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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 open.
All golf courses: www.allsquaregolf.com/golf-courses/saudi-arabia

Oman
Current status: ✅ All golf courses are open.
All golf courses: www.allsquaregolf.com/golf-courses/oman

Africa

Egypt
Current status: ✅ All golf courses are open.
All golf courses: www.allsquaregolf.com/golf-courses/egypt

Mauritius
Current status: ✅ All golf courses are open.
All golf courses: www.allsquaregolf.com/golf-courses/mauritius

Morocco
Current status: ✅ Golf courses can reopen starting June 25th.
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 open.
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 are open.
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: ✅ All golf courses are open.
All golf courses: www.allsquaregolf.com/golf-courses/thailand

Vietnam
Current status: ✅ All golf courses are open.
All golf courses: www.allsquaregolf.com/golf-courses/vietnam

Britain & Ireland

England
Current status: ✅ All golf courses are open. English Golf Clubs are gradually opening doors to visitors throughout the month of June.
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 are open. Golf Clubs are currently only open to members and member visitors.
All golf courses: www.allsquaregolf.com/golf-courses/northern-ireland

Scotland
Current status: ✅ All golf courses are open.
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 are open.
All golf courses: www.allsquaregolf.com/golf-courses/wales

Central & South America

Argentina
Current status: ✅ All golf courses are open.
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 open.
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: ✅ All golf courses are open.
All golf courses: www.allsquaregolf.com/golf-courses/italy

Open regions Italy

Luxembourg
Current status: ✅ All golf courses are open.
All golf courses: www.allsquaregolf.com/golf-courses/luxembourg

Netherlands
Current status: ✅ All golf courses are open.
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: ✅ 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

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 open. Borders with Schengen/EU/EFTA countries have reopen on June 15th.
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 open.
All golf courses: www.allsquaregolf.com/golf-courses/turkey

North America

Canada
Current status: ✅ All golf courses 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: ✅ All golf courses are open.
All golf courses: www.allsquaregolf.com/golf-courses/new-zealand

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KK
KK
3 months ago

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

Yolanda Engell Andersen
Yolanda Engell Andersen
3 months ago

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

Josette
Josette
3 months 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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