The GUI and ILGU have confirmed that golf clubs in the Republic of Ireland will close under Level 5 restrictions.
Golf clubs had been allowed to open during the previous restrictions but they will now be closed for a period of at least six weeks.
All sport apart from elite level will close down during Level 5, with only professional rugby, soccer and horse racing going ahead, along with the GAA championships at senior level.
There was confusion among golfers up until today as the GUI and ILGU continued talks with Sport Ireland on Tuesday.
However, a statement has now confirmed the closure of golf clubs.
“Following intensive engagament over the past 48 hours, we have been informed this afternoon by Sport Ireland that, very regrettably golf clubs must close under the new level 5 restrictions,” the statement read.
“Essential course maintenance is permitted to continue under level 5. We have sought clarity on the issuse as to whether ranges/practice facilities can remain open for exempted activities. We will update clubs on this as soon as possible.”