Pontnewydd Golf Club
Tel : +44 (0)1633 482 170
COVID - 19 LATEST UPDATE
GOLF COURSE & CLUBHOUSE
FOR MEMBERS & NON MEMBERS
DUE TO "FIREBREAK" RESTRICTIONS IMPOSED BY WELSH GOVERNMENT WE WILL BE
CLOSED FROM 6.00pm FRIDAY 23rd OCTOBER UNTIL REGULATIONS PERMIT REOPENING.
MESSAGE FROM CLUB SECRETARY
The arrangements for Friday 23rd October are
1st tee will close at 4:30pm
All players must be off the course by 6pm.
Flags & tee blocks will be removed.
The bar will close at 5:30pm
The premises will be locked and secured at 6pm.
We will open when regulations permit.
Please take care and look forward to seeing you all soon.
Tee Time Booking (Click Here)
BOOK TEE TIMES HERE
Find My Results & Handicap
Click on the Icon to open the Master Scoreboard site, this will give you the chance to book a gtee time (under the COVID 19 code of conduct, you must book a tee time to play)..... The site will also give you latest updated results for Club Competitions and will allow you to check on your current / latest Handicap
New fixtures have been published and tri-fold booklets are available from the Spikes Bar or Office
Non Members Note
The Club is now able to allow non members to play, however you must make first contact the secretary / office and book and agree a date/day and tee time before you are allowed to attend at the course....
You will not be able to just turn up on the "Off Chance" of getting a game.
You will be expected to conform with the current COVID - 19 Codes of Conduct.
PLAYER AND COURSE UPDATE
AUGUST 2nd 2020
Following the most recent government announcement and confirmation from Wales Golf, the club will re-open on Monday 18th May. But please remember we are governed by the Welsh Government and their rules vary in comparison with those in England. The rules will be reviewed and will be updated in line with the latest Welsh Government, R&A and Wales Golf guidelines.
Playing golf is seen as a privilege, so members of the club must adhere to the rules and processes set out in this document. Failure to do so will result in the member/s being suspended from membership for a period and if it becomes common knowledge the possibility of the club being fined and closed. It has been implied that if a club breaks the rules it may jeopardise the future of golf until the end of current crisis.
The golf course and toilets will open from Monday 18th May from 7:30am until 6:30pm to members only SOCIAL DISTANCING 2 METRE RULE MUST BE OBEYED AT ALL TIMES. 4 balls are permitted The 8th will be out of play due to the alterations being made BY THE GREENS STAFF during the week but will be open on the weekends. Tee-times must be booked in advance using Master Scoreboard or by phoning the club between 9am and 2pm. If you have not booked a tee-time you will be unable to play Golfers must arrive no more than 15 minutes before their tee-time Shoes must be changed in the car park as there will be no changing facilities in the clubhouse. After your round, travel home safely at your earliest opportunity.
In the initial period following the course re-opening, access to the course is limited to members To access the course, all golfers must have a pre-booked tee-time booking. Booking a tee-time is compulsory. You can only book a tee-time for yourself and the other member who you are playing with. Tee-times are available from 7.30am to 6:30pm each day. Tee-time intervals will be 8 minutes. Golfers should travel to the club alone, or with a member of the same household. Please arrive at the club no more than 15 minutes prior to your reserved tee time Always observe social distancing Buggies will be available for use by one person. The buggy will be sanitised after use so will be ready for use. Please dress for golf and change footwear by your car as you cannot change in the locker rooms.
The practice nets and practice area will be open – sanitiser will be is available for your use. The putting green will be open but no more than 2 players can use the area and they must maintain Social Distancing
Club House Facilities
Clubhouse hours are 7.15am – 7pm, for coffee
A Sanitizer unit is available outside the clubhouse - please use it Sanitiser units are available in the club house please make use of them Access is strictly via the member’s entrance door Bar Facilities
The function room bar will be open.
A screen has been put up to protect the staff and the members.
You must purchase your drink with your membership card.
Please top up your card with a bank card rather than cash.
You must enter the function room via the double doors and leave via the double doors leading to the patio after buying your drink.
Please do not linger.
A one-way system is in operation and must be adhered to. Toilets will be cleaned and sanitised regularly, so please follow guidelines and wash your hands thoroughly and use the hand sanitizers provided.
A one out one in protocol is in operation.
Outside the club chairs have been placed at 2 metre distance and must not be moved.
The wooden tables can accommodate 2 people.
The club has seating to accommodate 48 people.
You must drink responsibly and if you drink too much to behave responsibly, we will ask you to leave.
It is vital that 2 metre social distancing is adhered to.
On the Course
Social distancing must be observed throughout the round, particularly on tees and greens.
There will be one set of yellow or white tee markers for men, one set of red for ladies. Rubbish bins have been removed
Bunker rakes will be removed; players can lift and place within 6 inches in a bunker Flagsticks are to remain in the hole and must not be touched
Do not double back to play again if a ball is lost, unplayable, or in a penalty area
Please do not practise on the golf course
Golfers must refrain from contact
Competitions and knock out competitions are being organised by the various sections within the club.
• Saturday competitions will start on 13th June
• Ladies competitions will start on 1st July with the alternate day starting on Saturday 27th June
• Seniors competitions will start on July 8th
A self-entry system using handicap master has been installed to allow the entry of scores by the player, rather than people checking cards. All tee times for competitions will be booked via master score board Following guidelines issued by Wales Golf there will be no external matches until further notice, this will be reviewed on a regular basis.
Please note that all the regulations referred to above are from the Welsh Government.
THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR SUPPORT.
PLEASE DO NOT VISIT THE CLUB
IF YOU HAVE ANY COVID-19 SYMPTOMS
IF YOU ARE IN SELF ISOLATION DUE TO YOU/ A HOUSEHOLD MEMBER DISPLAYING SYMPTOMS
IF YOU HAVE BEEN OUT OF THE UK WITHIN THE LAST 14 DAYS.
PLEASE FOLLOW GOVERNMENT ADVICE ABOUT SOCIAL DISTANCING AND SELF ISOLATION.
Finally, and perhaps most importantly, please remember to look after yourself, check in regularly with family and friends and help those who need it.
For up-to-date information about the COVID-19 outbreak, visit:
For up-to-date information about the COVID-19 outbreak, visit:
Public Health Wales Advice
World Health Organization, Rolling updates on coronavirus disease (COVID-19) https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/events-as-they-happen.
Secretary Pontnewydd Golf Club.
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WELCOME to Pontnewydd Golf Club.....
We are debatably the Oldest Golf Club in Wales, the course was established in 1875, over 140 years ago, and our aim now, as was then, is to provide quality, affordable golf to members and visitors in a safe and friendly environment. In short...
Golf for One & All
We are officially classed as a 9 hole course, but by combining the 11 different greens and various additional tee box areas we have, by playing the course a second time it becomes an 18 hole course.
If you are a High or Low Handicap player the course will test your golfing ability and for the busy workingman or woman with little spare time and find it difficult to play a full 18 holes, we are the ideal answer, play 9 and be back at the Club House (not stranded mid course as is the case on many other "Full" 18 hole Clubs).
We are a small friendly Club, we offer a very warm welcome to all so don't delay come and play... Give us a try, you won't regret it and even if your golf is off on that day the on course views across the valley and Bristol Channel towards Ilfracombe are amazing.
We look forward to seeing you.