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Live Update: Golf Courses Open for Play by Country during Covid-19

With the world currently in the grip of the Covid-19 pandemic, most golf clubs across the globe remain closed due to lockdown measures. But some countries are slowly lifting their restrictions. Here’s our list of all the nations and regions that are currently open for golf or will be open in the near future.

When lockdown restrictions are lifted, golf clubs and golfers will have to follow safety guidelines laid out by the sport’s governing bodies in each respective country. The guidelines are centred around social distancing and will change the way we play golf in order to stay safe.

Middle East

Abu Dhabi
Current status: ✅ All golf courses are open to members and cardholders with member-like playing privileges at courses under the umbrella of golf management companies. Strict guidelines have been implemented to ensure the safety of players.
All golf courses: www.allsquaregolf.com/golf-courses/abu-dhabi

Dubai
Current status: ✅ All golf courses are open to members and cardholders with member-like playing privileges at courses under the umbrella of golf management companies. Strict guidelines have been implemented to ensure the safety of players.
All golf courses: www.allsquaregolf.com/golf-courses/dubai

Saudi Arabia
Current status: 🚫 All golf courses are closed.
Reopening: There is no official announcement as to when golf courses will open.
All golf courses: www.allsquaregolf.com/golf-courses/saudi-arabia

Oman
Current status: 🚫 All golf courses are closed.
Reopening: The lockdown has been extended to May 8th.
All golf courses: www.allsquaregolf.com/golf-courses/oman

Africa

Egypt
Current status: 🚫 All golf courses are closed.
Reopening: No announcement has been made towards the end of the lockdown.
All golf courses: www.allsquaregolf.com/golf-courses/egypt

Mauritius
Current status: 🚫 All golf courses are closed.
Reopening: The lockdown is set to end on June 1st.
All golf courses: www.allsquaregolf.com/golf-courses/mauritius

Morocco
Current status: 🚫 All golf courses are closed.
Reopening: The lockdown is set to end on May 20th and no golf courses will reopen before June 1st. Borders will remain closed.
Event updates: Trophée Hassan II at Royal Golf Dar Es Salam is postponed.
All golf courses: www.allsquaregolf.com/golf-courses/morocco

South Africa
Current status: 🚫 All golf courses are closed.
Reopening: Golf’s governing body is in talks with the government to reopen golf courses with social distancing measures by the end of May. Borders however should remain closed until October 2020.
All golf courses: www.allsquaregolf.com/golf-courses/south-africa

Asia

Hong Kong
Current status: ✅ Golf courses have officially reopened on May 4th.
All golf courses: www.allsquaregolf.com/golf-courses/hong-kong

Indonesia
Current status: ✅ 33/44 golf courses are open for play.
Reopening: Golf courses around Jakarta are closed as the city is in lockdown. Golf courses around Bali are opened as there is no lockdown but they are operating with limited hours.
All golf courses: www.allsquaregolf.com/golf-courses/indonesia

Japan
Current status: ✅ Only a handful of golf courses are closed. Many clubs have closed their restaurants, or their locker room facilities to prevent risks of infection. Golf is considered to be one of the safer outside activities, at least for now.
Reopening: The state of emergency is in place until May 6th at least.
Event updates: Olympic Mens Golf Competition at Kasumigaseki Country Club is postponed to August 2021.
All golf courses: www.allsquaregolf.com/golf-courses/japan

Malaysia
Current status: 🚫 All golf courses in Malaysia are closed due to Movement Control Order (MCO) by the National Security Council – as part of the Non-Essential Services business gazetted. Whereas hotels and other accommodation are open as considered Essential Services.
Reopening: MCO has been extended to May 12th.
Event updates: Maybank Championship at Saujana Golf & Country Club is postponed.
All golf courses: www.allsquaregolf.com/golf-courses/malaysia

Singapore
Current status: 🚫 All golf courses closed.
Reopening: Singapore will start easing some partial lockdown measures this month as new cases in the broader community have dropped.
All golf courses: www.allsquaregolf.com/golf-courses/singapore

Thailand
Current status: 🚫 75% of golf courses are open for play. Here’s detailed list of the status for each golf course: https://golfdigg.com/covid-19
All golf courses: www.allsquaregolf.com/golf-courses/thailand

Vietnam
Current status: ✅ Golf courses have officially reopen since lockdown has been lifted on April 23rd. However, all tourist visa programs remain suspended until further notice. With a couple of districts still having active Covid-19 patients, Hanoi will have more restrictions in place than Ho Chi Minh City.
All golf courses: www.allsquaregolf.com/golf-courses/vietnam

Britain & Ireland

England
Current status: 🚫 All golf courses closed.
Reopening: The UK Government has announced that golf will be able to resume in England on Wednesday, 13 May 2020.
Event updates: 149th Open at Royal Saint George’s Golf Club is cancelled.
All golf courses: www.allsquaregolf.com/golf-courses/england

