Presidio Golf Course Set to Open Monday

While local San Francisco residents have been using Presidio Golf Course to visit and walk around on sunny days, the course is set to reopen on Monday to golfers. 

The reopening will include some new rules to keep safety measures in effect as the coronavirus pandemic continues on. 

The new rules state:

  • Six feet of physical distancing is required.
  • Golfers can't enter the golf shop.
  • Golfers must wear face coverings while checking in.
  • One person per golf cart.
  • Cups must be raised above ground.
  • Do not remove or touch flag sticks.
  • All rake and ball washers have been removed. 

"We're going to be starting with the golf course, so people can go out and play," Presidio Golf Course Managing Director Don Chelemedos told KCBS Radio. "We're going to have the driving range open and then we're also going to have golf carts available."

Golf balls and carts will be sanitized. The clubhouse, cafe and golf shop will remain closed, for now.

"We're taking extra precautions and that's all we're concerned with at this point," Chelemedos said. "It's not really about us making a lot of money, it's about being safe and secure for both our staff and our customers."

The golf course and driving range were shut down when San Francisco instituted shelter-in-place orders.

The Presidio Trust had opened it up to the public to run, bike and walk.