Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates
Point Walter Golf Course is very pleased to advise that we will be reopening for social golf from Tuesday 7 April 2020
Please read the following important information regarding COVID-19 CoronavirusThe 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 open for social golf from Tuesday the 7th of April 2020.
Mon - Sun
6.45am to 6.00pm
Update - 5/03/2020 5:00pm
Dear Loyal Customer
Point Walter Golf Course is very pleased to advise that we will be reopening for social golf from Tuesday 7th April 2020.
Please click here to book your tee time.
The following measures will be implemented to ensure a safe environment for our staff and customers:
Tee times will be limited to a maximum of two people (unless the group can prove with ID that they reside together)
Tee times will be spaced ten minutes apart
No hire equipment will be available including golf carts
No alcohol will be sold
Only take away food and are drinks will be sold
Signage will be erected to promote social distancing and this will be verbally reinforced by the Point Walter staff
All tables and chairs will be packed up from hospitality area
Customer coming into the pro shop will be limited to 4 people at a time, with designated waiting spots marked “X”;
Only EFTPOS payments will be available
Ball washers, bunker rakes, pins (flags) will be removed from the course
We look forward to welcoming you back and thank you in advance for respecting the measures we have in place to ensure a safe environment.
The Point Walter Team
Update - 31/03/2020 10:00am
To our valued Members and Guests,
Following the industry recommendation issued by Golf Australia, we are closing the course from 12pm today, 31st March 2020 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,
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
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
- 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
Can I suspend my membership, given the current situation?
All golf memberships can be put on free suspension, please contact the team to manage this.
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.
Are casual rounds still available for purchase?
Casual rounds and bookings are still available.