CORONAVIRUS – COVID 19
To protect the health and wellbeing of our members, guests and staff, 13th Beach Golf Links has been pro-active in operational changes as recommended by the Australian Government and Golf Australia. In summary, the following changes have been implemented:
- We ask all members, visitors and staff to not attend the club if you are feeling unwell.
- The Australian Government has implemented a strict self-isolation requirement for all international travellers returning to Australia including Australian citizens effective from the 15th We ask if this applies to you, please do not attend the club or play on the golf courses until the applicable quarantine period has expired.
- Wash hands regularly. Signs are in place in the bathrooms in the Clubhouse. Wash thoroughly with hot water and soap for 20 seconds.
- Towels are no longer available in the locker rooms and bathrooms. Paper towels are to be used in their place.
- Cash is no longer accepted and therefore members may use EFTPOS or Member account to pay for comps, golf shop purchases and food & beverage. We ask all visitors to use pay wave/touchless payment for purchases.
- Cough and sneeze by covering your mouth with a tissue, or cough or sneeze into your elbow.
- You may prefer not to shake hands, don’t be offended.
- Additional cleaning of all touch points throughout the Clubhouse and facilities.
- Tables within the restaurant have been moved further apart to facilitate social distancing. Outside areas are available for seating.
- Communal water stations removed.
- Sugar sachets introduced, salt and pepper shakers available from the bar.
- Cutlery removed from tables, provided with food.
- Until further notice, the restaurant will not be offering dinner service. We will continue to offer breakfast and lunch from 7am until 2.30pm, 7 days a week and snacks, including pizzas and takeaways from 2.30pm until 6pm on Wednesday and Saturday.
- Recommendation that the flagstick is left in the hole when all players are putting out to avoid contact with it.
- Small flagsticks removed on the practice putting greens.
- Carts are sanitised after each guest
We will continue to monitor the situation closely and implement additional measures as appropriate when directed by the Australian Government.
On a positive note, golf as a sport can still be played and our changes allow for this to continue. Appropriate social distancing is able to be observed while playing, it provides a level of exercise, access to fresh air, social engagement and the opportunity to switch off from the constant stream of news.
We thank you for your support and understanding during this challenging time.