We are very excited to announce we are reopening the course from tomorrow (Wed 13th of May). Please ring the club to make a booking on (03) 5258 4344.
We will be allowing groups of four on the course. However, carts will be 1 per person unless the pair are family or living together.
We will still be enforcing a number of social distancing rules in order to comply with regulations and keep our members and staff safe.
We look forward to seeing you all soon!
With the closure of the course, our committee will continue to plan and implement a strategy for the course that will enable us to be successful into the future and ensure that we are in the best shape possible following lifting of the restrictions.
We apologise for not being able to provide golf to our members and the wider community, however we need to ensure we are complying with government regulations and taking a positive role in minimising the COVID-19 spread. We hope that our closure will not be extended past April 13, but it is a possibility and we are relying on advice from Golf Australia as well as the Victorian State Government.
It is important that everyone follows the new restrictions, as they will enable us and the community to resume to our usual activity sooner rather than later. This includes hygiene, social distancing and minimising unessential travels.
Our closure, enforced until at least April 13, means no access to the course and surrounds – this includes members. We will be continuing to maintain the course, keeping ground staff to a minimum while preserving the current condition of the course for when we reopen in the future.
See photos below for work being carried out on the course.
Following the new announcements from the State and Federal Governments from Monday evening, we have had to update our operations in order to comply with the new standards – effective immediately.
Our Golf Course and Pro Shop are remaining open – members and green fee players are still welcome.
All food and beverage from the Pro Shop will be take-away only. Players are no longer allowed to sit in the clubhouse.
We are putting in place a one person per cart rule – this is compulsory in order to comply with new social distancing standards. We will be sanitising carts regularly.
Players must be distanced from each other at all times. Approximately two club lengths can be used as a guide.
All bunker rakes have been removed and we ask bunkers are reinstated with your foot or a club. Preferred lie in bunker.
Cups on greens are now raised above putting surface. If your ball hits the cup, the putt is deemed as in.
On competition days, a scorecard return box will be placed outside. We ask that players do not gather indoors, but instead pay comp. fees and collect their card in the clubhouse one at a time. We will not be allowing anyone to sit inside the clubhouse.
The club’s front door will be locked and all players are asked to enter around the back entrance.
We expect all players comply with the following hygiene practices:
- wash your hands often with soap and running water for at least 20 seconds
- try not to touch your eyes, nose or mouth
- cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. If you don’t have a tissue, cough or sneeze into your upper sleeve or elbow
- if you feel unwell at all, please isolate yourself at home
- shaking hands is not permitted
Please do not come to the club if you are showing any signs of illness. Any members that are older or have underlying health issues are particularly vulnerable at this point in time.
If you have been diagnosed with Coronavirus, please notify the manager John Fendyk immediately and disclose anyone you have been in close contact with in the past 14 days.
If you have returned from overseas or been in contact with any potential COVID-9 cases please self-isolate for 14 days and do not come to the club.
Please also check our last update titled ‘20th of March Urgent Member’s Update’ on our website https://www.queenscliffgolfclub.com.au/club-news/. This was also emailed to all members. We expect members to continue to comply with these measures as well, where applicable.
If you require any additional information, please call the club on (03) 5258 4344 or email us at email@example.com. Please ensure you inform us immediately of any known COVID-19 cases that could be relevant to us at the club. Our members’ safety is our priority.
Member’s Update – 20th March 2020
Dear Members of Queenscliff Golf Club
The past month has been productive both on and off the course. The course condition has ensured a steady flow of visitors and our staff have, as always, offered a high level of service and hospitality. However, it is clear that we, along with the broader community, are facing several months of hardship due to the unprecedented coronavirus pandemic.
Your committee, based on advice and counsel of various parties including Golf Australia, has decided that our Club should remain open in basic operating mode whilst curtailing larger gatherings. We understand and respect that golf clubs can play an important social role in the current and emerging environment. Naturally we will update you should our status need to change.
The club has postponed two upcoming events:
- The Mallacoota Golf Club Fundraiser and
- The Easter Sunday Wendy Stapleton Music event.
These will be rescheduled to a later, safe date.
In the interests of the health and wellbeing of our staff, members and visitors during the crisis, the Club is initiating some simple but important measures to minimise the spread and effect of the virus but also allow the Club to operate.
The following recommendations have been made by the Government and Golf Australia and will be enacted from Saturday, 21 March 2020. We expect that members (and our guests) will respect and comply fully with the measures.
- Washing hands thoroughly on entering the clubhouse and after a round of golf.
- Minimise touching door and bench surfaces. (Most clubhouse doors will be propped open and the staff will regularly sanitise surfaces).
- Not using touch screens for card printing or entering scores. (The staff will do both).
- Using member fobs or credit/debit cards for all transactions. We want to minimise cash transactions.
- The Golden Shot will be suspended until further notice in light of the above.
- On the course, leave the flagstick in at all times.
- Reinstate the bunker with your foot or a club.
- Do not shake hands during or after the game.
- Golf carts to be restricted to one person only.
- If you are unwell, please do not play or visit the clubhouse.
We must all be conscious that many of our members are in the most vulnerable age group – their health and wellbeing is a priority.
We are being proactive in response to the challenges that will confront us in coming months and members are invited to raise any concerning issues with the Club Manager, John Fendyk, or members of the Committee.
We must remember that, with the current and impending closure or curtailment of many social and recreational diversions, golf remains a viable and popular option for Club members and visitors.
Our very best wishes go to you and your families at this difficult time. Keep safe.
Tony Graham – President, on behalf of the committee.
Unfortunately, due to current concerns surrounding the Coronavirus, we are postponing our upcoming Mallacoota Golf Club Fundraiser (April 3) and Wendy Stapleton Music Afternoon (April 12). We hope to reschedule these later in the year when it is safe to do so. Apologies in advance and we hope everyone stays well.
Queenscliff Golf Club
Congratulations to the winner of the Senior’s Event, Robin Ford, who won against Wally Tarticchio in the final yesterday.
Be sure to call the clubhouse on (03) 5258 4344 for a booking time this summer! 🏌️♀️