Ireland
Current status: ✅ Golf courses are open for play under restrictions.
Reopening: Initially play will be limited to members who live within a 5km radius of the golf club.
Event updates: Dubai Duty Free Irish Open at Mount Juliet Estate is postponed.
All golf courses: www.allsquaregolf.com/golf-courses/ireland

Northern Ireland
Current status: 🚫 All golf courses closed.
Reopening:
No announcement yet.
All golf courses: www.allsquaregolf.com/golf-courses/northern-ireland

Scotland
Current status: 🚫 All golf courses closed until further notice.
Reopening: There are no official announcement as to when the lockdown will be lifted.
Event updates: Aberdeen Standard Investments Scottish Open at The Renaissance Club is postponed.
All golf courses: www.allsquaregolf.com/golf-courses/scotland

Wales
Current status: 🚫 All golf courses closed until further notice.
Reopening:
There are no official announcement as to when the lockdown will be lifted.
All golf courses: www.allsquaregolf.com/golf-courses/wales

Central & South America

Argentina
Current status: 🚫 All golf courses are closed.
Reopening: The Asociacion Argentina de Golf has set guidelines to put in place at golf courses when the government allows the practice of golf.
All golf courses: www.allsquaregolf.com/golf-courses/argentina

Brazil
Current status: ✅ As of May 1st, golf courses are opened in Brazil.
All golf courses: www.allsquaregolf.com/golf-courses/brazil

Chile
Current status: 🚫 All golf courses are closed.
Reopening: There’s been no announcement from the government regarding the practice of golf. However the Chilean Golf Federation has set guidelines regarding the practice of golf once the clubs re-open.
All golf courses: www.allsquaregolf.com/golf-courses/chile

Colombia
Current status: 🚫 All golf courses are closed.
Reopening: During the last weeks, the Colombian Golf Federation has worked on a document that is supported by international studies that have endorsed the responsible practice of golf. They are now awaiting a decision from the government.
All golf courses: www.allsquaregolf.com/golf-courses/colombia

Continental Europe

Austria
Current status: ✅ Golf courses have officially reopened on May 1st.
All golf courses: www.allsquaregolf.com/golf-courses/austria

Belgium
Current status: ✅ Golf courses have officially reopened on May 4th.
All golf courses: www.allsquaregolf.com/golf-courses/belgium

Czech Republic
Current status: ✅ Golf courses have officially reopened on April 7th.
All golf courses: www.allsquaregolf.com/golf-courses/czech-republic
Event updates: D+D Real Czech Masters at Albatross Golf Resort is cancelled.

Denmark
Current status: ✅ Golf courses have officially reopened on April 21st.
All golf courses: www.allsquaregolf.com/golf-courses/denmark
Event updates: Made in Denmark presented by FREJA at Himmerland Golf & Spa Resort is postponed.

France
Current status: 🚫 All golf courses are closed.
Reopening: All golf courses can reopen starting May 11th. Golf resorts like Terre Blanche Hotel Spa Golf Resort (Chateau and Riou) set their reopening on May 15th.
Event updates: French Open at Le Golf National is cancelled.
All golf courses: www.allsquaregolf.com/golf-courses/france

Germany
Current status: ✅ / 🚫 Some federal states have reopened golf courses.
Reopening: The lockdown is set to end on May 11th and most federal states should reopen their golf courses.

✅ Federal States that are open for play:
Rheinland-Pfalz / Saarland (37 golf courses)
Mecklenburg-Vorpommern (17 golf courses)
Berlin / Brandenburg (17 golf courses)
Schleswig-Holstein (54 golf courses)

🚫 Federal States that are closed for play:
Baden-Württemberg (87 golf courses)
Bavaria (203 golf courses)
Niedersachsen / Bremen (80 golf courses)
Hamburg (20 golf courses)
Hessen (53 golf courses)
Nordrhein-Westfallen (159 golf courses)
Sachsen / Thüringen (21 golf courses)
Sachsen-Anhalt (5 golf courses)

Event updates: BMW International Open at Golf Club München Eichenried is cancelled.
All golf courses: www.allsquaregolf.com/golf-courses/germany

Iceland
Current status: ✅ Approximately half of the golf courses are open in Iceland. Make sure to contact the course before going there as some are only open to members.
Reopening: Most of the golf courses will reopen by May 20th with the other golf courses still needing to share information on when they schedule to open.
All golf courses: www.allsquaregolf.com/golf-courses/iceland

Italy
Current status: ✅ / 🚫 The rules governing the openining of golf courses in Italy are different across the country, with four regions having issued decrees where golf is expressly mentioned, namely Sicilia, Abruzzo, Friuli Venezia Giulia and Veneto.
Reopening: Lockdown is set to end on May 4th but golf courses will remain closed at least until May 18th.
All golf courses: www.allsquaregolf.com/golf-courses/italy

Open regions Italy

Luxembourg
Current status: 🚫 All golf courses are closed.
Reopening: Golf courses are set to reopen on May 11th.
All golf courses: www.allsquaregolf.com/golf-courses/luxembourg

Netherlands
Current status: 🚫 All golf courses are closed.
Reopening: All sports are forbidden until at least May 19th.
All golf courses: www.allsquaregolf.com/golf-courses/luxembourg

Norway
Current status: ✅ Golf courses have officially reopened on April 10th.

