Golf Courses In Tier 4 To Remain Open For Two Balls Or Households

Golf courses in English Tier 4 regions will remain open but for two balls, groups of households or singles play

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Golf courses in English Tier 4 regions will remain open but for two balls, groups of households or singles play

Golf Courses In Tier 4 To Remain Open For Two Balls

Golf courses in the new Tier 4 English regions will remain open, it has been confirmed, but they will only permit two ball play, groups of households or support bubbles, or singles.

Three or fourballs will also be allowed but only if they are involving people from the same household/bubble.

Some driving ranges will also remain open and outdoor coaching will be allowed.

Driving ranges may be classed as outdoor settings and the official advice is for each facility to read and interpret the guidelines against their own venue

Pro shops and golf retailers must close in the Tier 4 regions, which were announced on Saturday evening by the UK Prime Minister.

Boris Johnson announced tougher Tier 4 restrictions for London and much of the South East, with similar measures seen to previous lockdowns.

Read the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Golf's statement:

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Non-essential shops, leisure facilities, pubs and restaurants will close, and people must only meet one other member from a different household outdoors.

Tier 4 areas must not be left by occupants or entered by anybody from a Tier 1, 2 or 3 area.

Wales has also gone into a national 'lockdown' with the entire country placed in the Tier 4 restrictions.

However, Wales Golf has announced that all golf courses must close in the country from Sunday 20th.

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Elliott Heath
Senior Staff Writer

Elliott Heath is our Senior Staff Writer and has been with Golf Monthly since early 2016 after graduating with a degree in Sports Journalism. He manages the Golf Monthly news, features, courses and travel sections as well as our large Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. Elliott has interviewed some huge names in the golf world including Sergio Garcia, Thomas Bjorn, Bernd Wiesberger and Scotty Cameron as well as a number of professionals on the DP World and PGA Tours. He covered the 2022 Masters from Augusta National as well as four Open Championships on-site including the 150th at St Andrews. He has played 35 of our Top 100 golf courses, with his favourites being both Sunningdales, Woodhall Spa, Old Head and Turnberry. He has been obsessed with the sport since the age of 8 and currently plays at West Byfleet Golf Club in Surrey, where his handicap index floats anywhere between 2-6. His golfing highlights are making albatross on the 9th hole on the Hotchkin Course at Woodhall Spa, shooting an under-par round, playing in the Aramco Team Series on the Ladies European Tour and making his one and only hole-in-one at the age of 15 - a long time ago now!

Elliott is currently playing:

Driver: Titleist TSR4

3 wood: TaylorMade SIM2 Max

Hybrid: TaylorMade SIM Max

Irons: Mizuno MP5 4-PW

Wedges: Cleveland RTX ZipCore 50, 54, 58

Putter: Odyssey White Hot OG #5

Ball: Titleist Pro V1x