As of August 28, 2021, by order of the Lexington Board of Health, everyone two years old and above must wear a face covering to enter the Pine Meadows club house.

On May 29, 2021, all industries in Massachusetts were permitted to open at 100% capacity, the Commonwealth’s mask order was rescinded, and the Department of Public Health issued a new mask advisory consistent with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s updated guidance. Masks are still mandatory for all individuals on public and private transportation systems (including rideshares, livery, taxi, ferries, MBTA, Commuter Rail and transportation stations), in healthcare facilities and in other settings hosting vulnerable populations, such as congregate care settings.

See https://www.mass.gov/info-details/covid-19-mask-requirements for details.

Additionally, the Department of Public Health advises all unvaccinated residents to continue to wear masks in indoor settings and when they can’t socially distance.

As of April 30, 2021, Massachusetts eliminates golf specific guidance and the Face Coverings Order is relaxed for some outdoors settings, including golf activity. There are no longer specific “golf facility guidelines” that need to be followed. All courses, clubs, and golf facilities can implement any additional safety measures as they see fit.

  • Face coverings will still be required at all times in indoor public places
  • Face coverings will be required outside in public when it is not possible to socially distance, and at other times required by sector-specific guidance (e.g., at events or gatherings).
  • Masks will not be required out on the golf course or in practice areas (ranges, chipping, and putting areas) if social distancing can be maintained.

As of Phase 4, Step 1 on March 22, 2021: No substantial changes for outdoor golf activity.

As of Phase 3, Step 2 on March 1, 2021: No substantial changes for outdoor golf activity.

As of November 6, 2020: The Governor’s revised order requires face masks or cloth face coverings in all public places, whether indoors or outdoors, even where they are able to maintain 6 feet of distance from others. 

As of October 5, 2020:

  1. The use of hole liners is at the discretion of the golf course.
  2. Touching flag sticks is at the discretion of the golf course.
  3. Use of double rider golf carts by individuals not living in the same household is at the discretion of the golf course.

Continuing Guidance:

  • Ensure a sufficient gap between group tee times to allow for social distancing; no minimum.
  • Encourage golfers to walk or use a push cart. Golf carts and push carts must be cleaned and sanitized after each use.
  • Use single-use scorecards and pencils.
  • Require customers to reserve tee times in advance.
  • Use of driving range, putting green and other practice facilities must follow social distancing protocols and must require use of masks or face coverings.
  • Allow water fountains / coolers to be used as refill stations only, provided that social distancing can be maintained. Customers and workers should bring their own water bottles.
  • Use of bunker rakes, ball washers, and practice equipment such as range balls and baskets is at the discretion of the golf course. If they are permitted, they must be frequently disinfected.

For official resources for golf courses/facilities and individual golfers, click here.