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A Publication of the National Golf Foundation

Questions, Answers and Insights for Everyone Interested in the Business of Golf

Breaking News on Golf and the Coronavirus
Your source for the latest local and national headlines on golf around the U.S.

by National Golf Foundation

July 2020

Given its outdoor and wide-open nature that’s conducive to social distancing practices, golf has shown it can offer valuable physical and mental respite during an unprecedented crisis to participants of all ages – provided that facility operators strictly adhere to prescribed safety guidelines.

For the latest research and data on the COVID-19 impact on the golf business, CLICK HERE. NGF researchers tracked the governmental orders that led to restrictions on golf in as many as 19 states at one time in mid-April. Currently, no states are banning golf, but the coronavirus continues to have a noteworthy effect on the industry.

The following is a compilation of the latest breaking golf news from around the country.

 

July 5

KENTUCKY 

In Owensboro, Golf Courses Are Flourishing Amid Pandemic 

July 4

OHIO

Revamped Mini-Golf to Open at Former Lake Pleasant 9-Hole Golf Course 

July 2

WISCONSIN

After 97-Day Coronavirus Hospital Stay, Wisconsin Man Plans to Hit the Golf Course 

July 1

GEORGIA 

The Chimneys Golf Course in City of Winder Closes for Two Weeks Over Covid-19 Concern 

TEXAS

In Del Rio, City Council Closes Creek Side Parks, Including Golf Course 

NATIONAL

Chip Shot Challenge Helps Raise Money for Golf Emergency Relief Fund 

PGA TOUR Adjusts Stipend Program for Players, Caddies with Covid-19

Golf Channel’s Charlie Rymer Shares ‘Very Scary’ Hospitalization with Covid-19

INTERNATIONAL 

Vancouver Park Board Reopening Concession Stands, Golf Course Clubhouses 

June 30

GEORGIA

In Atlanta, Chastain Park Golf Course Gives Way to Greenspace on Tuesdays 

CALIFORNIA

108-Hole Golf Hike at Goat Hill Park Helps Charities During Pandemic 

LOUISIANA

City of Leesville Closes Municipal Golf Course Until Further Notice 

ILLINOIS

$15 Million Donation Provides New Look Home Course for Illini Golf

NATIONAL 

Golf Proving to Be the Best Sport for Social Distancing 

 

June 29

TEXAS

After Virus Spike, Austin Closes Parks & Rec Facilities, Including Golf Courses

NORTH CAROLINA 

Covid-19 Case Shuts Down Blair Park Golf Course in High Point Until July 3 

NORTH DAKOTA

Grand Forks CC Closes Clubhouse for 2-4 Days After Employee Tests Positive 

COLORADO 

The Broadmoor Welcomes First Guests Since Beginning of Pandemic 

MISSISSIPPI

Fallen Oak in Biloxi to Reopen on July 11 

INTERNATIONAL 

St. Andrews Old Course Hotel to Welcome Guests Back Starting Aug. 1 

In Ireland, Timesheets Fill Up as Golf Clubhouses Reopen 

London’s River Road Golf Course Hits Dead End and Won’t Reopen in 2020 

June 28

OREGON

Local Courses Still Hope to Provide Junior Golf Opportunities 

June 27

PENNSYLVANIA 

Area Golf Courses Find Ways to Deal With Virus 

OHIO

Stambaugh Golf Course in Youngstown Reopening on June 29

COLORADO

Keystone Resort in Vail: No Plans to Open Ranch Golf Course at This Time 

NEW YORK

Virus Takes a Divot at Putnam Golf Course 

NORTH CAROLINA 

Apex Golf Camp Sees Children Returning to Sport During Pandemic 

June 26

CALIFORNIA

Near Santa Barbara, Two Popular Golf Courses Remain Closed

PENNSYLVANIA 

Brockway Golf Course Working to Make up For Lost Time

Beechwoods Back to Business as Usual After Two-Month Shutdown

INTERNATIONAL 

Pandemic Leads to Sharp Rise in Membership at Scotland’s Golf Clubs

In UK, Yorkshire Golf Clubs Won’t Close Down After All 

June 25

NEW MEXICO

Topgolf El Paso Ready to Reopen June 29 With New Safety Procedures 

NATIONAL

Calls to Shut Down PGA TOUR Event After Positive Tests ‘Silly’ to McIlroy

INTERNATIONAL

Japan Women’s Golf Tour Opens after Four-Month Coronavirus Shutdown 

Calgary Announces Tentative Reopening for Golf Courses

June 24

TEXAS

Landa Park GC Near Austin Closes After Employee Tests Positive for Covid-19

HAWAII

Four Seasons Resort on Lanai to Reopen July 1

NATIONAL

Five Golfers Withdraw from PGA TOUR Event of Coronavirus Concerns

Brooks Koepka Withdraws from PGA TOUR Event After Caddie Tests Positive

INTERNATIONAL

Golf Clubhouses in England Set to Reopen on July 4 

June 23

FLORIDA

As Virus Surges in South Florida, Trump Doral Resort Is Among Reopening Rush

HAWAII

Wailea Blue on Maui Closing Indefinitely Due to ‘Devastating Economic Conditions’

OHIO

City of Dayton to Auction Equipment from Closed Golf Courses

NEVADA

Wildcreek Golf Course to Reopen on July 1 

INTERNATIONAL

Irish Golf Clubs Set to Welcome More Golfers as Coronavirus Restrictions Ease

June 22

NATIONAL

How Risky is Golf During the Coronavirus Compared to Other Activities?

