With the precautions and operational restrictions outlined below by the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, Palatine Park District is excited to announce that Palatine Hills Golf Course has been permitted to open to the public on Friday, May 1. At this time, all golfers must make reservations in advance by phone; no walk-in will be allowed. Staff is working toward accepting online reservation and prepayment in the future.
Until further notice, players at Palatine Hills Golf Course must abide by the following restrictions:
- Any players with any symptoms of COVID-19 should not play.
- Any players from a household with someone with symptoms of COVID-19 should not 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.
- 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 and handle their 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.
In addition to general social distancing standards set forth in the Stay at Home Order, Palatine Hills is obligated to abide by the following:
- Require online or telephone bookings.
- Players shall be grouped in twosomes.
- 15 minutes between tee-times to ensure people do not congregate at tee boxes and limit the number of people at the golf course.
- Signage describing operational changes including: no congregating, increased frequency of cleaning, no handshakes, and maintain social distancing between players.
- No practice ranges, chipping greens, or putting greens to limit large gatherings of individuals.
- No golf carts may be used on the course, except individuals with a physical disability or physical limitations that prevent them from walking course may rent a cart.
- Only privately-owned pull carts may be utilized. Rental of pull carts from the course will not be allowed.
- Cup elevation so that golfers can retrieve their ball without having to put their hand in the bottom of the regular cup.
- Flags cannot be removed from the cup.
- Clubhouse and Pro Shop shall remain closed.
- No beverage or snack cart service.
- Courses shall operate at a minimum basic operations level of staff to limit customer and staff contact.
- Remove drinking water jugs and prohibit use of water fountains that are permanently affixed with signage.
- Elimination of on-course and practice facility touchpoints (i.e., bag drop, benches, ball washes, bunker/sand trap rakes, rental equipment, and water coolers).
- Hand sanitizer and soap in all restrooms, including those on the course. Restrooms shall be sanitized regularly.
- No indoor events or outside tournaments.
- Restaurants can remain open for takeout only; all tables and chairs removed or flipped upside down to prohibit use.
- Indoor facilities may be open for minimal operations for use by golf course workers to facilities the outdoor recreation footprint and activity.
When golfers arrive at the course for their tee times, they will check-in at a Greeters Table. Pro Shop entry will not be permitted. Clubhouse bathrooms will only be accessible from the outside as the Clubhouse remain closed. To Go food orders will be allowed and can be placed by phone outside the Clubhouse.
To book a tee time or ask questions about restricted play, call the Pro Shop at 847.359.4020.