We’re mostly operating as normal, but with a few changes.
We’re going to follow rules that make our employees the most comfortable. Please listen to employee requests. We’re not trying to make anyone mad. We need to have some rules to control the crowd and keep everyone safe. Madison might have decided that no rules is a good rule, but that doesn’t mean we feel comfortable going forward with no rules.
These are our coronavirus rules as of May 24th:
- The single-rider cart is preferred until the end of May, unless two members of the same household wish to share a cart.
- Carts will be sanitized following each use.
- Customers can use the clubhouse restroom one at a time. Please touch as little as possible when you’re inside. Wear a mask if you have one. Get in and get out as quickly as possible.
- We have beer, pop, liquor minis, chips and candy for sale. However, all food and beverages purchased at the clubhouse must be consumed out on the course. We’re not selling hot dogs, for a lot of reasons.
- We strongly discourage hanging out on the patio. We know a lot of bars in Wisconsin are more-or-less open right now. Good for them. But we’re in a very different situation. One, we’re not a bar. We’re a golf course with a liquor license. Two, most importantly, we’re not comfortable with going back to more-or-less open. For the safety of our employees and your fellow customers, we don’t want groups of people hanging around the patio or the clubhouse. This rule could change quickly, but it is the rule for now.
- The small window of the clubhouse is the preferred point of contact between customers and employees. We ask that customers not enter the clubhouse to pay. Use the window.
- You can use the usual payment methods as before: cash, credit cards, or gift cards. The pay site is now turned off.
- We strongly encourage everyone, for any day, for any time, to call ahead to book a tee time. The waitlist system is now turned off.
- Balls, tees and other smaller pro shop items are for sale. We’re not selling gloves, unless you’re 110% sure you know your size and agree not to ask for a return.
- Other changes to site operations implemented since the re-opening remain in place. These include segregating customer parking areas from work areas, practicing safe social distancing at all times, maintaining a reasonable distance from workers and other groups on the course, and prohibiting access to the driving range.
- Look out for each other when you’re here. It seemed hokey to make it rule #1, but it really is the most important rule. Maybe we should think of it not as rule #11, but as being so important that we had to make it #1 twice. It makes zero and perfect sense, like so much else during this pandemic.