Minnesota golf courses reopen on Saturday


Get out the golf clubs. And get ready to wet a line.

Gov. Walz Friday issued new guidelines for outdoor activities. 

This comes a little more than two weeks before Minnesota's stay-at-home order expires.

Under the executive order, here are facilities that may reopen or remain open:

  • Bait shops for live bait
  • Outdoor shooting ranges and game farms
  • Public or private parks and trails
  • Golf courses or driving ranges
  • Boating and off-highway vehicle services, including marina services, dock installation, and vehicle sales and repairs for boats and off-highway vehicles.

"It's important for us to stay active and enjoy the outdoors while preventing the spread of COVID-19," said Walz in a statement. "The measure will allow Minnesotans to take advantage of more opportunities to get outside, while still doing their part to keep their neighbors healthy."

Walz has an executive council meeting on Friday morning. In the past, when the Governor has issued an executive order, it has gone in effect immediately. That could mean golf course could open in Minnesota as early ast this weekend.

"It is welcome news to the courses and the golfers," said political analyst Blois Olson, appearing on the WCCO Morning News with Dave Lee.