In view of the recent announcement from the Government, golf will resume at Darwen Golf Club at 8:00am on Wednesday 13th May. This will be with certain restrictions/guidelines, as detailed below.

 

 

  • All visitors must book and pay in advance by contacting the office on 01254 704367. Bookings cannot be made more than 48 hours in advance.

 

  • A maximum of 2 people will be able to play together, whether they live with each other or not. 

 

  • Tee times must be booked in advance through BRS. The system will be available for booking as from 8am, Tuesday Morning. You will be able to book up to 7 days in advance, Members are asked to book no more than 2 tee times at any one time. Tee times will be at 10 minute intervals.

 

  • Members who can play at any time are asked to consider only playing in mid week at this stage, this will allow members who are working, more options at weekend.

 

  • All rounds MUST start from the 1st Tee. (to be reviewed, dependant on how busy the course becomes) 

 

  • Members are asked to arrive at the club no sooner than 15 minutes before their scheduled Tee time. The practice field is still closed. The practice putting area is open for use immediately before your round. 

 

  • Locker rooms / Trolley store,  will remain ‘out of bounds’, however the toilets will be available for use. Access to the Toilet facilities will cease at 7pm.

 

  • At this moment, the Professionals shop will remain closed. Dominic can be contacted on his mobile phone or messages can be left with the Secretary.

 

  • Following completion of their round, everyone is asked to leave the club as soon as is practicable.

 

  • At all times, please maintain safe distance, minimum 2 metres, from anybody you meet at the club.

During your round you are asked not to touch the flag sticks. They will be fitted with a device that allows you to retrieve your ball, using your putter head, and without touching anything.

All rakes have been removed from the bunkers, you have the option of picking and placing in the bunker, or dropping your ball in the nearest drop zone, clearly marked close to each bunker.

Everyone is also asked to play with only 1 ball and DO NOT practice several shots from the same area. This is to prevent slow play and also to protect the course from excess damage in the one spot.

 

The above guidelines will be constantly monitored, they may be amended as things develop and as and when Government directives change.

 

Each and every member has a duty to ensure you ‘play by the rules’, if not, this may reflect badly on the club with detrimental consequences. If any member fails to adhere to the guidelines stated, they will face sanctions, even possible suspension of their membership.

 

I appreciate that many of you may feel that everything is draconian and way above what we should be doing. Unfortunately, it is out of our hands and we can only do what we are permitted to do.

 

It is also very important to remind all golfers that the course has become increasingly busy with members of the public. Many of these people are wandering off the Public Footpaths and have no concept of where or where not they should be. I would ask you all to be extremely vigilant and take care whilst playing shots, especially if there are members of the public in the vicinity. Please take the opportunity to explain to them, in the nicest possible way, they should not be on the course and point them in the direction of the Public Right of Way. 

 

This email is sent based on current guidelines. If anything changes you will be the first to know.

 

Thank you, for your patience

 

Ian Geogarty

Secretary

01254 704367

DARWEN GOLF CLUB, DUDDON AVENUE, LANCASHIRE, BB3 0LB