Ventura County, to the northwest of Los Angeles, has allowed public golf courses to reopen (subject to a number of common-sense changes to keep golfers from touching common objects), and they are jammed.
For example, on Sunday, May 3 (two weekends from now) at Rustic Canyon, there are no tee times available until 4:10 pm in the afternoon. Golf courses in giant Los Angeles County remain shut under the Anti-Good Clean Fun policy, so L.A. golfers are flocking to Ventura County to play.
So in contrast to movie theaters, which are likely to remain for some time without much business no matter what local government officials do (e.g., movie theaters in Sweden are dead in the water despite no government closure), golf courses are an optimistic example of how fast some economic activities can get back in gear.
Golf courses, being outdoors and extravagantly spacious, strike consumers and businesses as less worrisome than movie theaters, which are indoors and, ideally, crowded with laughing people. Moreover, movie theaters are dependent upon movie studios releasing and promoting new movies to attract fans, which studios aren’t currently doing because so many theaters are closed and fans aren’t going much to the ones that are open.
In contrast, golf courses don’t depend on third parties.