Covid-19 Lockdown Level 2 info:
As we are going back Level 2 restrictions for at least 7 Days, when a decision is to be made by Govt, we are therefore under fairly stringent hygiene controls in our operation, all around the Course.
A Major requirement we are faced with is Contact Tracing.
In discussion with other Clubs since the last Level 2 Alert we are of the opinion that our records are accurate enough to know that when you print a card, you have effectively “Checked In” and therefore won’t need to complete the manual “Check-In” procedure. However, if you don’t check in this way, you are REQUIRED to complete a “Manual” Check In procedure (eg Practice Round with No Card etc walking the dog around the perimeter..). This will however apply only to RARANGI Members – we aren’t so sure about other Club’s Data base’s integrity, so will require Manual Check-In by Visitors – NO EXCEPTIONS.
There will be a sheet at the Club Entrance point again, where you MUST print your name “Legibly” and contact details on the sheet and the time you arrived on the premises – no checkout.
This applies to Golfers and Non Golfers – everyone on our premises at any time.
We expect that everyone is using the QR Code Posted all about the Entrance way and Notice Boards and that they ensure they continue to do so as well as other measures – please help by ensuring other folk are also “following the Rules”. Member safety is our Major Priority at all times.
The Toilet blocks are able to be used – no showers, drinking fountains or ball washers available.
With appropriate sanitising, Club and Members carts are able to be accessed, as are stored clubs and trundlers.
There can be no NEW Campers/Vanners etc allowed until we get the all clear from Level 2.
We’d like all Players to bring their own personal sanitisers to supplement what we are able to provide.
General Golf Operations Guidance:
1. All players should wash and dry their hands before and after play.
2. Golfers should maintain a minimum distance of 2 metres between themselves and other groups on the course.
3. As the national handicap system will still be operational, we will be using scorecards. We will reinstate the Local Rule that prohibits the exchanging of cards .
4. Flagsticks will be on the course however they should be left in the hole and should not be touched or removed by any player.
For the immediate future, we will again use the Local Rule from NZ Golf that allows “Gimmees” when the ball is within 30cm of the hole, and the card still able to be used in the Competition and for Handicapping, to restrict repetitive contact with the flagstick.
5. Bunker rakes will be on the course this time around
6. All drinking fountains, ball washers, are closed.
Please “follow the rules!”
Keep the social distancing, (especially in the Bar area, and the gathering point when waiting to Tee Off) – embrace the hygiene protocols, look after each other and hopefully soon we are back to normal and can just enjoy the game again.
Please tell anyone that may not have email contact, that this isn’t a “practice” run
Covid is currently back out in the Community and we don’t know who has travelled from where to where and made contact with whom.
As soon as more information comes to hand and/or decisions made we will update you here and by email.
~Gordon Land, President.
Rarangi Golf Club – Simply Brilliant golf every day
The course, which snuggles between the surf of Cloudy Bay and bush clad hills dominated by Mount Robertson, offers a challenge for all grades of golfers. You can move to the rhythm of the surf on the beach, smell the ozone, watch the Tui and Fantails, admire the bush covered backdrop, and play golf all at the same time, all year round.
The tree lined, slightly undulating and easily walked course has par 4s and 5s with subtle bends that make your driving important, some new pot hole bunkers and intriguing greens ( usually quick, which generally fall away from the ocean – but not always), to test for accurate pitching, chipping and putting.
Irrigation provides excellent fairway conditions in summer, while free draining soils ensure dry underfoot conditions in winter – a truly all-weather course.
The rural setting means the course lacks the crowds of some more urban clubs, so on occasions you could have the place virtually to yourself; it would pay to bring a friend just in case.
The clubhouse is available for hire for weddings, family functions and other gatherings. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
All visitors are welcome – check our green fees. The course is easily accessible, being just a short 20 minutes, easy drive north from Blenheim turning off SH1 at Tuamarina, and after the game you can check out the friendly atmosphere in the clubhouse, or visit a vineyard to enjoy the fabulous Marlborough wines. Brilliant!