Door County Golf and COVID-19

With the arrival of April comes the hope for sunny, warmer weather, conducive to playing nine or eighteen holes. However, as part of his “Safer at Home” order, Governor Tony Evers has deemed golf courses in Wisconsin as non-essential businesses. Brandon Hansen is the new general manager and professional at Idlewild Golf Club. Hansen said that in some parts of the country, golf courses have fought to remain open…

Jack Jackson is the general manager at The Orchards at Egg Harbor. Jackson said not being able to open right now is not that big of an issue…

Jackson does not think that there will be any change in regards to golf courses being classified as non-essential until at least the current order expires on April 24th…

Like Wisconsin, courses are closed in California, Illinois, Maine, Massachusetts, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, Pennsylvania, Vermont and Washington. Some in Wisconsin and Minnesota are petitioning their governments to permit safe, modified play. The Ohio Department of Health reversed its stance on the closure of golf courses, leaving the decision up to the state’s individual counties.

UPDATE: Officials in Dunn County in northwest Wisconsin have allowed golf courses to open under coronavirus safety guidelines.

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