The course was closed for five weeks due to COVID-19 concerns, but was reopened in the spring.
The course has increased by 20% this year compared to the same period in 2019.
Cashmer said the numbers increased because the people of Illinois and Michigan, whose fields remained close together, wanted to play.
“May was so packed because they were hitting us against people from Michigan and Illinois. Michigan is only one exit away. We were both getting,” said Cashmer.
The only negative for golfers is the slower pace of the game.
The positive side far outweighs the negative side, said Cashmer.
“I’m giving more lessons and couple lessons. And our events in our male group have increased by 30%,” said Cashmer.
The course also started a couple championship, which has proven popular.
“Initially we had 36, and it would have reached 52 the following month,” said Cashmer.
“It was so busy that I only played twice this year,” said Sullivan.
The course, which is run by the Hammond Port Authority, has always had a number of Illinois golfers because of its proximity and convenience, Sullivan said.