Club Policies, Procedures and Hours of Operation
Willow Point Golf & Country Club is licensed by the Alcohol Beverage Control (ABC) Board of the State of Alabama to sell and dispense alcoholic beverages as a private club. The Club is responsible for adhering to all the rules and regulations of the ABC Board as well as other laws of the State in selling alcoholic beverages. Failure to comply with these laws could result in the loss of the Club’s liquor license as well as in the imposition of civil liability. For these reasons management and employees must strictly enforce and comply with all these rules and regulations.
The Club will not sell or serve alcoholic beverages to minors. We will not permit the consumption of alcoholic beverages by minors on the premises. All members and guests shall not permit their underaged children to consume alcoholic beverages at the Club. Minors are welcome everywhere except the Oak Room, considered the main bar (minimum age 21).
No intoxicated person will be served alcoholic beverages at the Club. The Board of Directors empowers the Club’s management and staff to determine whether a member or guest is intoxicated. Once intoxication is determined, Club management and staff have the right to refuse the service of alcoholic beverages and empowered to take whatever action necessary for the safety of that individual.
Personal coolers containing outside food or beverage of any kind are not permissible on Club grounds without the approval of Club management.
HOURS OF OPERATION - CLUB DINING
Monday - Clubhouse, Golf Course and Golf Shop Closed
Tuesday through Saturday
Breakfast 7 am - 10:30 am / Lunch 11 am - 2 pm / Dinner 6 pm - 9 pm
Breakfast 7 am - 10:30 am / Country Buffet 11 am - 2 pm / Closed for Dinner
Tuesday through Friday
Menu Service 11 am - 9 pm
Bar Service 9:30 am / Menu Service 11 am - 9 pm
Bar Service 9:30 am / Menu Service 11 am - 8 pm
Reservations are requested in the Camellia Room. Reservations are not accepted in the Main Bar or Stone Grille.
Clubhouse Members and guests should always be suitably attired while in the clubhouse. Tank tops, cutoffs, middrifts, and tattered clothing are not considered appropriate attire at the Club. Swimsuits are allowed at the Stone Grille, with appropriate coverups. Members are reminded that they are responsible for their guests meeting the dress code of Willow Point at all times.
Camellia Room - Business casual attire is accepted as dress slacks, collared shirts, or mock turtlenecks. Denim, blue jeans, or shorts are NOT appropriate attire. Jackets are suggested for men, but not required.
Denim/Jeans - Ladies and gentlemen of all ages may wear “appropriately fitted dress jeans or denim in good taste” in the main clubhouse, other than dining in the Camellia Room or playing golf.
Footwear/Headwear - Shoes are always required. Hats are not to be worn by gentlemen in member dining areas of the main clubhouse. Hats are acceptable in the Golf Pro Shop, Locker Room, and Stone Grille.
Locker Rooms – Men’s and Women’s Locker Rooms are available for member and guest convenience. Complimentary shoe polishing service is provided and attendant gratuities are accepted and appreciated. The hours of operation are regularly from 7 am until dusk unless otherwise specified by Club management. Locker fees are billed on a monthly basis; please call the Business Office to register.
Parking – Parking is permitted only within the lined areas unless advised by Club management for large special events. Refrain from changing shoes or clothing in the parking lot. Personal golf carts are prohibited from all golf cart paths (including those adjacent to the Clubhouse) and the golf course. If you own a personal golf cart, please register it with the Business Office, and you may drive and park it in appropriate lined spaces. The use of your personal golf cart is limited to only Willow Point Road for access to the pool.
Smoking – There is no smoking inside the clubhouse. Smoking is permitted outdoors in any gathering area such as the Stone Grille patio or the Willow Room veranda. Please discard in the designated receptacles.
Pets – Walking family pets on club grounds is permitted, given they are leashed. Pets are not permitted in the Clubhouse, around outdoor dining areas, on the pool deck, or on the beach at the Cabana.
