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Dogwood Lakes Country Club continues to go strong despite COVID

Friends of Dogwood Lakes
GUEST WRITER

The Covid-19 pandemic has restricted many of our favorite pastimes, but county residents should know that Dogwood Lakes Golf Club in Bonifay is currently still open for play 7 days a week from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

A golfer tees his golf ball on the tee.

Owners Chuck and Connie Mason note that because of health restrictions due to the virus, the bar area is closed for food and drink consumption. Though personal coolers are not permitted, golfers are offered beer, soda, Gatorade, tea, and water along with snacks and sandwiches in the clubhouse.

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What makes Dogwood Lakes Golf Club so distinctive is that the course caters to golfers of all skill levels. Every hole at Dogwood Lakes provides a safe route to the green as well as a route that is more challenging. The 18-hole course features 6,207 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 72.

The Dogwood Lakes Golf Club (located about 7 miles northwest of Bonifay on Hwy 177-A) began as a 9-hole course in 1962, with the second 9 finished and opened the following year. Today, golfers at the public course will find a putting green/sand trap practice area as well as a driving range. The carts and the keys are sanitized before each use, and social distancing guidelines are followed for everyone's benefit.

Carts must be in by 5:30 p.m. and the cost is $25 per person (includes golf, cart and tax). After 1 p.m. the price drops to $22. A 10-play card for $230 can be purchased, as well as a 30-play for $600.

When the ban is lifted for entertaining in large groups, the club hopes to resume tournaments, banquets, wedding receptions and more. Call (850) 547-GOLF (4653) for more information, tee times, or reservations