Live Update: Golf Courses Open for Play by Country during Covid-19
All Square 5min read • 3 May
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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)
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
Spain Current status: ✅ All golf courses are open. Borders have reopen with France and Portugal should follow shortly. 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
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