Golf Courses

COVID Safe Practices for Golf Courses


  • Adhere to Required COVID-Safe Practices for All Employers.
  • Limit tee times to 15-minute intervals.
  • Tee times must be pre-scheduled; golfers without a reservation prior to arrival are not
  • The following reservation formats are allowable:
    • Twosomes
    • Threesomes under the following scenarios:
      • three individuals of the same household (individuals who live within the same place of residence
      • two individuals of the same household + 1 other booked together
      • three individuals booked together, however a maximum of two power carts
    • Foursomes under the following scenarios:
      • four individuals of the same household
      • two individuals of the same household + two individuals of a second same household, booked together, with a maximum of two carts
      • two individuals of the same household + two individuals, booked together, with a maximum of two power carts (one or two individuals must walk)
      • four individuals walking
  • Limit one rider per cart, unless two individuals share the same
  • Limit of 144 players at any time on the course (four on the tee and four on the green for all 18 holes).
  • Limit food purchases to take-out only.
  • Configure practice facilities such that there is at least six feet of spacing between
  • Maintain a schedule of stringent daily cleaning and sanitizing, specifically carts and other high-touch 
  • Remove or close off access to rakes, ball washers, sand/seed containers and other high-touch
  • Flagsticks must remain in hole and plugs must be attached so that balls do not drop to bottom of
  • Provide disinfectant bottles in all carts and teeing
  • Prohibit retail sales in pro shop and close off retail spaces.
  • Eliminate bag services, club storage and club
  • Utilize signage to communicate occupancy limits and above safety restrictions that affect normal 

Best Practices

  • Employ a greeter to communicate safety restrictions and
  • Employ additional course marshals to monitor rate of
  • Install plexiglass sneeze guards at cash registers wherever
  • Arrange for contactless payment and receipt options to the greatest extent
  • Screen employees and customers with a no-contact thermometer; individuals with a temperature reading above 100.4°F should be denied

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