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Golf Course Guidelines

For general workplace guidelines, please refer to COVID-19 Workplace Information. All businesses operating in Saskatchewan must be in compliance with these guidelines. The information below provides specific guidelines for golf courses.

  • 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.
  • A maximum of four players per group is permitted.
  • Tee times must be a minimum of eight minutes apart to avoid congestion on the course.
  • Flags must remain in place and measures must be taken to prevent the ball from dropping in the hole, eliminating the need for players to contact the pin or cup. This may include such measures as levelling the cup, elevating the cup or installing a touch-free ball removal mechanism.
  • All rakes and ball washers must be removed from the course.
  • Washrooms may be open, but increased cleaning and disinfection must take place. Handwashing facilities (soap and water or hand sanitizer approved by Health Canada) must be provided.
  • Driving ranges and practice putting/chipping greens can open if physical distancing (minimum of two metres) is maintained. Range balls must be cleaned and disinfected between customers. For the practice putting/chipping greens, flags must remain in place and measures must be taken to prevent the ball from dropping in the hole. This may include such measures as levelling the cup, elevating the cup or installing a touch-free ball removal mechanism.
  • Walking is encouraged.
  • Rental golf carts (motorized or pull carts) must be extensively cleaned and disinfected after each rental.
  • Golf club rentals are permitted, but must be thoroughly cleaned and disinfected after each rental.
  • Remove bulk scorecard, pencil and tee holders from starter areas.
  • Pro shops and retail sales must follow the Clothing and Retail Guidelines.
  • Ensure washrooms are cleaned and disinfected with increased frequency, always well stocked with liquid soap and paper towels, and that warm running water is available. Manage access to washrooms in a way to promote physical distancing and increase cleaning and disinfection.
  • Food and beverage services are subject to the Restaurants and Licensed Establishments Guidelines.
  • Beverage carts are permitted.
  • Locker rooms are permitted with increased cleaning and disinfection. However, players can still be encouraged to change their footwear in the parking lot.
  • League play and lessons may occur if all other criteria are met, including the requirement to maintain physical distancing.
  • Tournaments are permitted. However, awards presentations and receptions must be done virtually. Shotgun play is permitted with only one group per tee box (i.e. more than one group can't be at the tee box at one time).

For additional information, please call the Business Response Team at 1-844-800-8688 or email supportforbusiness@gov.sk.ca.

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