Taking The Fun Out Of Pickleball, Tennis & Golf

Ready for a game of golf? It won’t be the good old game you remember.

In Palm Springs, golf course operators have to submit a written report to the City Manager before reopening.

Leave your trash home, as there won’t be trash bins on the course.

One person per golf cart, and no restaurant or bar service inside.

It’s takeout only.

You must wear a face-covering or you won’t be allowed in.

Stay at least 6 feet away from anyone else.

You must make a reservation online or on the phone, no walk-in’s allowed.

Don’t worry about getting the ball in the hole, you can’t, no matter how good your game is.

The cups have to extend one inch above the ground, preventing your ball from going in. If you hit the cup, that’s fine.

Bring your clubs,  as there is no equipment rental.


If you play pickleball or tennis in Palm Springs, wear a mask,  bring your own water, as the water fountains are off-limits. You can take off the mask when playing, but you will be at greater risk as people will be sweating and breathing heavily.   So, avoid all other people.

All spectator seating will be off-limits.  Singles play only, unless the City Manager is made aware of doubles play, and decides the players can keep social distancing.

No group gathering on the court or in the park.

Reservations only, no walk-in’s allowed. 30 minute limit for pickleball, 45 for tennis. Reserve the day before, online or via phone.

Experienced players only please; No lessons or classes allowed.

City staff and police will be enforcing the laws.


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