Riverside County reopens golf courses with restrictions

Canyon Lake’s golf course will remain closed until the city revises its emergency order to allow the POA to open the course. Photo by Canyon Lake Insider.

Private and public golf courses in Riverside County closed because of the coronavirus pandemic will be allowed to operate, but with certain restrictions under a revised order issued today by Riverside County Public Health Officer Dr. Cameron Kaiser.

“Play is being cautiously reopened for observation,” Kaiser said. 

Kaiser’s order amends an April 2 order that closed private and public golf courses as part of the county’s fight against coronavirus.

“After consulting with public health officials and local leadership, we have made modifications for golf and other forms of recreational activity, such as use of parks, trails and outdoor areas for hiking, biking, pickleball and tennis to resume,” said Chair V. Manuel Perez, Fourth District Supervisor. 

“With proper safety guidelines, our residents can benefit from healthy activities that promote physical exercise, wellness, and behavioral health so long as physical distancing is practiced. We will continue to listen and base decisions on thorough review, best practices, data, and science.”

Some of the restrictions include:

  • Play shall be limited to foursomes that will be required to observe social distancing (six feet separation between players at all times).
  • No caddies.
  • No large gatherings, including fundraisers or tournaments, permitted before June 20.
  • Face coverings, such as scarves, bandanas and neck gaiters, shall be worn by players and workers.
  • No in-person dining allowed at clubhouses

The county further clarified that parks and trails remain open, including parking lots. Allowed outdoor activities include hiking, biking, equestrian activities, and other non-contact outdoor activities such as tennis. Social distancing and face coverings must be maintained at all times.

Outdoor activities that remain prohibited include the use of picnic tables, playgrounds, team sports, or other similar public events and gatherings.


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