Covid-19 Visitor Code of Conduct - Revised with effect 14 June 2021
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 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:
Members 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) 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.
b) Come to the Club dressed for golf. The locker rooms and showers are now available for use, but members are encouraged to minimise use where possible.
c) Please arrive only 10-20 minutes before your tee time.
d) Wait on the practice green or lawn and keep away from the first tee until the group ahead of you has teed off.
e) 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.
f) 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.
g) Look after your own litter and take it home with you.
h) On completion of the round, refreshments may be purchased and consumed in the clubhouse, on the terrace and lawn subject to social distancing and a maximum of 6 people per table. The Club is operating table service only, so please find a table and wait for your order to be taken.
i) Face masks must be worn in all areas within the Clubhouse other than when seated at your table.
We recognise that the above arrangements are still some way short of those which members and players are used to, but 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.
The Board of Directors