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By Pierre Bibbs
Sports Editor 

Marian Hills now open to public


April 22, 2020

Larry Lett tees off during a round of golf at Marian Hills Golf Course. Courtesy Photo.

Though many sporting activities have been shutdown due to the COVID-19 virus, Marian Hills Golf Course gives locals a chance to stay active.

In past weeks, the course had only been open to club members, but on Tuesday, April 14, the course amended their rule and has since opened to the public.

"We are very excited to be open because the golfing season has started," said Jane Ereaux, owner of the Marian Hills Golf Course. "Even though the Coronavirus is a concern, we have figured out a way to be open."

Ereaux said that the course has been used over the last few weeks even with the concern of COVID-19. She has been encouraged that members have been eager to get out and get the exercise that golf provides.

"We have quite a few tournaments lined up for the summer and we are looking forward to when we can be fully open," Ereaux said.

The cost of membership for a new member is $200. The club also announced their drive-up services are open for the Tin Cup Bar and Grill. The Tin Cup will feature a full menu and will be open from 10 a.m. until golfing is done for the day.

Though the course is open, there are plenty of rules in place to help golfers remain as safe as possible during the golfing experience. The rules posted include there can not be more than four people in a group; if golfing, and there is a one-person per cart rule, unless golfers are in one family living in the same home. Golfers are not to share any equipment and are required to use their own equipment including clubs, balls, tees, gloves, range finders, carts, pushcarts, etc. Golfers are encouraged to practice social distancing requirements at all times at the tee boxes, greens, when people are in front or behind you, around the course staff. If a golfer finds equipment, the list directs the finder to leave the misplaced equipment alone.

Flagsticks are not to be touched at any given hole. The cups at each hole are purposely turned upside down so that golfers may retrieve their ball without touching the flagsticks.

The Clubhouse will be locked but open for takeout through a walk-up window on the north side located between the casino and sunroom. All restrooms at the clubhouse and restaurant will remain closed. The driving range and putting green areas are also closed.

For more information on golfing fees, membership, or food from the Tin Cup, contact Marian Hills Golf Course at 654-1250.


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