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Country Oaks Golf Course in Thomasville will reopen on May 15

Posted at 12:10 PM, May 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-07 12:11:33-04

THOMASVILLE, Ga.(WTXL) — After being temporarily closed to the public since March 23, the City of Thomasville has announced that Country Oaks Golf Course will reopen on May 15.

Country Oaks Golf Course is a municipal golf course located at 6481 GA Highway 122.

City officials say new policies have been implemented in order to provide safety while allowing players to enjoy golfing at the course.

“Since the day we temporarily closed, Mike Owens and his staff at Country Oaks have worked at length to prepare for a reopening,” said Alan Carson, City Manager. “Some of the measures will include social distancing methods and other best-practices that are important for outdoor recreation facilities during this time,” said Carson. “The safe usage of Country Oaks will provide our community with an additional outlet for enjoyable outdoor exercise.”

According to Mike Owens, Manager for Parks, Recreation & Golf, he and his staff researched and spoke with various golf courses throughout the region while gathering guidelines from health entities.

“We will continue to monitor the recommended health and safety guidelines that are provided to us by national and local health officials,” Owens said. “As the weeks and months pass, it is our desire to arrive at a point where some of the precautions that have been implemented can be relaxed.”

The precautionary measures that have been implemented include the following:

· Tee time reservations must be made electronically or by telephone.

· Golfers should arrive no earlier than 15 minutes prior to their scheduled tee time.

· Pro shop access will be limited to four people at a time.

· Transactions for golf fees and the pro shop will be cashless.

· High-touch areas such as restroom facilities and golf carts will have enhanced sanitizing procedures.

· Touching golf holes and flags will be restricted.

· Bunker rakes, water coolers and other high-touch materials will be removed from the course.

· The driving range will remain temporarily closed.

· The course will be open 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

For more information or to reserve your tee-time, click here or call 229-225-4333.