PGA Championship to Proceed in August Without Fans

Trip to Hilton Head Leaves Tour Players Shaken, Pondering Changes Due to Covid-19

Ryder Cup to Be Pushed Back to 2021 Due to Coronavirus Concerns 

June 21

NEW JERSEY

Newton CC Lets Juniors, Seniors From Nine Sussex County High Schools Play for Free

OKLAHOMA

Golf Courses Remain Well-Populated Throughout Pandemic 

INTERNATIONAL

Positive Spin at Last for Isle of Wight Golf 

Baha Mar Resort in The Bahamas to Reopen in October 

June 20

SOUTH CAROLINA

‘A Little More Civilized’: How COVID-19 Impacted the Heritage’s Party Scene 

MISSOURI

Kansas City Resident Ready to Live Dream of Bringing Golf to Black Youth

TEXAS

City of Harlingen Looks to Sell Part of Tony Butler Municipal Golf Course 

CALIFORNIA

Elkins Ranch GC in Fillmore to Close After Six Decades of Operation

INTERNATIONAL

COVID-19 Protocol Loosened at Golf Courses in Alberta

June 19

NATIONAL

A  Look at the Coronavirus Testing Protocol at the PGA TOUR’s Travelers Championship

NEW YORK

Watertown’s Ives Hill Golf Course Won’t Open this Summer

WISCONSIN

Hilly Haven Golf Course Clubhouse Closes After Employee Tests Positive for Covid-19

June 18

CALIFORNIA

Elk Grove Country Club Suspends Operations After Members Contract Virus

Northstar’s Golf Course Near Lake Tahoe to Reopen July 15

INTERNATIONAL

In Canada, Cabot Golf Courses Expect More Locals With Reopening

South Africa: Return of Enthusiastic Golfers is Bittersweet for Golf Clubs

Lockdown Restrictions Continue to Ease for Scottish Golfers 

June 17

TEXAS

4ore! Golf in Lubbock Has Three Employees Test Positive for Covid-19

Buffalo Creek Outside Dallas to Reopen on June 19

MASSACHUSETTS

Donors Pay Driving Range’s Fine for Violating Coronavirus Opening Rules

INTERNATIONAL

Scottish Golf Club 48 Hours From Closure is Now Flourishing as Golf Booms 

Teeth of the Dog in Dominican Republic Set to Reopen on July 1

June 16

FLORIDA

Trump Golf Club Asks Palm Beach County for $88,000 Rent Relief 

VERMONT

Mount Snow Golf Club Reopens, Socially Distances

June 15

NATIONAL

The PGA TOUR’s Return Offered a How-to Guide for Other Sports Leagues

MASSACHUSETTS

Cape Cod Golf Tees Off Amid Reality of Pandemic 

MINNESOTA

Country Clubs See Non-Dues Revenue Plummet in April; Memberships Hold Steady 

INDIANA

Local Golf Courses in Full Swing in Jackson County 

NORTH CAROLINA

Golf Increasing in Popularity Amid Pandemic

INTERNATIONAL

England Golf Boss: Membership Remains ‘Relevant and Affordable’

UK: Rare Orchid Blooms During Lockdown, Putting Half of Course Out of Bounds

UK: Amateur Golf Enjoying a Membership Boom as Lockdown Rules Ease 

June 14

NORTH CAROLINA

Coronavirus Shutter Lake Norman’s Peninsula Club After Members Report New Cases 

June 13

WASHINGTON

Golf Courses, Instructors Busy Following May Reopening 

June 12

NATIONAL

As Pro Golf Makes Return, Recreational Golf Has Experienced a Surge of Its Own 

NEW YORK 

Albany to Reopen Capital Hills Golf Course on June 16

Assembly Members Call on NYC to Reopen Public Golf Courses, Tennis Courts 

ILLINOIS

Area Golf Courses Notice Uptick in Golfers Since Reopening 

VIRGINIA

Meadowcreek in Charlottesville Reopens for First Time in Three Months 

NEW MEXICO

Happier Days Ahead for Golf? Time Will Tell the Story

June 11

NATIONAL

Golf Enjoys a U.S. Boom That’s Making Tee Times Scarce

FLORIDA

Golf Cart Sharing, Other Bans Now Loosened in Palm Beach County 

NORTH DAKOTA

UND Targets June 20 for Reopening of Ray Richards Golf Course 

 

June 10

NEW JERSEY

Golf-related Restrictions Lifted as Courses Continue Return to ‘New Normal’

