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Austin closes all city-operated golf courses indefinitely due to COVID-19

Austin closes city-operated golf courses indefinitely due to COVID-19

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Lions Municipal Golf Course is one of six courses closed indefinitely.  Austin Parks & Recreation Department/Facebook

Nearly all city-run spaces are now closed amid the COVID-19 crisis, including municipal golf courses, all six of which shuttered to the public on Monday, April 6. Though golf was suspended in March, Austin Parks and Recreation Department had previously kept golf courses open for walking, running, and bicycling. 

The announcement means the following six courses are now closed: 

  • Grey Rock Golf Club
  • Hancock Golf Course 
  • Jimmy Clay Golf Course
  • Lions Municipal Golf Course
  • Morris Williams Golf Course
  • Roy Kizer Golf Course

Parks staff will remain on duty to maintain the courses during the shutdown.

The Parks Department had previously closed basketball courts, tennis courts, skate parks, pavilions, playgrounds, exercise equipment, tennis courts, golf courses, recreation and cultural centers, city-owned museums, and pools.

Trails and green spaces remain open, though city officials urge residents to maintain the recommended six feet of social distancing while outdoors. Restrooms and water fountains also remain operational and are being disinfected, but officials urge caution when using. 

As of press time on April 6, Travis County had 484 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and six confirmed deaths. On April 5, the city and county recommended all residents use fabric face masks when outside the home.