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Dorking Golf Club

Play Safe, Stay Safe - Playing Golf following the lockdown

Updated 29th June 2020

Enjoy your Golf, Observe our Advice & Guidelines

Social Distancing is important at all times, from the moment you arrive at the club, during your game and on completion. It is very important that these procedures are followed at all times to help to ensure the safety of all players, staff and volunteers at the DGC.

Members have Priority Booking, any tee time not taken up by members will be offered for green fees not more than 7  days in advance.

The Club Committee along with England Golf have developed a list of  Guidelines, these are detailed below.

Tee Time Booking Conditions of Acceptance

All players must adhere to the Dorking Golf Club dress code, otherwise they will not be allowed out on to the course - no refunds will be given. If booking for others, please ensure all of your guests are made aware of this policy. All players must have their own set of clubs. Any behaviour that risks damaging the course or is likely to cause annoyance to or upset others will not be tolerated. To view the Dress Code and associated conditions, Click Here

Upon arrival, you must check in at Reception before proceeding to the first tee.

General Safety Guidelines

  • 1, 2, 3 & 4 Balls Permitted
  • Tee Time intervals 10 Minutes.
  • Please do not arrive more than 15 Minutes prior to your Tee Time.
  • A new Reception Point is available from the first window of the Marlborough Suite for Tee Bookings and Takeaway Drinks.
  • The Changing Rooms are open for the use of the Toilets, please follow the floor marking and observe one person at a time in the changing room.  Please change your shoes in the Carpark.
  • Players must not congregate together in advance or when playing.
  • A limited Beverage / Hot Drinks service will be available from the Reception for drinks on a takeway basis prior to play. Our volunteer marshals will also be selling cold drinks and beers from the buggy on the course. Feel free to stop after 9 Holes to stock up. All rubbish can be disposed of when your round is complete in the bins located at the front of the Clubhouse.
  • The Clubhouse will be open for Draught Beer and other Drink sales, please follow the floor markings and entrance from the middle patio window, observe 2m at all times and only one person is permitted in the Clubhouse. Drinks are available to be consumed on the Terrace under the Marquee  or on the old Putting Green, NO standing is permitted on the Terrace as a constant walkway is required. In the event of poor weather, the only permitted area is the Marquee which has limited seating, NO indoor seating or standing is permitted.

Playing Golf

  • Score Cards must NOT be swapped. When collecting one, please sanitise your hands prior to collecting.
  • Buggies will be for single use ONLY - Subject to Booking / Staff. Buggies must be returned to the designated 'Wash Bay'.
  • On the course, bunkers will be prepared as often as possible, rakes will not be in use and members are encouraged to repair footmarks etc. as best as possible with your foot or a club. Please feel free to improve your lie if required.
  • Flag sticks must not be touched; a gadget is installed in each hole which allows the removal of your ball using your putter head without touching anything by hand.
  • On the Putting Green, when you start putting, continue until you have holed out.
  • Do not pick up other players balls.
  • At all times maintain at least 2m distance between you and others.
  • Call Throughs which include 1 Balls should be done whilst observing social distancing.

In the event of a medical emergency, call 999 and if possible locate a player at the top of the driveway to offer directions to the emergency services. Players are reminded to carry a charged Mobile Phone at all times when playing Golf.

After Your Round

  • The Clubhouse will be open for Draught Beer and other Drink sales, please follow the floor markings and entrance from the middle patio window, observe 2m at all times and only one person is permitted in the Clubhouse. Drinks are available to be consumed on the Terrace under the Marquee  or on the old Putting Green, NO standing is permitted on the Terrace as a constant walkway is required. In the event of poor weather, the only permitted area is the Marquee which has limited seating, NO indoor seating or standing is permitted.
  • The Toilets are accessable from the Main Corridor Only






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