***24th Feb 2021** Update – course remains closed to visitors
Latest update from Scottish Golf 24th Feb 2021:
Following the First Minister’s latest update on COVID-19 restrictions, please note that there is no change to the current position for golf. This means:
- Golf courses can remain open for play with a maximum of two players from up to two households
- Outdoor coaching will be restricted to 2 people (including the coach) for those 12 years or over. Under 12s do not count towards the number so a coach can take larger groups of up to 30 U12s
- Golfers must stay close to home, travel only for essential purposes (which includes golf as part of the permitted exercise activities) and in line with the new legislation
Bridge of Allan Golf Club: the course and clubhouse will be closed to visitors until further notice – access for visitors will be reviewed end of April 2021.
Scottish Golf has issued guidance to all affiliated clubs with further guidance relating to the Scottish Government’s COVID protection levels by local area. The latest version of their COVID-19 Guidance for Golf Clubs and Golfers is available via Scottish Golf COVID-19 Updates
‘Level’ guidance sheet for golfers Appendix-Guidelines-by-Level-FINAL-v2
The updated guidance is summarised as follows and unless otherwise stated is effective immediately:
The Scottish Government has advised that you should avoid travel to other areas regardless of their level unless essential. For exercise/sport – there is an exemption, however, it is limited:
• In tier 4, not permitted to drive outside your Local Authority area for exercise – you can cross boundaries in the process of exercising i.e if a golf course straddles two Local Authority area boundaries.
• In tier 3, you are permitted to travel around 5 miles for exercise.
• In tier 2 & tier 1, you are permitted to travel freely for exercise within your own Local Authority area.
• U18s – can travel freely for exercise in Tiers 0-3. They should not travel in or out of a Tier 4 area.
All golfers should be aware of travel guidance outlined by the Scottish Government and this should always be followed.