Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates

Please read the following important information regarding COVID-19 Coronavirus

The venue is working to ensure the health and safety of all patrons and staff is maintained. We want to address the growing fears around the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and share with you the information we have at the current time.

We are working to ensure our centre remains a safe place to visit and work. The health and safety of our community is our main priority, we always uphold a high standard of hygiene within the centre, however are taking extra precautions during this time.

We hope you will do what you can to take care of yourself and those around you, we also encourage you to use and support our community facility with confidence while it is safe to do so.

Please see the latest update on the situation below.

Remember if you are feeling unwell or showing symptoms of the flu, cough or cold to please remain away from the centre until you are feeling 100%.

The course will be
re-opening from
Friday, 11th June!

 

Update - 18/06/21

Great news! Yarrambat Park Golf Course is open with density limits in accordance with Government directives.

What does this mean for you, our members and guests? 

  • ⛳ Golf is open for all members and public
    • Tee intervals resume as per normal (10min intervals)
    • No limits on number of people permitted on course
    • 100m distancing must be maintained by each group
  • 🦎⛳ Goanna Golf Mini Golf is open with a maximum group limit of 20 and a 100 person capacity
  • 🍽️ Seated dining only - 50 indoor (1 person x 4sqm rule applies) and 50 outdoor
  • 🏌️ Putting and chipping areas - open with a limit of 20
  • 🏌️‍♀️ Driving range - open
  • 📝 Bookings only 
  • 🙅 No walk-ins 
  • 🤳 QR check-ins 
  • 😷 Wear your mask indoors in the Pro Shop
  • 🕒 Do not arrive more than 10 minutes prior to your tee time

Membership    

  • Your membership was automatically re-activated from Friday, 11th of June

PLEASE BRING YOUR MASK

Masks will be required indoors at all times unless eating or drinking. Your face mask must be worn when moving around the clubhouse. 

Please check our Facebook page and your email inbox to for continued advice. We thank you for your cooperation and support and are looking forward to connecting with you again very soon.  

To get in touch with our customer care team please complete and submit your details through our Contact Us page on our website. 

Update - 10/06/21

Great news! Yarrambat Park Golf Course will be re-opening on Friday the 11th of June with density limits in accordance with Government directives.

What does this mean for you, our members and guests? 

  • ⛳ Golf is open for members and public living within a 25km radius
    • Tee intervals resume as per normal (10min intervals)
    • No limits on number of people permitted on course
    • 100m distancing must be maintained by each group
 
  • 🦎⛳ Goanna Golf Mini Golf is open with a maximum group limit of 10 and a 100 person capacity
 
  • 🍽️ Seated dining only - 50 indoor and 50 outdoor
     
  • 🤔 We're awaiting clarification on practice facilities
    • 🏌️ Putting and chipping areas - open with a limit of 10
    • 🏌️‍♀️ Driving range - open for lessons and clinics, otherwise closed until futher notice
       
  • 📝 Bookings only 
  • 🙅 No walk-ins 
  • 🤳 QR check-ins 
  • 😷 Wear your mask indoors in the Pro Shop and outdoors at all times
  • 🕒 Do not arrive more than 10 minutes prior to your tee time

Membership    

  • Your membership will be automatically re-activated from Friday, 11th of June. Free suspensions are available for any members living outside the permitted 25km radius - please get in touch to 'opt out'.

PLEASE BRING YOUR MASK

Masks will be required indoors and outdoors at all times. Your face mask must be worn when moving around the clubhouse. 
 

🔎 Golf Australia's operations advice for Metropolitan Victoria

Based on information released by the Victorian Government, Golf Australia can recommend the following for all clubs and facilities in Metropolitan Melbourne:

All golf facilities in Metropolitan Melbourne can reopen for business on Friday, June 11;

  • There are no limits on the number of players that can play

    • NB: There is no venue limit if a 100m distance can be maintained within groups. Golf was specifically highlighted in the government’s release on this topic.
  • The outdoor gathering limit is 10 people;
     

  • Competitions cannot be conducted, however handicapping of social scores is permitted;
     

  • All indoor coaching facilities must remain closed;
     

  • Food and beverage service can resume for a maximum of 100 people per venue, for seated service only. This 100-person cap must be observed as follows;

    • A maximum cap of 50 people indoors
       

    • A maximum cap of 50 people outdoors
       

    • Group sizes limited to a maximum of 10
       

    • Maximum caps are allowed provided the density quotient of 1 person per 4 square metres can be observed.
       

  • Masks must be worn indoor unless eating or drinking, or outdoors at all times;
     

  • Service Victoria QR requirements have been expanded to include mandatory check in across all retail settings and workplaces;
     

  • Group coaching can recommence in groups of ten or less (including the coach);
     

  • The 25 kilometre movement limit applies to members and public.

Please check our Facebook page and your email inbox to for continued advice. We thank you for your cooperation and support and are looking forward to connecting with you again very soon.  

To get in touch with our customer care team please complete and submit your details through our Contact Us page on our website. 

Update - 02/06/21

EXTENDED Circuit Breaker Lockdown

As per State Government directive, the current restrictions will remain in place for a further seven days. We will be closed until Friday 11 June. 
Read more here VIC Government Update 

 

This period is subject to change in line with the extended circuit breaker lockdown revisions from the State Government.  

Due to this temporary closure, the following will continue:  

 

Your Membership    

  • Your membership will be placed on a free suspension for the further 7-day closure period. 

  • All future bookings you have made (for the closure period) will be cancelled.   

  • We will contact you once the advised temporary closure period concludes, or as directed by the Government.    

  • We will be giving you FREE access to the Home Fitness Network during the closure period, please check your email for how to claim your access. 

 

What does the EXTENDED circuit breaker lockdown mean? 

