Golf courses are allowed to be open in all 50 states, but that doesn’t mean it’s back to “business as usual.” Operational rules and safety protocols vary from state to state and, in some instances, from county to county.
Golf has always been well-positioned as a safe, healthy activity during this time of crisis – provided safeguards for golfers and golf course employees are in place. Its why all 50 states have approved golf operations in some form.
All but five states have either instructed residents to stay at home except for non-essential outings or mandated the shutdown of all businesses not deemed essential during a crisis. The rules on what is considered “essential” varies from state-to-state — from governmental services, law enforcement and emergency services to grocery stores, banks, pharmacies, utilities and even golf courses, which in a number of cases are given an exemption.