In line with Scottish Government guidance the course is now open for members and visitors. A tee booking system is in place for members to book a tee time between 7am - 9pm up to 3 days in advance, starting from Friday 29th May.
Please use this booking system and DO NOT just turn up and play.
To gain access to the booking system you must:
Once authorised you will be able to book slots available.
For Visitors please fill out this form at least one day in advance of the date you wish to play:
Visitor Booking Form
Please note the clubhouse and it facilities are not yet open to members or visitors in compilance with Scottish Government restrictions.
Guide: Google Account Set-up and Tee Booking
Club's guidance on restrictions:
1. (Edit 10/7/20) In accordance to Phase 3 guidance from Scottish Government play in groups of up to 4 people is to be permitted with no limit on the number of households provided social distancing rules are adhered to.
2. In order to manage the flow of golfers to the course a tee booking system is in place. You should not be on the course if you do not have a tee time booked. If you are playing in a 4 ball can I please ask that you book 2 tee time slots to try and ease congestion. Please also be considerate when booking your tee times as there are many people who are still working so those that can play earlier should avoid booking tee times after 5pm where possible to allow everyone a fair chance to get out and play.
3. The clubhouse, locker rooms and electric trolley shed will remain closed until we are advised that they can be re-opened and members should not enter the building under any circumstances. The practice facilities will also be closed.
With the commencement of competitions Andrew Woodward has kindly developed an online app for players to record their scores.
Scorring App instructions
Quick guide to competitions:
Competitors must register intent to play via the scoring app in the week leading up to the event.
You must arrange your own group (with at least one other player) and book a slot anytime on the day of the event via booking system.
Scores to be returned via scoring app system including NRs.
Final outcome of event will be confirmed the following day via usual HCMaster page.
You must hole out.
Preferred lies of 6 inches in bunkers.
For Matchplay draw these too will be available for viewing in HCMaster and a reminder that the top person in each group is responsible for arranging the match.
This Seasons Winners
Tanco Cup: OGC
Cupal Cup: OGC
Cupal Shield: OGC
Winter League: S Rendall
Spartan Cup: K Inkster
Centenary Cups: D Harvey (G), M Rae (N)
McVitie and Price: S Sinclair
Club Champs: A Woodward (G), E Park (N)
Over 50s: A Woodward (G), S Moar (N)
Foinaven: S Stanger
R Smith: K Inkster
A Doloughan: E McDill
Summer League: K Inkster
Jubilee Cup: S Poke
H/C Cups: S Stanger (0-10), R Oag (11-17), S Burns (18+)
Dewar Spence: A Stanger
Edin. Quaich: R Oag
Ladies Cup: S Stanger
Ackroyd Cup: D A Slater
Captain's Cup: A W Sutherland
Eclectic: K Inkster
Order of Merit: S Sinclair
Final Fling: North
Most Improved: A Stanger
Winter League is back but not quite as we know it!
It's still on a Sunday but you can arrange your own time/group.
Please use Andrews scoring app (link above) to register you are competing each Sunday and Ronald Thomson is still collecting payments (Twenty pound in a sealed envelope which is credited against your name - still just two pound per Sunday and any winnings will be added to your account).
With so many new players this winter it's worth mentioning here the few extra special rules we use just in the Winter League:
Bunkers are out of play - if you go in one you can take a free drop out of it but not nearer the hole.
Preferred lies - if your ball is on cut grass (tee, fairway, fringe, green) you can mark, clean and place your ball within 6 inches of where it was (not nearer the hole).
Plugged lie - if your ball is plugged (broken the surface of the earth) you can lift, clean and drop the ball from knee height anywhere (inc rough). If it's on a cut grass area you can still take a preferred lie of course.
Lost ball - if you lose your ball instead of going back you can just drop another ball in the area it was lost and add a penalty shot. So if you lost your tee shot you'd drop a ball and be playing your third shot.
Please the click link below for details for joining the club for this season. Payment can be made via BACS and the form e-mailed to the Secretary (details in link):
2020 SGC Membership Form
Course footage by drone
Some great drone flyover footage from Scott here:
Course fly by
Holes 1 to 3
Golf in Orkney
Here's a good feature on golf in Orkney: Golf Passport