Cell Phones - As a courtesy, all cell phones should be set on "vibrate" while in member dining areas. In receiving a cell phone call while dining, please proceed outside of the respective dining area to conduct the conversation.
Conduct – Members and guests are expected to act in a courteous, orderly fashion at all times.
Outside Organizations - The use of Club facilities by organizations is subject to approval by the General Manager as advised by the Board of Directors.
Private Functions - A current member must sponsor all non-member private functions with signature approval.
Charges - It is the responsibility of Club management to set charges for all services and to apply rules for private functions. Such functions and the supplies required must be arranged through the catering department of the Club.
Financial Responsibility - The member arranging for a private function will assume financial responsibility for all injury or damage to Club property. Club management must approve any movement of existing furniture in the Clubhouse and decorations used in connection with any such party.
Setup Fees - Setup fees may apply for use of rooms and outdoor areas for private functions.
Reservation Guarantee - A final reservation guarantee of the number attending the function is required 48 hours prior to the function. The bill will reflect the final guarantee or the actual number of attendees, the greater of the two.
Pricing - All prices are guaranteed for 90 days prior to the event.
Hours - Scheduled events last until 11 pm at the Pool/Cabana and midnight in the Clubhouse. After those specified times, an appropriate hourly fee will apply.
Outdoor Events - Scheduled outdoor events must have an alternative plan in place. The Catering Director reserves the right to move the function indoors due to inclement weather up to 4 hours in advance.
Food and Beverage -- The Club will supply all food and beverage needs with the exception of wedding cakes.
Birdseed/Rice -- Rose petals, potpourri, or bubbles may be used after a reception, but must be distributed to the guests outside the clubhouse. Birdseed and rice are not permitted.
Guest List -- An alphabetical guest list must be supplied to the Club for security gate access.
Cancellation Fees & Deposits -- Members are not required to submit a deposit to reserve a Saturday wedding reception venue, given they are financially responsible for the event bill. Sponsored non-member wedding receptions are required to submit, in advance, a set deposit amount established by Club management. In the unfortunate event that the wedding reception must be cancelled, the host shall pay as liquidated damages, and not as a penalty, the amount set forth in the following table based on the date of cancellation:
DATE OF CANCELLATION LIQUIDATED DAMAGES DUE
Within 14 days prior to the event 100% of estimated food revenue plus taxes
From 15-45 days prior to the event 75% of estimated food revenue plus taxes
From 46-90 days prior to the event 50% of estimated food revenue plus taxes
From 3 to 6 months prior to the event Total amount of the non-refundable deposit
Outside 6 months prior to the event None, total amount of the depost refunded
GOLF SHOP HOURS OF OPERATION
Monday - Clubhouse, Golf Course and Golf Shop Closed
March through October - Tuesday through Sunday: 7 am – 6:30 pm, Tee Times Begin at 7:30 am
November through February - Tuesday through Sunday: 7 am – 5 pm, Tee Times Begin at 7:30 am (subject to frost delay)
Golfers may call (256) 212-1488 (cart storage) to be picked up at the courtesy boat docks.
Proper Attire - Members and their guests are not permitted to play golf or use the practice facilities without proper attire. Only suitable golf attire such as sport shirts, golf shorts and slacks is acceptable.
Men – Denim, swimming attire, cutoffs, tank tops, t-shirts, sweat suits, gym shorts, and tennis shorts are not permitted. Shorts should be knee length and shirt tails should be worn inside trousers and shorts at all times. Collared shirts are preferred.
Women – Denim, swimming attire, cutoffs, tank tops, halter tops, sweat suits, gym shorts, tennis shorts, and tennis skirts are not permitted. Shorts and skirts should be knee length and shirt tails should be worn inside trousers, shorts and skirts at all times. Collared shirts are preferred.
Golf Spikes -- Willow Point is a spikeless facility. Shoes of any kind with metal spikes are not permitted. Authorized spikeless or tennis shoes are acceptable.
