Visitors to Taunton & Pickeridge Golf Club have long been able to book tee-times and we have now extended that facility to our members too.

Addressing this situation was the primary reason for the decision, which will of course raise many perfectly valid questions, along with some concerns.

This page should help answer many of those questions and help to address those concerns. This isn’t an exhaustive list though, so do feel free to get in touch if there’s anything else you’d like to know.

Q – Why have tee-times been introduced?

A – Initially, to address the inequality of access to guaranteed times between visitors and members.  This was then enforced during the Coronavirus pandemic as England Golf mandated tee-times.  Subsequently, the Club members voted 3:1 to retain tee-times.

Q – How far in advance can I book?

A – Members can book tee times up to 9 days in advance; visitors may book 7 days in advance.

Q – How many people can I book into a time slot?

A – Members can book up to 4 names within each slot

Q – Will there be a penalty for people who book a tee-time and don’t turn up?

A – The Club is not in the business of wishing to penalise anyone. We will however be monitoring all aspects of tee booking.

Q – Will there be a penalty for people who book a tee-time and then block spare spaces using ‘Reserved’ or ‘Guest’ to do so?

A – The Club is not in the business of wishing to penalise anyone. We do,  however, encourage all members to be considerate to their fellow members and maximise everyone’s opportunities to play.

Q – What’s to stop people booking lots of tee-times and then just cancelling them at the last minute?

A – As in the answer above, we’ll be keeping an eye on how the system is used. However, we don’t envisage such a situation occurring.

Q – Can I cancel at short notice?

A – Yes of course, but please cancel yourself out of the BRS booking.  This will allow  another member to make use of the vacated time.

Q – Will I have to sign-in at the Pro-Shop?

A – There won’t be a system for signing in as such, but we ask players to advise the Pro-Shop before they make their way to the 1st tee. This also ensures that we maintain our 10 minute gaps which ensure that everyone has the opportunity for a good pace of play.

Further Questions and Feedback

Please do let the club know your thoughts, experiences and suggestions. We are keen to deliver a system that works well for members and visitors alike. Once again please understand that this is designed to enhance member’s enjoyment of their club