COVID-19 INFORMATION

We are pleased to announce that Nanaimo Golf Club is open on a limited basis to members, their guests and the public.

We have implemented a number of protocols to aid in the health, safety and enjoyment of players and employees while on the property. We ask that all people visiting Nanaimo Golf Club during this time observe the protocols that the Club has put into place for everyone's safety.

It is important to review this page frequently as it is updated according to changes in provincial health orders.

COVID-19 Protocols as of November 20, 2020

  • Stay at home if you or anyone in your household have symptoms of COVID-19 or feel sick in any manner at all.
  • Self-isolate for 14 days when you return to BC from outside Canada or after you had contact with anyone who has COVID-19.
  • Practise physical distancing by ALWAYS staying a minimum of 2 meters away from other people at all times while at the Club. Do not shake hands or high-five/fist bump.
  • Limit all interactions at the Club, and stay within your own core bubble.
  • Only people from within the Island Health Region are allowed to golf or dine at the Club.

MASKS

  • Masks must be worn in all indoor areas of the Club, including hallways, locker rooms, washrooms, offices, restaurant/lounges and Pro Shop, as well as when physical distancing cannot be maintained outdoors.
  • Masks must be worn in the restaurant and lounges while: 
    • Entering, walkting through, and exiting the facility.
    • Waiting for a table or to pick up food.
  • Masks may be taken off while you are:
    • Sitting at your table in the restaurant/lounge.
    • On the golf course and able to maintain physical distancing.
    • Sharing a golf cart with someone within your core bubble.

GOLF

  • Golfers are encouraged to play with the same foursome; the Pro Shop will not accommodate mixing groups.
  • Member-only golf before noon. Between noon and 1pm, members can invite one guest daily; after 1pm, members can invite up to 3 guests daily.
  • Public play is available only after 1pm with 48-hour advance booking.
  • Arrive no more than 30 minutes before your tee-time to warm up at the driving range and practice greens.
  • Follow all established traffic-control patterns at the Club.
  • Enter the course via the pathway between the Pro Shop and driving range.
  • Wash your hands at the handwashing station by the main entrance upon your arrival, and again at the handwashing station near the 18th green before you leave the course.
  • Tee times are at 8-minute intervals. Please maintain this gap while on the course.
  • Observe our course etiquette: remember to repair your divots and ball marks, and smooth out the bunker with your shoe (no rakes are on the course). Players are not allowed to play through the group in front.
  • Leave the flagstick in the hole while putting.
  • Golf cart rentals are available: 2 people can ride the same cart if they're in the same core bubble, by request only; single riders are also allowed. 
  • Club rickshaws are available and sanitized after each use; be sure to leave them in the designated area—do NOT take them into the parking lot.
  • Power-caddy storage for members is available; only one person is allowed in the storage room at a time.
  • Club storage is available for members, with designated pick-up and drop-off areas. No entry allowed to the back shop.
  • No club cleaning is available.
  • Do not loiter in the parking lot before or after your round. All players must leave the golf course within 15 minutes of finishing their round of golf.
  • Do not enter any buildings (except bathrooms) on the course.
  • All on-course washrooms are open, and only one person is allowed in a bathroom at a time. The basement washroom in the Clubhouse is also available by using the exterior staircase between the Banquet Hall and Mt. Benson patios.
  • Access the member locker rooms via the exterior staircase between the Banquet Hall and Mt. Bension patios. Sanitize/wash hands on entry. Showers closed. Before leaving, affix red card to locker to designate sanitzing required.
  • Bring your own PPE devices (e.g., wipes, sanitizer and mask) if you see the need. We will be doing active sanitization around the course and in high-touch areas.
  • Member golf lessons and club-fitting are available; speak with the Pro Shop for details.

FOOD & BEVERAGE SERVICE

  • Mike's Place/Halfway House:
    • Closed for the winter season.
  • Snack Room: 
    • Open daily.
    • Available to all NGC members with charging privileges.
    • Located in old Scoring Room downstairs, opposite the doors at the rear staircase between the banquet and lounge patios.
    • Members must use hand sanitizer before entering the room one at a time.
    • All service is subject to special menu and ordering procedures.
  • Take-Out Service: Available for both members and the public. Visit the Take-Out page for details.
  • Restaurant Dining: Open on a limited basis to all members, golf traffic and the public. Visit the Dining page for details.
  • Self-Serve Coffee Station: Closed until December 4; use the Snack Room instead.
  • Event Rentals: Suspended until December 4 or until provincial health orders change.

PRO SHOP

  • Open 8am to dusk daily, for retail purchases only. Pro Shop washrooms and handicap computers remain closed until further notice.
  • Up to 4 people are allowed inside the Pro Shop at a time; a staff member will be managing the queue to go inside. Follow the directional arrows to enter and exit. Limit the number of products you touch. Always remain at least 6 feet away from other persons.

⇒ View Complete NGC COVID Procedures & Protocols as of November 20

⇒ View Provincial Health Orders issued November 19


We look forward to seeing you at the Club soon.