Covid19 Guidelines

WGA-18 Hole COVID-19 Guidelines

The purpose of this document is a review for you of the POA Golf Department guidelines and to specify the Covid-19 guidelines the WGA18 board has suggested so that we can continue to play our league this season.  The purpose is to protect everyone as we move forward into our league play.  The first part is written by the Golf Department and is a review for you.  The second part is additional guidelines  from the WGA18.  Thanks for your cooperation during this uncertain time in our lives.

POA Golf Department Changes

Changes made in the Golf Operations due to Covid-19 Pandemic

Effective Saturday, March 21, 2020 and going forward, Hot Springs Village is following the National Guidelines set by the PGA and the NGF.

We need the help of our members to manage their groups outside of the buildings and those wanting to come into the Pro Shops.

              *No more than 4 people in the Pro Shops at a time.

              *Please no congregating in social area before and after play, if possible.

*Please be aware that we can’t always allow single riders as we will run out of carts on busy days.

*It will be on a day to day basis and we will go according to the tee sheet.

*Discard your scorecards in the trash can and please place your pencils in the sanitation bin upon return of the golf-cart to the cart barn.

*Please leave the flagstick in the hole, fewer hands that touch the flag the better.

*All ball washers and drinking fountains have been removed from the courses until further notice.

*Please help us by discarding your trash when you return your cart to the cart shed, fewer hands that touch trash the better.

*All bunker rakes will be removed until further notice.

*The Maintenance staff will rake bunkers once a day.

*Local rule is effect.  Play the ball up and keep it in the bunker.

*Please use your feet to level the bunker sand as best you can.

Golf Operations and Golf Maintenance are disinfecting all public areas to ensure that the golf courses can stay open unless we are told otherwise.

 WGA 18-Hole League Additional Covid-19 Guidelines 

*Please do not play if you have any symptoms of Covid-19, have been exposed to it within 14 days, or just do not feel well!

*If you have a private cart, please try to use it.

*Annual greens pass members are encouraged to call the pro shop to check in.  There will NOT be a starter!

*Score cards will be placed outside the Pro Shop for you. Only one person at a time should get the score card for the group.

*At the end of your round, one person will place the signed scorecard in the designated box for the Scoring Committee.

*As you play, do not touch anyone’s equipment including balls, clubs, towels, markers, etc.

*Park carts far enough apart so that when you enter or leave your cart you are a minimum of 6 feet away from your teammate.

*Remember wherever you are on the course or in the pro Shop area, you need to stay a minimum of 6 feet away from your friends.

* If you choose to socialize following the round, the WGA18 is not responsible for your behavior, but encourages you to follow social distancing and face covering guidelines provided by the CDC and adopted by the state of Arkansas.

Finally, if these safety precautions are not followed, the WGA 18-Hole League runs the risk of being shut down for the season.  Let’s help each other out by following the friendly advice… if you “see something, say something.”  We are all golf friends and our mission through golf is to enjoy, respect, and take care of each other, especially during this uncertain time of our lives. Remember we will be playing for “bragging rights” only!  LET’S HAVE FUN AND BE SAFE!