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Booking & Playing at Poult Wood Golf Course

 

The information below has been prepared to meet the England Golf ‘Play Safe, Stay Safe’ guidance and similar restrictions will exist at courses up and down the country. We reserve the right to remove any individual who is found to be knowingly in breach of the guidance or the spirit of this guidance and will not hesitate to do so.

In terms of pre-booking our online bookings will open from 22 March for all 5 and 7 day members who will, as usual, be able to book up to 9 days in advance. Online booking for Discount Card holders will open from 24 March with booking allowed up to 7 days in advance. Casual golfers will be able to book up to 48 hours in advance from 27 March. Please note that the Pro Shop will be open for telephone bookings on this basis between the hours of 10am and 4pm from 22 March.

Finally, please be reassured that we will be carefully monitoring the implementation and impact of these controls and will amend and improve practice for the benefit of all wherever and whenever possible.


Covid Secure

In fulfilling our statutory obligation to provide a safe environment for both staff and customers at Poult Wood Golf Course during the COVID-19 pandemic, tmactive has undertaken a full risk assessment of the facility’s operations.

The risk assessment considered the facilities that were in operation, the activities being undertaken and the people using and working at Poult Wood Golf Course. Once the risks were identified the assessment looked at how they can be controlled in line with guidance offered by the Government, Public Health England, England Golf and the Professional Golfers’ Association.

In demonstration that it is COVID Secure, and following the Government guidance for such, tmactive has published the findings of the risk assessment here on the Poult Wood Golf Course website. These findings detail the actions that have been taken to minimise the risks to both staff and public of COVID-19 and can be viewed here.


18 & 9 Hole Courses

  • Tee time must be pre-booked either online (web or app) or by phone. The normal 9-day and 7-day advanced booking rule will apply to members, Discount Card holders and visitors as usual. Find out how to book here.
  • Tee times are available from 7.30am on the 18 Hole Course with 10-minute gaps between tee times and 8am on the 9 Hole Course.
  • Twilight Tickets are based on BST and are available in accordance with BST as follows: Winter - November to February and Summer - March to October. Please consult the Pro Shop at time of booking. 
  • Golfers turning up to ‘pay and play’ will be turned away without exception.
  • Bookings are for two-balls minimum however we will allow single players on the 9 Hole Course.
  • Golfers are allowed to book a up to three times per week on the 9 Hole Course in addition to the three tee times currently allowed on the 18 Hole Course. However, you will remain restricted to one booking per day on either course.
  • Please ensure all litter is put in the bins provided and not left on the course.
  • Buggies are available for hire for individuals or couples from the same household (proof required).

Driving Range

  • The driving range must be pre-booked by phone.
  • 45 minute sessons cost £4 for 48 balls and must be paid for in advance by credit or debit card.
  • On arrival tokens need to be collected from the Pro Shop.
  • The first booking time is 8am and last 6pm.
  • A one-way system will be in place on the range - exiting around the back of the first tee.
  • No trolleys will be permitted on the range but golf bags can be taken into the bays. Golfers should ensure a clear walkway is maintained behind the bays.
  • There is a sanitisation procedure in place for range balls, baskets, tokens and the Rangeball coin mechanism.
  • A member of staff will be present to supervise the 9 Hole Course and access to the driving range between 8am and 6pm and will turn off the range machine after the last entry.

Facilities

  • The practice Putting Green remain closed until further notice.
  • The Changing Rooms remain closed until further notice. Access to the toilets via the Main Foyer will be available.
  • We expect the Pro Shop to open and drinks to be served outdoors from 12 April with the bar/restaurant opening indoors from 17 May under the Rule of Six.

Arrival/Departure

  • You should not arrive more than 15 minutes prior to your pre-booked tee time.
  • You should arrive changed and change your shoes in the car park.
  • You should check-in at the Pro Shop but access to the shop is limited to 2 golfers at any one time and social distancing should be observed as far as possible.
  • Masks must be worn at all times when in the Pro Shop.
  • You should follow all signposted instructions and the one-way system marked in the Foyer/Pro Shop. You should not gather in any area.
  • If you need to use the toilet facilities please respect the social distancing rules as far as possible.
  • Please use the sanitisation stations as appropriate before and after your game.
  • At the end of your game you are expected to leave the site within 15 minutes. If you are able to leave immediately please do so.

Play

  • You must be ready to tee off at your allotted time. Anyone who is late will not be permitted to play.
  • It is your responsibility to observe the 2-metre social distancing rule from your playing partner and any other person whom you should come across on the golf course.
  • You should in general observe the normal rules of golf and etiquette when on the course other than where amended to meet current guidance.
  • You should not touch or remove the flagstick on each hole. The holes will be modified to make retrieval of the ball easy.
  • There will be no rakes in bunkers. Please do your best to smooth the sand with your club or feet to help other golfers. You are permitted to carry a personal collapsible rake if you wish.
  • If playing competitive golf no scorecards should be exchanged at any time.
  • Course furniture such as benches and ball washers have been removed or de-commissioned.

 


Memberships

We hope those of you who are members will be re-joining for the forthcoming year and our headline monthly DD charges, including club membership and payable from 28 March for April are shown below for 2021/22;

  • 7 Day Membership - £73 pcm
  • 5 Day Membership - £51 pcm

Existing Members paying by Direct Debit have outstanding credit from the payment made on 28 December and should you choose to renew for April, the first payment that will be taken on 28 March will be reduced to the equivalent of one weeks payment with the full amount reinstated on 28 April going forwards.

Our annual members have, of course suffered the loss of play during the pandemic and therefore anyone re-joining for a full year in April will receive a discount as follows:

  • 7 Day Member who joined prior to the first lockdown in March will receive a discount of £313 making the 2021/22 annual fee £522.
  • 7 Day Member who joined after the first lockdown from mid-May will receive a discount of £181 making the 2021/22 annual fee £654.
  • 7 day Founder Members receive a further £40 discount on the rates above.
  • 5 Day Member who joined prior to the first lockdown in March will receive a discount of £202 making the 2021/22 annual fee £382
  • 5 Day Member who joined after the first lockdown from mid-May will receive a discount of £121 making the 2021/22 annual fee £463.
  • 5 day Founder Members receive a further £29 discount on the rates above.
  • Finally, anyone who holds a Discount Card that was still valid on 4 January 2021 will be extended for a further 83 days representing the latest closure period during January to March.

Details of all our fees and charges for 2021/22 which will be applicable from 29 March 2021 can be found here. This now includes our new GOLF21 membership for those aged 18 - 21 year, sold at just £30 per month to help bridge the gap for younger golfers moving from a junior to an adult membership.