Hobbit's Glen Senior Golf Association
Hobbits Glen Golf Club - 11130 Willow Bottom Drive - Columbia, MD - 21044 - (410) 730-5980
April 19 Update
Welcome to HGSGA! Recently, we received notification that Hobbit's Glen will be closed until such time that it can safely reopen. This is a CA decision. This year's schedule will be contingent upon government policy, CA decisions, Turn House availability, and MISGA actions. I suggest we take this a day at a time and adjust our season as these variables become more definitive. In the meantime, hopefully you can get outside and safely enjoy the spring weather. Take care, Mac
CA Golf Courses Remain Closed
Here is the latest from Joan Lovelace. As you can see, some of the proposed guidelines will require us to modify how we run the league. The Executive Committee will meet over the next week or so to discuss our options. We will keep you up to date..
Hobbit’s Glen and Fairway Hills Golf Clubs hope that you and your family are staying safe during this unprecedented time.
We would like to remind you that under the State of Maryland mandated stay at home order, both golf courses and their driving ranges, putting greens and practice areas are closed to all until further notice for the safety and health of our community. Walking the golf course is fine, but absolutely no clubs or golf balls.
CA has launched CA@Home with workout videos from our pros and our group fitness instructors, personal trainers; plus, 95 free exercise videos from Les Mills, creative activities from Columbia Art Center for all ages and more. Videos with pro tips from our golf team are also currently in the works, so you can level up your game at home without skipping a beat!
We are all in this together and are so looking forward to the day we can welcome you back to our golf clubs. Until then, stay safe, stay healthy and continue to spread kindness in the community while practicing social distancing!
When we can reopen, these are a few of the new guidelines we will be following:
*You need a tee time to play and walk-ins will be limited or unavailable
*League play will have to play in tee times. Shotgun starts we assume will be prohibited.
*We are recommending that players walk if possible
*If you must ride, carts will be limited to 1 player
*Do not get here earlier than you need to help with social distancing
*After play, do not gather in the parking lot
*We ask that only one person comes into the pro shop at a time, we are trying to devise a way to pay in advance.
*Do not gather in groups and stay 6 to 10 feet away from each other at all times
*Do not touch the flagstick
*We have removed all rakes and sand bottles
*For the safety of our staff, customers should remove all trash from their carts before returning them
*Our staff will continually be sanitizing carts and high touch areas
*Driving Range baskets and golf balls are being sanitized and cleaned before they are put out for use.
*No one should come to the course if they are showing any symptoms or do not feel well
*No water on the course due to high risk. You will have to bring water with you for the day.
Thank you for your help so that we all can get back to the game we love sooner rather than later.
Head PGA/LPGA Professional
Certified Professional in Player Development
Assistant General Manager
Latest Schedule Updates
Check this website for weekly updates. With the Coronavirus crisis, there will be a number of schedule changes. We will keep you up to date via this website.
Thursday League Play has been suspended - we will resume when Hobbit's Glen is reopened and leagues are given the go ahead by Joan Lovelace.
MISGA - Assume all MISGA events scheduled for the foreseeable future will not be held. Lew Shipp will cancel each event on the SignUpGenius schedule when we are officially notified by the various host clubs. We suggest you check the schedule if you have any questions concerning a particular event. You will not receive an email for each cancellation. Hopefully, MISGA events will resume later in the spring with modified formats that allow golfers to safely play.
If you are looking for a fun golf league with great guys, join HGSGA. To do so, fill out the membership application (click the sidebar button). For further information, click the Membership tab at the very top of this page.
Bob Smith is on a Mission!
If you have had a chance to walk the cart paths of Hobbit's lately, you will most likely meet up with HGSGA member Bob Smith. He walks the course daily repairing ball marks on the greens and fringes produced by unauthorized golfers. Bob says he has fixed over 15,000 blemishes during the past four weeks. Now that's dedication! By the way, the course is looking good with the new bluegrass thriving.