HUDSON — More than three weeks after reopening, Ellsworth Meadows Golf Club reopened its driving range and practice green on Tuesday.
Golfers are required to follow Summit County Public Health’s social distancing rules that were implemented due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
In mid-March, the course was shut down because of the coronavirus outbreak. The Barlow Road site was reopened for play on April 18.
Here are the rules that are in place for the course:
1. Golfers must maintain their distance from each other at all times. Course officials encourage all players to maintain a 6-foot gap between each other at all times, including on the tees and greens.
2. Prepay is available by phone for golfers’ convenience.
3. Riding carts available – one person per cart. When booking a tee time, golfers need to know how many in their group will ride and inform pro shop personnel.
4. Each cart will be sterilized by staff when it’s returned to the clubhouse.
5. There is zero contact to be made by staff with customers.
6. There will be no bunker rakes, ball washers, water, or restrooms available to the public on the course.
7. The pro shop, dining area, driving range, putting greens and chipping green are closed. All tables and chairs are removed or blocked off as golfers may not loiter before or after their round.
8. Food is not available.
9. Tee times are spread out by 12 minutes instead of the typical eight minutes. This will maintain fewer people waiting to tee off on hole #1.
10. The holes have an upside down cup in them to allow the ball to go in the cup about an inch or so deep, eliminating the need to reach deeper into the hole. Flags must remain in the hole at all times.
11. In case of a weather delay (frost, rain, etc.), golfers must wait in their vehicles.
12. Golfers should not congregate in the parking lot. They should park their cars at a distance from other vehicles.
13. All other regular course rules remain in effect.