You are required to stay home and within 10km of your home, with five exceptions: 

  • Shopping for essentials like groceries, medicine and necessary supplies 

  • Medical or healthcare needs, including compassionate requirements and looking after the vulnerable 

  • Exercise within your neighbourhood, with your household members, your intimate partner, or one other person who is not from your household or your partner for up to two hours per day 

  • Authorised work or study 

  • To get your COVID-19 vaccination 

 

Restrictions including mask-wearing remain in place. 

Read more here VIC Government Update 

 

I booked in for a session. Will these run as planned? 
Unfortunately, not. Any booked sessions will be cancelled because we must keep our doors until the extended lockdown period concludes. We will keep you updated on re-opening. 
  

Please check our Facebook page and your email inbox to for continued advice. We thank you for your cooperation and support and are looking forward to connecting with you again very soon.  

To get in touch with our customer care team please complete and submit your details through our Contact Us page on our website. 


 

At this time, we are providing members with FREE access to the Belgravia Foundation’s Mental Health eLearning Program (MHeLP). 
 

MHeLP is an online resource that equips the learner to better understand their own and others mental health and improves their confidence to support someone living with a mental health condition.  
 

Click Here to Access FREE MHeLP Training 
 

Please check our Facebook page and your email inbox to for continued advice. We thank you for your cooperation and support and are looking forward to connecting with you again very soon.  

To get in touch with our customer care team please complete and submit your details through our Contact Us page on our website. 

Update - 27/05/2021

7-Day Circuit Breaker Lockdown in place 

 As per State Government directive, we will be closed effective from 11.59pm tonight (Thursday 27 May) until 11.59pm Thursday 3 June. 

This period is subject to change in line with revisions from the state government.  

Due to this temporary closure, please read below what this will mean for you, our members and guests.    

By staying at home and limiting contact with other people, we can each help to protect the elderly, the at-risk, and healthcare workers and slow the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19).   

Your Membership    

  • Your membership will be placed on a free suspension for the 7-day closure period. 
  • All future bookings you have made (for the closure period) will be cancelled.   
  • We will contact you once the advised temporary closure period concludes, or as directed by the Government.    
  • We will be giving you FREE access to the Home Fitness Network during the closure period, look out for an email from us with details on how to claim your access. 

What does a 7-Day circuit breaker lockdown mean? 

You are required to stay home and within 5km of your home, with five exceptions: 

  • Shopping for essentials like groceries, medicine and necessary supplies 
  • Medical or healthcare needs, including compassionate requirements and looking after the vulnerable 
  • Exercise within their neighbourhood, with your household members, your intimate partner, or one other person who is not from your household or your partner for up to two hours per day 
  • Work, where you cannot work from home or remotely 
  • To get your COVID-19 vaccination 

I booked in for a session. Will these run as planned? 
Unfortunately, not. Any booked sessions will be cancelled because we must close our doors by close of business today – Thursday 27 May 2021. We will keep you updated on re-opening so you can start to hit the green with us again. 

Once again, we thank you for your cooperation and support during this period. We cannot wait to reopen our doors and welcome you back for a round!  

We’ll continue to keep you informed, as any updates are made by the state government. Please check our Facebook page and your email inbox to for the latest advice. 

Let's work hard, together as a community to stop the spread! We look forward to once again seeing you return and enjoy our facilities.   

To get in touch with our customer care team please complete and submit your details through our Contact Us page on our website. 

Read more here VIC Government Update 

Update - 25/05/2021

Face masks must be worn when visiting

As per State Government directive, revised restrictions apply effective 6pm tonight – Tuesday 25 May – Melbourne metro. 

Masks will be required indoors and outdoors where people cannot physically distance. Your face mask must be worn when visiting our centre except when drinking. 

We will be open with density limits in accordance with Government directives. Please refer to signage in our Venue for details. 

To get in touch with our customer care team please complete and submit your details through our Contact Us page on our website. 

Thank you for your patience as we work to stop the spread of COVID-19 and keep our community safe. These restrictions are a "responsible step" to take to curb the outbreak.  

Update - 24/03/2021

Update. Eased restrictions and Check-In requirements 

In line with the announcement from the VIC Government, from 6pm on Friday 26 March, Victoria will further relax its COVIDSafe Settings. 

Face masks will no longer be required in retail settings but Victorians will still need to carry one with them at all times. 

There will no longer be limits on capacity (other than 1 per 2sqm density quotient). Please check our website for operating and timetable updates. 

As required by the VIC Government, we must manage Check-In and Out for Contact Tracing record keeping. 

What does this mean for you and us? 

  • Pen and paper contract tracing methods are no longer a suitable form of contact tracing 
  • All members, staff and visitors should Check in using the Services Vic app 

How to use the Services Vic app? 

  • The free Services Vic app is available for download from the Google Play Store and Apple App Store. 
  • You should use the Services Vic app each time you enter and exit our facility 

If you do not have a smartphone or are unable to use one, others in your group can check in for you or staff at the premises will be able to check you in manually. 

For more information and FAQs, CLICK HERE 

Our Centre’s COVIDSafe initiatives and practices are still in place to ensure a safe experience in our venue. This includes the use and provision of hand sanitiser stations, social distancing measures and revisions to our classes to cater for capacity restrictions.  

Click HERE for information from VIC Govt. 

Thank you for your cooperation as we work to stay COVID-Safe.

Update - 17/02/2020 11am

❗ IMPORTANT MEMBER UPDATE ❗   

As per State Government directive, we will be re-opening on Thursday 18-February

Masks will be required indoors and outdoors where people cannot physically distance. Your face mask must be worn when visiting our centre except when in the pool, exercising or drinking. 

We will re-open with density limits in accordance with Government directives. Please check our timetable and refer to signage in our Centre for details. 

To get in touch with our customer care team please complete and submit your details through our Contact Us page on our website. 

Thank you for your patience as we work to stop the spread of COVID-19 and keep our community safe.  

