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COVID-19 Guidelines

 
 
Baylands Golf Links
COVID-19 GUIDELINES
 
WE ARE OPEN STARTING MAY 13TH
WE MISSED YOU AND LOOK FORWARD TO WELCOMING YOU BACK
The The City of Palo Alto along with the County of Santa Clara and the State of California will permit golf with the implementation of practices that minimize the risk of spreading COVID-19. In order for us to abide by those standards and create a safe environment for everyone, we ask for your help.   The well-being of our guests, staff and local communities continue to be our highest priority.  We can only open and stay open with your help following the new guidelines and strict policies that are now in place.  If you do not feel well, have any COVID-19 symptoms and/or have been knowingly exposed to anyone with COVID-19 within the past 14 days, please do not book a tee time and stay home.  Baylands Golf Links will require all customers to wear facemasks or other CDC recommended face protection while directly interacting with staff.  Masks will not be required while playing on the course.

Making Reservations and Paying Fees:
  • All tee times must be pre-paid ONLINE www.baylandsgolflinks.com with a credit card prior to your arrival to the facility. NO exceptions.  All rates will be walking with the option to add a cart (upon availability).  SINGLES/INDIVIDUAL PLAY ONLY AT THIS TIME.  ONE Player per Tee Time.
  • Advanced reservations are required. No walk-up or in-person reservations will be allowed.Walking is encouraged and promoted.
  • We ask that golfers arrive no earlier than 30 minutes before their tee time. 
  • If you need golf balls, glove, sunscreen, hat or other items, you may prepay by calling the golf shop to place your order and this must pre-paid.  Upon arrival we will have your purchases prepared for you in a special bag tagged with your name and will be given to you by the starter. The Golf shop will be closed.
  • NO Cash transactions, only Credit Cards and Debit Cards will be accepted as payment. 


New Course Guidelines:
Six feet of physical distancing is required by everyone while on the property, at ALL times and locations.
  • You may not enter the Golf Shop. You will check in for your round at the starter’s stand down the steps from the clubhouse near the 18th green.
  • All guests are required to wear a face covering when coming within 6 feet of someone around the property.
  • Please follow directions and pay close attention to all signage for your safety and well-being.
  • Only one person will be allowed per golf cart at all times. Carts are available on a first come, first served basis when making your Online reservation.  No Spectators or Caddies will be allowed on the course.
  • All golfers must use their own equipment at all times. No rental clubs are available.
  • We have inserted barriers (noodles), which will stop your ball before it hits the flagstick or cup. When your ball hits the noodle, the ball is considered to be "holed out.”
  • Do not remove or touch the flagsticks.
  • There will be no bunker rakes and lies in the bunkers will be “preferred lies” and a player is permitted to place the ball.  Please smooth sand with your foot as best as possible.  
  • All trash receptacles, divot boxes, ball-washers and drinking fountains have been removed from the course or have been closed. 
  • Continuous putting is required, and players must remain 6 feet apart on the tees and greens. 
  • Pace of play: please maintain a pace of 4 hours or less
  • On-course restrooms will be CLOSED
  • On-course food & beverages will be available from our refreshment cart or to-go orders can be called in and picked up at the Café patio.  Credit Card ONLY. NO CASH 
  • The Café Number is 650-223-8888.
  • On-course play is open from 7:30am-5:00pm daily.  All carts must be returned by 7:30pm
  • Posting scores is no longer available onsite
  • Please replace divots and repair ball marks, when you do EVERYONE WINS!
  • After completing your round or practice session, you are required to leave the property immediately.  Loitering or socializing is not permitted.  
Thank you for your cooperation, you can make a difference.

Clubhouse Procedures:
  • The golf shop will be open for employees only from 7:00am-7:30pm daily.  The golf shop will provide our guests with a kiosk on the south ramp entrance to the golf shop helping one guest at a time. If there is a wait please stand in the designated areas for proper Social Distancing. 
  • The Driving Range will be open from 7:00am-7:00pm daily with last balls sold at 6:30
  • The Café will be open from 10:00-6:00 daily
  • Food & Beverage will be available by TAKE-OUT ONLY. Menus are posted on the website at www.baylandsgolflinks.com Guests can visit the Café  to order or call in and pick up on our outside patio door.  The Café number is 650-223-8888.  Credit Cards ONLY.  NO CASH.
  • Restrooms will be available at the clubhouse with doors left open and no more than 2 guests allowed in at the same time and will be sanitized throughout the day. All on-course restrooms will be CLOSED.
  • Carts will be sanitized after each use and prepared by our staff who will be wearing gloves.
  • All guest touchpoints (door handles, bathroom doors, sink handles) will be sanitized throughout the day
  • Guests will not be allowed in the golf shop or café.  
  • Laminated menus, check presenters, and pens are sanitized after each use. Disposable menus will also be offered.
  • Staff will be wearing protective gloves and masks as designated by department and guidelines.
Please call the Golf Shop immediately if you see anyone not practicing these safety rules. Anyone found not following the rules stated above will be asked to leave the premises immediately.  If you have any questions, contact the Golf Shop. Be safe and enjoy your round of golf!  
ALL TEE TIMES MUST BE PRE-PAID OVER THE PHONE WITH A CREDIT CARD PRIOR TO YOUR ARRIVAL - NO EXCEPTIONS.  NO WALK-INs



Practice Facility Procedures:
  • The Driving Range will be open from 7:00am-7:00pm daily with last balls sold at 6:30pm
  • Putting Green & Chipping Green will have no cups or flags, only aiming sticks (do not touch or remove)
  • The Short Game Bunker area is closed until further notice.
  • The Driving Range is open, but space will be limited in order to maintain physical distancing. Do not attempt to retrieve balls on the Driving Range. 
  • Range baskets and range balls will be sanitized after each use.
  • The number of driving range stalls have been reduced for proper social distancing guidelines. 
  • Please adhere to proper distancing and waiting areas if the range stalls are full.  Any violation to this will result in loss of range privileges.
  • We will be limiting the use of the range per stall to 30 minutes or less in order to be as fair and equitable as possible to all of our guests.
  • Each guest will be limited to one bucket of range balls only, with the following choices allowed: Small-35, Medium-70 or Large-105.  
  • Benches and chairs have been removed to help with no loitering and also social distancing
  • After completing your round or practice session, you are required to leave the property immediately. Loitering or socializing is not permitted. 
  • No outside baskets or balls are allowed
  • Teaching/Instruction is currently not allowed but will be during our next phase so stay tuned for updates.
  • There will be no rental or demo clubs available.
  • Guests who do not follow these guidelines will be asked to leave the premises.

Thank you for your continued patronage, support and patience during these unprecedented times.
 
 




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