South Germantown Driving Range Reopens, New CDC Precautions and Practices in Place

More good news for golfers in Montgomery County: the South Germantown Driving Range has reopened to the public.

It’s been more than a month since this driving range and other recreational activities were halted across the nation and right here in the county due to the COVID-19 health crisis.

Although it’s open, people will have to abide by certain facility guidelines to help prevent the spread of the virus. The Montgomery Parks website says starting Tuesday, the South Germantown Driving Range will reopen with the following precautions and practices:

  • All staff and patrons will be required to wear a mask/face covering per state and local orders.
  • We encourage patrons to stay home if they are not feeling well.
  • Doors used to enter and exit the clubhouse will be propped open to limit the need to touch door handles.
  • Patrons are encouraged to pay using credit or debit cards and to purchase discount range cards.
  • Golf club rental will be suspended.
  • Patrons will not be allowed to congregate in the clubhouse.
  • The tee line is reduced to every other tee to maintain social distancing.
  • Patrons have to observe the CDC’s requirements for social distancing at all times.
  • Only household members can share a tee bay
  • The practice putting green and sand trap are closed to the public.
  • SGDR will continue to clean/disinfect golf balls before placing them back in the ball machine.
  • SGDR will be thoroughly cleaning and disinfecting commonly touched surfaces per CDC guidelines such as tables, countertops, door handles, railings, computer screen, keyboards, credit card machine, ball machine, water fountain (only bottle filling station), and restroom.
  • SGDR Staff will wear gloves while performing cleaning procedures.
  • Daily operation hours will be reduced.

Here’s a list of the hours of operation, which are weather dependent:

Monday – Friday
March 1-April 30
11 a.m. – 9 p.m.
8 a.m. – 10 p.m.
8 a.m.  – 10 p.m.
Closing 6 p.m. Easter Sunday
May 1- August 31
10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
7 a.m. – 8 p.m.
7 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Closing 6 p.m. July 4
September 1 – November 30
11 a.m. – 9 p.m.
8 a.m. – 10 p.m.
8 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Closed Thanksgiving Day
December 1 – February 28
11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
*open to 7pm on Fridays
10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Closed Christmas

In addition, SGDR Driving Range officials say buckets of balls will be sold until one hour before closing time each day.Click here for more information.

Montgomery Parks has started to slowly reopen limited outdoor services. Since May 7, outdoor tennis courts and archery ranges have been open to the public. Campgrounds are expected to reopen soon, and restrictions have also been lifted from boating and fishing recreational activities.

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