The City of Lakewood Golf Division, with facilities located at Fox Hollow Golf Course and Homestead Golf Course, offers an attractive, healthy and enjoyable environment with a wide variety of activities and services that emphasize social, mental and physical wellness for people of all ages.
Golf Division Policies:
Effective Date: March 1, 2020
Purpose: To ensure participants can safely and comfortably partake in offered services, activities, programs, classes and events and to support those participants who may need assistance to fully partake in available services, activities, programs, classes and events.
Policy Statement: Persons registered in or dropping in for the services, activities, programs, classes and events offered through the Golf Division must be able to understand and follow instructions, be aware of their surroundings and navigate the facility or outdoor venue without assistance from Golf personnel. Golf personnel are unable to provide services of a personal nature, such as toileting, dressing, feeding, assisting with or administering medication or any other similar services. Golf personnel may require participants to provide their own companions who will assist them as needed in order to participate in available programs, services, activities, classes and events.
Companions assisting golf participants must comply with the following rules and procedures:
- Suitability of companion
All companions must have the knowledge, ability and skill to assist the participant in a selected program, service, activity, class or event. All companions must follow general program guidelines and activity structure while assisting the participant. Golf personnel reserve the right to require a different companion for the participant if the provided companion is unable to meet the needs of the participant.
- Companion presence in classes.
Companions may sit in on programs, services, activities, classes and events as a non-participant provided that their presence has been approved by the Head Golf Professional or his/her designee. Companions will not be assessed a fee as a non-participant in a service, activity, program, class or event. However, if a companion is participating in or receiving instruction from an instructor in addition to providing assistance to the primary golf participant, they will be assessed the applicable fee.
Refer to: Policy on Participant Self-sufficiency
Policy: Participant Self-sufficiency
Date Initiated: March 1, 2020
Purpose: To ensure that participants maintain a certain level of self-sufficiency or receive assistance from a companion so as not to jeopardize the safety or impose an undue burden on instructors, Golf personnel, themselves or fellow participants.
Policy Statement: Golf personnel encourage all participants to care for themselves or to allow a companion to assist them.
- A participant utilizing Golf services, activities, programs, classes or events is expected to be capable of caring for him or herself, controlling his or her bodily functions and be cognizant enough to make decisions, or have a companion that can ensure appropriate care, make appropriate decisions and assist with providing care or support to the participant.
- The services provided by the Golf Division may be refused when a participant:
- Requires more than routine assistance or instruction from Golf personnel in order to participate in services, activities, programs, classes or events.
- Poses a health risk to instructors, Golf personnel, him or herself or fellow participants.
- Requires direct medical attention to prevent the spread of a communicable disease.
- Requires direct medical attention for open wounds or unsupported injuries.
- Is repetitively incontinent and unable to care for him or herself.
- Golf personnel may require that the participant secure the services or assistance of a companion in order to resume services, activities, programs, classes or events.
Refer to: Policy on Companions