SALT LAKE CITY — Salt Lake City Public Services has announced that most public golf courses will open as scheduled, Thursday April 2, with extra safety measures in place to ensure the health of golfers and employees.
Play will resume at Bonnevile, Forest Dale, Glendale, Nibley Park and Rose Park, but Mountain Dell will not open.
There are undoubtedly thousands of individuals thrilled to hear this news, but in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic, stay at home orders and social distancing mandates, there are likely even more folks very unhappy with the move.
Matt Kammeyer, who is the director of golfing for Salt Lake City, told Fox 13 the decision was not taken lightly.
"We've been in close contact with the city administration," Kammeyer said. "Our main focus is obviously the safety of the community, the safety of our customers and the safety of our employees and so most of our employees do fit within that higher-risk category most are them are over age 60, so definitely this is something that is very important to us."
If you'd like to weigh in on this decision, we have a poll on the Fox 13 twitter account.
All tee times must be reserved and prepaid online at slcgolf.com, and the following restrictions will be in place:
- Social distancing must be observed at all times and at all locations on the golf course, practice greens, clubhouse restrooms, and parking lots.
For more information and updates, go to slcgolf.com.