In advance of play:
• If you are ill or have symptoms, stay at home.
• Schedule your tee-time in the manner prescribed by the club you are paying at. Under no circumstances should you arrive at the
club without booking in advance.
• Ensure that your group size is no greater than that allowed by your club.
• Ensure that you have sufficient numbers of golf balls, markers, tees to avoid having to exchange equipment with others.
• Wash your hands and your golf equipment before you leave home.
• Aim to arrive at the club no more than 15 minutes prior to play.
• Travel to the golf course on your own or with members of your own household only.
• Park your car in such a way as to facilitate physical distancing.
• Observe physical distancing rules at all times following your arrival at the club.
• If necessary, retrieve your clubs, shoes and other equipment from your locker.
• Change your shoes in the car park.
• Warm-up alone. Observe physical distancing rules on practice range and on the practice putting green. If your club has taken the
decision to close practice facilities, this must be strictly adhered to.
• Avoid holing out on practice putting green, putt to a tee-peg instead.
On the course:
• Do not arrive at the first tee more than 5 minutes before your allotted tee time.
• Observe physical distancing at all times on the course.
• Following play of a hole, do not enter the next teeing ground until all members of the group in front have played their tee-shots
and exited the teeing ground.
• If you must use a golf buggy, it must only be used by you and cannot be shared with or used by another player during the round.
• Do not exchange or share equipment, food or drink with other players during your round.
• If your ball is lost, unplayable, or in a penalty area, don’t take an option under the rules that involves doubling back on your
position on the course. Instead, use an option that allows you to keep your position on the course.
• Do not pick up another player’s equipment or golf ball.
• Do not use on-course water fountains, ball cleaners etc.
• Do not use rakes in bunkers.
• Do not touch the flag or flagstick. Putt with the flagstick in and remove your own ball from the hole.
After your round:
• Return directly to your car, change your shoes, put your equipment in your car and leave. Do not store your equipment in your
• Avoid entering the clubhouse. If you must use the toilet facilities, ensure you adhere to health and safety guidelines.
In addition, the following guidelines should be observed:
• Use the toilet facilities before you leave home.
• Bring your own hydration/food to the course.
• Bring your own hand sanitiser to the course & use regularly during the round.