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Coronavirus Golf Updates

This page is dedicated to providing readers with information on how the COVID-19 Crisis has affected golf courses across the nation. We'll list Golf Australia updates and latest advice as well as individual Club access as it comes to hand.

LATEST NEWS

June 5 - BARNBOUGLE DUNES. Golfers, we have good news! Given the Tasmanian Government's announcement to move to stage 2 restrictions from Friday 5th June we have also adjusted our reopen dates to allow access earlier than originally stated (high five).
From Friday 5th June until Thursday 11th June we will reopen for golf only. Tee times will be restricted to between 8am and 12 midday on these days.
From Friday 12th June golf, accommodation and some food and beverage facilities will open, adhering to government guidelines at all times.
To make a booking or for more information please contact our reservations team on (03) 6356 0094 or email reservations@barnbougle.com.au
 

June 5 - MANSFIELD. Clubhouse and Dining
The health, safety and well-being of our members, employees and guests continues to be a priority.  Mansfield Golf Club management have made the decision to monitor the situation carefully before re-opening these facilities fully.
We are taking this opportunity to make some exciting changes to the venue which will substantially improve our food and beverage offering, clubhouse and dining experience.  Therefore, the clubhouse, restaurant and bar are currently closed.

June 1 - Golf is now widely available across Australia after state governments in Vic and NT recently lifted their golfing bans. As it stands, travel is possible between Victoria and NSW, with some resorts opening accommodation. Golfers can travel within their border in other states, but note certain intrastate restrictions may be in place, so it's best you refer to government websites before planning a golfing sojourn.

Many golf courses have worked extremely hard to create safe environments for member and social golf and are now open, a few are closed as they prepare a strategy for welcoming back guests in the near future.
Naturally strict protocols are in place (for example); one player per cart, rakes removed from bunkers, shallow putting cups, removal of flags, mobile scorecards, no sand buckets, extra spacing between groups etc. Golfers are also reminded to remain diligent to social distancing and practice good hygiene procedures as directed by Clubs. Let's all work together to keep golf safe and open for play! 
 

May 14 - Golf back in fours across NSW
May 12 - Golf's back in Victoria!
Apr 20 - COVID-19: Governing body Golf Australia provides an update 
Apr 3 - Golf Business Forum cancelled,
Apr 2 - Some courses re-open around the country,
Mar 31 - All Australian golf clubs advised to close,
Mar 30 - Victoria first state to completely shut down golf operations,
Mar 25 - The US PGA Announces more changes to 2020 golf season,
Mar 16 - Several planned Australian golf tournaments cancelled or postponed,
Mar 16 - US Masters put on hold as COVID-19 sweeps the world

Courses Open for Play

New South Wales

APR 22 - MORUYA. Golf course trading as normal, with social distancing practices in place. Takeaway drinks can be ordered from the bar between 8– 5 pm on Mond, Wed, Thurs and Sat only. Takeaway food starting the 30th April, we will be offering a shortened takeaway menu on Thurs, Fri and Sat between 4pm - 7pm, with no orders being taken after 6pm on the same day. Phone orders to (02) 4474 2300.

APR 22 - Beresfield shop is open from 8– 5pm for players. We are only allowing 2 players per tee, 1 player per cart (unless a proven family member) and tee times of 10min apart for comp on Saturday. Bookings required for carts, and recommended for play.

APR 8 - HAWKS NEST is open for members only, while following all the strict guidelines for play

Apr 4 - DUNTRYLEAGUE Course is still open and adhering to all Golf NSW recommendations/Rules. Members are adjusting quite well to the changes - just happy to get out and have a game! Visitors welcome, Sat comp for members only. Call the pro shop on (02) 6362 4077 for updated details.

Apr 3 - MORUYA. Moruya Golf Club’s Clubhouse is closed  until further notice. At this stage golf is still operational, you can book and pay online or contact the proshop on (02) 4474 3326.

Apr 3 - MUSWELLBROOK open for play

Apr 3 - PALM BEACH GC reports they are open for groups of 2 golfers only. Golfers are to observe all health warnings and practice social distancing.

Apr 3 - TANILBA BAY open for play. Applied a restriction to Members and people that reside in Port Stephens as well we have applied all of the COVID 19 regulations, 2 people per group, 1 person per Cart, No rakes in Bunkers, No removal of Pins etc      

Queensland

Apr 4 - WYNNUM - Open to members and guests for social play

Apr 2 - Noosa Springs advises that they are open for play and offering discounted golf everyday

South Australia

Apr 6 - HIGHERCOMBE is still open for golf and competition with strict guidelines in relation to social distancing and tee times and this includes visitors as well as members. The pro shop and associated facilities are open, contact them on (08) 8380 5266 for a tee time.

Apr 4 - LOXTON Remains open for social golf play for members only. Normal rules - play in 2’s only, clubhouse locked, social distancing required and you must leave the course immediately after play.

Apr 3 - MOUNT COMPASS has remained open to date. Restricted to groups of 2 people, social distancing required, one person and bag per golf cart and some other CV-19 changes, but at least people can get out there for a hit.

Apr 3 - MILLICENT, South Australia, is open to Members only during the current situation with Covid-19.

Tasmania

Apr 27 - DEVONPORT is open but for members only.


CLOSED

Victoria

APR 22 - HEATHCOTE hopes to open May 11

Mar 30 - ALL Victorian COURSES INSTRUCTED TO CLOSE

Apr 6 - LATROBE is closed, however they've just sent out an entertaining "Community News communication to all its members with stories, recipes, fun articles and more!

Apr 6 - BALLARAT is fully closed, reporting 2 course staff are doing min. required maintenance 3 days a week

Outside Victoria

Apr 6 - CARRAMAR is currently closed

Apr 6 - WHALEBACK closed until further notice

Apr 3 - ECHUNGA. has closed both the clubhouse and the course. This was not an easy decision to make as it significantly impacts our financial position. However the club feels that it is the only responsible thing to do in order to comply with both the letter of the law and spirit of community social distancing as espoused by the Prime Minister. We are also very aware of the message a car park full of golfers sends to the community, regardless of the distance they keep on the course. The club is looking to open again as soon as it is deemed responsible to do so.

Apr 3 - MACKAY decided to remain closed