PEORIA, Ill. (WMBD) — The Peoria Park District announced March 3 that the 2021 golf season has begun. Golf carts have been permitted on all courses since Thursday.
The Director of Golf Operations with the Peoria Park District, Greg Walker, said they are already seeing a record number of memberships after opening about a week ago.
“We have sold 430 memberships just in the first 8 days of March. So that tells us that everybody’s looking to get out, play some golf. As we all know, with what we’ve all been dealing with the last year, golf has been going up. Which is what we want to see because it is a sport that you can do with COVID going on.”
Nationally, the Professional Golfer Association (PGA) Tour announced a “super season” this year with about 50 tournaments. That’s the highest number of tournaments since 1975.
Last year, the Peoria Park District closed down the local golf courses due to COVID-19, and did not open them until May 1, 2020. This year, it seems things will be back to normal.
The Peoria Park District offers golf memberships and season passes at this link.