19th March 2021

Carlyon Bay Golf Course Reopens

With the reopening of the course just a few short weeks away, we can’t wait to welcome you all back to The Carlyon Bay Golf Club.

During the closure, our greenkeepers have been busy nurturing the course through what has been a very wet winter. As conditions have improved, so has the course and thanks to our team following the winter plan we had in place, our agronomist was more than impressed with the condition of the course, especially the playing surfaces on his most recent visit carried out alongside our Course Manager, Head Greenkeeper and myself.

With another two weeks to go, I’m confident the course will be in a great place considering the time of year, for you all to enjoy. The team and I look forward to welcoming you back to the first tee from the 29th March.

Warm Regards

Matthew Brend
The Carlyon Bay Golf Club

We will be working using the latest England Golf Play Safe, Stay Safe framework and we respectfully ask that all our members follow these guidelines to ensure that everyone remains safe.

Government Rules:

  • Any member showing symptoms of Covid-19 must not visit the golf course
  • All players must follow the Government rules concerning social distancing and maintain a distance of two metres between themselves and other people they encounter at the club
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth as much as possible
  • If you cough or sneeze do so into a disposable tissue or the crook of your arm so as to avoid spreading germs
  • Please bring your own hand sanitiser

General Information:

  • The golf course & car park is only open if you want to play golf
  • The practice ground & putting green will open between 8 am and 5 pm daily and please follow the guidance
  • The golf clubhouse, terrace, changing rooms & toilet facilities remain closed until further notice. If you have clubs/equipment stored in the changing rooms they will need to be collected at a pre-arranged time by calling the Pro Shop on 01726 814228 and cannot be placed back in the locker
  • The toilet is available on the 13th tee for members should it be required, please follow the guidelines in place
  • The Pro shop will be manned between 8 am & 5 pm daily and should you need to contact him they can be contacted on 01726 814228
  • All bins and benches will be out of use and so please take home any rubbish once you have finished your round
  • Buggies & trolleys are available to hire from the Pro Shop
  • A hand sanitising station is in place by the 1st tee
  • The Pro Shop will be manned 8am – 5pm daily and is also available for Click & Collect
  • The various sections will have their usual slots reserved and club competitions will take place with the changes listed below

Booking your tee-time

  • Tee times must be booked in advance using the BRS System and roll-up play is not permitted. Only bona-fide members have access to book their tee-times. 4-balls are allowed but please ensure social distancing rules are adhered to. Should you require a reminder of your login or need your password resetting, please email golf@carlyonbay.com with your full-name
  • Caddies are allowed, however, the group playing must not exceed six persons
  • An 8-minute interval has been agreed upon between tee times
  • All tee-times must have a valid member name and please only book times that you will use. Initially, we will not have a maximum number of tee-times per 7 day period, however, should we need to bring this in we do reserve the right
  • Members can only book tee-times if their membership has been fully paid up
  • The BRS system will allow for members to book 10 days prior and each day will go live at 8am

Arrival at the Golf Club:

  • Please do not arrive prior to 10 minutes before your tee-time and if you do, please remain in your car
  • Where possible, please leave a car park space between you and the next car to ensure social distancing can be implemented
  • Please go to the Pro Shop Window to register prior to your tee-time and follow the one-way system that is in place
  • Should you wish to collect your clubs from the changing room, you must use the NHS QR Code poster or leave your contact details with the Pro Shop
  • Please follow all social distancing signs and guidelines that have been implemented on the course


  • Scorecards will be available but they may not be exchanged
  • Use only your clubs
  • Ball-removers are in place on all holes. Please use your putter to raise them to remove your ball. Signage is in place on each flagstick
  • All bunker rakes have been removed, please use your foot or club to smooth over for the following players
  • Ball cleaners have been covered and benches have been taped off
  • Normal Rules of Etiquette apply if you are holding players up, but please ensure social distancing is adhered to
  • Handrails remain in place and please wipe down if used
  • Golfers must maintain appropriate social distancing at teeing areas due to the normal close proximity of golfers to one another when tee shots are being played and also on putting greens
  • Golfers to maintain appropriate social distancing when walking to the ball, searching for a ball, and playing shots
  • Golfers not to touch stray balls
  • A one-way system is in place as you leave the course
  • On completion of your round, please vacate the car park immediately

Members Competitions

  • The usual times for all our sections are reserved and competitions will be taking place
  • Competition entry can be made by using the HowDidIDo App
  • Please pay your entry fee with the Golf Professional using contactless technology prior to starting your round
  • You may enter your scores using the Club V1 App, the HowDidIDo App or alternatively, you may send a photo of your scorecard to your competition organiser
  • The PSI units are currently not allowed to be used
  • A verbal acknowledgment between players is acceptable on scores achieved
  • No presentations may take place and results will be posted on the app and website. Any vouchers won, may be collected from the Pro Shop.

After your round

  • All members & visitors must vacate the course as soon as possible and leave the car park immediately
  • Please refrain from meeting with other players and enjoying refreshments in the car-park

A risk assessment has been undertaken to ensure the safety and well-being of our members & staff in compliance with government regulations and allow members to enjoy the golf course, whilst minimising the risk to anyone contracting Covid-19.

Play Safe, Stay Safe

BRS Online Golf Tee Times

If anybody is unable to remember their password or login for BRS Golf, please email golf@carlyonbay.com and we will send these to you.