Riverside Golf Course Reopens

Course Had Been Closed Since March 21

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Part of Governor Greg Abbott’s phase one of reopening Texas involved the return of action at public golf courses.

With that, Riverside Golf Course in Riverside Park, open for action for the first time since March 21. Rolando Hernandez, Riverside Golf Course head pro, told us in the first six hours after they reopened Friday morning at 7:00, about 65 golfers hit the Riverside links, with more tee times in the afternoon. One golfer per cart, but they can share a cart if they are from the same family and they are wearing facial coverings. They are limiting the number of people in the Riverside Golf Shop at any one point. Flagsticks cannot be removed from the holes. Removed from the course are ball washers, bunker rakes, water coolers and trash cans.

Said Hernandez, “It’s exciting to see everybody coming back out to support the golf course. They’re excited to be back out on the golf course. It’s tough to beat when there’s weather days like today to not want to be outside. But to be doing something you really enjoy it’s exciting. It’s a breath of fresh air to see everybody back out and playing.”

Any time a golf cart at Riverside Golf Course gets touched, soon after it’s returned it’s sanitized, wiping down all the touch points in the cart, like the steering wheel.