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Video: MN golf courses open under new executive order

Apr 19, 2020 08:30AM ● By Editor

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By Jennifer Austin of KARE 11 - April 18, 2020

The executive order issued by Governor Tim Walz Friday allows for a number of outdoor activities, including the opening of public and private golf courses. 

The executive order requires golfers, and anyone else outdoors, to maintain social distancing guidelines. 

Brookview Golf Course in Golden Valley implemented a number of changes to keep golfers and employees safe. Tee times at Brookview are now 20 minutes apart instead of ten, giving golfers more space. 

Holes at Brookview Golf Course have been flipped upside down to prevent golfers from reaching in to the cup to retrieve their golf balls.  Photo: KARE 11

Disch says 90-percent of Saturday's tee times were booked within a two-hour span Friday after the Governor announced his order. 

"I've been waiting for it ever since the snow left," said golfer Jake Willson. "Being able to get out here and get out of the house a little bit is what we've been looking for."

The order also allows for marinas to open, so people can access their boats and get out on the water. 

"They can have access to their boats, as normal. No congregating though, and typically we don't have that anyway," said David Smith, Sales & Business Manager at River Valley Power & Sport on Lake Minnetonka.

To read the original article and see related stories, follow this link to the KARE 11 website.

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