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Haydock Park Golf Club

Winter Policy

From 12th October 2020 until further notice

GREEN STATUS:

The course is open to all and no restrictions are in place apart from:

  • Buggies – Allowed by registered users only, bookings in advance preferred and medical certification identified
  • Trolley’s (Electric/Pull/Push) – Must have winter/hedgehog or similar wheels fitted
  • Winter mats for fairways are not compulsory but we would appreciate if players would use one
  • We would also appreciate it for those that are able if you could carry your golf bags

AMBER STATUS:

The course is open to all however the following restrictions are in place:

  • Buggies – Allowed by registered users only, bookings in advance preferred and medical certification identified
  • Trolley’s (Electric/Pull/Push) – Must have winter/hedgehog or similar wheels fitted
  • Fairway mats MUST  be used, or alternatively golfers must lift ball and play from first cut of rough – Nearest point to where the ball lies
  • We would also appreciate it for those that are able if you could carry your golf bags

RED STATUS:

The course is open however the following restrictions are in place:

  • Buggies - Allowed by registered users only, bookings in advance preferred and medical certification identified. Ideally keep in the rough where possible, but can go on the fairway if its drier, please use common sense
  • Trolley’s (Electric/Pull/Push) – Must have winter/hedgehog or similar wheels fitted. Ideally keep in the rough where possible. but can go on the fairway if its drier, please use common sense.

  • Fairway mats MUST  be used, or alternatively golfers must lift ball and play from first cut of rough – Nearest point to where ball lies

  • We highly recommend for those that are able to carry their bags or use a half set, lighter bags on the buggy/trolley etc

Local Winter Rules 2020-2021

Fairway Protection Policy

When the status of the course is Green we would ask all golfers to please use a fairway mat, but this is not compulsory or take their ball to the first cut of rough (nearest point)

When the status of the course is either Amber or Red the following rule will be in force: A ball lying on the Fairway or “closely mown area” can be lifted, cleaned and placed on a fairway mat within 6” (not nearer the hole) of its original position unless a putter is being used for the next shot. If a player does not want to use a fairway mat then the ball can be lifted and cleaned but then must be placed in the first cut of rough at the nearest point to where the ball was on the fairway.

Play from Inside the green staked/roped areas

If a player’s ball is in between the green staked/roped line and the green they may play the ball as it lies and do not need to use a fairway mat or move the ball to the first cut of rough.

In the Rough and Plugged Balls

Preferred Lies are now in operation on all closely mown areas and in the rough A ball in the rough may be lifted, cleaned and “placed” without penalty within 6” of its original place but NOT nearer the hole, the ball must be marked before it is lifted. The use of fairway mats is not allowed in the rough. Exception: A player may not obtain relief under this Local Rule if the ball is clearly in an unplayable position.

Relief in Bunkers

If you are in a bunker you may without penalty mark your ball, lift and clean it, rake the area and then replace it within 6” of original position but no nearer the hole. 

Temporary Greens

Temporary Greens are ALL Ground Under Repair and players must take full relief no nearer to the hole.











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