Golf Course Safety Guidelines

Dear Members,

 Like you, we at Sta. Elena Golf Club have been closely monitoring the developments with regard to Covid-19 and doing everything we can to abide by the government’s health and safety directives.

Part of our preparation is putting together a set of player’s guidelines to serve as our common framework under the “new normal”. We have attached a copy of the updated PLAYERS GUIDELINES effective Juy 28, , 2020  for your reference and is subject to change in case new rules are given by the national and local governments or as deemed by Club. We know that some new rules and standards were difficult to follow at first, but we trust that you will understand how critical they are to everyone’s safety and wellbeing. Besides keeping everyone safe, we wish to avoid penalties, potential closure of the golf course and fines that may be imposed by the authorities for any non- compliance of their health and safety rules.  

 Reopening the golf course does not mean that Covid-19 has been eliminated, hence the need for continued vigilance and compliance on our part. We trust that all our members can abide by the guidelines and adapt to the “new normal” together for everyone’s safety.

 See you and your family soon. Thank you very much.

 GUIDELINES FOR PLAYERS ( effective July 28, 2020)

Changes are highlighted

  

BEFORE GOING TO THE CLUB:

 

            Golf Club Hours:     6 am to 7 pm Tuesday to Sunday

                                                Tee time reservation is until 2pm.

                                                Last order for Veranda takeout orders will be at 6:15 pm

                                                Fairway lights will not be operational until further notice.

                                               

            What to Bring:           Personal towels, water bottle, tees, markers, towel to clean your

                                                golf clubs, pen/pencil for scoring.

          Tee Time Booking:  Tee time booking will open every Monday at 12nn for Tues to Sunday booking. Please ensure that you have tee time reservation before going to the club. Kindly fill up flight info at tee time reservation, put how many players and names of your flightmates, golf cart request, pre order if you want takeout food or any request. No show penalty apply. Players who need assistance in booking may call Reception.

Double booking will not be allowed ( ex. Same Account no. in 2 different tee times ), Tee times not used even if player shows up for another tee time will also be charged with no show penalty.

 No.of Players per flight:              Maximum 4 players per flight.

Weekdays and Weekends: One Member can bring ONE guest

Regular Weekday and Weekend rates apply

 

Guests must be accompanied by member.

Guest fees apply.

 Green fee certificates / Birthdays cards expiring March- June 2020 will be extended until December 2020

Mask:                          Please use mask at all times.

Please follow at least one meter radius for social distancing at all times

 Parking:                   Please take note that parking behind Bagdrop near Men’s Locker will temporarily be closed for easy access of golf carts.

 

            Drivers/Bodyguards: Not allowed to go to the Clubhouse.

            Non Golfers             Non Golfer guests are not allowed in the Driving Range and Golf Course.

 

                                   

UPON ARRIVAL IN THE GOLF CLUB:

 

            Club House Entry:    Please use the FRONT LOBBY entrance only.

Disinfectant mats and Temperature reading will be available and mandatory. Men’s Locker back door will be closed.

 

                                                Players may go directly to their assigned golf cart at the

                                                            parking area behind the Bagdrop to go to their first tee.                                                                        Temperature reading will be mandatory at the parking                                                              entrance.

 

                                                Players who has temp. of 37.5 and above will be checked again by                                                 the club nurse after few minutes. Players who will have

                                                            a temp of 37.5 and above maybe requested not to play for

safety reasons.

                       

Bagdrop:                   Players may handle their own golf club and put it on their assigned golf cart/ or Private cart by the parking area. Bagdrop attendants will only assist when instructed by players.

 

Reception:                Please follow social Distancing at all times. Kindly sign your      Caddie chits / Golf Cart Chits / Guest Green Fee Chits before playing so you don’t need to go back to the Clubhouse after your game. Health Forms required by DOH is mandatory and must be signed upon registration.

 

Bagroom:                Golf bag secured at the Bagroom will be disinfected and put at

Member’s designated golf cart. Bags taken out will not

Be returned back to the Bagroom.

 

Golf Carts:                Private and Rental golf carts will be ready by Parking area behind the Bagdrop area and Cart Tender Area. One ( 1 ) player ( 1 ) golf cart with One (1) golf bag ( applicable to 4 seater private carts too )

 

                                    Immediate family members coming from same household may share a golf cart ( max 2 pax per golf cart )

 

It is important that you advice the club thru tee time booking request or a call to the Reception that you will play, so we will be able to prepare your private golf cart.

 

Lockers:                     Lockers will be closed. Shower Room and Sauna will not be available for use. Towels will not be available. We will allow a member to take out his/her items from his/her private locker only once for a limited time.

 

Veranda:                   Open to limited no. of players for dine in. Limited menu selection. Last order for Veranda will be at 6:15 pm. If there

                                    are no more players, the Veranda may close earlier than 7 pm.

                                    It would be best to call Veranda before going to the club during these times.

 

            Proshop                     Limit to one (1) member inside the Proshop . NO “trying on” of

                                                Shirts, shorts, shoes, gloves and pants.

 

            Doorman:                   Doorman is not allowed to drive members to their car, open doors

                                                or handle personal bags of members.

 

            Membership:             Available when requested.

 

            Accounting:               A staff will be assigned to bring your payment to Accounting Dept.

