Golf in Saudi- lockdown lifted.
The Saudi Golf Federation (SGF) has confirmed that all of the country’s domestic golf courses will reopen from Sunday May 31. Although summer temperatures are getting closer, this news will be welcome to the keen golfers currently in the Kingdom.
However, there are strict health and safety guidelines and precautionary measures that golf clubs must adhere to, if continued play is to be permitted. As part of these new measures, golfers must pre-book their round in advance, and wear masks upon arrival. Temperature checks will also be conducted on arrival for all members and anyone showing signs of illness will be asked to leave the course.
Commenting on the measures put in place to ensure golf’s safe return in Saudi Arabia, Majed Al-Sorour, CEO of the Saudi Golf Federation, said: “It is great news that we are now in a position to reintroduce the game we all love across the Kingdom, in line with the latest government regulations. As one of the sports which can be played safely during this period, we urge everyone to be respectful of the phased approach taken by the Saudi Golf Federation.”
In March the inaugural Saudi Ladies International was postponed due to the virus and has been rescheduled for October 8-11th at the Royal Greens Golf & Country Club in the King Abdullah Economic City. More details on that and the current guidance on playing golf in Saudi can be found at Golf Saudi's official website.