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Closure Policy

Our goal is to provide to the members a golf course available for play 365 days a year, clearly this is not always possible due to adverse conditions, particularly during the winter months.

Decisions on the golf course condition and play will be made Monday to Friday by the Head Greenkeeper and staff, in consultation with the Golf Professionals. On Weekends the decision will be made by the Greens Chairman, with advice from the Greenstaff, again in consultation with the Golf Professionals.

In an attempt to make the course available throughout the year, we will operate the following categories:

Stage 1 – Course Open with no restrictions

Stage 2 – Course Open with no ride on buggies

Stage 3 – Course Open with carry bags only excluding trolleys and buggies

Stage 4 – Course Closed

Course Closed

The course will only be closed in the severest of cases for example when the course is snow covered, or severe water logging where permanent damage to the playing areas will not allow the course to recover naturally.

Temporary Greens/Closed Holes

At times temporary greens will be used, or a limited number of holes will be in play to keep the course open.

Course review times

Daily inspections will take place at 7.00am or first light during the winter months.

The course information will be updated initially on the HGC website twitter feed, then by the course information line 0113 258 6819 ext 1 by the Golf Professionals on arrival at the course.

If the inspection is delayed or further are planned during the day, this will be made clear on the course information message ASAP.