Opening Day – Operational Plan

Great Bear Golf Club will be reopening on May 1st, 2020. We are still concerned for the safety of our customers and staff during these times.

To ensure a safe and clean environment to enjoy a round of golf, we will be implementing the following changes to our operational plans. Some of these will directly affect our customers and we appreciate everyone’s patience and understanding.


  • We are following the state mandate regarding masks when entering any building.
  • We will be adhering to the one cart per player rule – *UPDATE: PLAYERS WHO SHARE A HOUSEHOLD MAY SHARE A CART*
    This will impact the number of carts available for each guest. We are permitting walking rounds during this time. There is a possibility your tee time may be delayed due to cart availability. We will work with all golfers to ensure satisfactory cart availability.
  • We are following the state mandate regarding masks when entering any building.
  • Hand sanitizer stations will be set up in Clubhouse.
  • All doors will be left open to eliminate touch points.
  • No more than 4 members/guests in shop at one time. We will be following all social distancing guidelines at all times.
  • We ask that you do not touch any merchandise in the shop. Our professional staff will get your size and assist where needed.
  • We will NOT be accepting cash sales. Please bring your credit or debit card for any purchases.
  • We are asking players not to touch the flagsticks.
  • All F&B outlets are closed – Limited beverages available for purchase in Golf Shop (only for consumption on the golf course.)


  • Foam noodles or other devices will be placed at the bottom of the hole. This allows the ball to go in while eliminating a touch point.
  • All Par 3 sand containers will be removed from the course.
  • All water coolers will be removed from the course.
  • All ball washers will be removed from the course.


  • Scorecards and pencils will no longer be provided on the golf cart. You can download the Great Bear Golf Club App on IoS & Andriod to keep your score on your mobile phone.
  • Sand bottles and sand containers have been removed from the carts.
  • Coolers have been eliminated and will not be provided.
  • Golf carts will be disinfected every time they go out and returned.


  • All practice facilities will remain closed until further notice.

We appreciate your compliance and understanding of these operational changes. We will keep everyone updated as these procedures change. To keep in touch and be notified when these changes occur, please sign up here.

If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to us at (570) 223-2000 x 2 

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