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Coronavirus: Play Safe/Reopening Information

Play Safe, Stay Safe - Golf Guidelines

  • The following measures are in line with current measures outlined by the UK government, 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 an enhanced cleaning regime has been put in place and monitored regularly. 

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

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

Before the round

  • Maximum of four players per tee time
  • 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
  • Golf shop (for check-in and click and collect) and toilet facilities will be open for use. In line with current government guidance, outdoor hospitality will be permitted to open from Monday 12th April. Prior to 12th April, takeaway food and beverage options are 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
  • Maximum of two 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 five 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 two metres apart at all times from people outside their household
  • Do not touch or pick up stray golf balls
  • Players must not pick up another player’s golf ball or golf equipment
  • Flagstick must remain in the hole at all times – please use the cup lifter provided with your putter head
  • 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

  • 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/practice areas

  • Open with appropriate social distancing and sanitising in place
  • Golf balls to be purchased and collected from the golf shop
  • Coaching can take place outdoors with social distancing in place

Hire items

  • Whilst limited hire equipment will be available under strict sanitising practices, if you are able to do so, we recommend that you bring your own
  • Limited golf buggies are available, only to be shared with people within your household.
  • Pull and electric trollies will be available to hire from the golf shop and will be sanitised in between uses
  • Disinfectant wipes/spray will also be available for golfers to wipe down hire equipment before use

Please see our full golf risk assessment here.

Nineteen Bar and Restauraunt 

The food and beverage facilities at Farleigh are currently closed in line with the UK government's tier four restrictions. A takeaway service is available.

The customer charter highlights all of the actions and measures that have been put in place for the safety of our members, guests and colleagues. Please read through prior to your visit and should you have any specific questions or concerns, please contact a member of the team on who will be happy to assist.

A full site-wide risk assessment can be viewed here


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