Altrincham Golf Course in Greater Manchester is setting the standard as to what is and is not acceptable on its golf course during the coronavirus lockdown.
Trafford Leisure, owned by the local council, is permitting people to walk around the 100-acre golf course but has listed some set rules that must be adhered to in order to remain open to the public.
The course has listed five specific instructions to members of public considering visiting the course as their one exercise of the day under the strict government guidelines - and yes, one major rule is not to be playing golf.
Altrincham Golf Course has provided the following guidance to users:
> Greens - please stay off these
> Bunkers - do not remove or kick the sand out
> Water - please be careful around water hazards
> Pushchairs - please keep to around the edges of the golf course
> And finally - NO GOLF TO BE PLAYED
"It’s fantastic to see so many families enjoying the beautiful scenery, whilst adhering to government guidelines on social distancing," Altrincham Golf Course's Paul Murray told Altrincham Today.
"We ask you to help us look after this superb green space for the longer term and would like to remind everyone to respect the golf course and the staff who are carrying out essential work. We want to avoid damage, both unintentional and intentional, to vital areas of the golf course.
"It’s important the course is kept in good condition, ready for when we reopen for business, so we can make sure Altrincham still has a beautiful golf course for the public to enjoy."