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Posted on: May 7, 2020

MassGolf: Resources for Returning to Golf

Covid 19 Golf MASSGOLF

The following guidance for when golf resumes on May 7, 2020 has been established by the Governor’s Administration so that golf can safely resume in Massachusetts. The information below serves as the strict baseline for play to resume and further restriction may be considered and implemented by courses as they see fit. During extraordinary times, such as the current global pandemic, we all will be guided in decision making with the information provided by public health and government authorities.

Guidelines for Golfers and Courses from MassGolf

  •     Security personnel can be delineated by each club (ex. A pro and the head starter) and will be present to enforce social distancing. There can be no other employees working at the recreational component of the golf operation.
  •     All staff must wear face coverings while on property.
  •     Course facilities including but not limited to the clubhouse, golf shop, restaurant, bag room and locker room must remain closed.
  •     No caddies allowed.
  •     No golf carts allowed.
  •     Push carts may be used. Players must either carry their own bag or use a push cart.
  •     All golfers must maintain proper social distancing of at least 6 feet at all times.
  •     Groups of players are restricted to no more than 4 players at one time.
  •     Members-only clubs can allow guests as determined by the security personnel on the golf course.
  •     Private clubs that allow non-members to make reservations can do so at their discretion.
  •     Maintenance personnel are permitted to work on the golf course.
  •     Tee Time Policy must be 15 minutes between groups.
  •     Golfers must stay in their car until 15 minutes before their tee time and must return to their car immediately following play.
  •     Online and remote payment options must be utilized.
  •     All golfers must use their own golf clubs. Sharing golf clubs or rental golf clubs is not allowed.
  •     Flagsticks must remain in the hole. Hole liners must be raised so picking a ball out of the hole doesn’t occur.
  •     Bunker rakes must be removed, and ball washers must be removed or covered.
  •     Practice putting green, driving range, and chipping areas must be closed.
  •     Facilities must have readily accessible hand sanitizer.


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