Golf, tennis reopens in Brampton

Following the Ontario government’s announcement that some recreational amenities can reopen, Brampton reopened its outdoor tennis and pickleball courts earlier this week for players. Physical distancing and cleanliness measures will be in place to ensure the health and safety of all visitors and City staff. The reopening order impacts 21 tennis and seven pickleball courts throughout the city, which will be open from Monday to Sunday. Before 11 a.m. courts are exclusively available to seniors.

In compliance with physical distancing measures, no more than two players will be permitted on a court at a time, one per each side of the net. Players must remain two metres (six feet) away from others at all times. Those who do not practice physical distancing will be asked to leave. Courts will be available on a first come, first-served basis, and limited to 60 minutes of play when others are waiting. Residents are not allowed to share rackets or other equipment, and balls should be clearly marked to prevent others from picking them up by mistake. Outdoor restrooms are not available at this time (where amenities exist), and no spectators are allowed on-court until further notice. More information on reopening can be accessed by visiting the City website at brampton.ca/parks.

To report an issue, call 311. Peel Village Golf Course, located at 29A Hartford Trail, will open tomorrow (May 22). The course will be open daily from 7 a.m. – 6 p.m., weather conditions permitting. Seniors hours are from 7 – 11 p.m. In compliance with physical distancing measures, players must remain two metres (six feet) away from others at all times. Those who do not practice physical distancing will be asked to leave. In a statement last week, the city said it is taking extra precautions to ensure everyone’s health and safety at the golf course, including providing hand washing stations and hand sanitizer throughout the course, installing decals and directional signage for golfers to ensure safe movement around the parking lot and Clubhouse, limiting two players per tee time and one player per golf cart, increasing intervals between tee off times to 20 minutes and more.

Amenities will also be cleaned more frequently, including a disinfection program for golf carts and bathrooms, while bunker rakes and raising golf cups will be removed to ensure “touchless play”. Additional security measures on the course are also being introduced to prevent contravention of the city’s physical distancing efforts. At this time, the golf course will not be taking group reservations, hosting tournaments, or offering instructional programs. Residents are asked to book tee times in advance by calling (905) 874- 2995, and payments can be made onsite upon arrival. No walk-in service will be provided.

Patrons are asked to arrive no earlier than 15 minutes prior to their scheduled tee time and go directly to the reception area at the Clubhouse. A reduced rate will be available while restrictions are in place. Dress code is in effect at the golf course. The Clubhouse and pro-shop will remain closed, and pull cart and club rentals will be temporarily suspended until further notice. Outdoor restrooms are available for patrons before and after play. Food and beverages will not be available for purchase at this time, and patrons are welcome to bring their own water and nonalcoholic beverages. For more information, visit brampton.ca/peelvillagegol

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