A golfer plays Surrey’s Northview Golf & Country Club. (Photo: discoversurreybc.com)

Some Surrey golf courses reopen with new rules to push physical distancing

Northview and Coyote Creek courses due open Thursday

Some Surrey-area golf courses are planning to reopen with new “physical distancing” regulations in play.

The two-course Northview Golf & Country Club has been closed for more than three weeks, and is set to reopen on Thursday (April 16) with limited amenities and rules for players in light of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Also closed since the third week of March, Eaglequest Coyote Creek is due open again on Thursday morning with similar regulations for golfers to follow.

In a “COVID 19 UPDATE” emailed to subscribers on Wednesday (April 15), Northview club management said “we are taking every precaution to ensure the safety of our staff and customers and we have new mandatory policies in place due to Covid-19. There will be no exceptions to these policies.”

The new regulations, also posted to northviewgolf.com, include a maximum of one golfer in the club’s pro shop at any time, and an increase in the gap between tee times, with online reservations only. All practice facilities are closed, including the driving range and practice greens.

The golf shop closure means golfers won’t be able to buy balls, tees or other items. No score cards or pencils will be given out. As well, no power carts, rental clubs or pull carts will be available at Northview.

“Cups will be raised upside down and there will be no ball washers or rakes,” the email says. “Please note that our staff will be visible on property and understand that they will be enforcing social distancing guidelines. Those not following these policies will be escorted from the facility without a refund given.”

The kiosk will be open with limited hours to serve pre-packaged foods, soft drink and alcohol.

• RELATED STORY: Guildford golf course stays open as COVID-19 concerns grow.

While some Surrey-area golf courses have, or were, closed due to the pandemic, others remained open over the past month, including Guildford Golf & Country Club and Hazelmere Golf & Tennis Club, with rules and regulations to encourage physical distancing of two metres.

On King George Boulevard, the pitch-and-putt course at Birdies & Buckets is open with “COVID-19 policies” in play, according to a post on the facility’s website.

• RELATED STORY: Indoor gyms and fitness facilities must close immediately in Fraser Health region.


Like us on Facebook Follow us on Instagram and follow Tom on Twitter

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Surrey student earns TD Community Leadership scholarship

Harjot Bal recognized for his One Blood For Life Foundation

Suspect sought in alleged indecent act in South Surrey

Police say incident occurred near 13 Avenue and 131 Street

‘Pods’ set up at Surrey homeless centre

Temporary shelter set up in April to help stop the spread of COVID-19

Facing changes together: Your community, your journalists

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the world in ways that would have… Continue reading

New Serpentine rail bridge completed in Cloverdale-Sullivan

$3 million crossing replacement marks first of 13 flood-mitigation projects

‘I’m pissed, I’m outraged’: Federal minister calls out police violence against Indigenous people

Indigenous Minister Marc Miller spoke on recent incidents, including fatal shooting of a B.C. woman

Kelowna Mountie who punched suspect identified, condemned by sister

‘How did he get away with this? How is this justifiable?’

PHOTOS: Anti-racism protesters gather in communities across B.C.

More protests are expected through the weekend

Pair accused of ‘horrific’ assault at Vancouver’s Oppenheimer Park at large

Police say Jason Tapp, 30, and Nicole Edwards, 33, did not show up to meet their bail supervisor this week

IHIT names homicide victim found in the Fraser Canyon this week

Police asking for tips into the suspicious death of 29-year-old Alicia Berg

No charges to be laid against 22 northern B.C. pipeline protesters

Twenty-two people were arrested in February, but Crown has decided not to pursue charges

Plan in place for BC Ferries to start increasing service levels

Ferry corporation reaches temporary service level agreement with province

B.C. starts to see employment return under COVID-19 rules

Jobless rate for young people still over 20% in May

Most Read

l -->