As businesses across the country implement measures to safeguard their staff, customers and the general public, we want to assure you that we’re no different. Our team at Elmgreen Golf Club has implemented a robust action plan to provide a safe environment for our members, guests, and visitors to continue to enjoy playing the course.
The Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Tony Holohan has been clear in his advice that physical exercise is good for our mental well-being. We continue to monitor the situation and evolve our planning and implementation of hygiene measures to increase members’ and guests’ safety whilst at the club.
Before you play
- All golf, where possible should be booked on-line in advance of play
- Player registration before entering the course is mandatory for all members, guests, and casual visitors.
- Guests and visitors will be asked to provide their name, mobile, and email to enable contact tracing in the event of a confirmed case from a player or staff member
- The Club will now only accept card payments to avoid cash handling
In the Clubhouse
- Signage is visible at all wash areas to advise on hygiene best practice
- Sanitisers are available in the Pro Shop – please take a portion and return the bottle for the benefit of others
- Staff continue to use medical gloves and are sanitising regularly
- Locker rooms will remain closed, except for the toilet facilities
- All competition scorecards should be entered using pens to avoid contact with the touchscreens
On the Driving Range
- Please bring exact change for the range machine
- Alternatively, you can avail of Range Tap Cards for €10, €20 or €30 in the Pro Shop
On the course
- All shotgun start events will now be timesheet events to avoid crowding
- Buggies are cleaned thoroughly, daily
- Ball washers and towels have been removed
- Please putt with the flag in at all times throughout your game
- Please observe a placed lie local rule in all bunkers to avoid the use of rakes
As a reminder please continue to exercise social distancing, handwashing and minimum contact throughout the Club, avoiding handshakes and high fives.
We appreciate the inconvenience these additional steps may have to your usual membership experience. Though your own and fellow members’ and guests’ safety whilst at the club is our priority.
“Our message does not mean stay at home and hide. It can be appropriate for people to take walks and other exercise. Physical exercise is also important mentally. Reducing discretionary social activities does not mean necessarily hiding in the home. “
Dr. Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer
We hope that these comprehensive steps allow you to keep enjoying this great game, getting outside, exercising and escaping (social) media during this unprecedented period. Thank you for your continued support in assisting the club to remain open for golf during this time.
David Reilly | Director of Golf