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2020 Golf Protocol

The 2020 golf season will look a little different than what we are used to, but we are confident that with the new policies and protocols in place, we will be able to deliver a safe and enjoyable experience for all. 
 
Please know that all necessary safety measures and protocols will take place in order to comply with provincial health guidelines regarding COVID-19. While golf is a sport that naturally allows for social distancing, the below measures will help ensure the health and safety of golfers and Horseshoe team members. 

Upon Arrival

  • Only players with a booked and prepaid tee time will be permitted (no walk-ons)
  • Vehicles will be greeted by a Horseshoe team member to verify reservations
  • Please arrive no earlier than 15 minutes before your reserved tee time
  • Anyone arriving earlier than 15 minutes will be asked to wait in their respective vehicles
  • Players will check in at the new golf shop located beside the snow tubing hill, observing physical distancing signage
  • Players will be directed to carts that have been cleaned and sanitized for their use
  • Players are required to load their own golf bags on to golf carts
  • Limit of 1 player per cart unless residing in the same household
  • Players are welcome to walk, however no push carts are available
  • All scorecards, pencils, divot tools and the like will be removed from public areas
  • Scorecards will be distributed when requested
  • A digital scorecard is available via the free Horseshoe Resort smart phone app

On Course

  • Ball washers, benches, bunker rakes, garbage cans and the like will be removed
  • Pin flags must remain untouched by golfers and left in the cup; pin caddy’s have been installed at each hole in order for golfers to retrieve their ball safely
  • Pace of play is imperative to ensure proper physical distancing between groups
  • If a wait occurs, groups must safely physical distance until the tee deck ahead clears
  • As always, no outside alcohol is permitted on the course
  • Horseshoe team members will monitor the course to ensure physical distancing measures are being observed

Rule Modifications

  • Any ball deemed lost in a forested area shall be treated as a red penalty area
  • Players may drop a ball within 2 club lengths at the point it entered the forested area under penalty of one stroke
  • Players may take free relief from disturbed areas in the sand (eg. foot prints) should their lie, swing or stance be affected
  • Players may place their ball in the nearest undisturbed area of the bunker without penalty
  • Players are encouraged to smooth over disturbed sand after their shot is played with their foot or club
  • Players may pick up their ball when it is within 5 feet (1.5 metres) of the hole when adding one stroke (ie. gimme)
  • All scores posted for rounds using any of the options outlined above would be acceptable for handicap purposes as per Golf Canada

Upon Round Completion

  • Please remove and dispose of all personal garbage from your golf cart
  • Please return your golf cart to the designated area for cleaning and sanitization
  • If you wish to make a future reservation please do so online or by phone

Golf Shop

  • Physical distancing in effect
  • Limit of 4 customers in the shop at one time
  • Club rentals will not be available

Non-Golfers On Course

  • Only golfers are permitted on the 9 holes constituting the Valley Course and the 9 hole Par 3 Course
  • For their own safety; walkers, bikers, hikers or the like are not permitted access
  • Any person(s) found on the Valley Course or Par 3 Course will be promptly escorted off
  • Golfers are asked to phone and report location of non-golfers to the Pro Shop

Best Practices

  • Maintain a distance of 6ft from anyone outside of your household
  • Avoid common greetings such as handshakes and high fives
  • Wash hands frequently and thoroughly for at least 20 seconds
  • Avoid touching face and eyes with unwashed hands
  • Use alcohol-based hand sanitizer
  • Please stay home if you have any of the following symptoms:
    • Fever
    • Chills
    • Dry Cough
    • Fatigue
    • Sore Throat
    • Shortness of Breath

We ask for your patience, understanding and cooperation as we all adjust to these guidelines. Golfers who are not following the guidelines will be asked to leave immediately.