SOUTH DAKOTA 

Golf Leagues Thrive During Pandemic 

CALIFORNIA

Golf Courses See Resurgence During Pandemic 

GEORGIA

Atlanta Area Public Course to Shut Down Once A Week as Public Greenspace

UTAH 

Local Golf Courses Making Adjustments During Pandemic

 

June 9

FLORIDA

Heavy Rains Flood Treasure Coast Golf Courses as Pandemic Abates

INDIANA

New Pfau Course at Indiana University Opens for Golfers

NATIONAL

Where Does LPGA Stand on a Restart? Mike Whan Gives the Answer

INTERNATIONAL

Evian Championship in France is Cancelled Due to Coronavirus 

June 8

ILLINOIS

Chicago’s Jackson Park Golf Course Reopens West of Lake Shore Drive

NATIONAL

U.S. Kids Golf Prepares for World Championships in Pinehurst Under Health Guidelines

CBS Sports Must Take New Swing at PGA Tour as Coronavirus Continues

June 7

OHIO

Safety Protocols for Memorial Tournament Fans Includes Temperature Scans, Chip Monitoring

NATIONAL

A Complete Look at the PGA TOUR’s At-Home Coronavirus Test

INTERNATIONAL

Asian Tour Targets September Return in South Korea

In Japan, Matsuyama and Ishikawa Tee Up Support for Coronavirus Battle

June 6

NEW YORK

NYC Council Member Calls for Golf Courses, Parks, Beaches to Reopen Under Phase One

MASSACHUSETTS

Cape Cod Hotels and Lodging Finalize Plans to Reopen

June 5

MISSOURI

Quail Valley Drives for Record Number of Rounds Played in May

MICHIGAN

Here’s When Local Golf Courses are Reopening Pro Shops, Restaurants and Bars

FLORIDA

The Best Introduction to Golf 

INTERNATIONAL

Scottish Golf Clubs Experiencing a Membership Surge

UK Golf Club Announces Permanent Closure Due to Coronavirus Pandemic

June 4

NEVADA 

Celebrity Golf at Lake Tahoe Still On, But Without Fans

WEST VIRGINIA

Charleston Golf Course Reopens for Free During the Season

June 3

NATIONAL

With Precautions, Golf Is Back. So Are Scoring Squabbles

RHODE ISLAND

New Golf Restrictions for Rhode Island Are Released With 1-Person Cart Still in Effect

MAINE

As Maine’s Competitive Golf Season Arrives, Courses See A Growing Interest

June 2

NATIONAL

How a Pandemic Could Be Forever Altering the Golf Cart

LOUISIANA

Audubon Golf Course in New Orleans Reopens After Being Closed During Pandemic

CALIFORNIA

Fantasy Springs Casino, Eagle Falls Golf Course Reopens in Indio

HAWAII

Aloha Section Allows Driving Ranges, Pro Shops to Open in Maui; 9-Minute Tee Times

MAINE

Maine Golfers Have Run of Course Because of Closed Border

June 1

HAWAII

How the Busiest Course in the U.S. is Coping With a Strange New Reality

OHIO

Youth Sports Return to Northwest Ohio with Junior Golf Event

INTERNATIONAL

Ireland Golf Clubs Set to Allow Return  of Four Balls, Member-Guests and Competitions on June 8

May 31

NATIONAL

Slower Pace, Fewer Carts Impact Courses Profitability

These High School Golfers Didn’t Stop After the Coronavirus Stopped their Season

ILLINOIS

Suburban Illinois Courses Celebrate Busy Month: ‘They Are Just Elated to Be Out of the House’

HAWAII

County Alters Rules for Municipal Golf Course 

INTERNATIONAL

Golf Courses Reopening in Saudi Arabia

May 30

OHIO

Golf Plays Through Pandemic

CALIFORNIA

Terranea Resort in Palos Verdes to Reopen on June 12

May 29

FLORIDA

Amid Pandemic, New Golf Course Opens in Florida Community

May 28

NATIONAL

Ivy League’s Brown University Cuts Men’s and Women’s Golf Teams

MICHIGAN

Boyne’s Three Northern Michigan Resorts Reopen May 29 with Golf Deals

Golf Courses in Ann Arbor See Increase in Play

MAINE

State Allows Golf Courses to Open Practice Facilities

NEW JERSEY

NJ Golfers View Courses Reopening as a Glimpse at a Return to Normal Life

VERMONT

What’s the Vermont Golf Scene Like? ‘An Oasis’ From the Pandemic

TEXAS

A Good Day at the Golf Course Begins With Overnight Work

INTERNATIONAL

Many of Puerto Rico’s 18 Golf Courses Reopen

May 27

NATIONAL

How is the Coronavirus Changing Golf’s Future

WASHINGTON

Fundraising Tourneys Return as ‘Golf Weekends’ to Spread Out Play 

VIRGINIA

Golf Courses Around Reston and Herndon Reopen

MASSACHUSETTS

Golf Courses Busy, But Hampered by Tee Time Rules

ILLINOIS

Golfers in Illinois Allowed to Play in Foursomes, Ride in Carts Beginning May 29

NEVADA

Wynn Golf Club in Las Vegas to Reopen Golf Course on June 4

May 26

NATIONAL

‘The Match II’ is Most-Watched Golf Telecast in Cable Television History

LOUISIANA

The Golf Club at Audubon Park to Reopen on June 2 

MASSACHUSETTS

Driving Range in East Longmeadow Hit With $300 Fine for Opening 

OHIO

Cleveland Courses Reach Near Capacity as Weather Breaks

WEST VIRGINIA

Local Courses See Mixed Results as COVID-19 Restrictions Lessen, Weather Improves

