MAY 1, 2020

Re: Course and Range Opening Announcement

Premier Kenney announced yesterday, April 30, that golf could open for the season on May 2. Club President Chung Mah also sent out a message yesterday stating that we are ready to go. Unfortunately, we are not quite ready to go, and we want you to understand why.

Firstly, due to the COVID-19 shut-down, we decided a couple of weeks ago to do some extra work on the course that wouldn’t usually take place this time of year. Secondly, we have had quite a few greens not come through the winter well, and so we have been working diligently to help revive them (picture below). Every day without play on them is essential for their improvement when in this condition. Finally, we felt that, with no indication to the contrary, the golf season would begin about the same time as Saskatchewan or May 15. We thought we had time to do all these things. The Premier’s announcement yesterday caught us off guards. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this has caused you. It is not our intent to mislead or frustrate you in any way.

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I encourage you to contact me directly at mike@rdgcc.ca or at (403) 347-5441 with any questions or concerns.

Timeline for Opening

Saturday, May 2 – Tuesday, May 5

  • Course open for walking from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the weekend and until 7 p.m. on weekdays.
  • Food pick-up continues

 Sunday, May 3:

  • Tee time bookings for Wednesday, May 6, start at 7 a.m. on Sunday.
    • Online or by phone

Monday, May 4 to Course Opening:

  • The range will be open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • There will be eight hitting areas instead of the usual 17.
  • You MUST book a time to use the driving range as drop-in use is not allowed.
    • Times will be booked in 30-minute increments.
    • Call the golf shop at (403) 340-4461 to reserve your time.
    • Use your clubs to move the golf balls around and not your hands.
    • Teed shots are not permitted.
  • Only bottled water, pop, and juice will be available from the Clubhouse
    • Call or text 587-679-6552 to order what you want, and it will be delivered to the designated F & B drop area outside the Clubhouse near the snack shack entrance.
  • Food/meal orders will still take place by calling or texting the number above.
    • Pick-up for these items will be at the front door of the Clubhouse.

Wednesday, May 6 Course Opens for Play:

  • The first tee time is 9 a.m.
    • No “Early Morning Golf” until further notice.
  • Hole 5 will be out of play, and you will play 8a in its place.
    • Holes 8, 10 and 15 will likely start on temporary greens.
  • Group bookings begin on May 6.
  • Clubhouse access is limited to the junior boy’s and girl’s washrooms.

To continue being part of the solution in the Alberta economy re-opening process, we ask that you read, understand and follow the guidelines below. We know that with us being conscientious about these protocols, we can help keep everyone safe.

Be Healthy:

  • STAY HOME – If you have travelled within the past 14 days.
  • STAY HOME – If you are experiencing COVID-19 Symptoms please visit www.alberta.ca/covid
  • STAY HOME – If someone in your household has COVID-19 Symptoms.
  • Wash and sanitize your hands thoroughly and regularly.
  • Limit touchpoints during your day, minimize contact as much as possible.
  • Hand sanitizer stations will be available in the Clubhouse and on-course restrooms, but bring your supply of hand sanitizer also.
  • Arrive at the first tee/range area no more than 20 minutes before your reserved time.
  • Do NOT assemble before or after your round.
  • Ensure you maintain your physical distancing of 6 feet (2m).

Clubhouse & Pro Shop:

  • The Pro Shop will be open for personal shopping by appointment only or online sales until we receive Provincial Government approval to open.
  • Only the main door and the east door, near the pro shop offices, will be unlocked.
  • The Junior Girls and Boys locker rooms will be open for use should they be required.
  • The Administration Office will be open weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Locker rooms, club storage and club cleaning, is not available at this time.
    • A “credit book” credit will be applied to every member that has paid for Club Storage or a Locker every month that this service is not available. More details to follow.

Golf:

  • DO NOT arrive at the first tee/range area more than 20 minutes before your reserved time.
  • DO NOT tee off until your tee time, not before.
  • Drop your clubs off at the bag drop area before parking your car and pick them up from this location after your round.
    • There will be no staff able to help you with your clubs.
  • Stay 10-minutes behind the group in front of you
  • Clean/disinfected power carts and pull carts will be located in the staging area towards Legacy Lane
    • Please return your used power carts and pull carts near the east side of the Clubhouse
  • The driving range will have half the usual number of hitting areas and is meant to warm-up only, not practicing.
    • Only hit balls off the mats, no teed balls allowed.
    • DO NOT touch the practice balls with your hands, use your golf club to move the balls.
    • The range is reserved for those with tee times until 5pm daily.
  • Maintain physical distancing of at least 6feet/2m at all times when on the property.
  • There will be no rakes in the bunkers, water coolers, or benches on the course.
  • DO NOT touch the flagstick we have created a handsfree mechanism to lift the ball out of the hole.

More information will be forthcoming as it becomes available from the Provincial Government. Have a pleasant weekend, and we look forward to having you back at the course golfing next week.

 

FOOD & BEVERAGE

Thank you again for supporting your food and beverage department.

Please continue to place your orders by calling or texting 587-679-6552 between 9-4pm with a pick up time.

Orders will be placed on the table at the front door at your chosen time.

Menu beginning Monday May 4th:

Deep Dish Lasagna – layers of lasagna noodles, ricotta and cottage cheese blend, tomato and herb meat sauce, mozzarella and parmesan – portion sizes built for 2, with garlic toast – $20

(Made Fresh – Reheating instructions included)

House cut AAA CAB Alberta NY Striploin steak – 10oz avg – $12/each

(Fresh Cut and vacuum sealed)

House ground burgers – 6oz patty – $5/each

(Fresh ground, hand-made)

Chicken Parmesan – herb breaded chicken breast, topped with fresh tomato and basil marinara sauce and parmesan – $8/each

(Made Fresh – Reheating instructions included)

Chicken Wings –  $12/per LB

(Reheating instructions included)

Smoked Brisket – brined, and house smoked for 12hrs BBQ brisket – $13/per LB

(Made Fresh – Reheating instructions included)

Baby Back Pork Ribs – ½ rack of brined, and sous vide baby back pork ribs – $8/per ½ rack

(Made Fresh – Reheating instructions included)

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