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Southwick Park Golf Club

Pinsley Drive, Southwick, Hampshire, PO17 6EL

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Introduction

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

Opening Times (Clubhouse)

  • Monday 09:00 - 17:00.
  • Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00.
  • Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00.
  • Thursday 09:00 - 17:00.
  • Friday 09:00 - 17:00.
  • Saturday 09:00 - 17:00.
  • Sunday 09:00 - 17:00.
  • Comments View
    • The clubhouse can be open until 21.00 in the summer months.
    • It is sometimes open until 22.00 on Wednesdays for buffet nights.
    • It can be open at other times depending on private bookings for weddings etc.

Opening Times (Golf Course)

  • Monday 07:00 - 17:00.
  • Tuesday 07:00 - 17:00.
  • Wednesday 07:00 - 17:00.
  • Thursday 07:00 - 17:00.
  • Friday 07:00 - 17:00.
  • Saturday 07:00 - 17:00.
  • Sunday 07:00 - 17:00.
  • Comments View
    • In the summer the course can be open as late as 21.00 depending on daylight hours.

Location

  • The nearest National Rail station is Portchester.
  • There is not a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.

Parking (Main Car Park)

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Parking is free for all users.
  • The car park is located off the access road before you reach 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 2 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.
  • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 230cm x 450cm (7ft 7in x 14ft 9in).
  • The nearest designated bay is 125m (136yd 2ft) from the clubhouse entrance.
  • The furthest designated bay is 128m (139yd 2ft) from the clubhouse entrance.
  • 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.

Parking (Committee Member Car Park)

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Parking is free for all users.
  • The car park is located adjacent 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 1 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.
  • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 640cm x 480cm (20ft 12in x 15ft 9in).
  • The nearest designated bay is 40m (43yd 2ft) from the clubhouse entrance.
  • 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.

Outside Access (Clubhouse Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open towards you (pull).
  • The doors are double width.
  • The door(s) is / are heavy.
  • The door opening is 168cm (5ft 6in) wide.
  • Second set of doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open towards you (pull).
    • The doors are double width.
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The door opening is 156cm (5ft 1in) wide.
  • Comments View
    • One leaf of the first set of doors was locked, leaving an opening width of 84cm.

Level Change (Clubhouse Entrance)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located on the path leading to the entrance from the committee members car park.
  • The ramp or slope is moderate.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • The ramp does not have handrails.
  • Comments View
    • There is also a path leading to the clubhouse from the Pro Shop / 1st tee.
    • That path has a steep gradient as shown in the 2nd photograph.

Outside Access (Spike Bar Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the side of the clubhouse.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open towards you (pull).
  • The doors are single width.
  • The door(s) is / are heavy.
  • The door opening is 83cm (2ft 9in) wide.
  • Comments View
    • This entrance gives access to the skittles alley at the rear of the bar.

Level Change (Spike Bar Entrance)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope does not bypass the step(s).
  • The ramp or slope is located on the path leading to the entrance.
  • The ramp or slope is easy.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • There is a / are step(s) to access this area / service.
  • The step(s) is / are located leading to and immediately beyond the entrance.
  • There is / are 7 step(s) to the area / service.
  • The lighting levels at the steps are low.
  • The step(s) is / are not clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is / are medium.
  • The steps do have handrails.
  • The handrails are on both sides.

Outside Access (Pro Shop Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the shop.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open away from you (push).
  • The doors are single width.
  • The door(s) is / are permanently held open.
  • The door opening is 75cm (2ft 6in) wide.

Level Change (Pro Shop Entrance)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope does not bypass the step(s).
  • The ramp or slope is located leading to the shop from the main car park.
  • The ramp or slope is moderate.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • There is a / are step(s) to access this area / service.
  • The step(s) is / are located in the doorway.
  • There is / are 1 step(s) to the area / service.
  • The step(s) is / are not clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is / are medium.
  • The steps do not have handrails.
  • Comments View
    • There is a steep slope on the path leading down to the shop from the clubhouse.

Counter (Shop)

  • The counter is 92m (100yd 1ft) from the entrance.
  • There is level access to the counter from the entrance.
  • The height of the counter is 92cm (3ft).
  • There is not a lowered section.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • Lighting levels are medium.

Inside Access (Shop)

  • There is level access to the service.
  • This venue does not play background music.
  • The lighting levels are medium.

