Check this page regularly for running changes based on the evolving circumstances. Given the fluidity of events, we're monitoring the situation carefully and will update policies, procedures and scheduling here as needed. Thank you for your understanding during these unusual circumstances while we work to keep the best interests of our members, our employees, and the community at large in mind. Our aim is to offer the widest array of services as is possible while following best practices for slowing the spread of COVID-19.
The Glenmore Store - Let us save you a trip to the store. We're able to use our restaurant supply contacts to offer household basics and pantry staples. Order here by 5pm on Sunday for pickup or delivery the following Tuesday from 3-7pm.
Hours - We are planning to maintain regular hours at the Club. That said, all non-essential personnel are working from home--please don't drop by the 2nd floor of the Clubhouse. Instead contact the staff member you wish to see via email and we'll do our best to accommodate appointment requests. When in the Clubhouse, only one person at a time in the elevator please, excepting members of the same family.
Social Events - Previously scheduled events (Bridge, Tuesday Buffet, Pasta Night, Trivia Night, Member's Social, etc.) are all on hold until further notice.
- Hours - We’ll be open for patio dining from 11:30am to 8pm Fri, Sat, and Sun, then closed Mon.
- Menu - We have simplified and streamlined the current menu. We were working on a seasonal menu update which we're delaying so as to have fewer distractions. We are going to try menu boards instead of handing menus back and forth. If you cannot see the menu please alert your server and we’ll accommodate with a disposable paper menu.
- Reservations - Maybe you’re all itching to get out to eat. Maybe you’ll all wait to see how the reopening goes. Since we cannot know, we have to plan for the harder scenario which is being in high demand. Consequently, reservations are a must. Call 434-817-0507. Reservations at this time require a meal, not just cocktails. If you want to just have drinks you can leave your name when calling in and we’ll try to be in touch if there is a slow time when we can easily accommodate.
- Group Size - Even if you are a family of more than 10 the bad news (or good perhaps for the teens) is that you cannot all sit at one table. Anything over 10 we need to break up. Reserve early, explain clearly, and be understanding as we do our best to seat you near one another (or perhaps far from one another if you need more than social distance after months of lockdown).
- Spartan Theme - We’re focusing on sanitization and basics. The tables will be our indoor tables that flex in size and are easily cleaned and sanitized. The chairs are the newer wooden banquet chairs with no cushion, again for sanitization. If we were opening an outdoor restaurant these would not be the tables and chairs we’d use, but we’re improvising in a very fluid environment.
- Arrival - Please go directly from the parking lot to the ballroom terrace. A host station is set up at the parking lot end where you will check in. If the host is not present please wait there while maintaining social distance from any other parties. Before seating you the host will ask you a few standard CDC screening questions. In the unlikely event any of these apply to you please do not make a reservation as we cannot accommodate you.
- Restrooms - Ballroom restrooms will be unlocked. Access those ONLY through the section of the ballroom closest to the parking lot. The center section is a PPE fulfillment operation we are helping Rhoback with, the other end is our kitchen access and a reserve of extra sanitized chairs.
- Check - If the check needs splitting please let your server know when you sit down. We will not present checks when dining. Review your bill online and let us know if anything doesn’t look 100% correct. If you wish to leave extra gratuity let your server know.
- Congregation - This is the biggest no-no. Even if you are "quaranteaming" with your neighbors and have expanded your family to include everyone in your cul de sac, at the club please swap hugging and high fives for waves and social distancing. Whatever your personal beliefs, our staying open depends on us complying with the new safety regulations. Cavalier behavior risks our health department permit so we cannot tolerate it. The only thing we want less than to have to chat with a member about this is to have to talk to a sheriff or health inspector. So please – have fun, but keep it physically distant and respectful.
Full Lunch & Dinner Menus are Available for Delivery & To-Go - We're offering the full lunch and dinner menus for delivery for members who live within Glenmore and Rivanna Village. A 20% gratuity will be added to orders to offset the staff's loss of income. The lunch (and pizza) menu will be available 11:30am-5:30pm. The dinner (and pizza) menu will be available 5:30-8:30pm. Order here or call 817-0507 to order. For to-go, let us know the make/model/color of the car you'll be in (or call the Grill when you arrive) and we'll run your order out to the car for you.
In lieu of our regular weekly specials we're offering a choice of two special "family-style" entrees each week, either sized to serve four ($30) or six ($45). This week it's Fried Chicken Dinner with a Broccoli Salad or Pork Barbecue Sliders with a side of Coleslaw. Salads and desserts sized to match are available a la carte. Please call the Grill to order (817-0507) and allow at least 30-45 minutes of lead time.
- To encourage social distancing, we have suspended the two-per-cart rule for both private and rental carts. We’ll make every effort to have one rider per cart, though it might not always be possible during peak times, depending on rental cart usage. Walking is encouraged.
- Our cart cleaning process has been enhanced by wipe downs with a sterilizing solution. We're removing coolers to prevent multiple touches. Sand bottles will remain on carts and we'll sterilize them after every round.