Read VIC Govt statement here: 210217 - Statement From The Premier.pdf 

Update - 18/12/2020 1:00pm

The State Government and health officials have imposed new border restrictions as a result of the growing coronavirus cluster in Sydney's Northern Beaches.  

Effective immediately (18.12.20) anyone travelling or travelled since Dec 11 from the NSW hotspot areas will need to be tested and self-isolate for two weeks. 

This includes visitors and residents returning home. 

For the health and safety of our guests and visitors we ask these restrictions to be followed. If you are  
feeling unwell or showing flu like symptoms to please get tested and not travel. 

If this impacts your plans or any planned visit to our venue, please contact our staff to discuss your options.  

For full info and specific hotspot areas please visit: 
https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/coronavirus?gclid=CjwKCAiAoOz-BRBdEiwAyuvA6xPgJU7fkPOwyKgi-sb5rLuT-e6Wld8OdWTv_3PCe3zzO0HwYd_R7hoC5U0QAvD_BwE 
 
Stay Safe and Have a Happy Holidays. 

Update - 12.02.2021 1.53pm

❗ IMPORTANT MEMBER UPDATE ❗   

As per State Government directive, we will be closed effective from 11.59pm tonight (Friday 12 February) until 11.59pm Wednesday 17 February. 

This period is subject to change in line with revisions from the state government. 

Due to this temporary closure, please read below what this will mean for you, our members and users.   

By staying at home and limiting contact with other people, we can each help to protect the elderly, the at-risk, and healthcare workers and slow the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19).  

Membership   

  • Your membership will be placed on a free suspension for the 5-day closure period.  

  • All future bookings you have made (for the closure period) will be cancelled.  

  • We will contact you once the advised temporary closure period concludes, or as directed by the Government.   

  • Watch for an email tomorrow with how to access our Home Fitness Network for FREE during the closure.  

What does a 5-Day lockdown mean? 

You are required to stay home and within 5km of your home, with four exceptions: 

  • Shopping for essentials like groceries, medicine and necessary supplies 

  • Medical or healthcare needs, including compassionate requirements and looking after the vulnerable 

  • Exercise within their neighbourhood, with your household members, your intimate partner, or one other person who is not from your household or your partner for up to two hours per day 

  • Work, where you cannot work from home or remotely 

I booked in for a session. Will these run as planned? 
Unfortunately, not. Any booked sessions will be cancelled because we must close our doors by close of business today – Friday 12 February 2021. We will keep you updated on re-opening so you can start to train with us again. 
 
Once again, we thank you for your cooperation and support during this period. We cannot wait to reopen our doors and to continue with our commitment to keeping you physically and mentally fit and healthy.  

We’ll continue to keep you informed, as any updates are made by the state government. Please check our Facebook page and your email inbox to for the latest advice. 

Let's work hard, together as a community to stop the spread! We look forward to once again seeing you return and enjoy our facilities.   

To get in touch with our customer care team please complete and submit your details through our Contact Us page on our website. 

Read VIC Govt updates here: Department of Health and Human Services Victoria | Coronavirus (COVID-19) daily update (dhhs.vic.gov.au) 

Update - 18/12/2020 1:00pm

The State Government and health officials have imposed new border restrictions as a result of the growing coronavirus cluster in Sydney's Northern Beaches.  

Effective immediately (18.12.20) anyone travelling or travelled since Dec 11 from the NSW hotspot areas will need to be tested and self-isolate for two weeks. 

This includes visitors and residents returning home. 

For the health and safety of our guests and visitors we ask these restrictions to be followed. If you are  
feeling unwell or showing flu like symptoms to please get tested and not travel. 

If this impacts your plans or any planned visit to our venue, please contact our staff to discuss your options.  

For full info and specific hotspot areas please visit: 
https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/coronavirus?gclid=CjwKCAiAoOz-BRBdEiwAyuvA6xPgJU7fkPOwyKgi-sb5rLuT-e6Wld8OdWTv_3PCe3zzO0HwYd_R7hoC5U0QAvD_BwE 
 
Stay Safe and Have a Happy Holidays. 

Update - 23/11/2020 1:00pm 

 

GOLF OPERATIONS

From Monday the 23rd of November

• Golf can be played in groups of four, regardless of whether they are from the same household or not
• Club competitions can be conducted. Non-contact scoring methods such as digital submission is highly recommended.
• Pro shops may operate, providing social distancing and maximum density requirements are observed
• Rental clubs, golf carts and pull buggies can be provided for hire, with all equipment cleaned before and after each use
• Players may share a cart
• Multi-tee and shotgun starts are permitted, however clubs/facilities must take into account the increased rate of gathering that occurs with these starting options and ensure that all gathering limits in all areas of the club can be adhered to. Currently that gathering limit is 50.
• Shared equipment must be cleaned after each use. As such, Golf Australia recommends that clubs/facilities continue to apply the temporary local rules contained within the play management guidelines, located at https://www.golf.org.au/club-guidance-managing-play-in-the-covid-19-environment .
• Practice facilities, including driving ranges, may operate providing social distancing can occur, and a distance of 1.5 metres is maintained at all times
• MyGolf, Get Into Golf and group coaching programs can be conducted for groups of up to 10, plus the coach. Please note that, at all times while not undertaking strenuous activity, the coach and pupils must wear a face mask.


FOOD & BEVERAGE OPERATIONS

From Monday the 23rd of November

Indoors:
• Venues less than 200sqm of floorspace subject to density quotient of 1 per 2sqm up to a total of 50 patrons. QR codes must be used for venues using the small indoor venue density quotient. No group limit.
• Venues 200sqm of floorspace or larger subject to density quotient of 1 per 4sqm up to 150 patrons. No group limit.
• All patrons must be seated and table service provided

Outdoors:
• Up to 300 patrons per venue outdoors, subject to density quotient of 1 per 2sqm.
• Total venue capacity cannot exceed 300 people including both indoor and outdoor spaces.
• All patrons must be seated and table service provided

 

GENERAL REQUIREMENTS

General Gathering Limits

Individual gatherings of people must remain at less than 50. Clubs/facilities should take all necessary steps to ensure that gatherings both formal and informal remain under this limit.

