Coronavirus: Golf Courses Open with Restrictions


SAN ANGELO, TX –A new order from the Local Health Authority outlines the requirements for limited use that golf courses must follow in order to operate in accordance with the Texas governor and the Texas attorney general. Golf courses may be available for golfing but all congregating at clubhouse and other facility activities are prohibited. The following provisions must be followed at all courses:

  • Golf pro shops must operate by phone or online only. These facilities may not be opened to public access.
  • Clubhouses must be closed.
  • Water coolers, rakes and other commonly handled objects must be removed from the golf course.
  • Players should be encouraged to bring their own pre-filled water bottles.
  • Cups shall be modified so that golfers can retrieve their golf ball without actually touching the cup or the flag, making it a “no-touch” experience.
  • Protective masks must be worn on the golf course property.
  • Golfers should be encouraged to walk.
  • Golf carts shall have only one rider per cart.
  • Carts will be cleaned and disinfected by course staff after each use.
  • Social distancing requirements shall be strictly enforced by golf course staff for all walking golfers and cart users. 
  • At the conclusion of their round, golfers must leave the premises and are not allowed to linger or congregate.

The City of San Angelo requirement that restaurants must close at 10 p.m. has also been lifted. Restaurants may continue carryout or delivery services beyond 10 p.m. effective immediately.

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This government overreach has gotten completely out of hand. What's next? Wear a mask when you mow your yard/fish/hunt/stargaze? This Chinese Skyisfalling Coronafascism virus will be over soon. We should never forget first that the %$#%^^ Chinese started this crap, secondly that government overreach destroyed our lives and economy. Americans, and west Texans in particular, are an independent lot that don't require a tyrannical, baby-sitting government.

The government that you elected is what you have. It does no good to whine about the elected officials, vote smarter. If the Chinese did create the virus intentionally then we can look to Trump the stable genius and ask why he let this happen, he had to know being he claims he is a stable genius. I think it is hilarious that suddenly the conservatives want liberal Liberty. For those that don't want to follow the rules set for the golf course can stay away, it is their choice. How is that for freedom?

Actually, we're in this situation because we've been listening to "the experts," who as it turns out seem to have been misinformed. Of course, it's our fault for voting for leadership willing to meet those with your views halfway. Next time we'll just vote for Mussolini like we originally planned.

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