5th hole
1913 Room
Drone view of 12 and 13
Clubhouse circa 1990
9th green
Hole 4 fall

Spring opening yet TBD as COVID 19 information develops; greens to be uncovered the week of April 6
Posted March 30, 2020
 
The Club’s Board of Directors met today to discuss the Club’s plan of action through the next couple of weeks.  Clarity is needed on the Province of Alberta’s March 27 outline of essential services for protection against the spread of COVID 19.  Recreation facilities have been left off of the essential service list, but we are seeking specific direction for golf as it is still a little vague and open for some interpretation at this time.  The link for essential services can be viewed here:  https://www.alberta.ca/essential-services.aspx.  Ultimately, the Lethbridge Country Club will fully cooperate with provincial directives in an effort to keep both staff and members safe through this most critical time of reducing or stopping the spread of COVID 19.
We will be striving to seek specific direction from the Alberta Government by next Monday, April 6th and will provide clearer information on our spring start-up by then.
All departments of the Lethbridge Country Club are prepared for opening day, whenever that is, and we look forward to seeing healthy members visiting the club some time soon.
Current situation: Golf course closed; no trespassing
For the time being, the golf course property is closed and no trespassing is allowed.  Members caught either golfing or practicing on the property prior to opening day will be subject to a one-month suspension of golfing privileges.  The suspension will be in effect from the first day the golf course opens for regular business.  Walking and biking on the property is also not allowed at this time and will be monitored.
Membership or bill payments
All members who are needing to make a payment on their account, or for those who are late paying their 2020 membership fees are asked to either send a cheque in the mail, or make an online banking bill payment.  If you have any questions about your club account contact Patti at 403-327-6900x3 or memberaccounts@lccgolf.com.
Golf course maintenance
To date, the spring weather has not been overly cooperative for preparing the golf course for play.  The Club’s Turf Department along with full time staff from the other departments will be removing tarps from the greens when weather permits which looks like the week of April 6.  If the Club is forced to remain closed by the Alberta government, then basic winter debris clean-up, turf care and bunker preparation with a limited staff will ensue after the greens have been un-tarped.  If the golf course is able to open for play then the course will be prepared with all suitable protocols for social distancing and no touch points as other clubs have put into practice in Phoenix and other locales where golf has been allowed.
Pro shop and practice facilities
The pro shop and practice facilities will open as soon as confirmation from Alberta authorities allow.  Head Professional Eric Porter and his team have your pro shop stocked with fresh inventory and are excited to have customers soon.  They are eagerly anticipating being able to service members’ golfing needs through the season – however long it may be.  In the mean time, if you have any specific golf equipment or apparel wishes, contact Eric at headpro@lccgolf.com or call 403-327-6900x2.
Food and beverage department
The food an beverage operation will be considering a take out food option if the golf course must remain closed through our typical starting date.  Details will be rolled out the week of April 6th.  The food and beverage minimum spend of $500 per adult member will still have the August 31st deadline.  The minimum will be prorated based on the months the clubhouse will be open for regular business between April and August (eg. if we cannot open until May 1, the minimum will be reduced to $400)
Spring events
All April events have been cancelled with the exception of league drafts which will occur with possible new dates yet to be determined.  League schedules will be altered if they cannot begin in early May.   Events scheduled in May and later will remain in the calendar for now.  No tournament entries will be accepted for any events until we can confirm that that particular tournament is a go as scheduled.
 
Next post: Tuesday, April 7



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