- We're removing all rakes from the course to prevent multiple touches. A new local rule applies to bunkers: you can lift and place your ball near where it has come to rest.
- Leaving the flag in the hole when putting is now mandatory.
- If you'd feel more comfortable signing in by phone rather than in person call the pro shop at 817-0502 to do so--or just wave at us from outside the windows.
- Golf lessons are available, with certain restrictions - more info here.
- Please note the golf course is open to golfers only--biking, walking, exercising, etc. are not allowed.
- NEW - Online Reservation System - Please reserve your lap lane online rather than calling. More info here.
- Hours will remain 7am-6pm for this week, weather allowing.
- Attendants - Normally fitness swimming would be DIY and unguarded. Given the situation we’re going to have people present throughout.
- For reservations call 434-817-0534. Sessions are 45 minutes each and start on the hour. By the 50 minute mark swimmers will need to clear the pool area.
- UPDATED Age Limits. Utilization for the first weekend was about 25%. Cooperation was fantastic (thank you!) and systems were smooth. Given all of that, we’re going to open lap swimming up to ages 11+. Anyone younger than 11 who is a year-round competitive swimmer is also eligible. Anyone under 18 must be accompanied someone 18+. The chaperone should be nearby but not in the pool area unless swimming. Chaperone may be on the patio, in their car, or on their own chair or blanket nearby. Please leave chaperone cell # and do not go for a run or walk. We ask under 18 swimmers to avoid 2-4pm this week and next.
- Pool bathrooms are open for swimmers. We’ll sanitize after use.
- What If I’m slow? - It doesn’t matter. The lane is yours. Relax and be healthy.
- Adult Pool, Baby Pool, Family/Recreation Swim? - These are all still illegal. By law we can accommodate only swimmers in the pool area and they must be there only to swim laps. No lounging, reading, tanning, etc. is not yet legal. But this is a good step in the right direction. Help us make it successful and keep it within bounds.
The Fitness Center is now closed, per the Governor's 3/23 order. Classes have moved outside, revised schedule here. Also note all classes are complimentary, with a maximum participation of 8 people as per the Governor's latest guidance.
Please help us convince the USTA it's okay to keep courts open when appropriate safety measures are taken! Read more here.
- Making Reservations – If you’d like to reserve a court, please call the Tennis and Fitness Center at 817-0539. If you’d like a weekly reservation and have not let me know, please email me directly.
- Court Reservations Sheets – We’ll continue to post the daily reservation sheets on the porch at the Tennis and Fitness Center.
- Drop In Play – Given we will not have any organized activities in the coming weeks, we’ll have plenty of flexibility for drop in play. Please check the court sheets before you pick a court.
Platform - Thanks for a great season. We stretched it out a couple of extra weeks after the traditional March 1st closing, but with warm weather here and the need for more distance between players platform courts are now closed.
Pickleball - We're open for Pickleball, with the following limitations:
- Singles play - Each member must supply their own balls for serving, and follow the ball usage procedures outlined below.
- Singles and doubles - Because of the smaller court, doubles teams must be comprised of members of the same household. In other words, same side of the net = same household to comply with social distancing.
- Household vs. household doubles - Each household must use their own balls for serving, and follow the ball usage procedures outlined below.
- All other forms of play are suspended due to social distancing concerns.
- Each player is required to bring their own can of balls. Tennis balls and cans need to be marked by their respective owners. Players can also use different numbered tennis balls to distinguish one from another.
- When serving, each player uses only their own balls to serve, with the balls of other players kept in their respective cans.
- During play, the only person allowed to touch any of the balls is the server whose balls are in play. If a player other than the server wishes to retrieve a ball, that player is prohibited from touching the ball with their hands; they can only pick up the ball using their racquet and shoe, and they must return the ball to the server using only their racquet, taking care not to touch the ball with their hands. This rule is no different for those wearing gloves.
- At the conclusion of play, be sure balls are returned to their proper cans.
- Members in same household playing alone may continue to share equipment, tennis balls, etc.
These guidelines are in effect until further notice and must be followed if we are to continue to offer racquets programming and activities at the Club. Failure to comply will result in suspension of facility privilege. Also note use of the ball machine is on hold for the time being, and water is not available at the facility. Please bring your own water.
Tennis Instruction -
- Private instruction will continued to be offered for groups of one to four persons with Mark and Colin.
- Serving instruction will no longer be offered.
- Programming options and costs are not yet finalized as we're still working out the details.
Tennis Repair and Restringing - We've adjusted the usual procedure as follows:
- Let Colin or Mark know in advance if you would like to have your racquet(s) restrung/regripped/repaired.
- We’ll advise on the time and location to leave the racquet(s).
- Allow 3-5 days for us to complete the requested work while safely handling equipment: receive, disinfect, maintenance/repair, disinfect, return.
- Following completion, we’ll advise on pickup time and location.
Full Emailed Updates -
Here are the full email updates since COVID-19 necessitated changes began: