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2020 Hidden Meadows Club Championship1st Round Results2nd Round Tee TimesWomen’s Division9:00 a.m.88 – Stephanie Buxton92 – Michelle Atherton99 – Kristy St. Peter101 – Linda CostelloOpen and Senior Division9:10 a.m.107 – Dillon Leland106 – Willem Crane104 – Mike Tuell98 – Micah Betters9:20 a.m.97 – Wes Kauppila96 – Blaine Chadwick89 – Josh Paul82 – Randy Bernard9:30 a.m.80 – Bill Fernandez (Open & Sr Division)79 – Cole Daniel77 – Tom Harris (Sr Division)70 – Chris Kauppila
Phase 1 Golf Course Update
Phase 1 Golf Course Restrictions…Updated 5/8
May 8, 2020
The State of Maine revised the May 1st restrictions as follow (in italics):
The clubhouse is closed with exception of bathrooms. This is effective May 8, 2020.
Members can play at the club where they are members; otherwise, people can only play golf in the county they live in. This is effective May 8, 2020.
Golf courses in counties where restaurants are open for dine-in customers should refer to the restaurant checklist for guidance on food service (all counties except York, Cumberland, Androscoggin and Penobscot). This is effective May 18, 2020 (in 12 counties).
Enforce one golfer per cart policy unless immediate family.
This is effective May 8, 2020.
Hidden Meadows Open For Play On May 1st
Okay everyone, we’ve got this sorted out the best we can. There are a lot of guidelines that the State of Maine has issued. Most of it pertains to the golf course operators providing a safe environment for people to play golf. There is a link at the bottom of this post that outlines everything. For our customers, we’re going to keep it as simple as possible.
1. Call the clubhouse and make a tee time. Tee times can be made up to seven days in advance. 207-827-4779.
2. Once you have made your tee time, go to our on-line store and pay for your golf. If you need a power cart or pull/push cart, you can purchase those on-line as well. Here’s the link:
3. Please remain in your car until 10 minutes before your tee time.
4. If you are renting a golf cart, it will be ready for you with your name on it. It will be sanitized and clean. Single riders only unless you live under the same roof. Carts may not be taken to the parking lot before or after your round.
5. There will be a ‘starter’ managing the 1st/10th tees. The starter will give you the okay to start/continue your round.
6. Be respectful of the players in your group, and of the other players on the golf course. Maintain social distancing at all times.
7. Flagsticks must remain in the hole and must not be touched.
8. There are no garbage cans on the course, so please pack out your trash. Please remember the golf cart is not a garbage can.
9. Please pick up your own tees after you use them. Do not pick up tees that are not yours.
10. Please return your cart to the designated area when you are done with your round.
11. Please do not congregate in the parking lot when you are done playing.
Remember, the clubhouse, practice range and practice putting green will not be open. The portable restroom between #4 and #7 has been removed. There will be no restroom facilities available. As horrible as this may sound, we have lots of trees, brush and bushes around the perimeter of the course. Keep a roll of toilet paper in your golf bag and just imagine you are on a camping trip. We are truly sorry for this inconvenience.
As questions and situations come up, we will use our best common sense, and we will work within the spirit of the guidelines provided by the State of Maine. And again, this is a small price to pay for having the ability to get the golf course open. Our goal is for everyone to enjoy playing golf and to stay as safe as possible.
Official guidelines from the State of Maine: https://www.maine.gov/decd/sites/maine.gov.decd/files/inline-files/COVID%20Checklist%20for%20ME%20Phase%201%20Golf%20Courses_0.pdf?fbclid=IwAR0JW9fAd79CQgYRzNKcEiTYwJhFZbSG55hRO6AK0DJ506NOXMhLrNa3qqg
Carts are okay on the course!
We are letting carts out on the course today!
It’s amazing what a little bit of sun and a stiff breeze can do to dry things up. We’ve got some wet spots, but overall it’s not too bad.
$10 green fees. Regular cart rates apply.
Hidden Meadows Fall Picture Contest
The colors around the course are gorgeous this time of the year. So we’re going to have a contest.
While you are out playing at Hidden Meadows, take some pictures. Send them to us. Then we’ll post all of the pictures on Facebook. Whichever picture gets the most ‘likes’ wins a dozen Titleist golf balls.
We’ll run this contest through October 19th. Good luck everyone!
Richard May/Warren Rand Memorial Tournament is September 21st
The 8th Annual Richard May/Warren Rand Memorial Golf Tournament is Saturday, September 21st at Hidden Meadows Golf Course.
The format is a 4-person scramble and it starts at 9 a.m.. The cost is $60 per person ($240 per team), which includes a cart, green fees, food, and prizes.
The tournament benefits the Richard W. May Memorial Scholarship at Old Town High School & the warren D. Rand Jr. Athletic Scholarship.
To enter your team or to sponsor a hole, call Randy Rand at 944-0551 or the pro shop at Hidden Meadows Golf Course, 827-4779.
Carts okay this morning
We are good to go this morning. Carts are on the course. Senior league starts at 8:30 this morning.
Monday Night Scramble Canceled
The Monday Night Scramble has been canceled for tonight because of the weather. We will make a decision about the Tuesday Senior League tomorrow morning at 7 a.m.
No carts on the course for the rest of the day today. Sorry everyone.
Play Free Golf For The Remainder of 2019
Anyone interested in playing some free golf for the rest of 2019?
Join Hidden Meadows Golf Course for the 2020 season and play the rest of this year for free. We will be open until October 31st, so that gets you two free months of golf.
The course is in good shape, and the greens are great. We’ve got lots of activities for everyone so come check us out. For more details call the pro shop at 207-827-4779.
Square & Compass Scramble Saturday, August 10th
The 8th Annual Square & Compass Club Scramble is on Saturday, August 10th at Hidden Meadows Golf Course.
The entry fee is $240 per team ($60 per person), and includes green fees, golf cart, meal, on-course events, prizes and more.
There are cash prizes for first and second place. All players will have a chance at winning a brand new car sponsored by Darlings Ford in Bangor.
Can’t play but want to support the tournament? A $50 sponsorship gets you a personalized sign located on a tee or green. A $150 sponsorship gets you two individual entries into the tournament plus the tee/green sponsor sign.
The money raised from this tournament goes to the Star in the East Square & Compass Club Scholarship for an Old Town High School graduating senior.
For more information, contact Ike Gasaway at 207-385-3874. You can also enter by calling the Hidden Meadows clubhouse at 207-827-4779.