Kilmore Golf Club
KILMORE GOLF CLUB RULES AND PROCEDURES SPECIFIC TO COVID-19
All golfers who play at Kilmore Golf Club must follow all of these rules and procedures which will be updated and emailed to members regularly as well as being placed in the Golf Shop window. Please read them carefully and regularly as the rules and procedures could be modified at any time.
Golf bookings – You must book in advance in order to play golf. Phone 0437 712 973 to book a tee time (business hours). Maximum group size is four. There will be no “roll-up play” allowed.
Social distancing – Keep a distance of at least 1.5 metres from others at all times. Please adhere to the Government’s social distancing rules when at the club, in the carpark, in the Golf Shop, on the course and when using the practice facilities. Do not congregate in groups before or after your round. Do not touch others’ equipment or belongings. Do not attend the club for any reason other than to play golf at your designated time.
Hygiene and cleaning – Please do not touch anything that is not your own equipment and use the hand sanitiser that is available in the golf shop before and after your round. It would be good practice to use your own hand sanitiser regularly during your round. We are cleaning our hire carts after each use as well as “frequent touch points” around the Golf Shop and toilets.
Illness – If you are experiencing any cold, flu or fever type symptoms, please do not attend the club. Instead, go and get tested for COVID-19 as soon as possible. If someone who has visited the club tests positive for COVID-19, all people who were at the course will be contacted.
Competitions – Competitions will be held on Saturday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. The daily competition format will be STABLEFORD unless informed otherwise. Please use the handicap calculation posters in the shop window to calculate your daily handicap. There will be no nearest the pin competitions. Board, trophy and medal events have been postponed until further notice. There will be 10 minutes between each tee time and all play must begin on the first tee.
Saturday and Wednesday Competitions
Please phone 0437 712 973 to book a tee time. The first tee will be 8.00am and the last tee time will be 12.30pm.
Tuesday and Thursday Competitions
Please phone 0434 197 327 to book a tee time. The first tee time will be 9.30am and the last tee time will be 10.00am (dependent on numbers of participants).
Before your round
Arrival – Check in at the Golf Shop 10 minutes prior to your tee time (wait in your car if early). According to section 6(3)(c) of the Government’s ‘Restricted Activities Directions (No 7)’ it is a requirement that the operator of the golf club must take the name, phone number and time attending for every person who attends the golf club. Scorecards can be collected from the honesty box.
Golf Shop – No more than 3 people allowed in the Golf Shop at a time (including staff). The clubhouse will be closed (except the toilets).
Drink sales – Drinks will not be sold at the club until further notice.
Transactions Please use card to make purchases. Avoid using cash if possible. If the Golf Shop is closed upon arrival and departure, place your fees in the honesty box shute or pay by direct transfer to BSB: 083 644, A/C: 515 789 899
Practice green, fairway and nets – No more than 4 people on the practice green at a time. No more than 4 people on the practice fairway at a time. Please use the top tier only. One person per practice net.
During your round
Carts – One person per cart. No exceptions.
Tee off – Please wait until the group in front has left the tee before proceeding to that tee.
Scorecard marking – Mark your own scorecard in the PLAYER column. Mark your partner’s score in the MARKER column. Verbally check scores throughout and upon completion of the round. Sign your own card only. Do not sign your partner’s card. You must put the correct date on the scorecard.
Bunkers – If your ball finishes in a bunker, you may take a preferred lie within the bunker without penalty. After your shot, smooth the area with your feet. Rakes will not be on the course.
Flagstick – The flagsticks must not be touched at any time. Do not take the flagstick out of the hole. Use your putter to straighten the flagstick if it is leaning over.
Sand buckets – Sand buckets will be available for members to loan for the time being. Please keep it with your equipment and return when notified. Green fee players shall not use a sand bucket – please replace your divot where possible.
Drink taps and ball washers – Not to be used.
After your round
Hand shaking – Do not shake hands or make contact with your partners before, during or after the round. Maintain a 1.5-metre distance from others at all times.
Scorecard submission – Hand in your scorecard at the Golf Shop. If closed, place in honesty box shute after your round.
Departure – Please depart the club as soon as you have submitted your scorecard. No congregating around the Golf Shop or in the carpark.
Temporary local rules
Preferred lies (hand span/card width) in the general area (formerly “through the green”) without penalty.
Bunkers – preferred lie (hand span/card width) without penalty.
Golf clubs in NSW have been fined $20,000 because members have breached social distancing rules and Golf Australia’s procedures as outlined above. We cannot afford that. Please think of the club and other members first and follow all of the rules and procedures. If you are unsure about something, please ask.
These rules and procedures are adapted from Golf Australia’s recommendations. We MUST follow them.
Club Details: Anderson Road, Kilmore, Victoria, Australia 3764.
Phone: (03) 5782 1123 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Kilmore Golf Club is situated 25 minutes drive from the northern suburbs of Melbourne.