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Making Golf Your New Hobby in 2020

Jul 28, 2020Emily Rohdy

Blog Post By: Emily Rohdy, PGA Head Professional

In a year of unpredictability, shutdowns, and social distancing, golf has been the perfect hobby for people who want to get away and still have some outdoor fun. There are few other sports that allow you to be outside and get exercise, all while following social distancing guidelines.

Changes Seen in the Golf Industry

After being stuck inside for months, people are looking for activities they can do with others, while still being safe. Golf is the perfect option. The golf industry has done a great job of adapting to the times and new requirements brought on by COVID-19. Golf courses are doing things such as removing rakes from bunkers, not offering ball washers/water stations, or inserting foam pieces or flipping cups upside down so pins can be left in to limit touching, as well as offering single rider carts to customers who request one.

Since our season reopening, we have seen higher participation in the game, as well as an increase in beginners picking-up the game, which is fantastic for the industry. Many courses across the country have seen an increase in sales, as well as tee times booked.

Golfing Opportunities at Bucks Run


Bucks Run offers multiple opportunities for golfers, including discounts for Senior Day on Mondays, Ladies’ Day on Tuesdays, and Military/Veteran’s Day on Monday-Wednesday. If you visit during these special rate days, you receive 18 holes with a cart all for just $60/person. We also offer multiple opportunities during the week for Twilight Rates, starting at 3:00PM and 4:30PM.

Bucks Run Golf Club Sunset


If you are looking for a fun activity for date night, try our Nine & Dine Special. For just $80, you and a guest receive two 9-hole rounds of golf, with cart, along with a $40 voucher for dinner at The Quarry Grill. This special is available every night, starting at 4:30PM. Another fun idea is our Couples’ Night Scramble, which is coming up on Friday, August 7th. Tee times can be made between 4:30PM and 6:30PM for anyone looking for a fun night out.


Another great idea for the whole family is our 18 Hole Putting Island in the middle of one of our beautiful lakes. Rates for this are $5.50 for children and $7.50 for adults (you can also save $2.50/person by using your own ball and putter) and no tee times are necessary!

Bucks Run Putting Island

If you are interested in making a tee time, inquiring about the putting island, or want the chance to eat a delicious meal out on our covered patio, just give us a call at 989-773-6830, and our staff will be happy to help make your experience a memorable one.

Tags: Bucks run golf club, Exercise, Mt. Pleasant, Central Michigan, Summer, Twilight Rates