Greetings Ventura Residents

In my Venture message this month I outlined the federal government’s plan for the three-phase reopening of the U.S. economy. These are general guidelines that do not include specific dates – the governors of each state have the authority to determine when the reopening is to take place and how long each phase will last, and they also have authority to impose additional restrictions not included in the federal government’s plan. The most recent Executive Order issued by the Governor of Florida (Order #20-112, copy attached), allows for the reopening of certain non-essential businesses on Monday May 4 – the order also contains some additional restrictions not included in the federal government’s reopening plan. SO..…here is how operations of Ventura Country Club are affected by Executive Order #20-112:

 

Administration Office

We had originally planned for the Admin office to reopen on Friday May 1, after expiration of the governor’s previous Order #20-91. Order #20-112 replaces previous order #20-91, and requires non-essential business to remain closed until May 4. Accordingly, the Admin office will reopen Monday May 4 at 8:30 AM.

 

19th Hole Restaurant

The 19th Hole will continue to provide takeout service this weekend, then will reopen for sit-down dining on Monday May 4 at 12:00 noon.  In order to maintain safe distance between parties, the governor’s order imposes strict limitations on seating capacity both inside the dining room and outside on the patio – so guests are asked to be patient as fewer people can be accommodated during these initial phases of the reopening of the economy. Bar seating is not permitted during Phase One, however alcoholic beverages will be served for on-premises consumption. The current limited menu will remain in effect for one week, after which we will return to the full menu. So beginning Monday May 4, the 19thHole restaurant will be open for sit-down dining from 12PM to 8PM, seven days a week. Last call to place your order will be at 7:45PM

 

Ballroom and Maple Room

Since the government’s restriction on gatherings of 10+ persons remains in effect, group functions and catered events originally planned to take place in the clubhouse ballroom and Maple Room will remain suspended until further notice.

 

Clubhouse Fitness Center

We had hoped to reopen the fitness center as part of Phase One, but Section 3.C. of Executive Order # 20-112 specifically says that all “gyms and fitness centers” shall remain closed until further notice.

 

Clubhouse swimming pool

The clubhouse pool will reopen on Monday May 4 at 8:00AM. Pool furniture has been spread out in order to maintain a safe distance between occupants. All occupants of the pool compound must maintain 6-feet distance from one another at all times, and must abide by all other rules pertaining to use of the pool. Security will be enforcing social distancing within the pool compound and the other pool rules, particularly regarding alcohol and glass containers.

 

Golf Course

Golf operations will continue on a daily basis with the additional precautionary measures that have been implemented.

 

This is a fluid situation that changes constantly – we appreciate everyone’s patience and we will keep you posted as new developments occur.

 

Sincerely,

 

Bob Hudgins

General Manager

Ventura Country Club HOA

3333 Woodgate Blvd.

Orlando FL 32822

cell (904) 472-0552

RHudgins@venturacountryclub.org