The Michigan Golf Alliance has received confirmation from Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s office that golf courses can remain open for the sole purpose of golf.
A frequently asked questions form released this afternoon by the Governor’s Office said: “Golf courses are allowed to stay open for play. Indoor facilities like clubhouses or restaurants must close for on-premises consumption but may continue to offer food and beverage through walk-up service and other means expressly permitted by the Executive Order.”
The golf associations that make up the Alliance asked for confirmation regarding Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s executive order 2020-09 from Monday. Initially it appeared to legal counsel that the order’s guidelines indicated all areas of golf clubs and courses were to be closed for the designated period through March 30.
The Alliance members will continue to pass along information as it becomes available during this ever-changing health crisis.
The FAQ form referenced can be found here: https://www.michigan.gov/coronavirus/0,9753,7-406-98178_98455-521884–,00.html
The Governor’s executive order from 3/16 can be found here: https://www.michigan.gov/whitmer/0,9309,7-387-90499_90705-521789–,00.html.
The Michigan Golf Alliance is made up of the Michigan Golf Course Association, GAM, Michigan PGA, Michigan Golf Course Superintendents’ Association, and the Greater Michigan Chapter, CMAA.