Mass Golf Courses Reopen Today With Restrictions

If a golf course is privately owned, they will be allowed to reopen as early as today as a private operator may permit individuals access to their property.  Social distancing between golfers must be followed and no gathering of any kind is allowed.

There are a number of restrictions including no use of golf carts or bunker rakes. Groundkeepers are allowed to work, however caddies, golf pros are still considered non-essential and continue to be sidelined.

City and towns can decide if they allow the opening of municipal courses but would have to follow the same guidelines as privately owned courses.

Mass Golf Posted the State’s guidelines that must be adhered to on their massgolf.org website.

GUIDELINES FOR GOLFERS AND COURSES

  • Security personnel can be delineated by each club (ex. A pro and the head starter) and will be present to enforce social distancing. There can be no other employees working at the recreational component of the golf operation.
  • All staff must wear face coverings while on property.
  • Course facilities including but not limited to the clubhouse, golf shop, restaurant, bag room and locker room must remain closed.
  • No caddies allowed.
  • No golf carts allowed.
  • Push carts may be used. Players must either carry their own bag or use a push cart.
  • All golfers must maintain proper social distancing of at least 6 feet at all times.
  • Groups of players are restricted to no more than 4 players at one time.
  • Members-only clubs can allow guests as determined by the security personnel on the golf course.
  • Private clubs that allow non-members to make reservations can do so at their discretion.
  • Maintenance personnel are permitted to work on the golf course.
  • Tee Time Policy must be 15 minutes between groups.
  • Golfers must stay in their car until 15 minutes before their tee time and must return to their car immediately following play.
  • Online and remote payment options must be utilized.
  • All golfers must use their own golf clubs. Sharing golf clubs or rental golf clubs is not allowed.
  • Flagsticks must remain in the hole. Hole liners must be raised so picking a ball out of the hole doesn’t occur.
  • Bunker rakes must be removed, and ball washers must be removed or covered.
  • Practice putting green, driving range, and chipping areas must be closed.
  • Facilities must have readily accessible hand sanitizer.

If you want to swing the clubs here is a list of courses in the Berkshires.  Check with the course to find out their individual status.

Blandford Country Club

17 North Street
Blandford, MA 01008

413-848-2443

TheBlandfordClub.com

 

Bas Ridge Golf Course in Hinsdale

151 Plunkett Street
Hinsdale, MA 01235

413-655-2605

www.basridge.com

 Berkshire Hills Country Club

500 Benedict Road
Pittsfield, MA 01201

413-442-1451

www.berkshirehillscc.com

 

Country Club of Pittsfield

639 South Street
Pittsfield, MA 01201

413-447-8500

www.ccpittsfield.org

 

Cranwell Resort & Golf Club

55 Lee Road
Lenox, MA 01240

413-637-2563

www.cranwell.com

 

Donnybrook Country Club

775 Williamstown Road
Lanesboro, MA 01237

413-499-7888

www.donnybrookgolf.com

 

GEAA

303 Crane Avenue
Pittsfield, MA 01201

413-442-8333

http://www.geaagolf.com

 

Greenock Country Club

220 West Park Street
Lee, MA 01238

413-243-3323

www.greenockcc.com

 

Skyline Country Club

405 South Main Street
Lanesboro, MA 01237

413-445-5584

www.skyline-cc.com

 

Stockbridge Golf Club

6A Main Street
Stockbridge, MA 01262

413-298-3423

www.stockbridgegc.com

 

Taconic Golf Club

19 Meacham Street
Williamstown, MA 01267

413-458-3997

www.taconicgolf.com

Wahconah Country Club

20 Orchard Rd.
Dalton, MA 01226

413-684-2864

www.wahconahcc.com

 

Waubeeka Golf Links

137 New Ashford Road
Williamstown, MA 01267

413-458-5869

www.waubeeka.com

 

The Links at Worthington

113 Ridge Road
Worthington, MA 01098

413-238-4464

www.worthingtongolfclub.com

 

Wyantenuck Country Club

46 West Sheffield Road
Great Barrington, MA 01230

413-528-0350

www.wyantenuck.org

A great source for the Mass golfer is MassGolf.Org.