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Castle Eden Golf Club - Clubhouse and Course

Stockton Road, Castle Eden, Hartlepool, TS27 4SS

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Summary

Course Opening Times

  • The course is open 7 days a week, dawn til dusk.

Getting Here

Getting Help and Assistance

  • There is a member of staff available for help and assistance.
  • There is not a member of staff trained in British Sign Language.
  • Staff do not receive disability awareness/equality training.
  • Staff do not receive deaf awareness training.
  • British Sign Language interpreters cannot be provided on request.
  • The alternative formats documents can be provided in include; large print on request.
  • Water bowls for assistance dogs are available.

Parking

  • Parking View
    • The venue does have its own parking facilities.
    • The car park is located at the front and side of the clubhouse.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
    • The car park does not have a barrier control system.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
    • Clearly marked/signposted parent and child parking bays are not available.
    • There is also an overflow car park for visitors.
  • Blue Badge Parking View
    • There is a/are Blue Badge parking bay(s) available.
    • The Blue Badge bay(s) is/are clearly marked.
    • There is/are 1 designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) surveyed are 254cm x 473cm (8ft 4in x 15ft 6in).
    • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do not need to be booked in advance.
  • Paying View
    • There are no parking charges for the car park.
  • Access from the Car Park View
    • The route from the car park to the entrance is accessible to a wheelchair user with assistance.
    • Assistance may be required because there is/are slopes/ramps.
    • The entrance is clearly visible from the car park.
    • The surface on the approach to the entrance is tarmac and concrete.
    • There is not a road to cross between the car park and the entrance.
    • The nearest designated Blue Badge parking bay is approximately 10m (10yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
  • Drop-off Point(s) View
    • There is not a/are not clearly marked drop-off point(s).

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the clubhouse.
    • The entrance area/door is clearly signed.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
    • There is a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • The entrance door(s) does not/do not contrast visually with its immediate surroundings.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is an intercom.
    • The height of the intercom is 152cm (4ft 12in).
    • A key code is required for access at this entrance.
    • The height of the key code reader is 149cm.
    • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is/are double width but one door is locked.
    • The door(s) may be difficult to open.
    • The width of the door opening is 68cm.
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is/are double width but one door is locked.
    • The door(s) may be difficult to open.
    • The width of the door opening is 68cm.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp/slope is located in front of the entrance.
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope is slight.
    • The ramp/slope is permanent.
    • There is not a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
    • There is not a/are not handrail(s) at the ramp.
  • Comments View
    • The intercom and key code reader is located on the right hand side of the entrance area, before the second set of doors.

Inside Access

  • Access and Circulation View
    • There is step-free access throughout the majority of the building.
    • There is not a/are not door(s) in corridors/walkways which have to be opened manually.
    • There are corridors/walkways with a surface width of less than 120cm (excluding any permanent obstructions over a small distance).
    • Handrails with a rounded or oval profile are not provided in corridors/walkways.
    • The type of flooring in corridors/walkways is carpet.
    • There is some flooring in corridors/walkways which includes patterns or colours which could be confusing or look like steps or holes to some people.
    • There is good colour contrast between the walls and floor in all areas.
    • The lighting levels are varied.
  • Signage View
    • Wayfinding signage is not provided.
  • Safe Place(s) View
    • There is not a designated place of safety which can be used by people with dementia, autism or learning disabilities.
  • Audio View
    • This venue does not play background music/sound.
    • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • Comments View
    • There is a touchscreen in the foyer for members to login and record a round.
    • The height to the top of the touchscreen is 146cm.

Eating and Drinking

  • The following information is for the restaurant/bar.
  • The restaurant/bar is located to the left hand side of the clubhouse as you enter.
  • There is step-free access to the restaurant/bar.
  • There is a/are single, heavy manual door(s) to access this area.
  • Full table service is not available.
  • Food and/or drinks are ordered from the service counter.
  • Food and/or drinks can be brought to the table.
  • The height of the service counter is medium height (77cm - 109cm).
  • There is not a lowered section of the counter.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • There is step-free access within the restaurant/bar.
  • There is ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
  • This area does not play background music.
  • The type of flooring in this area is carpet, concrete and laminate.
  • No tables are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs are permanently fixed.
  • Some chairs have armrests on both sides.
  • The nearest table is approximately 2m from the entrance/opening.
  • The nearest table is approximately 2m from the till/counter.
  • The distance between the floor and the lowest table is 60cm.
  • The distance between the floor and the highest table is 66cm.
  • The standard height for tables is 60cm.
  • Plastic/takeaway cups are available.
  • Plastic/takeaway cutlery is available.
  • Drinking straws are available.
  • Children are welcomed in the bar area.
  • There are hand held menus and menu boards/signs available.
  • Menus are not available in Braille.
  • Menus are available in large print.
  • Picture menus are not available.
  • Menus are clearly written.
  • Menus are presented in contrasting colours.
  • The type of food served here is hot and cold meals and snacks.
  • The lighting levels are moderate to good.
  • Comments View
    • There is an additional access into the restaurant/bar at the rear of the main corridor ahead as you enter, which does not have any doors.
    • There is a bell at the counter.
    • The height of the bell is 132cm.
    • There is a slight lip in the carpeted area surrounding the area which was a dancefloor (shown in photographs 13 and 14).
    • Additional seating is available in the conservatory and on the patio (shown in photographs 15 and 16).

