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clublink policies

Membership Fee Financing
Reciprocal Playing Policies
Home Club Tee Time Access Priority
Spousal Evening Membership
Vintage Loyalty Program
ClubLink Member Access To Glen Abbey**
Member Guest Fees at Glen Abbey
Glen Abbey is a cart mandatory course
ClubLink Social and Non-Resident Members
ClubLink Academy Members
ClubLink Junior Members
ClubLink Verandah Members
Peak Time Play Definitions
Photo I. D.
Golfing Guests
Tee Time Reservations
Tee Time Cancellations
Non-Compliance Policy
Soft Spikes
Cart Rental

General Information
Golf Shop Hours of Operation
Identification / Golf Check-In
Back 9 Starting / Starting other than from 1st tee
Stopping at the Halfway House
Rain Check Policies
Carts
Pull Carts
Power Caddies
Safety
Cell Phone Usage
ClubLink Dress Code Policy
Practice Facilities
Handicaps
Special Requests
Food and Beverage Minimum Policies
Pace of Play - Our Three Flag System
Alcohol Policy for Members and Guests

Membership Fee Financing

New Silver and Gold Members can finance their Member ship over a minimum of six annual installments at zero interest. Join a Platinum or Prestige Club and automatically qualify for a minimum of 10 annual installments interest free. If you are under the age of 40 you would qualify for one additional year of financing, to a maximum of 15 annual installments.

Reciprocal Playing Policies

 

Silver Members

have access to Silver, Gold and Core Daily Fee* Clubs without a reciprocal fee and subject to availability. Silver Club Members have reciprocal access to Platinum Member Clubs for a reciprocal fee of $55 and Prestige Member Clubs for a reciprocal fee of $80. In the event a Silver Member introduces three paying guests at one time, the reciprocal fee is waived when playing at Prestige and Platinum Member Clubs. The reciprocal fee is also waived at Platinum Member Clubs if the Silver Member's Club is closed the entire day for a non-Member, full-shotgun event.

Gold Members

have access to Platinum, Gold, Silver and Core Daily Fee* Clubs without a reciprocal fee and subject to availability. Gold Club Members have reciprocal access to Prestige Member Clubs for a reciprocal fee of $80. In the event a Gold Member introduces three paying guests at one time, the reciprocal fee is waived when playing at Prestige Member Clubs. The reciprocal fee is also waived at Prestige Member Clubs if the Gold Member's Club is closed for the entire day for a non-Member, full-shotgun event.

Prestige and Platinum Members

have access to Prestige, Platinum, Gold, Silver and Daily Fee* Clubs, without a reciprocal fee and subject to availability.

*Excluding Glen Abbey


ClubLink Member Access To Glen Abbey**

Members have access to Glen Abbey throughout the week for a $55 reciprocal fee and mandatory cart fee. the reciprocal fee will be waived when a Member introduces three or more guests. The reciprocal fee is not waived when a Member's home course is closed for a Member or Corporate shotgun event.

Tee times may be booked up to seven days in advance and are subject to availability. At Glen Abbey ONLY, a Member may book a maximum of seven guests (two consecutive tee times but only one Member needed). After 11:30 on weekends and holidays, Prestige and Platinum Members can play Glen Abbey without a reciprocal fee (cart fee only) 

Member Guest Fees at Glen Abbey

Please click here for Glen Abbey green fees.
Glen Abbey is a cart mandatory course.
Please contact LinkLine (1-800-273-5113) for all Member bookings

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Home Club Tee Time Access Priority

In order to protect Members' access to tee times at their Home Club, the Director of Golf at each property will designate tee times for the Home Club Members only during high-demand periods, The high-demand periods may vary and are defines by the Home Club Member's playing patterns. Generally, these times are on weekends and holidays from opening to noon; and Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from noon to 3:30 p.m. At our Resort properties, these times are from opening until 1 p.m. Initially, limited Associate times are available during high-demand times; more are released to the Associate Club Member if the Home Club bookings are slower than anticipated.

Spousal Evening Membership

This Membership is designed to introduce the non-golfing spouse of a ClubLink Member to the game of golf. This Membership involves instruction, explanation of the rules of golf, etiquette, unlimited access to Academy Courses and evening access (30 minutes after twilight) to our member Championship Courses.

