We are delighted to be able to welcome our golfers back.
Naturally we are working under some constraints as we all still try and maintain social distancing for the safety of all our customers and our staff.
We would ask that you all respect the two metre rules when on our site. We are doing our best to make the distancing as clear as possible for everyone’s convenience.
There will be designated areas for parking and the first part of the car park that is closest to the bridge will be taped off to allow for free movement over the bridge and for potential queueing.
Please follow the directional signage on entry and park with care and consideration to other cars.
BRIDGE TO PRO SHOP.
No queuing on the bridge into the Pro Shop. In busy times please stay back from the bridge until the shop area is clear. Access over the bridge is for entry to the shop only, exit from the facility will be via the alternative route alongside the Practise Putting Green and back to the Car Park to avoid congestion. Note customers will also be queuing at busy periods for the Driving Range – lines are clearly marked.
We will have staff on a rota in the Pro Shop. Only one person at a time in the shop please. Payment by card only (minimum spend of £1 for the time being) and there will be a screen between customers and staff.
Gents toilet – one only – will be open for Players on the course at the side of the cafe – please ask the Steward on duty for the key. It has hot water for handwashing.
Ladies toilet – one only – will be open in the main building on the right of the shop entrance.
If there are other ladies waiting please stand back from the door to allow distancing from others..
The Driving Range is now open with limited access – see separate notes on this web site.Please make sure you are in the right line from the Car Park! Sorry Players on the course cannot at this stage use the Range to warm up.
Lessons will resume during the coming week, please call for the limited times James and Richie can offer. Peter (Putting) is available during the mornings at Southport Old Links Pro Shop and here at the Golf Academy each afternoon. James and Richie can accommodate Playing Lessons at Southport Old Links, and all facilities ( except the Performance Room at SGA.
The café will have limited opening on a take – away basis and will be for hot and cold drinks in disposable cups and pre -packed snacks only.
Will remain closed at present.
Will remain closed at present.
Tees between 8.00am and 10.00am on Monday to Friday will be reserved for Contract Holders use.
ALL Contract Holders will have to book a tee time.
Pay and Play customers will require a tee time, no walk ups allowed.
No player will be permitted to play without a tee time and must adhere to it. Late arrivals who miss their time will be unable to play.
We can now take booking for 18 holes rounds, however the distancing measures will mean there may be a holding delay through the Car Park route.
Single players or two balls maximum remains in force in line with GOVERNMENT instruction on social distancing. A two-ball can be with an unrelated player but social distance rules will apply – if with a person from your household distancing is relaxed.
Tee times for single players will be five minutes apart – Tee times for two balls will be ten minutes apart.
The tee off area on the 1st will be marshalled.
It is suggested that you do not come to the site until approximately 20 minutes from your tee time. Please do not come over the bridge to the Pro Shop to pay or sign in until ten minutes before your time.
Advice is no bag or club sharing between players.
No rakes in bunkers. Please smooth out sand with club/shoe. Bunkers will be GUR until further notice. Lift out and play from a club length from point of entry – no loss of shot. Bunkers will be maintained from the next few days, but without rakes – it will be optional to play from them.
No removal of flagsticks. Cups will be lifted so that if the ball hits it, you are deemed to have holed.
Please do not lift any other players ball or if you find someone else’s lost golf ball.
No sitting on bins.
Shoe cleaner will be out of use.
At the 9th Green please exit the course via the bridge there and turn left back to the car park.
If you hire a trolley from us please leave it by the putting green as you leave the course where it will be sanitised for next use.
No return route past the 1st Tee and café bridge to the Pro Shop/Bridge.
Your help and adherence with all of the above is greatly appreciated.
Our staff will refuse entry or ask you to leave our site if any of the above measures are ignored, without exception. Security continues to be employed on our site during the early mornings and late evenings due.
The above measures may be subject to change at any time in accordance with Government guidelines.