FAQ

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Are golf carts available?

Yes, golf carts are available, single user only. Golfers playing together may share a cart utilizing carts that are plexiglass separated. Golfers from the same household may share a cartGolf carts are sanitized before and following every use with a CDC approved bleach sanitizing solution.

What are the course protocols before, during, and after play?

We are continuously reviewing our protocols for our course to align with the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) “social distancing” and sanitation practices,  to ensure the safety of our guests and team members. We are following the recommendations of state government officials, National Golf Course Owners Association, Michigan Golf Course Association, and CDC in developing these guidelines:

Prior To Your Round:

    • Clubhouse is open, limited to 10 guests at a time. Masks must be worn inside the clubhouse, and social distancing must be maintained. In the clubhouse, you may..
      • Purchase range balls and retail items from the pro shop.
      • Purchase non-alcoholic drinks, snacks, hotdogs, and other items to consume on the course.
      • Bathrooms are open.
      • Other customer service needs.
    • Tee times must be made and paid online prior to your arrival, by going to Tee Times on this site. 
    • We suggest purchasing gift cards to simplify your payment process for the season. You may easily purchase gift cards within the customer profile created to make your tee time. The gift cards are tied to your profile for future use.
    • We suggest adding a credit card to your customer profile for ease of future purchases. The pro shop attendant may facilitate that for you
    • Please arrive no earlier than 15 minutes before your tee time and no gathering in groups of 10 or more. 
    • Stater has scorecards available for your round.; we suggest using the Lake Forest Golf app for scoring, which can be downloaded here.  The app also provides on-course and on the range yardage, as well as a direct link to scheduling future tee times. 
    • Driving range and practice greens are open. Practice greens will not have flags.
    • No water stations on course
    • Before, during and after your round, maintain 6-feet social distancing at all times

On The Course

    • Carts are limited to one cart per person, unless you are utilizing a cart with a plexiglass divider, or you are from the same household
    • We suggest marking your balls so that you may easily distinguish yours from your partners.
    • No rakes in bunkers, please smooth your ball and footmarks as best you can
    • No ball washers 
    • Cups are turned upside down, for easy ball retrieval.  Please refrain from touching the flagsticks
    • No water stations available on course
    • Maintain 6-feet social distancing at all times

After Your Round

    • Please depart from the facility immediately after your round
    • No social gatherings of groups larger than 10 people. Social distancing guidelines must be maintained.

How do I make a tee time?

For tee time reservations, click on “Tee Times” on this site. All tee times and carts are easily paid on-line.

Can I use cash?

Credit card, debit card, and gift card payments are preferred. You may easily purchase gift cards within the customer profile created to make your tee time. The gift cards are tied to your profile for future use.

What steps are being taken to ensure your staff is healthy?

All team members must perform a daily self-screening test following a CDC approved Question and Answer test, prior to reporting to work.  If a team member does not pass the screening, they are not allowed to work.  If team members are feeling ill, they will be sent home. We are continually training on COVID-19 awareness and also advising of proper health etiquette, including limiting contact with their eyes, nose, and mouth, and hand hygiene.  Staff is reminded that cleanliness starts with the simple act of proper hand hygiene. We are enforcing frequent handwashing with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or an alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water are unavailable and providing frequent breaks to wash stations and increased access to hand sanitizing stations. 

Will I be required to wear a mask when entering the clubhouse?

You are required to wear a mask in the clubhouse.  Masks are not required on the golf course.

Will golf staff be required to wear masks while working?

All team members who work indoors or in close contact with guests are required to wear masks while working.  

How are you cleaning and sanitizing the golf facilities?

We take standards for hygiene and cleanliness very seriously.  On a daily basis, we are working to ensure we meet the latest guidance.  We use cleaning products and protocols that are effective against a broad spectrum of viruses, including COVID-19:

  • Public Spaces: We have increased the frequency of cleaning and disinfecting in public spaces to every two hours while operating with a focus on door handles, and public bathrooms.  Sneeze guards have been added to the Pro Shop counter, and sanitizing stations have been added throughout our facilities.
  • Golf Carts: Golf carts will be sanitized before and following every use with a CDC approved bleach sanitizing solution.
  • Range balls: Range balls and baskets will be sanitized before and following every use with a CDC approved sanitizing solution.
  • Back of House: In the spaces where team members work “behind the scenes,” we are increasing the frequency of cleaning and focusing on high-touch areas like entrances, break rooms and staff offices.

Can I play with a group?

Tee times are limited to four players.

Will the Pro Shop be open?

    • The clubhouse is open, limited to 10 guests at a time. Masks must be worn inside the clubhouse, and social distancing must be maintained.  
    • Available in the Club House: 
      • Purchase range balls and retail items from the pro shop.
      • Purchase non-alcoholic drinks, snacks, hotdogs, and other items to consume on the course.
      • Bathrooms are open.
      • Other customer service needs.

Will the restaurant be open?

  • Limited on the turn snacks available for purchase.
  • To-go menu will be available starting May 29th with limited food, beverages and snacks available.
  • It is against the law to bring alcoholic beverages on property.

How early can I check-in for my round?

Please arrive no earlier than 15 minutes before your tee time, unless using the practice facility and adhere to social distancing.

Where do I go to check-in for my round?

Please see an outside golf services attendant once you arrive at the golf course.  Someone will be stationed near the front putting green.

How do I get a scorecard?

Scorecards are available from the outside golf services attendant, inside the clubhouse, or in the cart staging area. Additionally, you can download and use the Lake Forest App to keep score.

What is your tee time cancellation policy?

All guests are responsible for their reserved and paid tee times. You may change your tee time by logging back into your customer profile. You may also call the pro shop to cancel or move your tee time. A gift card will be issued for all canceled tee times. There are no refunds, rain-checks, gift cards issued for “no-shows” or for tee times canceled less than 24 hours in advance.

Is the driving range open?

  • The driving range and practice greens are now open. The putting greens will not have flags in. Social distancing must be maintained. 
  • Buckets are paid for at Pro Shop and are self-serve. Buckets and balls are sanitized.

Are you offering golf instruction?

Yes – you may schedule your lesson by contacting Doug White at dougwhitegolf@gmail.com.

Is club rental available?

Club rental is not available at this time.

Do you have pull carts available?

Pull carts are available to rent on a first-come, first-serve basis at the Pro Shop.

Are restrooms open on the course?

The restrooms on the course are currently closed. The restrooms in the clubhouse are open and available for your use. The restrooms will be cleaned frequently.

Are water stations available on the course?

Water stations are not open on the course at this time. Please plan to bring your own water for hydration.

Should I use a rake?

All rakes have been removed from the golf course. Please smooth your ball and foot marks the best you can.

How do I make a golf outing reservation?

Please call our Outings and Events Coordinator at 734-994-8580, ext. 4 for more information.