Recent COVID-19 Updates

-Nova Scotia Health has dictated that Nova Scotians should avoid non-essential travel outside of their municipality. Therefore, we are asking those people who reside outside of the Valley to please refrain from visiting Eagle Crest Golf Course and Greenwood Golf Club. When we get to the other side of this third wave, we will be waiting with open arms to welcome you back.

-The current gathering limit is no more than your household bubble (the people you live with) without social distancing. Smaller households with up to 2 people can socialize with 2 additional people without social distancing, but the 2 additional people must be consistent (the same people all the time). Groups of less than 4 may still be paired with other golfers outside your bubble, but we ask that you maintain social distance at all times.

-Power carts can be shared, but unless you are members of the same household bubble a mask must be worn while both riders are seated in the cart.

-Additionally, Premier Rankin announced that “sports tournaments” are currently prohibited. Therefore, all scheduled golf tournaments that fall under the current restriction time frame will be postponed to a later date or canceled. If you are an outside organization with an event booked in that timeframe, we will be in touch to discuss your options.

 

EAGLE CREST GOLF COURSE & GREENWOOD GOLF CLUB COVID-19 GOLF PROTOCOL

With much uncertainty surrounding COVID-19, we would like to outline our protocol for both golf courses during this time.  Below is a point form list outlining what you can expect from Eagle Crest and Greenwood. Please understand that the situation is ever-changing and can be different from one day to the next depending on new information.

-Due to the “outside” and “open space” nature of activities on the property, golf courses are permitted to stay open with special protocols in place to ensure the safety of both our staff and all customers.

-The kitchen at Eagle Crest is open, while food service at Greenwood is limited to sandwiches, snacks and drinks. The seated dining areas at both facilities are closed while current restrictions apply.

If you are sick, showing any symptoms at all, or have travelled anywhere outside of Nova Scotia in the last 14 days, please STAY HOME.

Things Eagle Crest and Greenwood are doing for you:

  • The pro shop will be open; however, we will limit the amount of customers to 4 at a time while maintaining social distancing.
  • We encourage debit or credit sales at the course, in order to avoid cash. This is to protect staff and customers alike.
  • Staff will be disinfecting all commonly touched surfaces – i.e. debit terminals, door handles and counter surfaces – on a regular basis.
  • Beverages, prepackaged snacks and sandwiches will be available for purchase in the pro shop.
  • Power carts will continue to be fully cleaned and disinfected by our staff after each use. Every cart going on the course will be fully sanitized prior to being used by customers.
  • Power carts can be shared, but unless you are members of the same household bubble a mask must be worn while both riders are seated in the cart.
  • Ball washers will not be available on the course.
  • Bunker rakes will be removed from the course. Bunkers are to be played with preferred lies and will be raked by our staff only.

Things we are asking you to do for us:

  • Always practice social distancing while on the property, including the pro shop and driving range.
  • We ask both members and guests to book tee times online and pre-pay online to reduce the amount of facetime with our pro shop staff.
  • As much as we love to see you, we ask that you refrain from “visiting” the golf course unless you are scheduled to play that day.
  • Please do not show up more than 15 minutes before your tee time.
  • We ask that once you have checked in or made your purchase, that you vacate the pro shop immediately.
  • We ask that you wear your golf glove as much as possible, even while putting. This is especially important when touching public items. Even consider wearing golf gloves on both hands.
  • DO NOT remove the flags. There will be a foam stopper inside each cup to prevent the ball from falling completely in. If your ball hits the foam stopper, consider it to have been holed. This process will allow each golfer to easily pickup their own ball without having to touch the flagstick or reach down into the hole where other would have touched otherwise.

Final Thoughts:

We stress that all golfers follow the directives set out by Nova Scotia Health and Health Canada by practicing social distancing while on the course and in the clubhouse and wash your hands frequently for a minimum of 20 seconds.

Thank you in advance for your cooperation and understanding of our protocol. Being in the great outdoors is a great healthy way to get through these trying times, and if we all do our part to combat the spread of COVID-19, we will be able to enjoy our modified golf season. See you on the course.

     – The Team at Eagle Crest & Greenwood