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Covid-19 Info

GOLF OPERATIONS W/ SOCIAL DISTANCING

This document will serve as the Operations Plan for Golf at Shadow Hills Golf Club during the period of time that the Federal, State and County guidelines exist for Social Distancing. 

Golf Operations Procedures
The intent of these procedures are to reduce contact between Golfers and Associates:
  1. Social Distancing guidelines are required to be followed at all times
  2. Face Coverings
    1. A face covering must be worn if waiting in line to enter or inside a building
  3. Tee Sheet Management
    1. Tee Times  based on sunrise / sunset schedule
    2. Shotguns are eliminated
    3. Double tee starts  will be utilized on the South Course
    4. South Course will return to 8 minute tee time intervals
  4. Tee time reservations can be made via the internet or telephonically
    1. Tee time reservations will not be allowed to be made in person
    2. Walk-up tee times are not allowed
  5. Online payments are required for all tee times
    1. Online Payments will only be accepted 24 hours in advance
    2. Players Card pre-paid will not be allowed during these restrictions
      1. Current balance can be utilized until depleted
      2. Email, call or notify staff no more than 24 hours prior to tee time
    3. CASH is eliminated as a payment option
  6. Checking in for Golf the Day-of-Play
    1. A Starter will be staged near the 1st tee
    2. All golfers must check-in with Starter upon arrival
    3. Groups will be called to the 1st Tee by the Starter
    4. Scorecards, pencils and tees will be provided upon request
  7. Individual Private Golf Cars are permitted with a paid Trail Fee
    1. Golfers using a fleet golf car must ride together without altering the plastic divider
    2. Only Occupants of the same household may share a golf car without an approved plastic divider
    3. Walking is allowed on both golf courses (Walkers must keep pace at all times)
  8. Golf Shop – Open from 6:00am until 5:00pm
    1. A maximum of  two (2) Golfers  are allowed inside Golf Shop at any time
    2. Golfers wait outside Golf Shop in designated area until called in by staff
Golf Course Procedures
The intent of these procedures are to allow for proper Social Distancing of Golfers:
  1. Practice Facility will be open with Restrictions
    1. Driving Range will be available for Golfers Only prior to 10:00am
    2. Range balls will be 9 feet apart in piles
    3. Bag stands, club washers and trash cans are removed from range
    4. Putting greens will  have inverted cups  and no flags
    5. Practice times will be restricted to 30 minutes prior to start times
    6. South Tee will be for Instruction Only
    7. Short Game area at South side of range is open anytime but golfers must use their own golf balls
  2. Montecito 18-Hole Putting Course opens December 1, 2020
    1. All social distancing guidelines apply
    2. Closed Tuesday & Thursday mornings until 10am for maintenance
    3. Participants must use their own putter and golf balls
    4. Only individual foursomes are allowed; no group or club events
    5. No guests allowed 
  3. Greens
    1. Flagsticks must be left in the cup and not removed at any time
    2. A golf ball extraction tool will be utilized for removing golf ball from cup
  4. Bunkers
    1. Bunker rakes are removed from the golf course
    2. Golfers may lift their golf ball, smooth the bunker with their foot and then place the ball inside the bunker.
  5. Sand & Seed
    1. Individual sand & seed containers are removed from golf course
    2. Sand & seed is available in large containers throughout the golf course
    3. Scoops are removed from inside large sand & seed containers
  6. Restrooms
    1. Recommend golfers keeping disinfectant wipes on hand for use
  7. Ice & Water
    1. Golfers must bring their own beverages or purchase drinks at the snack shop
    2. Cups, lids and straws eliminated
    3. No ice chest or ice/water machine available for use (all water fountains are turned off)
  8. Golf Cars
    1. Vinyl Plastic dividers have been installed to allow for two golfers riding together
    2. Sand bottles, coolers, tee, pencils and scorecards are removed
    3. Touched areas are sanitized before each use (steering wheel, handles, seats, etc)
    4. Golfers responsible for loading their own bag on golf car
    5. Upon completion of round, golf car is parked at East entrance to cart barn
    6. Golfers are requested to dispose of their own trash in appropriate receptacle



Tournament Operations
  1. Golf Genius will continue to be utilized for all events
  2. Live Scoring will be mandatory for any event scored by the Golf Shop
Handicap / Score Posting
  1. Posting of scores must be performed individually online
  2. Tournament scores will continue to be posted via Golf Genius
Snack Bar
  1. Snack Bar hours are 6:00am – 3:00pm
  2. CASH is eliminated as a payment option


 
EXHIBIT A – BLOCKS OF TEE TIMES
SOUTH COURSE
MONDAY
8AM – 10AM DOUBLE TEE START / MENS CLUB TEE OFF ONE SIDE AND OPEN PLAY OFF OTHER

TUESDAY
8AM – 10AM DOUBLE TEE START / CLASSY NINERS TEE OFF ONE SIDE AND OPEN PLAY OFF OTHER

WEDNESDAY
8AM – 10AM DOUBLE TEE START / WOMENS CLUB TEE OFF ONE SIDE AND OPEN PLAY OFF OTHER
*ADDITIONAL TEE TIMES CAN BE BLOCKED IF FIELD REQUIRES

THURSDAY
8AM – 10AM DOUBLE TEE START / MENS GOLF ONLY IN MORNING

FRIDAY
8AM – 10AM DOUBLE TEE START / WOMENS CLUB 8:00AM-8:45AM
12:30PM – 2:30PM DOUBLE TEE START / CLASSY NINERS 12:30PM-1:15PM

SATURDAY
8AM – 10AM DOUBLE TEE START

SUNDAY
8AM – 10AM DOUBLE TEE START
*COUPLES CLUB GOLF BLOCK CONTINGENT ON F&B OPERATIONS

 
Additional Reservations for Group Play
  1. Individuals who are part of the above groups may not book additional tee time reservations on the same day they are scheduled to play in that group.
  2. Additional tee times for participants of the above groups are limited to being reserved 7-days prior to the day of play.

NORTH COURSE
OPEN PLAY 7-DAYS A WEEK