Pirongia Golf Club

Green Fee players welcome back at Pirongia Golf Club

Green fees are now $20 for 9 or 18 holes.

Please observe alert level 2 guidelines as outlined by NZ Golf on their website and at our green fee box at the course.

Please sign in using the contact tracing register at the club. Happy golfing.

Golf at Alert Level 2 At Alert Level Two, playing of golf can be undertaken however there are firm measures in place to ensure the health and safety of all in the golf sector and the community.

It will take some time before sporting life in Aotearoa returns to normal and it’s important we all play by the rules to prevent another wave of COVID-19 cases. The new Government guidelines for sport at Alert Level 2 have now been published and can be viewed here: https://sportnz.org.nz/covid-19/alert-level-information/. Please take time to reflect on the new guidelines. Exercise and recreation is an important part of maintaining our health and wellbeing however we must continue to be aware the playing of golf presents a risk of transmission. There will be a natural desire to get back to business quickly, however we strongly encourage all clubs and facilities to thoroughly understand the guidelines and create detailed and robust plans before restarting operations. This new information should support you in forward planning, noting that your club or facility will need to make your own decisions, and take responsibility for understanding any restrictions and requirements. We are happy to provide advice however we cannot confirm or endorse operational plans. The most important principle is to ‘play it safe’ and remain physically distant from others. The health, safety and wellbeing of your staff, members, golf participants and the wider community is of paramount importance. If your club opens its facility for play at Alert Level 2, it must do so under the following guidelines:

General Guidance

1. The golf course, clubhouse, pro shop, changing room and any other facility at the golf club can open at Alert Level 2.

2. All staff, players, visitors must adhere to general government advice; particularly all recommended hygiene measures. Click here for further hygiene and sanitisation information.

3. For golf clubs, strict hygiene and sanitisation practices must be maintained throughout the facility including all common touch points and surfaces. Facilities must have a written plan for safe operation in place - guidance on this topic can be viewed here: https://sportnz.org.nz/covid-19/sector-advice/

4. A system to record and retain the contact details of all staff, players and visitors must be in place to enable contact tracing should it be required. Click here for information and guidance on contact tracing.

5. Physical distancing (2 metres encouraged) between all staff, players and visitors should be maintained. Distancing should be maintained on the golf course and throughout all club facilities.

6. All indoor facilities at a club need to restrict entry to a maximum of 100 people. Operations across any indoor facilities must follow government guidelines as published at: https://covid19.govt.nz/alert-system/alert-level-2/#workplaces-and-businesses

7.Groups of guests in the clubhouse should be seated, have separation from other groups, and be served by a single server if possible. Golfers should only sit with the group they played golf with.

8. Any staff who are on site should be provided with any appropriate personal protection equipment to ensure they can remain healthy and safe.

General Golf Operations Guidance:

9. All players should wash and dry their hands before and after play.

10. Shotgun or multiple tee starts should only be held if they can be managed in a manner that does not see groups of golfers congregating. A minimum interval of 10 minutes is suggested for four ball groups.

11. Groups of golfers should maintain a minimum distance of 2 metres between themselves and other groups on the course.

12. Club events and competitions can be held so long as there is strict adherence to hygiene, distancing and gatherings regulations.

13. While the national handicap system will be operational, physical scorecards should be avoided if possible. If scorecards are used, exchanging of cards should not occur.

14. All pins should be removed from practice putting greens.

15. Pins / flagsticks can be on the course however they should be left in the hole and should not be touched or removed by any player.

16. Bunker rakes can be on the course however a local rule will be provided by New Zealand Golf for bunker play should players not wish to touch bunker rakes.

17. All drinking fountains, ball washers, and shared sunscreen stations should be closed.

18. Any shared club equipment must be cleaned and sterilised after each use.

19. Coaching can be undertaken on a contactless basis and with strict 2 metre distancing being observed.

Note: this guidance is provided to assist your planning and preparation for golf at Alert Level 2. We will update this guidance as we move closer towards Alert Level 2. Please be in touch with New Zealand Golf if you have any queries. COVID-19 Related Guidance on the Rules of Golf New Zealand Golf has received a large number of enquiries from our golf clubs regarding the Rules of Golf and the continued playing of golf during the COVID-19 pandemic. As we move into Alert Level 2, thankfully the playing of golf starts to return to some form of normality. The key difference between Alert Level 3 and Alert Level 2 is that under Alert Level 2 the New Zealand Golf Handicapping System is live again and golf can be played outside your bubble. New Zealand Golf has developed COVID-19 related guidance on the rules of golf that specific covers matters such as Scoring in Stroke Play, Flagsticks and Holing Out and Bunkers. Click Here to view COVID-19 RELATED GUIDANCE ON THE RULES OF GOLF  

⛳ We warmly welcome new members and also casual green fee players - Green Fees are $20 for 9 or 18 holes

Green fees may be paid by cash or EFTPOS. 

For a map of how to find the course and driving directions if needed, please click here

☆☆☆ MONDAY SPECIAL......$10 greenfee (including public holidays)☆☆☆

Club day is on Sundays , Ladies Clubday Tuesday and Rob's Midweek on Thursdays.

Several types of membership are available. Please refer to the membership page to view these options.

Presidents Welcome

Hello and welcome to the Pirongia Golf Club website. We hope that its contents are of value, whether you intend being a casual visitor or a potential club member.

Most clubs have a characteristic or two which sets them apart from other clubs and Pirongia is no exception. An obvious feature is the background setting of Mount Pirongia with its tidy, pastured,lower slopes, contrasting against the bush clad upper reaches. The close proximity to the bush provides, particularly during the spring months, an abundance of tui, as well as smaller numbers of kaka (NZ native parrot) and kereru, our native pigeon. Additional to this, the Waipa River and its tributary, the Mangapiko Stream, enhance the view from parts of the course.

Making the Pirongia Golf Club unique is the race track, integrated into the course, which is used once a year for the well known Pirongia Boxing Day races. The transformation of the golf course to a race track, with attendances of up to 10,000 people, and then back to a golf course, with just over one days play unavailable, bears testimony to another invaluable characteristic of Pirongia ... a great spirit of co-operation and voluntary help. It is this which also enables the golf club to keep the course in a neat and tidy condition, whilst maintaining very low costs of membership.

Should your visit coincide with our club day and our usual tee-off times, please make yourself known to the starting official who will arrange a playing group for you. Your presence is most welcome and we wish you an enjoyable round.

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