MEMBER AND GUEST PLAYING PRIVELEGES
Notification -- Willow Point is a private club operating for the benefit of its members. Benefits provided by the Club are also extended to guests of its members. To qualify as a guest of a member, a Club official must receive prior confirmation from a Club member stating that he or she will sponsor the guest. This prior notification policy does not apply to immediate family members.
Applicable Green Fees -- All guests are required to pay both greens fees and applicable cart fees. Reduced greens fees will be charged for: 1) Mother/Father 2) Step Mother/Father 3) Mother/Father InLaw 4) Sister/Brother 5) Sister/Brother InLaw 6) Step Sister/Brother 7) Son/Daughter 8) Son/Daughter InLaw 9) Step Daughter/Son 10) Parents, InLaws, siblings, childern and all juniors age 17 and under
Local Guests – A local guest is an individual who owns or leases a lake house on Lake Martin or permanently resides in Tallapoosa, Coosa or Elmore counties in Alabama. A local guest must play golf with a member of the Club and is limited to one round of golf per month. A local guest may play with a member on Friday, Saturday or Sunday one time per quarter but not on a holiday weekend.
Out-of-Town Guests – An out-of-town guest must play golf with a member on Friday, Saturday, Sunday, or holidays and is limited to one round of golf per month unless he is a houseguest of a member.
Accompanying Guests - A member may sponsor a maximum of five (5) out-of-town guests without accompanying them; a Club member must accompany every golf group that includes a local guest. Any guests playing on the weekend must be accompanied by a member. A member may sponsor two groups during the week (limited to one on weekends); therefore, there must be a member for every two groups during the week. This applies for any number up to twenty (20), in which case the “large group” rule (below) shall apply.
Villa Guests – A villa guest must be sponsored by a member but may play golf without being accompanied by a member.
Frequency -- Under no circumstances may any category of guest play more than nine (9) times per calendar year. Local guests may only play (4) times per calendar year, once a quarter.
Events -- The abovementioned policies of guest play do not apply to golf tournaments or charitable events.
Large Groups -- Club management may make exceptions to guest policies to accommodate large groups of twenty (20) or more golfers not renting villa rooms. This exception is only made available on weekdays, September through April. A member must sponsor and play with the group. Management may reserve the right to close the golf course to member play in order to accommodate groups of one hundred (100) or more golfers; provided the group receives approval from the Director of Golf ninety (90) days prior to the event. In such a case, the Director of Golf shall be required to notify the membership of the closing date.
Damage Repair – Repair ball marks and divots to the fullest extent possible. Proper ball mark repair begins by pulling damaged grass in from the sides, not pulling the soil up from the center. Please replace all divots with the sand provided in the golf carts. Fines may be levied, at the discretion of the Board of Directors, against anyone damaging any part of the golf course, greens or equipment. The fine will be determined dependent on the extent of the damage.
Bunker Maintenance – Rake the bunkers as you exit them from your shot. Place the rake outside the bunker within easy reach from the edge. Walk in and out of the low side of the bunker. Do not walk through a bunker except to play the ball out or to rake your tracks.
Flagstick Removal – Remove the flagstick gently from the cup not to damage the edges of the rim. Set the flagstick gently on the green. Dropping the flagstick causes a “line” on the putting service. When finished, place the flagstick carefully, but firmly, back in the cup.
Personal Coolers – All members and guests are prohibited from storing or stocking personal coolers while on Club grounds. Coolers are made available to store purchased goods from the Club.
Cell Phones – Maintain proper courtesy throughout the golf round. Cell phones should remain in silent mode and only used in medical emergency situations.
Joggers and Walkers – Vacate the golf course before regular play begins in the morning.
Tee Time Cancellation Policy – When a tee time is reserved and ultimately cancelled in a time frame in which it can not be rebooked, the Director of Golf will issue a letter to that member stating the next untimely cancellation will result in a per player fine to be billed to their account.
