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Garesfield Golf Club

Clayton Terrace Road, Chopwell, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE17 7AP

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Opening Times

  • Opening times vary according to the time of the year.
  • Please contact the course for more details.
  • The clubhouse bar is usually open form 11:00 daily. However, opening times can vary, depending on functions and events taking place.

Getting Here

Getting Help and Assistance

  • There is a member of staff available for help and assistance.
  • Staff do not receive disability awareness/equality training.
  • There is not a member of staff trained in British Sign Language.
  • Staff do not receive deaf awareness training.
  • The alternative formats documents can be provided in include; large print on request.
  • There is not an assistance dog toilet or toileting area at the venue/nearby.
  • Water bowls for assistance dogs are available.
  • There are not mobility aids available.

Parking

  • Parking View
    • The venue does have its own parking facilities.
    • The car park is located in front of the clubhouse.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
    • All parking spaces are provided on a first come first served basis.
    • There is also an overflow car park for visitors.
    • The surface of the overflow car park is gravel.
  • 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 250cm x 490cm (8ft 2in x 16ft 1in).
    • 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 unaided.
    • The entrance is clearly visible from the car park.
    • The surface on the approach to the entrance is tarmac.
    • There is not a road to cross between the car park and the entrance.
    • The nearest designated Blue Badge parking bay is approximately 7m (7yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
  • Drop-off Point(s) View
    • There is not a/are not clearly marked drop-off point(s).

Approach (Clubhouse Entrance)

  • Approach View
    • The surface of the approach is tarmac.
    • There is step-free access on the approach.
    • There is a slope with a very easy incline.

Outside Access (Clubhouse Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located off the main car park.
    • The entrance area/door is not clearly signed.
    • There is step-free 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 114cm (3ft 9in).
    • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is/are double width.
    • The door(s) may be difficult to open.
    • The width of the door opening is 150cm.
    • 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.
    • The door(s) may be difficult to open.
    • The width of the door opening is 160cm.
    • There is a slope with a very easy incline.

Approach (Side Entrance)

  • Approach View
    • The surface of the approach is stone/concrete tiles.
    • There is step-free access on the approach.
    • There is a slope with a very easy incline.

Outside Access (Side Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located to the side of the clubhouse.
    • The entrance area/door is not clearly signed.
    • There is step-free 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.
    • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is/are single width.
    • The door(s) may be difficult to open.
    • The width of the door opening is 90cm.
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
    • There is a slope with a very easy incline.

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.
    • The type of flooring in corridors/walkways is carpet.
    • There is good colour contrast between the walls and floor in the majority of corridors/walkways.
    • The lighting levels are varied.
  • Signage View
    • Wayfinding signage is not provided.
  • Audio View
    • This venue does not play background music/sound.
    • There is not a hearing assistance system.

Entrance (Female Changing Room Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located on the left when entering from the side entrance.
    • The entrance area/door is clearly signed.
    • There is step-free access at this entrance.
    • The entrance door(s) does/do contrast visually with its immediate surroundings.
    • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) is/are single width.
    • The door(s) is/are easy to open.
    • The width of the door opening is 67cm.
  • Comments View
    • A pin code is needed to enter the changing room.
    • The height of the keypad is 109cm.

Changing Area (Female Changing Room)

  • Changing Area View
    • There is a/are changing area(s) available.
    • The changing area that was surveyed is located on the right when entering the main entrance.
    • The changing area is approximately 3m from the main entrance.
    • The changing area is approximately 30m from the First Tee.
    • There is step-free access to the changing area.
    • The facilities available within the changing area include; standard changing rooms/cubicles, standard showers and standard toilets.
    • This is a female changing area.
    • The door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) is/are single width.
    • The door(s) is/are light.
    • The width of the door opening is 67cm.
    • The type of flooring in the changing area is carpet.
    • There is not a flashing fire alarm beacon within the changing area.
    • There are changing benches or seats within the changing area.
    • There are lockers within the changing area.
    • There is a/are locker(s) within reach for a wheelchair user.
    • There is not a water dispenser available.
    • The lighting levels in the changing area are good.
  • Shower Facilities View
    • Shower facilities are available.
    • There is stepped access to the shower facilities.
    • There is a deep step to access the shower cubicle.
    • The shower head height(s) is/are fixed.
    • The height of the shower head(s) is/are 190cm.
    • The shower control type(s) is/are twist/turn.
    • There is no seat for the shower(s).
    • There is not a/are not wall-mounted grab rail(s) available for the shower(s).
  • Toilet Facilities View
    • Toilet facilities are available.
    • There is step-free access to the toilet(s).
    • An ambulant toilet with wall-mounted grab rails is not available.
    • The wash basin(s) tap type is twist/turn.
    • The lighting levels in the toilet(s) are good.
  • Baby Changing Facilities View
    • Baby changing facilities are not available.

