Conditions & Course Care

9/14/2020

I hope this message finds you safe and well. First and foremost, thank you for being a loyal customer of Westwood Golf Club. 2020 has been a challenging year to say the least, with usual weather hurdles and learning to navigate a new normal due to COVID-19 and the guidelines put in place.

 

We appreciate the recent input you’ve given through online reviews and suggestions, and we apologize for the tough conditions right now coming out of the hot season. The weather has been increasingly more extreme in recent years and this year was no different, but rest assured we are making every effort to not only rehab some of the stressed areas but also improve the course as a whole. Below are some of the projects that we are currently working on or have already been completed:

  • Upgrading our fairway mower, greens mower and rough mower.

  • Re-sodding tees 4, 2, 7 and 6, along with 7 fairway in new Bermuda grass. This grass is more tolerant and should correct these over stressed areas.

  • Acquired a new efficient fairway/rough aerator. This will significantly improve the turf on the fairways as we over seed in the fall.

  • Reviewing solutions for Hole 7 green problem area. We are hoping to add drainage that will improve and hopefully correct this green.

  • Invested in a new fleet of utility vehicles.


On another note: It is extremely important to remember that EVERY customer at Westwood has a responsibility to do their part in taking care of the course while playing. This is crucial any time of the year and now especially as we approach the fall growing season. Please read the following points and make sure to address them EVERY time you’re on the golf course and encourage your playing partners to do the same.

  • FIX YOUR BALL MARKS AND ANY OTHERS YOU SEE.

  • RAKE THE TRAPS

  • FIX DIVOTS AFTER HITTING

  • PICK UP TRASH THAT IS VISIBLE OR MAY HAVE FALLEN OUT OF A CART

  • DO NOT DRAG SHOES ACROSS THE GREENS

  • FOLLOW ALL SIGNS AND ROPED OFF AREAS. The ropes are there for the safety of our customers and the health of our golf course. Please do not disregard this due to being lazy.

  • PICK UP ALL USED AND BROKEN TEES. There are new green receptacles next the tee to put used tees in.


Please be proactive about these items and it will make everyone’s time on the course more enjoyable. Thanks again and we look forward to seeing you out at Westwood!


Sincerely,

Westwood Management

Update

7/2/2020

Please note that we cannot guarantee single rider carts at this time. If you have any questions regarding this topic, contact the Pro Shop PRIOR to your arrival at Westwood. 856-845-2000.

 

We continue to do our part and remain vigilant about social distancing and sanitization and ask that our golfers do the same. Please wear a mask when entering the Pro Shop and remove ALL trash from your cart following your round! Thank you! Stay safe and we look forward to seeing you at Westwood!

Golf Restrictions Lifted!

6/25/20

On Friday, 6/12/20, Governor Murphy released Executive Order No. 153, effective immediately, removing all golf related restrictions imposed since the beginning of the COVID-19 State of Emergency. This is great news!! As we at Westwood continue to navigate back to "normal" we want to remind our golfers of a few very important things:

  • GOLF CARTS: Please note that due to high demand of carts, and low supply, we ask that if you would like a single rider cart, you book and pay for 2 tee times in advance. However, we continue to encourage walking. We will not be allowing any "ride alongs", aka non-golfers. While we understand that everyone wants to get out of the house, it is a safety concern, and the health and safety of our golfers and staff remains our number one priority.

  • DRESS CODE: Golf shirt and golf pants/shorts are REQUIRED AT ALL TIMES. NO JEANS. NO TEE SHIRTS. NO TANK TOPS. NO BASKETBALL SHORTS. This will be strictly enforced.

  • NO COOLERS OR OUTSIDE ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES ARE ALLOWED. Our snack stand is open everyday with beer, alcohol and snacks for purchase.

