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  • 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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PLAY SAFE GOLF  

                                                    

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

The South Buckinghamshire Golf Course, reopened on Friday 15 May, and since then we have been operating initially with just two balls only, then four balls in June with 12 minute gaps, and from 1 July THIS HAS NOW CHANGED to four balls with a 10-minute gap.

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

·       It is recommended that you do not play golf if you have received notification from the NHS strongly advising that you should be self-isolating due to your age and/or health conditions

·       If you have received this letter from the NHS and wish to ignore this advice, then a letter to the General Manager stating this will be required, before you can play

·       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 20 minutes before your booked tee time

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

·       The practice green, is now available, and you can practice for 10 minutes before your tee time, with up to four 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, although the bar will open from Friday 10 July

·       The bins on the course are now available, however, the ball washers remain covered up, as per Golf England guidelines, as does the bell on the 18th

Terms and Conditions of Play

·       Golfers are limited to ONE round of up to EIGHTEEN holes per day, except where extra holes in a completion are required

·       Golfers may only play ONE ball, even when playing on their own, therefore it is one ball per green fee

·       The playing of nine holes of golf only is available every day from 4pm to 6pm (bookable online), and between 7.20 and 8.20am (bookable via the golf shop only)

·       All tee times are presently a maximum of FOUR balls, and you can play with people 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

·       Certain Tee Times are now pre booked for the two clubs based here, however, society bookings are presently not being accepted

·       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 7.20am Monday to Sunday, as this allows the greenkeepers time on the course before play begins

·       Presently, 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 50% non-refundable deposit for any 18-hole booking

·       Golf Now or Tee Off Time bookings are presently not available

·       Social distancing must be adhered to at all times whilst playing, so please adhere to the TWO metre rule, as this is possible when on a golf course

·       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

·       Toilets will be open, but the changing rooms 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

·       Club competitions are now permitted from 1 July, however, we ask all golfers to 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 4 hours, allowing 15 minutes to pack your clubs away and leave the site

·       As we now allow fourballs, please allow the group behind to play through if they are a one or two ball, or if they are playing faster than your group. Please adhere to the TWO Metre rule, when letting them through

·       Do NOT join up with another group to make a group of more than 4 UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCE, as if you do you will all be asked to leave the course

·       Please play a provisional ball from the tee if there is a chance that you have lost the first ball

·       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 now have new flagsticks in place, which allow you to lift the flag with your putter, which will raise your ball out of the hole. (Please see Local Rules at end of this document)

·       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. Please see local rules with regard to playing out of a bunker

·       Ball washers have been covered up, therefore, please do not attempt to use them

·       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, with the exception of 4 benches placed behind the 10th tee – one person per bench only please

·       Buggies can only be booked in advance by phone, and only ONE PERSON can use the buggy, and only one set of clubs can be placed on the buggy

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

·       Should there be bad weather, with thunder and lightning, staff will sound the Klaxon and all players must make their way back to the clubhouse, however, due to Cocid-19 restrictions, please wait outside, or in your car, until the staff state that it is safe to return to the course 

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 applicable from Monday 13 July 2020. Member prices are only available to members of Farnham Park Golf Club, or South Bucks Golf Club. Application forms for both clubs are available in the golf shop. 

18 holes - ADULT

Member

Visitor

Monday to Friday

£22.00

£25.00

Saturday and Sunday

£27.00

£30.00

 

 

 

 

18 holes – SENIOR (Over 60)

Member

Visitor

Monday to Friday

£16.00

£19.00

Saturday and Sunday

£21.00

£24.00

 

 

 

 

 

9 holes ADULT

Member

Visitor

Monday to Friday

£12.00

£14.00

Saturday and Sunday

£14.00

£16.00

 

 

 

 

9 holes SENIOR (Over 60)

Member

Visitor

Monday to Friday

£10.00

£12.00

Saturday and Sunday

£12.00

£14.00

 

 

 

 

9 holes of golf will be available from 4pm to 6pm each day (bookable online), and between 7.20am and 8.20am every morning (which can be booked over the phone only).

A buggy can be hired for £10 for 18 holes or £5.00 for 9 holes – only one person can use the buggy. Visitor prices are £12.00 for 18 holes or £6.00 for 9 holes.

Season Tickets will NOT be available to purchase until April 2021, 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. 

When you reach the following spend on flexi points-  £800 as a Senior or £900 as an Adult, you will have no more to pay until 1 April 2020, when you will be able to buy a 2021/22 Season Ticket.

All NHS, Emergency Services and Armed forces workers can play for just £10 any day of the week.

 

Clubhouse and Golf Course Staff

 

For the protection of staff and golfers please keep a ONE METRE PLUS 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 exit doors as marked. Please note that staff may use the entrance doors for entering and exiting, and this is for operational purposes, however, they will stay 2 metres apart from golfers.

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 before 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 7.20am, 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 relevant 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   

Temporary Local Rules

Covid 19 (Coronavirus) Pandemic

Score Cards:

Rule 3.3b is amended thus:

·           Players may enter their own scores on the scorecard (it is not necessary for a marker to do it)

·           It is not necessary to have a marker physically certify the player’s scores, but some form of verbal certification should take place

 Returning Cards to The Committee: [The method for doing this will be advised by each club via their competitions organiser(s)

Bunkers:

When a player’s ball lies in a bunker the player may take free relief by placing the original ball or using another ball and playing it from this relief area. Once the ball has been placed it cannot be replaced as it is now deemed to be in play:

•             Reference Point: Spot of the original ball.

•             Size of Relief Area Measured from Reference Point: 6 inches from

the reference point, but with these limits:

o   Limits on Location of Relief Area

o   Must not be nearer the hole than the reference point, and

o   Must be in the general area.

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.

The area where the ball is to be placed must not be smoothed before placing.

If a player fails to get out of the bunker then they are entitled to free relief again, provided the ball is in a poor lie due to the bunker not being raked.

Flagstick:

The flags are being left in the hole purely to identify the position of the hole on the putting green. Golfers must always leave the flagstick in the hole and not touch it deliberately.

Ball Holed:

The hole liners will be set in such a way that means that all of the ball may not fall below the surface of the putting green. The ball is considered “holed” if any part of it is below the surface of the putting green, even if not lodged against the flagstick.

Immovable Obstructions (Rule 16):

Stakes that define either an area of the course (such as penalty areas) or distances (such as distance markers) are Immovable Obstructions and as such must not be removed.

Penalty for breach of Temporary Local Rule: General Penalty

Note:

Smoothing of bunkers with feet or a club is permitted under Rule12.2b(2)

  

Thank you for co-operating and enjoy your golf!

South Buckinghamshire management.

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

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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 Mixed 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