COVID-19 Updates

Following the Government announcement of Lockdown 3.0 from Tuesday 5th January, the club is currently closed.

Our Office Team are continuing to work remotely and can be reached on 

Our Green Team are continuing to work full time to continue maintenance on the course.

Further information about our reopening will be provided in  due course once further details are available.


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

Face Coverings

It is now a requirement by law to wear a face covering in any indoor public space.

This includes but is not limited to:

  • Pro Shop
  • Clubhouse
  • Toilets


Registration for the day will take place in our Professionals Shop which is located on the Main Car Park.

Our Professional Staff will advise any exceptional guidance which will be relevant on the day.

As with all shops in England, the wearing of a face mask / covering is required by law except for those with a reason not to wear one. 

Food and Drink

Our Halfway House is likely to be open 7 days a week, to view opening times please click here

We serve a range of Sausage Rolls, Pork Pies, Crisps, Nuts, Chocolate and Hot & Cold Drinks

Toilets / Clubhouse

Please maintain excellent hygiene standards by sanitising hands prior to entry and washing your hands thoroughly before exiting.

Our Toilets are available for use during Locker Room Opening Times.

Our Halfway House Toilets are available throughout the day.  A code for access if required and will be provided on Registration with the Pro Shop or by the Halfway House Staff on the day.

Locker Rooms

Locker Rooms will be available for the storage of members belongings in personal Lockers.

Locker Rooms will likely be open 7 Days a week from 07:30 to 16:30.

Access to the remainder of the building from the Locker Rooms is not permitted. 

Please continue to use the sanitiser stations provided, and only touch your own locker / equipment. 

Social Distancing / Covid-19 Measures in Place

We would request that as a priority Social Distancing is always maintained and gatherings are avoided at all times.

On Course

Please do not touch the flag / pin or any item on the course that you do not absolutely have to.

Rakes have been removed from all bunkers. A local rule is in place allowing Preferred Lies in the Bunker. This is available as an addendum to this update at the bottom of the page.

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

Preferred Lies in a Bunker

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: 6 inches from the reference point, but must not be nearer the hole than the reference point and must still 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.

Penalty for Playing Ball from a Wrong Place in Breach of Local Rule: General Penalty Under Rule 14.7a.

For this rule, please remember - The bunker condition must not be improved prior to the placing of the ball, otherwise a General Penalty of 2 Strokes is to be applied.