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Residents of Lincoln County can now quarantine on the green thanks to social distancing golf from Chinook Winds Golf Course.

“As we like to say, ‘you can social distance from each other, but not the game!’” said Lee Johnson, director of hotel and golf operations for Chinook Winds Casino Resort. “We are taking precautions to ensure the safety of our team members and guests.”

To ensure proper social distancing, groups will be limited to no more than four players, with the time between tee offs increased by 50 percent.

“We encourage no hand shaking, high fives or other physical gestures that are well known on a golf outing,” Johnson said. “For now, simply give your playing partner an air high five and call it good!”

All players capable of walking the course should do so. Those who are unable to walk the course can rent a golf cart to travel solo or with members of their own household. No other cart sharing is allowed.

Flags must remain in the cup at all times and are not permitted to be tended nor removed. Staff have placed inserts in the cups which allow the ball to drop into the cup but not fall all the way to the bottom. This allows players to retrieve their ball without having to reach below the surface.

Bunker rakes have been removed from all bunkers. Instead, players can lift the ball and smooth the sand to satisfactory conditions with their foot and place the ball as close as possible to original its position with no penalty.

Cart rental is $17. Carts must be turned in by 5:30 pm each day. The last cart will be available for play at 4 pm each day.

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