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COVID-19 Response

Dear Lincolnshire Members and Guests,

As the situation with COVID-19 is progressing around our area, we want to assure you that the health and safety of our patrons and staff is our top priority.  We are proactively taking steps to ensure the health and safety of everyone that sets foot on the property.  Current actions include:

  • Following guidelines from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO).

  • Increased attention to cleaning by disinfecting frequently touched surfaces in the restrooms, points of entry/exit, and golf carts.

  • Staff members that do not feel well and have family members at home who are not feeling well are encouraged to report the situation to their supervisor and arrange for replacement staff.

  • Hand sanitizer is available throughout the facility.

At this time, we are conducting business as best as we can, adding the above precautions in addition to our typical cleaning procedures that are on-going.  Please know that we are monitoring the trends and protocols used locally and nationally.  Below you will find the operational procedures to make golf as safe as possible. We will update you of any additional procedures when they are made.

The Lincolnshire Team 

GOLF OPERATIONAL RESTRICTIONS 
 
With the precautions and operational restrictions outlined below, golf shall be permitted as a recreational activity. In addition to the general social distancing standards set forth in the Illinois Stay at Home Order, golf courses and golfers need to abide by the following controls.  
 
Golf Clubs and Management restrictions: 

• Require online or telephone bookings

• 10 minutes between tee-times:

           o Spreading out bookings would ensure people do not congregate at tee boxes.  

           o Spacing out the tee times would also limit the number of people at the golf course.

• Signage describing operational changes including: no congregating, increased frequency of cleaning, no handshakes, and maintain social distancing between players  

• Driving range, chipping green and the putting green are open at 50% capacity

• Golf carts are single-use only unless players are from the same household.

• Elevate the “bottom” of the cup
• Flags cannot be removed from the cup 

• Clubhouses, halfway houses, and proshops shall remain closed. 
• Remove drinking water jugs 

• Elimination of on-course and practice facility touchpoints (i.e. bag drop, benches, ball washers, bunker rakes, rental equipment, and water coolers)

• Hand sanitizer and soap in all restrooms, including those on the course

             o Restrooms shall be sanitized regularly

• Restaurant can accomodate outdoor dining only   
 
Player Restrictions: 

• Any players with any symptoms of COVID-19, should not play  

• In addition, any players from a household with someone with symptoms of COVID-19 should not play 

• Insist on social distancing on tees, greens, and throughout the round 

• Players shall maintain adequate physical distancing between other twosomes.

• Golfers should pick up their own ball

• Handle your own scorecard 

• Leave the flag in place while putting

• Sort out the sand in the bunker with a club 

• Put on your golf shoes at your vehicle

• Bring hand sanitizer with you and use during your round and at the end

• No handshakes at the beginning of the round or at the 18th hole