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  • The following measures will be introduced at Farleigh Golf Club as of Wednesday 13th May when the club is able to re-open. Please note that these are in line with current measures outlined by R&A, PGA, GCMA and England Golf however due to the fluidity of the situation these are subject to change.
  • Please note that in addition to the below, all staff will be given the necessary PPE equipment and similarly to before we closed, an enhanced cleaning regime will be put in place and monitored regularly. The golf shop and all public areas will also be thoroughly deep cleaned prior to re-opening.

To access the course, a player must:

  • Be an active member or pay respective visitor/guest fee
  • Not have been out of the country for over 14 days
  • Not be in self-isolation
  • Not be displaying COVID-19 symptoms
  • Have a pre-booked tee time

Anyone who has been advised to shield by the NHS or their GP, including those 70 and over, should continue to do so until at least the end of June.

Any player that falls outside of the criteria above or found not to be adhering to any of the rules communicated below will be asked to leave the course immediately. The following rules are in place for the safety of our members and our staff.

Course set up

  • All rakes to be removed – please smooth over the sand with your foot. Temporary local rule of preferred lies in bunkers, if your ball lands in an un-raked section of the bunker
  • Ball washers and bins to be removed/covered
  • Benches to be removed
  • Flagsticks will remain
  • Putting green/chipping green flags to be removed and cups inverted

Before the round

  • Tee time intervals increased to 10 minutes
  • Maximum of two players per tee time
  • First tee time daily of 7am (primary and secondary) and 9am on 3rd loop
  • Last tee time each day 5.00pm (primary course) and 6.45pm (3rd loop). All golfers to be off the golf course by 8.30pm latest. Main gates will be locked promptly at 8.45pm
  • Tee times MUST be booked in advance. Golfers without pre-booked tee times will be refused access to the golf course
  • Out of courtesy to other golfers, please cancel any unwanted tee times. No show/late cancellation policy will apply
  • Please arrive no more than 30 minutes prior to your tee time
  • Call from the car park to check in for your tee time (member and pre-paid tee times only)
  • Clubhouse and locker rooms will be closed. Golfers are reminded to therefore change at home or in the car park
  • Golf shop and toilet facilities will be open for use. Takeaway food and beverage options will be available. Golfers are requested to wash their hands thoroughly with the sanitiser provided before entering the golf shop/clubhouse
  • Hand sanitiser/hand wash will be available in all public areas
  • All doors will be set to automatic or propped open
  • Maximum of 2 golfers in the golf shop at any given time. Queue from lobby area ensuring social distancing guidelines are being strictly adhered to
  • We request that any payments are made by card. Card machine will be wiped down thoroughly by staff between uses
  • Social distancing guidelines to be observed on putting and chipping greens – priority to be given to the next group due to tee off
  • Arrive at the tee no more than 5 minutes prior to your designated tee time
  • Please follow staff instructions at all times and stick to your designated starting time

During the round

  • Golfers to stay more than 2 metres apart at all times when playing the golf course
  • Do not touch or pick up stray golf balls
  • Players must not pick up another player’s golf ball or golf equipment
  • Scoring apps are available. To download please visit (
  • Flagstick must remain in the hole at all times – please use the cup lifter provided with your putting head
  • Temporary local rule – Ball is deemed to be holed with the next stroke if it is within 12 inches (putter grip) of the hole. No need for player to hole out
  • If applicable, once hole is completed please hold back and wait for the group ahead to tee off before approaching the teeing area
  • If a ball is lost, please do not return to the original spot to play a provisional ball
  • Food, drink and clubs must not be shared between players
  • Please do not high five or shake hands with your playing partners

After the round

  • Golfers are encouraged to leave the facility immediately after their round. No congregations of any kind are permitted
  • Shoe/trolley cleaner will be turned off until further notice
  • If you experience any post round health issues, please call or email the club as soon as possible

Driving range

  • Every other driving range bay to be out of action
  • Golf balls to be purchased and collected from the golf shop
  • All range baskets will be thoroughly sanitised in between uses

Hire items

  • Whilst limited hire equipment will be available under strict sanitizing practices, if you are able to do so, we recommend that you bring your own
  • Limited golf buggies are available however these are for single rider use only. Prices have been discounted accordingly
  • Pull and electric trollies will be available to hire from the golf shop and will be sanitized in between uses
  • Disinfectant wipes/spray will also be available for golfers to wipe down hire equipment before use

Please see our full risk assesment here.

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