Covid 19 Rules of Play

We are excited to be reopening the golf course on Friday 29th May (Assuming Government confirmation on Thursday). 

During these initial stages of reopening a number of rules and regulations will be introduced to ensure a safe environment for our golfers and our staff. 

Please have a good read through and if you wish to download a copy, see the link below.

PROCEDURE FOR PLAY, POST LOCKDOWN

 

The following procedures form our policy for “Playing Safe and Staying Safe” during these times of Government restrictions during the Covid-19 pandemic.

This guidance note will be reviewed weekly. During this time, we will continue to be led by Government guidance and best practice from the golf governing bodies, as well as listening to the feedback from our golfers.

 

To Access the Golf Course a player MUST:

  • Not be displaying any COVID-19 symptoms

  • Not be in self-isolation

  • Not have been out of the country in the last 14 days

  • Have a pre reserved tee time booking on our Online system or by telephone.

 

Bookings

  • Tee times MUST be pre-booked via the BRS booking system, this can be done online or by calling the starters box on 01738 636481. Absolutely no roll up play will be permitted.

  • The maximum number of golfers per tee time is 2 people. If you have booked as a single, then you may be paired with another player, due to the demand on tee times.

  • Bookings will be available up to eight days in advance for Season Ticket holders and 5 days in advance for visitors.

  • The first Season Ticket holder tee times will be on Friday 29th May, with booking available from 9am, Monday 25th May.

  • Visitor tee times will be available from 1st June, bookable from Wednesday 27th May.

  • Tee times will be available between 8.30am-6.30pm Monday-Friday and 7.30am-5pm Sat/Sun. No play will be permitted out with these times for any golfers.

  • Tee time interval will be 10 minutes.

  • Initially, there will be no restrictions placed on the number of rounds per week that can be booked. This will be monitored in relation to tee time availability.

 

Arrival at the Golf Course

  • Golfers MUST travel separately or with family members living in the same household to the golf course.

  • Bells Sports Centre will remain closed and there will be no access to locker rooms or toilet facilities. Provision has been set up with Bells to organise a one-time collection of equipment from the locker rooms. Please call the starters box on 01738 636481 if you require to do this.

  • Golfers must arrive at the starters box no more than 10 minutes before their pre-reserved tee time. Golfers must not to enter the starters box unless a payment is due to be made.

  • Payment is to be made by card and the use of cash is discouraged.

  • The practice putting green will remain open, although all holes will be filled in. We suggest putting towards a tee peg. The next game due to tee off will have use of putting green.

  • The practice net will be closed initially.

  • The benches outside the starters box are marked as ‘out of use’ and must not be sat on.

  • Golfers must adhere to government social distancing guidelines around the starters box, remaining at least 2 metres from others always.

  • Hand sanitiser will be available outside the starters box.

 

On the Course

  • Play MUST start from the 1st tee. Starting from any other point is not permitted.

  • Flag pins to remain in the hole at all times and MUST not be touched.

  • The hole cups have been turned upside down, so that your ball will not fall fully into the hole. This allows retrieval of ball without any contact with flag pin.

  • Bunker rakes have been removed from the golf course and golfers must make their best effort to smooth the sand using their club and/or foot. Mini clip on rakes are also available for sale in the starters box.

  • All non-fixed bins have been removed from the course and golfers must store any rubbish in their bags and dispose of at home or use one of the council bins located around North Inch.

  • There will be no tee markers on the tees initially. Golfers can tee off from a distance that suits them.

  • Golfers must adhere to government social distancing guidelines around the starters box, remaining at least 2 metres from others always.

 

After the Round

  • On completion of play, golfers must make their way immediately from the golf course. There MUST be no lingering around the starters box area.

 

Summary

We are aware that guidelines may vary slightly between golf clubs. We have set our guidelines in line with the R&A, PGA and BIGGA notices, so that there is a degree of consistency. These guidelines will be routinely updated as circumstances change.

The rules are in place to protect your safety and the safety of fellow golfers and staff.  This will not be golf as we previously knew it in the short term, but hopefully still great fun and some good exercise.

 

All golfers MUST adhere to the above guidelines.

There will be a zero-tolerance approach to anyone not adhering to the guidelines.

North Inch Golf Course | Hay Street | Perth | t. 01738 636481 | e. northinchgolf@pkc.gov.uk

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