Winter Golf Policy
During the winter months, the Board has agreed that the golf course will remain open for play for both members and visitors unless there are some exceptional circumstances that force closure. If closure is required, the decision will be taken by the Head greenkeeper and one of the following. The Greens Chairman, Club Secretary or Club professional.
The policy for the coming year will be as follows
Teeing areas will be from grass as far as is reasonably practical. The condition of the tees will be monitored closely and if any show signs of excessive wear a decision to add a synthetic mat may be taken.
Fairway Mats will be compulsory from fairways or play from the semi-rough area, (as they have previously). The mats must be standard size (as issued from the pro shop previously) and used in the manner they are designed, long side pointing to the direction of play. These mats are supposed to prevent divots being taken so please conform to help return the course to the highest standard.
Trollies will be allowed throughout the winter months, although members are encouraged to carry their bags where possible. Standard wheels are allowed on trollies and members are encouraged to change the route they take to even out any wear that may be caused by everyone following the same paths.
Ride-on Buggies large buggies will be considered on a day to day basis and may be banned on grounds of safety on occasions. Small buggies are classified along with trollies. All buggy users are encouraged to use the semi-rough to travel through and to also use a 900 approach when crossing a fairway. The head greenkeeper has previously spoken to the buggy users about the approach being taken.
Hole closure please note that at times of work and recovery some holes will have to adopt a temporary winter green or even close for a short period to allow the work to be carried out safely and provide a suitable period of time for the work to recover. This will be kept to a minimum but will occur at times over the winter period.
We ask for your cooperation and patience during this period and all will benefit during the playing season next year.