Phase 3 of the Re-Open Saskatchewan plan kicked in Monday including bars and restaurants being allowed to open for dining in, golf clubhouses are included in the allotment.
Courses across the province posted updates on their social media channels that their facility was opening at 50 per cent capacity with physical distancing still being maintained. The restrictions are lifted for outside patios as well, again at 50 per cent capacity.
Along with the opening of certain businesses indoor gatherings are increased to 15 people from 10, outdoor gatherings can be help with 30 people in attendance.
Other golf course alterations announced on Friday afternoon include:
- Golf cart restrictions have been removed. Individuals are encouraged to only share a golf cart with members of their extended household.
- Washroom facilities in the clubhouse and on the course can be opened with increased cleaning and disinfection, with only one individual allowed at a time.
- On-course food and beverage service (beer cart/snack shack, for example) can resume service subject to the Restaurant and Licensed Establishments Guidelines in the Re-Open Saskatchewan Plan.
Several courses have inquired with Golf Saskatchewan regarding the status of shotgun starts. Mass starts are still prohibited. Tee times are still set at 12 minutes apart from the first hole the course chooses.
Golf Saskatchewan is continuing to work with the province of Saskatchewan and the Business Response Team regarding the potential hosting of provincial championships.
Our organization will make an announcement on the status of the Saskatchewan amateur events in June.