The extent and speed of COVID-19 developments has been unprecedented. It is now clear that, considering Government advice, various restrictions have made international and long-distance travel an unrealistic option for the immediate future.
The Club has considered the actions proposed by the Tour Operators that are involved in the administration both of golfers’ travel arrangements and the booking of tee times in seeking to determine an appropriate response.
Accordingly, for those who have a confirmed reservation at Muirfield up to and including 30 September 2020, but cannot fulfil the reservation as a direct result of Coronavirus (COVID-19), you will, if you choose to, be able to notify us of this in advance of the date of your booking and, either at that time or in due course, rebook another date. We recognise that rearranging a visit to the Club may not be straightforward and in order to assist those concerned, the Club will allow the rebooking option referred to above to be valid for replacement bookings in both 2021 and 2022.*
At the time of writing this, there is no certainty as to when sporting events will return to normal, but it is clear from Press reports that many events are being postponed until the Autumn of this year. Accordingly, we will be reviewing the position for guests travelling from 01 October 2020 onwards in due course.
The diary for 2021 bookings at Muirfield is now open. As mentioned above, bookings for 2022 will also be accepted for any group that has cancelled an existing booking made for a day up to and including June 2020 as a direct result of COVID-19 disruption.
Thank you for your continued support and loyalty and we look forward to welcoming you to Muirfield in the near future.
* Please note that, together with any other terms notified to those with bookings, the “Notes for the Guidance of Visitors” supplied at the time of booking, as updated from time to time and available on request from the Club, will continue to apply to bookings and any rebookings made under this discretionary rebooking option. Clubhouse facilities will only be available where the Club determines that it is able to offer such facilities in line with Government guidance. Golfers whose booking is made through a Tour Operator should liaise with that operator. Further COVID-19 developments may require the Club to issue additional guidance in due course.
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