March 16, 2020

Good afternoon.  I hope this finds you and your loved ones well and dealing with our new reality safely.  I was hoping that my first message to you would be about all that we are doing and planning to do to make sure the 2020 season at Red Deer Golf & CC is a great one.  This message is about what we are planning, not about the season, but rather how we plan to deal with COVID-19.  I am, by nature, optimistic and I hope and believe that we will be able to enjoy golf this spring, but there may be some adjustments on how we go about things.

The first of these adjustments will deal with events at the Club.  All functions are now cancelled, including our Sunday dining which was to begin March 22.  We will provide more details about how the clubhouse and course will proceed towards opening for the season in the upcoming days and weeks.

We will keep the clubhouse open, including the office and golf shop, on regular off-season hours.  This means that the Administration Office will be open Monday – Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.  The golf shop will be open Monday – Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.  We will be operating at regular hours at our usual winter staffing levels and look forward to visiting with you, but please call before coming out.  We will also be more vigilant than usual in our cleaning routines to provide as safe an environment to visit as possible.

For your convenience, and in response to member requests, the early payment discount for your annual dues will be extended to Friday, March 20.

As mentioned previously, we will update you regularly as to how the Club will deal with COVID-19.  Review the following to help understand and deal with COVID-19.

Prevent the spread

To protect yourself and others:

  • stay home and away from others if sick or in isolation,
  • wash hands often,
  • cover coughs and sneezes,
  • avoid touching face with unwashed hands,
  • avoid travel outside Canada, and
  • self-isolate for 14 days if returning from travel outside Canada or were exposed to COVID-19.Monitor your symptoms

    If you have symptoms, like a dry cough, fever, fatigue or difficulty breathing:

  • stay home – do not go to an ER or clinic,
  • take the COVID-19 self-assessmentand/or
  • call Health Link 811 for instructions and testing.

I look forward to meeting you soon.


Mike Kenney, CCM, CCE, PGA
General Manager & Executive Professional

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