Course Now Open - Cairns Golf Club

Cairns Golf Club - Phone (07) 4037 6700

news genericThe CGC Board met via video conference on Tuesday and has decided to reopen the Course from this Saturday with a number of restrictions to ensure the Club, its Members and staff are all protected.

Initially, the Course and Driving Range will be open to “Members only” to ensure all the proper regulations are followed.

Here is the basic outline of operations for the period Sat 18th of April – Fri 24th April (to be reviewed/changed weekly as required)

  • Walking Golf only.
  • Groups of 2, 10 min Intervals, Pace of Play expected to be under 3:30 for 18 holes.
  • Womens and Mens Competitions everyday Wednesday – Sunday. Competition Time slots from 6:30am to 2:30pm, One tee starts only, played from 10th Tee. Allows for only 96 players per day.
  • The first week of Competition play will be available online for bookings from Friday 17th of April at 6am.
  • Member Social Golf only after 2:30pm – must be booked in prior, no walk ins.
  • Competition Fee is temporarily increased to $20 to cover additional staff, cleaning and Government requirements. When restrictions are lifted, Comp fee returns to $15.
  • Players must vacate the facility directly after their game.
  • No BYO Alcohol and no alcohol for sale, (for consumption on site).
  • 70 + years old Members are strongly recommended to stay at home as per Government regulations.
  • Trading days will be restricted to Wednesday to Sunday only.
  • Course, Golf Shop and Range, Practice Putters closed on Monday and Tuesdays.
  • Social distancing 1.5m across all areas of the facility.
  • Members will be asked to sign a document so they understand the full range of restrictions prior to each game.
  • No Cash. EFTPOS / Credit Card only.
  • Clubhouse to remain closed.
  • Golf Shop operating hours 6am – 6pm Wednesday to Sunday.

The Club is expecting to see Golf Carts return to play the following Saturday (April 25th) if this weeks programmed events run smoothly.

Timesheet pressure will be immense, in particular for Saturday slots and it is hoped that time slot intervals can be reduced in future, and a shorter Pace of Play will allow for more Competition Slots to be available later into the afternoon.

I plead with all Members to do the right thing, follow the guidelines so we can all enjoy the place that I know so many of you are missing.

Our staff have put in a herculean effort during the closure and made some significant improvements to the Course. The entire team including the Golf Shop crew, the Admin team and the Bar Staff have all been out on course getting themselves absolutely filthy and building you a better golf course. There have been a number of videos uploaded to the Clubs Facebook Page with explanations about the changes.

I will endeavour to upload these same videos in the next 48 hours to the Club’s YouTube Page which is accessible by clicking HERE

If you have any specific questions please email them to me on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Matt Bolton
General Manager