Entrance (Male Changing Room Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located on the right when entering from the side entrance.
    • The entrance area/door is clearly signed.
    • There is step-free access at this entrance.
    • The entrance door(s) does not/do not contrast visually with its immediate surroundings.
    • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) is/are single width.
    • The door(s) is/are easy to open.
    • The width of the door opening is 67cm.

Changing Area (Male Changing Room)

  • Changing Area View
    • There is a/are changing area(s) available.
    • The changing area that was surveyed is located on the right, beyond the main entrance.
    • The changing area is approximately 5m from the main entrance.
    • The changing area is approximately 30m from the First Tee.
    • There is step-free access to the changing area.
    • The facilities available within the changing area include; standard changing rooms/cubicles, standard showers and standard toilets.
    • This is a male changing area.
    • The door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) is/are single width.
    • The door(s) is/are light.
    • The width of the door opening is 67cm.
    • The type of flooring in the changing area is carpet.
    • There is not a flashing fire alarm beacon within the changing area.
    • There are changing benches or seats within the changing area.
    • There are lockers within the changing area.
    • There is a/are locker(s) within reach for a wheelchair user.
    • There is not a water dispenser available.
    • The lighting levels in the changing area are good.
  • Shower Facilities View
    • Shower facilities are available.
    • There is stepped access to the shower facilities.
    • There is a deep step to access the shower cubicles.
    • The shower head height(s) is/are fixed.
    • The height of the shower head(s) is/are 190cm.
  • Toilet Facilities View
    • Toilet facilities are available.
    • There is step-free access to the toilet(s).
    • An ambulant toilet with wall-mounted grab rails is not available.
    • The wash basin(s) tap type is twist/turn.
    • The lighting levels in the toilet(s) are good.

Other Floors

  • Stairs View
    • Stairs can be used to access other floors.
    • The stairs are for public use.
    • The stairs are located to the left when entering from the main entrance.
    • The stairs are approximately 4m from the main entrance.
    • Signs indicating the location of the stairs are not available from the entrance.
    • There are manual, double doors which are easy to open to enter and exit the stairwell on the first floor.
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G and 1.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are between the recommended 15cm and 18cm.
    • The going of the step(s) is/are between the recommended 30cm and 45cm.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • 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.
    • There is a landing.
    • Clear signs indicating the facilities on each floor are not provided on landings.
    • The lighting levels at the steps are good.

Lift (Platform)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located beyond the main entrance.
  • Signs indicating the location of the lift are not available from the entrance.
  • The lift is approximately 8m (8yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
  • The lift is a platform lift.
  • A member of staff needs to be notified for use of the lift.
  • A member of staff is required to operate the lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G and 1.
  • There are manual, single doors which may be difficult to open to access the lift lobby on all floors.
  • Clear signs indicating the facilities on each floor are not provided on lift lobby landings.
  • There is not a clear level manoeuvring space of 150cm × 150cm in front of the lift.
  • Lift doors do not contrast visually with lift lobby walls.
  • The external controls for the lift are within 90cm - 110cm from the floor.
  • The colour contrast between the external lift controls and the control plate is good.
  • The clear door width is 68cm (2ft 3in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 68cm x 110cm (2ft 3in x 3ft 7in).
  • There are no separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • There is not a mirror to aid reversing out of the lift.
  • There is not a list of floor services available within the lift.
  • The lift does not have a visual floor indicator.
  • The lift does not have an audible announcer.
  • The internal controls for the lift are within 90cm - 120cm from the floor.
  • There is not a hearing loop system.
  • The lift does not have Braille markings.
  • The lift does not have tactile markings.
  • The lighting levels in the lift are low.
  • Comments View
    • The platform lift is located in a staff area.
    • Please contact the venue in advance if you require to use the lift.

Eating and Drinking (Clubhouse Bar)

  • The following information is for the bar.
  • The bar is located on the first floor.
  • There is step-free access, via lift, to the bar.
  • There is a/are double, 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 bar.
  • There is ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
  • Background music varies according to the function/event.
  • The type of flooring in this area is carpet.
  • No tables are permanently fixed.
  • Some chairs are permanently fixed.
  • Some chairs have armrests on both sides.
  • The nearest table is approximately 4m from the entrance/opening.
  • The nearest table is approximately 2m from the till/counter.
  • The distance between the floor and the lowest table is 55cm.
  • The distance between the floor and the highest table is 64cm.
  • Plastic/takeaway cups are available.
  • Plastic/takeaway cutlery is not available.
  • Drinking straws are available.
  • Children are welcomed in the bar area.
  • There are hand held menus 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 good.
  • Comments View
    • The clubhouse can offer anything from hot and cold sandwiches to three course meals.