NEW YORK

Richfield Springs Golf Course Offers Free Memberships to Health Care Workers

May 25

NATIONAL

Americans Finding Ways to Stay Active While Keeping Distance – Golf Included

MASSACHUSETTS

Massachusetts Lifts Restrictions on Golf Carts With Proper Sanitization

TEXAS

Houston Golf Courses, Tennis Courts to Reopen Next Week 

NEW YORK

Teens Steal Carts From Closed Brooklyn Golf Course, Cause $100,000 in Damage

Albany Golf Course Waiting on Federal Funds to Reopen

WISCONSIN

Golf Continues to Grow for Courses in Their First Month Reopened 

INTERNATIONAL

It Turns Out That Pandemic Golf is Essentially Just Golf. Enjoy!

May 24

SOUTH CAROLINA 

Charleston Municipal Renovation is In High Gear 

May 23

SOUTH DAKOTA

Golf Courses Begin to Loosen Restrictions Amid Pandemic

May 22

NATIONAL

President Trump Plays Golf for First Time Since Coronavirus Lockdowns

ILLINOIS

Why Chicago’s Golf Courses Remain Closed Despite Openings Across State

VERMONT

Killington Golf Course, Other Amenities Reopen for Summer 

May 21

NATIONAL

‘Champions for Charity’ Could Double Fundraising Goal, Tiger Woods’ Agent Says

Junior Golf Tournaments Seeing Huge Interest From Families Ready for Competition

Should You Feel Comfortable Picking Up Random Golf Balls and Broken Tees?

‘It’s Exciting to See The Sport as a Unifier’: WGF CEO Talks Golf Post-Covid 19

INTERNATIONAL

Golf Courses in Scotland to Reopen on May 29 

Golf Returns to England and Wales, For Those Who Don’t Mind Playing Alone or In Pairs

MASSACHUSETTS

Links at Mass Golf Offers Free Golf to Coronavirus Frontline Workers

May 20

WASHINGTON

Foursomes Are Now Allowed at Washington Courses, But Not In Seattle

ILLINOIS

Foursomes, Carts on Horizon for Illinois in Phase 3 by End of Month

MAINE

Residents Taking Full Advantage of Open Golf Courses 

WISCONSIN

SentryWorld Plans to Reopen Golf Course on July 6

SOUTH CAROLINA

These Myrtle Beach Area Courses Reopen After Being Closed Due to Coronavirus

TENNESSEE

Murfreesboro City Golf Employee Tests Positive for Covid-19

NEW MEXICO

96-Year-Old Golf Course Volunteer Continues Work Amid Virus Outbreak

NATIONAL

Coronavirus Shutdowns are Making Golf Courses an Oasis for Stir-Crazy Americans

Touring a Golf Course Under Construction Is More Fun Than You’d Imagine

May 19

LOUISIANA

One of New Orleans’ Oldest Courses to Remain Closed Amid Coronavirus Concerns

NEW YORK

Golf Should Be Proud: Courses Acted Responsibly When it Came to Restrictions

City of Albany Maintains Golf Course Despite Doors Remaining Closed

FLORIDA

Palm Coast Reopens Golf Club, Some Parks With Few Restrictions

NATIONAL

First Round Back: Coming to Terms With Your ‘New’ Golf Routine is Key

Can You Catch Coronavirus Outdoors? Here’s What Golfers Should Know

May 18

NEW YORK

In New York, Carts Can Now Be Used With These Safety Guidelines

NEW JERSEY

Foursomes to Return, Ranges Can Reopen in New Jersey on May 22

WASHINGTON 

Foursomes of Unrelated Golfers Now Permitted at Washington Courses 

OHIO

Ohio Courses, Golfers Have to Follow These Rules Starting May 26

INDIANA

Business Has Been Good Despite Coronavirus: Indiana Golf Association

NATIONAL

TaylorMade Event Shows How Coronavirus May Change Golf on Television 

May 16

CALIFORNIA

Golf Determined to Stay on Its Game With New Protocols

NATIONAL

Golfers Stumble on Perfect Invention for Coronavirus Era 

May 15

NATIONAL 

Golf Courses Are Open, But Bring Your Own Gatorade

May 14

OHIO

University of Akron Discontinues Men’s Golf Team in New Budget Cuts

FLORIDA

Winston Trails Club Owner Creates Safe Way to Ride for Two-Person Carts

May 13

INTERNATIONAL

‘We Are Not Out of the Woods’: England Golf Warning as Clubs Reopen

NATIONAL

Golf Channel’s Golf Am Tour to Shut Down Permanently

May 12

WASHINGTON D.C.

