Welcome to the 2020 Golf season at Williston Golf Club. During this unprecedented time our first priority is the health and safety of our staff, members, guests and our state and local communities.
As our staff and management prepared for the 2020 season, we have watched carefully the progress of the COVID-19 Pandemic. We have monitored closely the recommendations and precautionary measures of the World Health Organization, the Center for Disease Control and our state & local officials. We feel that given the nature of the sport of golf amidst wide open spaces, and with rigid protocols in place, the game can continue to be played, keeping both golfers and employees safe from the transmission of the COVID-19 virus.
A number of precautionary measures have been put in place to ensure that everyone will stay safe. Our Club’s Play Smart - Play Safe Guidelines have been adapted from our regions allied golf association best practice recommendations as well as requirements per the State of Vermont. Everyone’s safety will rely on the full cooperation of golfers and our team members from the time we arrive at the facility until the time we leave.
We have implemented a number of safety measures including training our staff on enhanced cleaning, disinfecting and sanitizing procedures. We have reduced the number of touch points a person would usually come in contact with. We kindly ask for your assistance in ensuring our members, guests and staff health by your commitment to full cooperation, understanding and adherence to our policies and procedures.
While we do hope that our environment will return to normal, for now, this mode of operation will become the new normal. We suggest that every golfer make their own decision as to whether it is in their best interest to golf during these times or not.
If you have underlying medical conditions, it is recommended that you not visit our facility. Please do not come to the Williston Golf Club if you don’t feel well, or if you are showing symptoms of COVID19, and if you live in a household with someone who has COVID-19 or is showing symptoms of COVID19.
Physical Distancing should be practiced (minimum 6ft apart) from arrival until departure.
Following the recommendations of the government, we encourage all players to wear a mask or some face covering when entering the Clubhouse or any time that you may potentially come in close contact with another person.
Williston Golf Club
Play Smart – Play Safe Guidelines
Tee Time Reservations:
Call 802-878-3747 or stop at our Pro Shop to make reservations.
Members may reserve times for weekdays 4 days in advance and for weekends and holidays by having a pro shop staff member enter a ballot into the drawing box for you no later than the Monday prior to the coming weekend.
Non-Members may reserve times for every day of the week 3 days in advance.
Due to high demand and limited supply we ask for your consideration in providing us with accurate reservations that include the correct number of players:
1. Names or players organized into pre-determined and confirmed groupings.
2. We ask that you keep us updated with any changes or cancellations to the reservation up to and no later than 24 hours prior to your tee time.
Your assistance in this regard will enable us to properly manage daily play, registration and starting procedures. Additionally, this will allow accommodation to as many players as possible. It would be unfortunate if you arrive at the course with less players than reserved when we have refused access to many others due to unavailability.
We will accommodate Vermont Residents as well as Non-Residents that have complied with State of Vermont Quarantine Guidelines. Please note that Vermont Residients, that have recently traveled out of state and returned to Vermont, must be in compliance with State of Vermont Quarantine Guideines. For up to date Quarantine Guidelines click this link - https://accd.vermont.gov/covid-19/restart/cross-state-travel
Two Players may ride together in a golf cart if they choose. We encourage use of PPE while riding together. Single Rider Carts are available If you opt to ride alone in the interest of safety. Cart Fees are $40 ($20 per person when you ride together) or $28 for a Single Rider Cart. Golf Carts will be cleaned and sanitized after each use.
Rental Clubs and Rental Push Carts are available.
Restrooms Facilities will be available on the golf course and at the turn. Restrooms will be cleaned and sanitized every 60 minutes.
Arrival at Course and Check-In:
Congregating in the Parking Lot or is not permitted before or after play. Please practice 6 feet Social Distancing.
The Pro Shop is open for Retail Sales and Player Registration.
Please arrive no sooner than 15 minutes prior to tee time. Allow 5 minutes to prepare your equipment for play then no sooner than 10 minutes prior to your tee time please check-in at The Pro Shop.
Scorecards and Pencils will not be provided at this time. Please bring your own pencil. You may download and print copies of the scorecard here - http://willistongolfclub.com/-scorecard . We also offer a free Digital Scorecard / Yardage Book, scanable QR Code is available at The Pro Shop.
The Practice Putting and Chipping Area will be open for players for warm-up, once they have checked-in, prior to teeing off. The Practice Area is limited to no more than 4 players at a time. Area is to be utilized for a brief warm-up only. Extended periods of practice time before or after your round is not permitted. Holes will be filled with foam in the same fashion as you will find them on the course. Please do not touch the Foam or Flagsticks.
Old Duffer's Tavern is open with a Full Menu as well as a full selection of Grab n’ Go Sandwiches, Snacks and Beverages. Vermont State DLC Law Prohibits the consumption of Alcoholic Beverages that are not purchased from our Facility. Coolers of any type, regardless of content, are not permitted. BYOB is strictly prohibited.
Old Duffer's Tavern is open for Indoor Dining ( 50% Capacity ) and Outdoor, Deck and Patio Dining. There are a number of requirements, which we will follow, to ensure proper physical distancing protocols in a dedicated effort to stop the spread of Covid19 and protect your health.
On the Course:
Please practice Physical Distancing at all times, especially on or around the tee areas and putting greens.
Garbage and Recycle Cans are located around the Clubhouse and Cart Return Area. Please reserve your trash and deposit it at those locations.
Commonly used items and touch points have been removed such as Bunker Rakes, Ball Washers and Benches.
Water Stations are CLOSED. Please bring your own sports drinks / water to the course. Personal Water Bottles can not be handled by our Staff. You may fill up your own water bottle using restroom taps. A Full Selection of Beverages is also available for purchase in Old Duffer's Tavern.
Flagstick must remain in the hole. Please do not touch Flagsticks or the Foam Hole Filling.
If your ball comes to rest in the Bunker – You may play it as it lies or lift, clean, smooth Bunker Sand with your foot and replace the ball.
Each hole had been lined with foam to reduce the depth of the hole, allowing you to easily "pick" your ball out of hole, reducing common touch point.
Please make a quick pit stop, no longer than 5 minutes, at the turn to use restrooms and purchase
Grab ‘n Go Food and Beverages to take out on the course.
After use of a Golf Cart we ask that you return it to the Dirty Cart Drop Off Area and kindly remove ALL garbage and recyclables and dispense them in canisters as provided.
Everyone is welcome to enjoy food and beverage service, indoor or outdoor, at Old Duffer's Tavern after your round. Our Staff is following all State of Vermont Restaurant Guidelines and is committed to reducing the spread of Covid-19 and your safety.
The GHIN Handicap Computer is closed. You can post your scores using the GHIN App on your phone or on line at GHIN.Com. Our Staff can also post your score for you if needed. Simply ask one of them to post it and they will be happy to accommodate the request!
Thank you in advance for your effort and willingness to adhere to our Play Smart – Play Safe Guidelines.
We will continually keep you updated and informed in an effort to assist you in understanding the Guidelines that are now established and if/when they are modified.
Our goal is to help you enjoy your time at The Williston Golf Club and provide a safe recreational environment for all. Anyone that continually demonstrates lack of adherence or egregiously fails to comply with guidelines will be asked to leave the property and may be suspended from future play.