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Golf courses allowing visitors ?

  • 25-05-2020 10:09pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 11 Kkerr


    Hi all,
    I'm not a member anywhere as we usually just play different courses based on online deals.
    All the courses we know are applying the GUI guidance and not allowing visitors until 29th June.
    Are there any pay and play courses in greater Dublin area that are open to visitors now? Not trying to break rules, just wondering if are visitor only courses who are allowed to open.
    Dying for a game, especially in this weather!
    Thanks


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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,017 ✭✭✭ bigtimecharlie


    Right behind you here. Can't wait to get out but non member of a club has kept me in the garden putting for the open😬


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,060 ✭✭✭ Ollieboy


    Most clubs won’t have any space at the weekend due to social distancing and pricing will be high due to massive demand, so my advice, join a club.


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,841 ✭✭✭ fred funk }{


    Guests of members from June 8th.


  • Registered Users Posts: 553 ✭✭✭ morrga


    Some clubs are taking guest green fees. The obvious place to look are those maybe rural and or with low membership numbers. Not all clubs have heaving time sheets.


  • Registered Users Posts: 25,518 ✭✭✭✭ GreeBo


    morrga wrote: »
    Some clubs are taking guest green fees. The obvious place to look are those maybe rural and or with low membership numbers. Not all clubs have heaving time sheets.

    Which clubs? Is this not against the regulations?


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  • Registered Users Posts: 12,308 ✭✭✭✭ prawnsambo


    morrga wrote: »
    Some clubs are taking guest green fees. The obvious place to look are those maybe rural and or with low membership numbers. Not all clubs have heaving time sheets.
    Are you sure? I know some clubs are doing membership offers and even one month memberships like New Forest.


  • Registered Users Posts: 144 ✭✭ Finlay Harp


    Look for somewhere that has a golf course possibly attached to a hotel. Ballymascanlan near Dundalk and Slieve Russell are two I can think of.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,327 ✭✭✭ brick tamland


    I believe Glen Mill is Open for vistors, non GUI as only par 3

    Probably a few others similar without GUI affiliation. The par 3/pitch and putt in finglas was open too I believe.

    Is there any non GUI gold course about? the only one I can think of in Ireland are Hogs Head ( no chance of a game there ) and Ballymascanlon near Dundalk.

    Roganstown wasn't adhering to regulations before the second restrictions, 2 courses there. Maybe pick up the phone and ask.

    We should do u a list


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,331 mike12


    I believe Glen Mill is Open for vistors, non GUI as only par 3

    Probably a few others similar without GUI affiliation. The par 3/pitch and putt in finglas was open too I believe.

    Is there any non GUI gold course about? the only one I can think of in Ireland are Hogs Head ( no chance of a game there ) and Ballymascanlon near Dundalk.

    Roganstown wasn't adhering to regulations before the second restrictions, 2 courses there. Maybe pick up the phone and ask.

    We should do u a list

    Roganstown are members only


  • Registered Users Posts: 701 ✭✭✭ Golfhead65


    Look for somewhere that has a golf course possibly attached to a hotel. Ballymascanlan near Dundalk and Slieve Russell are two I can think of.

    Hearsay..can't come on here and name courses like that


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  • Registered Users Posts: 12,308 ✭✭✭✭ prawnsambo


    Golfhead65 wrote: »
    Hearsay..can't come on here and name courses like that
    Ballymascanlon seem to be taking green fees. From their website:
    The golf course at Ballymascanlon House Hotel will reopen on Monday 18th of May 2020.

    Monday to Thursday - 9 or 18 Holes - All Day - €25.00
    Friday/ Saturday / Sunday - 9 or 18 Holes - All Day - €35.00

    Edit: Slieve Russell don't allow visitor booking until June 8th.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,327 ✭✭✭ brick tamland


    GreeBo wrote: »
    Which clubs? Is this not against the regulations?

    Not against regulations, against GUI guidance. 5km is regulations but that s a different thing

    Look for courses without GUI affiliation.


  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 15,992 Mod ✭✭✭✭ slave1


    Mod note

    Stay away from discussions on travel distance restrictions please


  • Registered Users Posts: 14,588 ✭✭✭✭ Seve OB


    i've heard of a club who are allowing members guests :(


  • Registered Users Posts: 144 ✭✭ Finlay Harp


    Golfhead65 wrote: »
    Hearsay..can't come on here and name courses like that

    It’s not hearsay when I played Ballymascanlan last Tuesday and have played Slieve Russell as a non member last September


  • Registered Users Posts: 780 ✭✭✭ thewobbler


    In the interests of balance, the Ballymascanlon doesn’t have any members.


