Horse Creek Golf Course to stay open

By RICK WATSON
Posted 3/29/20

DORA – Mayor Randy Stephens announced on Saturday that Horse Creek Golf Course remains open, but management has instituted changes that would keep the operation in compliance with the new orders issued by Gov. Kay Ivey that were announced on Friday.

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Horse Creek Golf Course to stay open

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DORA – Mayor Randy Stephens announced on Saturday that Horse Creek Golf Course remains open, but management has instituted changes that would keep the operation in compliance with the new orders issued by Gov. Kay Ivey that were announced on Friday.

“We don’t want anyone coming to the golf course if they’re sick,” Stephens said.

Other changes include:

  • No more than 10 people in the clubhouse at the same time, and they must maintain a distance between each other of at least six feet.
  • Each player will have their own cart—no riding double, which includes wife, children, or friends.
  • Each player should bring their own drinking water because none will be provided at the golf course.
  • Ball washers will be covered up and cannot be used by the players.
  • The cups on the green will be turned upside down in the hole. The flag will remain in the cup. Do not touch the flag. If a putt comes to rest against the flag, count it as a made putt.

“We want to eliminate anything on the golf course that someone can touch, and then someone come behind them and touch,” Stephens said.

“There will be no price increase due to these changes,” Stephens said. For example, if two golfers are playing, they are required to each have a cart. The golf course will not charge extra for the additional cart.

The golf carts will be sanitized between each usage, according to Stephens. The snack bar was closed earlier in the month except for takeout.

Stephens posted a document with the new changes on the Facebook pages of the City of Dora and the Horse Creek Golf Course.

Stephens also pointed out that the city had not closed the walking trail or the track around the playground because people can walk and maintain a safe distance between themselves and other walkers, but the playground has been closed per the governor’s orders.

The city installed an outdoor dropbox at the front door which will allow citizens to make payments without going inside city hall. Stephens would like to limit entry to city hall to those who cannot do their business over the phone.

If someone needs to file a report with the police, they are encouraged to call the report in unless it’s an emergency situation.

The fire department will continue to respond to life-threatening calls but will limit non-life threatening or routine health checks, according to Stephens.