Opening Times (Bar)

  • Monday 12:00 - 23:00.
  • Tuesday 12:00 - 23:00.
  • Wednesday 12:00 - 23:00.
  • Thursday 12:00 - 23:00.
  • Friday 12:00 - 23:00.
  • Saturday 11:00 - 23:00.
  • Sunday 11:00 - 23:00.

Opening Times (Food Summer)

  • Monday Closed.
  • Tuesday 09:00 - 18:00.
  • Wednesday 09:00 - 18:00.
  • Thursday 09:00 - 18:00.
  • Friday 09:00 - 18:00.
  • Saturday 09:00 - 18:00.
  • Sunday 09:00 - 18:00.

Opening Times (Food Winter)

  • Monday Closed.
  • Tuesday 11:30 - 16:30.
  • Wednesday 11:30 - 16:30.
  • Thursday Closed.
  • Friday 11:30 - 16:30.
  • Saturday 11:30 - 16:30.
  • Sunday 11:30 - 16:30.

Exit (Patio Exit)

  • Exit View
    • This information is for the exit located to the left hand side of the bar.
    • The exit area/door is not clearly signed internally.
    • The exit is stepped.
    • The exit door(s) does/do contrast visually with its immediate surroundings.
    • There is not a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this exit.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is not an intercom.
    • The door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) is/are double width but one door is locked.
    • The door(s) may be difficult to open.
    • The width of the door opening is 81cm.
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the exit, with a height of 2cm or below.
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) is/are double width but one door is locked.
    • The door(s) may be difficult to open.
    • The width of the door opening is 75cm.
    • There is not a member of staff available for assistance at this exit.
  • Step(s) View
    • The step(s) is/are located immediately beyond the exit.
    • There is/are 3 step(s).
    • The step(s) is/are not clearly marked.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are not between 15cm and 18cm.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are 20cm.
    • The going of the step(s) is/are not between 30cm and 45cm.
    • There is not a/are not handrail(s) at the step(s).
  • Comments View
    • The 1st set of doors leads to the conservatory, the 2nd set of doors leads to the patio.

Committee Room/Darts Room

  • The committee room is located to the left as you enter the clubhouse.
  • There is a single, heavy, door to enter the committee room.
  • The door width is 79cm.
  • The door opens away from you (push).
  • There are tables and chairs.
  • The chairs have armrests.
  • The height of the tables is 69cm.
  • The tables and chairs are not fixed.
  • The furniture can be moved to create more space for a wheelchair user.
  • This room is also used as the darts room.
  • The flooring is carpet and is even, without trip hazards.

Snooker Room

  • The snooker room is located to the front left of the clubhouse and is accessed through the bar or the committee room.
  • The doors are single, heavy and open away from you (push).
  • The door width from the bar is 87cm.
  • The door width from the committee room is 70cm.
  • There is 1 snooker table.
  • There is fixed seating around the exterior wall of the snooker room.
  • The floor is carpet and is even without trip hazards.
  • There is level access throughout the snooker room.
  • There is ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.

Course

  • The Castle Eden Golf Club is open to members and visitors.
  • The course has 18 holes.
  • There are benches located at the majority of the tees.
  • There are golf buggies available to hire.
  • There is a charge for use of the golf buggies.
  • There is a lip leading from the car park to the path to the 1st tee (shown in photograph 4).
  • There is a slight gradient on the main path leading down from the car park to the course (shown in photographs 5 and 6).
  • The main path leading to tees 1 and 8 is compact earth and gravel, and uneven in places.
  • There are steps to access some of the tees.
  • The 3 medium height steps, without handrails, used to access the 1st tee are shown in photographs 10 and 11.
  • There are slight and steep slopes throughout the course.
  • There are no public footpaths crossing the holes.
  • All tees are clearly marked, and hole information on boards at the tee area (shown in photographs 12 and 13).
  • The tees are White, Yellow and Red.
  • There are steep gradients from the tees to the fairway. The steep gradients can be overcome by using easier gradients from the tees back onto the paths beside the tees and then moving onto the fairway.
  • There is a putting green located to the left of the clubhouse.
  • There is a practice area located to the rear of the clubhouse and car park.

Female Changing Room

  • The female changing room is located to the right as you enter the clubhouse.
  • The female changing room is 2m from the main entrance.
  • There is step free access to the changing room.
  • There is step free access within the changing room.
  • There is a locker room with floor level lockers and 1 row of handbag lockers above them.
  • There are lockers with bench seating in front of them.
  • There are mirrors.
  • There is a chair with armrests in the locker room.
  • There is a room with seating, ahead as you enter the locker room.
  • There is a table.
  • The height of the table is 70cm.
  • The shower is located to the left before the locker room.
  • The toilets are located to the right before the locker room.
  • There is 1 shower cubicle.
  • There is a deep step created by the shower tray.
  • There is bench seating and a seat with armrests in the shower area.
  • The doors in the changing room are all manual, heavy, and 71cm in width.
  • The door to the locker room and toilets open away from you (push).
  • The door to the shower is saloon style and is 68cm wide.
  • The golfer entrance to the locker room is located at the front right of the clubhouse, in the car park.
  • There are 2 sets of doors.
  • The first set of doors opens towards you (pull).
  • The door is single, heavy, and has an opening width of 74cm.
  • The second door opens towards you (pull).
  • The door is single, heavy and has an opening width of 76cm.
  • There is a steep slope (5-6 degrees) in front of the entrance.
  • The width of the slope is over 150cm.
  • There is a keycode reader at the second door.
  • The height of the keycode reader is 148cm.

Male Changing Room

  • The male changing room is located along the main corridor ahead as you enter the clubhouse.
  • The male changing room is 5m from the main entrance.
  • There is step free access to the changing room.
  • The door opens away from you (push), is single, heavy, and 70cm wide.
  • There is step free access throughout the majority of the changing room.
  • There is bench seating throughout the changing room.
  • The lockers are located at floor level or behind bench seating.
  • There are mirrors throughout the locker room. Some of the mirrors are in a suitable position for wheelchair users.
  • There are 2 showers.
  • The door to each shower is saloon style and is 68cm wide.
  • There is a medium height step on the threshold of the showers.
  • There is a deep step created by the shower tray.
  • There is a small bench seat in front of each shower.
  • There is an upper level of the locker room which is accessed by steps.
  • The golfer entrance to the locker room is located at the right hand side of the clubhouse.
  • There are 2 sets of doors.
  • The first set of doors opens towards you (pull).
  • The door is single, permanently held open, and has an opening width of 75cm.
  • The second door opens towards you (pull).
  • The door is single, heavy and has an opening width of 76cm.
  • There is a shallow step in the doorway at the first door.
  • There is a keycode reader at the second door.
  • The height of the keycode reader is 141cm.

Step(s) (Male Locker Room)

  • There is a/are step(s) located in the male locker room.
  • The step(s) is/are used to access the upper level of the male locker room.
  • There is/are 19 step(s).
  • The step(s) is/are clearly marked.
  • The height of the step(s) is/are between 15cm and 18cm.
  • The height of the step(s) is/are 17cm.
  • The going of the step(s) is/are not between 30cm and 45cm.
  • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
  • The handrail(s) is/are on both sides of the step(s).
  • Handrails are at the recommended height (90cm-100cm).
  • Handrails do cover the flight of stairs throughout its length.
  • Handrails are easy to grip.
  • Handrails do not extend horizontally beyond the first and last steps.
  • The lighting levels at the step(s) are good.

Accessible Toilet(s)

  • There is not an/are not accessible toilet(s) for public use.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Standard toilet facilities are available.
  • Access to Standard Female Toilet(s) View
    • The female toilet facilities that were surveyed are located in the female locker room.
    • The female toilet(s) is/are approximately 7m (7yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
    • There is step-free access to the female toilet(s).
    • There is no signage on or near the toilet door.
    • An ambulant toilet with wall-mounted grab rails is not available.
    • There is not a lowered wash basin.
    • The wash basin(s) tap type is lever.
    • There is not a flashing fire alarm beacon within the toilets.
    • Lighting levels are good.
  • Access to Standard Male Toilet(s) View
    • The male toilet facilities that were surveyed are located within the male locker room.
    • The male toilet(s) is/are approximately 9m (9yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
    • There is step-free access to the male toilet(s).
    • There is no signage on or near the toilet door.
    • There is not a lowered urinal.
    • An ambulant toilet with wall-mounted grab rails is not available.
    • There is not a lowered wash basin.
    • The wash basin(s) tap type is lever.
    • There is not a flashing fire alarm beacon within the toilets.
    • Lighting levels are good.
  • Comments View
    • There is a diagonal handrail in the cubicles.