  • Registered Users Posts: 83 ✭✭ Deporhostia


    Presumably when the next phase starts, and members can bring guests, those guests don’t have to be GUI affiliated? Correct me if I am wrong please


  • Registered Users Posts: 701 ✭✭✭ Golfhead65


    It’s not hearsay when I played Ballymascanlan last Tuesday and have played Slieve Russell as a non member last September

    You could have played anywhere last September so what relevance does that have now ??


  • Registered Users Posts: 14,588 ✭✭✭✭ Seve OB


    morrga wrote: »
    Some clubs are taking guest green fees. The obvious place to look are those maybe rural and or with low membership numbers. Not all clubs have heaving time sheets.

    they should not be. while they can't be expected to police the 5km rule, to accept green fees would be a total disregard to the rule and they should be made pay the consequences.
    Not against regulations, against GUI guidance. 5km is regulations but that s a different thing

    Look for courses without GUI affiliation.

    no, it goes against the regulations laid out by the government and has nothing do do with GUI affiliation
    Q. Can I pay a green fee to play at my local course?
    A. The basis on which golf has been permitted, by Government, to restart from 18th May includes a provision that golf is for members only in phase 1. The inclusion of guests and/or visitors may have resulted in a later return for all golfers. Ireland is still in the serious stages of a public health emergency and golf must ensure it plays its part in limiting the spread of the virus, including limiting movement (including cross-border) and making contact tracing easier for the authorities. In Phase 2, members will be permitted to bring guests, provided their club permits them to do so, whilst Phase 3 will see the return of visitors.


  • Registered Users Posts: 381 ✭✭ Danny dyers double


    Stepaside par 3 is open to public. Obviously ring before and book a slot with them


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  • Registered Users Posts: 142 ✭✭ londonred


    Malahide Castle Par 3 is open need to book a few days in advance.


  • Registered Users Posts: 144 ✭✭ Finlay Harp


    Golfhead65 wrote: »
    You could have played anywhere last September so what relevance does that have now ??

    You’re a pedantic prick.

    Mod Note:No need for that


  • Registered Users Posts: 553 ✭✭✭ morrga


    GreeBo wrote: »
    Which clubs? Is this not against the regulations?

    Clubs need to survive.


  • Registered Users Posts: 14,588 ✭✭✭✭ Seve OB


    morrga wrote: »
    Clubs need to survive.

    so do plenty of other businesses. but i don't see them opening their doors when they shouldn't be


  • Registered Users Posts: 12,308 ✭✭✭✭ prawnsambo


    Seve OB wrote: »
    so do plenty of other businesses. but i don't see them opening their doors when they shouldn't be
    I kow of a good few businesses that adopted ingenious ways of staying open whilst being closed.


  • Registered Users Posts: 25,518 ✭✭✭✭ GreeBo


    morrga wrote: »
    Clubs need to survive.

    Yeah, they should probably start fencing stuff too, as a top up.


  • Registered Users Posts: 14,588 ✭✭✭✭ Seve OB


    prawnsambo wrote: »
    I kow of a good few businesses that adopted ingenious ways of staying open whilst being closed.

    Well open and operating might be slightly different but they have been clever and stayed within the rules and kudos to them.
    For a golf club to allow Visitors play because they “need to survive” is clearly against the rules.

    Let them come up with ingenious ways to operate and fair play. Not really sure how it is possible though but it’s only a couple of weeks..........


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,331 mike12


    Hear there are some courses charging a small joining fee and then you play the full green fee every time you play.
    Way of getting around no green fees for the first 2 phases.


  • Registered Users Posts: 737 ✭✭✭ Whiplash85


    Fermoy golf club charge €800 a year to join and are now charging €5 for each time you book a game on the BRS. Are there any other clubs succumbing to those levels of greed.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 12,308 ✭✭✭✭ prawnsambo


    Whiplash85 wrote: »
    Fermoy golf club charge €800 a year to join and are now charging €5 for each time you book a game on the BRS. Are there any other clubs succumbing to those levels of greed.
    You need to be sure it's greed and not necessity.


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