Unauthorized Vehicles – Personal recreational vehicles such as motorcycles, scooters, skates, all terrain vehicles, personal golf carts, and other unauthorized vehicles are not permitted on the golf course and paths.
Lightning Policy – The Club does not offer guaranteed protection against lightning and dangerous weather. The staff will attempt to notify golfers when dangerous weather is approaching, but the ultimate decision to continue or resume play will be left to the golfer’s discretion. Golf under such warned conditions is not recommended, but players may do so at their own risk.
Fishing – Fishing is permitted only in designated lakes, providing the activity does not interfere with golf play. All fishermen are required to check in at the golf shop prior to entering the golf course, providing they use artificial lures and have obtained the appropriate state and federal licenses. Fish at your own risk.
Grounds Crew – Members and guests, please use good judgment before hitting into areas where golf course maintenance employees are working.
Equipment -- It is preferred that each golfer individually possess their own set of clubs and bag during play. Rental clubs are available through the golf shop.
Tee Times -- Daily tee times are mandatory. Golfers must register in the golf shop and must start play on the 1st tee unless dual tee times are available. Dual tee times regularly run off the 1st and 10th tee on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays from 7:30 am to 9:09 am, and again from 11:33 am to 1:21 pm. During the winter months, the golf shop may start all golfers off the 1st tee to five golfers the opportunity to tee off during wwarmer temperatures.
Standing Tee Times -- Standing tee times will not be permitted in the morning start on weekends or holidays.
Advance Tee Times -- Members may reserve tee times for weekends and holidays no earlier than Thursday, one week prior to the desired date.
Charges -- Member greens fees and cart fees will be charged to a member’s account. Golf merchandise may be paid with cash or credit card.
Golf Groups -- Threesomes and foursomes have the same rights and privileges on the course. Singles and twosomes are welcome, pending available times. Fivesomes are only allowed after 12:30 pm and must be preapproved by the Director of Golf.
Slow Play – The pace of play will be monitored for all golf groups. Groups and singles are expected to maintain a pace of play that will be consistent with groups in front and behind their group. For example, a foursome has the right to play through a twosome playing at a slower pace. The expected pace of play at Willow Point is no more than four (4) hours and ten (10) minutes for 18 holes.
Practice Area – Practice must be confined to the practice tee, practice bunker, and practice green. The practice balls are the property of the Club and these balls may only be used in the practice area. Personal practice bags and personal practice balls may be used on or around the putting green. Only practice balls provided by the Club may be used on the range. All persons are prohibited from going on the practice range and retrieving practice balls to hit from the tee. When hitting from the practice tee, all golfers must hit from the designated areas.
Handicapping – The USGA handicap system will be used for regular and tournament play. These handicaps are computed monthly through the GHIN system. Each golfer registered on the GHIN system will be charged a yearly fee in January. Each golfer is responsible for posting all of their acceptable scores for handicap purposes. The following are acceptable scores:
Scores made in 18 hole rounds or combined for two consecutive 9 hole rounds. Scores made in 13 or more holes in an 18 hole round, or 7 or more holes in a 9 hole round; a score shall be recorded by adding par for any unplayed holes, plus any handicap strokes to which the player is entitled. Scores made in both match and stroke play including those made in multiball competition
Children -- Children under ten (10) years of age are not permitted in the practice area or on the golf course without adult supervision.
Golf Cart Rental -- Golf cart keys will be issued from the golf shop upon payment of charges. Golfers will be asked to retrieve their key from the Golf Shop.
Bag Drop -- Cars are not permitted to park in the bag drop area. This area is reserved for dropping off golf clubs and guests checking into The Villas.
PROCEDURES OF PRACTICE AND PLAY
GOLF COURSE RULES FOR GENERAL PLAY
All Play Governed by USGA Rules
Out of Bounds -- There are no “Out of Bounds” markers anywhere on the golf course.