All golf courses: www.allsquaregolf.com/golf-courses/norway

Portugal
Current status: ✅ Golf courses have officially reopened on May 4th.
Event updates: Golfsixes Cascais at Oitavos Dunes is cancelled.
All golf courses: www.allsquaregolf.com/golf-courses/portugal

Poland
Current status: ✅ Golf courses have officially reopened on May 4th.
All golf courses: www.allsquaregolf.com/golf-courses/poland

Russia
Current status: 🚫 All golf courses are closed.
Reopening: The lockdown has been extended to May 11th.
All golf courses: www.allsquaregolf.com/golf-courses/russia

Spain
Current status: ✅ / 🚫 The Spanish Canary Islands of La Gomera, El Hierro, La Graciosa and Formentera were the first Spanish regions to open back up to ‘life as normal’ for their residents. Tecina Golf on La Gomera became the first golf course in Spain to open its doors to players on Monday May 4th.
There are 13 golf courses opening on 11 May: Panorámica Golf, Oliva Nova Golf, La Sella Golf, Club de Golf Ifach, Club de Golf Jávea, Altea Golf, Puig Campana Golf, Vistabella Golf, Villamartín Golf, La Marquesa Golf, R.C.G. Campoamor, Las Colinas Golf and Lo Romero Golf. The rest of golf courses in the region, continue adaptation for reopening soon.
Reopening: All regions are expected to reopen their courses on May 11th except for Catalunya and Madrid which will most probably reopen on May 26th.
Event updates: Estrellla Damm N.A. Andalucia Masters hosted by the Sergio Garcia Foundation at Real Club Valderrama is postponed.
All golf courses: www.allsquaregolf.com/golf-courses/spain

Sweden
Current status: ✅ All golf courses are open for play. Sweden did not go into lockdown.
Event updates: Scandinavian Mixed hosted by Henrik and Annika at Bro Hof Slott Golf Club is cancelled.
All golf courses: www.allsquaregolf.com/golf-courses/sweden

Switzerland
Current status: 🚫 All golf courses are closed.
Reopening: Golf courses are set to reopen on May 11th.
Event updates: Omega European Masters at Golf Club Crans-sur-Sierre is cancelled.
All golf courses: www.allsquaregolf.com/golf-courses/switzerland

Turkey
Current status: 🚫 All golf courses are closed.
Reopening: The lockdown is set to be eased as of May 1st but no information about reopening of golf courses has been shared.
All golf courses: www.allsquaregolf.com/golf-courses/turkey

North America

Canada
Current status: ✅ / 🚫 Golf is now a permitted activity in British Columbia, Alberta, Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick, Yukon, and Manitoba. Driving ranges are allowed to be open in Nova Scotia. Opening for Newfoundland & Labrador courses will be May 11 while Saskatchewan will follow on May 15. As of today, May 5, all golf courses in Ontario are closed for play. Course have been given the ok to start preparing for business.
Reopening: Three provinces still haven’t reopened their golf courses.

✅ Provinces that are open for play:
Alberta
British Columbia
Manitoba
New Brunswick
Ontario
Prince Edward Island
Quebec

🚫 Provinces that are open for play:
Saskatchewan (May 15th)
Newfoundland and Labrador (May 11th)
Nova Scotia (TBA but driving ranges are open)

All golf courses: www.allsquaregolf.com/golf-courses/canada

United States
Current status: ✅ All 50 states now, or soon will, allow golf to be played as a safe, healthy outdoor activity. You can find more information about US golf courses here: www.thengfq.com/covid-19

Opened golf US

All golf courses: www.allsquaregolf.com/golf-courses/united-states

Mexico
Current status: ✅ Golf courses are open under certain restrictions.
All golf courses: www.allsquaregolf.com/golf-courses/mexico

Oceania

Australia
Current status: ✅ All regions can reopen their golf courses under social distancing measures.

Australian Capital Territory
Queensland Health
New South Wales
Northern Territory
South Australia
Tasmania
Victoria
Western Australia

All golf courses: www.allsquaregolf.com/golf-courses/australia

New Zealand
Current status: ✅ / 🚫 Members-only golf courses have opened as of April 28th. Public golf courses may open mid-May.
All golf courses: www.allsquaregolf.com/golf-courses/new-zealand

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KK
KK
25 days ago

Are these the only countries playing golf? I would expect a broader coverage.

Yolanda Engell Andersen
Yolanda Engell Andersen
24 days ago

AFRICA is 54 countries. How do you decide which to cover?

Josette
Josette
24 days ago

As of today, May 5, all golf courses in Ontario are closed for play. Course have been given the ok to start preparing for business.

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