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GOLF COVID-19 POLICY
STAGE 9
EFFECTIVE MONDAY, APRIL 5, 2021
 
 
For the safety of members and staff members alike, the following key aspects have been implemented in order to minimize multiple persons from touching the same surfaces, assist with social distancing, etc.:
  • Golf bag/club storage is available on an optional basis.  Those members choosing not to store their golf bag/clubs or those golf bags dropped at the golf circle.  Until further notice, golf staff members are not permitted to clean any golf clubs.  

  • If your golf clubs are currently stored at Aberdeen, please call the golf pro shop at 561-737-8662, between 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM, and inform them that you wish to pick up your golf clubs.
  • Those members wanting to retrieve the content of their Clubhouse lockers, please adhere to the following.
    • Call the Golf Pro Shop at 561-737-8662 to coordinate a pick-up time from 7:00 AM – 5:00 PM daily.  Your pick-up time will be confirmed within 72 hours of your call.
    • You will be required to remain outside of the Golf Pro Shop when picking-up the content of your locker.  Upon your arrival to the Golf Pro Shop, please call the Golf Pro Shop attendant notifying them of your arrival.
    • When picking up, you will be expected to stand six feet away from the door.
  • We have modified our golf cart cleaning policy to allow for reuse of golf carts (during the same day) which continues to be in accordance with the Palm Beach County order.
  • Golf carts are no longer restricted to one person.  Those members choosing to ride alone are encouraged to do so

  •  Both restrooms at the golf cart barn will be available for member use. 
    • When waiting for the restroom members are required to be six feet apart.  Markings will be designated.
  • One unisex restroom on the golf course will be available for member use. 
  • The snack station is not available until further notice.
  • The full beverage station at the golf cart barn is available. The pre‐wired water and ice machines located at the on course restrooms are available. Cups will not be provided. Members are required to use their gloved hand when filling their personal containers.
  • Towels (dry or iced) and sunscreen are unavailable until further notice.  Please bring your own.
  • Scorecards and pencils are available upon request from the Starter.
  • Tees are unavailable until further notice.
  • All trash receptacles on the golf course and golf staging area will be available. Please throw your trash away (including facemasks, scorecards and pencils) after your round.
  • A touch less recessed cup system will be incorporated on the greens.
  • For the purpose of depth perception, flags will be used as usual however players may not touch the flagsticks.
  • You are still required to repair ball marks and to fill divots.
  • Rakes will be removed from the course.
  • All ball washers will be covered and are unavailable until further notice.
  • All members must wear a facemask while at the golf parking area, golf staging area, putting green, front driving range, back practice area and restrooms.
    • The front driving range and back practice area is available for use no more than 30 minutes prior to your tee time on the day of play. All stations will be equipped with range balls.   

  • Five stations at the back practice range are available daily. Reservations are required and may be made in 1 ½ hour sessions.

  • The putting green will be open 

  • The golf pro shop is unavailable until further notice with the exception of appointments to purchase merchandise.

    • Appointments for merchandise are available daily from 7:00 AM – 5:00 PM.
    • Appointments will be limited to one hour.  A maximum of 3 appointments will be taken per hour.
    • Merchandise may not be tried on and may not be returned.
 
Private Lessons:
  • Members may schedule individual golf instruction by calling the Golf Pro Shop at 561-737-8662.
  • Instructional clinics may resume.

 
Golf Tee Times:
  • Play will be available for 9-holes or 18-holes (17-holes until the landscaping restoration work on the 9th hole is completed).    
  • No guests are permitted until further notice.
  • Split tee times will be used (e.g. starting on holes 1 and 10).
  • Nine (9) tee times starting on hole 10 are available from 7:50 AM to 9:10 AM with a 10-minute tee time interval.  Each tee time will be for a maximum of 4 players.  
  • Nine (9) tee times starting on hole 1 are available from 8:00 AM to 9:20 AM with a 10-minute tee time interval.  Each tee time will be for a maximum of 4 players.
  • The above 18 tee times allow for 72 players teeing off in the morning wave.
  • Nine (9) tee times starting on hole 10 are available from 12:30 PM to 1:50 PM with a 10-minute tee time interval.  Each tee time will be for a maximum of 4 players. 
  • Nine (9) tee times starting on hole 1 are available from 12:40 PM to 2:00 PM with a 10-minute tee time interval.  Each tee time will be for a maximum of 4 players.
  • The expected pace of play is 3 ½ hours for 18 holes. (Note – with individual carts most people have been playing at this pace or better.)
  • Since all 18-holes will be in use, exercising (walking, jogging and bike riding) on the golf course cart paths, will only be permitted after 6:30 PM.
Arrival Logistics:
  • Except while playing golf (on holes 1 – 18), all members must wear a facemask while on Club property

  • Golfers must check‐in with the golf starter who is located adjacent to the golf parking area and 1st tee.

    Golfers may not enter the golf staging/ practice areas more than 30 minutes prior to their tee time.
  • Any member arriving for golf that is not on the tee sheet for that day will be turned away and told to go home.

  • Those members not choosing to store their golf bag/clubs must choose either of the following options.

    • Carry their own bag to the golf staging area to their assigned golf cart.

    • Drive to the golf circle followed by ringing the bag room attendant bell for assistance.

    • Upon the completion golf round, the member is required to return their golf cart to the golf cart staging area followed by choosing to either carry their own bag back to their vehicle or ask the bag room attendant to leave their golf bag at the golf circle.

  • The starter will announce, via microphone, when you are to move to the tee and tee off.

  • Those members choosing to store their golf bag/clubs at the Club, shall return their golf cart to the golf cart staging area.

 

 
To Request a Tee Time:
  • The Golf Pro shop will be closed with the exception of appointments for merchandise.
  • Effective immediately the Chelsea golf tee time reservation system will begin taking requests for 18–hole and 9-hole play for Monday, June 1, 2020 and thereafter.  Any member may indicate in their Chelsea request their intent to just play 9 holes. 
  • As was in place prior to COVID-19, please contact the Golf Pro Shop, at 561-737-8662, for any additions, changes or cancellations that you may have.