There has been some speculation that with South Ayrshire returning to Tier 3 from Friday 11 December at 6.00pm this has opened the door for members living out-with South Ayrshire to recommence booking tee times and travelling to the Club.
I regret to advise that, following advice received via South Ayrshire Council from Brian Anderson , Chief Inspector – Area Commander, Police Scotland, South Ayrshire Area Command, Ayr that neither the Scottish Government travel guidance nor the apparent exemption in relation to golf would permit members living outside South Ayrshire to travel to the Club for the purpose of playing golf. For the time being only members resident in South Ayrshire are permitted to book times and/or play.
Unfortunately, the 5 mile exemption does not apply as there is no point on either of the boundaries between North Ayrshire and East Ayrshire that is less than 5 miles by road from the Club, which is how the Chief Inspector has indicated the measurement should be calculated.
Committee are extremely disappointed that this is the case and can totally understand the frustration felt by those members of the Club who are currently excluded from using the Club.
Regrettably, any members out-with South Ayrshire who have a time for this weekend (12/13 Dec) will not be able to use it and the Starters have been asked to remove their names from the tee sheet.