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Golf Covid-19 Guidelines


We have altered the way in which golf is played to ensure that the safety and wellbeing of all involved is maintained as play resumes.


Here’s what you need to know: 

We ask that all members and guests follow the Government travel restrictions and do not travel 5 miles from your local authority boundary.   ​

The golf shop is temporarily closed. 

Toilets and changing room facilities are temporarily closed. 

The driving range is open from 08.00 – 18.00 (last balls 17.00) – individual players only and not groups. Our practice area is only available to members, residents and on the day players.

Tee times are in 4 balls (Argyll & Bute residents can mix 4 households & West Dunbartonshire residents can also play in 4 balls but a max of 2 households) – The Wee Demon is the reverse of this as it is in West Dunbartonshire and the Carrick Argyll & Bute.

Our first time is 08.00 midweek and 07.30 weekends, with our last bookable time being approximately 4pm due to light (to play 9 we recommend no later than 4pm and 18, 2pm)

Rental push trollies available to hire, clubs are not at present

Buggies will now be blue badge holders only due to the winter conditions. We have two available, they must be pre booked prior to arriving and your blue badge must be shown on collection of the buggy. A decision on disabled buggy use will be made at 7am daily, so please email prior to travelling to check if they are on or not (members can check the Facebook forum or Club V1 app).

Please read the following guidelines carefully and if you have any questions please don't hesitate to contact us.



  • Golf course opening times for both courses – 08.00 – 18.00 (Carrick 07.30 weekends).
  • Face coverings are essential for using the golf shop and toilet facilities indoors (currently closed).
  • Tee times are restricted to a minimum of 10-minute intervals.
  • Maximum numbers – 4 balls – please see more information above
  • Bookings to be made online only for up to 2 players, 3rd and 4th players added by emailing
  • Please do not visit the golf course without a confirmed tee time.
  • We strongly recommend match play golf at all times (ex competitions)
  • All booking widows are now restored to your normal member privileges
  • Do not visit the golf course if you are demonstrating any symptoms of COVID-19.
  • Buggies must be pre-booked in advance to allow us to prepare these for your arrival. Collection of pre-booked buggies from the 1st tee on the day.
  • Please follow all Government guidelines here



  • Arrive at the Club ready to play golf and put your golf shoes on in the car park.
  • We ask that you arrive for your tee time no earlier than 15 minutes prior to your booked tee time
  • Please park your car in the car park with consideration to the safety of yourself, other users and social distancing.
  • The locker rooms will remain closed
  • Proceed to the 1st tee with your playing partner no earlier than 5 minutes before your Tee time.
  • The putting green and practice nets at The Carrick Golf Course can be used however only do so with consideration to the safety of yourself, other users and social distancing.
  • If playing with another member not within your household we would ask that you keep 2 meters apart and consider the safety of yourself and your playing partner.
  • You may be asked on occasion to show your membership card, please ensure you carry this at all times when playing golf.


To reduce the potential for cross contamination, on course litter bin lids, bunker rakes, benches and ball washers have all been removed from use. Additional to these changes the following should be followed:

  • Do not touch or remove the flagstick at any time.
  • 12” gimme rule is recommended by all players.
  • Do not swap score cards – please mark your own card.
  • Do not share hired buggies.
  • Do not shake hands on completion of your round.
  • Outdoor shoe cleaner not available to use
  • After your round we would ask that you do not congregate at the car park or golf shop and
  • Leave immediately after your game of golf unless using the Clubhouse restaurant.


Driving Range

  • The driving range will be open from 08.00 – 18.00 (last balls 17.00)
  • Balls to be collected from the activity centre or 1st tee (card payment only)
  • Max 1 person per bay
  • Non tee range, fairway woods and irons only
  • Max 1 person only on the short game area at any time
  • Any unused balls please collect and return to the activity centre along with your basket


Rental Equipment

  • Buggies are now blue badge only due to weather conditions, please email to reserve a buggy – max 1 household per buggy. Buggies cannot be hired after 2pm.
  • Push trollies limited to 10, to ensure you get one we advise pre booking.
  • We will have designated sanitised and non-sanitised areas for you to collect and drop off your trolley, it is important that you adhere to this procedure to ensure peoples safety.
  • All payment are to be made pre arrival and by card only


Members Competitions

Check in, payment and scorecards are at the first tee (exact cash only and dropped into a box at the first tee) - Wee Demon non sweep competitions, simply collect a card and follow the below.

  • Members mark their playing partner’s card and do not swap at any time (new Club V1 members app also in use)
  • Covid 19 rules apply i.e. preferred lies in the bunkers and do not touch flagsticks, the ball must rest in the hole to be deemed “holed out”.
  • On finishing your round all cards (only markers signature) to be dropped into a drop box at the clubhouse – Wee Demon members to drop into a box at the Marina reception or post through the door (unless using the live scoring app).
  • Scores will be added by the team, we anticipate a 48 hour turn around for scores to be uploaded.
  • Winnings (Carrick only) can only be collected a min of 72 hours after play from the golf shop.

If you would like to amend or cancel your booking please email the team at or call 01389 312210 and we will be happy to assist you.

Thank you for your support and cooperation.