Golf Courses Open in All 50 States, but D.C. Golfers Still Waiting 

OHIO

Dayton to Reopen Last City-Owned Golf Course 

May 11

CALIFORNIA

Palm Springs Allows Golf, Tennis, Pickleball to Resume

KANSAS 

City Approves Reopening of Salina Municipal Golf Course

NATIONAL

Trump Golf Clubs in Los Angeles and Miami Reopen, Eric Trump Says

PGA TOUR Provides Travel, Caddie Recommendations as Schedule Nears Restart

INTERNATIONAL

Golf in England Can Resume May 13; Here are the Rules 

May 10

MARYLAND

Golf Courses in Montgomery County Reopen With New Rules 

MASSACHUSETTS

Golf Allowed in Massachusetts for Those Who Show Proper Need Carts Only

Players Hit the Green as Golf Courses Reopen in Springfield

How the Coronavirus is Stopping Golfers From Playing All of This Course

HAWAII

Hilo Municipal Course on Big Island to Reopen on May 11

May 9

MICHIGAN

Golf Association Says Follow Safety Guidelines to Avoid Another Shutdown of Courses

PENNSYLVANIA

Pocono Golf Courses Reopen With New Guidelines

HAWAII

Volcano Golf Course on Big Island Faces Permanent Closure

NEW YORK

It Snowed on May 9. Rochester Residents Still Played Golf and Mowed Their Lawns

INDIANA

South Bend’s Two Golf Courses to Reopen on Monday

NEW MEXICO

Las Cruces Golf Courses Reopen After Being Closed Since March 

INTERNATIONAL

Ireland Publishes 5-Step Plan for Reopening Golf Courses 

May 8

ILLINOIS

Mayor’s Office Closes Cook County Courses Within City Limits for Rest of May 

Massachusetts Courses Threatened With Discrimination Lawsuit Over Golf Cart Ban

MICHIGAN

Golf Carts Allowed Back on Michigan Courses: “It’s Big Time”

Treetops Resort Offers Frontline Workers ‘Unlimited’ Golf Special Through May 15

NEW YORK

Carts Allowed by New York State Under This Condition

Westchester Reopens Last Two of Six County Golf Courses

MASSACHUSETTS

Massachusetts Golf Courses Booked Through Weekend Despite Snow, Mother’s Day

Fore at Last, Fore at Last: Golf Returns to Bay State

NATIONAL

A 9-Point Checklist to Playing Golf Safely During the Coronavirus

Golf is One of Many Sports Charting How to Come Back During the Pandemic

May 7

MASSACHUSETTS

Golf Courses in Massachusetts Can Open, Effective Immediately

Here Are Massachusetts Golf Courses Open for Business as Guidelines Are Set

How Golf Became Center of Coronavirus Culture War in Deep-Blue Massachusetts

Green Hill Muni in Worcester to Remain Closed After Spike in Virus Cases

MARYLAND

‘Just Happy to Be Back’: Maryland Courses Reopen with New Protocols 

OHIO

City of Dayton to Close Two Golf Courses Due to Virus-Related Revenue Losses

GEORGIA 

City of Thomasville to Reopen Golf Course May 15 After Seven-Week Shutdown 

IDAHO

Golfers Play Through Idaho’s Shutdown

NATIONAL

As Golf Courses Reopen, New Players Take Up the Long Walk 

How to Run a Golf Resort in the Age of Social Distancing

May 6

MARYLAND

Maryland Governor Reopens Golf Courses, Beaches in First Steps Toward Easing Shutdown 

VERMONT

Vermont Golf, Outdoor Recreation to Resume May 7 With Restrictions in Place 

CALIFORNIA

Los Angeles County Golf Courses, Trails, Some Retailers to Reopen on May 8

Palm Springs to Consider Reopening Golf, Tennis, Pickleball 

WASHINGTON 

Washington Golfers Thrilled to Be Back on the Links After Coronavirus Shutdown

NATIONAL 

How Golf Whiffed During Quarantine: Golfweek

May 5

CALIFORNIA 

First Round Back: What It’s Like to Play Pebble Beach in the COVID Era

San Francisco’s Presidio Reopens: ‘We Were Nervous…But So Far It’s Going Great”

Oceanside Mayor Defends Golf as Safe Outdoor Activity 

MASSACHUSETTS

Two Massachusetts Courses Plan to Reopen Despite Governor’s Orders

International Golf Club in Bolton Files for Bankruptcy Protection

MARYLAND

Eager to Reopen, Maryland Courses Are Hopeful Governor Will Lift Golf Ban

PENNSYLVANIA

I Played Golf. It Was Scary. Also, Awesome: Column 

Golf is Back in Pennsylvania, to Rave Reviews 

MINNESOTA

Golf is Back in Minnesota, and its Rugged, Rabid Golfers Are Loving It 

NORTH CAROLINA

Mecklenburg County Now Allowing Two People Per Golf Cart 

WASHINGTON

Washington Courses Reopen Today After Idaho Courses Have Been Reaping the Benefit

