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Wales Golf COVID-19


Wales Golf COVID-19

Welsh golf clubs to shut due to COVID-19 crisis
March 24, 2020.

Following the Prime Minister’s statement, it is clear that golf clubs, courses & facilities must close with immediate effect.

While golf is a sport with many health benefits, keeping golf courses open is no longer compatible with Government policy which is designed to save lives in a time of national emergency.

This action is vital and we must stay home in order to contain the spread of COVID-19 and relieve pressure on the National Health Service.

These are incredibly testing times for the country and the golf industry but, during this unprecedented period, we will be working very closely with all affiliated clubs.

Wales Golf Staff will be working remotely to support and advise clubs as much as possible.

Wales Golf COVID-19 updates, industry guidelines and Government advice can be found via our website
Anyone with any questions for Wales Golf can email

Update: Wales Golf have been working with partners from across the golf industry to seek further information from the Government on guidance for greens staff.

We have received the following advice:

  • For security and essential maintenance purposes, greenkeeping staff can still attend work.
  • All work must be carried out in strict accordance with government guidelines on social distancing.

Richard Dixon



Wales Golf COVID-19 Press announcements: 

25th March 2020 – National Championship Postponements

24th March 2020Welsh golf clubs to shut due to COVID-19 crisis 

19th March 2020Different approach for social golf and team championships qualifying

17th March 2020Wales Golf events postponed due to COVID-19

13th March 2020Wales Golf monitoring COVID-19 developments


Business Wales Click here
Business Wales – Financial Support and grants Click here and Click here 
Government Guidance – Job Retention Scheme Click here
Government: COVID-19 Support for Businesses Click here
Welsh Sports Association – Support for sport in Wales Click here 
BIGGA Click Here
Public Health Wales Advice Click here
NHS Advice Click here
World Health Organisation Click here


Postponed Wales Golf Events:

Wales Golf Awards – Postponed

Golf Sustainability Workshops – Postponed

World Handicapping Roadshows – Postponed (Seeking an alternative format)

Ladies Open Strokeplay Championship – Royal Porthcawl

Men’s Open Strokeplay Championship – Southerndown

Ladies Amateur Championship – Rhuddlan .

Wales Golf Festival – Parc


Cancelled Championships:

Junior Tour events 1 – Mold

Junior Tour Event 2  – Milford Haven

Welsh Open Youths – Llandudno

Medal and Bowls Championship



Other Tournaments 

Any events that Wales Golf recognised as Order of Merit / Golfer of the Year are under review

  • CEO Update - 17th March
  • CEO Update - 13th March
  • R&A Essential Maintenance Statment
  • R&A Guidance on the Rules of Golf - COVID-19
  • International Golf Calendar 2020 Changes
  • Advice to clubs and golfers - Fresh air and exercise
  • Golf Industry Guidelines