A GUIDE TO SECURING THE MOST COVETED TEE TIME IN GOLF
PLUS: 2020 update for COVID-19
By Chris Toll, Ginger Beer Golf Travel
But first an update …
The impact of COVID-19 pandemic on Old Course tee times in 2020 and 2021
Each year the routes to an Old Course tee time follow a similar pattern. However, the COVID-19 pandemic has caused many disruptions so far in 2020 which are having a knock-on impact on planning for 2021.
The decision of the R&A to postpone the Open Championship for a year means the tournament originally scheduled for July 2021 has now been rescheduled to July 2022. On the positive side, this means the Old Course will no longer be closed to visitors between 19th June and 19th July 2021.
However, with all courses closed just now (as at April 2020), St Andrews Links Trust (SALT) made the decision to offer any reservations on any course up to 30th June 2020 the opportunity to reschedule to 2021 or 2022.
Many clients are taking the opportunity to postpone their trip for a year. So assuming the proportion of tee times allocated between advance, reserved and ballot categories does not alter, this will almost certainly have a negative impact on remaining 2021 Old Course tee time inventory.
SALT’s temporary rescheduling policy may be extended to include reservations beyond 30th June.
“we will continue to follow government advice and will act accordingly should circumstances change. In the meantime, for course updates and further details please visit either standrews.com or any of the Trust’s social media channels”.
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