Golfers enjoy returning to the course
Last updated 5/20/2020 at 8:46am
Having been open for two weeks now, people have been out enjoying the Banks Lake Golf Course.
On May 5 the state of Washington allowed golf courses to resume play with certain restrictions following a shutdown of courses during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Manager Jim Keene said that "the good news is the golfers are respecting the social distancing guidelines and appreciating being able to get out."
"It's mostly local golfers that are golfing," he said. "The fact that the state parks and national parks aren't doing camping is cutting down on the traffic and tourism, so that's impacting some of our golfers that come out."
He said that the golfers have been patient with some of the new guidelines for golf courses during the COVID-19 pandemic, such as not taking the flags out of the holes.
"It's an outlet people have been waiting for," he said about golfing, "and they're upbeat when they're out there."