Northcliffe Golf Club

Covid-19 Policy - Last Updated 17/05/2021

Northcliffe Golf Club - Covid-19 Conduct Rules

Clearly, these have been trying times for all of us, and as we return to activity, there is a need to modify how we operate in order to ensure your safety as well as that of our staff.  With this in mind, we have implemented guidelines that all members & visitors must follow in order to operate successfully and so that we can remain open amid this major health crisis.  Our top priority is the safety of our Members & our Staff.
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With that said, here are the ways we are changing how we operate and the rules which must be adhered to:


  • To play, on any given day, tee times must be booked online in advance of play maximum of upto 6 days in advance of arriving at the Golf Club, effective immediately.
  • Tee times will be spaced in 8-minute gaps to enable social distancing.

Arriving at the Club prior to playing golf

  • Members & Visitors should only arrive no earlier than 20 minutes prior to their tee time to enable social distancing
  • Please leave the side door of the Clubhouse open when the Professional is on site.
  • Social distancing must be observed at all times, in the Car Park, around the Clubhouse and on the Course.
  • Staff will wipe down surfaces regularly.
  • Alcohol sanitizer gel will be made available in the Professional Shop, around the Clubhouse, in the toilets and any other areas we deem appropriate.
  • The barrier for the Car Park will be raised on the arrival of the Professional and will be lowered when the Professional leaves.
  • No play without a pre-booked tee time is allowed.
  • No more than one group may congregate on any tee box.
  • Informative signage exists throughout the property.

Forms of Play and Scoring

  • Players may enter their own hole scores on their own scorecard (It is not necessary for a marker to do it)
  • Verbal verification should be obtained to verify your scores at the end of the round
  • Members will be able to enter their scores online using their mobile phones.

On the Course/ Completion of a hole

  • Flagsticks must remain in the cups at all times -- NO TOUCHING
  • If your ball comes to rest outside of a hazard but in a position which means that your swing or stance is impeded by a marker post, a 150 yard marker post or a red/yellow marker post you may take a free drop at your nearest point of relief without penalty to avoid touching the post
  • If your ball comes to rest near an out of bound post the post cannot be removed and you cannot claim a free drop as per the usual rules of golf

Upon Completion of Play

  • Upon completion of your round social distancing must be maintained in the car park
  • Use of the Shoe Cleaner is currently prohibited

Clubhouse, Bar & Catering

  • A face covering must be worn in all internal areas of the clubhouse and may only be removed when you are seated. 
  • Table service for food and beverages will be in operation indoors & out
  • Maximum table size of 6 people or from Two Households
  • Alcohol sanitizer gel is available throughout the clubhouse
  • We would ask you to use the NHS Track & Trace app or let the bar staff know to log your presence manually in the hospitality areas.

The Board of Directors
Northcliffe Golf Club Limited

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