Wales Golf Courses To Close On Friday - Circuit Breaker Lockdown

All golf courses and facilities in Wales will close for more than two weeks this Friday at 6pm

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All golf courses and facilities in Wales will close for over two weeks this Friday at 6pm

Wales Golf Courses To Close On Friday - Circuit Breaker Lockdown

Golf courses in Wales will close for 16 full days after Friday evening after the country's First Minister announced a circuit-breaker lockdown.

All facilities will shut from this Friday 23rd October at 6pm and will not open up again until Monday 9th November.

The circuit-breaker lockdown will apply to everyone living in Wales and will supersede all local restrictions currently in place.

It applies to golf courses, ranges, pro shops, bars and restaurants, with the entire country going into a shorter but similar lockdown as seen earlier this year.

The Welsh Government has stated that ‘Golf and tennis clubs will be required to close during the period of the lockdown.’

The clear stay at home message means that all non-essential retail and leisure are to close during this lockdown period.

Your exercise should start and finish from your home and you should exercise alone or with a member of your household.'

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Wales is the first of the four home nations to go back into lockdown and will see courses close for the first time since May, when they re-opened after seven weeks of closure.

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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