Golf Dundee is making plans to welcome you safely back to Caird Park Golf Course now that government restrictions for golf have been lifted. It’s not been the same without you and we want to get you back to doing what you love doing, playing golf. The course will be accessible to Golf Dundee members (season ticket holders) from Monday 1 June. We will be delighted to see you when you arrive at our facilities but you can expect things to be a little different. It is important for your safety, the safety of our staff and those around you that social distancing and other guidelines are adhered to. These changes will all be explained ahead of your visit and there will be signage to give you guidance at the venue. Our staff have been working really hard to make sure things go smoothly but we anticipate there may be some initial hiccups. We ask you that when you engage with our staff that it is done in a respectful manner and remind you that we have a zero tolerance approach to unsociable behaviour. We thank you in advance for your patience as we all adjust to this new normal and can’t wait to see you back.:

 

Advice to walkers and dog owners.

 

As Caird Park Golf Course has been closed to golfers since beginning of lockdown, many walkers and dog owners have been taking the opportunity to visit our beautiful course with it’s lush fairways and stunning views north to the Sidlaws. However, from Monday June 1 we re-open and this means that for their own safety it is not advisable for walkers and dog owners to be on the course.

 

We recognise that walkers have a right to ‘cross-over’ although this is not the same as going for a walk on the fairways. The General public are respectfully reminded to abide by the outdoor access code when crossing over the course and to keep to the pathways.

 

The greenkeepers work really hard to make sure the course is ready to open on Monday the 1st and the courses are fully booked and very busy from this date. As the outdoor access code states, the public must stay away from the greens, bunkers and avoid doing anything which could damage the playing surface. Walkers and dog owners must also not interfere with golf play. This includes allowing players to play their shot before crossing a fairway, and being still when close to someone who is about to play.

 

In addition to safety and damage concerns, dog owners are reminded to keep dogs on a short lead and that any fouling should be picked up and disposed of. It should be noted that following Scottish Golf guidance there will be no bins on the course.

 

Monday 1st June for Golf Dundee Members (season ticket holders) only.

 

We will automatically reinstate all Golf Dundee Memberships from the above date however we will not collect the first direct debit payment until July 1st. To account for the 2 weeks lost prior to lockdown, June's payments will be equal to 14 days pro-rata, with July being charged at your normal monthly direct debit.

 

Golf’s return is a great boost for us all however Golf Dundee must ensure that the government guidance regarding social distancing and travel restrictions are still adhered to. Full details on these changes are detailed here. We will continue to act on the guidelines provided and will update you as further restrictions are eased.

 


 

Opening Times

 

Until further notice, the opening times will be Monday - Sunday 7am first tee time - 7pm last tee time.

 

Booking Your Tee Time

 

Do not book golf if you are unwell, suffering with any symptoms of COVID-19 or are in the highest risk (shielded group).

 

We have been busy doing all we can to obtain email addresses for all our members so you can utilise our new booking system which is now live. If you can't access the system using the instructions below, please contact the membership team on; leisureactive@leisureandculturedundee.com to update your account.

 

Book a tee off time

 

Members of the 18 hole course will now be able to book rounds on the 9 hole course at no extra charge until capacity can be increased following government guidance of further easing of restrictions.

 

Prebooking is mandatory and can be made up to 7 days in advance. Golfers will initially be restricted to a maximum of 1 slot per day and 3 rounds per week and will be played in strict formats of individuals or two balls comprising of golfers from different or the same household. 18 hole members please note that any rounds booked on the 9 hole will be included in your weekly round allocation.

 

Rounds can now only be booked via our Online booking system; Connect and the Leisureactive & Golf Dundee app, details and instructions on how to do this are detailed here:

  • When using Connect (the online booking system) for the first time you will be required to set a password. To do this please click on the 'forgotten password' link where you will be sent a reset password link by email - please check your spam/junk as it may go in there;
  • How to book through Connect; https://youtu.be/U1YGDaCyqGc
  • How to book through the app; https://youtu.be/du-RgFNj7Ek

No golfers should arrive at the club without a pre-booked tee time, those doing so will not be permitted to play. Bookings affected by any forced closure of the courses will not be transferred.

 

Locker Room

 

Following guidance issued by Scottish Golf, locker rooms will NOT be open. Additionally Scottish Golf recommend that golfers use toilet facilities at home before leaving as there will be no availability at the course.

 

Locker rooms will be open on Thursday 28th May between the hours of 10am and 4pm to allow any members to collect their clubs. Please report to the Starters box window on arrival to collect your clubs.

 

Hire

 

We will not be hiring - clubs, trollies, buggies or selling (balls, tees, gloves etc.) at the starters box during this phase 1 of opening. We will keep this under review and expect to introduce in the days and weeks ahead.

 

Arriving at the Course

 

From Monday 1st June, it is essential that you arrive only a short time (10 - 15 minutes maximum) before your tee time. If you are on site earlier than this, please remain in your car until 10 minutes before your tee off time. Park in such a way as to maintain social distancing requirements and please change your shoes at your car.

 

Golfers for both 18 & 9 Holes must report to the starter’s box window on arrival for registration.

 

Warming Up

 

Initially the practice putting green and practice area will be closed but we are working to have these available in due course.

 

Course Condition

 

During Lockdown the Greenstaff had to follow strict measures set out by the governing bodies regarding essential maintenance on the courses. Despite these challenging regulations and working throughout the lockdown, idVerde staff have done a wonderful job; the courses are looking fantastic and are ready to go.

 

In the days ahead please be patient with the Greenstaff as they continue their work to improve the courses following the weeks of lockdown restrictions; some of which remain in place. With all this in mind you may notice reduced pace on the greens and some other areas where the staff are working to improve the course conditions. - this is an ongoing process.

 

Playing Your Golf Round

 

Scorecards should be used sparingly, if at all and must not be exchanged.

 

Initially bunkers will be GUR. When in use (which will be soon) do your best to smooth the sand, after your shot, with your feet and/or your club.

 

Course furniture has been removed where possible and any remaining has been covered and must not be used.

 

Stakes must not be touched or removed and are to be treated as immovable obstructions.

 

During this first phase of opening, no flag sticks will be present on the greens to reduce the opportunity for the virus to spread to staff and golfers. Holes are of a much reduced depth allowing retrieval of your ball with reduced risk of contamination.

 

Social distancing and common sense must be exercised at all times.

 

Completion of Your Round

 

On completion of your round we would ask that you understand this brings an end to your social time on the course. After putting out you should return directly to your car to change shoes and put your equipment in the car then leave. By remaining socially distanced at all times you will help keep golf open.

 

Keeping in Touch

 

To stay up to date with any further developments keep an eye on our website at golfdundee.co.uk

 

We look forward to welcoming you back to the courses.
Golf Dundee Membership Team