We will be operating under the guidelines established by the Governor for the safety of our guests and team members. Please see our website for a full list of guidelines.
- Golf Shop will open at 6 am and close at 6 pm, 7 days a week.
- All golfers must wear a face mask inside the Golf Shop and bathroom facilities.
- Social distancing of at least 6 feet must be maintained at all times including before and after play and in our parking lot.
- Guests from different households can now ride in the same cart together and we will be implementing our original policy of providing two carts per group, effective Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020. Players from different households who ride in the same cart together must wear masks and the initial driver should be the only operator of the cart throughout the round. For any elderly person or person of any age with serious underlying medical conditions, who would like to request a single cart, this option is still available at a...
When Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell directed all golf courses to pause operations on April 1 in an effort to stop the spread of the coronavirus, Ko Olina Golf Club had already been closed for more than a week.
“Our first priority, as is everybody’s, is to the health and safety of our employees and our guests,” Greg Nichols, general manager and director of golf at Ko Olina Golf Club, told Pacific Business News. “We joined our resort partners who also took that same stance in [closing]. We just felt like it was the right thing to do.”
Ko Olina Golf Club has tentatively planned to re-open on May 1, but Nichols said that they are re-evaluating that on a weekly basis.
In the interim period, Ko Olina Golf Club is preparing to re-open by maintaining its facility and staying in touch with customers.
“We remain hopeful and optimistic. We hope everyone during this time can stay healthy and well, and we can’t wait to see them back...
Unsettled. Fluid. Ever-changing. When it comes to discussion of how the global coronavirus pandemic is affecting every walk of life, these are oft-repeated descriptions.
Golf has been a welcome escape for some during uncertain times, providing an outlet where participants can get exercise outdoors while being able to avoid close interaction with others. With more golf courses throughout the U.S. than Starbucks stores and an appeal that that spans generations, the game has shown it can offer valuable physical and mental respite with safe operation and proper protocols.
There are lots of questions about the state of the world these days. While we can’t provide answers to some of the more important questions, we can answer some questions about how golf can exist in our current reality.
Here are a few common questions and our best answers on how recreational golf will be affected in the coming weeks and months.
Should I feel safe playing golf right now?
With the information we have available at the moment, yes. But there should be some extra precautions taken when out on the links.
According to one expert, “Being in a wide-open, outdoor space is the least at-risk scenario.” But there are still certain cautious measures to take when on the course.
Paul Azinger is a PGA champion long known as someone who says what he thinks, usually with some degree of clarity, which makes him a good fit as a TV analyst. And that’s what he does now for NBC and at the U.S. Open for Fox.
He could have started much sooner if not for 20 years ago at the Sony Open.
Azinger and NBC host Dan Hicks are working their second straight week for Golf Channel’s telecast of the Hawaii swing. This week brings back strong memories for Azinger, who won the Sony Open in 2000 for his first victory since his recovery from lymphoma, and what turned out to be the last victory of his career.
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