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Updated Golf Course Regulations in Phase Three

May 27, 2020

A change in regulations during Phase Three of the Reopen Illinois plan eases some restrictions on golfing. Here are the updates as well as continuing practices enforced at our local courses. 

LOCAL GOLF COURSES

As Illinois continues to reopen businesses and industries, local golf courses continue to draw residents and visitors outdoors. On May 29, golf courses can ease some restrictions. These latest updates include: 

Additional regulations that went into effect May 1 continue to apply. These include:

On top of these guidelines, some other normal behaviors should not take place either, such as handshakes at the beginning of the round or at the 18th hole. These rules need to be followed for golf to continue as our community reopens.

The following local courses and facilities are open with these guidelines in place:

Brookhill Golf Course, Rantoul

Champaign Country Club, Champaign 

Ironhorse Golf Club, Tuscola

Just Fore Fun Golf Center, Champaign 

Lake of the Woods Golf Course, Mahomet

Legends Golf Course, Champaign

Lincolnshire Fields Country Club, Champaign 

University of Illinois Golf Course, Savoy

Urbana Country Club, Urbana

Willow Pond Golf Course, Rantoul 

All area courses agree to comply with state regulations, and golfers should also familiarize themselves with the rules before setting a tee time. You can find the full list of state golf regulations here.

HOW TO SUPPORT LOCAL BUSINESS DURING THE CORONAVIRUS

We will continue to post updates on our Business Updates and Cancellations page as we receive them, but encourage everyone to take guidelines from the Illinois Department of Public Health and the CDC seriously. 

Residents can also visit a new online resource to help Champaign County businesses as they progress through the next stages of the state’s Restore Illinois plan. The new website - champaigncountysafe.org - was developed to maintain the safety and well-being of our communities and to share information and resources with businesses in Champaign County. The site will serve as a hub for Champaign County businesses to access resources, including re-opening guidelines, sample signage, PPE suppliers, local cleaning companies, local printers, and more.

Businesses are also asked to take the Champaign County Safe Pledge. The pledge sets out expectations customers can have when visiting local businesses, including:
• Employees wearing masks
• Employees frequently washing their hands
• Surfaces, equipment, and other elements of the business are regularly cleaned and sanitized
• Social distancing measures are in place

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