Golf is Essential = Fresh Air, Social Distancing & Outside Activity
Following the executive order issued in March, golf courses were deemed essential businesses. At that time, Golf in Venice studied the Best Practices provided by the PGA of America, the Back2Golf Operations Playbook issued by the USGA, as well as the CDC guidelines and FDA Best Practices for reopening the restaurant. We were able to use these tools to create a business plan to keep our customers and employees as safe as possible.
To adhere to social distancing guidelines, we instituted a single-rider cart policy. The number of golfers we could accommodate in one day was reduced to half. For the first time in a very long time, we had to turn golfers away. Industry leaders assembled and tried to create a protective barrier to add to the carts to allow people to safely ride together.
After failed attempts with other barriers on the market, Phil Davis of Golf In Venice has created a safe and effective solution. After weeks of design, redesign, engineering and testing, we were able to come up with a silent, sturdy barrier between the 2 players, that also allows for routine cart maintenance. The material is a transparent, high-impact polycarbonate sheeting called Lexan. It has a 10 year warranty against yellowing in anticipation of continuous disinfecting and Florida sun. A double brace keeps the shield quiet while driving and rubber trim ensures comfort.
CART POLICY - Effective Oct. 1, 2020
As always, the golf course reserves the right to edit this policy as needed to maximize play at our facilities.
Adjusted flags & cups to avoid contact
Rakes will be back in the bunkers with hand sanitizer available at all water coolers
Carts are disinfected before use
The restaurants are following all county/state regulations for seating and social distancing.