THOSE wanting a taste of sport will be able to swing into golf from Wednesday.
On Monday, Premier Daniel Andrews announced recreational activities such as walking groups, fishing, hiking and golf would now be allowed as part of the easing of COVID-19 restrictions.
The changes, which come into effect at 11.59pm on Tuesday, will also allow for a maximum gathering of up to 10 people outdoors.
Horsham Golf Club has been shut since late March because of the state restrictions.
President Leo Delahunty is thrilled to return today.
"We're very pleased to be back into it and it's a great opportunity for members and the broader community to enjoy our asset," he said.
Mr Delahunty said a number of changes to enforce social distancing would aim to keep people safe when the club reopened.
"Golfers will be asked to go home straight after their game," he said. "We're very conscious of the restrictions and not letting 10 people within an area."
Mr Delahunty said the course would be open all day, with groups required to tee up intermittently off the first to avoid congestion throughout the course.
He said people would also need to book their tee-off time, even if they were playing casually, to allow the club to follow social distancing requirements.
Mr Delahunty said he hoped the excitement of playing a sport again would draw more people to the golf club.
He said South Australian clubs had experienced an increase after football and netball, but not golf, were stopped in the state due to coronavirus.
The Horsham club will offer introductory membership fees for people.
"It means people can play golf any day of the week, any time of the day, for $50 a month for 12 months," Mr Delahunty said.
"We believe it will be very attractive to the community."
Mr Delahunty said during the closure there had been a number of works occurring around the place. "There's been terrific stuff happening," he said.
"We've been able to keep most groundstaff through JobKeeper arrangements. They've used the opportunity to do some course upgrades."
Works included a water system extension, fairways spraying and bunker renovations.
Mr Delahunty said said a volunteer had also painted part of outside of the clubhouse.
"We've been able to clean up a lot inside the place as well," he said.
"The course and clubhouse look terrific."
In other changes announced on Monday, the state government will allow up to five guests will be able to visit homes from midnight on Tuesday.
"We're asking Victorians to limit their circle to just family and friends," Mr Andrews said.
"That means that when we do have outbreaks and positive cases - and we will - we can test and trace and effectively contain the spread."
The changes and a renewed state of emergency will stay in place until May 31, with more restrictions set to be eased for June.