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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates

Scottish Golf is taking the spread of COVID-19 extremely seriously. Our number one priority remains the safety and wellbeing of our community of golfers, clubs, volunteers and staff, ensuring that everyone is able to enjoy our great sport in a safe environment.  

This page will provide all key stakeholders with a timeline of updates from Scottish Golf in relation to COVID-19.

Following the First Minister’s update on 16 March, the Scottish Government has provided further detail on the timetable for easing lockdown restrictions in Scotland.

Updated Guidance for Golf Clubs and Golfers is available below.


Access updated Guidance for all golf clubs and golfers as Scotland continues to tackle the spread of COVID-19.

Download Scottish Golf’s Protection Levels Summary Guidance

This document outlines how each level will impact golf activity and provides guidance for club. This is aligned directly to the Scottish Government Framework for ease of understanding.

Download Scottish Golf’s Updated Guidance for Golf Clubs and Golfers

The Scottish Golf guidance document has been updated and reviewed by appropriate Scottish Government channels and we would again ask that all clubs familiarise themselves with the information outlined in the below Guidance Document.

Access sportscotland’s Guidance to Scottish Governing Bodies

An updated version of sportscotland’s Guidance to Scottish Governing Bodies can be accessed below.

Potential VAT Opportunity for Golf Clubs

HMRC recently released a Revenue & Customs Brief (04/2021), which can be accessed here. HMRC explained the purpose of the Brief was to highlight an accelerated process for VAT registered businesses (including golf clubs) to request temporary alterations to their partial exemption methods to reflect changes to their business practices because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Access VisitScotland’s Financial Support Guide for Tourism Industry

Access Scottish Golf’s FAQs for Golf Clubs and Golfers in Scotland

An updated version of our FAQ’s has been produced and can be accessed below.

Coaching Guidelines for Golf Clubs

For guidelines on the running of coaching at your club, please click below.

Qualifying Competitions Guidelines for Golf Clubs

For guidelines on the running of Qualifying Competitions at your club, please click below.

Playing golf in Scotland  

Tee Times and Access to the Course:

  • Tee-times should be managed and booked in advance – there should be no turn up and play allowed
  • Tee timesheets should be kept for a period of at least 3 weeks to assist with contact tracing should the need arise. 

Should you require clarification on any aspect of the guidance then please do get in touch with the Scottish Golf team by e-mailing [email protected].


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