Turkey Creek Golf Course set to reopen tomorrow

By Jessie Wagoner

Grab your clubs and schedule a tee time, Turkey Creek Golf Course reopens tomorrow with some modifications. 

Treg Fawl, Golf Course Program Coordinator, has been in close communication with other golf courses throughout the state to see how they are safely opening during the pandemic. He advised city commissioners on Monday morning that many golf courses in the area reopened with modifications over the weekend, with Hillsboro reopening today. 

“The recommendation from staff is that we go to touch less golf,” Nick Gregory, city administrator said. 

Fawl reviewed what modifications the course would be following. These include online reservations and payments, payments only by credit card if in person, sanitation of golf carts between each use and staggering tee times to ensure groups won’t congregate. All modifications listed below must be followed or the course will have to close again. 

  • Open to members and nonmember
  • Tee times book in advance or online (15 minute intervals for tee times). 
  • Payment will be taken through the door at arrival or by phone, credit cards only. 
  • Golf cart rentals, one person per cart unless from same household. Carts will be sanitized between use. 
  • Driving range, will be open following the sanitary guidelines, keep your distance if the driving range is busy. 
  • Golf Shop, if you need to purchase something from the golf shop call and they will assist you. 
  • Concessions will be sold curbside through the door. All items for sale, call the clubhouse. 
  • Touchless golf, golfers must not touch pins, holes or other items that would otherwise be subject to repeated touching. 
  • Golf course, inserts have been placed into the cups to remove your ball without touching the flagstick or cup. Scorecards, pencils, ball washers, drinking stations, bunker rakes, sand and seed bottles have been removed. 

“Pretty much all the golf courses around our area, other than Salina have reopened, with the modifications set forth by the state of Kansas,” Fawl said. 

Turkey Creek Golf Course originally closed when people from Wichita came to McPherson to play golf after the courses in that area were closed. With golf courses in other areas reopening the likelihood of out of town golfers coming to McPherson to play is much lower which made commissioners feel better about the decision to reopen. 

To schedule a tee time, make payment or for assistance call the clubhouse at 620-241-8530.