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SPECIAL MEMBERSHIP OFFER

 £30

Join as a NEW Farnham Park Golf Club member NOW and pay just £30

  • Membership valid until 31st March 2021
  • Gain a handicap and play in a variety of club competitions.
  • Compete in the various NAPGC competitions for the chance to play at Woodhall Spa or St Andrews.
  • Manage your handicap on HowDidiDo.
  • Golfguard insurance included.
  • 14 day advanced tee time booking and discounted green fees.
  • Enjoy this fine established 18 hole parkland golf course.

Membership form available in the Pro Shop or on the FPGC website

www.farnham park.co.uk/membership

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Please read the Guide below for the South Buckinghamshire Golf Course.

 PLAY SAFE GOLF

Following the latest guidance from the Government, and as clarified on Monday 11 May by England Golf, golf courses were allowed to re-open as from Wednesday 13 May 2020.

The PGA, Golf Club Managers Association, British Golf Industry Association, BIGGA and UK Golf Federation worked in partnership to give operational guidance for the phased opening of golf courses, and we have been adopting these guidelines.

The South Buckinghamshire Golf Course made the decision to open from Friday 15 May, following two trial days with the onsite clubs, and initially golfers were only allowed to play 9 holes, so as to allow as many people to return to golf as possible. In addition, it was important that golfers became used to understanding and adhering to the new protocols in place for playing golf – PLAY SAFE STAY SAFE.

Following a successful first week, we will be changing our protocols, so as to allow 18 holes of golf from Saturday 23 May, however, this will remain in TWOBALLS ONLY, and now with a 10 - minute gap between tee times.

We still have to follow the instructions from the Government, as do all golfers, and stay in line with the guidelines mentioned above, which are highlighted below. These guidelines will be reviewed regularly, and may be amended at short notice. 

Advice and Information before returning to Golf

To enable you to play golf at The South Buckinghamshire Golf Course we would like to pass on some tips and advice to our golfers:

· Do not play golf if you feel sick, or are within the 7 or 14-day period of self-isolation

· Do not play golf if you have received notification from the NHS that you should be self-isolating due to your age and/or health conditions

· Wash your hands thoroughly before you leave home, and bring sanitizer with you, and use it before you start playing and at the end of the game

· If you are driving to the course, please park sensibly within a parking bay

· Please DO NOT congregate in the car park before or after play, and arrive no more than 15 minutes before your booked tee time

· Avoid handshakes on meeting your playing partner, and at the end of the game

· The practice green will now be available, and you can practice for 10 minutes before your tee time, with only two people allowed on the area at any one time.

· Please report into the club shop and pay for your round – contactless payment is preferred, and cash will not be accepted.

· A limited selection of soft drinks will now be available, or you can bring your own

· Please take your rubbish home with you, as the bins on the course have been covered up, as have the ball washers

· Please be prepared for the golf course not to be in perfect condition, as during the lockdown period we have only been allowed to carry out essential maintenance, however, it is improving since quickly since we first opened

Terms and Conditions of Play

          · Golfers are limited to ONE round of EIGHTEEN holes per day

· Nine holes of golf are available between 8am and 9am, and from 3pm to 5pm

· All tee times are a maximum of TWO balls, and you can play with someone from outside your household

· Tee Times must be booked in advance, online or over the phone, and should be cancelled with at least 24 hours’ notice if unable to play

· At this time Tee times will NOT be pre booked for either club, and no societies will be allowed

· 18-hole Tee Times will be available at set times on the 1st tee, with a 10-minute gap

· Tee times are ONLY available from 8am to 5pm Monday to Sunday. This allows the greenkeepers time on the course before play begins

· From Saturday 23 May, Members may book up to 7 days in advance online or over the phone, visitors can only book online up to 4 days in advance with a 100% non-refundable deposit

· Social distancing must be adhered to at all times whilst playing, so please adhere to the TWO metre rule

· Only one golfer is allowed in the Pro shop at any one time, and payment must be made by card, ideally CONTACTLESS. Cash will not be accepted

· 2019/20 Season Tickets have been extended until 31 May 2020

· Toilets will be open, but the changing rooms and the bar will remain closed

· Golfers must NOT come down to the golf course without having pre-booked a tee time, so as to avoid unnecessary congregation

· Competitions are NOT permitted, so as to improve speed of play, and avoid congregation of groups before and after play

· A good speed of play is required and it is vital that 18 holes is completed within 3 hour and 45 minutes, allowing 15 minutes to pack your clubs away and leave the site

· Do not allow the group behind to play through – they must wait, so as to avoid more than two players being close together

· Do NOT join up with another group UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCE, as if you do you will all be asked to leave the course

· Do NOT return to the tee if you have lost a ball, drop a ball instead WITH PENALTY

· Do NOT pick up your partner’s ball, or any found stray ball

· Players are advised not to exchange cards but verbally communicate scores

· Do NOT touch or remove flagsticks. This is to minimise exposure to COVID-19. We have placed foam that sits under the edge of the cup, so a ball is unable to fall into the base. If the ball hits the pin – it is in!

