The Prime Minister has announced that all of New Zealand will be at Alert Level 4 until at least 11.59pm on Friday 27 August and the Auckland region will be at Alert Level 4 until at least 11.59pm on Tuesday 31 August.

Remaining in Alert Level 4 means we need to be patient and the implications for golf are as follows:

  1. All golf club facilities are to remain closed.
  2. All golf courses are to remain closed for the playing of golf.
  3. Only essential golf course maintenance can be undertaken.

The specific rules for Sport and Recreation at Alert Level 4 can viewed at this link:

Golf and Alert Level 3

Later this week, Golf New Zealand will publish guidelines on the implications for golf at Alert Level 3. Indications are that the regulations will be very similar to the last time we were at Alert Level 3. This will mean a range of measures will need to be at place to enable golf to be played.
  • Whether a golf club opens for play is entirely decision for each golf club to make.
  • For those that do decide to open for golf, all facilities (club houses, pro shops etc) will need to be closed
  • And solo/bubble golf will be all that is permitted.
  • No pin flags or any other shared touch points (bunker rakes etc) will be able to be on course.
More details later in the week.

Essential Turf Maintenance
At Alert Level 4, golf course maintenance can be undertaken for minimum operations necessary to maintain condition or value. This directive is under the Government’s Workplace Guidelines as published at

Where essential maintenance is undertaken, a golf course must:
  1. Minimise, or eliminate if possible, physical interactions among staff.
  2. Ensure appropriate health, hygiene and safety measures are in place.
  3. Restrict activity to only what is essential during the Alert Level 4 period.
We at Te Awamutu Golf Club ask that you remain patient, and as soon as we know the level after this Friday, you will be notified of the measures put in place.
Here's to playing our beloved game soon,
Te Awamutu Golf Club
& Mary/Murray and Lauren 
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