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Latest Guidance for Golf Clubs and Golfers in Scotland

Posted on 09/07/2020

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.

Download Scottish Golf’s Updated Reopening Your Clubhouse Readiness Guidance

In anticipation of the wider re-opening of indoor hospitality on Wednesday 15 July, we have updated our readiness guide to assist you with preparing your clubhouse for re-opening. The document is prepared based on the latest information we currently have. This could be subject to further change or additional measures that will requireimplementation. 

Scottish Golf has produced a readiness document to support you in reopening your clubhouse which can be accessed below. As with all of Scottish Golf’s guidance, this is subject to change.

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

An updated version of our Phase 3 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 following Phase 3 Guidance 

The key changes to golf in Scotland under our updated Phase 2 Guidance are as follows: 

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.
  • Daily timesheets and intervals are at the discretion of the golf club – the following groupings will be permitted during Phase 3:
    • Groups of up to four golfers with no restrictions on the number of households represented provided they adhere to the Government’s physical distancing rules.*
  • Competition play (club competitions only, no open play permitted) may resume in accordance with the updated guidelines and schedule 1 as attached to this document. Use of digital scorecards must be in accordance with Handicapping Regulations and full compliance is required to permit scores for qualifying purpose.
  • Tee timesheets should be kept for a period of at least 6 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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