As we navigate through these challenging times, here at Haigh Woodland Park Golf Course, we are committed to providing a safe environment for everyone to begin enjoying golf once more.
By following Government guidelines, introducing social distancing measures and limiting the number of people teeing off we aim to keep customers and staff safe.
Please note, we will be updating the below information regularly, in-line with government guidance updates.
What You Need To Know
Course opening times will be from 7.00am – 6.00pm every day.
Only our 18 hole Course is reopening. Our 9 hole course remains closed as it continues to be upgraded.
Booking Your Game
Online bookings only (via Golf Now). Please see appropriate links above.
From Monday 15th June, members can make bookings up to 7 days in advance.
From Monday 15th June, visitors can make bookings up to 5 days in advance.
No ‘turn up and play’ golf will be permitted.
Payment will be taken upon booking.
Due to high demand, we cannot guarantee you will get your preferred day or time slot.
Phone bookings cannot be taken during this very busy time.
Changes to Play
Customers are to maintain appropriate social distancing at all times during play.
There will be no competitive golf at this stage.
Tee times will be 10 minutes apart to help customers maintain social distancing.
A Course Marshal will monitor start times and may adjust times for social distancing. Players must adhere to the Course Marshall instructions at all times.
Players must bring their own clubs and equipment. Equipment hire is not available at the moment.
No golf buggies are currently available. We will look to reintroduce buggies when we feel it is safe and appropriate to do so.
Who Can Play?
The course is open to all members of the public (you don’t need to have visited us before), providing you have your own clubs and equipment.
As of Monday 1st June a maximum of 4 players are permitted to play per tee off time. Players from different households are to maintain a 2 metre distance from each other and not share equipment.
Please do not arrive more than 20 minutes before your booking time. Once your round is complete, please leave the course and car park.
Flags are to be left in the hole and not to be touched at any point.
Players are not permitted to get within 2 metres of another player (outside of their household) at any point.
A ‘ball stop’ will be placed in each hole, enabling balls to be retrieved safely and easily.
No rakes are to be used on the course.
Course Marshals will undertake regular checks of the golf course to ensure all rules are being followed.
Our Visitor Centre will be open for you to check-in.
The Centre will be following strict social distancing practices. This includes:
Only 1 person (the person whose name is on the booking) is permitted to enter the Visitor Centre at a time.
Hand sanitizer is provided at the entrance and to be used before entering.
Floor arrows and 2 metre markers are in place and to be followed at all times.
A ‘one-way system’ is in place. Meaning players will enter the Visitor Centre by the main entrance and exit onto the course via the course side door.
A protective screen is installed at the desk and staff will utilise personal protective equipment, protecting both staff and visitors.
A strict cleaning regime is in place, to ensure that workstations and counter areas are thoroughly sanitized throughout the day.
All golfers are entitled to free parking.
All car park tickets will be validated in the Visitor Centre at the time of booking in.
The toilets inside the Visitor Centre will be available for player use.
The changing rooms and showers remain closed.
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Introducing our Professionals:
Ian Lee (Golf Academy)
With over 35 years experience coaching and developing players of all levels from complete beginners through to elite amateurs and winners on the PGA European Tour. Offering unrivalled practice facilities, golf courses and a state-of-the-art indoor golf studio housing the very best technology, Haigh Woodland Park is the place to learn and improve your golf no matter what your level. Ian Lee Golf Academy offers a range of golf courses for all ages and individual tuition. Wherever you are on a player pathway Ian Lee Golf Academy can help play your best shots, drop your handicap, and be your best golfer.
Alan has been a PGA Golf Professional for over thirty years.
He has great experience teaching golfers of all abilities, from juniors and beginners to County players and developing some of the Region’s best professionals.
Alan’s teaching style is informal, fun and enthusiastic – having learned himself - coaching methods from attending workshops led by some of the game’s top instructors including Butch Harmon, Peter Cowan and John Jacobs.
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Haigh Woodland Park is operated by Wigan Leisure & Culture Trust, a company limited by guarantee in England and Wales and trading as Inspiring healthy lifestyles. Registered Offices: Robin Park Headquarters, The Indoor Sports Centre, Loire Drive, Wigan, WN5 0UL Registration No. 04624607 // Registered Charity No. 1105278