Vintage Loyalty Program

Principal/Spousal Members who are 65 and older and have been Members for five or more years can transfer their Membership within their direct family tree, while still maintaining playing privileges.

ClubLink Social and Non-Resident Members

ClubLink Social and Non-Resident Members have access to six rounds of golf during the season, upon payment of the applicable guest fee in effect at the time of play. Practice range access is only available prior to a tee time.


ClubLink Academy Members

ClubLink Academy Members have reciprocal playing privileges at Trillium, The Academy Course at Cherry Downs, Down Under at Wyndance, The Rattler at Rattlesnake Point, The South Course at The Country Club and The Villa Course at The Lake Joseph Club. ClubLink Academy Members have dining privileges at all ClubLink facilities. Academy Members do not have access to Member events at any ClubLink Championship Course unless playing as a guest of a Member and upon payment of the applicable guest fee.

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Full Privilege Intermediate/Junior Memberships

Annual Intermediate and Junior Members who join ClubLink through the ClubLink Graduate Program (Membership Fee applies) enjoy reciprocal access to all ClubLink Clubs. Junior Members are restricted to non-peak times only. Full-privelage Intermediate and Junior Members are subject to the annual dues applicable to their age category but are not responsible for a food and beverage minimum until they reach the age of 26.

Restricted Annual Intermediate and Junior Memberships

Annual Intermediate and Junior Members must be the children or grandchildren of a ClubLink Member. They have access to their Home Club only during non-peak times. They are responsible to pay annual dues applicable to their age category but are not responsible for a food and beverage minimum. Junior and Intermediate Members have access to all ClubLink Academy Courses and enjoy driving range and practice facility access at their Home Club outside of peak times.

Peak Time Restrictions for Junior and Intermediate Members

Saturdays, Sundays and holidays, opening until 11:45 a.m.
Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays, noon until 3:30 a.m.
Resort Clubs:  Saturdays, Sundays, and Holiday Mondays opening until 11:45 a.m.


Junior Membership Rules of Golf, Golf Etiquette & Code of Conduct

Junior Members are expected to understand and follow the Rules of Golf, Golf Etiquette, and the Code of Conduct when playing golf. Ask at the Golf Shop for details on seminars that cover this information.

A Three Strike Rule maintains discipline and playing privileges of Junior Members. The first breach of the code of conduct results in a call from the Director of Golf to the parents of the Junior Member. Second breach results in a meeting with the Director of Golf, the Junior Member and the parents. A third breach results in a loss of golf privileges. Examples of breaches of the code of conduct include: disrespectful treatment of Members, Guests or Staff, violation of the dress code, repeated slow play warnings, etiquette breaches, swearing, theft, abuse of the property, unauthorized use of a power cart. Junior Members must carry their Membership card at all times.


Junior Members Booking Tee Times

Junior Members call LinkLine (1-800-273-5113) up to seven days in advance to book a tee time during non-peak times and must provide the name of each person in their group. Non-weather related cancellations or changes are required at least 48 hours in advance.

Junior Member Guest Play

Junior Members must accompany their guests at all times and all guests must register in the Golf Shop upon arrival. Up to 3 guests may accompany a Junior Member at one time. The same guest is limited to golf twice per month unless from out of town, in which case the guest of the Junior Member is may play unlimited rounds in any two week time period.

Power Cart Privileges for Juniors

Junior Members with a valid Drivers Licence may rent and operate a power cart. A Junior Member is not allowed to operate a power cart under any other circumstances. No one under the age of 12 is permitted to ride in a cart.

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ClubLink Verandah Members

Verandah Members have recreational and dining access at all ClubLink golf facilities. Verandah Members do not have golfing privileges unless playing as a guest of a Member and upon payment of the applicable guest fee.


Peak Time Play Definitions


Gold & Silver Clubs:

Saturdays, Sundays and holidays opening until noon  
Wednesdays and Fridays noon until 3:30 p.m.

Prestige & Platinum Clubs:

Saturdays, Sundays and holidays opening until noon 
Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays noon until 3:30 p.m.

