Based on recently updated guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, that commonly touched surfaces are not primary methods for the transmission of COVID-19, we are pleased to share a number of upcoming operational adjustments that have been approved by the City of Leawood.
Starting Monday, May 25, we have been approved to open the driving range for both pre-round warm-ups and general practice. All players and guests will be able to use the range ball dispenser to receive range balls by using their assigned range key, key code supplied upon check-in, or the credit card terminal on the machine.
We will also be transitioning back to traditional flagsticks by removing the foam inserts from the on-course flagsticks. Players will be allowed to remove the flagstick or, in accordance with Rule 13.2 , you may leave the flagstick in the hole while putting.
For your convenience, bunker rakes and ball washers will also be returned to the golf course. This means that bunkers no longer automatically need to be played as Ground Under Repair.
The Par 3 course will also be available for play. The gate code will be provided upon check-in at the Golf Shop.
Additionally, we will return to accepting cash payments in addition to credit cards.
While we are happy to see more elements of the operation returning to normalcy, it is important to note that per the State of Kansas, Social Distancing is still required by all. This includes all areas of the facility such as the golf course, driving range, practice facility, clubhouse, parking lot, etc. As such, we will continue operate with 18 minute tee time intervals and limit golf cart usage to one person only, unless two players reside in the same household together.
Lastly, while the modifications mentioned above are certainly welcomed, we are all asked to continue following recommended personal hygiene guidelines of frequent hand washing, avoid touching your face, and staying home if you feel sick. Our staff will continue to clean and sanitize golf carts between uses in addition to routinely sanitizing commonly touched surfaces and items. For your health and as strongly encouraged by the State, our staff will continue to wear masks when engaging with guests in public settings.
Once again, we thank you for your continued support of Ironhorse and look forward to seeing you at the course soon! To good health, good friends, and good golf, Ryan J. Eckroat, PGA Christine Claxton, CPRP General Manager & Managing Officer Director of Parks & Recreation Ironhorse Golf Club City of Leawood