Covid-19 Playing Restrictions

Following the extended closure of all golf courses due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Beauchief Golf Course was re-opened for play on Thursday 14th May to 2 ball groups. After a 2 week delay following advice from the Sheffield Director of Public Health, play in 4 ball groups was re-instated from Monday 15th June.

When you arrive at the course to play there are some guidelines on what you should do, as shown in the video below. Advance booking is mandatory so do NOT come if you have not booked a tee time.

Preferred Lies in Bunkers

Whilst Covid-19 regulations continue to prohibit the use of rakes in bunkers, this rule will remain in force. Twice weekly raking of bunkers has been promised by green staff as well as other essential maintenance.

In short, a ball lying in a bunker can be played as it lies OR can be placed within 6", no nearer the hole, still in the bunker. No smoothing of the bunker is permitted whilst taking this free relief but it is expected that players make best efforts to smooth their tracks after playing their shot. 

The General Penalty (2 strokes or loss of hole) will apply for any breaches of this Temporary Local Rule. 

The full wording of the rule can be viewed below.

Flagsticks Must Not be Removed

Due to Covid-19 restrictions, and in accordance with official guidance from both the R & A and England Golf, all flagsticks must remain in the hole and not be touched or removed during the course of play. The usual option to putt with the flagstick in or out of the hole is hereby withdrawn until restrictions permit otherwise.

For a first offence, the General Penalty (2 strokes or loss of hole) will apply for a breach of this Temporary Local Rule. Any subsequent offence will result in Disqualification.

The full wording of the rule can be viewed below. 

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