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Niagara Parks Announces Phased Reopening Plan for Golf Courses

May 20, 2020

Niagara Parks

Niagara Falls, ON – Following direction from the Province that golf courses are now permitted to reopen, Niagara Parks will be implementing a phased reopening plan, beginning with a soft reopening of its Ussher’s Creek and Chippawa courses at Legends on the Niagara on Friday, May 22.

A phased approach will allow Niagara Parks Golf to finalize and perfect all of the new health and safety measures, welcome back and train staff on the new protocols and install signage across its golf courses to help guests better navigate these changes.

The soft reopening on Friday, May 22, will offer walking access only to Ussher’s Creek and Chippawa Courses and public washrooms will be available out of the halfway house. Niagara Parks is planning a larger reopening on Friday, May 29, that will include golf cart access (one cart per person) and limited food and beverage options available at the halfway house (clubhouses and beverage cart services will remain closed).

Niagara Parks Golf will be following provincial guidelines and industry leading standards around health and safety, including enhanced cleaning measures of public washrooms and high-touch surfaces, as well as the sanitization of golf and pull carts after each use. Portable outdoor handwashing stations will be available to ensure that all guests are washing their hands before and after completion of play. Additionally, items such as ball washers and rakes will not be available, and all flagsticks will remain in each hole with added inserts to eliminate the need to touch the cup when retrieving a golf ball.

In addition to signage, Niagara Parks’ golf team will help ensure all guests are practising physical distancing and avoiding groups and gatherings larger than five.

While the clubhouses will remain closed, golf shops will be open for check-in and retail purchases with measures in place to control the capacity in the store and allow for proper physical distancing.

For more information and to book your tee time, visit niagaraparks.com/golf or call 1.866.465.3642. Please note that tee times will be spaced out to ensure physical distancing and guests will be required to arrive no earlier than 30 minutes before their tee time and leave immediately after.

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Niagara Parks

Niagara Parks

The Niagara Parks Commission is committed to a vision of Ontario’s Niagara Parks as one that Preserves a rich heritage, Conserves natural wonders, and Inspires people world-wide. Founded in 1885, The Niagara Parks Commission is an Operational Enterprise Agency of the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport. Its mission is to protect the natural and cultural heritage along the Niagara River for the enjoyment of visitors while maintaining financial self-sufficiency.