Important Information

Blainroe Golf Club Health & Safety 

Corona Virus Covid-19 Update Messag

The significant restrictions announced by the Government and which came into force nationally from midnight 24 March 2020, remain in effect until 19 April 2020, unless a decision is made to extend that date. These restrictions closed all non-essential retail businesses and facilities, and included the closure of golf clubs. Government approval was given to allow for the maintenance of courses, we are therefore able to carry out mowing of greens, fairways and undertake other essential ongoing maintenance. 

From Wednesday 25 March 2020 we have complied with these national regulations and we notified you that all areas of the club (course, internal practice area and external practice area) are not to be used in any circumstances during this closure period.

We must impress upon members again that this still remains the case and that the Management Committee, who will be held responsible for any breaches, will be obliged to take action against any member who is found to be in breach of this instruction. At this time, no golfers may use any of the club’s practice facilities or the course itself. 

Please keep safe and best wishes to you and your family during this period. Please continue to adhere to all advise given by the HSE on their Covid-19 Corona Virus pages here and other government sources. 

Thank you 

Blainroe Golf Club Health & Safety

On behalf of Blainroe Golf Club Management Committee


GUI and ILGU recommend all clubs and facilities to close

Urgent response requires all golf clubs, courses and facilities to close

Following the recent announcements by the UK and Irish Governments in relation to the coronavirus pandemic, the GUI and ILGU recommend that all golf clubs, practice facilities and courses across the island close with immediate effect until April 19th 2020.

While golf is an outdoor sport that allows players to exercise in the fresh air, the message is clear. People must stay at home to help to contain the spread of COVID-19.

The Unions recognise the need clubs may have for business support at this time. We will monitor options available and engage with the relevant sporting bodies in due course to make representations for our member clubs.

We know that these decisions are difficult ones to make, but right now, it is our shared responsibility to prioritise the health of our local communities by working together to follow the respective Government guidelines. In doing so, this will ensure that we get the opportunity to play the game that we all love as soon as it is safe to do so.

For security and essential maintenance purposes, greenkeeping staff can still attend work.

All work must be carried out in strict accordance with government guidelines on physical (social) distancing. Clubs should divide course staff into two teams where possible and if one becomes unavailable, the other team will still be okay to work.

You will appreciate that this is a very fluid situation with new developments almost daily. We will continue to liaise with the appropriate authorities, and will ensure that our clubs are kept informed as to recommended best practice at all times.