Water Hazards -- Lateral water hazards are defined by red lines or red stakes. There are three (3) inland lakes on the golf course. The inland lake on the 9th hole is marked as a regular hazard. The inland lake on the 11th hole is marked as a regular hazard. The inland lake on the 14th and 15th holes are marked partially lateral (red) and partially regular (yellow), play accordingly.
Lake Martin is played as a lateral hazard with the exception of the 13th hole. The hazard line is determined in one of the following ways:
- By a red line
- Where the riprap starts (gray rock lining the shore of Lake Martin). This stone is in the hazard and constitutes the beginning of the hazard.
- Full pool line (the actual water level fluctuates during seasons).
- For relief, find estimated full pool line and draw a vertical line from this point.
- For relief, drop within two club lengths from the point established in #1 above.
Rock Walls -- The outside edges of the rock walls that border the 10th and 13th holes determine the hazard line. Also see #145.
Lake Martin -- Lake Martin is played as a regular hazard on the 13th hole.
Water Hazard -- A ball entering the Lake Martin water hazard over the 8th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 14th, and 16th greens so that a drop of two club lengths will be closer to the hole must be played as a regular hazard or dropped in the ball drop circles provided. If a circle is not present, then drop as close as possible where the ball last crossed the hazard margin.
LOCAL RULES FOR RELIEF
Embedded Ball – Anywhere “through the green” a ball, which is embedded in its own pitch mark on the turf other than sand, may be lifted without penalty, cleaned, and dropped as near possible to the spot where it previously laid, no nearer to the hole.
Relief from Roads -- Free relief from all paved cart paths and gravel service roads.
Relief from New Sod -- Free relief from any new sod. Play as “ground under repair” and drop the ball out of the area to the nearest point of relief no closer to the hole.
Concrete Drains -- Free relief from concrete drains on the 5th and 6th holes playing as immovable obstructions.
Slate Walls -- The inside edge of the slate wall around the 10th and 13th greens is played as an immovable obstruction.
Fees -- Golf cart fees are based on the number of riders with single riders only paying a single fee. Completion of five or more holes will incur a 9-hole charge. Junior golfers with the ability to play nine holes will be charged a cart fee when riding with an adult.
Age -- Persons under the age of 16 are not permitted to drive golf carts under any circumstances. All drivers must possess a valid driver’s license to operate the carts.
Cart Path Only -- Conditions may dictate the “cart path only” policy be in effect. Communication from the Golf Shop as well as signs posted on the 1st and 10th tees will notify golfers of these conditions prior to play.
Number of Riders -- Two riders and two bags per cart are permitted.
Damage -- The driver and rider of each golf cart are responsible for any damage to the cart, the golf course, and any personal injuries caused while operating the golf cart.
Electric Pull Carts -- Electric pull carts are prohibited on the golf course, except for registered carts that were in service before September 1995. The registered electric pull cart may not be replaced or transferred to another golfer.
AUTHORITY OF THE DIRECTOR OF GOLF
Authority -- Instructions and directions of the Director of Golf and designated golf shop staff must be followed. The Director of Golf is authorized to monitor guest policies, pace of play, golf cart rules, and all other policies applicable to golf. The Director of Golf or designated Golf Shop staff has the duty and authority to give warnings and report violations to the Board of Directors.
Disciplinary Action -- Any member infringing the provisions of the these policies and procedures, or conducting himself or herself in an unbecoming manner, shall be subject to disciplinary action under the review of the Board of Directors present at any regular or specially called meeting.
MEMBER AND GUEST PRIVILEGES
Hours of Operation -- As a courtesy to Villa guests, we ask all tennis be played at reasonable hours and cease by 10 pm.
Tennis lights must be manually activated at the court entrance.
Guests -- All guest play must be reported to the Business Office for a $5 guest fee via cash or member charge. Local guests must play with a member of the Club, however out-of-town house guests are not required to play with the sponsoring member. Please call the Business Office for reservations and details.
