Philadelphia Golf: Coronavirus Updates

Over the last week there have been a lot of visitors to the website as a result of searching for things like “golf course closed” in Google. Many people have landed on our “Here today, gone tomorrow” post about permanently closed courses from the fall. Since that’s not quite the information most people are looking for, we wanted to have a post dedicated to golf course status in the midst of the Coronavirus crisis. It will be updated periodically as things change.

Golf Course Status Summary by Area (as of 5/6/20)

Pennsylvania – As of 5/1 golf courses in PA will be able to re-open with restrictions. We’ll be updating the list below in the coming days are courses make announcements. General PA restrictions are the following:

  • One rider per golf cart, walking preferred
  • Maintain social distancing (6-feet)
  • A mask should be worn
  • No contact with the flag stick or other on-course items

South Jersey – As of sunrise on Saturday May 2nd, New Jersey courses will be able to re-open. We’ll be updating the list below in the coming days are courses make announcements.

Delaware – Some courses are open but only Delaware residents are allowed.

Best Practices If You Play

Golf is fortunately a sport that can be played while “social distancing” since the largest gathering is typically a foursome. There are still some important reminders to take into account while you play. Some are obvious, but a few are less so.

  • If you’re sick, stay home
  • Wash your hands and/or use hand sanitizer frequently
  • Maintain a 6-foot “social distance” gap, especially on the tee boxes
  • Don’t shake hands, fist pump, etc.
  • Leave the flag in and carefully retrieve your ball
  • Don’t handle other players’ clubs or ball
  • Walk if possible (click here for other ideas to inject fun into your round)

List of Golf Courses (As of 5/6/20)

Philadelphia:

  • Cobbs Creek Golf Club – Open
  • John F. Bryne Golf Club – Open – walking only; pre-paid tee times via phone only; practice areas closed
  • Juniata Golf Club – Assumed open
  • Walnut Lane Golf Club – Open – walking only; pre-paid tee times via phone only; practice areas closed

Bucks County:

  • Bensalem Country Club – Open – tee times by telephone; driving range open
  • Fairways Golf Club (Warrington) – Open – call for tee-times
  • Five Ponds Golf Club (Warminster) – Open – must register for park and play pre-payment
  • Fox Hollow Golf Club (Quakertown) – Open – cash or card accepted;
  • Heritage Creek Golf Club (Jamison) – Open – 9-hole online tee times only with single cart ($25 week / $30 weekend); 20-minute gap; mask required
  • Makefield Highlands Golf Club (Yardley) – Open – online tee times only
  • Middletown Country Club (Langhorne) – Open – protocols TBD
  • Neshaminy Valley Golf Club (Jamison) – Open – single per cart, mask required, call for tee-time
  • Northampton Valley Country Club (Newtown) – Open
  • Oxford Valley Golf Course (Fairless Hills) – TBD
  • The Bucks Club (Jamison) – Open

Montgomery County:

  • Abington Club (Jenkintown) – Open
  • Bella Vista Golf Club (Gilbertsville) – Open – tee times can be booked starting 4/28 at noon; single to a cart or walk
  • Butter Valley Golf Course (Barto) – Open
  • Gilbertsville Golf Club – Open
  • Hickory Valley Golf Club (Gilbertsville) – Open – pre-paid tee-times only
  • JC Melrose Country Club (Cheltenham) – Open – online tee times only, walking allowed
  • Jeffersonville Golf Club (Norristown) – Open – Call for tee times, foursomes only
  • Landis Creek Golf Club (Limerick) – Open
  • Lederach Golf Club (Harleysville) – Open – range will open
  • Linfield National Golf Club – Unknown
  • Macoby Run Golf Club (Green Lane) – Open
  • Mainland Golf Club (Harleysville) – Open
  • PineCrest Country Club (Montgomeryville) – Open
  • Raven’s Claw Golf Club (Pottstown) – Open – online tee-times only
  • Shannondell Country Club (Audubon) – Open
  • Skippack Golf Club – Open
  • Turtle Creek Golf Club (Limerick) – Open
  • Twin Ponds Golf Club (Gilbertsville) – Open
  • Westover Golf Club (Norristown) – Open
  • Worcester Golf Club (Skippack) – Open

Delaware County:

  • Glen Mills Golf Course – Open
  • Paxon Hollow Country Club (Broomall) – Open – online tee times only
  • Springfield Country Club – Open

Chester County:

  • Broad Run Golfers Club (West Chester) – Open
  • Chisel Creek Golf Club (Landenberg) – Assumed open
  • Downingtown Golf Club – Open – online tee times only, driving range closed, 15-minute intervals
  • Honeybrook Golf Club – Open – online tee times only
  • Ingleside Golf Club (Thorndale) – Open – call for tee times and payment
  • Inniscrone Golf Club (Avondale) – Open – online tee times only, driving range closed, 15-minute intervals
  • Kimberton Golf Club (Phoenixville) – Open
  • Loch Nairn Golf Club (Avondale) – Open
  • Moccasin Run Golf Club (Atglen) – Open – call for tee times and payment
  • Pickering Valley Golf Club (Phoenixville) – Open
  • Spring Hollow Golf Club (Spring City) – Open – no walk-ups; mask required
  • Wyncote Golf Club (Oxford) – Open

New Jersey:

  • Buena Vista CC (Buena) – Re-Opening 5/2
  • Centerton GC (Elmer) – Re-Opening 5/2
  • Deerwood CC (Mount Holly) – Re-Opening 5/2
  • Frog Rock GC (Hammonton) – Re-Opening 5/2
  • Golden Pheasant GC (Lumberton) – TBD
  • Indian Spring CC (Marlton) – Re-Opening 5/2
  • Links GC (Marlton) – TBD
  • Mercer Oaks East (Princeton Junction) – Re-Opening 5/2
  • Mercer Oaks West (Princeton Junction) – Re-Opening 5/2
  • Mountain View GC (Ewing) – Re-Opening 5/2
  • Pennsauken CC (Pennsauken) – Re-Opening 5/2
  • Pinelands GC (Hammonton) – Re-Opening 5/2
  • Pitman GC (Sewell) – Re-Opening 5/2
  • Princeton CC (Princeton) – Re-Opening 5/2
  • Ramblewood CC (Mount Laurel) – Re-Opening 5/2
  • Rancocas GC (Willingboro) – TBD
  • RiverWinds GC (West Depford) – Re-Opening 5/2
  • Running Deer GC (Pittsgrove) – Re-Opening 5/2
  • Scotland Run GC (Williamstown) – TBD
  • Springfield Golf Center (Mount Holly) – Re-Opening 5/2
  • Town & Country Golf Links (Woodstown) – Re-Opening 5/4?
  • Valleybrook CC (Blackwood) – Re-Opening 5/2
  • Wedgewood CC (Turnersville) – Re-Opening 5/2
  • Westwood GC (Woodbury) – Re-Opening 5/2
  • White Oaks CC (Newfield) – Re-Opening 5/2
  • Woodcrest CC (Cherry Hill) – TBD

Delaware:

  • Back Creek GC (Middletown) – OPEN
  • Delcastle GC (Wilmington) – OPEN but walking only
  • Deerfield GC (Newark) – OPEN but walking only
  • Ed Oliver GC (Wilmington) – OPEN but walking only
  • Rock Manor GC (Wilmington) – OPEN but walking only
  • White Clay Creek CC (Wilmington) – OPEN

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