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Salt Lake City golf courses will reopen on Thursday under strict guidelines

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

SALT LAKE CITY — Starting Thursday, five of Salt Lake CIty’s golf courses will be reopening under strict guidelines to protect golfers from any possible effects of the COVID-19 virus.

Bonneville, Forest Dale, Nibley Park, Glendale and Rose Park golf courses, which were shut down on March 23, will all reopen, while Mountain Dell will open later this month.

The announcement was made late Tuesday by Salt Lake City Golf Division.

Among the restrictions in place:

— All tee times must be reserved and prepaid online at slcgolf.com.

— Golfers will be called to the first tee based on their tee time. Golfers must arrive at the course at least 20 minutes before their reserved time and should be ready to be called to the tee within five minutes of their tee time. While waiting, golfers must be sure to not congregate in large groups (10+ people) and must maintain 6 feet of social distance.

— Motorized and pull carts are not available for rent, but you may bring your own pull cart.

— Driving ranges are closed.

— On-course restrooms are closed. Clubhouse restrooms will be available and frequently sanitized, but players are encouraged to plan ahead.

Also, golf course cafes will be closed, there will be no retail merchandise sales or club set rentals, no scorecards or pencils, no on-course ball washers and no golf instruction will be available. All sand trap rakes will be removed and all golf cups have been raised, removing the need to pull the flagstick or pull balls from the cup.