Have you see our course flyover – check it out below!
Many thanks to Robbie of Skyline Video & Photography
for the filming, video design and production
Following the First Minister’s latest update, we welcome the news that the early easing of some lockdown restrictions will now take place, we will be able to welcome visitors to our course from Sunday 18th April 2021. Our Clubhouse will not yet be opened however. Golfers will still need to go from car to course to car.
Book your tee time via our BRS booking system
The latest guidance from Scottish Golf is available here.
The updated guidance means that the following changes will take place:
- Adults living in Level 3 or Level 4 areas may leave their local authority area to participate in informal exercise that starts and finishes in the same place.
- Groups can consist of up to 4 golfers from within Scotland, with no restrictions on number of households.
The Season has officially begun – a great turn out for the opening days on Friday 2nd and Saturday 3rd of April 2021.
We are so fortunate that we have been able to launch the 2021 season and that our members are able to continue to play golf safely within the Covid restrictions. The most recent Fixture List is available here
Thank you to all our members old and new and also the wonderful #bridgeofallan community for the the support that the club has received during the most challenging of times for everyone, hopefully we can welcome visitors fairly soon.
Not long to go now until the new season! We are a very welcoming Clubhouse and would love to see you at Bridge of Allan Golf Club as either new members or visitors (once Covid-19 restrictions allow, access to visitors will be reviewed end of April). Check out our memberships here
***Mar 5th 2021*** As the weather improves, golfers will be back on the course and it will be busy. For non-members, you are respectfully reminded to abide by the outdoor access code when wishing to cross over our course. Thank you.
For more details please click on the link:
*** Feb 24th 2021 – members please check the BRS App (notifications bell) for course updates/playability on a daily basis during snowy/icy weather period ***
The snowy weather has forced members off the course and even though it is closed, many ‘non-members’ have been visiting and carrying out winter sports activities.
It’s an annual problem for a small club, as our course is a popular venue for thrill seekers whenever it snows. Sadly, in the past few days, there has been significant damage to the course caused by sledges and bikes.
Damage to the course, in particular to the ninth green and the putting green, can take several months to recover, with costs covered by the club’s members themselves, and with only one permanent green keeper, it is a handful of the 250 members who have to provide voluntary labour.
Whilst the course is closed and golf isn’t in play, members of the community, who are not members of the golf club, are respectively reminded of their rights of access, which is, you can only ‘cross over the course’ via appropriate pathways, as per the outdoor access code.
Our winter golf membership is back for 2020/2021, check out the details here
We look foward to you joining our Club!
***12th Mar 2021** Update – course remains closed to visitors – access for visitors will be reviewed end of April 2021.
Latest Guidance from Scottish Golf: scottishgolf.org/covid-19-local-protection-levels-guidance/
Clubs should note that from Friday 12 March:
- Golf courses with a designated COVID Officer can permit organised golf for members who live within the local authority area. Play can take place in four-balls with no restrictions on the number of households.
- Golf courses without a designated COVID Officer, or where members are crossing a local authority boundary to play, can remain open for play with a maximum of four players from two households.
- For groups over the age of 12, coaching should not exceed group sizes of 15.
- For groups under the age of 12, coaching should not exceed group sizes of 30.
Since our last update, we have received several queries relating to the new group numbers and limits. We wish to provide clubs with further clarity on this.
The guidance to permit 4-ball play from 4 different households to members who live within the local authority area is in-line with new sport-specific guidance developed by sportscotland and the Scottish Government for organised sport. Cross-border travel from one local authority area to another for organised sport is not currently permitted.
Within the latest guidance, golf continues to be considered a form of informal exercise, where participants are permitted to travel up to five miles from their local authority boundary to take part. However, where this is the case, household limits of 4 people from 2 households apply.
Scottish Golf does not set the rules or parameters for these distinctions. However, we will continue to provide feedback on their practicalities for our member clubs. In comparison with most other sports across Scotland, we are in a unique and fortunate position to benefit from being identified as both organised sport and informal exercise at this time.
We remind all clubs and golfers in Scotland that we remain in a privileged position, with courses across the country remaining open for play. Being able to benefit from playing golf should not be taken for granted, and we kindly ask that all clubs and golfers adhere to the latest guidance to ensure we can continue to make positive progress out of lockdown.
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.