Eight Milwaukee County golf courses scheduled to reopen April 24

Posted at 11:55 AM, Apr 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-22 12:55:16-04

MILWAUKEE COUNTY — Eight Milwaukee County golf courses are now booking tee-times for their courses set to reopen on Friday.

Milwaukee County Parks said that Brown Deer Park, Dretzka Park, Oakwood Park, Whitnall Park, Currie Park, Grant Park Greenfield Park and Lincoln Park were opening April 24.

Golf courses were initially closed as a part of Gov. Tony Evers' Safer at Home order that was began on March 25. The original order was set to expire on April 24, but Evers extended it to May 26. The extended order allowed for several changes, including the reopening of golf courses.

With the reopening of golf courses, Milwaukee County Parks said golfers will see a few changes on the green including:

  • Golf will be walking only, no motor carts. A limited number of push carts will be available for rental.
  • Pro-shops and restaurants will remain closed, so food & beverage will not be available for purchase.
  • Clubhouse bathrooms will be available
  • Golfers must stay a minimum of six feet from other golfers, unless you're from the same household.
  • Congregating will not be permitted in the parking lot before or after golf.
  • No ball washers, rakes or trash cans will be on the course, so please don’t bring carry-in food or drink and take any trash with you to dispose of at home.
  • Cups have been raised, to eliminate the need to remove the ball from the hole, and flags will stay in cups
  • Scorecards and pencils will be available on request from the starter, or you can track your score with an app like 18birdies.
  • Golf lessons will be not available.

Tee-times will also need to be booked in advance. Walk on players will not be permitted.

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