HAWAII

Kapalua Resort to Reopen Its Two Maui Courses This Week 

NATIONAL

Golf Industry Sets Three-Stage to Reopening U.S. Courses 

 

May 4

MASSACHUSETTS 

Massachusetts Golf Course Owner to Reopen, Defying State’s Lockdown

New Proposal for Opening Courses Taken Into Consideration, Governor Says 

CALIFORNIA

Fresno Golf Courses Get Green Light to Reopen if Criteria Are Met

WASHINGTON

Four Seattle Municipal Courses to Reopen on Tuesday 

Snohomish County Golf Courses Teed Up to Reopen After 6-Week Shutdown

LOUISIANA

Mallard Cove GC in Lake Charles Opens for First Time Since Outbreak 

ARKANSAS

Little Rock to Reopen City Golf and Tennis Facilities on May 9

INDIANA

Two of Northwest Indiana’s Premier Public Courses to Reopen This Week 

NEW HAMPSHIRE

Seacoast Golf Courses Expect Big Demand at Reopening 

NATIONAL

Some of Golf’s New Safety Rules Could Actually Make the Game Better 

 

May 3

MASSACHUSETTS

Massachusetts Golf Courses Remain Closed

Local Golf Representatives Meet With Advisory Board on Reopening Courses

CALIFORNIA

Golf Returns to Bay Area with Some Strange Changes

PENNSYLVANIA

In Titusville, Even Poor Weather Can’t Cloud Golf Reopenings

May 2

NEW YORK

The Unavoidable Emotions of Playing Golf in the Coronavirus Age 

Return of Golf Reminds Us What We’re Missing 

CALIFORNIA

San Francisco Bay Area Courses to Reopen on Monday, May 4

Golf Instruction Remains Shut Down in San Diego 

FLORIDA

Trump Organization Begins Reopening Its Golf Properties 

WASHINGTON

Get Those Tee Times as Golf Reopens Tuesday, May 5 in Washington

NEW HAMPSHIRE

Golf Courses and Campgrounds Gear Up to Reopen

Green Meadow Golf Course Could Face Bulldozer in Hudson 

PENNSYLVANIA

Why You Might Want to Play Golf in Philadelphia Right Now 

NEW MEXICO

Albuquerque’s Golf Courses Tee Off Again 

Despite Ease of Restrictions, Santa Fe Golf Courses Remain Shuttered

 

May 1

NEW HAMPSHIRE

New Hampshire Announces Plan to Reopen Golf Courses on May 11

VERMONT

Wait Continues for Vermont Golfers as New Hampshire Announces Plan to Reopen Courses 

MICHIGAN

Michigan Emergency Room Nurse Gets Hole-In-One After Golf Ban is Lifted 

FLORIDA

Martin County to Reopen Golf Courses, Beaches on May 4, With Restrictions 

OHIO

City of Columbus Golf Courses to Reopen on May 12 

PENNSYLVANIA

Montgomery County’s 52 Golf Courses Reopen

NORTH CAROLINA

With Business Booming, Wilmington Looks to Maximize Revenue at the Muni 

ILLINOIS

Chicago Lakefront, Golf Courses Remain Closed Even as Some State Courses Reopen

CALIFORNIA 

Pebble Beach Trains Golf Staff to Follow New Safety Rules 

TEXAS

In San Antonio, Courses Renting Carts, Opening Clubhouses as Restrictions Loosen 

April 30

NEW MEXICO

Golf Courses in New Mexico Permitted to Reopen 

ILLINOIS

Golf is Back in Illinois on Friday. Here are All the Rules to Know 

CALIFORNIA 

Six Bay Area Counties Allow Golf Courses to Reopen on May 4 

San Francisco’s Five Public Golf Courses Get OK to Reopen Next Week 

HAWAII

Maui to Reopen Golf Courses and Some Parks, But Urges Social Distancing 

MASSACHUSETTS

Mass Golf CEO Says ‘It’s Time to Move Forward, it’s Time to Open Golf’

NEW YORK

Westchester County Prepping to Reopen Dunwoodie, Sprain Lake Golf Courses

TEXAS 

In Dallas, Golf Courses, Tennis Center and Gun Ranges Can Open Friday, Mayor Says 

El Paso Golf Course Reservations Skyrocket After Orders to Reopen

OKLAHOMA

Oklahoma City Public Golf Courses to Reopen 

NEW JERSEY

NJ Courses Are Allowed to Open Saturday. How Will This Work?