Ramp(s) / Slope(s) and Step(s) (Clubhouse to First Tee)

  • Ramp / Slope View
    • There is a ramp/slope located to the left when exiting the side entrance of the clubhouse.
    • The ramp/slope is used to access First Tee.
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope is steep.
    • The ramp/slope does not bypass the step(s).
  • Step(s) View
    • There is a/are step(s) located leading up to the First Tree.
    • The step(s) is/are used to access First Tree.
    • There is/are 6 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 14cm.
    • The going of the step(s) is/are between the recommended 30cm and 45cm.
    • There is not a/are not handrail(s) at the step(s).
  • Comments View
    • The steps can be overcome by entering from the front of the tee box.

Golf Course

  • Garesfield Golf Club is a challenging and scenic 18 hole course.
  • The course is nearly 6,500 yards and a par 72 from the medal tees.
  • The golf club is open to members and visitors.
  • There is a small practice area near the clubhouse and a larger one below the second green.
  • There are golf buggies available for hire, with use dependent on the weather.
  • The general terrain of the course is a mixture of hills and dips.
  • Some parts of the course are quite steep, especially holes 12 and 13.
  • There are gravel paths located at various places around the course.
  • The gradient of the pathways range from slight to steep.
  • There is seating available around the course.
  • There are some small bridges to cross ditches along the course.
  • The bridges are wide enough for golf buggies.
  • Garesfield Golf Club do not have a resident golf pro on site to give lessons but do have an arrangement with local professionals.
  • Assistance dogs are permitted with handlers.

Accessible Toilet(s) (First Floor)

  • There is an/are accessible toilet(s) for public use.
  • Location and Access View
    • The accessible toilet surveyed is not for the sole use of disabled people.
    • This accessible toilet is located on the first floor.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 4m (4yd 1ft) from the lift.
    • There is step-free access to the accessible toilet, via lift.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a shared toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is light.
    • The door is locked by a twist lock.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 87cm (2ft 10in).
    • The door does not have a horizontal grab rail.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 160cm x 197cm (5ft 3in x 6ft 6in).
    • The accessible toilet does not have an unobstructed minimum turning space of 150cm x 150cm.
    • The toilet has a non-slip floor.
    • The height of the light switch/pull cord is 89cm from floor level.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the right.
    • The lateral transfer space is 104cm (3ft 5in).
    • There is a flush on the transfer side.
    • There is not a spatula type lever flush.
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is not an emergency alarm.
    • There is not a flashing fire alarm beacon within the toilet.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the toilet.
    • There is a/are female sanitary and open waste paper bin disposal units.
    • There is not a/are not coat hook(s).
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • There is a/are wall-mounted grab rail(s) available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rail(s) is/are on both sides.
    • There is a vertical wall-mounted grab rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a horizontal wall-mounted grab rail on the opposite side of the seat to the transfer space.
    • There is a mirror.
    • The mirror is not placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • There is not a shelf next to the toilet.
    • The toilet does not have a backrest or a cistern.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 44cm (1ft 5in).
    • There is a toilet roll holder.
    • The toilet roll holder can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The toilet roll holder is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the toilet roll holder is 106cm (3ft 6in).
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The wash basin is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • There is a vertical wall-mounted grab rail on the right hand side of the wash basin.
    • The wash basin tap type is lever.
    • There is not a mixer tap.
    • Taps have clear markings to indicate hot and cold settings.
    • There is a soap dispenser.
    • The soap dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the soap dispenser is 80cm.
    • There is a towel dispenser.
    • The towel dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The towel dispenser is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is not a hand dryer.
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is fair.
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is fair.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is poor.
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is good.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are good.

Standard Toilet(s) (First Floor)

  • Standard toilet facilities are available.
  • Access to Standard Female and Male Toilet(s) View
    • The female and male toilet facilities that were surveyed are located on the first floor.
    • The female and male toilets are approximately 3m (3yd 10in) from the lift.
    • There is step-free access to the female and male toilet(s), via lift.
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • There is not a lowered urinal in the male toilet(s).
    • 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 twist/turn.
    • There is not a flashing fire alarm beacon within the toilets.
    • Lighting levels are good.