Golf clubs around the region are planning for bigger groups of people and less restrictions as the sport looks to transition into regional Victoria's step three measures.
Midlands professional Michael Cooke said the club was awaiting advice from Golf Australia, but was hopeful that groups of four players would be given the all-clear by Thursday.
During the recent restrictions, play had been limited to pairs if not from the same household. No hire equipment, including golf clubs, pull buggies, golf carts or range balls, had been made available unless in exceptional circumstances.
Cooke said it was hoped competition rounds - which have been on hold for the past six weeks - will be able to resume by this Saturday.
The Midlands RSL Sports and Services Club, which is located on the course, will open Thursday for dining service.
Ballarat Golf Club professional David Wallis said groups of four were planned and that single-use hire equipment would be back available. Coaching and club fitting will also return, as will the popular driving range and chipping/putting facilities. The clubhouse will also be open for meals and drinks while adhering to density protocols.
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While play was banned through the first round of COVID-19 restrictions in Victoria, golf in regional areas has been allowed under strict measures during the latest stage three measures. It has proven a popular outlet for social interaction and physical activity during the lockdown period.