Reservation of Courts -- Group reservations are available through the Business Office on a first come, first served basis, and may only be reserved in advance by one (1) week. One (1) member may only reserve two (2) courts for a maximum of a two (2) hour set, unless approved by Club management due to a special event. If the courts are not deemed safe or playable, the gates will be locked.
Forfeiture -- Fifteen (15) minutes shall elapse before a reservation is forfeited on any court. The Club reserves the right to reissue the court to a waiting member once the reservation is forfeited.
Age -- Children ages 15 to 18 may make reservations on all courts during the week; they may not make reservations for the clay courts on weekends and holidays. They may play on a clay court, if available, but it must be relinquished upon request of a primary adult member. Children between the ages of 10 to 14 may play on any court, but they are not permitted to reserve any court. All children under the age of 10 must be supervised at all times by an adult of 18 years of age or older.
Proper Attire -- Clothing should be neat and suitable for tennis. Jeans, jams, cutoffs, tank tops, wet swimming attire, or football jerseys are not permitted.
Proper Footwear -- Shoes designed for tennis should be worn. Running shoes, “waffle” or roughly-soled shoes, blacksoled shoes, or flip flops are not permitted on any of the courts.
Men -- Shirts must be worn at all times. Shirts with collars are suggested for all men 18 years of age or older. Boys under 18 may wear t-shirts provided they are in good taste for tennis.
Women -- All tennis apparel designed for ladies is acceptable.
Headwear -- Headwear should be worn as designed.
Behavior -- Rude, loud, or inappropriate behavior will not be tolerated.
Fines and Restrictions -- Willful or repeated violations of the Tennis Rules may result in restrictions from the tennis facilities or imposition of a fine.
Children -- Children under the age of 10 should not be left unattended.
Spectators -- Spectators should refrain from loud, distracting conversations.
Food -- Neither food nor chewing gum is allowed on the courts.
Smoking -- Smoking is prohibited on the courts and area immediately surrounding.
Glasss -- No glass containers on or around the tennis courts.
Etiquette -- These rules have been adopted to facilitate play for all members. Respect and yield to all existing court reservations. While basic court etiquette and courtesies will eliminate most problems, the Board of Directors invites your cooperation and support when these rules are enforced.
POOL & CABANA
HOURS OF OPERATION
SATURDAY, MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND THROUGH LABOR DAY - FULL POOL SERVICES AVAILABLE
Please Observe in August, After Local High Schools Return to Session, the Pool and Snack Bar will ONLY be Staffed on Saturdays and Sundays
Lifeguard on Duty 10 am to 8 pm
Snack Bar Open 11 am to 7 pm
Tuesday through Sunday
POOL SERVICES NOT AVAILABLE, “SWIM AT YOUR OWN RISK!”
Proper Attire -- Members and guests who use the pool must wear proper swim attire. Swimming in street clothes, cutoffs or golf shorts is not permitted. The Lifeguards have been instructed to remind inappropriately dressed swimmers and their parents of this rule.
Swim Attire Beyond the Pool Area -- No one, regardless of age, will be permitted to use any Club facilities dressed in swim attire other than the pool or The Stone Grill. Use of the Clubhouse, putting greens, the golf course, tennis courts, or Fitness Center in swim attire is strictly prohibited.
LIFEGUARDS ON DUTY
Lifeguards -- There will be lifeguards on duty at all times during the pool’s open hours. In the event that no lifeguard is available or on duty, the pool will be designated “Swim At Your Own Risk!”
Authority -- The Board of Directors has requested that the lifeguard staff ensure that the pool rules and regulations are followed.
Guests -- Guests may use the pool when escorted by a member. All out-of-town and house guests may use the pool services under the primary member account number. Members may bring local guests very occasionally.
Villa Guests – All registered guests staying in the Villas may use the pool without being accompanied by their member sponsor.
GENERAL POOL RULES
An adult must accompany all children under 10.
No personal food, beverage, or coolers will be allowed in the pool or beach area.
No bottles or glassware of any kind will be permitted in the vicinity of the pool.