Inside Access (Clubhouse)

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

Eating and Drinking

  • The following information is for the restaurant/bar.
  • The bar does serve food.
  • 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.
  • Some chairs have armrests.
  • The nearest table is 1m (3ft 3in) from the clubhouse entrance.
  • The distance between the floor and the lowest table is 63cm (2ft 1in).
  • The distance between the floor and the highest table is 74cm (2ft 5in).
  • Plastic / takeaway cups are 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 not presented in contrasting colours.
  • The type of food served here is hot and cold meals and snacks.

Level Change (Indoor Practice Area)

  • There is a / are step(s) to access this area / service.
  • The step(s) is / are located leading down into the practice room.
  • There is / are 8 step(s) to the area / service.
  • The lighting levels at the steps are bright.
  • The step(s) is / are not clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is / are deep.
  • The steps do have handrails.
  • The handrails are on both sides.

Golf Course

  • The golf course is moderately undulating.
  • There are some compact semi-bound brick dust paths between greens and the next tee.
  • Bench seats are provided on the course including holes 1, 2, 10, 12, 14 and 17.
  • Directional signage is not provided but there are maps of holes on each tee.
  • Golf buggies are not available to hire.
  • Golf trolleys are available to hire.
  • Assistance dogs are permitted with their handlers.

Golf Range

  • The range is located off the access road opposite the main car park.
  • There are no paths for access to the range.

Male Changing Room

  • The male changing room is located on the outer wall of the clubhouse, off the access path from the car park.
  • The female changing room is next to the male changing room.
  • The door to the changing room opens away from you (push).
  • The door is single width
  • The door is light.
  • The door opening width is 102cm.
  • There is a shallow step in the threshold of the doorway and then 2 medium steps immediately beyond the entrance.
  • The steps have a handrail on the left going up.
  • The changing room has split levels.
  • There is a shallow, clearly marked step for access to the raised section.
  • The steps does not have a handrail.
  • There are 2 medium, clearly marked steps to access the lowered section.
  • The steps do not have handrails.
  • There is a 2cm raised threshold to enter the shower/toilet area within the changing room.
  • The shower cubicles are accessed via a medium unmarked step.
  • The shower heads are adjustable.
  • Lighting levels are varied.
  • There is a steep slope on the path between the changing rooms and the first tee.

Female Changing Room

  • The female changing room is located on the outer wall of the clubhouse, off the access path from the car park.
  • The male changing room is next to the female changing room.
  • The door to the changing room opens away from you (push).
  • The door is single width
  • The door is light.
  • The door opening width is 102cm.
  • There is a shallow step in the threshold of the doorway and then 2 medium steps immediately beyond the entrance.
  • The steps do not have handrails.
  • The changing room has split levels.
  • There are 2 clearly marked, medium steps for access to the raised section.
  • The steps do have handrails.
  • There is 1 medium, clearly marked step to access the lowered section.
  • The step does not have handrails.
  • There is a shallow step to enter the shower area within the changing room.
  • The shower cubicles are accessed via a medium unmarked step.
  • The shower heads are adjustable.
  • Lighting levels are varied.
  • There is a steep slope on the path between the changing rooms and the first tee.

Accessible Toilet

  • There are accessible toilets within this venue designated for public use.
  • 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.
    • The accessible toilet is 8m (8yd 2ft) from the clubhouse entrance.
    • The accessible toilet is located to the right as you enter the clubhouse.
    • There is level access to the accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a unisex toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is locked by a twist lock.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 86cm (2ft 10in).
    • The door weight is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 150cm x 210cm (4ft 11in x 6ft 11in).
    • Floor manoeuvring space is clear in the accessible toilet.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the right.
    • The lateral transfer space is 85cm (2ft 9in).
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a flush on the transfer side.
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • There is an emergency alarm in the cubicle.
    • The emergency alarm is not fully functional.
    • The alarm was out of reach (higher than 10cm (4") from floor) when surveyed.
    • Disposal facilities are not available in the cubicle.
    • There is not a coat hook.
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • Wall mounted rails are available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall mounted grab rails are on the left.
    • There is not a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • There are mirrors.
    • Mirrors are placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 51cm (1ft 8in).
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The hand dryer is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is not a towel dispenser.
    • 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 toilet roll holder is 101cm (3ft 4in) high.
    • There is a sink.
    • The sink can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The sink is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the grab rails and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the drop down rails and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are bright.

Standard Toilet(s)

Additional Info

  • Staff do not receive disability awareness / equality training.
  • Water bowls for assistance dogs are available.
  • There is a dog toilet or toileting area.