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Are golf courses open?

Last Updated: 05/22/2020

Golf courses may re-open, so long as they adopt minimum social distancing policies that include:

  • Implementing electronic or telephone reservation and payment systems while still providing options for populations that do not have access to internet service or credit cards;
  • Extending tee times to sixteen minutes apart;
  • Limiting the use of golf carts to one person unless being shared by immediate family members, caretakers, household members, or romantic partners;
  • Requiring frequent, and after each use, sanitization of high-touch areas such as restroom facilities, range buckets, golf carts, and push carts;
  • Restricting the touching of golf holes and flags;
  • Closing golf center buildings, pro shops, and other buildings and amenities;
  • Removing bunker rakes and other furniture-like benches, water coolers, and ball washers from the course;
  • Requiring players to always maintain appropriate social distancing by remaining six feet apart from others.
  • As of May 22, golf courses may adopt policies that allow for tee-times to four players, the use of forecaddies, club and equipment rentals, and the reopening of restrooms with disinfecting and hygiene protocols in place. For more details, see Executive Order No. 147.

NOTE: Golf courses may impose additional restrictions as necessary to limit person-to-person interactions.

Employees, players, and other individuals on the golf course are encouraged to wear cloth face coverings while on the golf course.

Miniature golf courses and driving ranges must remain closed.

Source: Executive Order 133; Executive Order No. 147