Monroe County golf courses will remain closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

That word came Wednesday from the Monroe County Department of Parks, which is keeping the golf courses at Durand Eastman, Genesee Valley and Churchville Parks closed until further notice. Officials say that it’s essential for everyone to stay home to slow the spread of the virus.

The county issued a statement on Wednesday which said:

“We will continue to monitor the situation and, with guidance from the Department of Public Health, re-evaluate this decision as conditions warrant.


The coronavirus pandemic has shut down just about the entire sports world. But it turns out there is one popular game that can be played -- with a few restrictions in place.

Yes, you can tee it up at certain golf courses around the Rochester area starting this week.

Empire State Development has determined that golf courses can operate under current coronavirus restrictions.

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