North And South Park Golf Courses Set To Reopen Friday

New restrictions will be in place amid the COVID-19 pandemic

Andrew Limberg
April 29, 2020 - 2:43 pm
Allegheny County Golf Course

Allegheny County

PITTSBURGH (Newsradio 1020 KDKA) - In accordance with Governor Tom Wolf announcing some outdoor activities can resume on Friday, The Allegheny County Parks Department announced Wednesday that North and South Park golf courses will reopen on May 1.

Regular season fees will be in effect.

Both courses will open from 6 a.m. through dusk with snack bars open Monday-Friday 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. and weekends 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.  

Customers can use cash are encouraged to use credit/debit cards for purchases.

There will be a number of changes made at both courses.

They include:

  • Golf cart usage will be limited to one person per cart.
  • All practice greens and driving ranges will be closed.
  • Restrooms will be open, but shower facilities will be closed.
  • Sand trap rakes and ball washers have been removed.
  • Green cups will be blocked, so players will play to the pin.

Golfers are asked to observe the following COVID-19 guidelines to help contain the spread of the virus:

  • Stay at home if you are sick or have COVID-19 symptoms, including chills, fever, cough, shortness of breath, muscle pain, headache, sore throat and new loss of taste or smell.
  • Wear a face covering in and around clubhouses and maintain physical distancing.
  • Use a debit card or credit card instead of cash if possible.
  • Walk the course if you are able.
  • Only one person per golf cart is allowed.
  • Maintain at least 6 feet from all players and staff on the course.
  • Cover coughs or sneezes with a sleeve or elbow.
  • Avoid touching your face.
  • Wash hands frequently for at least 20 seconds, especially after handling money/paying for golf fees and using the restroom.
  • Carry hand sanitizer in your golf bag and use it often.
  • Leave flagsticks in when you putt.
  • Do not pick up other players’ golf balls.
  • Do not shake hands or give high-fives.
  • When your round is over, go home.
  • Do not gather in the parking lot before or after your round.

 

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