Update – 26.10.2020
Update – 20.10.2020
Today we received an update from Golf Australia with updates regarding the return to golf. Some we predicted, some we can’t understand and some we suspect will change quickly.
Regardless, as always, we endeavor to follow the new rules and ensure we are looking out for everyone’s safety.
Below are the updates from Golf Australia:
– Golf can recommence being played in groups of two.
– Club competitions can not be conducted. Social scores can, however, be submitted for handicapping purposes.
– Practice facilities are closed
All services must be delivered outside, including pro shop services.
– Rental clubs, golf carts and pull buggies can not be provided for hire (GA are looking for further clarification regarding medical certificates)
– Food and beverage facilities can not operate
(GA are again asking for more info, as this doesn’t align with take away shops etc.)
– Clubhouses can open only for usage of toilet facilities
– Members can only play at a course within 25 kilometres of their home, or permitted workplace
Very strict rules compared to last time. What we can say is that at least we have golf back. We can see that Golf Australia are working hard to get some of the obvious items amended, but until then, these are the new formalities.
This means that Eagle Ridge Golf Course is operating from the main entrance window, where you will be able to check in for your golf game and then head to the tee.
Per previous communication, you must only turn up 10mins prior to your tee time or you will be asked to return to your vehicle.
As always, the second we get any more updates we will be letting you know.
Importantly, we are open today from 7am. Be sure to book online and we cannot wait to see you again.
Update – 23.7.2020
All bookings must be made online – click here to book
All play will be in groups of 2.
You should not travel further than you need to and you should play at the golf course closest to your home.
You must not turn up more than 10 minutes before your tee time and once your game is complete you must leave and head home.
If you have any questions regarding your booking please email email@example.com
Golf carts should only be used by a person who has a disability, is over the age of 65, or who can demonstrate that they require one due to having special needs. Proof of age or medical certificate may be requested. Please do not be offended if asked, staff are simply following the guidelines.
No mask, no play.
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.
All staff are required to wear a mask also.
Food and Beverage
We have food and beverage available, but only as a takeaway option.
You will not be able to sit after your game and enjoy a beverage, as once you finish the game you must leave.
Our practice facilities are all shut, as we are unable to keep a proper distance between players.
New Local Rules – Effective Immediately
BUNKERS – Update
Rakes have been removed from all bunkers. Players are asked to smooth out footprints they leave behind as a result of their entry, exit and shot. Do this with your foot or club.
Bunkers – Temporary Local Rule (per advice from R&A)
You may take a 2 card lengths preferred lie, no nearer to the hole, in the bunker. Please note the ball must remain in the bunker when taking the preferred lie.
Flagstick – Temporary Local Rule
The flagstick is NOT to be removed.
Remember: If any part of the ball is in the hole below the surface of the putting green, the ball is treated as holed even if the entire ball is not below the surface
Scorecards – Temporary Local Rule
Scorecards do not need to be swapped between players. You are to confer with your playing partner in relation to their score and check that both scores are recorded correctly.
A marker is no longer required to sign the card.
Your Health Responsibility
We respectfully ask visitors and members to not attend the clubhouse or play golf if any of the following applies to you:
- You have any cold or flu symptoms.
- You have returned from any international travel in the past 14 days.
- You have had contact in the past 14 days with any person who has been diagnosed with COVID-19.
Please also see below the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services webpage for further information.
Any questions give us a call on (03) 5988 2500.
On behalf of the team at Eagle Ridge Golf Course,