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A look at the rules and restrictions for when golf re-opens on May 15

Dozens of rules and regulations in place to keep public as safe as possible from COVID-19
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With golf courses throughout Saskatchewan set to open on May 15 as part of the provincial government’s Re-Open Saskatchewan plan, a host of stringent measures have been put in place in order to limit and prevent the spread of COVID-19.

•    Expand cleaning and disinfection of common/high-touch surfaces in accordance with the public health order.

•    Physical distancing must be observed at all times, with a minimum of two metres between individuals.

•    Employees must have access to gloves and sanitizing wipes, and are required to stay home if they are unwell or symptomatic.

•    Signage must be posted to caution players about the risks of COVID-19.

•    Players exhibiting signs of illness will not be permitted to play.

•    All players must have a tee time, no walk-on players will be permitted.

•    Payment must be made in advance by telephone or online – cash cannot be accepted.

•    Tee times must be a minimum of 20 minutes apart to avoid congestion on the course.

•    Flags must remain in place and cups elevated so the ball does not drop into the hole. Play is concluded when the ball makes contact with the cup.

•    All rakes and ball washers must be removed from the course.

•    Washroom facilities on the course must remain closed to players and the public.

•    Driving range and practice putting/chipping greens must remain closed at all times.

•    Walking is encouraged.

•    Limit of one person per golf cart, unless the occupants reside in the same household.

•    If rental golf carts are used, they must be fully sanitized between uses.

•    Golf club and pull-cart rentals are prohibited.

•    Remove bulk scorecard, pencil and tee holders from starter areas.

•    Retail sales must be restricted to curbside pick-up or delivery.

•    All food and beverage service is suspended, except curbside pick-up or delivery. Call-ahead for pick up.

•    Washrooms at the clubhouse will be sanitized regularly, with only one individual allowed at a time.

•    Drink/snack carts may not operate.

•    Locker rooms must be closed. Players can change footwear in the parking lot.

•    The clubhouse (with exception of the washrooms) and common spaces (decks, gazebos, and picnic areas) must remain closed.

•    Private/group lessons, league play and tournaments are prohibited.

For additional information, please call the Business Response Team at 1-844-800-8688 or email

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