Covid-19 Virus Club Statement

Member and Guest Protections

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March, 2021

 

Piney Branch Golf Club has reopened golf with the understanding that all members, guests, and staff practice safe “social distancing” and eliminate any nonessential interaction by implementing these policies.

Please follow these policies and steps we have put in place to make it a safer environment for all in our club family.  We ask that if you feel sick, in any capacity, or if you have been around anyone that is sick or even feels sick, that you stay home for the safety of other golfers and golf course staff.

It is the members responsibility to inform their guests of the below rules.  An updated PDF of rules can be found on our website at all times.

Please take note of the following procedures we are implementing for everyone’s health and safety.  Failure to follow or comply may result in loss of club privileges.

 

FACE COVERINGS

  • All members and guests must always wear a facemask while inside the clubhouse.  Facemasks must cover your mouth and your nose.

  • All members and guests must wear a facemask while outside if unable to consistently maintain at least six feet of distance from individuals who are not members of their household.

 

Pro Shop and Member Changes

  • Members must make tee times in advance.  No walk-up tee times will be allowed.

  • Please do not arrive more than 30 minutes prior to your tee time.

  • If you do not want to come into the clubhouse when you arrive, we ask that you call into the pro shop and inform them of your arrival and the names of any guests that are with you.  Either way, you must check in with the pro shop before playing.

  • Tee times will be available at 8-minute intervals all days of the week.

    • On Monday through Friday, all play will go off hole #1

    • On weekends there will be a crossover or shotgun start depending on the frost situation.  We will give as much advanced notice about frost delays as possible.

    • Monday tee times will start at 12pm.

  • For those members or guest who choose to take a single rider cart, you will still be charged an additional $15 to do so.  If you do not want to pay the extra $15 and are not comfortable riding in a cart with another player, we advise you to wear a mask while riding in the cart. 

    • For clarification, if you are in a single rider cart and are playing by yourself, you will not be charged an extra $15.  If you are in a threesome and you are the golfer with a single rider cart, you will not be charged an extra $15.  Only the golfers that CHOOSE to ride solo in a group will be charged the $15 fee.  The pro shop is aware of how to handle the charges and can help with any clarification needed.

    • While trying to follow all rules of the Governor’s executive order, we are recommending that you wear a facemask while riding in a cart with a member or a guest. 

  • All golf carts will be cleaned before and after each use.

  • When you have completed your round of golf, return your cart to a designated area as directed by our outside staff.  We also ask that you remove and dispose of any trash left in the cart.  Trash cans will be provided in the cart return area.

  • Divot Bottles will be provided on the carts and sprayed down after each round of golf.  PLEASE DO NOT use the mix on the carts for filling tee divots!  It is a different mix that we use on tees and our maintenance staff will fill those divots on a regular basis.

  • Scorecards and pencils will be cleaned and provided on the carts or as requested.

  • For your safety, we have installed multiple hand sanitizer stations throughout the clubhouse.

  • We have ramped up our cleaning services and will be wiping down all touch points multiple times per day and every day of the week.

  • If you need to enter the clubhouse for any reason, you MUST always be wearing a mask.

  • If you would like to order food while on the course, we ask that you call ahead, either prior to making the turn, or prior to finishing your round. 

 

Golf Course Changes

  • Pin flags on the golf course will be prepared as normal.  If you are uncomfortable touching the flag stick you do not have to.

  • Bunker rakes will be provided on the course and you have the option to use the rake based on your level of comfort.  If you choose not to use the rake we ask that you do your best to smooth out the area of disturbance with your feet.   

  • No divot mix will be available on the course.

  • As long as the weather permits, drinking fountains will be available for use on the course.

 

Grill Room Changes

  • We will be open for outside dining and inside dining at 50% capacity!

  • We will also continue to have our outside grilling options available for lunch on Fridays and weekends.

  • Hour and days of operation will be communicated through our frequent Eblasts to the membership.

  • YOU MUST make a reservation to dine inside or outside with us!

    • Due to limited seating and staffing you will have to make a reservation to dine until.

    • We ask that you make your reservation 24 hours in advance.

    • No more than 6 people will be allowed at one table.

  • Carryout options will continue and include pickup in the Grill Room, curbside at the front entrance, or turn-side delivery (food delivered at the turn).

  • Please call the Club to make any carryout orders or to make reservations.  410-239-7114, ext. 103

  • Payments will be in the form of member charge, prepaid credit card, or exact cash only.

  • Menu options will be updated as needed and posted on our website or sent out via eblast.

  • All staff will be wearing face masks and all kitchen staff will be wearing gloves and face masks.