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2020 Guidelines

November 20 2020

Our courses remain open for play offering the challenge of links golf in a safe environment for all ages and abilities.

Following on from the latest update from the Scottish Government (17 November), we would like to remind all golfers of the importance of adhering to the following guidance. 

  • 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 Level 4, you are 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 Level 3 - You can travel anywhere within your local authority area to take part in sport. You may cross a local authority boundary by up to 5 miles if necessary, this includes where a golf course straddles two local authority areas. You can currently travel up to 5 miles into another local authority for sport where this is absolutely necessary and you cannot access the sport otherwise. If there is a more local option to play golf within your local authority area, this would be recommended as unnecessary travel is being actively discouraged. 
    • In Levels 0-2 - Adults should, where possible, minimise unnecessary travel between areas and not travel to a Level 3 or 4. 
  • ​​All golfers should be aware of travel guidance outlined by the Scottish Government and this should always be followed.

  • Ticketholders should continue to book golf through the normal methods.

From the close of business on Friday 20th November we have taken the difficult decision to close our shops and catering outlets, with the exception of the Old Pavilion which will continue to offer a takeaway service (Mon-Sat 08:00 to 12:30).

** Please note the Halfway House at The Castle Course will remain open until it closes for the season on 29th November
We continue to undertake a number of measures to ensure the safety of our colleagues and golfers. We would like to thank you for your consistant co-operation and adherence to the current guidance and ask that you continue to play your part during these challenging times. Please help us in ensuring our courses and facilities can provide a safe environment at this time.
Booking Golf

  • Golfers must have an advance booking – no one should turn up at any Starter’s Box expecting to secure a tee time.

  • Bookings can be made by calling 01334 466666 from 09:00 the day before play (opening hours 09:00 – 17:00). A limited number of tee times may be available online.

  • The singles list is not currently in operation on the Old Course.​

Playing Golf

During this time we have undertaken a number of measures to ensure the safety of our colleagues and golfers. Please help us ensuring our courses and facilities can provide a safe environment at this time. Please do not come to any of the courses if you are showing Covid-19 symptoms.

  • Please don’t arrive at the Starter’s Box more than 15 minutes before play.

  • Please follow all instructions for golf that are displayed on the 1st tee and do not touch the flagstick and smooth over any bunkers with your golf club or foot.

  • There are currently no restrictions on the use of trolleys on any course. 

  • Important information for after your visit

    - If you start to feel unwell or experience symptoms of COVID-19, please follow NHS guidelines.

    - If you test positive for COVID-19, follow Government guidelines. If you’ve tested positive within 7 days of your visit to any of our facilities, please also let us know at the earliest opportunity by contacting the Covid Officer via 01334 466666 or emailing


Currently no locker room or changing facilities are available in any clubhouse and there is access for toilets only. The current opening times are:


Closed from close of business on Friday 20th November until further notice. Online purchases can still be made via

Food and Beverage 

From Saturday 21st November the Old Pavilion will offer a takeaway service. All other food and beverage outlets will remain closed until further notice.

Golf Academy 

  • The Golf Academy is open daily from 07:00 - 20:30, last balls at 20:00. This includes instruction, Callaway custom fittings and restricted access to the Short Game Area. 

Club Hire 

  • Club hire is available, click here to request clubs. Restrictions may apply due to the opening hours of Clubhouses.​

Golf Buggies 

  • Limited availability and please note that only one person is allowed in a buggy unless sharing with someone from the same household. 


  • Limited caddies may be available, click here to request a caddie.

  • NO trainee caddies will be available this year.
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