Following a press conference with Governor Kay Ivey on March 27, 2020, regarding the closing of all nonessential businesses through April 17, there are questions concerning outdoor recreation facilities such as golf courses, state parks, etc. State Health Officer Dr. Scott Harris stated that “Open-air activities are open as long as they can adhere to other parts of the health order including limits on the number of people gathering.” Further adding, “We certainly would expect that golf courses would be open. As long as people can maintain appropriate social distancing and be aware of those numbers that are included. Then those open-air venues would certainly be open.”
We are thankful that Governor Ivey and Dr. Harris see the importance of outside activity and have listed golf courses as acceptable during this time. While the situation requires some short-term operational changes, we are excited to be able to open our courses to you. The health and safety of our pubic guests, members and associates is the highest priority of Cider Ridge Golf Course. All CDC measures have been put into action, and in most cases exceeded, to maintain the highest standard of a safe golf experience. Please help us by following our property and Alabama’s safety and distancing guidelines while on and off the course. We understand how stressful this situation can be and want to assure you that we are taking every precaution. Please be aware of your surroundings and enjoy your time on the course.
WHEN PLAYING CIDER RIDGE, PLEASE EXPECT THE FOLLOWING:
With these actions in place, please note the importance of having a reservation before arriving for play. If you do not have a reservation, especially on the weekends, there is a likelihood that one will not be available for you once you reach the course. Golf carts are being given on a priority basis to guests and groups that have reservations. Please call us ahead of time.