Mollymook Golf Club CEO John Holt will not back away from a tough decision which had to be made this week.
Club management, for the wellbeing of staff, patrons and the community, made the difficult decision to restrict entry to those people who reside in the postcode areas of 2538 and 2539 until further notice.
It was due to the COVID-19 situation surrounding several clubs further down the coast, including in Batemans Bay.
Such a decision was never going to please everyone.
"The feedback has been mixed," Mr Holt said.
The decision was overwhelmingly supported by the local community but other sections, like visitors to the area, were displeased.
One visitor from the Central Coast was upset their lunch booking was cancelled.
Such negatively disappoints Mr Holt.
"It was the right decision to make," he said.
"We are trying to do the right thing by our team and town."
He added two other clubs in the Ulladulla area, along with the busy St Georges Basin Country Club had also made the same decision.
Mr Holt does feel sorry for the club members and regular visitors to the facility who can't come into the club because their driver licences have out of area postcodes on them.
He added people need to understand as a golf club, they were in a vulnerable position.
COVID-19 could easily spread if a Bateman Bay golfer, unaware they had coronavirus, for example, made a trip up to Mollymook for a game.
Mr Holt is pleased with the way the health authorities are handling the outbreak in the Batemans Bay region.
The club manager also feels people are getting the 'don't travel unless it's absolutely necessary' message.
"I don't think people are travelling to town - for this time of year it's never been so quiet," he said.
Sadly the club has been forced to this year's Mollymook Open Carnival which was due to tee off in August.
Once again Mr Holt said he was happy with the decision to bring in club restrictions and the ruling will apply to all club facilities including the golf courses until further notice.