SOUTH CAROLINA

How Myrtle Beach Area Courses Lost $21M Despite Remaining Open

INTERNATIONAL

France Will Allow Golf Courses to Reopen From May 11

Guidance Issued to UK Clubs on How to Reopen Courses 

 

April 29

NEW JERSEY

New Jersey to Reopen Parks and Golf Courses on May 2 

NEVADA

Nevada Governor Eases Restrictions, Including Golf, Starting on May 1

NEW HAMPSHIRE

With Maine Reopening Golf Courses, New Hampshire Could be Next 

2020 Golf Season May Tee Off Soon 

HAWAII

Oahu City and Private Courses Given Green Light to Reopen on May 1 

MASSACHUSETTS

When It Comes to Reopening Golf Courses, Governor Putts to Lt. Governor’s Task Force 

CALIFORNIA 

Santa Cruz County Golf Courses Set to Reopen on May 4 

Golf Set to Return to San Diego County, but With a Few Tweaks 

Costa Mesa Golf Courses Reopen for Play 

 

April 28

MAINE

Maine Golf Courses Can Reopen on May 1 

ILLINOIS

Illinois Area Golf Courses Work to Follow Pandemic Rules, Reopen May 1

MASSACHUSETTS 

Golf in Massachusetts Won’t Be Played Until at Least May 18

CALIFORNIA 

Popular San Francisco Golf Course Turns Into Public Park During Shutdown

PENNSYLVANIA

Scranton Municipal Course Shuts its Doors, Likely for Good 

 

April 27

PENNSYLVANIA

Pennsylvania Golf Courses, Some Outdoor Recreation Allowed to Reopen on May 1 

WASHINGTON

Washington State Golf Courses Allowed to Reopen May 5, Governor Jay Inslee Says

FLORIDA

Popular Winter Park 9 to Reopen in Orlando After Month-Long Shutdown 

Palm Beach County to Reopen Parks, Golf Courses, Boat Ramps and Pools on April 29

Delray Beach to Begin Gradual Reopening of Golf Courses, City Parks 

Miami-Dade and Broward Opening Parks, Waterways and Golf Courses 

WISCONSIN

Single-Rider Carts to be Allowed in Wisconsin as Governor Eases Restrictions

NEW MEXICO

City-Owned Golf Course Reopens in Grants as Most Businesses Remain Closed 

MASSACHUSETTS

Massachusetts Courses Remain Out of Bounds as Neighboring States Play On 

CONNECTICUT

Hunter Golf Course in Meriden to Reopen One Month After City Shut it Down

WEST VIRGINIA

Playing Golf Offers a Reprieve for Golfers in West Virginia and Ohio

ILLINOIS

Quincy Park District Set to Reopen Golf Course 

OKLAHOMA

Edmond City Council Adopts Governor’s Plan, Will Reopen Golf Courses

TEXAS

Grapevine Golf Course to Partially Reopen on April 28

 

April 26

CALIFORNIA

City of Carlsbad to Keep Beaches, Parks and Golf Course Closed for Now

April 25

NEW JERSEY

Governor Says State Parks, Golf Courses to Stay Closed Even as Jersey City Opens Some Parks 

NEW YORK

Long Island Munis – Bethpage, Montauk Downs, Sunken Meadow – Reopen on April 27

Two Westchester County-Owned Courses Reopen After State Eases Guidelines 

PENNSYLVANIA 

Lehigh Valley Golf Course Operators, and Golfers, Wait Nervously on Uncertain Future

WISCONSIN

Golf Courses Start to Reopen Around Wisconsin 

MINNESOTA

Back on the Links: Austin Golfers Happy to Be Swinging Again 

Rochester Golf Course Sees Delayed Season Start with a Silver Lining 

INDIANA

VFW Golf Course Will Remain Closed for the Year 

OHIO

In Knox County, Golf Cart and Landscaping Restrictions Are Relaxed 

CALIFORNIA

Stockton Reopens Golf Courses: A Gallery

April 24

MICHIGAN

Michigan Governor Rules Golf Courses Can Open for Play 

Golfers Flock to Some Michigan Courses After Gov. Whitmer Lifts Golf Ban 

Golf Course Phones ‘Ringing Off Hook’ for Reopening 

MINNESOTA

Back on the Course, Minnesota Golfers Settle Into No-Touch Vibe

Social Distancing Not a Problem in Golf, Especially for Bad Players 

NEW YORK

Long Island Park Golf Courses to Reopen 4/27 With Restrictions

IOWA

Waterloo’s Three City Golf Courses to Reopen on April 25 

Webster City Golf Course Closed Until May 8 as Coronavirus Precaution

LOUISIANA

Lafayette to Reopen Three Parks and Recreation Courses on April 25 

OKLAHOMA

Tulsa Courses to Reopen May 1, Most Others Expected to Follow Suit

OHIO

Lake Metroparks Reopens Two Golf Courses

HAWAII

Honolulu Mayor: Reopen Golf Courses First, Church Services Will Have to Wait

WISCONSIN

Wisconsin Golf Courses are Open for Business 

Golf Returns to Green Bay Area: ‘It’s 43 Degrees and We Are Packed”

