The US Golf Association has reopened golf courses across the country after being closed by the Trump administration over the deadly Ebola outbreak.
The association, which has more than 50,000 members, said on Tuesday it would reopen five golf courses in Oklahoma and Texas, but would not provide more details about how many of the sites will be open for golf or if it would be open to members.
The USGS said that the two Oklahoma courses would be the first to reopen.
It said the two Texas sites will open to all members on Thursday.US President Donald Trump has said that his administration has closed the US Golf Club in New York and ordered that it be turned over to the city, but he said he will not have the money to pay the bill.
In the meantime, the golf association said it would issue refunds for membership and will not be charging membership fees.
It said it will issue a $10,000 waiver to members in a “last resort” for members who wish to return to golf, which it said was “the only remaining option”.
The golf association is the third US golf association to reopen after the Trump presidency and the Trump-backed Republican party in Congress blocked a rule change that would have required it to reopen all of its courses.
The Trump administration had said it was “exhausted” by the Ebola crisis and that the association had already opened four golf courses, but had decided not to reopen any more.
It reopened some golf courses last year after the outbreak in West Africa.