LEICESTER’S municipal golf course at Humberstone Heights is set to reopen to the public next week.
From Tuesday (19 May), the city council will open the 18-hole course, with strict social distancing measures and enhanced cleaning regimes in place.
To ensure that people can use the course safely, sessions will need to be booked in advance, with only two golfers playing together at any one time.
Signage around the site will remind players to keep two metres apart from anyone from outside their own household, and all payments will need to be made by card.
Deputy city mayor Cllr Piara Singh Clair said: “We know that people are looking forward to playing a round of golf again, so I’m delighted that we’re now able to reopen the 18-hole course at Humberstone Heights.
“It’s taken a lot of hard work to get the measures in place that will allow the public to use the facility safely, but we’re now ready to reopen and look forward to welcoming back our golfers.”
Players are advised that the clubhouse and changing facilities will not be available at the current time, although the toilets will be open.
Putting, pitch & putt, and footgolf facilities at Humberstone Heights will also remain closed for now, but these will reopen on a phased basis in the coming weeks.
Sessions at Humberstone Heights golf course can be booked using the council's online booking page. Residents need to register for an Active Leicester card, which is free of charge, before they can use the online booking system.
Humberstone Heights golf course will reopen on Tuesday with reduced opening hours, operating from 9am to 6pm every day of the week.
More information about playing golf at Humberstone Heights is available online.