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Salt Lake golf courses shut down Wednesday due to earthquake

Golfers play the first hole at Bonneville Golf Course in Salt Lake City on Tuesday, March 17, 2020.
Golfers play the first hole at Bonneville Golf Course in Salt Lake City on Tuesday, March 17, 2020.
Steve Griffin, Deseret News

SALT LAKE CITY — The coronavirus pandemic hasn’t shut down Salt Lake City’s golf courses yet, but Wednesday morning’s earthquake did.

All of the five operating courses (Mountain Dell has not opened yet) were shut down for the day by the city following the early morning earthquake. That included Bonneville, Forest Dale, Nibley Park, Glendale and Rose Park.

Bonneville head pro Lynn Landgren said he was told to shut down the course, which only had a half dozen golfers out at the time, soon after the earthquake hit shortly after 7 a.m. The other courses apparently hadn’t opened for the day. He was told the shutdown was not related to the coronavirus crisis and he expected the golf courses to be running later this week.