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Burlington’s Tyandaga Golf Course Re-opening with New Safety Precautions and Guest Expectations

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*Please see a media release below issued by the City of Burlington.

Burlington, Ont. — May 15, 2020 — Following the Provincial Government’s announcement and public health advice, the City’s Tyandaga Golf Course are preparing for opening Saturday, May 23, 2020 with COVID-19 safety precautions in place to help keep both golfers and staff safe by minimizing the spread of the virus.

The course is in great shape and combines a perfect mix of urban convenience with rural beauty, natural waterways, contours and mature trees.

“This is welcome news for our community. We still need a bit of time to prepare for a safe reopening, allowing us to be ready for you on Saturday, May 23. Everyone still needs to be cautious and practice physical distancing and follow the new rules. We have a wonderful course that is in great shape and will be ready for golfers. This is our first real opportunity to get out and play. I’m excited and I know there are lots of people who will be excited as well.” — Chris Glenn, Director of Recreation Services, City of Burlington

Players wishing to book a tee time can do so online as of Saturday, May 16, 2020 at tyandagagolf.com. Booking by phone can be done starting Tuesday, May 19 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. by calling 905-336-0005.

New Rules and Operations

  • Tyandaga will be open daily, 7 days a week, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Online tyandagagolf.com and phone booking for tee times only; no walk-in green fees
  • Only credit card or debit cards will be accepted for payments (no cash)
  • Food and beverage services will be limited to window take-out service only. Dining area is closed.
  • No group events or tournaments at this time
  • Clubhouse will be closed except for washrooms and pro-shop area. Only one person allowed in pro-shop and washroom at a time
  • One person per power cart
  • Lessons, practice greens, practice chipping area and rental clubs will not be available at this time
  • Sand bunker rakes have been removed. Any shots in the bunker are a free drop
  • All high-contact surfaces are regularly sanitized such as the payment terminals, all service-related surfaces, power carts and bathrooms
  • All machinery will be sanitized daily to ensure public and staff safety

Guest Expectations

  • Stay home if you are sick
  • Wash your hands with water and soap before and after the round
  • Use proper coughing/sneezing etiquette by using your inner elbow
  • Practice physical distancing with a minimum of 6 feet between you and others while on the property
  • Do not share any equipment including scorecards, tees, clubs, balls, ball markers, etc.
  • Refrain from picking up random golf balls you find
  • Leave the pins in the hole
  • While we’re all in favour of sportsmanship, please refrain from a hand-shake at the end of a round
  • Follow all posted rules and restrictions on site including any direction provided by Staff or Volunteers

MAYOR MEED WARD’S TAKE:

The good weather is just around the corner and I know we are all excited to start enjoying some of the activities that help keep us mentally and physically healthy. The opening of Tyandaga Golf Course is going to enable our many local golf lovers to get outside and be active. I am confident that City teams are working hard to implement all the recommended precautions to make it a safe experience for the public and our staff as we continue to slow the spread of COVID-19.

PLEASE NOTE: To stay updated on what the City of Burlington is doing regarding COVID-19, please visit the dedicated pages burlington.ca/coronavirus (and subscribe) and bit.ly/mayormeedwardCOVID19updates, and our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page — bit.ly/COVID19BurlingtonFAQ that are updated as new information becomes available.

A Burlington COVID-19 Task Force has been created to help support our community through this unprecedented emergency — updates will be provided at burlington.ca/COVID19taskforce.

To report an incident of non-compliance with provincial emergency orders, please contact the Halton Regional Police Service COVID-19 Hotline: 905-825-4722.

We’ve also created a dedicated page to feature the local organizations and businesses that have inspired us during the COVID-19 pandemic by taking action to support our community in new and creative ways — head to bit.ly/covidwallofinspiration.

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*Posted by John Bkila, Mayor’s Media and Digital Communications Specialist

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