As summer approaches and Covid-19 restrictions are cautiously easing, Golf is one of the activities that has returned and welcoming guests to enjoy the outdoors.
Like all activities in the Covid-19 era, reopening includes new healthy and cleaning protocols and physical distancing. Most courses have removed touch points from across the course like benches, shoe cleaners, ball washers, and rakes. Only one group will be allowed at the hole at a time, groups must wait until the prior group has left. Holes have been filled in so balls do not drop to the bottom of the cup, flags stakes should be left in the hole, and not touched. Tee times should be booked in advance, and golfers are asked to not arrive too much in advance of their scheduled time. While golf is a social game, physical distance should be maintained and waves should replace high fives, fist bumps or handshakes.
Each Golf Course will have different protocols so check with the club directly before tee-off.
Let’s look at a few of the nearby courses that have reopened:
University Golf Club, UBC Endowment Lands
Open daily 6am-8pm, Golf Shop closed but rental, cart kiosk set up outside, Restaurant open for take-out only.
Northlands Golf Course, North Vancouver
Open Daily, Bar & Grill remains closed.
Mayfair Lakes, Richmond
Open Daily, Dawn to Dusk, Lakeview Grill Restaurant open for dine-in, take-out and patio seating with limited menu and physical distancing.
Mylora Executive Golf Course, Richmond
Open Daily 7:30am – 9pm, Harrison’s Restaurant remains closed.
Nicklaus North, Whistler
Open for season, Restaurant closed for renovations.
Many other private and public courses have also reopened, check out your favourite and enjoy the links!