  • PACE OF PLAY: Simply put, slow play will not be tolerated. In the interest of all golfers, please play "Ready Golf" and maintain your position on the course by keeping up with the group in front of you. Groups falling behind will be asked to pick up the pace or skip a hole. If any group does not return to an appropriate position on the course within a reasonable amount of time, you may be asked to leave course without refund. ALSO, do not play through any groups as it will slow the entire course.

The health and safety of our golfers and staff is ALWAYS our TOP priority. In addition to providing cart wipes outside of the ProShop and hand sanitizer throughout our facility, our staff thoroughly cleans and disinfects each cart after use, as well as frequently touched surfaces. Although golf related restrictions have been lifted, we continue to do our part and remain vigilant about social distancing and sanitization and ask that our golfers do the same. When your round is finished, remove ALL trash from your golf cart, and please continue to follow the guidelines of the CDC and State of New Jersey

Once again, thank you for your loyalty and understanding! See you on the golf course!!!

Tee Time Policy

5/4/20

This is very important!!! For tee times larger than two people, you MUST call the Golf Shop and you MUST be in compliance with State Issued Executive Order 133 which requires golf courses to, “Limit tee times to two players, except for immediate family members, caretakers, household members, or romantic partners.”. There will be NO EXCEPTIONS to this order. To view the entire Executive Order please click HERE.

Online Booking & Dynamic Pricing

5/4/20

It was great to see everyone out golfing again this weekend. As mentioned yesterday, we have reimplemented our online booking and dynamic pricing. For advanced tee times please visit our booking engine. You may still call our Golf Shop for tee times and golf rates as rates will continue to be updated: 856-845-2000.

Another note, we have relaxed our cart rules and are currently using our discretion as to how carts are distributed. We encourage walking for now if possible. Thanks in advance for your understanding. Please note that rules and rates are subject to change at any time as this remains a very fluid situation. Last of all be safe and we look forward to seeing you!!!

Online Tee Times Now Available

5/3/20

Good morning! We're excited to announce that you can now book tee times online! You'll find our best rates when you book through our website. Another important note, our new Weekday (M-F) rates are as follows:

  • Open-12pm: $60

  • 12pm-Close: $45

  • 9 Holes (only available after 4pm): $35

There will be no 9 hole rates prior to 4 pm. The golf course will be walking only unless you have proof of a physical limitation or are over the age of 65. If either applies, it will be ONE rider per golf cart. At this time, the Pro shop remains closed and there will be no food or beverage service available. We will be following strict guidelines as outlined by the State of New Jersey. Please note that rules & rates are subject to change at any time as this remains a very fluid situation.

Now Taking Tee Times!

5/1/20

We are now taking tee times over the phone only. Please give us a call to book your spot at 856-845-2000. We apologize in advance for the temporary rate increases. They are as follows:

 

  • 18 holes from 6am-12pm: $75

  • 18 holes from 12pm-4pm: $60

  • 9 holes twilight, only available after 4pm: $40

There will be no 9 hole rates prior to 4 pm. The golf course will be walking only unless you have proof of a physical limitation or are over the age of 65. If either applies, it will be ONE rider per golf cart. At this time, the Pro shop remains closed and there will be no food or beverage service available. We will be following strict guidelines as outlined by the State of New Jersey. Please note that rules & rates are subject to change at any time as this remains a very fluid situation.


We’re committed to keeping you updated and informed. Please be on the lookout for future emails and Facebook posts. Once again, thank you for your loyalty and understanding during this unprecedented time. See you on the golf course!!!

-Westwood Golf Club

Course is Opening!

4/29/20

It's official, Westwood will be opening this Saturday, May 2nd!!! We will begin taking tee times shortly. Please be on the lookout for upcoming emails and Facebook posts regarding tee times and course restrictions!

 

We look forward to seeing you on the course soon.

COVID-19 Update

3/21/20

To our Golfers & Guests: Following Governor Murphy’s address to the State of New Jersey this afternoon, Westwood Golf Club has decided to close until further notice.

