Buxton & High Peak Golf Club can't wait to get going once again

Buxton & High Peak Golf Club will be enjoying a busy reopening on Monday as restrictions on grassroots sports are eased.

Monday, 22nd March 2021, 4:20 pm
Updated Wednesday, 24th March 2021, 7:45 am
Steve Norton, Head Greenkeeper, and staff have been working hard to get the course ready.

Every tee time is already fully booked for the first day as golfers rush to return to The Waterswallows Road club.

As before, strict social distancing rules will apply with access by online booking only and flags remaining firmly in the hole.

A spokesman for the club said staff had worked very hard to ensure the course was ready to go.

"Despite the absence of play the members have remained loyal to the club and paid subscriptions in full,” he said.

"The latent eagerness to get going again means that every tee time on the 29th is already taken by a mixture of BHPGC members and visitors.

"For Head Greenkeeper Steve Norton it’s been a very challenging, stop start, 12 months and he has been working through the winter to make sure the course will be fit and ready to welcome golfers back to the Fairfield links.

"A wet and snowy winter has not helped. During the last three lockdown months the club has welcomed the public to walk the fairways.

"The vast majority of the public have respected and enjoyed access to the course, although bags of rubbish, damage from joyriders and snowmen on greens have been somewhat less appreciated by Steve and his staff.”

The club are now working hard to develop facilities further by investing in new changing and locker room facilities, while the bar area is getting a complete makeover.

They hope it will further build on success over over the last year, which has seen club membership numbers rise, backed up by record numbers of visitors.

The clubhouse on Waterswallows Road is the only restaurant and bar venue in Fairfield and as soon as lockdown lifting allows, the club will welcome back the public to enjoy the food and beverages on offer.”

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