COVID-19 Policies and Procedures

Updated May 29, 2020

The health and safety of our Tobiano staff, community and golfers is our top priority in these unprecedented times. Outlined below are the steps Tobiano is taking to provide the safest and most enjoyable golf environment for everyone, and here linked are our complete COVID-19 Safety Measures including standard protocols for all departments, golf operations, golf, the Black Iron Club & Grill and Golf Course Maintenance. Please note these policies and procedures are subject to change at any time.


Tee Time Policy

  • Member, Member-Guest, Tobiano T-Card and public green fee play is currently available 7 days a week.
  • 7-day advance booking privileges for members and 14+ days in advance for public and members booking guests to accompany them.
  • Tee Time reservations are available through calling the pro shop only at 250-434-7373 to ensure COVID-19 safety precautions. Online bookings have been temporarily disabled.
  • First name, last name, phone number, email address and valid credit card number are mandatory for all public and guest bookings.
  • Tee times are available from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
  • Tee times will be 10 minutes apart
  • Walk-ons are not yet permitted.
  • Same-day replay rounds may not be available

Cart Sharing Formats

  • Twosomes of your social circle
  • Threesomes
    • three players of your social circle in two carts
    • two same social circle players + another person in a separate cart.
  • Foursomes
    • four players of your social circle in two carts
    • two same social circle players in a shared cart and two same social circle players in a shared cart
  • In all cases a maximum of two carts per tee time.
  • Carts MUST be off the golf course by 9:00 pm. NO EXCEPTIONS

Check-in and Payment Policy

  • Upon arrival please speak to the outside service employee
  • The outside service employee will then indicate your arrival to the golf shop, the golf shop will then process green fee payment FOR THE ENTIRE TEE TIME using the credit card provided at the time of your booking. A receipt will be e-mailed to the e-mail address provided at the time of booking.
  • You will then be assigned a cart that has been sanitized for your use. Please fill out the cart waiver form on the steering wheel in full and drop it in the cart waiver form box provided. Please do not use your own lysol wipes on the GPS screens as some chemicals may damage them.
  • NO BAG DROP service at this time, you are required to load and unload your items on the power carts themselves
  • Please do not arrive more than 30 minutes prior to your tee time (so as to limit the number of people in parking lot and around the clubhouse building)
  • Please be at the first tee and teeing off at your specific tee time
  • Food and beverage take-out service will be available from The Black Iron Club & Grill, from 10am to 9 pm daily. Seating will be limited, reservations are recommended.

Golf Shop Policy

  • The Tobiano Golf Shop will be open and with access limited to four people at a time.
  • The Golf Shop is only open to people wishing to purchase merchandise.
  • Customers will not be permitted to handle the merchandise, a staff member will assist you with finding what you need and appropriate sizing. Trying on apparel is not permitted at this time
  • There will be no refunds or exchanges on any merchandise purchased at this time
  • The preferred method of payment is by credit card or debit card.
  • We encourage payment of green fees be done as per our payment and check-in policy to limit any unnecessary access to the building, however, you may enter the golf shop to pay for your green fee if necessary.

Practice Facility Policy

  • Hours of operation are 7:30am to 7:00pm 7 days per week, however will close weekly between 4:00pm Tuesday and 9:00am Wednesday for grounds maintenance purposes.
  • The driving range and practice facilities will be open for use by golfers 30 minutes prior to their tee time and for Tobiano members and Tobiano T-Card holders for up to 1 hour per day, based on availability.
  • The 1st Tee putting green is only available to the group that is next up on the tee box.
  • Social distancing is required while using all practice facilities at Tobiano, with a MAXIMUM of 4 people at one time on the chipping and putting greens.
  • There will be no holes or flagsticks on the practice greens, nor practice balls. You must utilize your own golf balls.
  • Other than green fee players, public use of the practice facilities is not permitted at this time

On course measures

  • There will be no rakes in the bunkers
  • You may improve your lie within the bunker.
  • On course washrooms will be open and sanitized regularly
  • There will be no sand and seed bottles
  • Cups will be set with a foam riser so golf balls will enter the hole but not be sunk to the bottom for easy retrieval.
  • Please refrain from touching the flagstick
  • On course garbage and recycling bins will only be available in the 10th tee box.

After Round Policy

  • Please return your power cart to the designated cart drop off area in the parking lot
  • Garbage and recycling bins will be available in the designated cart drop off area
  • Please COMPLETELY empty your cart of all personal belongings and garbage
  • Please avoid excess socializing in the parking lot after your round.

General Information and procedures

  • If you have travelled outside of Canada, you are not permitted at our facility until you have self-isolated for a minimum of 14 days
  • If you are showing symptoms of COVID-19, please do not come to our facility. Call you doctor, local public health or call 8-1-1
  • If you live in a household with someone who has COVID-19 or is showing symptoms of COVID-19, please do not come to our facility
  • Please practice social distancing at all times (2m / 6ft apart from each other) NO handshaking, NO hugging etc.
  • Do not handle each other’s golf balls, tees, ball markers etc.
  • We will not be providing tees or pencils on the power carts at this time 
  • Please bring your own water as we will not be providing any and will have no place for you to fill up your water bottles at this time
  • Following the recommendations from Health Canada, we encourage all players to wear a mask or some face covering while playing
  • THE CLUBHOUSE WILL OPEN WITH LIMITED SEATING AVAILABLE.
  • The restrooms on the outside of the golf shop will be open and will be sanitized hourly

Anyone not in compliance with these policies and procedures will be asked to vacate the premises and no refund will be issued.