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Royal Birkdale Golf Club

New rules and how they affect golf days and groups

I hope you can appreciate changes from the government in terms of hosting events will have an effect on how we operate as a Club until further notice.

The new legislation, 'rule of six', states that players should not be in groups bigger than six and they should not socialise with anyone else outside that group. A golfing event is classed as a sport, not a social gathering, therefore, restrictions while the game is being played are not applicable, however, we will need to make changes to the pre and post-golf arrangements.

Our policy moving forward is that golf events are still welcome with the following restrictions:

  • Organisers will be required to organise their players into their golfing groups (2, 3 or 4 ball) and allocate their tee time prior to their visit.
  • Avoid players arriving at the same time if using the clubhouse prior to your round.
  • The Club will need a register of all players full names and their contact details as well as the groups they are playing with at least 24 hours before the date of the event. Any subsequent changes will need to be communicated as soon as possible.
  • Once the players are in their groups they must not 'socialise' with members of any other group. We understand this is difficult but legislation demands it
  • Under normal weather conditions, we are unable to provide changing rooms, players are welcome to change their shoes in the car park and socialise in golf clothing.
  • If the weather is due to be inclement on the day we would encourage groups to bring a change of clothes and the locker rooms can be opened under strictly controlled conditions, no showers will be available under any circumstances.
  • Face coverings must be worn in all indoor areas with the exception of when taking refreshments.
  • Table service will be fully operational in the clubhouse, please do not go to the bar to order.

We would respectfully ask that that you fill in the below form and tick that you agree to adhere to these conditions. As the above is part of legislation the Club staff have been instructed to remind anyone who are not adhering to the these stipulations of their responsibilities and will in extreme cases of non complience ask people to leave. We would like to avoid this happening at all costs.

In-spite of all these additional restrictions all the staff at Royal Birkdale will do everything to ensure an enjoyable experience and we very much look forward to welcoming you to the Club for your event. 









As the above is part of government legislation the Club staff have been instructed to remind anyone who are not adhering to the the stipulations of their responsibilities and will in extreme cases of non-complience, ask people to leave. We want to avoid this happening at all costs.





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