May 4, 2020
To: Park Hills Country Club Membership
From: Park Hills Management
Re: Club Operations
Finally, a breakthrough! After five weeks of Governor Kelly’s “Safer at Home” Executive Order, Kansas is starting to take “baby steps” toward economic reopening of the state. As we all know, it is far from the norm we’ve known for the past many decades, but it does feel better and gives hope to normalizing operations at Park Hills Country Club. So, here’s where we’re at and where we’re going for now.
Park Hills food and beverage operation will take a major step forward. Starting this week, on-site dining will resume under the guidelines set forth under Phase I of the Ad Astra Plan to Reopen Kansas. Hallie will post the COVID-19 social distancing regulations for the DCCC food and beverage operation and will set the dining areas accordingly.
While we’re excited to take this first encouraging step, we would be remiss not to mention the importance of adherence to the guidelines set forth in this process. So PLEASE do not rearrange or otherwise violate the dining room procedures and furniture sets. The ability to remain open is dependent on our membership following these important guidelines.
While we’re on the subject of change, beginning June 1, Park Hills Country Club will bring all food and beverage operations in-house. A huge thank you to Ruth McFarland for the great service she has provided Park Hills over the past two-plus years. It has been a big help to the Club and the membership.
The head chef will be a familiar face – Ashley Schmidt. And of course, in the “pivot,” is non-other than Park Hills super star, Hallie Riffey!
Despite the fact that we are now in Phase I of the “Reopen Kansas” plan, just a reminder:
1. The course is open for play and rental carts are available.
2. Single rider per carts are mandatory.
3. Sand bunker rakes are removed from the course.
4. Players are encouraged not to remove the flagstick.
5. Organized golf events may be allowed as long as the organization and administration of the event does not violate the 10-person limitation on gathering. In other words, event organization, scoring and prize distribution needs to take place within the guidelines of Phase I social distancing. Off-site organizing and prize distribution are encouraged.
6. Indoor and Outdoor gatherings must abide by the social distancing regulations of Phase I.
7. Six foot social spacing is mandatory at Park Hills Country Club.