TWINSBURG – Golfers hoping to get in a game at Gleneagles Golf Club will have to wait a little longer.
The city-owned golf course, which closed last month along with other golf courses and businesses in the area due to the COVID-19 pandemic, will remain off limits for golfing, said Mayor Ted Yates.
Yates admits he’s "definitely getting more pressure to open" the course, but added he wanted to make sure it could be done in a way that complies with state directives about maintaining social distances and other precautions due to the pandemic.
"There is no set date as to when we will open, we are taking this week to week," Yates said. "We hope we will be able to do that soon." He added that he has seen people walking on the paths of the golf course, which is an option.
Other golf courses in the area have reopened, or will reopen soon.
Fox Den Golf Course in Stow reopened Monday.
"After much consideration and under the guidance of the state and SCPH, we are excited to reopen Fox Den Golf Course," said Mayor John Pribonic. "The health and well-being of our residents is always our top priority. As such, our staff will work to ensure that all social distancing guidelines are dutifully followed. We look forward to the improving spring weather and seeing golfers back on the course in a responsible manner."
Ellsworth Meadows Golf Club in Hudson reopened Saturday. However, the pro shop, dining area, driving range, putting greens and chipping green are closed. Only one person is allowed per cart.
"We must maintain these guidelines to stay open," stated a news release on the city’s website. "These rules were established by Summit County Public Health and they have the authority to shut down courses that do not abide by these rules. Following the safeguards is critical to slow the spread of COVID-19 and help flatten the curve."
Note: Reporters Laura Freeman and Phil Keren contributed to this report.