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I live in South FL, our courses have been closed for 2-3 weeks has anyone else experienced this during the pandemic.  Our local track had to rope off the course as people were treating it like a public park.  I know most of the state of FL golf courses are still open as social distancing is rather easy in golf any other experiences out there like this?


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Mississippi Gulf Coast here: most courses here are open, although most driving ranges are closed. With one exception, the courses that closed are owned by casinos; when the casinos closed the courses closed too. They have put in rules for social distancing, some strictly, some lax. Thank goodness I can still play. 


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SoCal here. All have been closed 4 weeks. A few counties in mid-CA have allowed courses to open, but not near here. There's a pretty vocal groups on Facebook that loves to find people playing golf, walking on beaches, going to the park....and take pictures and shame them on the internet. It is a shame when a dad and his son our for a quick 9 alone get accused of being idiots and wanting people to die. Luckily, we get to see a daily inspiration message from LA mayor Eric Garcetti, and everyone feels much better for a few minutes each day. Oh boy, it's almost time for today's inspirational message!

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On 4/18/2020 at 3:56 PM, Sparky14 said:

SoCal here. All have been closed 4 weeks. A few counties in mid-CA have allowed courses to open, but not near here. There's a pretty vocal groups on Facebook that loves to find people playing golf, walking on beaches, going to the park....and take pictures and shame them on the internet. It is a shame when a dad and his son our for a quick 9 alone get accused of being idiots and wanting people to die. Luckily, we get to see a daily inspiration message from LA mayor Eric Garcetti, and everyone feels much better for a few minutes each day. Oh boy, it's almost time for today's inspirational message!

SoCal is finally pulling golf courses off the lockdown list. Tee times are going fast right now.

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Looks like this isn't quite as up to date as I thought - https://www.golfadvisor.com/state-updates/

MA is set to May 4th the last time I checked. 🤞

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... Just announced Illinois golf courses will re-open May 1st with restrictions!!!  Those restrictions have not been specified but I imagine they will be similar to to other states. I am so grateful to be able to get back out in nature and play golf again. 

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15 hours ago, chisag said:

... Just announced Illinois golf courses will re-open May 1st with restrictions!!!  Those restrictions have not been specified but I imagine they will be similar to to other states. I am so grateful to be able to get back out in nature and play golf again. 

Probably similar to the restrictions we have. Carts and/or people no closer that 10 feet. Only sharing a cart with family members you live with. No driving range. No congregating on teh clubhouse. Carts sterilized between uses.  

One weird thing. I've noticed a huge number of perfectly sound tees lying around tee boxes. People afraid to pick up the tee they just used????  

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  • driver: Ping G400
  • 3 wood: Ping G400
  • 5 wood: Ping G400
  • hybrid: Cobra F8
  • irons: Titleist 712 AP1
  • wedges: Cleveland CBX 50, 54, 58
  • putter: Taylormade Patina Del Monte
  • balls:  Srixon Q Star Tour

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On 4/23/2020 at 7:50 AM, Sparky14 said:

SoCal is finally pulling golf courses off the lockdown list. Tee times are going fast right now.

I saw that Riverside and Orange County were reopening.  I haven't seen anything about San Diego County doing the same.  I am hopeful they will follow suit.  I may have to make the drive up to Temecula to get a round played.

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Some friends texted that our course had tee time bookings for May 4; we are joining them.  However, that may just be wishful thinking on our golf course's part since our governors edict closed courses on March 23 until May 4.  I haven't heard anything, but our idiot governor very likely could extend the lockdown.

IF/when we open, we will probably have the same restrictions that our course implemented for the week before we were shut down.

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