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GOLF COVID-19 POLICY
STAGE 5
EFFECTIVE MONDAY, JUNE 22, 2020
 
 
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 unavailable until further notice.  Members are required to bring their golf bag and clubs with them and to take them home each day.  Until further notice, the golf staff members are not permitted to handle your golf bag or to clean your golf clubs.  For your convenience, golf carts will be staged in the designated golf parking lot. 
  • 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 restricted to one person unless the other player resides in the same household.
    • If someone is unable to drive a cart, they may submit a written request to the Board of Directors requesting permission to bring a driver who cannot play that round. Requests will be reviewed on a case by case basis.
  •  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 beverage/snack station and the on course water and ice stations are not available until further notice.  It is important that you stay hydrated.  As such, we suggest that you bring your own beverages.
  • 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 will be removed from the golf course and golf staging area.  Trash receptacles will be available at the designated golf parking area.  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. Use is restricted to those stations equipped with range balls.   
  • Members may reserve a 1-hour block of time in the practice areas daily from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM.
  • The putting green will be open and divided into separate areas.  Each area is limited to 1 member at a time.
  • 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.
 
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:
  • Golfers may not arrive more than 30 minutes prior to their tee time.
  • Except while playing golf (on holes 1 – 18), all members must wear a facemask while on Club property.
  • Golfers should pull into the golf parking lot and, while in their car, check in with the staff members at the check-in tent. The staff member will ask for the member name and number followed by checking that day’s tee sheet to confirm that the member has a golf tee time.  No signing of a chit will occur.
    • Any member arriving for golf that is not on the tee sheet for that day will be turned away and told to go home.
  • The staff member will instruct the member to park their car in the designated golf parking area.     After a member parks, a golf cart will be brought to your vehicle.
  • The member will transfer their own bag into the golf cart followed by driving their golf cart to the golf staging area.  A golf starter will be at the golf staging area.
  • The starter will announce, via microphone, when you are to move to the tee and tee off.
  • Upon the completion of your golf round, the member is required to drive their golf cart back to their vehicle, transfer their clubs from their golf cart to their vehicle, return their golf cart to the designated golf cart return area closest to their vehicle followed by leaving the Club’s premises. Please take away anything that you brought with you - do not leave any items behind.
 

 
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.