The Sugarbush Resort Golf Club is preparing to open its Robert Trent Jones Sr. designed golf course next Saturday, May 23rd following the guidelines provided by the State of Vermont. The course will be open to players currently residing in Vermont. Out of state guests must have completed a 14-day self-quarantine prior to participation.
With the safety of guests and employees of the upmost importance, the club is putting a number of protocols in place. All tee times must be made in advance online or via phone at 802-583-6725. The club will begin taking reservations starting May 16th and will be spacing out groups in 15-minute increments.
“We are extremely excited to be able to offer golf to our Mad River Valley community,” says Rob Schonder, Director of Golf. “This is a great form of outdoor recreation that works well with the current social distancing requirements.”
Though the course will be open, auxiliary offerings like the Clubhouse, Locker Room, Hogan’s Pub, Pro Shop, Driving Range, and Practice Facility will remain closed until further notice. Check-in for the course will occur through the shop window off of the front porch. Both alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, as well as snacks will be available for purchase, but the club will not be providing free scorecards and tees. Tees may be purchased when checking in and there are a number of smartphone apps that the club recommends for scorekeeping. The club requires face coverings for all guests when interacting with employees, other guests, or when in the clubhouse and parking lot areas.
While the club is recommending walking, carts are available with designated self-serve pickup and drop off areas. Two bags may go in a cart per usual but only one golfer may ride a cart at a time unless they are members of the same household. Golf carts will then be sanitized after each use.
For a full breakdown on rules, conditions, and to schedule tee times, visit https://www.sugarbush.com/activities/golf-club/golf-bulletin/.