The COVID-19 Guidelines for the Phase 2 re-opening allow us to open the practice areas. The Driving Range, Short Game Area, and Putting Green will all be open.
Players wishing to use the driving range must come to the Pro Shop window to request a cart to take to the range. The range will have 6 mats open, and there will be room for 3 people at a time at the grass range. The 3 spots on the grass tee will be roped off in squares and members must stay within the boundaries. Balls will be already placed at all 9 spots for members.
There will be a bucket where balls have been available in the past in case you need more, but please remember to sanitize your hands whenever you touch anything communal. Sanitizer will be available on the posted yardage sign.
At the short game area, two small buckets of balls will be provided. Please do not bring any more range balls down to the area.
In 2009 when members voted in favor of creating a new practice area, the Club committed to a complete set of facilities that would allow players to work on every aspect of their game. Two of the then twelve holes were used for the practice facilities.
The former 7th hole became our 250-yard driving range with an adjacent fairway grass area to practice iron play. Old 8 became the short game area featuring a 30-yard apron, an expansive sand trap, deep rough surrounding the green, and a putting surface with lots of movement. It is a whole game practice area.
Whether it’s a dozen swings to warm up before playing a round, working through two buckets of balls to get in a groove, or getting a lesson from the Pro to add to your game, everyone takes full advantage of the outstanding practice facilities.
As an added bonus for a select few events each year, Old 8 is brought back into play as a 175-yard par 3 over water to a green that slopes from right to left.