People around the world and in our nation are currently adapting their lifestyles and making necessary adjustments in order to help fight against the spreading Covid-19 virus. The CDC has requested that none of us participate in social gatherings exceeding 50 people, and our government has asked us to not participate in social gatherings exceeding 10 people. In a short time, we have watched our community activities reduce in a significant way, leaving many to wonder what they are and are not allowed to do.
Many people in the world of golf are left wondering, “Will I be able to visit my favorite golf courses?” Well, this question can only be answered with an explanation, not a simple yes or no. Throughout our nation, we are noticing statewide orders coming into play. Where you live will determine the level of access you have to golf courses. The best way to determine if you are allowed to golf, is to check for state and county ordinances in your area. Additionally, call your local golf course ahead of time and find out if they are open and what precautions they are taking in order to protect golfers against the spread of the Covid-19 virus.
Many courses are implementing new hygiene standards and solutions in order to avoid illness being passed from one player to another. Many courses are offering sanitation stations, encouraging social distancing, and coming up with creative methods to avoid players touching flagpoles and other common tools found at golf courses.
As of today, most of the courses that have been closed are due to statewide regulations but some have been closed on their own accord. If you are curious about golf courses in your area, reach out to them directly. Practice good hygiene and stay safe!
Jeffrey D. Brauer/GolfScapes, Inc.
3809 Canton Jade Way
Arlington, TX 76005