Dear Members

As you may be already all aware that as of midnight 3rd of May Portugal will out of the state of emergency and enter a state of calamity which means various lockdown restrictions will be lifted. The good news is that our golf course will be open as of Wednesday the 6th of May with various restrictions and regulations which must be vigorously observed;

1- You must arrive no earlier than 15 minutes before your tee time and depart from the course and facilities within 15 minutes of putting out on the 18th. The bar/restaurant will be closed as will the changing rooms. The shop will be marked out according to the restrictions, please respect them.
2- A mask is to be worn in and around the shop at all times. Payments in the shop should be made electronically via credit card or multibanco.
3- Only 2 players are allowed to play at a time and tee times will remain every 10 minutes but please maintain social distancing.
4- If you are a habituating couple you may share a buggy. If not it is 1 buggy per player or the second player has to walk.
5- The flags will be left in and not to be touched. When your ball hits the cup (which will be raised) it will count as being in the hole.
6- Bunkers will have no rakes so please keep them as tidy as possible after your shot using your club to smooth the sand. Consider the players following you. Avoid the bins, ball washers and seating areas.
7- The members drinking water facility will also be out of bounds for the time being and the toilets on the 6th will be closed.
8- The driving range machine will be out of use and balls for the range must be collected in the pro shop. Some of the bays will also be closed off to maintain the social distancing rule.

Competitions are cancelled until further notice. Reservations are to be made via e mail for now at golf.reservations@saresorts.com or you can book by telephone when the shop reopens on Wednesday the 6th May.

Unfortunately the committee has decided to cancel the knockout competition for 2020 as we feel there will not be enough time for this to be completed, especially with travel restrictions. Our major/board competitions from March-July which are the Ralph Griffin Spring Trophy, Taça da Liberdade, Captain v Vice Captain, past Captains, Club Championship and Ladies v Men will all be postponed till the Autumn, restrictions permitting.

Keep safe, enjoy your golf and please respect all the rules.

Your Committee

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