PORT FAIRY and Warrnambool golf clubs are preparing to welcome back visitors to their picturesque courses in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.
Visitors, with a golfing number, can return to Port Fairy on Friday while Warrnambool will welcome all guests and visitors back from next Monday (October 5).
Both clubs are welcoming players from regional Victoria but visitors from metropolitan Melbourne are still not allowed.
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Due to large member fields, the two clubs' visitors will have restricted access to Warrnambool on Thursdays and Saturdays and Port Fairy on Saturdays.
WGC manager Ashlee Scott said visitors returning "has been a long time coming".
"We are excited to open for business and get back to some normality on the golf course," she said.
"We are thankful we can contribute to Warrnambool's visitor economy and we are looking forward to having people back.
"We have received a lot of interest from players looking to come from around regional Victoria next week and we are excited to be able to accommodate them."
Port Fairy manager Stephen Demartin said the club was excited to welcome back visitors.
"It is great to see golfers getting back onto the course and there has been a lot of inquiries from Geelong and Ballarat about people getting away to have a game of golf," he said.
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