Resort Clubs:

Opening until 1 p.m.

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Photo I. D.

ClubLink Members must present their photo Membership identification cards at all times when practicing, playing or dining at any ClubLink facility.

Golfing Guests

Through LinkLine, Members are able to reserve for up to three guests, except for Saturdays, Sundays and Holiday Mondays from opening until 11:00 a.m. where one guest may be introduced. Subject to availability, requests for additional golfing guests may be made by contacting your Director of Golf at your Home Club. This applies at your Home Club or for Reciprocal Play. The frequency for introduction of the same guest is limited to twice per month. However, out-of-town golfing guests of Members may play an unlimited number of rounds, upon payment of the applicable guest fee in any two-week period, once per season. Guests must be accompanied by a ClubLink Member at all times unless prior arrangements are made with the golf shop.

Tee Time Reservations

Members have seven-day advance booking privileges (exceptions may be arranged for special circumstances through the Home Club Director of Golf or Head Professional). Tee times at all courses may be arranged through LinkLine (ClubLink's centralized tee time reservation system). To a maximum of two tee times per phone call. For your convenience, a LinkLine courtesy phone is available at each ClubLink facility. When booking tee times, Members are required to provide the name of each person in their group in order to eliminate double bookings by Members (thus using valuable tee time inventory for alternative Member Bookings

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Tee Time Cancellations

Non-weather related tee time cancellations are required no less than 48 hours prior to play. To cancel a player or an entire tee time, Members may contact LinkLine or the Golf shop directly. In the event the cancellation policy has not been adhered to, a $60 'no show' fee will be charged to the Member who made the reservation.

At Glen Abbey, Member cancellations are required 48 hours prior to play regardless of weather conditions. To cancel a player or an entire tee time, Members must contact Glen Abbey directly. In the event the cancellation policy is not adhered to the applicable, regular guest fee for each player of the foursome will be charged to the Member who made the reservation.

Non- Compliance Policy

If Home Club Members wish to entertain Non-Home Club Members in Home Club designated tee times on Saturday, Sunday and Holiday mornings prior to 11 a.m., a 1:1 ratio of Home Club Members to Non-Home Club Members is required. In the event a Home Club Member wishes to entertain additional Associate Club Members in an applicable Home Club designated time, a 'non-compliance fee' of $60 will be charged to the Member making the reservation.

Soft Spikes

ClubLink courses are soft spike only. This policy reflects our ongoing effort to provide you with the best possible course conditions. Please make every effort to communicate this policy to your guests.

Cart Rental

Members have the choice to walk and carry their clubs, or to use a power cart or pull cart except at Glen Abbey and The Club at Bond Head which are cart mandatory properties.

In conjunction with the rental a golf cart, the driver/renter of the cart accepts that he or she will operate the cart in a safe manner, will adhere to all rules set forth by the Club and/or ClubLink, and accepts complete liability for any damages to the golf cart or personal property. The driver/renter voluntarily agrees and accepts the risks of using a golf cart, and on behalf of the driver/renter, any passengers in the cart, any personal representatives and heirs hereby voluntarily release ClubLink its owners, officers, employees, and agents from any and all claims, actions, causes of actions, suits, judgments that may in any way or manner arise out of use of the golf cart. It is strictly forbidden that a minor or any individual without a valid driver’s license operate the golf cart. The driver/renter of the golf cart will return the golf cart to the locally designated return area, not leave the golf cart in the car parking lot and for further safety will have possession/control of golf cart keys if the golf cart is ever left unattended.


Pull Carts

Pull carts are not to be pulled across tees and greens or between greens and bunkers.

Power Caddies

Power Caddies are welcome on all ClubLink golf courses. However, Power Caddie storage services are not available at ClubLink clubs.

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General Information

Golf is a shared experience for everyone to enjoy. We, the staff at ClubLink, pledge to help enhance your experience and love of the sport. We ask all golfers to be respectful to fellow golfers and the game, by keeping pace during your round and helping maintain the course and clubhouse.

