Alternative Playing Arrangements
During the course redevelopment (July 2018 to March 2019) there will be a need for all play to be consolidated from four courses on to three. There generally will be sufficient capacity to satisfy total demand on each day of the week, especially by making additional use of tee times in the afternoon. Several initiatives will also be introduced to ensure the best playing opportunities are provided for members, which include reductions in:
- members guest play on busy days;
- corporate golf activity;
- the number of rounds played by reciprocals; and
- the number of interstate and overseas pay-for-play visitors.
In addition, non-essential course maintenance will be postponed.
These changes will initially be in effect for three months while the effectiveness of the policies and restrictions are evaluated.
The arrangements for member play (which is unrestricted) during this period, including the introduction of accompanied guests, is detailed in tables at the bottom of this page.
In addition to the above initiatives, the Club has arranged tee times at St Andrews Beach (SAB) golf course on Saturday mornings, as follows:
- Tee times will be provided on every Saturday morning during the construction works at no cost to members – 28 Saturday tee times have been arranged during July to September and this will be reviewed for future periods against member demand in the interim period;
- The booking sheet for SAB will open on the Club website 16 days in advance at 3.00pm;
- Tee times at SAB will be between 9.00am and 9.54am at 9-minute intervals; and
- All bookings will be accepted on a first in basis – guests will not be permitted.
Many of the busy days at Cape Schanck coincide with days where additional capacity is available at Long Island. However at times such as Saturday mornings, it is probable demand for tee times will exceed what is available. This will likely be the case despite arranging additional tee times at SAB and after implementing the above restrictions on course access to non-members.
It would be appreciated during this time if members can be flexible with their playing schedules when their commitments allow. Changing from popular Saturday morning tee times, for example, will not suit all – but for those who have the flexibility to adjust their weekly play to less sought after times or days will likely enjoy a better golfing experience and at the same time greatly assist both the Club and other members with the freeing up of high demand tee times.
Member and Member-Guest Play: July 2018 to September 2018