Last year, most courses could not open on time. Realistically, many did not open until late May.
In Quebec, once the provincial government announced that non-contact sports could resume operations as of May 20, a number of courses were scrambling to get ready. Many did not start booking tee times until June.
For 2021, golf operations managers will have an entire season’s experience dealing with the coronavirus-related restrictions and regulations. They will be ready, having gotten used to how to operate the course to be safe and compliant. Plus, they will have many measures already in place.
Cart dividers, touch-free mechanisms at the pins for ball retrieval, employee PPE, sanitizer, various safety signage, and so many more materials have been ordered or are in storage from the previous year and are in place for use right away.
Weather permitting, courses will be able to open on time and not lose out on so much spring revenue. Players will be chomping at the bit to book, as well.