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View towards the Glendevon and Ochil hills from the 1st tee on the PGA
Last updated: 15:00, 19 June 2020

Golf Playing Policy

Following the First Minister’s announcement on 18th June regarding the gradual movement into phase two of the easing of lockdown restrictions on outdoor activity, our King’s, Queen’s, PGA Centenary (restricted hours) and Wee courses have now re-opened. We have been working closely with relevant governing bodies to develop an appropriate new framework for golf at Gleneagles, and would greatly appreciate your support in adhering to these rules at all times for the benefit and safety of everyone.

 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Check list before golfing at Gleneagles

1. Check your eligibility to play (see pre-round information below).
2. Pre-booked rounds only.
3. Bring your membership card and arrive no more than 30 minutes prior to your tee time.
4. Familiarise yourself with and adhere to the new pre-round and playing regulations below.
5. Depart Gleneagles promptly after completion of your round.

Pre-round Information

  • If you have any coronavirus symptoms – shortness of breath, high temperature, continuous cough or loss of taste and smell – please do not come to Gleneagles.
  • Individuals who are in the highest risk category and shielding are welcome to play but should take all reasonable precautions.
  • Eligibility to travel – the Scottish Government’s guidelines strongly advise staying close to home for leisure (this is noted as broadly five miles from home)
  • All tee times must be booked in advance – no roll-up play*
  • There is a reduced booking window of 10 days. Members can utilise the online reservation system while visitors can book a tee time by contacting our team at resort.sales@gleneagles.com
  • From Monday 22 June play will be allowed in three-balls. These can be booked online or with our team at Gleneagles.golf@gleneagles.com
  • From Monday 29th June The Golf Shop and PGA National Academy retail space will be open – please follow signage for entry instructions. At this time the locker rooms and shower/sauna facilities will remain closed. We will have WC’s available at the Bag Store and Golf & Estates building.
  • Please arrive no earlier than 30 minutes prior to your tee time. Park you car in such a way as to facilitate physical distancing.
  • The outside bays at the driving range will be made available for pre-round warm-up, but only immediately prior to booked tee times (there will be a limited number of bays available for practice sessions of 45 minute duration – to book, please contact golf.academy@gleneagles.com – please register in the academy building, five minutes prior to your session start time).
  • The last available tee time will be 19.00 (on at least one course per day).
  • Please bring your own equipment, including golf balls, as our golf shop is currently closed

Playing Regulations

  • As soon as you arrive at Gleneagles, and throughout your playing experience, please adhere to our new signage, guidance information and directional advice, to help maintain the safest possible environment for all
  • Avoid physical contact with other players and maintain social distancing – a minimum of 2m spacing between other people at all times
  • Please make use of hand sanitising stations which are available throughout our facilities
  • Please arrive on the 1st tee no more than 5 minutes prior to your scheduled tee time – our starters will reiterate the revised code of conduct for play and complete check-in
  • Scorecards and first tee amenities will not be available
  • Ensure that the flagstick remains in place at all times – with no contact at any stage permitted
  • Golf holes will contain a liner to prevent full submergence of the golf ball. This will aid ball retrieval and minimise communal contact points
  • All bunker rakes and other on-course furniture such as benches, ball washers, rubbish bins, telephones, bells will be removed/out of service.
  • Following play of a hole, do not enter the next teeing area until the group ahead has departed
  • Our Halfway Houses are running a reduced menu and takeaway service. Only one player is permitted in the Halfway House at any one time
  • Discontinuation of club and equipment rentals for the immediate future*
  • Please give our greenkeepers priority on the golf course and be courteous to our rangers who will be monitoring our courses throughout play to ensure compliance with the new regulations
  • Please depart Gleneagles immediately at the completion of play

 

With the introduction of new playing regulations, a slightly different golfer journey from arrival to departure, and additional safety measures to protect the wellbeing of our team and guests, we are confident we can provide golfers with a safe and enjoyable return to this glorious game.

 

*This information is subject to change as government advice evolves – please check here regularly and prior to each round of play for the latest information

Member Booking

Please utilise the on-line member reservation system to ease the golf booking process.

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