 

                                               

BEFORE TEE OFF:                       

Please be at your starting hole 15 minutes before your tee time. Social distancing is strictly implemented in all areas.

 

Golf Carts                   Private and rental golf carts will be parked by the cart tender area, and the parking behind Bagdrop.

 

Caddies                     A caddie will be assigned to each player, however, Caddie may not ride or drive the golf cart of a player. They cannot handle clubs, balls and personal items of her player. They will work like forecaddies for the group and will still be responsible for yardage, spotting golf balls, refilling divots, repairing ball marks and raking of bunkers. Caddies need to leave the greens once they fix the ball marks, and wait in the next hole. Umbrella caddie is not allowed.

 

                                    Players who prefer to walk may have their caddies use a pullcart  or rent a cart for their caddie and golf bag. Player is not allowed to ride, sit and drive golf cart rented for caddie use. Caddies who use a pullcart may not touch players clubs, balls and personal items of her player.  A player may also rent a golf cart for his forecaddie, but not share the cart with any other caddies.

                                               

Driving Range        Limited Area will be available. Driving Range area will be open from 6 am to 5:30 pm. Caddies are not allowed to assist in the

                                                Driving Range and any practice facilities in the Club.

 

Practice Putting Green: Please practice social distancing while at the pitching

and putting green areas

 

            Starters                      Scorecards will be placed in the Golf Cart. Overall Scorecards                                                           done by the caddies will not be handed over to the players.

                                                It is advisable to bring your own pen for your own personal use.

                                                Please take a picture of the scorecard instead if needed.

 

 

PLAYING GOLF COURSE:          

 

Time intervals will be 15 minutes per flight

 

Caddie                       A caddie will be assigned to each player, however, Caddie may not ride or drive the golf cart of a player. They cannot handle clubs, balls and personal items of her player. They will work like forecaddies for the group and will still be responsible for yardage, spotting golf balls, refilling divots, repairing ball marks and raking of bunkers. Caddies need to leave the greens once they fix the ball marks, and wait in the next hole. Umbrella caddie is not allowed.

 

                                    Players who prefer to walk may have their caddies use a pullcart  or rent a cart for their caddie and golf bag. Player is not allowed to ride, sit and drive golf cart rented for caddie use.

Caddies who use a pullcart may not touch players clubs, balls and personal items of her player.  A player may also rent a golf cart for his forecaddie, but not share the cart with any other caddies.

                                   

Pin                              No handling of Pins.

           

            Rakes                         No handling of Rakes (only caddies)

 

            Divots / ball marks    Please make sure caddies will replace divots and fix ballmarks.

 

Water Jugs                Water Jugs will not be available in the golf course until further notice

           

            Tee Houses               Tee houses will be open for grab and go food only. Limited menu.

No gathering in tee houses. NO cash payment until further notice.

On weekdays, Limited tee houses will be open. Moreover,

Tee houses may also close early. In case it is and you need anything, kindly give veranda a call and items will be delivered to you.

 

            Social Distancing     Please follow social distancing throughout the golf course.

 

Veranda                    Please call Veranda at cell no: 0939 259 9706 or 0947 993 9961 or 0917 627 5743 for pre order of take out or delivery in the golf course. Please call Veranda at 3 holes before you finish your game. All take outs will be in a designated area only.

 

                                    Open to limited no. of players for dine in. Limited menu selection. Last order for Veranda will be at 6:15 pm. If there

                                    are no more players, the Veranda may close earlier than 7 pm.

                                    It would be best to call Veranda before going to the club during these times.

 

                       

            Toilets                         All toilets in the tee houses will be disinfected every use.

 

            Pace of Play:             Please keep up with group in front. Please allow faster players

                                                to pass thru.

 

                                   UNDUE DELAY ( Local Rule )

Players must play without undue delay.

Any group who has an OPEN HOLE and has been reported by the flight behind and/or the golf course marshal must allow the flight behind them to play thru.

Definition of an Open Hole: One Clear Hole. Group in front are not playing from tee to green of the next hole.

 

Please take note that players coming from 2nd nine to the 3rd nine And players coming from 3rd nine to the 1st nine might have to alternate with the new tee offs on the 19th hole and 1st hole on certain tee times temporarily.

 

 

 

AFTER THE GAME:                      

Kindly bring your golf bag directly to your Car after the game.

                                                Kindly leave as soon as you can.

 

Golf Carts                  Please leave the golf cart you used at the designated area after use. Golf Carts will be disinfected before giving to another player.

 

                                    Please don’t forget to sign your golf cart chits at the reception.

 

            Caddie payments     Minimum payments are Php 600 for 18 holes and

Php 400 for 9 holes. Kindly pay your caddie directly with Cash or Caddie Chit.

 

            Bagroom:                   Golf bags will not be accepted until further notice         

 

            Lockers:                     Lockers will be closed. Shower Room and Sauna will not be                                                              available for use. Towels will not be available

           

            Massage:                   Massage Service will not be available until further notice.

 

            Veranda                    Pick up of take out orders will be at a designated area only.

                                   

                                    Open to limited no. of players for dine in. Limited menu selection. Last order for Veranda will be at 6:15 pm. If there

                                    are no more players, the Veranda may close earlier than 7 pm.

                                    It would be best to call Veranda before going to the club during these times.