COVIDSafe Plans

All businesses that are operating or have staff present must have a COVIDSafe plan in place. The template is provided by the Victorian Government and is available at https://www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au/covidsafe-plan.

Travel Restrictions

As travel restrictions no longer apply, participants and customers may travel anywhere in Victoria to attend a golf club or facility. Clubs and facilities no longer need to check the location of a participants and customers primary residential address, however record keeping requirements continue to apply.

Record Keeping

Clubs and facilities must continue to adhere to the record keeping requirements. That is, the name and phone number must be recorded of all persons who attend the premises for more than 15 minutes. Clubs/facilities may adopt various strategies to ensure this is completed including mandatory bookings for the use of the course, practice facilities and the clubhouse.

Face Coverings

Based on advice provided by the Victorian DHHS, Golf Australia recommends the following:
• Face coverings must be worn when:
- Indoors, unless eating or drinking
- Outdoors when you cannot physically distance
• All persons must carry a mask with them if they are not wearing it.
Management of people who present who are unwell, experiencing any cold, flu or fever type symptoms
As per health guidelines Golf Australia continues to recommend to clubs/facilities to advise their members and guests if they are experiencing any cold, flu or fever type symptoms they must not visit the facility. Additionally, we recommend that these persons should seek to get tested for COVID-19 as soon as possible.
Requirements of non-sporting attendees such as parents and spectators
Spectators are now permitted at sporting events, subject to venue capacity. Golf clubs/facilities are limited to a maximum of 500 people on premise at any one time.

Change rooms / Toilets

Change room facilities and indoor toilets canbe used, with a maximum of20 people only, with a limit ofone person per four square metres.Golf Australia recommends that itemssuch as shoe cleaners, sun creams,hairbrushesand combs, hair geland hair dryers from locker roomsshould be removed.Where possible, leavedoors ajarso theneed to push doors open or turn door knobsis removed. Per above,it is important that clubs/facilities are comfortable in managing these restrictions.

Update - 28/10/2020 1:00pm 

Golf Australia Update

Victorian Government Announcement – October 26, 2020


On Monday, October 26, the Victorian Government announced changes to restrictions in Metropolitan Melbourne from 11:59 pm on Tuesday, October 27.

Overnight, the Chief Health Officer’s directives have been released.

 

Operations advice – Metropolitan Melbourne

Golf Operations:

Based on information released by the Victorian Government, Golf Australia can recommend the following for all clubs in Metropolitan Melbourne: 

  • Golf can recommence being played in groups of four, regardless of whether they are from the same household or not

  • Club competitions can be conducted

  • Golfers can only play at a course within 25 kilometres of their home or permitted workplace until 11:59 pm on November 8.

  • Pro shops may operate from inside, providing social distancing and maximum density requirements are observed

  • Rental clubs, golf carts, range balls and pull buggies can be provided for hire, with all equipment cleaned before and after each use

  • Practice facilities, including driving ranges, may operate providing social distancing can occur, and a distance of 1.5 metres is maintained at all times

  • MyGolf, Get Into Golf and group coaching programs can recommence for groups of up to 10, plus the coach. Please note that, at all times while not undertaking strenuous activity, the coach and pupils must wear a face mask.

  • Masks must still be worn when playing golf. Face mask requirements are located here

  • Clubs/facilities must continue to comply with the record keeping requirements. That is, name and phone number recorded of all persons who attend the premises for more than 15 minutes. A template to assist is located here

  • All clubs/facilities are required to have a COVIDSafe Plan in place.


We continue to seek clarity on the following points:

  • Capacities & restrictions in relation to motorised carts 

  • While it is clear that golf carts can be hired to individuals, we continue to seek clarity, and if necessary an exemption, to allow two occupants to share a cart.


Food & Beverage Operations:

Clubs/facilities will be allowed to recommence seated hospitality operations from 28 October, 2020 under the following conditions.

Indoors:

  • A maximum of 10 people per group

  • A maximum of 10 people per indoor space, up to maximum of 20 people per venue indoors

  • All patrons must be seated

  • Capacities are subject to the density requirement of one person per four square metres 

Outdoors:

  • A maximum of 10 people per group

  • A maximum of 50 people per venue

  • Capacity is subject to the density requirement of one person per two square metres

For avoidance of doubt, this means a total cap of 70 people per venue (20 indoors, 50 outdoors)

All clubs/facilities are required to have a COVIDSafe Plan in place.
 

Link to DHHS directives:

Once released, we will provide the links to the new DHHS directives that apply

COVIDSafe Plans:

Clubs/facilities are reminded that all workplaces and operations must have a COVIDSafe plan in place. A range of resources relating to the COVIDSafe plans are available below:


Further changes from November 8th

Yesterday’s announcement also indicated that from November the 8th:

  • It is anticipated that golfers will be able to travel into and out of Regional Victoria and Metropolitan Melbourne to play golf, with the 25km limit also being lifted

  • That up to 40 patrons indoors and 70 patrons outdoors may be provided seated hospitality service

Update - 18/10/2020 5:00pm

We are pleased to announce a return to play for golf in Metropolitan Melbourne sooner than what was previously reported. 

Golf Australia's initial advice was that social golf would not return as a permitted form of outdoor recreation until at least the Third Stepon 26th October 2020. 

Following today's announcement from Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews, plans to re-open golf courses have been moved forward to tomorrow! 

