Carmel Indiana update- our club pro worked with our mayor to reopen golf courses (we didn’t miss a day on the course).
Golf shop, Clubhouse and all restrooms must be closed.Take out service only with no entry into clubhouse by members.Walking only. No riding carts or push carts unless the push cart is privately owned.No rakes in bunkers.Driving range closed.On course restrooms closed.No tee markers on golf course.No water coolers.No flagsticks (Pin sheets available)Staff cannot assist with handling bags/clubs.Holes must be filled so players don’t reach into hole for ball.No more than 4 in a groupMaintain social distancing
Playing into a green with no flag has been interesting to say the least!
Thanks for forwarding! We'll update our landing page.
Rather than close down, there are ways to pay on line and allow walking only. Golf is probably the most social distance friendly sport I can think of. Our season is just getting started and it's been a long winter, give us a chance to enjoy some time on the course.
I’m surprised that that golf courses that are open are not promoting or even offering golfers the ability to have their own golf cart, especially when your pared up with individuals you may not know.
It is quite wrong to leave decisions to individuals. Here in the UK self distancing and panic buying advice was ignored. Everything should be by government mandate.
I just finished my last round with my regular foursome at Woodhaven Country Club in Palm Desert, CA. Only owners and full Country Club members were allowed to play. What a joy it was to be on one of the best conditioned golf courses in the palm Springs area and play unhindered by slow play. We all had our own carts and observed safe distancing. We had flags but no cups. To score we had to hit the flagstick. Our putting improved .Everything changed when we got back to the clubhouse and were informed that Riverside county had ordered ALL golf coursed closed indefinitely.I'm an eighty two year old veteran and world traveler. The edict makes me feel like a well cared for little child.
All courses in Wisconsin closed for the next 30 days
Fla public courses are open... for now
All golf courses in Austria are closed.
Some courses in Sacramento are open. Following rules of 1 person at a time in to pay. One person per cart or walking. No drop cups. We rarely pull pin anymore. Played 2x last weekend.. but feel guilty about it. It’s still ringing groups of strangers together using bathrooms and touching surfaces near by…railings/etc possibly.Another thing I think about and why I may skip it this weekend even if they’re open is partially they don’t want people out getting another injuries with cars and other stuff because the hospitals want to be able to handle these Covid cases and they want to limit exposure to their first responders like police and fire. I’m also starting to think I shouldn’t go on a long bike rides like I did last week but perhaps a shorter modified track near my house and maybe some jogging which I hate.I just feel really good when I get my body moving so it’s hard to be sedentary for a long. I don’t really consider golf exercise but it sure is enjoyable and fun. Would be good if they could electronically check you in and keep you away from everything/everyone. People still expel vapors from their mouths even when they’re not coughing or sneezing so don’t stand too close to people when they’re bloviating! Signed, conflicted.
For the North Florida golf courses availability, there is a website setup for it (updated nearly daily): https://www.florida-golf.org/regional-covid19-updates/
Thanks for sharing!