With golfers following COVID-19 guidelines to a tee, golf cart use returns to Casta del Sol Friday
The City of Mission Viejo will reintroduce golf cart use at the Casta del Sol Golf Course on Friday, May 8 – a week after the course’s reopening and successful display of social distancing.
Since the course reopened with strict COVID-19 guidelines in place, the community has embraced the chance to golf while following new procedures. With many requests for the use of carts to return, the City has placed additional COVID-19 guidelines for their use.
Golf carts will be available on a first-come, first-served based on availability, and golfers will have to adhere to rules such as one person (household) per cart. Golfers will continue to be required to wear masks and practice social distancing (staying six feet apart) including with everyone in their group. In order for carts to be disinfected between each rental, patrons will be assigned a cart number and carts must always remain on the golf course. For added convenience, the facility will provide a golf bag drop-off rack by the entry gate for golfers to unload their golf bags before parking.
These extra measures have been put in place to ensure golfers are limiting their exposure to the virus and to maintain the mandated social distancing criteria. Course marshals will continue to monitor the course to ensure the strict guidelines are followed.
Why are masks required for playing golf and not tennis?
Tennis players are required to wear masks when entering and departing the facility. While playing, they are across the court from one another (single play only, no doubles). Golfers are standing within the vicinity of each other on the course (as close as 6 feet). The re-opening of each facility will be unique based on the layout and the needs of our patrons.
Why are masks required to play golf if you are alone or with a household member- they are suffocating especially with the heat