What you need to know about the Second Step:
• ✅ 2-ball groups only
• ✅ 9-holes only
• ✅ Outdoor check-in processes, i.e.
◦ Online bookings only
◦ EFTPOS transactions only
• ✅ Takeaway food available

• ❌ No equipment hire
• ❌ No BYO
• ❌ Driving range closed
• ❌ Practice areas closed
• ❌ Mini golf closed

• • • • • •

*Link to bookings page: https://yarrambat.quick18.com/teetimes/searchmatrix
*More info on re-opening: http://bit.ly/ReOpeningRoadmap
*More info on our COVIDSafe Plan: https://yarrambatgolf.com.au/play/covidsafe-plan 

Update - 27/09/2020 5:00pm

Victorian Government Announcement – September 27, 2020
 
On September 27, the Victorian Premier made an announcement regarding golf in Metropolitan Melbourne.
 
Golf Australia is disappointed with the announcement yesterday by Victoria Premier Daniel Andrews that all golf clubs and facilities in metropolitan Melbourne must remain closed.
 
Since the beginning of the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have been liaising with Sport & Recreation Victoria, VicSport, the Office of Minister for Sport and the Office of Minister for Community Sport and submitted Return to Play plans to all.
 
Within that Return to Play submission, we have requested:
  • Golf to be played in groups of four
  • Club Competitions to be allowed
  • Practice areas and driving ranges to be able to operate under physical distancing restrictions
  • MyGolf, Get Into Golf and coaching to be able to operate under physical distancing restrictions
  • Clubs/facilities are able to offer hire equipment to participants
 We believe that under strict and specific safety protocols that golf can be played at minimal risk to the public. The physical and mental health benefits that our sport provides are extremely important to our community and the State.
 
We have seen these safety protocols – including keeping gloves on and not touching hands with playing partners, not sharing carts, leaving flags in, reducing hole depth, greater times between groups, not exchanging cards, not using bunker rakes and maintaining personal hygiene – implemented professionally throughout golf club and facilities through the course of the pandemic, here in Victoria, across the country and worldwide.
 
Golf Australia will continue to advocate for a return of our sport in metropolitan Melbourne as soon as possible.

Update - 02/08/2020 8:00pm

Victorian Government Announcement – August 2, 2020
 
On Sunday, August 2, the Victorian Government announced that from 6:00 pm on Sunday the 2nd of August, Victoria will enter a State of Disaster.
 
Operations advice – Metropolitan Melbourne
 
Based on the statement made by the Premier of Victoria, Daniel Andrews, and advice received from the Victorian Government:

  • All golf clubs and facilities in Metropolitan Melbourne must close from 6pm on Sunday, August 2 until further advised.

  •  Golf Australia will provide further advice on the access of essential staff to clubs/facilities such as greenkeepers as soon as practicable following engagement with the Victorian Government.

Update - 28/07/2020 5:00pm

Stage 3 Restrictions are now in force at Yarrambat Park Golf Course 

  • Click here for our latest communication regarding a Return to 18-Hole-Play for members, as well as rules regarding equipment hire and the use of personal golf carts at Yarrambat Park Golf Course 

Update - 21/07/2020 1:00pm

Stage 3 Restrictions are now in force at Yarrambat Park Golf Course 

 

Please note  The following changes to our previous update on 10th July 2020: 

  • Golf cart exemption

    Golf Australia have advocated for a motorised cart exemption for people over the age of 65, or people with special needs. 

    • A doctor's certificate will be required to be added to our permitted users register 

  • Face masks must be worn at all times 

    You are required to wear a face mask every time you leave your house. 😷 Please wear your mask in our clubhouse, and remove it during play if breathing starts to feel difficult. Maintain your social distancing at all times. 

    Golf Australia update (22/07/20):

    • All golfers must wear a face covering or face mask when playing golf in Metropolitan Melbourne and Mitchell Shire, unless they are affected by a relevant medical condition such as breathing difficulties (e.g. Asthma), a serious skin condition on the face, a disability or a mental health condition.

    • Players will be asked to leave the facility immediately if they are not wearing a face covering, unless they are affected by a relevant medical condition.
       
    • It is recommended that clubs/facilities seek a medical certificate or other proof of exemption for players who state they have a valid reason not to wear a face covering. 
      • For the avoidance of doubt, DHHS have published the following: 
        When an individual is doing any exercise or physical activity where they are out of breath or puffing (e.g. jogging or running, but not walking), you must have a face covering on you and wear it when you finish exercising. 
  • Click here for our latest communication regarding Stage 3 Restrictions and what this means for you, our members and guests.

  • Click here for more information on Golf Australia's guidelines to Stage 3 Restrictions. 

Update - 10/07/2020 5:30pm

Stage 3 Restrictions are now in force at Yarrambat Park Golf Course

Please note  while golf is back in groups of two, we still need your help to keep eachother safe. In line with the most recent Government update, all players must pre-book their round and confirm via ✅ checkbox declaration that they have (1) read the below terms and policies; and (2) will adhere to conditions of our COVID-19 Safety Plan whilst onsite. 

  • Click here for our latest communication regarding Stage 3 Restrictions and what this means for you, our members and guests.

  • Click here for more information on Golf Australia's guidelines to Stage 3 Restrictions. 

Update - 30/06/2020 5:30pm

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Latest State Government Announcement

Victorian Premier Dan Andrews has confirmed that there will be increased COVID-19 restrictions to ten Victorian postcodes, which have been declared as COVID-19 hotspots. Unfortunately, some of the listed postcodes are located nearby to our golf course.   

We are working through what this means for our facility and will share advice with you to keep you updated and informed. 

Please continue to check this page and your email inbox for information from us. 

FAQ - I live in a nominated lockdown suburb Expand all

What does this mean for me?

Click here to see our communication regarding the Latest Government Announcement and what local lockdowns mean for you. 

