Nk’Mip Members Re-launch of Golf 2020
The planned re-open of the golf course for the 2020 season will be Friday, May 1st and operations will be different while dealing with Covid-19 scenario. Management’s main concern is for the safety and the well-being of Members, Guest’s, and staff. The best way to prevent spreading the virus is to ‘wash your hands regularly’, ‘avoid touching your face’ and ‘maintaining the physical distancing of 6ft’. We will only allow golfers onto the property that are not showing any signs of the Covid-19 virus. Golfers will be allowed onto the property only 30 minutes prior to their scheduled tee time and ask that you leave immediately following your round. Please avoid congregating in groups when on the property. There will be new protocols put into place to ensure we comply with the B.C. Ministry of Health. Members are reminded to bring their own sanitizer or wipes even as we will be cleaning on a regular basis.
Members can only book by phone or on-line through our website and only 1 tee time booking will be allowed per phone call. All League play is currently suspended until further notice. As we have installed a new system you may have to create a new profile unless you already have an existing Golf Now account. When prompted on the Member section to provide a password, please use the word ‘teetimes’ all lower case with no spaces. With the tee sheet having reduced starting times to allow for social distancing, we ask all Members to be patient as you may not get the desired tee time. Members may call after 4pm the day prior to check if there are any unused green fee slots which we would release and book for any Member. Call the Pro Shop if you are unsure of the last sentence. The NEW booking of tee times is now 9:00am 7 days in advance.
The Pro Shop will allow only 2 people in at a time and you will enter through the main door and exit out the side door, arrows on the floor will guide you. The golf course will be closing at 7pm meaning all carts are dropped off in the newly designated area located in the lower parking lot. We ask all Members to either charge to their in-house account or use credit/debit card in the Pro Shop and Restaurant. When using the Clubhouse restrooms, enter through the main door and exit through the side door. Both side doors facing the ninth green will become exit only doors. The restaurant will be open with a limited menu for take-out only, no in-house dining allowed currently. To access the restaurant, enter through the main door and proceed directly or through the door facing number nine green of the patio and exit the patio door facing the north patio. We are trying to have a continuous traffic flow maintaining the social distancing guidelines.
While in the Pro Shop we ask you to have a Staff member to get a merchandise product from the rack and refrain from touching the products. Golfers will be asked to take their own golf cart unless they are from the same household. Golfers will be responsible for clearing their golf cart from all debris and placing it into the correct receptable garbage bins. The carts will be cleaned and sanitized with an approved Coid-19 virus product after each use.
The driving range will be open for warm-up prior to your round only utilizing every other stall. The range will be for irons only as we do not want anyone touching the golf balls. The balls will be placed into the trays by the staff, no using the ball dispenser or baskets. The chipping area is open, you must use your own golf balls, no use of range balls.
On the golf course, their will be no rakes in the bunkers, the ball washers will be covered, we will have foam in the cups, and no touching of the flag sticks. We ask everyone only to touch their own equipment, golf balls, and tees. Please refrain from looking for lost balls. Only 1 golfer on the tee box any a time maintaining the 6ft distance. On the greens, we ask you to continuous putt thereby only having 1 person on the green. The restrooms will be open and will have sanitizer outside the entrance for your use and ask that you wipe down the taps and doorknob after use. The putting green will be open for use prior to the round, use proper distancing. The onus is on all of us to keep fellow golfers safe!
Members and Guests are asked to follow the above actions, if they are not followed, golfing privileges may be suspended.
We do not now how long these new protocols will last, we ask for your patience, consideration, and understanding so we a can be safe and healthy and enjoy the game we all love!
Head Golf Professional