Covid-19 information for members and visitors

For the latest updates on Covid-19’s situation on golf courses please visit NZ Golf/Media

Update: Thursday 14 May 2020 

  • Players are not required to pre-book tee times – you can play anytime.
  • Contact tracing remains compulsory for all players, staff and visitors to the course and clubrooms. Scan the DotGolf QR code at the club, download the DotGolf App or manual registration by signing the sign-in book at the office. This process is Mandatory.
  • The course will reopen to 18 holes, but specific holes will remain closed for the tree harvesting (currently 8, 9,10 are closed). Please check the noticeboard at the office before play.
  • All players should wash and dry their hands before and after play.
  • Players are to maintain a minimum distance of two metres between themselves and other groups on course.
  • Flags sticks will be on the greens, but are not to be touched or removed.
  • Drinking fountains and ball washers remain closed.
  • Golf carts and clubs can be hired, but must be cleaned after each use.
  • Changing areas, lockers, toilets will reopen.
  • The National Handicapping system will be operational, but because our full 18 hole course will not be open until the logging is finished, 18 hole cards can’t be entered. 9 hole cards could be entered. No swapping of cards for marker signing.
  • The clubhouse bar is open, all patrons must be seated, single server only.

Update: Sunday 26 April 2020

From Tuesday 28th April 10am the Akaroa Golf Course only will reopen. The clubhouse, changing rooms, lockers and outside toilet remain closed (only available to be accessed by essential staff).

The golf course will be open to members and green fee players with specific restrictions and guidelines as outlined below:

Under Alert Level 3 Akaroa Golf Course will be open every day from Tuesday 28th April to Monday 11th May with tee bookings from 10.00am to 1.00pm, with all players off the course by 3.00pm. 

Strictly no admittance to the golf course without a tee booking. DO NOT turn up without a booking. For more details on rules and procedures and how to book a tee time please click here


Update: Friday 24 April 2020

“New Zealand Golf has continued to work with government on what a move to Alert Level 3 will mean for golf.

We are pleased to now confirm the limited playing of golf will be possible at Alert Level 3.”  Refer to NZ Golf’s latest information below.

As there are several guidelines to adhere to, Akaroa Golf Club will be formalising our plan to allow golf to be played and will be sending this out Sunday via our normal media channels – members email, website and facebook and we ask for your patience while we get this final process done.  Please be mindful of those that do not have a computer within your playing groups and contact them and let them know the details.


Update: Wednesday 22 April 2020

New Zealand Golf is continuing work with government on what a move to Alert Level 3 will mean for golf. We still do not have absolute clarity on our ability to play golf at Alert Level 3 and the conditions around this.

We had been expecting confirmation on this by the close of business Wednesday 22 April, however we have now been advised the guidance for golf (and other sports) is still being worked on. We are hopeful this advice is not far away but it is possible it may not be received until the end of this week.


Update: Wednesday 25th March

The Akaroa Golf Course is closed until further notice. 

As of Wednesday 25th March, 11.59pm, due to the Covid-19 Alert Level 4 – National Lockdown.

All golf operations must cease including any form of play or course maintenance. We trust all members and visitors will comply with this notice.