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Council-run golf courses in North and South Lanarkshire have been closed as authorities look to stem the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.

The Daily Record is reporting that the Palacerigg and Lochview golf courses in North Lanarkshire shut at the close of business yesterday along with all other culture leisure facilities in the region.

A council spokesman said: “These are very challenging times for everyone and we appreciate your understanding, support and co-operation.”

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Meanwhile, in South Lanarkshire, the region’s four 18-hole courses – Biggar, Hollandbush, Langlands and Torrance House – as well as its two nine-hole courses, Larkhall and Strathclyde Park, have also been forced to close temporarily.

David Booth, the general manager of South Lanarkshire Leisure and Culture, said: “We take this step with regret and we do understand that it will be a serious inconvenience to all the many people who make use of, and enjoy, our services.


“However, we really have no choice, as this move is entirely in line with the public health advice we are all being given by our governments and their science and medical advisers to delay the transmission of the virus.

“We look forward to reopening our doors as soon as the advice is that it is appropriate to do so.”

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Langlands Golf Club has since announced that, whilst its course is closing, it intends to keep its clubhouse open.

A statement from the club said: “We have implemented a strict regime for maintaining hygiene standards within the clubhouse and ensuring as far as we possibly can that Langlands Golf Club is a safe experience for all.”

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Michael McEwan is the Deputy Editor of bunkered and has been part of the team since 2004. In that time, he has interviewed almost every major figure within the sport, from Jack Nicklaus, to Rory McIlroy, to Donald Trump. The host of the multi award-winning bunkered Podcast and a member of Balfron Golfing Society, Michael is the author of three books and is the 2023 PPA Scotland 'Writer of the Year' and 'Columnist of the Year'. Dislikes white belts, yellow balls and iron headcovers. Likes being drawn out of the media ballot to play Augusta National.

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