Get ready to tee it up: 8 Milwaukee County golf courses to open Friday, April 24

MILWAUKEE -- Eight public golf courses will reopen in Milwaukee County on Friday, April 24, in alignment with the extended Stay at Home order issued by Governor Evers, which lifts restrictions on golf play.

The courses that will reopen are: Brown Deer Park, Dretzka Park, Oakwood Park, Whitnall Park, Currie Park, Grant Park, Greenfield Park, & Lincoln Park. The 18-hole footgolf course at Lincoln Park will also be open for play for those who bring their own soccer balls.

A news release says championship, tournament, and regulation courses will open with provisions in place that support public health including tee-times spaced every 15 minutes, prohibited use of golf carts, and raised cups that eliminate the need to retrieve a ball from a hole. Course pro-shops and restaurants will remain closed. Tee time bookings and payments for greens fees will be taken over the phone.

A maximum of two employees will be stationed at each clubhouse with one employee taking payments over the phone, the other focused on course cleanliness and sanitation. Hand sanitizer will be available outside each clubhouse for golfers.

Driving ranges and practice areas will remain closed as will Executive and Par 3 golf courses. Other Parks amenities, including outdoor fitness equipment, playgrounds, dog parks, and disc golf courses will also continue to be closed until further notice.

Milwaukee County Golf Smart Start plan: