Elmira Golf Club COVID -19

2021 Information & Updates

Below you will find….


  • A list of protocols required for 2020. Any changes mandated by the government will be updated here as we move toward the 2021 season.

  • All communication news posts by Elmira Golf Club related to the COVID-19 pandemic


COVID-19 Action plan at Elmira Golf Club updated December 20th, 2020


All players must have a pre-booked tee-time. NO walk-ins or walk-ups


Golf Ontario is encouraging golfers to walk and book as foursomes


Members – For 2021 you may only use the on-line tee-on system for all bookings, edits, changes, and deletions. Easy access to tee-on on-line booking also in our App. Contact us for any assistance.




Guests – Online booking only is as easy as 1-2-3 to be able to have an account to book on-line. All you require is your name, email, and a couple of minutes to set up. Online payment per tee-time is currently an option after booking. Phone bookings are accepted; however, an email, phone numbers and full player names is required




What you need to know before arriving at Elmira Golf Club and during play:


In order to maintain the health and safety for you, our staff, and all others we require you to read the following rules and guidelines now in place. Anyone failing to comply with the rules will not be permitted to play. These guidelines will also be emailed to you each tee-time booking and are posted at entrances at Elmira Golf Club. 


  • Please stay home if you have any COVID-19 symptoms or if you think you might have been exposed to anyone with symptoms of COVID-19.

  • If you have returned from travel outside of Canada within the last 14 days, you are to self-quarantine for 14-days.

  • Arrive with good hand hygiene. Hand sanitizer will be provided in all key areas.

  • Arrival 15-25 minutes maximum prior to your tee-time.

  • Please wait in the vehicle if early; however, no gathering in parking lot areas

  • Always maintain 6 feet physical distancing

  • Enter only along the pathway right (east) of the clubhouse, along-side #10 tee (not by the 9th hole)

  • Along this path, you will be greeted by our Greeter/Starter, asked questions, provided information, and directed to the Golf Shop “check-in window”.

  • Only bottled water available $ (currently fountains are closed)

  • Groups may be matched up to round out foursomes in order to create spacing and full foursomes (No shows will be tracked accordingly)

  • Masks or face coverings required in all public spaces in the Region of Waterloo. At Elmira Golf Club this includes the Clubhouse, washrooms, Golf Shop, Grill on the Green and Take out service areas. 


Golf Check-in


  • Window check-in line outside Golf Shop for all golfers

  • Pre-payment, on account, credit card & debit tap options (ideally NO CASH payments)

  • Golf Shop merchandise available for curb-side or up to 5 persons inside store

  • Daily weather updates and course instructions provided by Golf Shop staff

  • Scorecard & pencil available from Golf Shop attendant or download our Free Elmira Golf Club App to use the scorecard and GPS features.

  • Washroom facilities are available immediately following your check-in, prior to your game in Clubhouse, and between, 9’s “New” Port-o-lets have been set up at your 10th tee.

  • Practice Green and Practice range open with tee-time up to 25 minutes prior. For Practice only times, on line booking system required.


Golf Carts / Pull Carts 


  • Two riders per cart with clear divider between riders, unless living at the same address (proof ID may be required) 

  • Maximum of 2 carts per tee-time, organize groups accordingly (Elmira Golf Club holds the right to extend an additional cart for a group if necessary)

  • Outline of all special rules/regulations posted on each cart

  • Following your round, please leave your cart with key, in the outlined cart cleaning area

  • Dispose of your garbage in the available trash cans at cart cleaning area and remove all belongings

  • Please leave pull cart rentals in the cart cleaning area following your round

  • Do Not leave used carts in any other areas. 


During Play


  • Currently, the golf course is being played starting on #10 and finishing #18 if playing 9 holes and on #9 if playing 18 holes. This was planned for the 2020 season.

  • Do not touch the Pin: lever attached to pin (pin caddy), use a putter to lift the lever and the ball will roll out. 

  • Do not touch or share any equipment or any food & beverages

  • Rakes have been removed from bunkers, use your foot to keep sand smooth

  • Ball washers, divot shovels, scoring supplies, on course washrooms, benches, and other touch points have been removed

  • Recycling and trash can station available between 9’s and on one area on each nine. Please only use stations to dispose of any trash. 

  • The Grill on the Green halfway will be in operation prior to golf and between nine opening daily at 11 am until 7 pm weekdays and 9AM until 7PM Weekends; however, times are subject to change at anytime. 

  • Beverage cart available on high volume days. Cooler bags available in the Grill.


Following Play


  • All players are to leave immediately following play unless visiting The Grill on the Green

  • Alcohol is not permitted in the parking lot areas at any time (any alcohol not purchased from The Grill on the Green is not permitted anywhere at any time)

  • No gathering in the parking lot areas

  • The Grill on the Green is open with limited seating both inside and on patios. Table and chair set up is to remain as outlined unless altered by staff. Please enter from front door entrance, mask required and remain seated at your table (no standing at other tables). 


Closures currently since May 16th 2020


  • Practice sand bunker

  • Locker & Shower area facilities 

  • On the course washrooms at hole #6 and #3/#15 holes

  • Clubhouse water fountains


Sanitizing and cleaning (Aegis Microbe Shield has been applied to below areas, many staff areas and more)


  • Each power cart, pull cart, range basket, staff equipment, stop sign handles o course, door handles, washroom areas, and check-in counter. All these items will continue to be sanitized after each use as well as range balls.

  • Available washroom facilities will continue to be sanitized frequently

  • Customer hand sanitizing stations available (6)


Together we can ALL, Keep SAFE, Keep 6’ SPACE, and Keep a 4-HOUR Pace


Thank you


Below you will find…


  • All 2021 communication news posts by Elmira Golf Club related to the COVID-19 pandemic

  • Q&A outline for both members and customers as required for 2021.


No Touch Online Features to assist our customers


  • Visit our online store to assist with any pre-paid items. These items can be ready for you at check-in, prior to tee-off.

  • Download our App, Elmira Golf, which includes features such as scorecard, GPS yardages, on-line tee-time booking, Grill order App & pay menu and more

  • Online booking through our website or App using the Tee-on Software.

  •   Online payment is now available with Visa or Mastercard through our safe and secure Moneris terminal.



Keep Safe

Elmira Golf Club Limited, PO Box 61, 40 Eldale Road, Elmira, ON, N3B 2Z5, Phone:  519-669-1652 / 519-669-1651

Fax:  519-669-4653, www.elmiragolfclub.com, Mail: jeremy@elmiragolfclub.on.ca

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