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Golf’s reopening in Northern Ontario ‘insane’ in spite of some cooler weather

Short notice had courses scrambling to bring in staff

May 26, 2021
By North Bay Nugget

Ontario's golf courses are busier than ever, now that they've reopened amid the province's extended stay-at-home order. Turf & Rec photo

The reopening weekend of golf in Northern Ontario was “insane,” with tee times booked solid and few cancellations – even with less-than-ideal weather on Sunday. By Victoria Day on Monday, golfers were on the links in full force. When the announcement by the Ontario government was made on Thursday, allowing golf courses to reopen a couple of weeks ahead of schedule during the extended stay-at-home order, courses were scrambling to bring staff back with short notice.