Golf Ireland protocol regarding the initial phase of the reopening of Clubs in the Republic of Ireland from 26th April 2021.

• Golf Clubs can reopen from Monday 26th April for members only; Golfers must only travel from within their county or within 20km of their home to play golf.

Further guidance for golfers and golf clubs is contained in the General Guidance document below.

• In the initial phase, the Irish Government have decided that participants in sport and exercise activity must be from no more than two households. Therefore,
groups playing on golf courses during this initial phase must be confined to a maximum of two households. This means that all tee times must be either twoballs, or alternatively three-balls and four-balls where players in the group are from no more than two households.

• Daily timesheets are restricted as follows:

• Two-balls at eight-minute intervals or longer
• Three-balls from no more than two households at nine-minute intervals or longer
• Four-balls from no more than two households at 10-minute intervals or longer
• Underage non-contact outdoor training in pods of 15 or fewer can restart. 

• To give clubs as much scope to accommodate golfers within these requirements, golf clubs will not be required to confine themselves to one standardised
starting interval each day (for example, should a club decide to organise most of its tee times in eight-minute intervals for two-balls, they may choose to
include a block of 10-minute interval times for three-balls and four-balls where the golfers are from no more than two households).
• Tee times must be booked in advance online or over the telephone. Clubs must ensure that players’ names are recorded on timesheets and timesheets
must be kept for a period of at least six weeks to assist with contact tracing should the need arise.