All golf clubs in Wales will be forced to close for just over two weeks from Friday October 23 to Monday November 9 as part of the Welsh Governments COVID-19 circuit breaker.

Golfers living in Wales have just a few days left to head out for a round before all golf clubs in the country close as part of updated COVID-19 restrictions.

First Minister of Wales Mark Drakeford announced the new rules on Monday October 19 and said they were intended to deliver a "short, sharp shock" in an attempt to slow the spread of the virus.

The clear ‘stay at home’ message stated that all non-essential retail and leisure outlets were to close during this lockdown period of 17 days.

This included golf clubs, tennis courts, leisure centres, gyms and swimming pools. 

Gathering indoors and outdoors with people not in your household is also banned.

A Welsh Government statement said: “Your exercise should start and finish from your home and you should exercise alone or with a member of your household.

"Golf and tennis clubs will be required to close during the period of the lockdown.”

There are thought to be around 200 golf clubs in Wales affected by these new rules.

Wales Golf will be updating guidance regularly at