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** Coronavirus (COVID-19) update **
28 May 2020 —
Following the Government announcement and guidance from Scottish Golf (see link below), we have opened our course to members’ play, currently 2 balls only. The clubhouse remains closed and we request that you do not use the premises.
The latest information from Scottish Golf can be found at the following website:
This information may change on a daily basis.
Statement from Scottish Golf:
We have been working with sportscotland and the government to ensure that golf aligns with the guidelines laid out for Phase 1 easing of the current lockdown restrictions. Whilst I know that in many people’s eyes this should have been a straightforward process, it certainly has not been the case, but I am delighted that we now have the opportunity to share with you the guidelines for the safe return of golf across Scotland.
There are aspects of the document that refer to direct government advice e.g Travel restrictions, Physical Distancing, Risk Groups and any changes to those policies will be for clubs and individual golfers to ensure they are adhering to. I must stress that these guidelines are shared with the assumption that there is no change made in the government’s stated position on easing of restrictions. It should be noted that a final decision will be made by the First Minister on 28 May and if any changes to the current procedures are required to align with updates provided by Scottish Government then these will be shared with you as soon as they are known to ensure re-opening plans can be updated or adjusted accordingly.
The full document provides you with all the detail and links to get ready for a safe return to golf but some of the key aspects are:
– Two Balls – may be from two households whilst maintaining physical distancing
- Groups up to 4 four players permitted at the discretion of the golf club (ensuring that only two households are represented in the group)
- Tee Time intervals will be at the discretion of the club
- Travel to course within local vicinity, noted as broadly around 5 miles in roadmap
- Casual play only is recommended in the first instance to allow all membership categories the opportunity for play
- Clubhouse facilities must remain closed at this time
We have heard very encouraging stories from south of the border where some clubs have seen an immediate uplift in membership, as many courses have not been open to visitors given ongoing travel restrictions applying to exercise. Clubs have a great opportunity to show value in being a member of a club, and all the preferential benefits this can bring. I am sure that the demand for tee-times will be high and I look forward to seeing and hearing of golf courses all over Scotland full of people enjoying the sport once again.
Finally, I would like to thank all golfers who have shown great restrain over the last 8 or 9 weeks in conforming with the requests of the Scottish Government. The team here at Scottish Golf are firm in our belief that golf is a healthy sport that can be played giving due consideration to social distancing, whilst contributing to the improved health and mental wellbeing of many people across the country and we will continue to prioritise supporting clubs and the development of the game in Scotland.
I wish you well in planning for the return of your membership to your fairways and should you require any clarification on any aspect of the guidance framework then please do get in touch.
To access your copy of our Guidance for Golf Clubs and Golfers on returning to golf in Scotland, please click here.
We are now in a position to share with you a new section of our website which provides answers to some of the most frequently asked questions we have received so far. This page can be accessed here.
Latest 200 Club draw — May 2020 — Winner: Donny Campbell
Thanks to the generosity of our members, as of 30 April we have raised over £6000 in donations since the Captain’s Newsletter in March. So, on behalf of the Committee, THANK YOU.
To use the Scottish Golf VMS site to book all play please use the following link (and then login):
CLUB COMPETITION RESULTS
Skelmorlie Golf Club Fixtures 2020
Click here for: Fixture List 2020 (PDF Download)
Club News Update
CURRENT CLUBHOUSE OPENING HOURS
** From 17 March 2020 **
Closed until further notice
Please support the clubhouse and bar, and take the opportunity to use the facilities available when the clubhouse is open.
Please be aware that in the event of bad weather the clubhouse opening hours may change slightly on a daily basis – it is recommended during poor weather periods to telephone ahead to check that the clubhouse will be open the full hours as shown above, especially later in the day.
Enjoy some great value golf on the coast with fantastic views at any time of year – especially given our usually mild off season weather conditions and fairly fast draining course. We even have golf clubs for hire should you need them.
Skelmorlie Golf Club is a James Braid Association golf course please click here for further information and special Braid Rates.
Skelmorlie Golf Club and Scottish Terrier Tours
Would Like to invite any Cruise Ship Passengers or members of the ships crew coming to Inverclyde to visit our very scenic and delightfully traditional James Braid Golf Course only 10 to 15 mins from your cruise ship stop in Greenock, Scotland. We can assist with travel to the course and even the hire of golf clubs if necessary – simply give us a call or drop us an email.
See Scotland in Style and Comfort
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Pick an Available Number
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GAMES CURRENTLY SUSPENDED — CLUBHOUSE CLOSED–
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with the Cards Available & Jackpot Amount
in the Clubhouse Lounge
Full List of Winners in the Clubhouse Bar Area
Skelmorlie Golf Club Fundraiser
If you’re Looking for Golf Lessons
We Can Recommend Local PGA Pro Graham Ross
If you wish to improve your golf game let Graham Ross show you how.
You can contact him on – 07952 400490
or email him at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Graham is a PGA qualified golf professional who delivers expert golf tuition in an easy to understand style. Having spent 20 years as Head Professional at Greenock GC and West Kilbride GC, Graham has a wealth of coaching experience to share.
Graham has built up an excellent reputation coaching players at every level, with students ranging from novice to professional, old and young alike.
Coaching sessions can cover anything from basic swing technique to a more specific part of your game, including the sometimes overlooked but very important short game. Sessions are bookable in advance and are available at Skelmorlie Golf Club
“Whether you are an absolute beginner or an established player I would be delighted to hear from you to help you maximize your golfing potential.”
Take Time to Play Fair
Please treat the golf course, and all the golfers using it, with appropriate respect and good manners.
Take care for the safety of others when playing.
Shout fore, if a shot is wayward and could possibly hit or come close to anyone.
Repair your divots and pitch marks as appropriate.
Play quickly and without delay to other golfers on the course.
Enjoy The Game
Apply online or alternatively an application form is available via the clubhouse or one can be sent to you via email for an online application, or if preferred posted to you – please just contact the club secretary.
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Please click above to find our current membership prices & flexible way to pay via “Fairway Credit”.