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Frankton Golf Centre partially reopens in Queenstown

Frankton Golf Centre partially reopens in Queenstown
May 6, 2020
Golf / Venues /

Frankton Golf Centre’s popular nine-hole golf course, located next to Queenstown Events Centre, reopened last week to members and non-members keen to get back swinging, chipping and putting under Alert Level 3.

Players must book a tee-off slot in advance, cannot interact with people outside their bubble and must maintain physical distancing at all time.

The driving range, clubhouse, pro shop and bathrooms remain closed to the public at the Queenstown Lakes District Council (QLDC) managed facility, and some restrictions continue in line with government guidelines issued via Sport New Zealand.

QLDC General Manager Community Services Thunes Cloete said that more than 175 golfers had played the course since it reopened on Wednesday morning adding “it’s great to see people getting back to activities they enjoyed before lockdown. The booking system is working well and we’re grateful to everyone for adhering to the restrictions which remain in place at Level 3.

“Frankton is a really accessible course and, combined with some good autumn weather and stunning views of the Remarkables, a round here will be good for the soul as well as the body.”

A contactless ‘click and collect’ system is in place for anyone who needs golf balls, tees, gloves and trundlers with orders placed in advanced.

A further announcement on when all other QLDC Sport and Recreation facilities might reopen will be made before the country moves to Alert Level 2.

Tee-off times run from 8.30am-4.00pm. For a full list of restrictions and conditions of play and to book go to www.qldc.govt.nz/recreation/golf

Image: Victor Shi and Uny Shoa after their round at Frankton Golf Centre on 1st May 2020.

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