Despite the on-going COVID-19 pandemic, it appears that some golf courses in Delta are either back open or set to re-open.
Kings Links By the Sea has posted on its website that it plans to re-open its doors on Friday, April 10.
The website link also has a lengthy list of health guidelines and protocols in place pertaining to COVID-19 and social distancing that the course says will be strictly enforced.
The Links at Hampton Cove also posted a short message on its website stating that they were open.
“We will continue to practice all the protocols necessary to stop the spread of COVID-19,” they stated on their website.
Delta Golf Course posted on social media on Tuesday that they had re-opened to the public as well.
However, not all local courses are open.
The Beach Grove Golf Club, the areas only private course, remains closed until at least April 15, when they said they will re-evaluate their options, while Tsawwassen Springs remains closed until further notice.
Mayor George Harvie says he is frustrated at the action by some of these business owners.
“We had enforcement powers under our local state of emergency and I asked them to close, which they did, but a couple of them now, are open and taking reservations,” said Harvie. “This is not the time to go back into business and we need to push hard these next two to three weeks to go over this.
“It is also so unfair to the other small business operator that had to close their doors and have done that…many of which questioning whether they will be able to re-open.
Harvie wrote a letter that went to the Premier’s office on Wednesday.
“The suggestion is that we have education around this, but we have had four weeks of education. Some people just are not getting it and we need the enforcement powers,” he said.
When asked if the province gives Delta direction to enforce the courses to close, Harvie said, “That’s what we are hoping for…that was the purpose of the letter.”