If you reside in one of these listed suburbs, you will not be permitted on course for the remainder of July: 

  • 3012 – Maidstone, West Footscray, Kingsville, Brooklyn, Tottenham
  • 3021 – St Albans, Kealba, Albanvale, Kings Park
  • 3032 – Maribyrnong, Ascot Vale, Travancore, Highpoint City
  • 3038 – Taylors Lakes, Keilor Downs, Keilor Lodge, Watergardens
  • 3042 – Airport West, Niddrie, Keilor Park
  • 3046 – Glenroy, Hadfield, Oak Park• 3047 – Broadmeadows, Dallas, Jacana
  • 3055 – Brunswick West, Brunswick South, Moonee Vale, Moreland West
  • 3060 – Fawkner
  • 3064 – Craigieburn, Roxburgh Park, Mickleham, Kalkallo, Donnybrook

Can I suspend my membership, given the current situation?

All golf memberships will be put on free suspension. We are managing this process on your behalf and you will receive an email to confirm suspension. 

If you notice that debits are still occurring, please contact the Pro Shop as your postcode details may not be up-to-date.

Are casual golf rounds, mini golf rounds or driving range visits still available for purchase?

Unfortunately if you reside in a nominated lockdown post-code, we strongly recommend that you do not attend the facility this month due to golf not being a permitted reason to leave your home. 

For more DHHS information on the recreational activity of golf, click here.

What happens to Golf Lessons that I have booked?

If you have any Golf Lessons that need be amended, please contact your Golf Pro directly.

General - What are we doing to minimise health risks at the course and facilities?

The course and facility will remain vigilant in implementing infection control procedures, including 100% COVID-19 Infection Control Training for our staff, daily cleaning in accordance with DHHS recommendations, the promotion of healthy hygiene habits and making hand sanitiser available for staff and patrons to use.

Read our latest update on 22/06/2020 for more information on our best-practice precautions.

General - What information and advice will help our members and casual visitors?

For now, the best advice is to follow some simple steps to help slow the spread of the virus and to reduce the risk of infection. Follow the information and tips to help improve your safety and wellbeing, from Department of Health website

Stay up to date with this Coronavirus Updates page for all local information. 

General - If I have or am undergoing a period of self-isolation, what happens to my membership?

If you are showing symptoms or have been recommended by a Health Professional to self isolate, you should be staying at home and minimising contact with others. Please contact the team to discuss your free suspensions options.

General - What if I or a group member has traveled recently?

We ask that members, guests, and the general public wishing to access our course adhere to the health and travel declaration and practice good personal hygiene. If they feel unwell, they should not come to the club and instead, seek immediate medical attention. Keeping the course safe is a collective effort from everyone.

Update - 22/06/2020 9:00am

Following COVID-19 announcements from the Victorian State Government at 3pm, 20th June 2020, we are announcing the following updates to our best-practice precautions as at Monday, 22nd of June 2020:


Driving Range – Update

  • Our Zone 1 density restrictions will remain in force, to maintain appropriate social distancing in this area (up to a maximum of 20)
    • Grass tee remains closed until further notice
    • Only the designated bays will be operational
    • Spectators will only be permitted within density restrictions in Zone 1
    • If at full occupancy, golfers are to stand in pink overflow waiting hub until driving range bays become available for use
  • ‘No driver’ rule will remain in force, to limit contact with balls  
    • Tip balls into tub
    • Place balls with club
    • Help us stay contactless

Golf – Update

  • Our Zone 2 density restrictions and spaced tee times will remain in force, to maintain appropriate social distancing in this area (up to a maximum of 20)
  • The waiting group are to stand in yellow overflow waiting hub until the group ahead are heading down the 1st fairway
    • No booking = No Entry: https://yarrambat.quick18.com/teetimes/searchmatrix 
    • Do not arrive prior to 10 mins before your booking
    • Our putting green is closed except for waiting groups, and designated coaching clinics
    • Our chipping area is closed except for waiting groups, and designated coaching clinics

Mini Golf – Update

Clubhouse – Update

  • Our reception will remain an area where customers are always in transit (checking in for golf, driving range and mini golf bookings)
  • Our licenced premises have resumed operation, with the serving of takeaway alcohol only (until further notice)
  • FAQ regarding onsite consumption:
    • As at 1st June 2020
      • Our advice was that kiosk meals were not permitted as part of the rules relating to consumption of alcohol onsite ‘with a meal’
      • As a result, our clubhouse sitting areas remained closed throughout this period
    • As at 22nd June 2020
      • We were getting ready last week to open up additional services based on the proposed easing of restrictions to 50 people
      • With restrictions remaining in force from today (ongoing), our clubhouse sitting areas will remain closed until further notice

As a result of the above updates, our expectation remains that customers return to their car immediately after their driving range, golf or mini golf visit, to reduce the overall community contact with our surface areas onsite. 

Management would like to thank all customers for being understanding since our re-opening on 13th May 2020. Our priority has been to keep the community safe, whilst creating as much access to our services as possible.


Message from Golf Australia 22/06/2020

Dear Victorian Golf Clubs and Facilities,

As you are aware, COVID-19 or the Coronavirus as it is more commonly known has created global health concerns regarding the disease and its infection rates.

Golf Australia is writing to provide further assistance and guidance to our clubs and facilities on this important topic.

Updated government announcement 20th June 2020

On Saturday, 20th of June, the Premier announced changes to the previously announced restrictions that were due to be implemented on Monday the 22nd of June. From the 22nd of June clubs/facilities;
  • May only have 20 people per enclosed space, provided the density limit of 1 person per 4 square metres can be met. The previously announced change to 50 people per enclosed space will therefore not occur.
  • May serve alcohol to seated patrons, with no requirement to have a meal in conjunction with the alcohol.
  • May have tables of up to 10 people
  • May conduct clinics for an unlimited number of people providing that all participants are under the age of 18
  • May conduct clinics for up to 20 people in other circumstances
*Please note, local rules for our clubhouse and hospitality areas for the time being will remain stricter than Golf Australia's recommendations. This is until we can be confident that distancing and hygiene standards are being met. 

Update - 20/06/2020 1:00pm

Following announcements from the Victorian State Government on 24th May 2020, we are pleased to announce that our animal ambassadors will be wandering back on course this weekend! We will be re-opening our nature-play mini golf course with appropriate distancing and hygiene restrictions (i.e. up to 20 people at a time) this weekend.

