September 4, 2020  

 COVID-19 Phase II protocol:  all members, guests, and staff will be required to wear a facial covering when inside the golf shop, club house, and driving range shop. This is in compliance with Governor Brown’s order

Good Afternoon,
The season seams to be in its twilight, but hopefully we will have a warm dry fall. There are a couple of items to make you all aware of.
  • Tue/Wed (Sept 8-9) Fall Aerification- The golf course will be open to members and their guests only.
  • Mon Sept 14- OGA Ladies will be here 9:20-10:56 Carts will be limited on that day.
A quick note on the carts. As you all know carts have been lean this year as more players are playing and more players are riding. When possible we need players to ride together. We have made this request throughout the season to mostly no avail. This has led to a policy change regarding carts. If a player insists on riding solo they will be subject to the full cart fee. This has already gone into for the public.
One more note on the carts. We cannot have the carts leave the property. At times the carts have made it to the Plaid Pantry and that is not allowed. 
During the days that are impacted by tournament play, I would like to remind you that we have 8 courses on our reciprocal list that are available.
The courses are:
  • Spring Hill
  • Michelbook
  • McNary
  • Charbonneau
  • Club Green Meadows
  • Juniper
  • Pine Ridge
  • Coos Golf Club
Marion County is in Phase II.   Here are a few things that we are able to do:
  • The men’s club on Thursday evenings may be able to move into the traditional back 9 shotgun soon.  
  • Driving range will be moving to the grass tee on the far side of the range. Social distancing will be enforced.
  • Whiskey Browns is now open with social distancing both in the outside and inside seating areas.  Take out is also available.
    • Flags are on the greens with a swim noodle around inside the cup. We ask that you do not touch the flags. 
    • Social distancing is still required.
    We will continue with the following: 
    • The putting green at the golf range and near the pro shop will not have flags.
    • We will limit the number of people in the golf shop to 6 or less.
    • The staff has been hard at work disinfecting the golf shop, entry ways, and writing utensils. 
    • No rakes in the bunkers, and no water in the ball washers.
     Again, thank your for your understanding during this time.
     Stay safe and hope to see at the club soon.
    Best,  Alan Reese, Golf  Pro