.
  • Use golf clubs indoor hospitality facilities while adhering to the Government’s physical distancing rules.
  • Face coverings must be worn when moving around in all indoor spaces in the clubhouse and professional shop.

Tee Times

Tee-times are to be managed and booked in advance and will be available from 6.30 a.m. through until 8pm.

All golfers must tee off from 1st tee, not from any other area of the course. (with exception of Juniors who will be provided with early morning tee times starting on 13th hole to play the back 6)

There will be no casual walk on play as all clubs have been asked to keep tee timesheets for a period of at least 6 weeks to assist with contact tracing should the need arise. Rab has been given the authority to ask members to leave the course if golfing before the first available booking time

Booking Consideration

I appreciate we have a mix of members that are retired / furloughed and generally will be able to play during the day and others that are working. To help cope with the anticipated increased demand for play it would be appreciated if those who can play midweek during the day to do so and leave weekend and evening slots available for members who are working.

The effectiveness of this booking procedure relies on the reasonableness of all our members. Please remember we are trying to make sure everyone gets the opportunity to play.

Booking a Time

Members to book 7 days in advance.

  • On Wednesdays we respectfully request members only book for one game of golf from Friday thru to Thursday following week
    (This will give every member of the club the chance to get a game)
  • On Thursdays you may book another game of golf if tee times are available.
  • On Fridays and daily thereafter – you can continue to book 1 further game if tee times are available.

Any member calling to book a tee time please call the pro-shop only on 01506 630 553

If need to cancel a time, please do so as soon as possible so others have the opportunity to use that time.
Bookings will be monitored to ensure that the rules are complied with. Let’s all follow the rules and be fair to everyone.
We anticipate this process may be required for an initial period until larger numbers of players can play in each group. At that time, we will return to our standard booking procedure.

Juniors (single figure handicap)

All juniors aged 14 or over or younger juniors with a single figure handicap can book a tee time with same rules that apply to adult members. Juniors will still be limited by the playing time restrictions as set out in the club diary.

Juniors (handicap above single figures)

All other Juniors who have a handicap can play 6 holes, starting from the 13th tee between 7.30 and 8.30am with 10 minute intervals (Allows space for 14 Juniors every day played as 2 balls).
This means that all will be able to play 3 times a week.
Each child in this category would be asked for an adult household member to accompany them.
The accompanying adult will be asked to record their presence to assure that contact tracing can be done if required in the future.