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Metroparks Golf Courses to Open with Strict Social Distancing Precautions in Place

Here at your Huron-Clinton Metroparks, we’re proud that so many people across Southeast Michigan have chosen to visit their favorite Metroparks these past weeks. Keeping everyone healthy – physically and mentally – is a critical part of the state’s recovery plan and our commitment to the region.

The Governor’s orders now allow us to open Metroparks Golf Courses as the weather permits! Of course, it’s important that you remember to give other visitors the recommended six feet of safe space. Additionally, we are instituting some new policies at our golf courses to better protect visitors and staff from the potential spread of the Covid-19 virus.

  • Tee time bookings and payment are ONLINE ONLY at this time. Please CLICK HERE
  • The use of golf carts is now permitted. However, they are limited to one person per cart.  To help keep you healthy, our staff will be disinfecting carts between each round and at the end of the day, but we still advise you to follow CDC guidelines for frequent hand washing. Reservations and payments for tee times AND cart rental must be made online or over the phone. We are not accepting in-person payments at this time.
  • Pull hand carts will be available for free where available and while supplies last.
  • If there is a frost delay or you come early, we ask that you wait in your vehicle.
  • Restrooms are open on the golf course and porta-johns at the clubhouse.
  • We are closing our food bar areas, so we can minimize gathering and close contact between our customers. You can still purchase some food and beverage items from our snack bars, but it will be grab and go items only to take with you.
  • When you are on the golf course, you will notice that the putting cups are elevated above the ground or turned upside down. Once your ball strikes the cup it will be considered “in”.  Please do not remove the flag stick.  This will reduce any touching of the cup and flag stick.
  • We will not have ball washers, water coolers, bunker rakes, and any other equipment items that require touching.
  • Please do not congregate in groups after your round.
  • If a temporary park closure occurs at Kensington, Indian Springs, or Stony Creek Metroparks, before your scheduled tee time, staff will notify you via phone. Please provide the best and accurate phone number during booking to make this possible.
  • We have suspended our $8 discount/refund for returning your daily pass at Kensington, Indian Springs and Stony Creek Courses. Our previous policy required you to turn your daily park pass in to receive that refund. We are unable to conduct in-person or cash transactions, so we do not have a way of processing that discount at this time.  We apologize for the inconvenience, but you can keep the daily passes you purchase at the gate and trade up to an annual pass using our trade up program, and the full details of that can be found on our website at https://www.metroparks.com/shop/.
  • Course openings are still subject to weather and course conditions.

We’re committed to doing all we can to protect Michiganders against the coronavirus and keep the properties open and available for all to use.

Thanks in advance for your cooperation and have a GREAT TIME!

If you want to know what precautions we’re taking throughout all of the Metroparks, you can read more here

We continue to encourage everyone to continue following these important steps to prevent the spread of COVID-19:

  • If you think you have been exposed to COVID-19, call your health care provider. If you do not have a health care provider, call the nearest hospital.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and warm water for 20 seconds. If not available, use hand sanitizer.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or upper sleeve when coughing or sneezing.
  • Avoid contact with people who are sick.
  • If you are sick, stay home, and avoid contact with others.
  • Stay at least 6 feet away from others when in a public setting.

Patients with confirmed infection have reportedly had mild to severe respiratory illness with symptoms of:

  • Fever
  • Cough 
  • Shortness of breath

Information around this outbreak is changing rapidly. The latest information is available at Michigan.gov/Coronavirus and CDC.gov/Coronavirus.

 

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