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Lake Metroparks to open Pine Ridge Country Club, Erie Shores Golf Course on April 24

Posted at 9:07 AM, Apr 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-22 09:07:52-04

LAKE COUNTY, Ohio — Attention golfers: The Lake Metroparks will open Pine Ridge Country Club and Erie Shores Golf Course on Friday.

The metroparks will implement protocols and extra steps to include social distancing, sanitizing, providing a no-touch golf, a to-go only food and beverage operation and additional clubhouse rules.

Per Lake Metroparks, customers must follow these guidelines:

General Golfer Conduct

· If you don't feel well, please stay home

· Practice CDC physical distancing guidelines (always stay six feet away from others); if you don't adhere to physical distancing rules you will be asked to leave the premises

· Book tee times by phone; tee times strongly encouraged (walk-ups may or may not be accepted)

· Credit card payments only

· No rainchecks

· Allow space between cars in the parking lot

· Arrive at the clubhouse no more than ten minutes before your tee time

· Check-in at the clubhouse, follow signage

· No physical contact at the course between golfers and/or golf course staff

· Initially, we will allow walking golfers only. We hope to allow carts in the near future.

Course Modifications

· Do not touch the flagsticks; holes will be filled with pool noodles

· Rakes, ball washers, mailboxes, and coolers removed

· Vending machine sheds locked

· On-course restrooms closed (locked)

· Practice greens at both courses and Erie Shores driving range remain closed for now

Pro Shop Operations as of 4/24/20

· Pine Ridge Country Club: 9 am to 4 pm (at front clubhouse windows)

· Erie Shores Golf Course: 8 am to 5 pm (limits on number of people and one-way circulation in clubhouse)

· Winter rates in effect through April

· Tee times spaced 15 minutes apart

· Restrooms open in clubhouse (restrooms on course closed)

· Pre-packaged, take-out food and beverages available for purchase

· Clubhouse, door handles and restrooms will be cleaned on a regular basis