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South Herts Golf Club

COVID-19 VISITORS INFORMATION
Effective from January 2021 -Updated, 12th April 2021 

South Herts Golf Club re-opened on the 29th March, currently with members and their guests only. We look forward to welcoming  visitors in shortly.  

Under the current government restrictions:-  Click here & England Golf return to golf frame work:- Click here

Please take a moment to review our current risk assesment policy:- Click here

On arrival  

The Clubhouse is now fully open, please adhere to any signage and one-way systems set up in, around the clubhouse and the pro shop.  This will be clearly marked along with multiple sanitising stations, please use our NHS Trace & Trace QR code points when you first arrive. Face covering at all times, (unless exempt) and remember to social distance when possiable. 

The entrance to the Clubhouse is from the main entrance situated adjacent the members car park, if you need assistance please ring the door bell to notify a member of staff.

Our use of the property, and those that can use it will be In line with Government guidelines, and please seek guidance from the Club’s office before travelling if you have any questions.

If you have made a prior booking, please contact the office (020 8445 2035) and a full refund will be given, due to illness or government restrictions.  

Professional’s shop 

The Pro Shop is now open, we are currently limiting access to 2 people at anyone time, please pre-book buggies directly with the shop, however, please note these can not be share with anyone outside of your household. 

Please report to the Pro shop to check in before play, but please observe social distancing rules at all times. Face coverings must be worn in the pro shop (unless exempt) and sanitising areas are available at easy access points. We also respectfully ask that, should you wish to try on or handle any merchandise, you check with the shop staff first. Bobby Mitchell and Michael Cutmore are the Club’s Professionals and will be happy to help you out. 

Vardon Course (18 holes)(Members only)

Men’s handicap Index limit – 28 - Ladies Handicap Index Limit – 36 (Handicap Certificates are required) -access to the to the first tee is via the pathway between the putting green and the 1st tee area. You will exit the course directly behind the clubhouse  Please note that we have a marquee and outdoor seating around this area. There are no social gatherings of more than 6 persons permitted. Please do not congregate in groups larger than this. Furniture has been arranged to sit groups of 3 or 4 persons and we ask politely that you refrain from moving furniture to suit larger groups. 

Rees Course (9 holes)(Members only)

No handicap index limit - entrance to the first tee on The Rees Course is by the pathway to the side of the Professional’s Shop. 

Practice Facilities 

Our practice range is open, range balls can be purchased from the pro shop. Both practice putting greens, Short game area and Golf nets are fully open, but please respect other players space, observering 2 meters distance at all time, and use the Sanitising stations provided around the property.

Social Distancing 

At all times (before, during and after practice or play) you should maintain Social Distancing in line with government guidelines, not approaching within 2 metres of anyone else, or touching anything which may have been recently touched by someone else. We have numerous hand sanitising stations around the inside and outside of the building, please use these as frequently as possible. 

Above all, the significant risk from contamination is hand to mouth, therefore the more often you wash your hands with soap the lesser the risk, or if soap is not possible, hand gel is the next best thing. 

On the course 

Do not pick up a "found" ball; it may not have been there long enough for the virus to die.
Bunker rakes have been removed. Bunkers will, however, still be in play, please repair your own footprints and 

divots using your feet or a club. Ball washers have been removed or wrapped to prevent use. The bell on 17th hole – should not be touched by hand but with the club head only. Red stakes and tee markers – immovable objects. All benches are out of use and hand-rails should only be used if needing aid – they will not be sanitised, so please remember this. 

The on-course toilets are available. 

On the green, please do not touch the flag – they must be left in the hole at all times. Cups will be up turned so that a ball will not drop below ground level. 

Rubbish bins have been removed. You are asked to take your rubbish home with you and dispose of it there. 

Clubhouse 

The clubhouse is open from 07:00am, please limit the time spent accessing the facilities to minimal, aviod touching any surface unnecessarily, follow all direction and signage, and please use a face covering (unless exempt) and please regurarly wash and sanistise your hands.

We have a marquee near to the main Terrace of the Clubhouse for outdoor seating. Please ensure that you follow the one way system clearly marked around the Clubhouse and outdoor areas. 

Table service is offered for both Bar and Food purchases – please wait to be seated and orders will be taken from your table, maximun of 6 people per table please. 

Facilities and Dress Code 

Golfers and guests are required to be dressed neatly and appropriately. Please arrive dressed for golf and change your shoes in the carpark when possiable to help reduce the traffic within the clubhouse. The locker rooms and toilets facilities are open from  7.00 am-and will be cleaned and sanitised throughout the day .

The shower facilities will re-open from Friday, 16th April, and the club provides towels. Please beaware of other users space, and please try to remain social distance when using these facilities. 

The Secretary, Committee and the Staff will distinguish between attire that is acceptable or otherwise and reserve the right to ask those not conforming to vacate the Course.

Examples of inappropriate dress are - football shirts, T-shirts, beach shorts, cargo shorts and trousers, denim jeans, track suits, flip flops/sliders. 

On the Course, smart golfing attire must be worn. Shirts with a collar, tailored shorts and short sports socks are permitted. Training/sports shoes and cargo style trousers are not permitted. 

Trolleys, Buggies and Caddies 

Trolleys: We have Electric Trolleys available for hire, please book in advance with the Pro Shop.
Buggies: Please review our buggy policy, clearly shown on our website. All of the above will be sanitised between each use by a member of our team. 
Caddies: Can be arranged on request, please allow 48 hours notice.

Replace all pitch marks and repair divots 

  • Leave bunkers as you would wish to find them – there are no rakes supplied, so please cover your tracks 
  • Please do not walk across the putting green situated outside the clubhouse and first tee area – use the designated path 
  • Please do not take trolleys across the aprons or to the area immediately adjacent the greens 
  • When approaching the 1st Tee, please be aware of players teeing off 

We look forward to meeting you and your guests – but in the meantime please do not hesitate to contact me should you need further information or assistance. 

South Herts Golf Club
Secretary 

March 2021





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