It is very exciting and a privilege to be a member of a private Golf Club. It can also be embarrassing if you don't know the rules or etiquette of golf. Please use this information as a reference and see the Golf Shop staff if you have any questions.
  • Always replace your divots and/or fill with sand and seed mix provided
  • Be quiet when golfers are preparing to hit their shot
  • Always rake bunkers after use
  • Play `Ready Golf' but always be aware of fellow golfers' position around you
  • Respect on course signage and directions from Starters and Play Coordinators



Golf Shop Hours of Operation

During the golf season, the Golf Shop opens one hour before the first regular tee time.
The Golf Shop will generally close at dusk or after all groups have completed play.

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Identification / Golf Check-In

Members must check-in at the Golf Shop prior to using the golf amenities at any ClubLink Club, and must carry their Membership card with them at all times. Members must present their Membership card when making any purchases on their ClubLink account.

When using the Practice Facilities, please make sure you check in with the Golf Shop or the range attendant (where applicable) prior to use.

Back Nine Starting/ Starting other than from 1st tee

No player may start on the back nine or elsewhere on the course without authorization form the Golf Shop.


Stopping at the Halfway House

To avoid a negative impact on pace of play and position on the course, all players are requested to limit the stop between nines to a maximum of five minutes.

Rain Check Policy

For all forms of guest fees or reciprocal fees paid other than for Corporate Events, the following structure applies for granting of Rain Checks regardless of weather conditions at the start of play:

In the event a person does not complete 9 holes due to inclement weather, an 18 hole Rain Check shall be granted.

In the event a person does complete 9 holes but not more than 14 holes, a 9 hole Rain Check shall be granted.

In the event a person plays 15 holes or more but less than 18 holes, no Rain Checks shall be granted.

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Safety

If your ball is hit astray and may possibly hit another golfer, please yell "FORE" as a warning to prevent injury. Be careful when preparing to hit a shot or make a practice swing; Make sure nobody is near you. Ensure groups in front have moved out of range or to the next tee before playing your shot.

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Cell Phone Usage

Cell phones are permitted on ClubLink courses and in clubhouses. Members and Guests are encouraged to exercise discretion of use such that golfing/dining experiences are not diminished for other Members and Guests.

ClubLink Dress Code Policy

Appropriate golf attire must be worn at all times, both on the Golf Course and in the Clubhouse.

Appropriate Golf Course attire includes:
Collared golf shirts, turtlenecks, or mock-neck shirts. Golf slacks or golf shorts. Shirts must be tucked in at all times unless the style of the shirt dictates otherwise. Caps can be worn with the peak forward. Golf shoes or any athletic shoes without spikes while on the golf course.

Inappropriate Golf Course attire includes:
Jeans of any kind, gym shorts, track / sweat suits, beach wear, ripped or frayed clothing of any kind. Shoes with metal cleats or spikes.

Appropriate Clubhouse attire includes:
Collared shirts, turtlenecks, or mock-neck shirts. Shirts must be tucked in at all times unless the style of the shirt dictates otherwise. Golf slacks, golf shorts, jeans.

Inappropriate Clubhouse attire includes:
Ripped or frayed Jeans or clothing of any kind, gym shorts, track / sweat suits, beach wear. Shoes with metal cleats or spikes.

If you are unsure about your attire, feel free to speak to the Director of Golf at your Club for further direction.

Practice Facilities

Always check in with the Golf Shop prior to using practice facilities. Always obey signage stay within teeing ground space provided and only hit in the direction of provided target areas.

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Handicaps

Members are expected to enter their scores on the day of play for each round in the Golf Shop Handicap computer or via the GAO web site to keep their handicap current. If there are questions regarding scoring or the rules of golf, please see the Professional Staff at the club for assistance.


Special Requests

Our general policies related to member privileges are detailed in this section however if at any time, you need to make a special request please call the Director of Golf or Head Professional at your Home Club. Examples:

1. Tee times for Associate Club Play
2. To book a small event at your home Club
3. Securing a tee time outside of the normal booking window.
4. Booking tee times for more than the normal regulation of 3 guests.
5. Golf Clinics and instructional opportunities at your Home Club or at Associate Clubs.

Your Home Club Director of Golf/Head Professional will make every effort to accommodate your request where possible and also facilitate the arrangements.

