AN IMPORTANT MESSAGE FOR MEMBERS & GUESTS
It is with great sadness as a result of the government announcement on Sunday 22nd March 2020, Narooma Golf Club will close it’s clubhouse doors, until further notice.
The good news is our proshop will continue to operate and the golf course will now remain open for use (please see detailed update below)
We will keep you updated with changes to golf as they happen.
We thank you for your continued support and look forward to seeing you all once we have knocked this virus on the head. .
We hope to see you all very soon, stay safe.
Thanks from the Board, Management & staff of Narooma Golf Club
UPDATE ON COURSE CLOSURE…….ITS OPEN AGAIN
Here we go again!!!
Both the Golf NSW and Clubs NSW associations in consultation with the sport department of NSW have today reconsidered and advised that golf is considered an activity that can continue to be played in line with Public Health Orders relating to public gathering limits, social distancing, and the elderly.
The statement from the Office of Sport – NSW Government is as follows:
The Office of Sport would like to clarify the advice that went out on Monday 30 March 2020.
As you know, there are now restrictions around public gatherings and rules around leaving your home. These new measures are in place to keep the community safe during the COVID-19 outbreak. But it is important to note that people are allowed to leave their homes for the purpose of exercise. For more information on the new restrictions, please visit https://preview.nsw.gov.au/covid-19/public-health-orders
What does this mean for sport and active recreation organisations?
The NSW Government has issued guidelines allowing people to go outside and exercise. Any form of exercise is to be undertaken in compliance with the Public Health Orders, meaning that people must not participate in groups greater than two persons at any point in time. Therefore, individual sports such as golf and tennis can continue provided the Public Health Orders are complied with.
Maintaining the public’s physical and mental well-being is now as important as ever. Where possible, it is important sporting clubs and organisations continue to allow people to exercise, so long as social distancing is practised and rules around public gatherings of no more than two people are complied with.
So with this in mind the Narooma Golf Club will be open from tomorrow Thursday 2nd Apr 2020 from 8am for social play only. Medley competitions will now be on Saturdays/Tuesdays/Thursdays starting from this Saturday 4th Apr 2020. All those who wish to play this Saturday will need to contact the pro shop on Friday (4476-0507) to confirm your booking time. Players will be sent out in pairs at 6min intervals, 1 player per cart. Social distancing to be observed at all times and hands to be washed and cleaned where possible. The pro staff will be disinfecting all areas relating to golf much as humanly possible.
Social golf will be available on Sundays/Mondays/Wednesdays/Fridays from 8am till 2pm until further notice. Bookings are essential to insure social distancing policy. These will be 10min intervals.
These playing conditions may change from time to time as we have already experienced so keep watching out for emails and updates on the web.
UPDATE: Friday April 3rd 2020
Hope this message finds you all well and in good health.
We have received information from Golf NSW today that two family members who live together cannot share a golf cart for comps or social play. Social distancing regulations apply to everyone and will be enforced. Only one golf bag per cart is permissible.
Members are reminded to respect the 1.5m distancing from staff and other members and to wash your hands thoroughly for 20 seconds (best practice) or use sanitiser where possible. We ordered sanitisers many weeks ago and unfortunately have still not received them yet.
You need to monitor yourself for symptoms. If you (or someone in your household) develop even a mild cough or low-grade fever (37.3 or above) you should stay home and self-isolate for a period of 14 days, avoiding close contact with people and you should seek medical advice.
Members who may have had a test or about to test to see if they have COVID-19 should not patronise the club facilities until their results are clear.
UPDATE for golf members Weds 8th April 2020
Hello to you all, another update which now seems to be the norm with changes happening overnight. Firstly, I would like to thank you all for your patience with all the changes and regulations lately and for observing the social distancing rules put in place around the course it has been very much appreciated.
One area that does get a little messy with numbers at times is around the pro shop area. We have moved forward the tee off area for the 7th hole to the lady’s tee to help decrease golfers in this area. Golf carts will be spaced out also to assist moving numbers apart. When your lining up to pay for your game, waiting to tee off or on completion of your round please obey the social distancing and move on as quickly as possible. I have already heard of a group of 3 golfers being fined $1,000 each on a north coast golf course.
The following changes will be implemented from Thursday 16th Apr 2020;
- The course and pro shop will be open for competitions on Thursday/Saturday/Tuesday only except for next Tuesday 14th & Wednesday 15th as the course will be closed for renovation of the greens. The pro shop will be open from 6am till 5.30pm on these days.
- Friday/Sunday/Monday/Wednesday the course and pro shop will be closed. Members and their guests only may utilise the course at their own discretion and must still observe social distancing as required by the state. If you wish to play outside of competition times you must still book in. Our greens staff will be monitoring this on a daily basis.
- Due to restrictions on groups, golf carts will be in very short supply so if you don’t want to miss out please ensure you book your cart.
- The BBQ will be fired up for service on Thursdays and Saturdays starting from tomorrow. Again please observe social distancing.
- If your golf clubs and or buggies are stored in the locker storage area you will only have access to them on the three competitions days mentioned. Pre plan to avoid disappointment.
That’s all for now, enjoy your golf and please observe the social distancing rules plus wash your hands frequently. Stay safe and see you around the course soon.
Welcome to Narooma Golf Club
Recognised as one of Australia’s top 100 golf courses, and famous for “Hogan’s Hole”, Narooma Golf Club is set on one of the most spectacular coastlines in the world.
The Clubhouse is a popular, South Coast venue for weddings and other functions. Relax and enjoy the relaxed atmosphere and amazing view from the clubhouse, or on our back deck, while dining from our in- house Brasserie “Paul’s on the Course” or while having a cold refreshment from the selection of beverages available at our bars.