COVID-19 Best Practices for Operators

Government officials have confirmed in recent weeks that golf courses are excluded from the executive order issued by Governor Beshear related to the closure of public-facing businesses. It should be noted that facilities are still under the executive order restricting congregation of people and this should be avoided. Please continue to exhibit the best practices many facilities have shared to limit the congregation of people and limit exposure of the virus. Maintaining social distancing practices will be of critical importance!

  • Switch food & beverage operations to carryout; use delivery if possible (executive order from the state government)

  • Put part of a pool noodle or PVC pipe at the bottom of the hole around the flagstick or invest in a golf ball hole retriever

  • Prohibit golfers from removing the flagstick from the hole

  • Monitor employment laws and adjustments during this period

  • Discover other ways you can utilize hourly employees, such as assisting on grounds crew or on-course projects

  • Check for resources and updates

  • Ask golfers to consider walking rather than riding

  • Conduct all lessons outside while keeping six feet between you and the golfer

  • Play under tee times rather than shotgun starts as much as possible

  • Put rakes in golf carts for players to use 

Helpful links:

Golf Emergency Relief Fund
Back2Golf Resources

How to Disinfect a Golf Cart
Back2Golf Addendum for Junior Programming
GCSAA State-by-State Breakdown
National Club Association Coronavirus Resources
A Hub for Help
Federal Government Coronavirus Updates
Business Reopen Request Form
Kentucky's 10 Rules for Reopening
National Restaurant Association's "Blueprint for Recovery"
COVID-19's Effects on the Food & Beverage Industry
Park and Play Program from the NGCOA
Payback Protection Program Guidance for Self-Employed People
PGA CARES Act Video with Keith Fisher
Clubs HELP
PGA of America CARES Act Virtual Town Hall
Google Hangout with District 10 Director John Madden, PGA and Christine Koenig, CPA

COVID-19 Resources from
Kentucky COVID-19 Resources
CDC Information
Golf Professional Natural Disaster Resource Facebook Group
Preparing for COVID-19 in the Workplace
Loan Advice from Ronnie Miles
Employer Advice from Ronnie Miles
Alcoholic Beverage Control in Kentucky
Facilitate #SafeGolf
Good Deeds
Family First Coronavirus Response Act
Small Business Guidance
Daily Facebook Streaming
Warning from Governor Beshear on March 29th
Unemployment Insurance
Families First Toolkit

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Golf House Kentucky is the umbrella organization for Kentucky’s Family of Golf Organizations: Kentucky Golf Association, Kentucky PGA and Kentucky Golf Foundation. The vision of Kentucky’s golf leaders, Golf House Kentucky was founded in 1978, and is headquartered in a picturesque country setting in Louisville, Kentucky. Golf House Kentucky conducts competitions for golfers of all ages, gender and skill levels (amateur, professional and junior), and provides valuable services to Kentucky PGA professionals and member golf facilities. Working in partnership with the USGA, Golf House Kentucky provides individual golfers and member golf facilities with a wide range of services: Handicapping, USGA Course and Slope Rating, award programs, club consulting and golf management software. The family’s philanthropic affiliate, Kentucky Golf Foundation promotes the Kentucky Golf Hall of Fame, Kentucky golf museum and provides grant and scholarship programs for youth in the Commonwealth of Kentucky.

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