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Friday 29 May 2020

Dear member,

This eNews concerns the reopening of the Clubhouse. 

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Welcome Back

With the Clubhouse set to reopen on 1st June, hear from Alan, Marg and Jane about what they have been up to during the pandemic........

Staged reopening from Monday 1st June

The Premier of Victoria the Hon. Daniel Andrews MP announced on the 25th of this month that from 11.59pm on 31st May, restaurants, cafes and other hospitality businesses can resume dine-in service with several restrictions. 

Accordingly, The Barwon Heads Golf Club Clubhouse will reopen on Monday 1st June from 7:00am to 5:00pm daily. Closing times may extend longer on the busy competition days.

The key restrictions applicable to visiting the Clubhouse are:

  • Up to 20 seated patrons per enclosed space is permitted. e.g. 20 in the Members' Lounge plus 20 in the Links Room. This number may be increased later in the month.
  • Alcohol can only be served with a meal, which is more than a ‘snack’. The Club will provide members with a range of meals to comply with this requirement.
  • Members and staff must abide by physical distancing requirements. Limits will be placed on entry to comply with the density requirements allowed within a single space - one customer per four square metres.
  • Tables will be spaced at least 1.5m apart.
  • The Club is required to request contact details, first name and the phone number, of every member/guest entering the dining areas to assist in rapid contact tracing. Other safety precautions will also be undertaken, including extra cleaning. It goes without saying that staff, members and their guests should not enter the Clubhouse if unwell.

Please read about the procedures we ask that everyone follows below.

In the lead up to the announcement the Club has been working diligently to determine the safest and most appropriate way to reopen the Clubhouse once the COVID-19 state of emergency restrictions were removed. 


  • At this stage, access to the Clubhouse is for members and their guests only.
  • 'Dining' is breakfast and lunch service only. Bookings for dining are strongly encouraged- call reception on 5255 6255.
  • Evening dining will resume at a date to be determined. 
  • The takeaway meal service will continue. (See article below).
  • Everyone entering the Clubhouse must wash their hands or use the supplied sanitiser upon entry.

  • Members and guests must sign in at the Veranda Bar, after which staff will direct you to your table.

  • Table service only, please do not approach the bar.  A staff member with take your order at the table. 

  • Tables will be spaced at least 1.5m apart. Maximum six people per table. Do not move tables.

  • Government restrictions require that alcohol can only be served with a meal, which is more than a snack.

  • The Club is now cashless, only member accounts or eftpos/credit (tap preferred) can be used.

  • Takeaway meals can be picked up at the Veranda Bar.  

  • Members and guests to follow staff direction always.

What areas remain closed?

  • Bridge play within the Clubhouse remains postponed and The Learmonth Room remains closed
  • The Billiards Room
  • Committee Room
  • Accommodation - See below.

Social Distancing Requirements

Members must observe all social distancing requirements.


The temporary service window 'Under the Arch' will be closed from Monday 1st June, however, the Club's kitchen will continue to offer a takeaway meal service. Menus will change regularly and will be offered with matching wines.

The service is for members only and requires pre-ordering via an easy online form. Collection will be from Veranda Bar. Charges will be applied to your member account or against any unused house levy.

Orders are being accepted now. Click the link below for more details and to take you to the member-only menu/order form.

Functions, events...

Yes, holding a function or event is possible depending on numbers and the date you are considering. Please contact the Club on 03 5255 6255 or use the contact us form to make an enquiry.


No date has been fixed for reopening the Club's accommodation, however, enquiries are being accepted. For priority, we encourage members to express their interest early to secure rooms for group stay and play getaways.


As the Club and its staff do everything to comply with Victorian Government restrictions, we ask all members to accept the measures above. Apart from the possible health implications, Victoria Police can issue spot fines of up to $1,652 for individuals and up to $9,913 for businesses. These can increase to up to $20,000 for individuals and $100,0000 for businesses through the court system. 


Use the contact us form via the link below.

Barwon Heads Golf Club

PHONE: 03 5255 6255

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