“It will be a learning curve for us, so we are following guidelines a lot of other courses have set in motion that make sense, and we expect to be constantly learning,” said Bentley.

The Mount Shasta Resort has made all necessary adjustments and will re-open to the public for golfing on Friday.

Golf courses throughout the area, including those in Lake Shastina and Weed have remained open while keeping up with CDC recommended guidelines. Now the resort will be joining them.

On Friday, May 1, Mount Shasta Resort will open the course at 7 a.m. for walk on play, open to both existing members and those who want to enjoy the game.

Those wishing to use the driving range or share a cart will have to wait, due to the easy spread of germs involved with both.

“We’ve made it so that when you putt, you hit against something that is sitting in the hole, so you don’t have to touch it; there are no rakes in the bunkers that multiple people can handle; ... we’ve been sanitizing carts and are allowing one person per cart; and we are making sure that we follow golfers etiquette in terms of social distancing, such as not picking up anyone else’s clubs or balls,” said owner Suzanne Bentley.

“Our owners/board of directors feel strongly about following government guidelines,” Bentley added. “We are not encouraging anyone from out of town to come down here, and we have already canceled a lot of golf groups that are not supposed to be here.”

People should keep in mind the resort and its chalets are still closed with only a limited item snack shack open with window service.

“It will be a learning curve for us, so we are following guidelines a lot of other courses have set in motion that make sense, and we expect to be constantly learning,” said Bentley.

For further information regarding the course and their newly adapted COVID-19 policies, call the resort at (530) 926-3030, or visit their website at www.mountshastaresort.com.

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