Hilo Municipal Golf Course closed until further notice due to coronavirus

  • Golfers use the driving range while keeping distance at the Hilo Municipal Golf Course in Hilo on Monday. (Kelsey Walling/Tribune-Herald)

Hilo Municipal Golf Course will remain closed until further notice due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Hawaii County Department of Parks and Recreation announced the closure effective Wednesday in a press release issued Tuesday afternoon. Golf course staff will continue to work throughout the closure, “maintaining and improving the golf course for when it reopens for play.”

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“The purpose for this closure is manifold, but primarily addresses public and personnel safety issues that have surfaced while we accommodated the continued play of golf over the first six days of Governor Ige’s Stay-At-Home order,” Parks and Recreation director Roxcie Waltjen said.

The closure follows a Friday West Hawaii Today article saying the golf course was still open, even though other county parks were closed.

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She added that the department will “continually assess the appropriate date for reopening of the facility along with any modified policies that must be implemented in order to do so safely and responsibly for all those impacted.”

For more information, call the Hilo Municipal Golf Course starters office at 959-7711.

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