There has still been no word from the Ontario Government as to when golf courses will be able to open but we have our fingers crossed that the day is coming very soon. With that being said the Board and myself wanted to send out the full list of Precautions and Procedures in advance to give everyone ample time to read and familiarize themselves with before opening day. Please know that these Procedures and Precautions may be ever changing as we follow what is sent to us via the ministry and health officials on proper safety practices, and will be available to read on our website at all times.
The safety of anyone on the property is of the utmost importance. The procedures at the course will be altered to allow for play and prevention of Covid 19 spread. A list of Covid 19 Precautions has been prepared and is included in this information. These precautions will remain in place until further direction comes from the government. Additional precautions may have to be added for anything that has been missed.
For all of us to become familiar with these new precautions, the board of directors has discussed the procedure for the first week of play. Since tee times will be separated by 16 minutes (see list of precautions) there will be fewer tee times in a day.
To allow for this:
- For the first week play will be limited to a 9-hole round in a day. No 18-hole rounds. If empty tee times happen to be available then the board will make a decision on how to have these filled.
- For the first week green fees players will be allowed as long as accompanied by a member. Once we see how new protocols and procedures work with our tee sheet, we will move towards green fee players booking times as well, with members having 7 day booking period and guest 2 days booking period.
- There will be no restriction on the number of days you may play during the first week. Try to be flexible in your choice of tee time. Lots of players have tee times that they prefer but we hope that all players, who also like those times, have an equal opportunity to book them. We hope that all of this works itself out, everyone finds opportunity to play and we do not have to make guidelines.
Thank you for your support in helping get through this difficult time.
-Anyone showing symptoms of Covid-19 is not permitted on grounds
-Anyone who is in a household of someone showing symptoms or who has been in contact of someone who has symptoms is not permitted on grounds
-Anyone who has traveled is required to self isolate for 14 day before entering grounds
What is open or closed
-Practice green is open for 2 players at a time for 10 mins before tee time but not for standard practicing
-Driving Range will remain closed
-Only 4 persons in Clubhouse at a time while still following physical distancing
-We will have one entrance and one exit door with hand sanitizer station at each door
-We will offer beer and sandwiches for take out on course
– Pull cart rental will not be available at the moment, personal pull carts are allowed
– For time being Locker and pull cart storage will not be offered.
-Muni carts for time being will not be rented for daily use, members with cart membership may reserve/use and be 1 per cart unless same household and disinfected after every use. Same rules will apply once daily rentals begin
Before the round
-Tee times will run every 16 minutes
-Tee times will start later then usual to allow staff to stay ahead of golfers and social distance while working
-Players should arrive no sooner then 15 minutes prior to tee time and not enter grounds till 10 minutes before their tee time
-Shoes etc should be changed in parking lot prior to entering grounds
-Members with their own carts shall prepare their carts in that 15 minute window, while following social distancing in compound.
-All tee times must be made in advance via phone or online (no walk on)
-Debit or Credit Payments only at this time
-Membership payments can be done via E-transfer contact Kyle for price totals and procedure.
During and the round
-No handshakes to start round
-Pins must remain in at all times, and cups have been modified to prevent balls from reaching bottom and making ball retrieval safe and easy.
-Physical distancing on course must be followed.
-All rakes and ball washers have been removed from course (after bunker shot please swipe area flat with foot)
-Pace of play is very important as you should not push or pass the group in front of you or be caught by the group behind you. Standard 2 hour round pace is still in effect but will fewer golfers pace should move at a faster pace.
-If you have fallen behind the group in front of you and group behind you has caught up to you, you will be asked to pick up balls and move yourself back into position. (No Passing Permitted)
-Members are permitted to use their personal drive carts, alone or with members of their household only
After the round
-No hand shaking at end of round
-Once round finished please go straight to vehicle
-No gathering in Clubhouse or Patio
Everyone is expected to follow these safety precautions, and anyone found not social distancing or following precautions will be asked to leave property immediately
Hope to see golfing soon.