The last few weeks have been very challenging, not only for the club but all Australians as a result of the COVID-19 virus. The club has continued to operate within the state and federal government restrictions and will continue to support the requirements for social distancing.
In light of the latest restrictions, the Australian Government Department of Sport has stated that golf courses can remain open at this time, as long as proper social distancing measures are implemented.
We will continue to make the course available to those who wish to play while complying with government directives. However, we want you to consider carefully your decision to play and the possible impact on your own health and that of the wider community.
The guidelines are constantly changing and we must make changes in accordance with them. With effect from midnight on Wednesday 25 March 2020 the following restrictions apply to public and member users of the golf course.
- The pro-shop doors are closed. All payments must be made through the serving window.
- There must be no more than two players in a playing group.
- We no longer hire buggies and golf clubs to players.
- When you pay, you must use a payment card. We no longer accept cash transactions.
- All practice facilities are closed. This includes: the driving range, the chipping green, the bunkers and the putting green.
- Players must not remove the flags from the holes on the course.
- We have inverted the cups in the holes. This means the ball will not drop as far and will minimise contact with the hole and the flag when you pick up your ball.
- We have removed the rakes from the bunkers. Public players should try to smooth the sand with their shoes and there are additional provisions for competition players.
We have also adopted additional measures and imposed temporary rules for club members and competitions. Club members, check out these measures in the Members lounge.
Unfortunately, we have also ceased all take-away alcohol sales from the pro-shop and the tavern.
The club is strong and robust with a real ‘family’ feel. While it is devastating that we have reached this position, it is important to maintain perspective. In addition to taking precautions for our customers and members, we must also look after our staff.
We continue to operate using a skeleton staff and when we do resume normal business, the club will be the facility that so many of you know to be the best in the south-west.