Return to Golf 2021
(Updated Monday May 17th 2021)
Please take a moment or two read the following information carefully as it carries important details on how we will be opening the golf club once again following the Government’s announcement to end Lockdown 3.
Please do not come to play golf if you or any of your household are experiencing COVID 19 symptoms in line with government advice.
Members of Brean Golf Club will be able to book 14 days in advance with visitors having a shorter window of 7 days in advance in which to book a slot.
Under no circumstances should you arrive at the club to play without having made a tee booking in advance.
We will be using 9 minute tee time intervals. Tee times must be booked either on line or by telephone to the Pro Shop. Members (and guests) will be able to book up to 14 days in advance of the date of play, with visitors having just 7 days.
Restrictions on group size in accordance with government guidelines, 4 balls are currently permitted. Four-ball groups are permitted on-course with no restriction on the mixing of households. Overall group sizes must not exceed six, including any caddies or chaperones, unless the group is made up of two households or fewer. Please remember if you don’t wish others to join your tee time, for any casual golf booking, to block the empty slots out or contact the Pro Shop to do it for you.
Ensure you have sufficient golf balls, markers, tees etc to avoid having to exchange equipment with others.
We recommend you clean all your equipment before leaving home and clean it again upon returning home.
Please only park in alternate spaces in the car park starting from the Captains spots and then working down each line in sequence. This allows for social distancing.
We request you arrive at the golf club no earlier than 20 mins before your tee time.
The procedure as detailed below will be operated for each group to ensure no more than 3 groups of golfers are preparing to play at any one time.
GOLFER PROCEDURE - Whilst at all times observing Social Distancing
One group on tee at their tee time
Next group wait on/be using putting green
Next group leave Country Club area to go to putting green when group 1 have teed off.
Anyone else remains in their cars until it is their turn.
Practice Nets are available for use for groups on the Putting Green in advance of play but only using own golf balls and usual safety procedures.
The Pro Shop will be open to customers with a one way system in place around the shop and a limited number of customers admitted at any one time. Please observe the social distancing markings whilst waiting and do not congregate around the steps/buggy area. Contactless or Pro Shop Account payment is preferred but cash is also taken.
You will find outside hand sanitising points by Shoe cleaning area and Pro Shop door. You must use these on arrival before proceeding to the Pro Shop window to check in for your round.
Rental trolleys and Buggies will be disinfected immediately after use by Pro Shop staff. With the guidance from England Golf changing from 13.05.21 sharing of buggies is now permitted, users should exercise caution and consider the risks associated with Covid-19. Facilities should follow sensible precautions and clean equipment after every use.
To access the Pro Shop ONLY - you should do so by using the door at the top of the steps directly into the shop. A sanitising unit is located outside the door for you to use and please observe the floor arrows one way system and respect the numbers and time limits permitted in the shop at any one time. Please remember to social distance at all times and always exit via the corridor. You cannot access the Toilets from the Pro Shop entrance.
To access the toilets and changing rooms – you should enter through the FRONT Door as part of a one way system through the building and proceed directly to the changing room toilets. A sanitiser unit is provided by this entrance outside. Please ensure your shoes are as clean as possible.
Please can we still ask that you change your shoes in the car park you have been doing where possible. Please ensure social distancing when using the locker rooms which are open but we ask you to only use them if absolutely necessary. The staff toilets are solely for Staff use once again.
To exit the building – Please leave the building via the corridor past the Staff toilets and the Pro Shop to the steps to complete the one way route. This route is then strictly one way and always observe social distancing. This will also be the exit route from the Pro Shop.
To use the Kestrel Suite/ The View Restaurant – Please enter via the front door of the building. The hallway is suitably large to allow plenty of distancing. Once inside find a table and we will come to you and offer table service. You must social distance in line with the current government guidance. This is currently a maximum of 6 people in two households. Please do not move the furniture around tables must be 2m apart. The View Restaurant will be open initially between Tuesdays and Sundays each week and advance booking is required.
To use the Kingsfisher Suite/Golfers Bar - We will be offering a bar service daily from 11am and also the Golfers Menu from this area. The same social distancing requirements apply to this area and we ask that you to adhere to these. Please be aware that on a Monday only a limited food service will be available at this time.
We are obliged to take part in the government track and trace program when you use the facility and this is now each person as opposed to just a single name from a group. You can do this online through your phone and there will be instructions on the table. If technology is not your thing then don't worry as a team member will collate your details manually. This will be in compliance with the scheme and destroyed after 21 days. Please don’t return empty glasses to the bar we will collect them from you. Card payment is preferred.
Please use the smoking areas as usual and do not smoke on the outside balcony.
Please read and understand the notices posted on the operation permitted on the golf course and please enjoy your game observing social distancing throughout the round between your own playing partners and others using the course.
If the event of a first aid emergency, full protective equipment will be worn by the first aider. This is because in order to assess you this will involve with first aider coming within 2m of you. Please do not be alarmed but we have to have measures for the safety of the team in place.
As you can see the restrictions upon us are quite extensive but we will do our best to provide a service to you. Please be aware that we will be operating with a limited team at times so your patience and co-operation will be much appreciated.
We all look forward to welcoming you back safely to the Golf Club very soon.