WAUWATOSA, Wis. (SPECTRUM NEWS) -- Golf courses across Wisconsin are starting to reopen. It comes after Gov. Tony Evers’ amended Safer at Home Order permitted golf courses to resume operations Friday as long as safeguards are put in place.
Eight courses managed by Milwaukee County Parks are now back open. Public courses in other cities like Madison and Green Bay have reopened as well.
At Currie Park Golf Course in Wauwatosa, several steps are being taken to reduce the chance of COVID-19 spread. They including spacing tee-times further apart, from eight minutes to fifteen minutes. In addition, golf carts are off limits to golfers unless they are disabled. Clubhouses and food service areas also remain closed. Milwaukee County Parks Golf Services Manager Chet Hendrickson says the county has followed the lead of other courses around the country.
“We have been able to see other courses in other states who have made changes and were able to stay open so we were able to take some of their best practices.” Says Hendrickson
While many private golf courses such as Whistling Straights in Sheboygan County also reopened Friday, others, such as Sentry World in Stevens Point don’t plan to reopen until June.