Golfers Can Hit The Links…But Avoid Other People

Riverside County is reversing its course on golf courses and outdoor activities.

Public and private golf courses in the county have been closed since April 2nd 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

But effective April 20th 2020, county health officials are allowing golf courses and parks and trails and tennis courts to reopen, as long as people stay away from other people, and wear face coverings at all times. You can hike, bike, and play pickleball too.

However, you can’t use  picnic tables, playgrounds, no team sports, no public events, and no group gatherings.

Riverside County Public Health Officer Dr. Cameron Kaiser says “Play is being cautiously reopened for observation.”

On the golf course, play will be limited to foursomes, and players must stay 6 feet away from anyone else at all times.

What about that important huddle with your caddy just before that crucial shot?

Forget it, you’re not even allowed to have a caddy.

Large Gatherings, tournaments, and fundraisers are banned through June 20th, 2020.

Players and workers must cover their mouth and nose with a scarf, bandana,  or some type of mask.

No dining in the clubhouse, no liquid lunch at the bar.

“Golf is an iconic part of our destination, our history, and our economy,” said Scott White, Chief Operating Officer for the Greater Palm Springs Convention and Visitors Bureau. “We sincerely appreciate the news that golf will be reopened to allow our residents the opportunity to return to the sport they love. It is imperative that we follow the orders outlined and not allow the coronavirus to return to the previous levels. We will continue to work with Riverside County with the goal to help reopen more tourism-related businesses.”


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