GOLF: Mayor says West Seattle and other municipal courses can reopen tomorrow

(WSB photo)

The latest order by Mayor Durkan will allow West Seattle and the city’s 3 other municipal golf courses to reopen tomorrow, the date Gov. Inslee chose for allowing the sport to resume. As we reported at the time, his order didn’t automatically give local courses the green light – city and county authorities are allowed to keep tighter restrictions – but one WSB commenter said last week they had already booked a tee time. Noted in the city’s announcement:

Courses will follow new operational guidelines and strict physical distancing practices which include: signage to indicate social distancing guidelines, minimized face-to-face interactions, removing high touch surfaces, increasing sanitization practices, converting sit-down food and beverage service to take-out only, eliminating equipment rentals, closing mini golf and using golf ambassadors to enforce social distancing. Seattle Parks and Recreation is also developing a pilot to provide hours when the public can run, bike, or walk within the golf courses.

The rest of the order extends other existing Seattle Parks closures through May 31st, the new expiration date for the governor’s stay-home order.

4 Replies to "GOLF: Mayor says West Seattle and other municipal courses can reopen tomorrow"

  • Chuck Jacobs May 4, 2020 (8:56 pm)

    I drove by the West Seattle stadium complex this afternoon.  The concrete blocks barring entry to the parking lot were removed. 

    • WSB May 4, 2020 (9:14 pm)

      I drove into the lot at mid-afternoon to take the photo above through/over the fence, as we were sadly devoid of file photos of the golf course.

  • KT May 5, 2020 (11:17 am)

    Now, can anyone tell me why golf courses are OK to go but you can’t play tennis?     

  • Mj May 5, 2020 (5:58 pm)

    KT that is a very good question. Tennis amongst family members should certainly be allowed

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