Country to open more this week, but shelter-in-place still in effect
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Golf, tennis, pickleball and lawn bowling resume with new rules

Golf, tennis, pickleball and lawn bowling will resume operations on Tuesday, May 5, under a new County Health order that relaxes some restrictions on outdoor recreational activities.

Golf will have many modifications in order to meet the ongoing mandates for social distancing.  The full list of modification for use of the golf courses in Rossmoor are below:


New Golf Procedures


With golf resuming Tuesday, the course will not be open to walking as they have been during the time golf has been closed.  The Creekside (9 hole course) will be open for walking all day Mondays and daily after 6 p.m.  The Dollar Rach Course will be open for walking on Mondays only.

The GRF Board of Directors will review the golf operating hours and consider allowing additional time for walking the golf courses during its meeting on Monday, May 11, following the Annual Meeting, at approximately 10 a.m.

The meeting will be held on Zoom. To access the videoconference, click on
The Webinar ID is 489 027 624 and the password is 992012. For audio only, call one of the following phone numbers: 669-900-6833 , 253-215-8782 , 346-248-7799 , 301-715-8592 , 312-626-6799  or 929-205-6099.

With these changes, residents are asked to consider other walking and hiking alternatives in the community.  There are more than two dozen miles of roads and trails in Rossmoor.  Many are level like the northern half of Rossmoor Parkway and Tice Creek Road.  In addition, there are nice long, flat, stretches along Upper Golden Rain Road, Saklan Indian and Grey Eagle Drives, to name a few.  The many miles of hillside trails are very beautiful and enjoyable but are more strenuous.  In the first four editions of the April Rossmoor News (, April 1, 8, 15 and 22 editions) detailed walking maps were provided and this week’s Rossmoor News will feature other alternate walking paths.

Tennis, pickleball and lawn bowling will resume with modified use beginning Tuesday, May 5.  Below are the operating rules for each facility.

Tennis Rules

Pickleball Rules

Creekside Schedule by Skill Level

Lawn Bowling Rules


Bocce is scheduled to resume May 10.  Bocce will require advanced reservations to schedule a time and more information will be available soon.

Residents are reminded to wash hands frequently, practice 6 feet of social distancing, stay home if sick, minimize time outside the home, wear a mask when obtaining essential services, sanitize the home often, and limit and screen visitors (like caregivers, nurses, aides, etc.) to minimize the risk to them and others in the Rossmoor community.

The new County Health order issued April 29, 2020, extends the shelter in place orders through May 31, 2020.  (