Municipal golf courses set to reopen at different times in Scotland

Aberdeen and Fife clubs expect to start up again on Friday
A groundsman at Carrick Knowe gets the course ready for reopening. Picture: SNS.A groundsman at Carrick Knowe gets the course ready for reopening. Picture: SNS.
A groundsman at Carrick Knowe gets the course ready for reopening. Picture: SNS.

Municipal golf courses in both Aberdeen and Fife are aiming to reopen in line with private member clubs in the country, but it remains to be seen if the same thing will be happening in Edinburgh.

In Aberdeen, the courses at Hazlehead, Balnagask and Kings Links are all scheduled to reopen on Friday, according to a post on the Sport Aberdeen website.

Hide Ad
Hide Ad

Fife Golf Trust, which runs Auchterderran, Cowdenbeath, Dunnikier Park, Glenrothes, Kinghorn, Lochore Meadows and Scoonie in Leven, has also informed clubs based at those courses that the plan is to reopen on Friday.

“Preparations are well underway for golf returning to our courses next week,” said a post on the Fife Golf Trust Facebook page on 21 May. “We are currently finalising our reopening plans to take into account the Scottish Government’s phase one guidelines for exercise and guidance from Scottish Golf.”

However, over on the other side of the Firth of Forth, it is being rumoured that Edinburgh Leisure’s courses at the Braids, Carrick Knowe, Craigentinny, Portobello and Silverknowes will not be open until Monday, 8 June.

“We understand that many customers want to get back to using our services as soon as possible. However, it will take time to work through what any announcement means for our services – what we can deliver and how,” said a post on Edinburgh Leisure’s website. “Our number one priority is ensuring we can provide a safe environment for customers and employees.”

Meanwhile, maintenance work has restarted at the six South Lanarkshire Leisure courses.

A message from the Editor:

Thank you for reading this story on our website. While I have your attention, I also have an important request to make of you.

With the coronavirus lockdown having a major impact on many of our advertisers - and consequently the revenue we receive - we are more reliant than ever on you taking out a digital subscription.

Subscribe to and enjoy unlimited access to Scottish news and information online and on our app. With a digital subscription, you can read more than 5 articles, see fewer ads, enjoy faster load times, and get access to exclusive newsletters and content. Visit now to sign up.

Hide Ad
Hide Ad

Our journalism costs money and we rely on advertising, print and digital revenues to help to support them. By supporting us, we are able to support you in providing trusted, fact-checked content for this website.

Joy Yates

Editorial Director

Related topics:



Want to join the conversation? Please or to comment on this article.