Golf courses are open, but toilets are not

He said most of the clubs he knew had alternate access points so players didn’t have to walk through them to get to the washrooms and locker rooms.

“You have to be able to put in place a way, and you have to do it; I mean, if you’re going to be outside for four hours, you’re going to have to have access to it, ”Mr. Noonan said.

He said it was generally a problem on many golf courses that there weren’t enough toilets for female golfers, but not having access to the club toilets during lockdown was an even more imperative problem for women golfers to have. the women.

“As long as you put [up] the right signs and you are asking people to do the right thing, [it would be OK]”said Mr. Noonan.

“Also, most clubs very strongly encourage ‘no jab, no play’, so …”


St Kilda resident Shane Nolan, who was also at Albert Park on Wednesday, agreed the ban will particularly affect women, while noting that it is a male-dominated sport. “Unfortunately most guys are probably going to tip him over in the trees by the sound of things,” he said.

“I can understand why someone would hang up; it’s a bit ridiculous to say that you can’t have access to a toilet.

“I understand it’s COVID and stuff like that, but what are you supposed to do for four hours? “

The Department of Health has been contacted for comment.

The PGA of Australia said they were unable to comment as they are not the governing body that oversees golf clubs and facilities.

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