Galesburg golf course back in business

Courtesy: Bunker Links Municipal Golf Course Facebook page.

GALESBURG, Ill. (NEWS3) – After Gov. J.B. Pritzker modified Illinois’ stay-at-home order, a local golf course is reopening, but with some new rules.

The Bunker Links Municipal Golf Course in Galesburg opened Friday. The following safety precautions and restrictions will be in place:

  • Require telephone bookings for all players.
  • You will play in singles or twosomes only.
  • The driving range and the putting green will be closed.
  • Walking only, except individuals with a physical disability or physical limitations that prevent you from walking the course. Private Carts will not be allowed. If a Private Cart owner has a disability or limitation, you will be allowed to use one of our golf carts.
  • Flagsticks cannot be removed.
  • Men’s and women’s bathrooms will be open in the clubhouse. Bathrooms on the golf course will be closed.
    The clubhouse will be closed but we will allow one person in at a time to purchase golf or food & beverage to go.
  • No leagues, golf outings or golf tournaments during the month of May.
  • Credit card only, no cash will be accepted. You will not be required to sign your credit card slip.
  • Pull carts will not be available. You may bring your own
  • Each player will be allowed to make:
    • 24-hour cancellation policy.
    • If you do not cancel your tee time 24 hours in advance or you do not show up for your tee time, you will not be able to make a tee time for the rest of the month.
    • You may make a tee time up to three days in advance
  • Starting Friday the course will have regular business hours:
    • Weekdays 6:30 a.m. – Dusk
    • Weekends 5:45 a.m. – Dusk


  • Constant cleaning and disinfecting throughout the clubhouse.
  • The restrooms will be cleaned and disinfected every three hours.
  • One person allowed in the clubhouse at a time.
  • Golf carts will be cleaned and disinfected after each use.
  • Hand sanitizer will be used before and after each transaction.

For more information, call Bunker Links at 309-344-1818.