Following the direction set by Governor Andrew Cuomo at Bethpage State Park, the Town of Oyster Bay will reopen the Hon. Joseph Colby Golf Course and Driving Range in Woodbury on Wednesday. It was briefly closed to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.
New safety measures include tee times staggered in 15-minute intervals as opposed to the standard eight minutes. Golf carts will not be available for rental at this time. To protect golfers and employees, the use of credit cards is recommended as is registering tee time online. The town encourages residents to continue the practice of social distancing, to help to ensure the safety of golfers and employees.
The town is committed to continuing to safeguard visitors through intensified cleaning procedures that meet or exceed standards set forth by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
"After carefully reviewing our procedures, additional preventative measures are now in place to protect the health of our residents and staff while ensuring patrons can enjoy rounds of golf again," Oyster Bay Town Supervisor Joseph Saladino said. "The safety of our residents and employees will always come first. Please practice social distancing at all times."
To reserve a tee time, please visit oysterbaytown.com/departments/parks/golf-course. For more information, please contact the Parks Department directly at (516)
797-4113 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Glen Cove Golf Club has remained closed since Monday.
After closing its owned and operated golf courses on March 23, Nassau County Executive Laura Curran said the courses will reopen on Thursday. There will more space between tee times, she said, and only one person to a golf cart.
Nassau County parks will remain open for runs, walks, hikes and other informal recreational activity. Residents are encouraged to practice social distancing and avoid playgrounds.
Nassau County-owned and operated golf courses are located in Eisenhower Park in East Meadow; Bay Park on the South Shore in East Rockaway; Cantiague Park in Hicksville; Christopher Morley Park on the North Shore in Roslyn-North Hills; and North Woodmere Park on the South Shore in North Woodmere. Check for updates at www.Nassaucountyny.gov.
Town Hall at Home
The Town of Oyster Bay has created a new online portal for residents to be able to handle most of their town business remotely. The portal, Town Hall at Home, provides a one-stop-shop for information on performing town business remotely during the public health crisis, including paying taxes, filing paperwork or requesting documents. The town's online portal can be found at www.oysterbaytown.com/tob-at-home.