Restricted Golf Rules

For a full list of golf with restriction rules from the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) click here.

With the precautions and operational restrictions outlined below, golf shall be permitted as a recreational activity, effective 6:00AM, May 1st, 2020. In addition to the general social distancing standards set forth in the Stay at Home Order, golf courses and golfers need to abide by the following controls.

Player Restrictions:
• Any players with any symptoms of COVID-19, should not play
• In addition, any players from a household with someone with symptoms of COVID-19 shouldnot play
• Golfers must walk and carry own clubs; no caddies.
• Bring your own supply of balls, tees, ball markers, and any other equipment needed to play golf.
• Insist on social distancing on tees, greens, and throughout the round
• Players shall maintain adequate physical distancing between other twosomes.
• Golfers should pick up their own ball
• Handle your own scorecard
• Bring your own water/sports drink, towel, and snack
• Do not use the public drinking fountain or ball cleaner
• Leave the flag in place while putting
• Sort out the sand in the bunker with a club
• Put on your golf shoes at your vehicle
• Bring hand sanitizer with you and use during your round and at the end
• No handshakes at the beginning of the round or at the 18th hole

Golf to Re-Open May 1

According to the Governor’s press release, beginning May 1 golf will be permitted under strict safety guidelines provided by the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) and when ensuring that social distancing is followed.

As soon as these details are released, we will be preparing to follow them to allow safe play at our courses.

Tee times will be available for reservation beginning Monday, April 27th at 8:00 AM by calling either pro shop, (Hickory: 217-421-7444 or Red Tail: 217-422-2211)

The first tee time available to reserve will be on Friday, May 1 at 7:00 AM.

Read the Governor’s full press release here:…


The IHSA Girls’ Class A and AA State Golf Tournaments begin with practice rounds on Thursday, October 17. Play begins on Friday, October 18 at 8:30 a.m. and continues on Saturday, October 19.

Class A rounds will be held at Red Tail Run Golf Club by Raymond Floyd, while Class AA rounds are scheduled at Hickory Point Golf Course. For information regarding tee times, team results, and individual results, visit

For additional questions, please contact Andy Potts, Golf Pro at Hickory Point Golf Course 421-7444 or Ben Irwin, Golf Pro at Red Tail Run 422-2211.


Register now for the City Junior Golf Tournament scheduled for August 8 at Red Tail Run Golf Club and August 9 at Hickory Point Golf Course. Players aged 5 – 17 will participate in this tournament to highlight improvements they’ve made over the season, enjoy lunch, one practice round, a tournament round of golf, and prizes! Fee is $20, or $10 with Park District Junior Season Pass. Register online at, by phone at 421-7444, or visit either Decatur Park District golf course.

Decatur City Junior Golf Tournament

Date:         August 8 & 9

Age:          5 – 17

Fee:           $20/$10 with Park District Junior Season Pass

Location:   Red Tail Run Golf Course by Raymond Floyd & Hickory Point Golf Course

2019 Decatur Junior Open Results

2019 Decatur Junior Open at Hickory Point GC      July 23, 2019
Girls 10-11 Hickory Point
Izzy Hassebrock 88
Jula Daniels 149
Course Day 1
Girls 12-13 Hickory Point
Gabrielle Daniels 146
Peyton Graves 147
Girls 14-15 Hickory Point
Addison Eades 93
Girls 16-18 Hickory Point
Faith Davis 81
Rachel Ducaji 89
Amy Fowler 93
Boys 8-9 Hickory Point
Drew Peters ` 101
Coby Wickiser 102
Wade Putnam 112
Boys 10-11 Hickory Point
Joshua Howell ` 96
Connor Graves 136
Eli Potts 139
Boys 12-13 Hickory Point
Tom Whitley 103
Jordan Bardfield 101
Carson Oliver 109
Boys 14-15 Hickory Point
Peyton Woods 77
Joseph Antonelli – Pike 79
Nick Calucchia 84
Charlie Reiss 91
Grant Reid 94
Jake Baldwin 96
Joseph Ducaji 100
Jayden Sanderfield 104
Carter Oliver 106
Riley Taylor 117
Weston Grohne 117
Drew Milton 126
Boys 16-18 Hickory Point
Layton Ellis 82
Logan Westjohn 85
Drew Rogers 86
Eli Andrew 97
Drake Niles-Cox 100
Tyler Jansen 101