Golf Makes a Sunny Return to La Crosse Area 

ILLINOIS

Illinois to Reopen Golf Courses with Twosomes Only, No Golf Carts 

Rockford Park District Announces When its Five Golf Courses Will Open

Golf Operators in DeKalb, Sycamore, Spring Creek Ready to Open May 1 Amid Unknown Guidelines

MISSOURI

Oldest Public Golf Course West of Mississippi River to Reopen on April 26

COLORADO

Fort Collins Reopening Golf Courses, Disc Golf and Tennis Courts 

Estes Park Golf Course to Reopen to Public on April 27 with Precautions 

CONNECTICUT 

Greenwich to Reopen Golf Course, with More Rules, During Coronavirus Crisis

CALIFORNIA

San Joaquin County Says Golf Courses Can Reopen

Golf Course in Palm Springs Reopens Amid Coronavirus Shutdown 

Pandemic Playtime: Courses in San Joaquin and Stanislaus Are Reopening 

April 23

ILLINOIS

Illinois Golf Courses Set to Open on May 1

CALIFORNIA

San Bernadino County to Reopen Golf Courses 

Palm Springs Golf Courses to Stay Closed for at Least Two Weeks 

Eager Players Return as More Orange County Courses Open 

ARIZONA

Golfers From Other States Where Golf is Banned Come to Play in Arizona 

COLORADO

Aspen Golf Course Eyes Opening Once COVID-19 Protocols are in Place 

MINNESOTA

Duluth Golfers Frustrated by Shutdown of Municipal Course Through Summer 

WISCONSIN

City of Madison Golf Courses to Open, Libraries Still Planning

LOUISIANA

Island Golf & Country Club Permanently Closes in Plaquemine 

MARYLAND 

Contrary to Rumors, Governor’s Spokesperson Says Golf Courses Won’t Reopen this Weekend 

PENNSYLVANIA

Pennsylvania House to Consider Bill to Reopen Golf Courses with CDC Guidelines

WASHINGTON

Why Golfers Are Still Playing at Federal Way Country Club

 

April 22

ARIZONA

Arizona Retirement Community to Open Five of Seven Courses

CALIFORNIA

Golfers Get the OK from Health Officer in Stanislaus County. Guns & Arrows, Too

Napa County Loosens Coronavirus Restrictions for Golf Courses, Construction 

COLORADO

Longmont Opens City Golf Courses After Coronavirus Closure

Denver City Golf Courses Reopen with New Restrictions 

FLORIDA

Shuttered Florida Golf Clubs ‘Adopt’ Hospitals to Help With Coronavirus Fight 

GEORGIA

Bartow County Courses See Varying Impacts from Coronavirus 

PENNSYLVANIA

Golfers Hope Actions by Other States Means Sport’s Return is Closer in PA and NJ

WISCONSIN

Milwaukee County Does About-Face and Reopens Golf Courses 

Eight Milwaukee County Golf Courses to Open for Play Starting April 24

TENNESSEE

Springfield Plans Friday Opening of City’s Greenway, Golf Course

ALABAMA

Golf Versus Basketball: Mobile Debates Reopening of its Public Parks 

VERMONT

A Flatter Curve Doesn’t Mean Earlier Tee Times for Vermont Golfers

 

April 21 

MICHIGAN

There’s Confusion in Michigan Over Golf During Stay-at-Home Order

In Metro Detroit, Some Private Clubs Tell Members its Okay to Play Amid State’s Golf Shutdown

NEW YORK

New York Change Allows Golf to Resume

In Upstate NY, Onondaga County Private Courses Can Re-Open

NY Governor’s Office: Public, Private Courses Can Reopen Under New Regulations

Westchester County to Reopen Two Courses, but Keep Four Others Closed

Mark Twain Golf Course in Elmira Reopens With Restrictions 

CALIFORNIA

Orange County to Allow Golf Courses to Reopen While Other Virus Restrictions Continue 

Riverside County Reopens All Golf Courses with Restrictions

Ventura County Golf Courses Are Back in Business

Golf Courses in Palm Springs to Remain Closed 

‘We Can’t Wait to Get Out There Again’: Golf Returns to Desert Courses 

FLORIDA

Cape Coral Opens Golf Course Along with Air Strip

Broward County Discusses Re-Opening Golf Courses, Boating and Parks

WISCONSIN

Many Tee Times Sold Out at Madison Area Golf Courses 

NEW JERSEY

New Jersey Golf Course Organizations Make Plea to Governor to Reopen 

Ease Virus Restrictions and Reopen NJ Golf Courses, Republican Lawmakers Ask Governor 

NORTH DAKOTA

Moorhead Public Golf Courses Open for Season with Restrictions

COLORADO

City of Denver Golf Courses to Reopen on April 22 

ILLINOIS

No Clubhouses and Upside Down Cups? DeKalb County Courses Await Approval to Re-Open

U.K.

Sheep Are Taking Over Golf Courses Due to the Lack of Golfers 

 

April 20 

NORTH CAROLINA

Asheville Municipal Golf Course Announces Reopening 

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