All States Have The Green Light To Open For Golf, Tournament Volunteers Needed & Featured Local Favorites
May is the month when weather typically is getting nicer and golf courses are getting busy. It’s pretty much business as usual and golfers are getting in the swing. Not so this year as we all know too well. However, with golf courses allowed to re-open again in all 50 states, each state and each golf course is implementing various restrictions that need to be followed if you plan to play there this month.

Below is an update from the National Golf Foundation as to what states have opened courses to date and the percentage of golf courses open. These stats are very informative and will give you an idea of the industry currently and how things are changing weekly in the golf world.
As many know as of May 1, most golf courses in Illinois and Michigan were able to open. Indiana courses have been open for the most part with various restrictions in place. We have listed a few of our featured favorites that are now open for golf with various restrictions. It’s best to visit individual course websites to learn more about restrictions before you play.  
Mistwood Golf Club Is Open For Golf – A Chicago Favorite Is Back In The Swing
Mistwood Golf Club is excited to announce the return of golf! They will be strictly adhering to the guidelines and rules put in place by the state. The club states that for the safety of their employees and patrons, these player guidelines must be followed.
The Glen Club, Home of the Evans Scholars Invitational, Opened May 1st
The Glen Club is pleased to announce that the golf course is open for play as a result of Governor Pritzker’s recent announcement that golf will be permitted "with restrictions."  

However, there are significant restrictions mandated by the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) in order to maintain a safe environment and prevent the spread of COVID-19. The course plans to be fully compliant with these guidelines.  
Balmoral Woods Is Open And Bill Abrams Returns For Lessons And Virtual Club-Fitting
Balmoral Woods opened for play on Friday, May 1 and will be following the guidelines outlined to them by the State of Illinois. They have the following rates for walking in early May:

Monday-Friday: Before 2pm - $28; After 2pm - $25
Saturday/Sunday: Before 2pm - $35; After 2pm - $28

Bill Abrams is back at Balmoral and will be available to play during certain times should you like to get some guidance on your game in an on-course setting. 

Bill also realizes many are anxious to get fit for new equipment. Under current restrictions he is not able to fit equipment in a traditional manner. However, PING is offering a virtual fitting program with their Master Tour Fitters located at PING HQ in Phoenix. He will also have access to the fitting session so he may discuss your personal needs and game during the process.
GolfVisions Golf Courses Are All Open - Here’s What You Need To Know To Play
GolfVisions is happy to once again be offering the primary benefits of golf, particularly fresh air and exercise, to Chicagoland golfers.

All of their courses have reopened with a safety-first mindset in strict compliance with the Governor's restrictions on the resumption of golf in the State of Illinois. The health and well-being of our staff and customers will be paramount at all times.

However, each facility is unique and has developed its own customized requirements and procedures. Please visit each individual course website to learn more. You may visit the Portfolio page on our website to link to each GolfVisions facility. 
Lost Marsh Is Now Open For Play – Read Now Before You Play
Lost Marsh in Hammond, Indiana is officially open for play! Everyone MUST have a tee time prior to visiting the club and the course has a number of restrictions in place to keep everyone safe. Your understanding is appreciated and they are excited to see you all back out on the course in 2020.
French Lick Courses Are Open Plus A Look At Their 175 Year History
Like you, French Lick Resort is taking it one day at a time. They are pretty much closed with the exception of the golf courses. The golf staff is taking precautions to keep golfers and themselves safe, while still offering a quality experience. Their ground crews have things looking good as spring unfolds across the resort.

This place has seen a lot in its 175 year history and French Lick wants to share that history with you by way of weekly video vignettes. Check out their Facebook page on Tuesdays for a new installment. 
Volunteers Needed For The 9th Annual Four Winds Symetra Tour At Blackthorn
Blackthorn Golf Club is proud to host the Four Winds® Invitational from July 31-August 2. This will be the ninth year for this exciting event on this course and in the South Bend community, but they cannot make it happen without YOU. If you are interested in participating as a volunteer during the tournament, click the link below.
Enter To Win Our VIP Experience!
Don’t forget to sign up for our VIP Experience at the upcoming 2020 BMW Championship coming to Olympia Fields on August 25-30 at .  Enter now for a chance to win. Winner will be chosen randomly on August 1.