The guidance in this document is split into several areas:

General guidelines

Before your round

Entry to clubhouse and waiting to play

During your round

After your round

Course Set Up

Course Condition

Driving range / Lessons / Custom fitting

Clubhouse opening & office

Resuming full service

INTRODUCTION

  • Members will be able to play 18 holes from the first tee-time of the day on a trial basis.  

  • Members may book tee times up to 1 week in advance. Visitors may book tee times up to 3 days in advance.

  • The first tee-time on the 1st tee of the Spa and Glevum Course will be 7:56am. 

  • Telephone tee bookings and online booking are both available at this time.  Telephone tee bookings will be available during the opening hours of the pro-shop 7:30am – 3pm Monday to Sunday (times subject to change).

  • Effective the 1st June 2020, visitors will be able to book tee times on the Spa Course on Tuesdays and Sundays. Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays will remain members only.

  • Effective Monday 1st June 2020, members will be permitted to bring up to 3 guests on any day on a trial basis.

  • Tee bookings will be required on the Glevum course.

  • There will be no member roll up mornings on Monday, Friday or Saturday mornings due to social distancing restrictions.

  • Members must adhere to social distancing.

  • Members must adhere to government, social distancing and Brickhampton’s guidelines at all times.  

  • The Proshop and Driving Range shop will be re opening for retail purposes.

  • Face Masks must be worn at all times within the Clubhouse other than once seated at an indoor table and at all times whilst in the driving range shop.

  • Bar facilities will be available 11am - 3pm Monday - Sunday

  • Catering facilities are not available at this time. 

GENERAL GUIDLINES

  • Tee-times must have been booked in advance.  You can make a booking and play on the same day but there will be no access to the course for roll ups without a booking.

  • Members must only arrive a maximum of 20 minutes before their booked start time.  Members are permitted to change their shoes in the car park and should ensure they arrive at the Club in golf attire as there will be no access to the changing/shower facilities.

  • There will be an interval of 8 minutes between start times.

  • Members can only book a time for themselves and playing partners.  Multiple start times cannot be reserved.   

  • If you book as a single, another member will be able to book and join you.

  • There is a limit to 1 round per day per member as we are experiencing high demand and want to ensure all members have the chance to play.  This rule will be under constant review.

BEFORE YOUR ROUND

  • You must adhere to the 2m social distancing guidelines on entering and in the clubhouse.

  • The toilet facilities will be open. You must ensure you try and maintain a safe distance whilst in these rooms, accepting the challenges this brings. These areas will be cleaned throughout the day by our limited staff on duty.

  • You must check in with the pro shop before going out to play.

  • Hand sanitiser and anti-bacterial wipes will be positioned in and around the clubhouse for you to use.

  • We will be operating contactless or card transactions only.  Cash will not be accepted.

  • There will be a sneeze/protection screen in front of the till/desk to protect you and our team and PPE will be worn by the staff.

  • Hire trolleys will be available straight away and will be sanitised after each use. (not available during carry only)

  • Members must adhere to the 2m social distancing when waiting to tee off.

ENTRY TO CLUBHOUSE & WAITING TO PLAY

  • Please always keep 2 meters apart, you must ensure you always maintain social distancing rules whilst on the course. This is vitally important on the tees and greens.

  • Please do not pick up stray balls.

  • Marshalls will be on duty to ensure safe practices are being adhered to.

  • Please do not touch the flagstick or hole cup on the green, amended local rules will be in place to accommodate you whilst playing the game.  Please refer to the amended local rules in COURSE SET-UP for details.

  • Ball washers and bins will not be in use at this time.

DURING YOUR ROUND

  • Social distancing after your round is as important as it is during your round.

  • Members of different households cannot mix indoors, bar or clubhouse.

  • The shoe cleaner will not be available for use.

  • The changing/shower facilities are not available.

AFTER YOUR ROUND

  • Flag sticks will remain in place but must not be touched.  We have inserted piping into  the hole cup to prevent the ball from falling to the bottom.  This will ensure members are able to retrieve their golf ball without touching the flag or hole cup.

