Message from Timberlane Golf & Recreation
Updated April 15, 2020
Dear Members and Patrons,
We are writing to report on the Timberlane Golf and Recreation (TGR) response to the coronavirus and its impact on our operations. First and foremost, please be assured that the health and safety of our members, staff and community is our top priority. The environment is changing at a rapid pace and we are continuing to implement and update best practices recommended by the White House, the CDC, and Governor Edwards to ensure TGR remains a safe and fun environment for all while following legal and prudent guidelines.
In accordance with Governor Edwards’ Proclamation JBE 2020-30, we have implemented protocols to limit the potential of physical contact and/or contamination. These protocols remain in effect through April 30, 2020 unless terminated earlier based on future executive decisions. Updates to our policies based on Governor Edwards’ Stay at Home Order, Proclamation 33 JBE 2020 are in red. State officials have confirmed that golf courses can continue to allow recreational golf. Specifically, Section 3F of 33 JBE 2020 defines an activity as essential if the purpose is “Engaging in outdoor activity, provided individuals maintain a distance of six feet from one another and abide by the 10-person limitation on gathering size...”
- Online Tee-Time Booking and Payment
- Carts limited to one person
- Entry is limited to one location (patio side of Golf-Pro Shop)
- No Cash Transactions Allowed
- Cups have been raised
- No removing pins
- Social Distance measures enforced (minimum 6 ft)
- Range balls sanitized after each use (Driving Range may be limited)
- Tournaments are cancelled through April 30, 2020.
- Rakes on the course have been removed
- Ball washers are no longer accessible
- Ice chests/Coolers have been removed from the carts and the course
- Carts are thoroughly wiped down after use
- The Pro-Shop is wiped down consistently with a germicidal solution.
- Staff have been directed to wash hands often and maintain safe social distance from each other
and patrons. Please do not be offended when they do not shake hands. They have been directed
not to touch patrons.
- The Gym is closed
Further, in compliance with JBE 2020-30, Café Hope has closed food & beverage services consumption on the premises. They are looking into setting up food delivery services. More to follow from Café Hope.
In the interest of our members and staff, if you are sick, have symptoms of sickness or have traveled to high risk areas in the past 14 days we would ask that you stay home. We are holding our staff to the same precautionary standard.
We are also working closely with Arnold Palmer Golf Management to help guide us on current and future protocols they now have in place for this fast-moving virus. APGM has already issued enhanced standards of operations and has produced in-depth pandemic response and recovery protocols for all potential scenarios. We intend to allow golf operations to remain open as long as we can do so in a safe manner.
We all know this shall pass. We are doing everything we can to keep Timberlane Golf & Recreation and Café Hope a safe environment for our members, staff and guests. If you have any questions, please let us know. We will continue to communicate to our membership as things change.
Jon S. McGill, Sr
Chairman, TNIBD Board of Commissioners
APGM VP of Private Clubs