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Rufford Park Golf Club

Rufford Lane, Rufford, Newark, Nottinghamshire, NG22 9DG

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include a pro shop, a bar/restaurant and function rooms.
  • Services / facilities within the grounds include an 18 hole course, a short game practice area and a range.

Opening Times (Course)

  • The venue has seasonal opening times and please contact the venue for details of opening times.
  • Comments View
    • The course can be open until 22.00 in the summer as times are largely dictated by daylight hours.

Opening Times (Clubhouse)

  • The venue has seasonal opening times and please contact the venue for details of opening times.
  • Comments View
    • The clubhouse facilities can be open until 22.00 in the summer with longer days and at other times for private functions.

Location

  • The nearest National Rail station is Mansfield.
  • There is not a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • Comments View
    • Access from the A614 to the course can at times be affected by the ford next to Rufford Mill.
    • On days where the water level is too high the ford may be closed.
    • In this eventuality it is neccessary to turn around and go back to the A614.

Parking

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • Parking is free for all users.
    • The car park is located off the access road on the approach to the clubhouse.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do not need to be booked in advance.
    • There is/are 0 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • 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 car park surface is tarmac.
    • The patron does not have to cross a road.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
    • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • Comments View
    • There is a steep slope on the path between the main car park and the clubhouse.
    • It is possible to drop off closer to the entrance to bypass the majority of the steep path.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the clubhouse.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open automatically.
  • The doors are single width.
  • The door opening is 99cm (3ft 3in) wide.
  • Comments View
    • There are security barriers immediately beyond the entrance.
    • The gap between the barriers is 117cm.

Level Change (Main Entrance)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located on the path leading down to the entrance.
  • The ramp/slope is steep.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.
  • The ramp does not have handrails.
  • Comments View
    • It is possible to drop-off close to the entrance to bypass the majority of the access path, leaving a moderate slope in front of the entrance.

Outside Access (Function Suite Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building, to the left of the main entrance.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
  • The door(s) is / are double.
  • The door(s) is / are permanently held open.
  • The width of the door opening is 166cm (5ft 5in).
  • Second set of doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The door(s) is / are permanently held open.
    • The width of the door opening is 166cm (5ft 5in).
  • Comments View
    • The entrance can be used to give direct access to the function rooms when those events are taking place.
    • The doors are usually held open during functions.

Level Change (Function Suite Entrance)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located on the path leading to the entrance.
  • The ramp/slope is steep.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.
  • The ramp does not have handrails.

Outside Access (Rear Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the rear of the clubhouse.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open automatically.
  • The doors are single width.
  • The door opening is 97cm (3ft 2in) wide.
  • Comments View
    • This entrance gives access to the clubhouse from the course and vice versa.
    • There is an outdoor seating area outside the entrance.
    • There is access to the paths to the first tee and the golf range from the entrance.

Level Change (Rear Entrance)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located in front of the entrance.
  • The ramp or slope is moderate.

Reception

  • The desk is 3m (3yd 10in) from the main entrance.
  • There is level access to reception from the entrance.
  • The reception desk is high (110cm+).
  • The desk has a low (76cm or lower) section.
  • The desk is generally staffed.
  • The lighting levels are bright.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service.
  • This venue does play background music.
  • Music is played in the restaurant.
  • The lighting levels are varied.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G-1.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The lighting levels are bright.
    • The steps are not clearly marked.
    • The steps are deep (18cm+).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on the right going up.
    • There is a landing.
  • Other View
    • The services / areas on the floors which are not accessible are the female changing room and a staff office.

Eating and Drinking (Bar)

  • The following information is for the bar.
  • The bar does serve food.
  • Full table service is not available.
  • Food or drinks are ordered from the service counter.
  • Food or drinks can be brought to the table.
  • There is not a lowered section at the counter.
  • No tables are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs have armrests.
  • The nearest table is 25m (27yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
  • The standard height for tables is 73cm.
  • Plastic / takeaway cups are available.
  • Plastic / takeaway cutlery is not available.
  • Drinking straws are available.
  • There is ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
  • Menus are hand held only.
  • Menus are not available in Braille.
  • Menus are not 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.

