The Kalgoorlie Golf Course will open to players from tomorrow, as the City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder begins to reopen its community facilities in line with the State Government’s Phase Two of restrictions easing.
City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder CEO John Walker said that although golf had not been banned, social distancing restrictions for staff and players had made it unviable to keep the course open.
“Our greenkeepers have used the shut down as an opportunity to roll out some large scale maintenance on the course, especially around the greens and bunkers, so there will be some temporary greens in place for a few weeks while this is finished, but we saw an opportunity to start moving back to business as usual and we took it,” Mr Walker said.
“The driving range will be open, and we are still determining whether it is viable to reopen the Waterhole Bar and Restaurant when Phase Two comes into play next week.
“We are very excited to welcome players back to the course, although there will continue to be social distancing measures in place, and all players, including Goldfields Golf Club members, must reserve a tee time and check in at the pro shop before teeing off.”
Other restrictions include no rakes, no touching of flag poles, and no carts, including privately owned carts, being allowed on course until at least 15 June 2020.