Update - 15th October 2020

From Wednesday 14 October 2020 a new three tiered restriction system has been put in place across England.

England Golf’s ‘Framework for Playing Golf’ provides guidance for the safe playing of golf in most areas of England. As a Club will continue to follow this guidance but, where additional restrictions are in place, we must ensure that we comply with these restrictions.

Although the club is currently situated in an area classified as tier 1 (medium risk), surrounding areas including London & Essex will be moving into tier 2 (high risk) as from Saturday.

With this we must be mindful that those who live in these areas and travel to the club will have to conform to regulations of their residing area.

Tier 2 (high risk) regulations include:

  • People must not socialise with anybody outside of their household or support bubble in any indoor setting, whether at home or in a public place.

  • People must not socialise in a group of more than six outside.

This means you are still able to play with others from other households out on the golf course however socialising after your game will be limited to the patio and other outdoor areas.

We would ask all members and visitors to take responsibility in helping us with the implementation of these new rules.

 

Update - 12th May 2020

Following the Prime Ministers announcement yesterday we are pleased to announce that we will be re-opening both courses and driving range on Monday 18th May.

Currently the restrictions allow you to play with members of the same household and we are trying to clarify this, however at this time this restriction will apply.

For yours and others safety we have implemented the following:

  • 2 metre social distancing must be adhered to at all times when visiting the club.
  • The first tee time will be available from 7am Monday - Sunday and therefore we will not be operating any roll up tee times on Saturday & Sunday mornings. These tee times however will still be reserved for members only.

        Bookings can be made online or over the phone. Office number 01732 844785 (Opt. 1)

      PLEASE NOTE: All previously booked tee times have been cancelled and will need to be re-booked.

  •  Tee times will be available to book as of 9am tomorrow (Tuesday 12th May).
  • Entry to the clubhouse will be limited to toilets and access to the locker rooms to collect clubs etc. All showers will remain closed until further notice.
  • The bar area will be serving takeaway hot & cold drinks.
  • The Pro-Shop intend to open however are awaiting confirmation from the PGA.
  • All payments in the clubhouse will be card only and if you wish to use your club card, please top-up online if possible.

On the course the following still applies:

  • 2 metre social distancing must be adhered to at all time.
  • No congregation or large groups to gather on the tee box.
  • Groups will be limited to single players/same household and allocated tee time must be booked prior to your game.
  • Flags must be kept in place and not moved for any reason.
  • Bunker rakes have been removed and we ask you to smooth the sand using the back of your club after your shot. Please try and leave bunkers as tidy as possible for other golfers.
  • Golf buggies will be available to hire and will be sanitised before and after use.

These are the main key restrictions that we have in place and these will be reviewed regularly to ensure everyone’s safety.

I am sure everyone is keen to get back out on the course and we look forward to welcoming you all again next week.

All the best,


Greg Still
Managing Director
West Malling Golf Club


Update - 7th May 2020

We are expecting to hear how the country will be moving forward on Sunday evening with an announcement from the UK Government. 

As like yourselves we will be hearing this information for the first time and will need time to consider how this effects thing here at the club.

We will be in contact with members as soon as possible on how and when we will be able to open. 

We are currently implementing social distancing controls for everyone’s safety and more details about general day to day operations will be available soon.

We do thank you for your support and  understanding and we look forward to seeing you again soon.


All the best,

Greg Still
Managing Director
West Malling Golf Club


Temporary Closure | COVID-19

This is a message I didn’t think I would ever have to send, however...

It is with great sadness that it is now time for us to temporarily close our doors to ensure we play our part in the battle to beat the Coronavirus.

We will be doing our best to maintain the courses with a limited team but as of Tuesday 24th March, all facilities will be closed until further notice.

The unprecedented impact of Coronavirus on businesses globally is an enormous challenge and it is now that we ask all members to stand with us and your golf club.

We will continue to keep you updated with any information and please feel free to contact us via email greg@westmallinggolf.com 

On behalf of all my family, we wish you all the best, safety and health.

We will beat this together!

Greg
Managing Director
West Malling Golf Club


Update - Monday 23rd March

Please note the club lounge is now closed and we will only be serving takeaway tea/coffee & beers. Limited food will also be available.

In a further attempt to stop the spread of Coronavirus, we will no longer be accepting cash payments at the club. Please make sure you have a payment card with you and where possible contactless would be preferred. 

Buggies are now available to hire however we request these are only hired for single rider use only. After each use buggies will be sanitised before re-hire.

We will be continuing with the 'Keep The Pin In' approach during all play and have removed rakes from the bunkers. We ask that you use your club or foot to smooth over the sand once you have played your shot. Please observe and action these important measure.

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Update - Wednesday 18th March

With the recent update from our Prime Minister on Monday afternoon, we will be putting in place further measures to help improve everyone’s safety and well-being but enabling us to operate the club as efficiently as possible.

  • To reduce touch points and cross contamination we are from today implementing a 'Keep The Pin In' approach during all play. Please observe and action this important measure.
  • We would ask that everyone refrains from person to person contact and a verbal greeting encouraged.
  • Sanitising units are located in the clubhouse and lounge area.
  • Frequent sanitising of all items you might have contact with in the clubhouse including tables, chairs, door handles, taps and bathroom surfaces.
  • Where possible all internal doors will be left open to eliminate the use of door handles. This will mean for the time being the men’s changing room will remain unlocked.
  • To ensure the highest standards of hygiene and cleanliness, we will no longer be providing large condiment bottles on tables – if you’d like an individual serving please ask.
  • Cutlery for any food ordered in the lounge will come out with your food and will no longer be situated in the bar.
  • No members of staff and their families have shown any sign or symptoms of the virus as yet and have been instructed to wash their hands at least every 20 minutes.
  • The use of both downstairs and upstairs lounges are to be used to ensure a safe distance when socialising in the clubhouse.
  • We will be monitoring closely all of our team members to ensure they are fit and healthy.

Remember, you can book your tee times online if you are in anyway concerned about entering the clubhouse.

As always, we look forward to welcoming you to the club. However should the service feel a little different from usual or our team take a moment or two longer, it is with your safety and well-being in mind.

If there’s anything else we can do to make your visit more comfortable, please do let us know.

All the best,


Greg Still
Managing Director
West Malling Golf Club