The office of the Governor’s Counsel has confirmed this morning that golf is not permitted and the business of golf is considered a non-essential, recreational business under Executive Order 107. People are urged to stay home unless they need essential supplies or are required to work.
The Golf Course Superintendents Association of NJ has previously reported that golf maintenance is permitted if the CDC guidelines are followed, and social distancing is practiced. There is not a set number of employees you can have on the property; it is up to the facility to determine who they consider essential employees.
Per the Executive Order, employees reporting to work are permitted to travel to and from their place of business. Businesses are encouraged to give each employee a letter indicating that the employee works in an industry permitted to continue operations.
As soon as the State of New Jersey permits the operation of golf courses and play becomes permitted, be assured that the New Jersey State Golf Association will be ready, prepared, and committed to supporting our member clubs, courses, and golfers throughout the state.