Since the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak began, the health and safety of our golfers, guests and staff has been our number one priority. We want to thank you for your continued support and cooperation during such an unprecedented time. We’re optimistic that this will be a very temporary situation.

As soon as we get any new information we will pass it along to you, so please be on the look out for future emails and Facebook posts. Once again, thank you for your support and understanding as we are all navigating this very new and fluid situation together.

Please stay safe and healthy. We look forward to seeing you on the course soon!
-Westwood Golf Club

COVID-19 Update

3/20/20

Per new recommendations issued by the Department of Health, Westwood will be open for WALKING ONLY until further notice. We appreciate your understanding and cooperation as we navigate this unprecedented situation.

It is important to remember that Coronavirus (COVID-19) is a very fluid situation, with new updates happening quickly. We will continue to monitor developments from our state and local governments and as things continue to evolve, we will let you know.

Also, please always remember to always follow the CDC's main guidelines for the public:
STAY HOME IF YOU ARE SICK
WASH your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
AVOID touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands
COVER your cough or sneeze with a tissue and then throw it in the trash

Thank you,
Westwood Golf Club

COVID-19 Update

3/16/20

In light of new guidelines outlined today by the State of New Jersey, Westwood Golf Club will be making necessary changes to help prevent the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19). Your support and cooperation will be very much appreciated by your fellow golfers, friends, family and our staff.

Our restaurant will be closed until further notice. This obviously comes at a time when we were ecstatic to open our beautiful new restaurant for our golfers and community to enjoy. It is our hope that this situation will be temporary, and as things continue to evolve, we will let you know.

Our golf course will remain open for play. We are fortunate to have 119 acres of fresh air and want to reiterate that the golf course is an open and safe place to be. However, there are some guidelines that we’re asking all golfers to adhere to:
If you are sick or not feeling well, PLEASE STAY HOME. The golf course isn’t going anywhere.


We’ve provided cleansing wipes outside of the Pro Shop for your use, but it is suggested that all golfers bring their own hand sanitizer for use while golfing.
Use social distancing (stay at least 6 feet away from others) as much as possible.
Please leave the flagstick in the cup, do not pick up other golfers clubs, and forgo the handshake at the end of the round.
Clean out your trash from the golf cart when you finish your round!!!
WASH YOUR HANDS! THOROUGHLY AND OFTEN!
We have increased the frequency of cleaning and disinfecting door handles, toilets, faucets and sinks throughout Westwood. Our staff will continue cleaning and disinfecting the steering wheels, seats, and handrails of golf carts after each use.


The safety and well-being of our employees, golfers, and guests is always our TOP priority. We will continue to monitor developments from our state and local governments and want everyone to feel comfortable with knowing that Westwood is a safe and welcoming place to visit and enjoy.
-Westwood Golf Club

COVID-19 Update

3/13/20

At Westwood Golf Club, the safety and well-being of our employees, golfers, and guests is always our priority. We are aware of the presence of the Coronavirus (Covid-19) and want to inform you that we have been actively monitoring new developments as they arise. We will continue to monitor and adhere to guidelines from the Center for Disease Control, World Health Organization and the New Jersey Department of Health.

We have been taking precautionary measures and have increased the frequency of cleaning and disinfecting door handles, golf carts, toilets, faucets and sinks throughout Westwood. We want our golfers and guests to feel comfortable with knowing Westwood is a safe and welcoming place to visit and enjoy.

Our staff will continue to follow the recommended precautions below from the CDC, and we encourage our guests to do the same. (www.cdc.gov):

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick

  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.

  • Stay home when you are sick.

  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.

  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.

  • If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.

If you have traveled recently, we ask that you please use your best judgement when it is appropriate for you to visit Westwood. We also ask that should any member of your family or any person you had close contact with test positive for Covid-19 that you please inform us.

Stay safe and healthy!
-Westwood Golf Club

850 Kings Hwy
West Deptford, NJ 08096
(856) 845-2000
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