For a full list of golf with restriction rules from the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) click here.
With the precautions and operational restrictions outlined below, golf shall be permitted as a recreational activity, effective 6:00AM, May 1st, 2020. In addition to the general social distancing standards set forth in the Stay at Home Order, golf courses and golfers need to abide by the following controls.
• Any players with any symptoms of COVID-19, should not play
• In addition, any players from a household with someone with symptoms of COVID-19 shouldnot play
• Golfers must walk and carry own clubs; no caddies.
• Bring your own supply of balls, tees, ball markers, and any other equipment needed to play golf.
• Insist on social distancing on tees, greens, and throughout the round
• Players shall maintain adequate physical distancing between other twosomes.
• Golfers should pick up their own ball
• Handle your own scorecard
• Bring your own water/sports drink, towel, and snack
• Do not use the public drinking fountain or ball cleaner
• Leave the flag in place while putting
• Sort out the sand in the bunker with a club
• Put on your golf shoes at your vehicle
• Bring hand sanitizer with you and use during your round and at the end
• No handshakes at the beginning of the round or at the 18th hole
According to the Governor’s press release, beginning May 1 golf will be permitted under strict safety guidelines provided by the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) and when ensuring that social distancing is followed.
As soon as these details are released, we will be preparing to follow them to allow safe play at our courses.
Tee times will be available for reservation beginning Monday, April 27th at 8:00 AM by calling either pro shop, (Hickory: 217-421-7444 or Red Tail: 217-422-2211)
The first tee time available to reserve will be on Friday, May 1 at 7:00 AM.
The IHSA Girls’ Class A and AA State Golf Tournaments begin with practice rounds on Thursday, October 17. Play begins on Friday, October 18 at 8:30 a.m. and continues on Saturday, October 19.
Class A rounds will be held at Red Tail Run Golf Club by Raymond Floyd, while Class AA rounds are scheduled at Hickory Point Golf Course. For information regarding tee times, team results, and individual results, visit http://ihsa.org/SportsActivities/GirlsGolf.aspx.
For additional questions, please contact Andy Potts, Golf Pro at Hickory Point Golf Course 421-7444 or Ben Irwin, Golf Pro at Red Tail Run 422-2211.
Register now for the City Junior Golf Tournament scheduled for August 8 at Red Tail Run Golf Club and August 9 at Hickory Point Golf Course. Players aged 5 – 17 will participate in this tournament to highlight improvements they’ve made over the season, enjoy lunch, one practice round, a tournament round of golf, and prizes! Fee is $20, or $10 with Park District Junior Season Pass. Register online at decatur-parks.org, by phone at 421-7444, or visit either Decatur Park District golf course.
Decatur City Junior Golf Tournament
Date: August 8 & 9
Age: 5 – 17
Fee: $20/$10 with Park District Junior Season Pass
Location: Red Tail Run Golf Course by Raymond Floyd & Hickory Point Golf Course
The Decatur Park District hosts this exciting annual tournament where players receive two rounds of golf, lunch on tournament day, and tournament gifts. Tuesday, July 23 is tournament day at Hickory Point Golf Club where trophies will be presented to ages 8 – 18 after completion of each age division.
Below are the tee times scheduled for this year’s 34 players!
The Decatur Park District is hosting a Women’s Golf Day
event at Red Tail Run Golf Club on Tuesday, June 4th from 5:00 p.m.
to 7:00 p.m.
Women’s Golf Day is an event for females of all ages and
skill levels to participate in golf and help us grow the game. The event is
meant to empower new and experienced golfers by teaching skills that last a
lifetime and create meaningful connections.
The free event includes range balls, snacks, drinks, music
and samples from White Claw Hard Seltzer. The evening will include unlimited
access to the driving range, putting and chipping greens as well as instruction
from our golf staff. Golf clubs will be available for use. More information can
be found at www.golfdecatur.org
on the Golf Decatur Facebook event
page or by calling Red Tail Run at 422-2211.
To learn more about the international community dedicated to
engaging, empowering and supporting women through golf, visit https://womensgolfday.com/.
Women’s Golf Day
Date: Tuesday, June 4 Time: 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. Fee: Free! Age: All ages welcome Location: Red Tail Run Golf Club, 520 W. Grove Rd.
You’re invited to join our golf pros and the Decatur Women’s Golf Association to learn about opportunities for ladies golf in Decatur on Thursday, April 4 from 6:30-8:00 PM at Hickory Point Golf Club. The event is free, please RSVP to Andy Potts at firstname.lastname@example.org!
Decatur Park District golf courses are officially open for the 2019 season. Book your online tee time and see 2019 season rates at www.golfdecatur.org or your favorite pro shop. Contact Red Tail Run Golf Pro, Ben Irwin at 422-2211; or Hickory Point Golf Pro, Andy Potts at 421-7444.
Receive golf cancellation/closure information by text or email, visit Decatur-parks.com and click on Cancellations & Closures to register. You can also get the free Rainout Line app (select Decatur Park District) or call 427-3488.
The Decatur Park District golf courses offers programming, lessons and special events for players, juniors, ladies and families of all skill levels!
It is prescribed burn season and the Decatur Park District staff will be conducting prescribed burns in the month of March at Red Tail Run Golf Club.
Fire is a natural process that shaped the Illinois landscape. Prescribed burning is an efficient and effective tool used to manage prairie and woodland habitat and maintain a healthy diversity of plants and animals.
Safety is our highest priority. Our key goal is to keep smoke from blowing toward homes, roadways and other smoke-sensitive areas. Local police and fire officials are notified when and where burns will take place, so they can respond to people who report that they are seeing smoke from an area.