Please note, while Goanna Golf mini golf will be bringing back some post-iso FUN for the Nillumbik community, 💥 we still need your help to keep each other safe. 
 
Our plan to manage social distancing, congregation and customer demand
 
  • You will not be permitted to play mini-golf without a group booking
  • Do not arrive at the clubhouse more than 10 minutes prior to your group booking. If you arrive at the facility earlier, please wait at your car
  • Stand on the “X” and follow the directions of our team members at all times
  • Maintain 1.5m social distancing at all times with your playing partner (unless you live in the same household)
  • No group photos or presentations are permitted 😔 
  • Our cafe and licensed premises remains closed (for dining in) until further notice. 

Note: Management has carried out local risk assessments to inform the structuring of group bookings, with a view to maximising course access and also complying with congregation limits in and around the clubhouse area. With strict processes enforced between the car park, clubhouse, golf course and mini golf course, we are endeavouring to create as much hourly access as possible. Whilst access to our venue won't feel as relaxed and easy-going as usual, we hope you understand that the safety of our customers is our highest priority.


Our plan to manage hygiene 
 
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Our operational response following the Government announcement on 22nd March 2020 (prior to closure) will remain consistent. 

 

 

  BEST PRACTICE PRECAUTIONS ON THE COURSE 
 

Equipment

  • Balls and putters will be regularly disinfected by our team prior to your use. We will also provide you with wipes to disinfect the balls and putters when returning them to the pro shop.
  • Each group booking includes your own pencil to use
  • An option will be made available to purchase your own goanna golf ball (to keep and take with you post-round) 
  • Removal of other unnecessary touchpoints 
 
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🏪  PRECAUTIONS IN THE CLUBHOUSE:
  •  Clear, visible hygiene communications
  •  A robust cleaning schedule
  •  100% cashless transactions
  •  Sanitiser stations
  •  PPE for team members
  •  1.5m social distancing guides
  •  Limits on the number of customers permitted inside at any given time
  • Limited provision and appropriate spacing of chairs and tables
 
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Update - 11/05/2020 5:00pm

Following today's COVID-19 announcements from the Victorian State Government, we are pleased to announce that we will be re-opening the course with appropriate distancing restrictions from Wednesday 13 May 2020.

Please note, while golf is back in groups of 4, we still need your help to keep each other safe. In line with the most recent Golf Australia update, all players must pre-book their round. Our booking sheets are now open from Wednesday morning.

We look forward to seeing you back on Wednesday.
- Course Management


 SIMPLE RULES TO HELP YOU #STAYSAFE AND PLAY GOLF 
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You will not be permitted to play without a booking. You can book via the app or our website.
2.png ARRIVAL
Do not arrive earlier than 10 minutes prior to your reserved tee time. If you are early, please wait in your car.
3.png CONTACTLESS PAYMENT
We are only accepting card or online payments.  In the Club house, step to the "X", pay & proceed to wait where instructed by our team.
4.png PRACTICE PUTTING GREEN
Maximum of 4 people on the practice putting green. Please wait in the designated overflow area if practice green is fully occupied.
5.png ONLY APPROACH VACANT TEE BOX
Wait for the group ahead of you to commence their walk down the fairway.
6.png FINAL HOLE
Once finished, go straight home. You may purchase take away food or drink on your way out, but you must not congregate. Please return to your car as soon as possible.

 
Our plan to manage social distancing, congregation and customer demand
 
  • You will not be permitted to play golf without a reserved tee time
  • Do not arrive at the clubhouse more than 10 minutes prior to your tee time. If you arrive at the facility earlier, please wait at your car
  • Stand on the “X” and follow the directions of our team members at all times
  • The practice green is closed to the public and only the ‘waiting group’ will be permitted to practice (while waiting to tee off)
  • Maintain 1.5m social distancing at all times with your playing partner (unless you live in the same household)
  • Players are to leave the facility immediately after completing their round
  • Coffee can be purchased takeaway but are not to be consumed in the form of post-round debriefs
  • Our licensed premises will remain closed
  • No photos or presentations are permitted

Note: Management has carried out local risk assessments to inform the structuring of tee intervals, with a view to maximising course access and also complying with congregation limits in and around the clubhouse area. With strict processes enforced between the car park, clubhouse, practice green, and tee, we are endeavouring to create as much access as possible. Whilst access to the course won't feel as relaxed and easy-going as usual, we hope you understand that the safety of our customers is our highest priority.



Our plan to manage hygiene 
 
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Our operational response following the Government announcement on 22nd March 2020 (prior to closure) will remain consistent. 
 

  BEST PRACTICE PRECAUTIONS ON THE COURSE 
 

Flags & Holes

  • Either the removal of flag-sticks on course or,
  • Flag-sticks to remain in with a “do not touch the flag-pole” sticker, and a foam insert in the cup to raise the status of the ball once in the hole
Bunkers
  • Removal of all rakes
  • Players are requested to smooth bunkers using their feet or a club and are allowed to take preferred lies
Equipment
  • Golf carts will be limited to one person per cart and touchpoints sanitised by team members post-use
  • Refer to Management for local rules relating to use of sand buckets and course care initiatives
  • An option will be made available to purchase a personalised sand bucket to keep in your car
  • Removal of other unnecessary touchpoints, including but not limited to: ball washers, shoe cleaners and pins on the practice green
 
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🏪  PRECAUTIONS IN THE CLUBHOUSE:
 
  •  Clear, visible hygiene communications
  •  A robust cleaning schedule
  •  100% cashless transactions
  •  Sanitiser stations
  •  PPE for team members
  •  1.5m social distancing guides
  •  Limits on the number of customers permitted inside at any given time
  •  Ongoing closure of licenced premises and removal of chairs and tables
 

 

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  • Space users more than one bay apart
  • Remove all rubber tees from the mats
  • Prohibit the use of driver at all times
  • Keep practice to 'irons only' so that balls can be placed from bucket, to bowl, to mat using the club head 
  • Sanitise all range bucket handles upon their return to the Pro Shop
 
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Update - 29/03/2020 10:00am

To our valued Members and Guests,

Following the industry recommendation issued by Golf Australia, we are closing the course from COB today, 29 March 2020.

