BREAKING: Phase III Golf Restrictions Released

With phase III of Rhode Island’s reopening plan well under way, new golf restrictions and guidelines have also been released. 

The new restrictions allow for two people to ride in a car if they are from the same household or wearing a face covering while in the cart. 

Two to. cart is now allowed with restrictions. PHOTO: Bradley Johnson/Flickr

New Restrictions

The new restrictions are listed below. They are a direct copy and paste from ReopeningRI.

In addition to all other requirements, recommendations, and guidelines, golf courses and golf driving ranges should follow the following guidelines: 

• Tee times should be spaced to allow sufficient spacing between groups. 

• Golf cart usage is limited to one golfer per cart unless: They are from the same household; or o Non-household members sharing a cart (1) wear face coverings when riding together and (2) designate only one individual as the driver.

 • Consistent with general guidance, eliminate or minimize the use of shared equipment. If equipment is shared, it should be sanitized between uses. For example, flag sticks should remain in the hole. Cups should be raised, lined, flipped, or otherwise modified to prevent touching by players. Bunker rakes should be removed, and ball washers should be removed or covered.

  • Driving ranges must space players at least six feet apart; all balls, baskets, and all other commonly touched items must be cleaned and sanitized between uses.

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