Woodbury Park Hotel & Golf Club Adverse Weather Policy

Woodbury Park

Pre-booked Golf

Whilst either:

There are occasions when adverse weather can result in course closures. In these instances, Woodbury Park Hotel & Golf Club reserves the right to, where possible, offer guests a voucher to play golf at a later date.

Golf Gift Vouchers will be valid for no longer than 12 months and re-booking of golf will be subject to availability.

Course closures are always the result of conditions outside of our control and while we make every effort to keep course closure to a minimum, we do recommend that guests are covered by a “Golfers Travel Insurance” policy.

Vouchers will be valued at the green fee applicable at the time of registering for your original tee-time. Where the value of the green fee price, when re-booking;

  • Is increased due to winter – summer variance, the difference will be chargeable to the guest.
  • Is decreased due to summer – winter variance, no refunds will be offered.

General Advice

Lightning

In the event of lightning while you are on the courses, golfers must cease play; leave the course or seek a point of safety. You may resume play on the course and complete the round only if you deem it safe to do so or after hearing the air horn signal to commence play.

If green fee-paying golfers decide to abandon their round completely, rather than allowing the weather to improve, our adverse weather policy will not apply. Golfers, who have not commenced their round, will be advised by the Pro Shop Team of any delay.

After a suspension, reasonable endeavours will be made to reschedule play later that day.

Fog

In the event of fog descending while on the golf courses, the decision to stop or continue play lies with the golfer, as it is recognised that conditions can change from minute to minute. If visibility reduces to less than 250 yards then we consider it too dangerous to continue and we will signal that play is suspended, golfers must cease play; leave the course or seek a point of safety.

If after a reasonable time the fog does not lift then play may be abandoned. Golfers who have not commenced play will be made aware by the Golf Pro Shop Team of any delay. If golfers decide not to start, reasonable endeavours will be made to reschedule either later that day or another day depending on availability.

If after a suspension of play golfers decide not to complete their round, our adverse weather policy will not apply.

Heavy Rain

When heavy rain is expected, the holes are moved to high ground, where possible. If it is still impossible to putt out then the course will be temporarily closed and play suspended. Golfers on the course should take shelter.

When it is possible for play to restart, golfers should resume their game at their places on the course. If golfers decide to abandon their round, rather than wait for the rain to cease our adverse weather policy will not apply.

Golfers who have not commenced play will be advised that the course is temporarily closed and reasonable endeavours will be made to reschedule. If visiting golfers’ times cannot be rescheduled our adverse weather policy will apply.

Frost

Playing golf in frosty conditions can cause irreparable damage to the playing surfaces at Woodbury Park. Therefore when frost is evident, the Estates Manager will delay play until the temperature has risen to a level that will allow a satisfactory thaw to take place, thereby reducing the possibility of damage to the grasses.

When we have a play delay due to frost conditions all tee-times will be rescheduled to cater for the delay. If visiting golfers’ tee-times cannot be re-scheduled our adverse weather policy will apply.

In Summary

Where a dangerous situation exists the signal for suspending play will be one prolonged note on an air horn (klaxon); play should be discontinued immediately.

The signal to resume play will be several short notes repeated on the air horn (klaxon).

These instructions are for your own, other golfers and our greenkeeper’s safety. Remember that players have a “Duty of Care” not to behave in such a way that may cause injury to others.

When the above conditions affect organised events, the decision to suspend or stop play lies with the Pro Shop team. In the case of club competitions, the responsibility lies with the Pro Shop team in liaison with the organising committee who are running the competition.