Playing at Royal Canberra

*Grass Conversion Project*

16th October 2023 to 5th March 2024 Inclusive

The Royal Canberra Golf Club is currently undergoing a major course upgrade. Course access is limited during this project and booking restrictions are in place.

The first 9 holes of the grass conversion project commenced on our Westbourne 9 on 16th October 2023, closing all those holes from this date. From 16th October only 18 holes will be available to Members. Whilst the front 9 holes will remain open until 16th October, the process of spraying out bunker lips will begin during the week of 4th September 2023. Subsequently, on 11th September 2023, the fairways, tees, and green surrounds will undergo the same procedure. Temporary Hole 1A will be in play starting from 7th September 2023. From this date onwards, bunkers on holes 1-9 will be inaccessible and must be treated as Compulsory Ground Under Repair (GUR).

The Board has determined not to impose a limit on Member rounds per week during the closure period. However, the following steps will be taken to adequately manage tee times for Members.

Timesheets & Timings

  1. Tee time intervals will be adjusted to nine, nine, and eight minutes. The cross over gap will be managed at 26 minutes and Members advised to grab and go from the Spike Bar through halfway. This modification will help maximise tee times more efficiently while maintaining a reasonable pace of play.
  2. Tuesday morning Women’s competition, tee times from 7:30am to 11:30am, will have no impact based on current field sizes. This competition will run with a one-tee start in groups of four. The Women’s 9 Hole competition will run in conjunction with the 18-hole timesheet.
  3.  An Optional Tuesday afternoon medley competition will be introduced to accommodate up to 60 players in conjunction with social play. Members will need to check in to the Golf Shop to nominate for the daily competition. The Tuesday afternoon medley competition will be scheduled from 12:00pm to 3:00pm.
  4. No Tuesday Night Tee Draw will be held during the closure period, and Wednesday presentations may not be held depending on afternoon tee time demand.
  5. The Wednesday Medley competition will be a 2 tee start from the 10th and 19th Tee. Potential overflow competition times from 3:30pm to 4:00pm (when daylight permits), ensuring all players finish in daylight. This can accommodate up to 250 players per day using the proposed nine, nine, eight tee time intervals. Based on round numbers last year this will manage the Member demand effectively.
  6. The Friday, Saturday, and Sunday Medley competitions will follow the same structure as Wednesday.
  7. Social Days will continue to be a 1 tee start. Mondays to commence from 9:00am or 12:00pm if a spray application is needed.

Other Limitations to be Implemented:

  1. Reciprocal Members will be limited to booking on competition days only after the tee sheets have opened to Members (7 days prior). They may still book in advance on social days.
  2. Member guests will be limited to booking on social days only after the sheets have opened to Members (7 days prior) or may be approved on the day of competition play if spots are available.
  3.  Visitors will be limited to booking on social days only and may still book in advance or may be approved on the day of competition play if spots are available.
  4. As a courtesy to fellow Members, any Members on the waitlist will get priority before any swapping of players. Any blockers may face disciplinary action.
  5. When the Westbourne 9 reopens, all member guest, reciprocal club memebrs and visitors will be restricted to playing on the Yarralumla course until Monday 8th April.

Reciprocal Club Members

Members of Reciprocal clubs may utilise the Royal Canberra Golf Club facilities subject to the relevant reciprocal agreements. A club endorsed letter of introduction verifying current playing membership and residential address must be sent to our administration office prior to booking.

Local, Interstate & Overseas Visitors

Royal Canberra Golf Club is a private Members Club. Limited playing times for visitors are generally available on Monday’s, and Thursday’s after 10:00 am. Visitors may play on member competition days, however, you are only permitted to book two (2) days prior. Member competition days are Tuesday’s, Wednesday’s, Friday’s, Saturday’s and Sunday’s. Please have your relevant handicap information for each player at hand.

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