Hopefully one day soon I will be writing to inform you on tournaments and other fun events, not the latest government mandates. But unfortunately, today is not that day. With the new executive order from the Governor all “Non-Life Sustaining” businesses must close at 5:00 pm tomorrow. The directive is for 10 days so it looks like Tuesday, April 7th will be the next possible date that we will reopen. It seems like the rules are changing daily, so I will do my best to keep our membership up to date.
During the shutdown I will be available by phone 803-312-2523, email, and on a limited basis at the club. If you need anything during this time, please reach out to me.
As it currently stands the golf course is still open for walking or private carts (recommended only 1 person per cart). Please do not tee off before 9:00 am. Initially we had planned to work on a first come first served basis for tee times. But with the good weather forecasted we are going to ask that members book their tee times online. If you do not have access through the club app to the tee sheet, please see below for instructions. You can book tee times 7 days in advance for weekdays and on the Tuesday prior for weekends.
This is uncharted water for me as a professional and I ask that our membership do your best to use the online tee sheet. We will see best results if tee times are booked before midnight on the day prior to play. The online system will not allow you to book a tee time on the day of play, if you see an open time on the day of please plan to come out and use that time. There will be hiccups with this system, I ask for your patience while we are in this shutdown situation.
Also, please note that Shannon may begin aerfication of the greens complexes sometime within the next few days. Due to the extreme rainfall that we have received this spring Shannon has not had an opportunity to aerify. If we do begin aerification one side of the course will be closed one day and the other will be closed the following day. When a date is set, I will make sure this is communicated.
Lastly, it is imperative that our members respect the hard work that Shannon and his crew put into our facility. PLEASE FOLLOW ALL POSTED CART GUIDELINES TO ENSURE THAT OUR FACILITY IS IN OUTSTANDING SHAPE WHEN WE COME BACK FROM THIS MOST UNEXPECTED BREAK IN ACTIVITY. Also, please remember to repair ball marks and fill divots when playing.
While the game will offer a much-deserved break from the reality of the COVID-19 pandemic we need to make sure that all golfers are taking the necessary steps to stay safe and keep others safe. Please see below for some best practices that we ask all golfers to follow while at the facility.
CCP Best Practices for Golfer Safety
- Please wash hands frequently or use hand sanitizer while playing or practicing
- Please leave the pin in at all times while playing golf
- All rakes have been removed from the bunkers to eliminate touch points, please smooth the sand back with your foot after hitting a bunker shot
- All golfers taking private carts are recommended to ride alone
- Please follow all social distancing guidelines when playing or interacting with members and staff at the club