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May 2, 2020

Steve Janiszewski, Park Operations Manager
City of Bellingham

Lake Padden golf course re-opens May 5th with strict COVID-19 limits

Premier Golf Centers LLC received approval from the City of Bellingham to re-open golf operations after Governor Inslee announced April 27, 2020, that he is lifting some restrictions pertaining to outdoor recreation.

The Lake Padden Golf Course was closed for the past 6 weeks. Premier staff who manage the course adopted a strict set of COVID-19 protocols designed to ensure the health and safety of golfers and to maintain proper social distancing. 

Effective May 5, Bellingham's Lake Padden Course will re-open with tee times starting at 8:00 a.m. through 6:00 p.m. daily.

“We look forward to welcoming the community back to our beautiful golf course and know that players have been waiting to get back outdoors.  As we reopen, our highest priority is the health and safety of Premier staff and guests." said Nicole Oliver, Interim Parks and Recreation Director. 

Protocols and restrictions to reduce the spread of COVID-19 will be in place and must be followed by all patrons. Premier staff will ensure compliance with these protocols, and anyone not willing to comply will be asked to leave without a refund. The indoor and outdoor dining areas of the Coyote Grill will remain closed until further notice.

More details about protocols, restrictions, and signing up to play golf can be found at the Lake Padden Gold Course website. In addition, Premier Golf Centers LLC will ensure that all golf operations follow state Department of Labor and Industries requirements to protect staff. 

Other City park facilities that are closed due to COVID-19 remain closed until further notice. For more information about the Lake Padden Golf Course, please visit the website.​

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