Golf courses

Golf courses should be opened for play as social distancing comes naturally during play. My local course is every day overrun with dog walkers, joggers, cyclists etc. I have counted over 100 on the course. I even had to chastise a family for playing football on the 18th green. The dog walkers seem to think it is acceptable to let their dogs off the lead to run around damaging the greens and pooing.

Why the contribution is important

The mental and physical wellbeing for thousands of people would be immeasurable. Especially the most vulnerable i.e. over 70's and people with underlying health issues who are currently shielding.

by Scunneredscot on May 08, 2020 at 08:19AM

Current Rating

Average rating: 4.3
Based on: 9 votes


  • Posted by beejay23 May 08, 2020 at 08:37

    I could not agree more. Open up golf courses ASAP.
  • Posted by CJLorimer May 08, 2020 at 08:49

    Golf Courses are important way of getting exercise and being outdoors for many people, young to old.
    For older people this might be their normal or only contact outside their home, closing off this minor socialising is surely detrimental to anyone's wellbeing.
    The golf courses are very large areas of outdoor space and can easily be dual purpose areas for walking, running and golfing. All use can be at a social distance and all extra users can be given guidance as to the best way to use the open space.
    Clubhouses can be no stop areas or with extra cleaning and social distancing some toilet facilities can be used for the members.
  • Posted by Elliemay662 May 08, 2020 at 09:03

    Opening golf courses subject to social distancing also supports them as businesses
  • Posted by Fenneke May 08, 2020 at 09:16

    I totally agree with CJLorimer. Our small club in the countryside had a social distancing policy in place before the lockdown, where only a very limited amount of people could be in the locker room at one time and the clubhouse was closed. This worked really well. Social Distancing Golf is one of the few sports that should actually be promoted in these testing times as it has an incredible positive effect on a player's mental health, young or old.
  • Posted by JohnLyall May 08, 2020 at 09:41

    Fresh air, Exercise, Easy social distancing. Play alone or with one partner only. No touching or taking out of flags. Clubhouse only open for toilet facilities and hand washing and no social gathering. Surely can be done easily.
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