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Food and Beverage Minimum Policies

All ClubLink Membership categories (other than Intermediate, Junior and Non-Resident Members) are subject to a food and beverage minimum. Taxes and service charges are excluded from the calculation of the reduction of the unspent food and beverage minimums. Food and beverage expenditures at all ClubLink facilities will be included in the reduction of the unspent food and beverage minimums in the event the expenditure is charged to a Member account. The following amounts have been established as the food and beverage minimum for each of the two three-month periods of May 1 to July 29 and July 30 to October 28.

Minimum amounts are not pre-billed; the unspent minimum, if any, at the end of the period will be applied to a Member account. In the event the golfing season opens prior to May 1, all food and beverage purchases charged to a Member's account prior to that time, and during the applicable golf season, will apply to the reduction of the unspent, first-period, food and beverage minimum. If the season continues past October 31, the food and beverage minimum period will still close on October 31.

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Pace of Play

Our Three Flag System
It is important to understand what is an appropriate pace of play, and not to generalize or suggest that a standard round at every club equate to 4 hours. We follow an objective to rate by time, how long it should take a foursome to play each hole at the respective club. By rating each hole, we can formulate an appropriate pace of play for the front and back nine (the pace of play for a front nine and back nine often differ). The resulting pace of play for eighteen holes will often exceed four hours. More consistent course playing times can be achieved with a greater pace of play awareness. The Starter and Play Coordinators facilitate this awareness.

Staying position on the course will positively affect the course pace of play. ClubLink has adopted a three flag system (green, yellow and red) called "Let us bring you up to speed." The flag system is used to identify a group¿s position on the course relative to the group ahead. In cases where the group in front is not relevant (may be the lead group of the day), the colour of flag will indicate the group's position on the course relative to the start time and expected Pace of Play.

The Play Coordinator will monitor each group's position based on the following criteria. A green flag will be displayed when a group is in good position. If a group is out of position, the Play Coordinator will present the group with a yellow flag. This flag signifies that the group must pick up its pace to re-establish good position. In the event the group falls severely behind, the Play Coordinator will approach the group bearing a red flag. It is the Play Coordinator's responsibility to suggest the best possible resolution and may suggest allowing groups to play through or to pick-up and move ahead to re-establish good position.

Please refer to the Time Pace Chart for an example of how pace of play can be effected by time allowed to complete holes.


Hole # 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

Time Elapsed Since Tee Off.
:10 :20 :30 :40 50 1:00 1:10 1:20 1:30
:11 :22 :33 :44 55 1:06 1:17 1:28 1:39
:12 :24 :36 :48 1:00 1:12 1:24 1:36 1:48
:13 :26 :39 :52 1:05 1:18 1:31 1:44 1:57
:14 :28 :42 :56 1:10 1:24 1:38 1:52 2:06
:15 :30 :45 1:00 1:15 1:30 1:45 2:00 2:15
:16 :32 :48 1:04 1:20 1:36 1:52 2:08 2:24
:17 :34 :51 1:08 1:25 1:42 1:59 2:16 2:23
:18 :36 :54 1:12 1:30 1:48 2:06 2:24 2:42
 
 

 

Alcohol Policy for Members and Guests

All ClubLink Clubs strictly adhere to all provisions of the provincial/state liquor control and licensing regulations.

No alcoholic beverages other than those provided by the Club are permitted anywhere on the premises. We reserve the right to examine the contents of golf bags and other items for personal alcohol.

No person shall consume alcoholic beverages to the point of impairment or intoxication.

Any Member not adhering to these rules will be asked to leave the Club immediately and will be subject to an automatic one-week suspension of all membership privileges. Any guest not adhering to these rules must leave the property immediately and future access to the Club will be at the discretion of the Director of Operations.

The Club assumes no liability for any injury, wrongdoing, or problem caused by the breach of these rules.

As a condition of the use of the Club’s premises and, more particularly, the provision of alcoholic beverages by the Club, all persons hereby expressly waive any liability on the part of the Club arising out of the consumption of alcoholic beverages and agree to indemnify and save harmless the Club from any and all claims, damages or lawsuits referable to the consumption of alcoholic beverages.