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Golf Code of Conduct COVID-19

The golf experience at Bovey Castle has been adjusted to ensure compliance with government guidelines. The full code of conduct is detailed below


Course Opening Times 

Everyday 8.00am – 5.00pm

Course Access and Booking

To access the course, a player must:

  • Comply with Government Guidelines at all times.
  • Not be in self-isolation or displaying COVID-19 symptoms.
  • Be an active member whose subscription has been paid in full.

Non-Members must have pre-paid for their round

  • Have made a booking by calling or preferably emailing golf@boveycastle.com .
  • 3 & 4 balls are now bookable, however social distancing must be adhered to at all times
  • Members and visitors cannot turn up and play without a booking


Before play

  • Golfers should travel to the course alone, or with members of the same household.
  • You should aim to arrive no more than 20 minutes before your tee off time.
  • The golf carpark is open. Please park with an adequate distance between vehicles to allow for social distancing.
  • Golf buggies and trolleys will be available for hire at the normal rates (Buggy £35.00 and a pull trolley £5.00) and will be sanitised before collection
  • To comply with social distancing, you must arrive at the 1st tee no more than 5 minutes before your tee time, keeping 2 metres apart from other golfers at all times.
  • The changing rooms will remain closed. Golfers are asked to arrive in golfing attire and change your shoes in the carpark
  • The pro shop is open, a maximum of two people in the shop at any time.
  • The driving range will remain closed
  • Rental clubs are available and are sanitised before and after rounds.


During your round

  • Golfers must adhere to the social distancing rules at all times, maintaining a minimum distance of 2 metres
  • There will be 10 minute intervals between tee times,
  • Flagsticks should be left in throughout the round and not touched. The cup has been upturned to ensure the ball partially remains above green level to ease removal
  • Putt’s within 12 inches should be considered as a gimme
  • Please do not pick up another player’s club or ball, or make contact with their golf bag or trolley
  • Please accept the bunkers as you find them, rakes have been removed for your safety. Please smooth over with your foot or golf club to leave a satisfactory surface for the next player
  • Do not attempt to retrieve balls from the water hazards. All ball catchers have been removed from the course
  • Do not pick up stray balls
  • Some litter bins are in use on the course
  • Ball washers will be taken out of commission until further notice
  • If a ball is lost or unplayable, golfers must not go back to play the shot again to avoid congestion on the course
  • If you meet members of the public on the bridle path, please stand aside at a safe distance and allow them to pass whilst practicing good social distancing
  • The Halfway House and benches around the course will remain open. Please observe social distancing


After your round

  • In an effort to maintain social distancing, when your round is complete please leave the course and the estate immediately


We will review this new code of conduct on a weekly basis and make any amendments we feel are appropriate to ensure your continued safety.


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