Acoaxet Club Guidelines for Phase 1 Golf Play
During COVID-19 Pandemic
 
Member Golfers’ Responsibilities:              Open for members and their pre-screened guests only

  • If you have underlying health concerns or feel that being on the golf course is too risky at this time, DO NOT PLAY GOLF.  The Acoaxet Club can only put measures in place that are intended to protect you, to a point.  The decision to play is up to you.
  • It is the responsibility of the member to email or call the Pro Shop to reserve tee times and provide the full names of their guests.  NO WALK-ON GOLF IS AVAILABLE.  You must call or email the Pro Shop to ensure that you begin play at a specific tee time to ensure safe-distance practices.
  • The member will be charged on their monthly bill for the guest fees.  Guests will not have the opportunity to pay for their round themselves at the Pro Shop. 
  • The member will pre-screen their guests to ensure that they are not exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19. 
  • The member will be responsible for themselves and their guests abiding by social-distancing guidelines, outlined below.
  • Bring your own water, as the water fountains on the course will not be available.
Play:                       Walking is strongly encouraged
  • Tee times must be reserved ahead of time, no more than 2 days in advance, and will be spaced out in 15 minute intervals to avoid gathering.  Please arrive no more than 10 minutes before your scheduled time to allow the group in front of you to tee off and vacate the tee box.
  • A foam insert has been placed on the flagstick in the hole so the ball drops in about an inch.  Please remove the ball with your fingertips without touching the flagstick.
  • No rakes on the course (preferred lies in bunkers), no ball washers, or trash barrels.  Best effort to smooth out the sand with foot is appreciated.
  • USGA handicapping rules allow for scores to be posted under these conditions. New world handicap system recommends entering hole-by-hole scores, and using GHIN app to do so.  Pro shop handicap computer will not be available for use until further notice.
Carts:                    
  • Limited number of rental push carts available.  Each will be cleaned with disinfectant after each use.
  • It is strongly recommended to bring your own push cart.  Push cart storage has been eliminated from the Clubhouse garage.  At this time all push/pull carts for purchase are backordered until August.  There are a few on order for that time.
  • Driving golf carts are now allowed, limit 1 rider per cart unless from same household.
  • Any carts used must be cleaned and sanitized after each use.
 
Social-Distancing Guidelines:
  • Change shoes in parking lot at your car.
  • Do not sit on benches or chairs that may have been left out.
  • Maintain at least a 6 foot distance between players at all times, especially on tee boxes.
  • Do not touch anyone else’s equipment, tees, golf balls, etc.
  • After your round, do not linger around the Pro Shop. 
  • If you feel more comfortable wearing a cloth or other mask, then do so.
Pro Shop:             Open daily 7:30am-6pm
  • No need to physically sign in, just verbally check in. 
  • You may enter the Pro Shop to buy merchandise, but no more than 2 people in the shop at a time, with “six foot rule” in effect.  Also, masks are mandatory to enter the Pro Shop. Please visit the online pro shop for a full line of apparel and accessories readily available. (also see FootJoy online (password Acoaxet),  and Adidas online).
  • Beverages and snacks are available at this time.
Practice Areas:  
  • Practice area remains closed until further notice. 
Teaching:            
  • Individual private lessons are available at this time using strict social distancing guidelines. 
  • Group lessons and clinics are on hold for now and will resume as soon as possible.  Alternate plans for summer junior clinics are being discussed/developed.
Locker Rooms:  
  • For rest room use only at this time.  A cloth mask must be worn while in the building.  3 people maximum in rest room.
  • If you come to retrieve your equipment out of your locker, please keep it with you until further notice.
Tennis Courts:  Singles play only. Every other court.  Please bring your own water, and take trash home with you.

Staffing:               
  • Skeleton crew will be used until Pro shop is fully operational and play increases.  Staff must wear masks at all times.
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