Modified: April 28, 2020 1:19pm

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The Erie County Department of Parks, Recreation and Forestry has announced plans to open the two county golf courses, Elma Meadows and Grover Cleveland, on Friday May 1, weather permitting. New on-course rules and changes in course operations will be in place to promote social distancing.


“Weather permitting, we are looking forward to opening the golfing season at Grover and Elma this Friday, May 1.  The courses are wet right now so we need some drier weather in order to make that happen, but if the weather cooperates we will be ready to go on Friday,” said Commissioner of Parks, Recreation and Forestry Troy P. Schinzel. “Golfers will notice several changes in the way the courses operate and also we are encouraging safe social distancing at all times, but right now we are primarily keeping an eye on the skies and hoping for drier weather.”


Elma Meadows and Grover Cleveland Golf Courses 2020:


  • ·         Operating hours will be from 7:00 AM – 8:00 PM; 7 days a week
  • ·         No access to locker rooms, restrooms, or concessions
  • ·         Portable toilets will be available
  • ·         No walk-ons (tee time reservation must be made at )
  • ·         Tee times will be every 14 minutes
  • ·         No carts will be rented (personal pull carts may be used)
  • ·         No cash accepted (debit/credit card only, fees apply)
  • ·         No rakes or ball washers will be available on course
  • ·         Tournaments and leagues are suspended


Schinzel added, “We are also encouraging golfers to stay six feet apart, leave the flag sticks in the holes, don’t shake hands and don’t share equipment. These new rules will help to keep our golfers safer while they are enjoying the course, and we are hoping to get going this Friday.” 



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