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Tee time pre-booking will be mandatory, under no circumstances will play be allowed without booking. To book a tee time on any of our courses, please call us on 01675 238600 or 01675 477081.

Keep 2 meters apart
Please arrive at the resort no earlier than 20 minutes before your tee time
Do not touch the flag sticks
Avoid the accumulation of several golfers on tee boxes
Wash or sanitise your hands regularly
Only use your own golf equipment & golf balls
Bunker rakes have been removed, please use your club and/or feet
Buggies are limited to one golfer unless from the same household
Do not shake hands after your round
Leave the resort straight after your round

Local Rules
Preferred lies in bunkers, you may place your ball in the bunker within one club-length of the original spot no nearer the hole

Safety whilst on the course

Teeing Areas
Golfers to keep two metres apart at teeing areas due to the normal close proximity of golfers to one another when tee shots are being played
Avoid the accumulation of separate tee time groups on the same tee box

Golfers to stay more than two metres apart when walking to the ball, searching for a ball and playing shots
Remind golfers not to touch stray balls
Scorecards will not be available

With no rakes allowed on the course, remind golfers to make their very best efforts to smooth the sand using their club and/or their feet

Golfers to keep two metres apart on the putting greens.

After the Round
Social distancing is as important after a round as it is during the round, so when the round is over all golfers must leave the course and the resort immediately so that there are no gatherings around the clubhouse area.

Rules of Golf-Related Matters

Forms of Play and Scoring
Only non-competition play is to be used during the initial period of golf being played at The Belfry, stroke play competitions involving players in different groups are avoided.

Preferred lies in bunkers is in use. A player may place a ball in the bunker within one club-length of the original spot and not nearer to the hole than that spot.

Flagstick and Hole
Flagsticks will be in place with foam inserts in the hole. DO NOT TOUCH THE FLAGSTICKS.

Playing golf is a great way to exercise and to have some limited social interaction at a time of restriction. However, to keep golf courses open golfers must exhibit best social practice before arriving at the golf club to play, at the golf club and on the golf course.

For Your Health and Wellbeing

The following guidelines have been issued by the World Health Authority, following these will substantially reduce the likelihood that you will contract the virus becoming a carrier.

At the golf club and on the golf course

The above guidelines apply at all times when at the golf club and on the golf course, remember if you want to keep playing strict adherence is essential, additionally and until further notice how we play the game and prepare golf courses must change, this means as a player you must;

Any player observed not following the above code of conduct will be asked to leave the golf course immediately by staff.

Remember to practice good golf etiquette at all times, a reckless shot could place an unnecessary demand on already stretched emergency services.

Note if you are showing any of the symptoms of Covid19 such as cough; headache; mild fever; anosmia (loss of taste and smell) for your safety and for the safety of your friends and their families stay at home, we will see you soon.