A lifeguard must approve all personal pool equipment.
No smoking or tobacco products allowed in the pool area.
Closing the pool is subject to managerial discretion.
When entering from the beach area, please wash all sand from feet and body with the outdoor showers provided.
No running, pushing, or rough play will be tolerated.
No diving allowed.
Swimmers must wear appropriate swimming attire. (see “Attire” in this section)
All pool furniture is to remain on the deck at all times. All beach furniture must remain on beach at all times.
Absolutely no pets allowed on pool deck or on the beach.
All children under the age of 10 must be accompanied and supervised by an adult 16 years of age or older. During regular hours of operation, please notify a lifeguard on duty if children ages 10 to 12 are left unattended at the pool.
It is recommended that all swimmers stay out of the pool for 30 minutes after eating.
Nannies, au pairs, babysitters and domestics are permitted at the pool as an adult supervisor of member’s children under the age of 10.
Rough horseplay, disrespectful conduct, or failure to follow the rules will not be permitted.
No children under the age of 18 are allowed in the men or women’s Clubhouse locker rooms unless accompanied by an adult. Children may use the changing facilities and restrooms located next to the pool.
Parents are asked not to change diapers on the pool deck. Changing stations are located in each of the restrooms at the pool area.
All non-toilet trained children must wear a swim diaper in the pool.
Willow Point’s cabana boat docks are courtesy docks for members or guests intended for daytime use only. Please do not leave boats or personal watercraft overnight.
Members are required to place Willow Point decals on or near windshield of all watercraft.
Hours of Operation
The Fitness Center is open 24 hours a day/7 days a week through an access code. Please contact the business office for details 256.212.1452.
MEMBER AND GUEST PRIVILEGES
Age – Children under the age of 12 are not permitted in the Fitness Center. Children ages 12 to 14 are permitted in the Fitness Center provided they are supervised by a member 18 years of age or older. Children ages 15 and up are permitted in the Fitness Center without supervision. All children must give first priority of equipment and aerobic room to primary members in the facility exercising.
Guests – Adult outoftown guests and house guests may use the fitness center under the primary member number. Members may bring local guests occasionally. Members should monitor frequency of visits of any particular guests.
Villa Guests -- Villa Guests may use the fitness center free of charge.
Personal Training -- All personal training at the Fitness Center will be coordinated through the Wellness Director. Privately contracted personal trainers not affiliated with Willow Point Golf and Country Club are allowed; however, they must be professionally certified and in contractual agreement under the terms and conditions of Willow Point Golf and Country Club. Please contact the business office for details 256.212.1452
Proper Attire -- Clean, appropriate workout attire in good taste should be worn.
Shirts -- Shirts must be worn at all times.
Other Attire -- Cutoff shorts, cutoff shirts, blue jeans and swimming attire are not allowed.
Women -- Ladies are permitted to wear tank tops provided they wear appropriate attire underneath. Haltertops must be covered with either a tank top or a tshirt.
Footwear -- Appropriate athletic shoes are required to use the exercise equipment. Some specific training classes may require special or no footwear at all.
Attire Beyond the Fitness Center -- Workout attire is not permitted in the main area of the Clubhouse. Exercise attire should not be treated as casual dress around and inside the Clubhouse, but worn only while engaging in exercise activity.
Hygiene -- Exercise can generate more than normal perspiration; therefore, we ask that everyone maintain his or her clothing accordingly and practice proper hygiene.
GENERAL RULES OF ETTIQUETTE
Use wipes provided to clean off equipment when finished. Place all soiled towels in hamper.
Please be courteous and limit the number of sets for Nautilus equipment while others are waiting. Please limit aerobic machine use to 30 minutes while others are waiting.
Return all equipment to its original place when finished.
Smoking or the consumption of alcoholic beverages is prohibited in the Fitness Center.
Limit perfume and cologne use.
Perform at your own fitness level.
Ask if you may “work in” and always let others “work in”. When “working in” with someone, always return the seat and weight to the last user’s setup.
