Covid-19 Visitor Code of Conduct - Revised with effect from 9 October 2020
For those visitors still wishing to play at Harrogate Golf Club, the Board has assembled a plan as set out below, which identifies the measures to be adopted by the Club in re-starting golf. These measures are compliant with government guidelines and have been informed by guidance published by the R&A, England Golf and others.
Please note however,the The Harrogate Golf Club Ltd reserves the right to cancel or postpone any visitor booking at any time, without notice.
The course set up will be very similar to that which was in place immediately before lockdown. Benches, bins, bunker rakes and ball-washers will be removed or taken out of use and hole cups will be inverted to allow balls to be removed without touching the liner. Hand sanitiser dispensers will be positioned at the first tee, 9th green, 18th green and in the on-course toilets.
All players must pre-book a tee time using BRS.
Members and visitors are required to observe government social distancing guidelines at all times and comply with the Club’s Covid-19 Code of Conduct as follows:
a) Facemasks are to be worn in the clubhouse and the Professionals’ shop. Facemasks may be removed when seated at a table to eat or drink.
b) Whenever possible, clubs, trolleys and equipment should be kept at home and brought to the Club in your car. However, the use of allocated lockers is permitted for the storage of clubs. Access to the trolley shed is allowed to registered users who have paid the relevant fee.
c) Come to the Club dressed for golf. The locker rooms are not available for changing, so please change your shoes in the car park.
d) Please arrive only 10-20 minutes before your tee time.
e) Toilets are open, but subject to strict social distancing and the showers are not to be used. Two-way access to the locker rooms is via the entrances to the course but please give way to others coming in the opposite direction.
f) Wait on the practice green or lawn and keep away from the first tee until the group ahead of you has teed off.
g) At the first tee, announce your presence to the Professionals who will check your booking on BRS and remind you of the social distance requirements and the temporary local rules.
h) On the course, only touch your own ball and do not pick up stray golf balls. Do not touch the flagsticks. Do your best to smooth bunkers without using a rake.
i) Look after your own litter and take it home with you.
j) Entry to the clubhouse lounge, bar and dining room is via the Spike Bar. On entering the clubhouse, please register your presence by entering your contact details on the track and trace record sheet or by scanning the NHS Covid-19 QR code.
k) Food and beverage may be consumed on the terrace or in the lounge, dining room or 19th bar, where tables have been positioned to maintain social distancing. The Club is operating table service only, so please find a table and wait for your order to be taken. Table occupancy is limited to a maximum of 4 people per table.
l) Exit the clubhouse via the main door or through the locker rooms.
We recognise that the above arrangements are some way short of those which members and players are used to, but until the risk of infection recedes and government restrictions are eased further, we believe that by following the above guidelines players will have the best opportunity to safely enjoy as much golf as possible. The plan will be kept under review and revised to meet changing circumstances and guidelines.
Play safe, Stay safe.