Wildwinds Golf Links Club Policies
REGISTRATION – All players must register at the Golf Shop prior to commencing play. Players must not tee off prior to the opening of the Golf Shop.
RULES OF PLAY – Except for local rules, all play is governed by the current regulations of the RCGA. For local rules, please consult your score card.
SLOW PLAY – At Wildwinds we will extend every effort to ensure that a round of golf does not exceed four and a half hours. Players failing to maintain their place by dropping more than a hole from those in front will be given a warning by the Player Assistant. If they have failed to close the gap by the next hole, they must pick up their balls and proceed to the next tee. This program is necessitated for the enjoyment of all other golfers on the course.
PLAYERS ASSISTANTS – Wildwinds Golf Links has a definitive Player Assistant program. The purpose of the Marshall is to: Assist players, Ensure the correct flow and pace of play, Enforce the cart regulation and Club policies, and Enhance the overall golfing experience for all guests playing at Wildwinds.
DRESS CODE LADIES – Tops – Tops must be tailored, fitted or seam fitted. Only sleeveless tops which are collared (regular collars, mock necks, crew necks or turtlenecks) are acceptable. T-shirts, halter tops, tube tops, and tank tops are not acceptable. Pants – denim pants of any colour are not acceptable, nor or rugby pants, sweat pants, sweat suits, cargo pants, or spandex. Shorts – denim shorts are not acceptable.
GENTLEMEN (including Juniors) – Shirts – Only collared shirts, mock turtle necks, or turtle necks are acceptable, and must be worn tucked in at all times. Pants – Denim pants of any colour are not acceptable. Nor are rugby pants, sweat pants, cargo pants or sweat suits. Shorts – Shorts falling below the knee, cargo shorts, cycling shorts or denim shorts are not acceptable.
SMOKING POLICY – In accordance with the provincial government’s “Smoke Free Ontario Act”, the entire tent and the Pro-Shop is designated a smoke free area.
CELL PHONES – Cell phones are permitted throughout the golf course. Please exercise discretion with due regard for your fellow golfers. Place phones on vibrate or silent while on the property.
SPIKES – We are a mandatory soft-spike golf course. metal spikes or cleats of any kind will not be permitted on the golf course.
RAINCHECK POLICY – “Rain Out” is defined as an unplayable course, as determined by the Greens’ Superintendent or the General Manager. Rain checks will only be issued for those type of green fees that have been paid for during the “rain out” (for example, week-ends, twilight, replay, etc.). 18 hole players who have completed 3 holes or less will be issued an 18 hole rain check. 18 hole players who have completed 9 holes or less will be issued a 9 hole rain check and NO CASH REFUNDS.
ALCOHOL POLICY – Our Alcohol policy is as recommended by the National Golf Course Owners Association. Absolutely no outside coolers are permitted. Any golfer with outside alcohol on the premises will have the alcohol confiscated and asked to leave the Golf Course with no refunds or reimbursement. All golfers agree to be bound by the terms and conditions of our alcohol policy.
IMPORTANT – Wildwinds Golf Links assumes no liability or responsibility for any personal injury to golfers or damage and/or theft of vehicles or personal belongings.
LIGHTNING POLICY – Wildwinds Golf Links is fully aware of approaching weather and monitors the weather patterns on a consistent basis. When there is lightning detected our horn will be sounded by a course employee. Please note that COMMON SENSE DOES PREVAIL when working with Mother Nature and ALL golfers on the course MUST immediately seek shelter at the Wildwinds Club House when there are storm clouds in the area.
The sound you will hear is:
LONG, SOLID TONE, FOG HORN
YOU MUST CLEAR THE COURSE AND SEEK SHELTER IN OUR CLUBHOUSE IMMEDIATELY
Players MUST stay in the Clubhouse until Management has decided that play is clear to resume.
We must stress: Common sense should always prevail, if you hear thunder or see lightning but do not hear the detection system sirens, proceed to the nearest shelter (Clubhouse) until instructed to resume play.
There can be NO EXCEPTIONS to this procedure. Storms always pass and your golf game will always be there to return to.
Thank you for your understanding with our Lightning Policy.
See you on The Links,