Equality at Renishaw Park golf Club


Equal Opportunities Policy

Statement of Intent
The Renishaw  Park Golf Club ( the Club) in compliance with the Equality Act 2010 and all relevant U.K. and European legislation, is resolute in its determination to promote equality of opportunity to all members, associate members, visitors, guests, volunteers, present and potential employees, servants, agents and service providers associated with the Club. It will endeavour to ensure that every person, as identified above is not discriminated against on the basis of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity and has a genuine opportunity to participate to their full potential at all relevant levels and roles  within the Club.

 Equality Policy
In accordance with the Statement of Intent, the Committee of the Renishaw Park Golf Club, have produced the following Equality Policy (‘The Policy’). This Policy shall be subject to annual review and shall remain effective (subject to minor changes determined only by legislation or by the need to make reasonable adjustments to practices procedures and policies or as agreed by practical experience, in keeping with current  legislation ) during this period.

      -      The policy will be available on the Club website.

-     No job applicant will be placed at a disadvantage by any provision requirement or practise which is not necessary to the job role or which constitutes unfair discrimination.

-      All members, visitors, guests, associate members, employees, agents, service providers and volunteers have responsibilities to respect, act in accordance with and thereby support and promote the spirit and intentions of the Statement of Intent and the Policy.

-      All staff, agents, and service providers will receive appropriate training in equal opportunities matters.

The Club will ensure that each application for membership will be determined in accordance with the Club’s Equality Statement of Intent and Equality Policy. In order to comply with this, the Committee has reviewed the Club’s Rule Book (revised 2011) and has made the necessary revisions to it.

Membership Rights
The Committee of the Club produced to the members of the Club at an Extraordinary General Meeting on 09.03.2011 a revised version of the Rule Book, which has been drafted so that the Club fully complies with its Equality Opportunities Statement of Intent and Equality Policy. The members overwhelmingly approved the said Rules revision.

      The Rule Book authorise the Committee to make Rules for the better management of the Club. The Committee has approved amendments to the Rules of the Club, which amendments were made to ensure that those of the operations of the Club governed by the Rules comply with the Equal Opportunities Statement of Intent and Equality Policy.

 Course Access 


-     All members shall enjoy equal access to the golf course at all times save only where there are gender or age specific competitions.

-     Conditions of entry to Club competitions shall be as specifically identified in the relevant conditions governing competitions in force from time to time.

-     The playing of designated competitions shall take preference within the competition calendar of the Club.

-     Where it can be identified that the preponderance of male competitions denies equal access to females at weekends the Club will ensure that suitable alternative opportunities for weekend play for females are included in the playing calendar, the details of which will be easily accessible to all members.

-     When general play conditions prevail, access to the course shall allow for equal access to all categories of members.


The Club reserves the right to limit competition to specific age or gender groups where this is necessary to ensure equitable, safe and equal competition. The Club may take positive action in providing opportunities to increase the inclusion from under-represented groups.


The Committee will regularly review the Club’s operations to ensure that the requirements of the Equality Act and the terms of this Equality Statement of Intent and Policy are being adhered to.

The content of this document applies equally to members, associate members, visitors, guests, servants, agents, and service providers of the Club. The day to day responsibility for the implementation of the Equality Policy will rest with the Course and Club Manager.

Any complaint or grievance should be communicated to the Course and Club Manager in accordance with Rule 13.

Andy Smith                             

    Renishaw Park Golf Club     


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