Club Protocols

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COVID & Golf

South Muskoka is committed to playing its part in flattening the curve of the COVID-19 PANDEMIC. With adapted measures focusing on safety, sanitary conditions, and social distancing, we welcome you to an altered South Muskoka Curling & Golf Club.

In order to maintain the safety of our guests and staff, we have instituted new and extensive protocols. It is essential to follow our new procedures if we are to offer you golf this season. Please know that if you cannot or will not adhere to these protocols you will be asked to leave the course, immediately and playing privileges suspended until further notice.

New Protocols

  • Tee time must be pre-booked. NO walk-ins. Call or book online here
  • All players will be required to handle their own clubs from arrival to departure
  • You may show up 15-20 minutes in advance of your tee time (no earlier)
  • Please check-in at the Back Shop behind the curling rink prior to your tee time
  • Pro Shop will be open for merchandise purchases allowing for 2-3 customers at a time
  • Singles and twosomes will be paired up to create foursomes
  • Increased spacing between tee times (15 min) to enhance physical distancing
  • Physical distancing of 2 metres is mandatory at all times
  • All transactions will be paid electronically (credit card, debit, Apple Pay – NO cash)
  • Limited menu and drinks available for purchase from our online menu portal.
  • On course washrooms will not be available until further notice
  • Single rider power carts (unless same household) to be disinfected after each use
  • Pull cart rentals to be disinfected after each use
  • No rakes in the bunkers. Please smooth out the sand with your foot to the best of your ability
  • Drinking fountains and ball washers have been closed/removed
  • No benches
  • Do not touch flag stick, putt with flag in
  • No sharing of equipment
  • No sharing of food, beverage, or inhalation products
  • Scorecard and pencil will be provided upon request
  • No sand and seed bottles will be available
  • No garbage left on the course; take all garbage home or empty into Club receptacle upon completing your round
  • Immediate departure of the facility upon completion of golf
  • Face coverings are required when entering any building on the property

South Muskoka Assures

  • All high-contact surfaces are regularly sanitized such as all service-related surfaces, payment terminals, power carts, pull-carts, the flagsticks, bathrooms
  • Our employees regularly wash and sanitize their hands
  • Our employees will stay home if sick
  • Our employees wear PPE when handling hole cups, flags, carts etc.
  • All machinery will be sanitized daily to ensure public and staff safety

Member & Guest Expectations

  • Stay home if you are sick
  • Wash your hands with water and soap before and after the round
    • Consider carrying your own hand sanitizer and use frequently while at the facility
  • Use proper coughing/sneezing etiquette by using your inner elbow
  • Practice social distancing with a minimum of 2 metres (or 5 steps) between you and others
    while on the property
  • Do not share any equipment including scorecards, tees, clubs, balls, ball markers, etc.
  • Do not share any food, drinks, or inhalation devices
  • Refrain from picking up random golf balls you find
  • Leave the pins in the hole
  • While we are all in favour of sportsmanship, please refrain from a handshake at the end of a round!

Booking Procedures & Services

  • Bookings can be completed online (southmuskoka.com/book) or by calling 705-645-4221 ext. 1.
    • Members receive 7 days advancement
    • Pack holders and non-members receive 5 days for booking privileges
  • No walk-ons are permitted. If you do not have a tee time, please DO NOT come to the Club
  • Food & Beverage is available with beverages and menu items to be purchased using our
    online portal. All orders can be delivered on course or curb side and payment can be accepted
    on this platform
  • The patio is opened 7 days a week, however limited to 50% capacity
  • Reminder, NO outside alcohol is permitted on property, including the parking lot. Individuals failing to abide by this policy will be asked to leave the property immediately
  • Driving range and all practice facilities are closed until further notice
  • Clubhouse and locker rooms are temporarily out of service
  • Clubhouse washrooms will remain open

Check-In Options

1. Online

Golfers are strongly encouraged to pay online at the time of booking to avoid contact with staff.

2. Backshop

Golfers may check-in and pay at the Backshop if online payment at the time of booking is not possible.

3. Proshop

If required, merchandise can be purchased in the Proshop. Check-in may take place in the Proshop along with purchase of merchandise