"Based on the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services directive issued as part of the Victorian Government’s Stage 2 restrictions regarding COVID-19, all golf clubs and facilities should close as soon as practicable until further notice."

As soon as we are all-clear to reopen, you’ll be the first to know!

All memberships have been suspended effective/immediately. All paid-in-full memberships will have their expiry date extended by the duration of the closure. We will continue to keep you updated, as any government decisions are announced.

In an effort to ensure you, our valued members can continue to keep fit and active in the comfort of your own home, members will be able to access our exclusive ‘Home Fitness Network’ offering.

We thank you for your cooperation and support.
Yours in Health,
Course Management

Update - 19/03/2020 11:00am

As the COVID-19 situation evolves at a rapid rate, we continue to closely monitor the situation. This morning Prime Minister Scott Morrison addressed Australia with updated Coronavirus (COVID-19) measures, to further protect Australians. These measures came into effect at 5pm (AEST) today.  

The key measure which relates to health, fitness and leisure facilities includes:  

‘Settings like gyms, indoor fitness centres and swimming pools are not required to close at this time providing they meet these requirements for social distancing and hand hygiene. Such venues should take actions to ensure regular high standards of environmental cleaning take place.’  

In line with this measure, the following measures must be practiced by all who visit our Centre, including our staff:  

  • Maintain a distance of 1.5 metres between patrons  
  • Keep up high hygiene practices, including using hand hygiene products and suitable waste receptacles need to be available, with frequent cleaning and waste disposal.  

The full media statement made by the Prime Minister of Australia may be viewed here.  

Click here to see related statements from SportAUS  and Fitness Australia

It’s important to remember that maintaining our physical and mental health is extremely important on an ongoing basis. 

Additionally, we’d like to remind you that the highest levels of cleanliness and hygiene are being maintained within our facilities. This includes:  

  • Updated signage: we’ve updated in-centre signage to include the latest information and hygiene practices as advised by the Australian Government  
  • Additional cleaning of the facility throughout the day; including frequent sanitisation of equipment, surfaces, bathrooms and other areas.   
  • Additional sanitisers and antibacterial products for your use 
  • Daily staff meetings, ensuring everyone is up to date with the latest information  

Thank you for your support and we will continue to keep you updated with any changes and developments as they occur.  

Update - 18/03/2020 5:00pm

Our Course is open for business!

We have been closely monitoring the escalating coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak in our community and across the country.

We would like to reassure all of our members that our facilities follow the strictest hygiene standards and are still safe to visit unless otherwise advised. However, we are aware of the potential for an infection within our facility and would like to update you on the precautionary measures that we have taken within our course.

We understand that some of these measures may be inconvenient, but they have been put in place to ensure that we are doing everything possible to proactively prevent an outbreak within our facility.

Please note that the measures listed below are being reviewed on a daily basis in conjunction with advice from the government and World Health Organisation.

Hygiene Action Plan

  • Signage in facilities displaying up-to-date health alerts, hygiene advice and other essential information
  • Please ensure that you wipe down all equipment thoroughly with a towel after using
  • Showering and washing prior to entering the pool
  • Please use hand-wash facilities in the bathroom

Operations Changes

Operational changes that are being implemented and encouraged at the facility that will help reduce the risk of transmission of COVID-19 include:

  • Remove use of member cards in place of providing member number at point of sale purchases
  • Remove shared items such as complimentary cheese and crackers
  • Where possible, leave doors ajar removing the need to push doors open or turn door knobs
  • Additional hand sanitiser around facility
  • No hand shaking hands or dollar bets
  • Use of drink trays for rounds of drinks
  • Removal of items such as shoe cleaners, sun creams, hair brushes and combs, hair gel and hair dryers from locker rooms
  • Sanitising motorised carts, push buggy and sand bucket handles, air compressor handles, before and after use
  • Encouraging golfers to wear their putting glove when removing the flag stick and when raking bunkers
  • Removal of cash transactions. We encourage ‘Pay-Wave’ transactions where no contact is required
  • Remove small pins from practice putting greens
Health Action Plan
  • For anyone experiencing flu, cough and cold symptoms, we ask that you refrain from visiting the facility.
  • If you did visit the facility when you were unwell, we ask that you advise the facility manager by phone or email.

Thank you for your cooperation and for respecting our responsibility to minimise risk of transmission within our course and facilities to our team and members.

Frequently Asked Questions Expand all

What are we doing to minimise health risks at the course and facilities?

The course and facility will be vigilant in implementing infection control procedures including daily cleaning in accordance with normal protocols, the promotion of healthy hygiene habits and will make hand sanitiser available for staff and patrons to use.
 

What information and advice will help our members?

For now, the best advice is to follow some simple steps to help slow the spread of the virus and to reduce the risk of infection. Follow the information and tips to help improve your safety and wellbeing, from Department of Health website

If I have or am undergoing a period of self-isolation, what happens to my membership?

If you are showing symptoms or have been recommended by a Health Professional to self isolate, you should be staying at home and minimising contact with others. Please contact the team to discuss your free suspensions options.
 

What happens to Golf Lessons that I have booked?

If you have any Golf Lessons that need be amended, please contact your Golf Pro directly.

What if I or a group member has traveled recently?

We ask that members, guests, and the general public wishing to access our course adhere to the health and travel declaration and practice good personal hygiene. If they feel unwell, they should not come to the club and instead, seek immediate medical attention. Keeping the course safe is a collective effort from everyone.

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