· Rakes have been removed from all bunkers, and we would encourage golfers to try and smooth the disturbed area with their foot or a golf club. Golfers can play their ball if it lies in the bunker or choose to take relief in or from a bunker under rule 16.1, as the course has declared all bunkers to be ground under repair

· Bins and ball washers have been covered up, therefore, please do not attempt to use them and please take any rubbish home with you.

· Please be aware of walkers on the Public Footpath – there may be more than usual as they have been used to walking the whole course during the lockdown

· Benches have been removed from the course, as has seating outside Birches Bar

· Buggies can only be booked in advance by phone, and only ONE PERSON can use the buggy.

· ONLY SIX buggy hires will be available each day, as we cannot guarantee that they can be sanitized satisfactorily between rounds 

The above conditions are to ensure that everyone has a fair chance of playing the course and we are adhering to the government rules, and governing body guidelines

Green Fees

The following green fees are ONLY applicable during the present restricted use. Member prices are only available to members of Farnham Park Golf Club, or South Bucks Golf Club

18 holes: 

18 holes - ADULT

Member

Visitor

Monday to Friday

£20.00

£22.50

Saturday and Sunday

£25.00

£27.50

 

 

 

 

18 holes – SENIOR (Over 60)

Member

Visitor

Monday to Friday

£15.00

£17.50

Saturday and Sunday

£20.00

£22.50

 

 

 

 

9 holes: 

9 holes ADULT

Member

Visitor

Monday to Friday

£10.00

£12.00

Saturday and Sunday

£12.00

£14.00

 

 

 

 

9 holes SENIOR (Over 60)

Member

Visitor

Monday to Friday

£8.00

£10.00

Saturday and Sunday

£10.00

£12.00

 

 

 

 

All NHS, Emergency Services and Armed forces workers can play for just £10

9 holes of golf will only be available from 8am to 9am, and 3pm to 5pm each day, and can be booked over the phone only.

As the course was closed from Tuesday 24 March, all 2019/20 Season Ticket holders will be able to play without any further payment until Sunday 31 May. From 1 June all golfers will have to pay the above amount, by card or by points.

Season Tickets will NOT be available to purchase until further notice, although our Flexi Points package will be available to purchase, or use, if already purchased. The points price will be the equivalent to the price in £ for a member.

Look out for a ‘one off’ special offer for our points package – Coming soon 

Clubhouse and Golf Course Staff

For the protection of staff and golfers please keep a TWO METRE gap at all times when in the clubhouse, especially when in the golf shop, and do not wait inside for your playing partner.

Please leave the clubhouse as soon as you have been served or used the toilets. Please use the rear exit doors as marked.

If any members have left items in a locker please ask for assistance to gain access to the changing rooms, where you will be allowed to collect your items, but you will then have to take them home.

Greenkeepers will be arriving at 6am each day, so as to carry out essential grass cutting whilst the course remains empty, which will speed up their work. However, they will be then working when you are playing from 8am, so please be courteous, and if they are in range, please allow them to complete their work, before playing your shot.

All members of staff, including greenkeepers, have full authority and responsibility to ensure that play on the course is carried out within the acceptable COVID-19 Guidelines from the Government, and in line with the terms above.

All staff are therefore permitted to ask any golfer to leave the premises or course, if the rules are not respected, particularly the 2 metre social distancing rule, and this may also lead to a ban from playing in the future.

We do not want to enforce this. Therefore, please help us to help you, and respect the terms of play, and enjoy your game of golf.

Thank You. 

PLAY SAFE STAY SAFE

 In partnership with Buckinghamshire Council    

Welcome

Farnham Park Golf Club has been established as a Private Golf Club since 1977. The Club is wholly run and maintained by its members. The course, The South Buckinghamshire, is a fine 18 hole parkland course with many established trees and ditches crossing the fairways. It is a par 70 for the men and a par 73 for ladies.

The Club is a member of the NAPGC (National Association of Public Golf Courses) and has seen much success over the years having won honours at County level. The Farnham Park GC Scratch Team are current holders of the BV Cup (NAPGC- Bourne Vanneck).

South Buckinghamshire Golf Course

OPEN or CLOSED?

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Competitions

Farnham Park Golf Club run club competitions as follows:

  • Every weekend for all members
  • Every Monday for Ladies
  • Every Wednesday for Seniors

The Seniors section is a mixed section for all those aged 55 and over.

The club also runs a full programme of matches and competitions with other Golf Clubs.

Membership

New members are welcomed. Please come and join a thriving club with a great course and clubhouse.

Membership is available for Ladies, Men and Juniors.

Benefits of membership include:

  • Insurance
  • Discounted Green Fees
  • Competitions for everyone. These are played on Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
  • Nine hole roll up on Wednesday evenings May to October.

 

If you wish to join the Farnham Park Golf Club please click here to download an application form or pick one up from the Clubhouse

Dress Code

All members and guests are asked to keep to the dress code of The South Buckinghamshire Golf Course.

  • Collared Shirts or mock neck style collar
  • Smart short or trousers should be worn, no denim shorts or jeans are allowed
  • Golf shoes MUST be worn on the course
  • No vest tops

Any persons dressed inappropriately may not be allowed to play.

Club House Catering

To speak to a member of the Club House catering team please phone them on 01753 643332