  • Bunker rakes will not be placed back into the bunkers. 

  • Bunkers are in play with the below local rule.

  • Ball Washers will not be available, and bins must not be touched.

  • The shoe cleaner will not be available for use.

  • Benches have been removed or sectioned off from around the course.

 

With the above in mind the following amended local rules will be in place as of Monday 10th August 2020:

 

Scores returned will be acceptable for handicap qualifying competitions (and supplementary scores)
 

Immovable Obstructions (Rule 16)
All moveable obstructions, including directional markers, distance markers and penalty area posts are immovable obstructions. Relief without penalty for interference with stance or swing (not line of play) under Rule 16.1
 

Bunkers
 

Bunkers should be maintained by smoothing sand with your club or foot.  The greenstaff will periodically continue to maintain and rake bunkers as part of their works program.

 

Preferred Lies

When a player's ball lies in a bunker, the player may take free relief once by placing the original ball or another ball in and playing it from this relief area:

  • Reference Point: Spot of the original ball.

  • Size of Relief Area Measured from Reference Point: 6 inches from the reference point, but with these limits:

  • Limits on Location of Relief Area:

  • The area where ball is to be placed must not be smoothed before placing

    • Must not be nearer the hole than the reference point, and

    • Must be in the bunker.

 

In proceeding under this Local Rule, the player must choose a spot to place the ball and use the procedures for replacing a ball under Rules 14.2b(2) and 14.2e.

 

Water damage in bunkers should be treated as Ground Under Repair and relief should be taken under Rule 16.1c (if the ball has to be dropped outside the bunker in order to take relief then this will incur a one stroke penalty)

 

The fairway bunkers on the right of the 6th and 7th fairway, and to the left of the 8th fairway are declared to be part of the General Area and should be treated as Ground Under Repair. Relief should be taken under Rule 16.1b

 

Immovable Obstructions (Rule 16)

All moveable obstructions, including penalty area posts, are immovable obstructions. Relief without penalty for interference with stance or swing (not line of play) under Rule 16.1 

 

Flagsticks/Holes
Flagsticks are not to be removed.
 

The ball is considered holed if any part of the ball is below the surface of the putting green.
 

The penalty for a breach of these local Rules is the General Penalty

COURSE SET-UP

Golf courses have been permitted to carry out essential maintenance during the period of course closure with a reduced staff level.​

  • Due to reduced maintenance, it will take some time for the course to return to normal condition (I can assure you it is very close).  The team have only been able to carry out essential maintenance as a result of the restrictions imposed.

  • Please bear with us whilst we get the course back up to normal conditions.

COURSE CONDITION

  • The Driving Range is now open, opening times can be found on the "Driving Range" page of the website. 

  • Our professionals can now teach on a one to one basis outdoors which includes the Driving Range. Please contact either the professionals directly or call the club to enquire about lessons.

  • Custom Fitting is now able to be carried out. Please book your fitting slot with the proshop on 01452 858600.

  • The use of hired clubs is currently not permitted.

  • The simulator may only be used for general  by one person at any time unless from the same household.

DRIVING RANGE / LESSONS / CUSTOM FITTING, CLUB HIRE

  • Clubhouse will open 7:30am. 

  • Bar facilities will be available 11am - 3pm Monday to Sunday

  • As the situation evolves this section will be updated to reflect any additional services being opened.

  • I can be contacted by email 

  • damianbrooks@brickhampton.co.uk

CLUBHOUSE OPENING & OFFICE

Over time, full services will be resumed.  However, it must be noted that there may be restrictions in place for some time.

RESUMING FULL SERVICE

CORONAVIRUS

This page will be updated on a regular basis and will be the main resource that the club uses to provide information on the current status of the outbreak and our response to Government initiatives.

Following the Governments statement Monday 4th January 2021, Brickhampton Court Golf Complex is closed until further notice.

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