COVID-19 Course Update
Country Club of Whispering Pines is currently open and will remain open unless we are mandated by government officials to cease operations. The game of golf provides an excellent opportunity for exercise and social distancing, and we are striving to provide this to our customers without interruption for the foreseeable future.
With this being said, the health and safety of our employees and valued customers is our #1 priority and we will be implementing the following procedures in effort to create the safest possible environment:
- Each golf cart will be sprayed with disinfectant following each round prior to being cleaned. We will spray all touch points including; steering wheels, cupholders, cubbies, coolers, sand buckets, sand scoops, and bag straps.
- We have increased the frequency of cleaning/disinfecting other high touch points around the clubhouse’s such as countertops, credit card swipers, pens, door handles, etc.
- The Golf Shop will be closed with exception of the restrooms. We ask that if you are playing golf that you call the golf shop at 910-949-3000 and prepay for your round with Credit Card.
- If you have any merchandise or Food & Beverage needs please let the Golf Shop know when you make your reservation.
- Our staff has been instructed to wash their hands and/or use hand sanitizer often.
- We have also instructed our staff to practice social distancing and avoid crowded areas.
- We have removed all rakes from all golf courses.
- Starting today and continuing until further notice, we will have a local rule in place allowing players to utilize preferred lies in any bunker.
- We have also removed all water coolers from the golf course.
- All rental club sales will be suspended.
The Ellis Maples Bar & Grill is closed. We will have take out available from 11-7 PM Tuesday- Saturday.
Please take advantage of this so you don’t have to leave the community.
We just ask that you call in your order at 910-949-3000 EXT. 360
In addition, we are asking our customers to assist in the following ways:
- Putt with the flagsticks left in the hole. This will eliminate another common touch point.
- Allow for “gimmies” inside of 3 feet. Again, this eliminates the need to touch the pin or cup.
- We encourage you to call ahead on the date of play to pay for your round over the phone. If you choose to do so, all we ask is that you come inside the golf shop to check in with our attendant so that we know you are here and can send you to the 1st tee.
- Most importantly, stay informed. The COVID-19 virus is proving to be a very serious issue across the country, and if you are feeling ill in any way, please adhere to governmental agencies recommendations and stay home.
Thank you to everyone and we hope you all stay safe during these challenging times.