Due to the new direction notice that came into effect yesterday the golf club is in a position to ease some of our restrictions. The committee have consulted yesterday and made the following decisions of how we can operate going forward:
Effective Wednesday 13th May
1: Competitions to be made available on Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays (as was the case pre covid19). Competition fees & voucher prizes will return. All 18 hole competitions will be $10 and no charge for 9 hole competitions.
2: For all play (social or competition) on Wednesdays and Saturdays it is mandatory to book in via the member's portal.
3: Group sizes will be reinstated to a maximum of 4. Time spacing between groups will be reduced to 12 minutes. People to avoid arriving at the club more than 20 minutes before their allocated tee time.
4: The Club house will be open on Wednesdays and Saturdays for the following services:
- Registering in comps & recording of scores via the touch screen at the starters desk.
- Please continue to use good hygiene when doing this.
- Access to toilets.
- Sale of Food or Drink (Alcoholic or Non-Alcoholic) for consumption on the course is still not allowed by legislation.
5: The Club house will be closed on other days of the week. If wishing to participate in a competition on Friday or Sunday you will need to access a card from outside and deposit your card & $10 into the green fees honesty box. A member of the Captain's committee will process those cards.
6: NTP & birdies on par 3's to be reinstated for Wednesdays and Saturdays. Friday & Sunday comps have birdies on par 3's only. These are to be recorded on players cards and the whiteboard inside on days that the club house is open. Players are encouraged to carry their own tape measure for measuring NTP's.
7: Players to continue to mark their own card.
8: Preferred lies continue for all bunkers. (No rakes in bunkers).
9: Players are strongly encouraged to continue putting with the flag stick in the hole.
10: Social distance laws remain in SA so this applies over the entire course. We need to avoid gatherings of more than 10 people and individuals need to continue to practice social distance from others.
11: Reciprocal members from other Riverland golf clubs are welcome back to play at Loxton. As per members if they wish to play on Wednesdays or Saturdays they must book in prior to arrival. They can ring the Club but any member is able to help them out with doing this for them if they request.
The booking sheets will be updated later today with the new time spacings and group sizes. This may affect existing bookings but I will try and replace them all. Please check that your booking is still there later today. Please note the booking sheet becomes available 21 days before each comp so members can book in for their preferred time slots 3 weeks in advance to avoid disappointment. It is important to clarify that booking in is not committing you to the competition. This is not done until you register on the day. The booking sheet is merely reserving a tee time.
The course is still closed to the general public or travelling visitors. This will be reviewed at our next committee meeting on Tuesday 19th May.
I would like to thank members for their patience throughout these times. It has been frustrating for all of us but we are starting to see some light.
Please understand that the Committee is trying to reinstate things as soon as we feel it is both safe to do so and the law allows us to. With each change we have been considering & weighing up Federal Government advice, State Government laws, State Government advice & Golf Australia advice before making decisions that we believe is in the best interest of not only our staff, volunteers and members but also the entire Riverland community.
We will continue to monitor these changes so that we can return to full operations as soon as possible.
If anyone has any concerns or wishing to sek clarification please contact a committee member to discuss.
Loxton's superb golf course located 8kms from the town, presents a relaxed and social atmosphere, perfect for golfing enthusiasts. The 18 hole course has been ranked among the Top Ten courses in South Australia, the Top 100 Australian country courses and the Top 40 Australian public access courses, playable for less than $40 green fees.
The Loxton Golf Club plays host to a large number of tournaments each year which are strongly supported by golfers from intra and interstate.
Make time to visit Loxton and play our golf course, you will not be disappointed!
We are a club that relies strongly on volunteers and without those valued people we could not maintain our course to the high standard that it is known for.