Modified golf course procedures

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Ramsey County golf courses aim to provide the best experience while still meeting the high standards of social distancing requirements and public health best practices. Special procedures have been established to limit contact and minimize touch points throughout the courses as preventative health measures for both golfers and course staff.

It is a privilege for our golf courses to be able to stay open during this time. Thank you for your continued cooperation so that we may keep the courses open.

Prior to arriving at the golf course

Reservations

  • Prepayment for golf is preferred. Reservations can be made online or by calling the course. 
  • Please call the golf course to arrange season pass sales in advance of play.
  • Courses will have modified tee time availability, with tee time spacing being a minimum of 10 minutes.
  • Single player reservations are not guaranteed. Single players will be paired at each course's discretion, and only if the twosome or threesome agrees to a random pairing.

General information

  • Be prepared for limited access to handwashing. Golfers are encouraged to bring hand sanitizer and disinfectant wipes to use while on the course. 
  • Payments made at the golf course are limited to credit cards only.
  • Tournaments and events are on hold until further notice.

At the golf course

Clubhouses

  • Clubhouses will be open for restroom use only. The Keller and Island Lake clubhouses are closed until further notice.
  • Limited food and non-alcoholic beverages will be available soon. Courses will set up service in a way that does not require customers to enter clubhouses.
  • Maintain at least six feet between yourself and others at all times.

Pro shops

  • Prepayment for golf is preferred. Payment for golf and carts at the course will be limited to credit card payments at the walk-up check-in window or over the phone. Online prepayment may be available at some courses.
  • Pro shops will be closed. The Keller pro shop will be open for restroom use only.
  • Scorecards and pencils will not be available. 
  • Merchandise sales are not available.

Golf carts

  • Golf carts will be limited to one rider each. Members of the same household can share one cart.
  • Due to the potential of increased demand, golf cart availability is not guaranteed.
  • Golf carts will be sanitized after each use. 

Golf course

  • The cups on all putting greens have been modified to allow for ball retrieval without the need to touch any surfaces.
  • Where possible, all touch points found on the grounds have been removed, including bunker rakes, benches and ball washers.
  • Please do not touch or remove flagsticks.
  • Please do your best to smooth disturbed sand with either your shoe or golf club.
  • Portable toilets are available on the course. 
  • Maintain at least six feet between yourself and others at all times and sanitize your hands often.

Driving range

  • Ball dispensing machines, tokens, basket handles and range balls will be sanitized on a regular basis.
  • When you have completed your practice, please return your basket to the designated area for staff to properly disinfect.
  • Due to high volume, range baskets will not be provided at The Ponds at Battle Creek and golfers will need to bring their own container. Range baskets will be available to purchase for $20, refundable when returned.
  • Maintain at least six feet between yourself and others at all times and sanitize your hands often.

After your round

  • Golfers should leave immediately upon completion of their round. Maintain at least six feet between yourself and others and do not gather on the course or in the parking lot.