2019 Decatur Junior Open Tee Times

The Decatur Park District hosts this exciting annual tournament where players receive two rounds of golf, lunch on tournament day, and tournament gifts.  Tuesday, July 23  is tournament day at Hickory Point Golf Club where trophies will be presented to  ages 8 – 18 after completion of each age division.

Below are the tee times scheduled for this year’s 34 players!

Tee TimeNameNameNameAge group
10:00Tyler JansenDrake Niles-CoxEli AndrewB 16-18
10:10Logan WestjohnDrew RogersLayton EllisB 16-19
10:20Amy FowlerFaith DavisRachel DucajiG 16-18
10:30Drew MiltonCharlie ReissRiley TaylorB 14-15
10:40Carter OliverGrant ReidJayden SanderfieldB 14-15
10:50Jake BaldinNick CalucchiaJoseph Antonelli-PikeB 14-15
11:00Peyton WoodsWeston GrohneJoseph DucajiB 14-15
11:10Tom WhitleyJoshua HowellB 12-13
11:20Carson OliverConnor GravesEli PottsB 10-11
11:30Gabrielle DanielsPeyton GravesAddison EadesG 12-13
11:40Julia DanielsMadisyn McCammackG 10-11
11:50Drew PetersWade PutnamCoby WickiserB 8-9


The Decatur Park District is hosting a Women’s Golf Day event at Red Tail Run Golf Club on Tuesday, June 4th from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Women’s Golf Day is an event for females of all ages and skill levels to participate in golf and help us grow the game. The event is meant to empower new and experienced golfers by teaching skills that last a lifetime and create meaningful connections.   

The free event includes range balls, snacks, drinks, music and samples from White Claw Hard Seltzer. The evening will include unlimited access to the driving range, putting and chipping greens as well as instruction from our golf staff. Golf clubs will be available for use. More information can be found at on the Golf Decatur Facebook event page or by calling Red Tail Run at 422-2211.

To learn more about the international community dedicated to engaging, empowering and supporting women through golf, visit

Women’s Golf Day

Date:              Tuesday, June 4 
Time:              5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Fee:                 Free!
Age:                All ages welcome
Location:      Red Tail Run Golf Club, 520 W. Grove Rd.

Ladies Golf Open House April 4th!

You’re invited to join our golf pros and the Decatur Women’s Golf Association to learn about opportunities for ladies golf in Decatur on Thursday, April 4 from 6:30-8:00 PM at Hickory Point Golf Club. The event is free, please RSVP to Andy Potts at!

Decatur Courses Open in Full Swing!

Decatur Park District golf courses are officially open for the 2019 season. Book your online tee time and see 2019 season rates at or your favorite pro shop. Contact Red Tail Run Golf Pro, Ben Irwin at 422-2211; or Hickory Point Golf Pro, Andy Potts at 421-7444.

Receive golf cancellation/closure information by text or email, visit and click on Cancellations & Closures to register. You can also get the free Rainout Line app (select Decatur Park District) or call 427-3488.

The Decatur Park District golf courses offers programming, lessons and special events for players, juniors, ladies and families of all skill levels!

Prescribed Burn Planned for Red Tail Run Golf Club

It is prescribed burn season and the Decatur Park District staff will be conducting prescribed burns in the month of March at Red Tail Run Golf Club.

Fire is a natural process that shaped the Illinois landscape. Prescribed burning is an efficient and effective tool used to manage prairie and woodland habitat and maintain a healthy diversity of plants and animals.

Safety is our highest priority. Our key goal is to keep smoke from blowing toward homes, roadways and other smoke-sensitive areas. Local police and fire officials are notified when and where burns will take place, so they can respond to people who report that they are seeing smoke from an area.