Golf clubs in Wales can reopen from Monday November 9, as the two-week national lockdown comes to an end.

Finally, some good news amongst the doom and gloom.

Wales Golf has just announced that golf clubs in Wales will be able to reopen from a week today, on Monday November 9.

The governing body has confirmed that courses, professional shops, driving ranges and golf club restaurants will be all be allowed to welcome back visitors.

The Wales Golf website has just release the following statements:

  • Golf clubs, courses, professional shops, and driving ranges will be able to reopen.
  • Up to 15 people can take part in an organised indoors activity and up to 30 in an organised activity outdoors, providing all social distancing, hand hygiene and other COVID-19 safety measures are followed. This will allow golf to be played in fourballs and allows group coaching to resume. The requirement to book before you play golf will continue.
  • Golf club restaurants, will be able to reopen. Following the announcement about the English lockdown, Ministers are having ongoing discussions with the hospitality sector about the detailed rules for reopening. This includes about meeting in public indoor spaces. Further details to follow.
  • Maintain two metre social distancing and wear face masks in enclosed public places around the golf club and facility.
  • There will be no legal restrictions on travel within Wales for residents, but international travel should be for essential reasons only.

Meanwhile, golf courses and driving ranges in England are still set to close for four weeks on November 5.

For more details on the new measures in Wales click HERE.