COVID-19 Updates

UPDATED 19/07/2021 by Martin Edge - Secretary Manager

Monday 19th July now sees some welcome changes and a further return to 'normal' club life. We must all remember that Coronavirus remains, and we each have a duty to protect ourselves and each other. Therefore, whilst we will see some changes, some measures will remain in place. To summarise:


Course

  • Pins can be touched and removed along with the removal of inserts in holes. 
  • Ball washers are in use.
  • Each bunker will have it's own rake and we ask players when leaving the bunker to place the rake in the centre of the bunker facing the direction of play - The option to prefer lies in a bunker is now rescinded.
  • Hand sanitiser will be available by the 1st Tee and at the Halfway House and we ask players to use this after playing the 9th hole. Golfers are also reminded that carrying a personal bottle and using regularly is good practice.


Clubhouse

  • Rule of 6 Indoors is now rescinded
  • NHS Track and Trace QR Code will remain displayed
  • We continue to request Face Masks must be worn indoors at all times except when seated*
  • Entry and Exit to the Clubhouse by Members, Guests and Visitors is by any door (subject to the Roof Project Health and Safety measures)
  • It is envisaged the Main Lounge and Rear Seating area will continue to be the most used areas
  • Members, Guests and Visitors may order at the Bar - please provide your name, not just membership number when placing an order to be paid from your Clubhouse account.
  • Table service will be continued when necessary
  • Snooker Table is now open - specific instructions for use will be displayed in the Bentley Room which houses the table
  • Club provided towels will be available for use, but members are strongly recommended to bring and use their own towel should they wish to use the showers
  • Continue to protect yourself and those who you are in close contact with from Coronavirus

*The need for the use of face masks will remain unless medically exempt. This decision has been made to ensure all Members, Guests, Visitors and Staff remain better protected from Coronavirus. The use of face masks also reduces the risk the Club will be required to close should a case, or cases of Coronavirus are confirmed at the Club.

Continuing to set an example as a safe and enjoyable venue is key to the good name of our great club. The use of face masks also plays a role in acting as a reminder to all that we are still dealing with a virus that does not discriminate and can affect anyone.


Our Office Team are working from the Clubhouse and can be contacted during Office hours or by email -   assistant@heskethgolfclub.co.uk 

Visitors are being accepted once again.


    FURTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION

    As you may expect we have a number of procedures / requirements to advise you and your group on before you arrive with us on the day.

    One of the key requirements is;

    We advise all members, guests and visitors to the club to not come to the club at all if:

    • you have any symptoms of coronavirus (a high temperature, a new, continuous cough or a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste)

    • you've tested positive for coronavirus – this means you have coronavirus

    • you live with someone who has symptoms or has tested positive

    • someone in your support bubble has symptoms or has tested positive

    • you're told by NHS Test and Trace that you've been in contact with a person with coronavirus


    Bar

    Our Bar service is available.

    Track and Trace details will remain an option for all users of our hospitality services. This information is largely taken from the tee sheet, but members and visitors are reminded the club has the NHS QR Code displayed.

    Table service remains in operation although we will take orders at the Bar.

    Face coverings will be required at all times unless seated.

    We will also be offering an outdoor service at the rear of the clubhouse, facing the 14th fairway.

    A gazebo will be in situ each day and provides cover for a limited amount of people.

    Please bring a face covering with you, as exit from the area will be through the Clubhouse and a face covering will be required.

    Our Bar opening times are available to view online -  please click here

    On days where the weather is inclement, closing times may be subject to change, with members advised by email on the day.


    Catering

    Our Catering service has also resumed, following the same rules and information detailed above.

    We are excited to see the implementation of some new items on the menu, along with some old favourites. To see our Catering menu -  please click here

    Our Catering opening times are available to view online -  please click here

    On days where the weather is inclement, closing times may be subject to change, with members advised by email on the day.

    We will have a limited selection of sandwiches and teacakes available for purchase once the main catering is closed


    Halfway House

    Our Halfway House service is also open 7 days a week.

    We will have a selection of food and drinks available.

    Hot Sausage Rolls, Hot Cheese and Onion Pasties and Sandwiches will be available from 11:00 on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sundays, and from 10:00 on Wednesdays and Saturdays.

    Our Halfway House opening times are available to view online -  please click here


    Locker Rooms

    Our Locker Rooms have reopened.

    Face coverings will be required at all times, and all members must continue to follow social distancing guidance.

    Hand Sanitiser is available at the entrances and we request it is used for the benefit of all members.

    Our Showers are now reopened. Those wishing to use the Showers must use their own towel. Club towels are now available but we ask golfers to use their own towel whenever possible.

    Our Locker Rooms opening times are available to view online -  please click here

    On days where the weather is inclement, closing times may be subject to change, with members advised by email on the day.

    Members and Visitors are advised to keep valuables such as Car Keys with them, in case of an early closure of the Locker Rooms.


    Trolley Store

    The Member's Trolley Store has reopened 7 days a week.

    Hand Sanitiser is available at the entrance and we request it is used for the benefit of all members.

    We would ask that just one member at a time uses the Trolley Store.

    Our Trolley Store opening times are available to view online -  please click here

    On days where the weather is inclement, closing times may be subject to change, with members advised by email on the day.


    Office

    The Office will continue to operate to a normal schedule, being Monday to Friday 08:30 to 16:30.

    For members seeking to visit the Office, face coverings must be worn at all times.



    Whilst there is clearly a lot to take in and adhere to, we do hope that despite all of these measures, or even due to these measures you are able to enjoy your visit to Hesketh Golf Club.

    Please tag us in your social media posts - @HeskethGolfClub on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and even TikTok.


    Local Rule for Bunkers - NOW RESCINDED