Eating and Drinking (Dining Room)

  • The following information is for the restaurant.
  • Full table service is available.
  • No tables are permanently fixed.
  • Some chairs are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs have armrests.
  • The nearest table is 34m (37yd 7in) from the main entrance.
  • The standard height for tables is 71cm.
  • Plastic / takeaway cups are available.
  • Plastic / takeaway cutlery is not available.
  • Drinking straws are available.
  • There is ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
  • Menus are hand held only.
  • Menus are not available in Braille.
  • Menus are not 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.
  • Comments View
    • There is a carvery service in the restaurant on Sundays.
  • Opening Times View
    • The venue has seasonal opening times and please contact the venue for details of opening times.

Golf Course

  • The golf course is moderately undulating which some steep sections.
  • There are ways to bypass some of the steepest hills.
  • There are some tarmac surfaced paths which link greens to the next tee on most holes.
  • Clearly written directional signage is provided throughout the course.
  • Bench seats are provided on some tees.
  • gold buggies are available to hire.
  • Assistance dogs are permitted with their handlers.

Golf Range

  • There is a steep tarmac path leading down to the golf range from the rear of the clubhouse.
  • It is possible to park directly outside the range.
  • The range parking area has a gravel surface and there are no marked bays for Blue Badge holders.
  • Access to the golf range entrance is via a steep ramp or 4 medium, unmarked steps.
  • The ramp and the steps do not have handrails.
  • The range entrance has no door.
  • The opening width is 81cm.
  • There is a medium, unmarked step in the entrance.
  • The first entrance gives access to the ball dispensing machine area.
  • There is then a second doorway leading to the bays.
  • There is no door in the second doorway.
  • The width of the opening is 95cm.
  • There is a clearly marked, medium step in the second doorway.
  • There is a clearly marked shallow step leading into each bay from the carpeted walkway.
  • The range has split levels.
  • The raised section is accessed via 4 deep, unmarked steps with no handrails.

Male Changing Room

  • The male changing room is located in the corridor between the reception area and the bar.
  • The male changing room is 20 metres from the main entrance.
  • There is level access into the changing area.
  • Lighting levels are bright.
  • The shower area has a 2cm lipped threshold.
  • The shower cubicles are access via a medium step.
  • The shower heads are not adjustable.
  • Standard toilet faciltites are available.
  • There are no ambulant cubicles.

Female Changing Room

  • The female changing room is located on the first floor.
  • Lighting levels in the changing area are medium.
  • The shower cubicles are accessed via a shallow step.
  • Shower heads are adjustable.
  • There are standard toilet cubicles within the changing room.
  • There are no ambulant cubicles.
  • Lighting levels in the shower/toilet area are bright.

Accessible Toilet

  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
  • Location and Access View
    • The toilet is not for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 15m (16yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located in the corridor between the reception area and the function rooms.
    • There is level access to this accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a shared toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • The door opens inwards and outwards.
    • The door is locked by a twist lock.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 86cm (2ft 10in).
    • The door is light.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 198cm x 250cm (6ft 6in x 8ft 2in).
    • There is a clear 150cm x 150cm manoeuvring space in the accessible toilet.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the left.
    • The lateral transfer space is 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a flush, however it is not on the transfer side.
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is not a mixer tap.
    • There is not an emergency alarm in the cubicle.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • There is not a/are not coat hook(s).
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • Wall mounted grab rails are available for the toilet.
    • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rails are on both sides.
    • There is not a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • There is a mirror.
    • Mirrors are not placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 48cm (1ft 7in).
    • There is not a hand dryer.
    • There is a towel dispenser.
    • The towel dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The towel dispenser is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the towel dispenser is 108cm (3ft 7in).
    • There is a toilet roll holder.
    • The toilet roll holder can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The toilet roll holder is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The wash basin is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • There is a soap dispenser.
    • The soap dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the soap dispenser is 118cm.
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are bright.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Availability and Location of Standard Toilets View
    • Standard toilets are available.
  • Access to Standard Female Toilet(s) View
    • The female toilets are located at the foot of the stairwell.
    • The female toilets are 2m (2yd 7in) from the main entrance.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the female toilet.
    • An ambulant toilet cubicle with wall mounted grab rails is not available.
    • Lighting levels are bright.
  • Access to Standard Male Toilet(s) View
    • The male toilets are located in the male changing room.
    • The male toilets are 20m (21yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the male toilet.
    • An ambulant toilet cubicle with wall mounted grab rails is not available.
    • Lighting levels are bright.

Additional Info

  • Staff do not receive disability awareness / equality training.
  • Water bowls for assistance dogs are available.
  • An assistance dog toileting area can be provided onsite.
  • A member of staff trained in BSL skills is not generally on duty.