Brief: Revelstoke Golf Club opens for the season

COVID-19 rules restrict course to locals and members only; restaurant, driving range and putting green remain closed for now

Jon Dandie enjoys a round of golf on opening day at the Revelstoke Golf Club. Photo: Kestrel Collison

The Revelstoke Golf Club officially opened on Friday, May 8, but with a number of restrictions in place due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

The club is currently only open to members and residents of Revelstoke, and golfers will need to present identification when checking in.

A statement on the Revelstoke Golf Club website notes the club continues to receive directions and guidance from provincial health authorities.

“We believe that golf can follow all the important COVID-19 precautions and physical distancing requirements and allow for much needed exercise and mental health benefits,” the statement reads.

The Revelstoke Golf Club is open as of Friday, May 8, but only to members and residents of Revelstoke. Photo Kestrel Collison

Some of the ways the golf club is ensuring the safety and well-being of staff and golfers include:

-Asking people to stay home if they are not feeling well

-Staying six feet away from others at all times

-Golfers are asked not to touch flagsticks, cups, other players equipment and other players (no shaking hands or high-fives)

-You can still touch your own clubs, bag and equipment gear and your sanitized golf cart.

From left to right Jon Dandie (left) Dawn Doebert, Nathan Marcon and Brad Beerling. Photo:  Kestrel Collison

There are also a number of temporary rules in place which allowed the golf club to open. Some of these rules include no longer allowing walk-ons,no club rentals and carts are single rider only unless you are from the same household. In addition putting greens, driving range and restaurant remain temporarily closed.

A complete list of the rules and restrictions can be found on the Revelstoke Golf Club’s website.