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Covid-19 Resources

Golf clubs and facilities can read and follow the guidance provided on operations and resuming play as they restart their businesses and ensure that the safety and wellbeing of everyone involved is protected. 

Greenkeepers can read and follow the Essential Maintenance Guidelines to help them safely prepare their courses for play. For more information about course conditions please click here.

 

Course Handicap Calculator

This simple calculator converts your Handicap Index into a Course Handicap, which provides you with the number of strokes you will need to play your chosen golf course. 

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Rules of Golf Resources

Welcome to the new Rules of Golf.

We have created a wide range of resources to help everyone involved in the game get familiar with the changes.

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Playing Golf with Covid-19 Restrictions

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Key Tips for Golf During Covid-19

Tips Before a Round

  • Book your tee time in advance online or over the phone, checking the maximum number of players permitted (and households) and travel guidance
  • Do not play if you have COVID-19 symptoms or are in high risk groups
  • Do not turn up more than 15 minutes prior to your tee time
  • Use bathroom facilities before you leave

Tips at the Course

  • Change shoes in car park and be ready to play (likely no access to clubhouse or lockers)
  • Keep a safe distance of two metres apart from anyone at all times
  • Use hand sanitiser before play and go to 1st tee no more than five minutes before tee off
  • Stay clear of greenkeeping staff

Tips on Playing

  • Do not touch the flagstick
  • Smooth bunkers with your feet or a club
  • Do not swap scorecards or equipment
  • Do not shake hands or stay post round, return to your car and head home afterwards

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