April 1, 2020
Amenities during Social Distance
Talking Rock feels a little different than we’re used to right now because adjustments have been necessary to keep everyone safe and do our part to try and reduce the spread of the coronavirus.
In the midst of this ever-changing situation, though, has been one constant – General Manager Jay Frank’s commitment to Talking Rock’s owners and members.
As this fluid situation brings new updates seemingly every day, Jay has been consistently ready to tweak schedules, answer emails and calls from community members, and usher in new services that meet the new needs that continue to arise – all in an effort to make sure Talking Rock feels as much like it always does as is possible.
Talking Rock is a retreat, and beyond health and safety, that truth has been Jay’s guide.
Golf continues at Talking Rock, as those on the course diligently practice social distancing and find that tee times are available every 10 minutes. The practice range is open, to keep everyone sharp and offer an outdoor respite for those who are tired of being cooped up inside. And, outbound bar service is available at the turn, offering hot dogs, beer and cocktails to go for the back nine.
Talking Rock’s golf shop is accepting appointments, to follow social distancing guidelines, and Jay worked with his culinary staff to introduce call-ahead, curbside takeout from the Ranch House and Coop’s. The pantry has been stocked with additional produce and necessary staples to meet the needs of the community, and mail service has continued without major disruption.
Outdoor fitness classes have been adjusted, by changing the time and by creating additional distance between all class participants. And, fitness videos are available online at Talking Rock’s YouTube fitness channel for anyone who wants to get in a workout at home.
Change can be jarring and sometimes upsetting, and we’re grateful that these changes are only temporary. While change is upon us though, Jay and his staff are doing everything they can to make sure Talking Rock and its amenities are as available as possible to members and owners while never compromising safety.
We won’t be in this moment long. We’ll soon be back to visiting at Coop’s, squaring off in tournaments on our championship course, indulging in spa treatments and meeting for happy hour at Morgan’s. Until then, though, we’re happy you’ve been just as flexible as we’ve been to the changes we’ve needed to make.
Life goes on at Talking Rock, even now, just a little differently.