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Colorado Springs golf course to re-open with modifications

Colorado Springs golf course to re-open with modifications
Posted at 6:57 PM, Apr 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-03 21:32:46-04

COLORADO SPRINGS — According to the Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services Department, the City of Colorado Springs two golf courses - Patty Jewett and Valley Hi - will re-open with modifications and some new policies on Sunday.

The opening of the golf courses are in accordance with local and state public health officials, as well as it provides a safe and compliant outdoor recreation option for residents during the state’s stay-at-home order.

Modifications include the exclusive use of online tee times and payments. No walk-on play will be permitted.

Online reservations can be made starting Saturday, April 4, and the courses will open for play on Sunday, April 5 on the City's website.

The courses will also only offer walking-only play and remove shared touchable surfaces, including bunker rakes, ball washers, water stations and scorecards.

“We know how important it is to get some fresh air, and we are grateful our outdoor spaces remain open for responsible use during the stay-at-home order,” said Karen Palus, parks director. “We evaluate usage of these areas daily and implore the public to follow public health guidance so these places can continue to serve as a respite during this difficult time."

The clubhouses are closed for public use, and food and beverage service is suspended. The driving range is also closed, and the practice area is open only to those with tee times, which are available from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily.

In addition, the City asks for everyone to still adhere to social distancing, which includes staying at home if you are sick, bring hand sanitizer, follow the CDC’s guidance on personal hygiene prior to and while you’re recreating, and maintain a physical distance of 6 feet from other parties at all times.