04/07/2020 Clubhouse and Bar Protocol

Covid -19 Regulations are allowing Clubs to Open on 4th July 2020
DGC – Play- Stay-safe. Clubhouse & Bar Guidelines – Keeping you safe

Dunnerholme Golf Club COVID-19 Rules. ‘Play Safe, Stay Safe’ with the health and safety and wellbeing of our members and employees at the forefront of all our actions. Below is a step by step guide to ‘staying safe’ whilst enjoying refreshments inside the Clubhouse Bar or outside seating areas.

Access to the Clubhouse Bar and seating area’s will be available on Competition Days and by arrangement for Visiting Parties.

In Order to provide a ‘COVID-19 secure environment’ the Clubhouse Team have undertaken a ‘one off’ Risk Assessment. They have completed the checklist for Health & Safety measures provided by HS&E and England Golf’s Play Safe, Stay Safe Framework – ALL have been rigorously followed.

Enhanced cleaning Protocols and sanitising of all high contact surfaces has been undertaken prior to opening and will continue, at periodic intervals, during opening hours. Two Perspex protective screens have been fitted across the bar counter for the protection and safety of customers and staff.

Seating arrangements throughout the Clubhouse have been altered in support of the advised social distancing requirements. Extra seating and tables have been provided outside the Clubhouse and putting green area (subject to weather conditions).

The Clubhouse Seating Capacity is limited to :- 28

Outside Seating/Table Capacity is limited to:-   16

Putting Green Seating Capacity is limited to:-     8

As you may expect, there are safety measures that we all need to support, for the benefit of everyone!


Members/Guests who are displaying any COVID-19 related symptoms, high temperature, cough, loss of sense of taste/smell etc., or have been in contact with anyone displaying these symptoms are requested not to visit the Club.

  • Inside Seating –please do not rearrange any tables and chairs from their original settings.
  • Outside Seating – upon arrival, only occupy tables that are free, cleared and santised. The four Outside tables seat a maximum of 4 per table. 
  • Putting Green Seating – this is perimeter seating with no tables. Maximum of x2 persons per bench seat.
  • Due to the limited space and social distancing requirements it is not possible to stand in the bar area, socialising. Members should find an available seat.

Please be aware that waiting times may be slightly longer than usual, given the Protocols implemented to ensure everyone’s safety.
Cash payments will be accepted.
Groups are restricted according to table size. 
Tables and chairs should not be repositioned by anyone other than the clubhouse team. 4 persons maximum per group unless from same household.
‘Track & Trace’ requirements – 
On arrival members/guests will be requested to provide their name/contact details, in support the government guidelines. This information will be stored for 21 days. 
One-way service system will be in place
 – access via the putting green patio door, proceed to bar and wait in designated spaces, exit via rear clubhouse door. ‘Pedestrian traffic flow’ is indicated by signage and arrows – please follow the signs to enter and exit the clubhouse area
At the end of your visit leave all items on the table. The table setting will be cleared and sanitised by a member of the team
Ladies/Gents Toilet facility is a mixed facility, accessed via rear entrance door of the clubhouse.
Hand sanitiser is available for your use in various locations -bar counter, psi touch screens, and also on the entrance/exit of toilet facility.

  • Window Blinds, windows –members/guests are requested not to adjust the blinds of window openings. Please notify a member of the team if there is a problem.
  • TV – sports stations are available to watch. Unfortunately we are unable to have the sound turned on.

These are typical requirements being introduced across golf clubhouses and require all our support to ensure the safety of members, guest’s and the clubhouse team.

Any infringement of the ‘Clubhouse Protocols during COVID-19’ will not be tolerated and repeat offenders may be requested to leave the premises. 

We understand that lockdown restrictions are easing but please understand that these are difficult conditions  for all of us. Enjoying a drink and a craic after golf will not be as we’ve experienced before but we are doing our very best to ensure your safety. These protocols are subject to change, as we find better ways to manage the situation.