Important Updates from the GGC!

Important Updates from the GGC!

Good morning everyone,

Golf shall be permitted as a recreational activity effective Friday May 1st.

We will start taking tee times on Tuesday April 28th.

Rules & Restrictions From the Illinois Department of Commerce & GGC

You are required to make a tee time to play.  Must call 815-777-3599 or you can try to email at but email is not guarantee and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

-Players shall be grouped in TWOSOMES ONLY.

-15 minute tee time intervals.

-No gathering or congregating around the clubhouse (keep your social distance).

-The practice range and putting green will remain closed.

-No golf carts may be used on course (either owned by golf club or privately owned), except individuals with a physical disability or physical limitations that prevent them from walking the course may rent a cart or use their private cart.

-Only privately owned pull carts may be utilized.

-Flags cannot be removed from cup, do not touch the flag, the cup will be modified so you will not have to touch any part of the cup.

-Clubhouses, halfway houses, and pro shops will remain closed

(our bathrooms will remain closed also)

Paid members only at this time for golf

-We will be opening our restaurant upstairs for take-out only (Curbside off the back landing)

(Details for orders/menu/offerings will be emailed midweek)

Player Restrictions

-Any players with any symptoms of COVID-19, should not play.

-In addition, any players from a household with someone with symptoms of COVID-19 should not play.

-Golfers must walk and carry their own clubs; no caddies

-Bring your own supply of balls, tees, ball markers, and any other equipment needed to play golf.

-Insist on social distancing on tees, greens, and throughout the round.

-Players shall maintain adequate physical distancing between other twosomes.

-Golfers should pick up their own ball

-Handle your own scorecard.

-Leave flag in place when putting.

-There will be no rakes out there so smooth the bunker with your own club.

-Put on your golf shoes at your vehicle.

-Bring hand sanitizer with you and use during your round and at the end.

-No handshakes at the beginning of your round or at the 18th hole

-Members are responsible for their own safety while on club property.

We are very collectively confident that our golf community will continue to set an example and rigorously follow the guidelines set forth by the IDCEO to keep people safe and Illinois golf courses open.  We ask you to join us in celebrating golf’s return to Illinois and we ask that you pledge to adhere to the established guidelines as we eagerly anticipate additional amenities being restored over time.

We have been granted the opportunity to open our courses and prove our ability to operate and play them safely.  Let’s do that, so the rest of golf can be enjoyed as new phases are implemented.

Thank You for Your Cooperation!!!

On another note, obviously there will be no league meetings this month and we are hoping to maybe, possibly, start league in June.  There will most likely be no meetings, we will just start when we can. Also we will still be drawing for the early bird membership at a later date.

We will see what comes of these regulations in the next few weeks.

If you have any further questions feel free to call 815-777-3599 or email

Everyone stay safe, stay healthy & we look forward to seeing you soon!!!

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