Avoid making loud sounds (banging weights, yelling, dropping dumbbells, etc). Place weights on floor where pad is located.
Do not move equipment from existing locations. Bench and free weight exercises should be performed on matted areas.
Always use a spotter when attempting to lift maximum weight.
Do not sit on machines between sets.
Be patient when waiting for equipment and be efficient when using equipment while others are waiting.
Be aware of others around you. Don’t stand in front of the weight rack while lifting; you may be blocking access to the weights for others.
Sauna – Please shower before entering the sauna. The sauna is not recommended for those with any medical condition adversely affected by using these facilities. Obtain your doctor’s consent first. Do not use the sauna while under the influence of alcohol, tranquilizers, or other drugs that cause drowsiness or raise blood pressure. No food or beverage is allowed inside the sauna. Children under the age of 15 are not allowed in the sauna.
Eating is not permitted while using exercise equipment.
MEMBER AND GUEST PRIVILEGES
General -- The Villas consist of thirty-two (32) rooms and five (5) community leisure rooms of overnight accommodation for the pleasure of all members and guests to use while visiting the Club. A member must sponsor all non-member guests staying in the Villas. Check in begins at 3:00 pm and checkout is at 11:00 am.
Privileges -- All sponsored guests registered in the Villas shall have full membership privileges during their stay. During their stay, Villa guests may not invite non=member guests to the Club for use of the facilities.
Charges -- Villa guests may pay for food, beverage, and merchandise via cash, credit, or room charge. Please coordinate when booking “groups” (more than four (4) villas) with the reservation office if the billing will be individual or a group master account.
Individual Weekend Room Reservations – Reservations made for Friday and Saturday night stays cancelled 72 hours prior to check in will incur no charge. Reservations cancelled within 72 hours will incur a charge of half price the quoted rate. Reservations failing to notify the Club of cancellation will incur full charge of the quoted rate.
Individual Weekday Room Reservations – Reservations made for Sunday through Thursday night stays cancelled 24 hours prior to check in will incur no charge. Reservations cancelled within 24 hours will incur a charge of half price the quoted rate. Reservations failing to notify the Club of cancellation will incur full charge of the quoted rate.
Group Room Reservations – Group reservations are categorized as occupying more than four (4) rooms. These rooms traditionally become reserved well in advance and any group rooms cancelled seven (7) days prior to check in will incur no charge. Rooms cancelled within seven (7) days will incur a charge of half price the quoted rate. If the Club is able to rent the cancelled room(s) in the remaining time frame, the group will be charged a reduced cancellation fee. Reservations failing to notify the Club of cancellation will incur full charge of the quoted rate.
Removal of Property -- No member or guest shall take away any property of the Club or Villas.
Damaged Property -- Club members shall be responsible for repair or replacement of any property of the Club that is damaged or broken by members, their families, or guests.
Reporting of Damage -- Damage of any nature to Villa property must be reported truthfully and quickly to ensure accurate assessment of repair or replacement. Failure to report any such damage before checkout and departure will result in an immediate invoice sent to the Club member for repair or replacement.
Personal Property -- The Club shall not be responsible to members or guests for damaged or lost personal property in the Villas, the Club, or surrounding grounds.
Pets -- Pets are strongly discouraged in Villa rooms, unless authorized for the purpose of disability assistance. If a pet must accompany guests during their stay in the Villas, advance notice is required with a $100 total non-refundable deposit charged to the room bill. Upon discovery or evidence of an unregistered pet staying in the Villas, a $100 fee will be charged to the room bill. Any evidence of damage deemed to be caused by a pet that exceeds $100 will be quoted and charged to the villa guest.
Disturbance -- Absolutely no parties or loud music permitted while staying at the Villas.
Responsibility -- Periodically the Board of Directors shall fix fees for use of the Club facilities by guests or others. A sponsoring member shall be financially responsible for both the actions and charges incurred by their guest staying at the Villas.