- Reciprocal Playing Policies
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 $65 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.
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
Access to Prestige, Platinum, Gold, Silver and Daily Fee* Clubs, without a reciprocal fee and subject to availability.
*Excluding Glen Abbey
- Home Club Tee Time Access Priority
In order to protect Members' access to tee times at their Home Club during high-demand periods, the Director of Operations at each property will designate tee times for Home Club Members only. High-demand periods vary by club and are defined by Home Club Member play 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 generally from opening until 1 p.m. daily in peak season; and from opening to noon on Fridays and weekends in the shoulder seasons. Initially, limited tee times are available for reciprocal play during higher-demand periods. Additional tee times are made available for reciprocal play closer to the day of play if Home Club Member bookings are slower than anticipated.
- 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
Opening until 1 p.m
Peak Time Restrictions for Junior Members
Full Privilege Intermediate and Junior Members enjoy reciprocal access to all Clubs, similar to Individual Principal Members. However, Junior Members are restricted to non-peak times only. Full-privilege 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.
Peak Time Restrictions for Junior Members
Saturdays, Sundays and holidays opening until 12:00 p.m.
Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays noon until 3:30 p.m.
Resort Clubs: Saturdays, Sundays and Holiday Mondays opening until 12:00 p.m.
Hidden Lake Golf Club: Saturday, Sunday and holidays opening until 12:00 p.m.
Bond Head Golf Club; Thursday, Friday noon until 2:00 p.m., Saturday, Sunday and holidays opening until 12:00 p.m.
- 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.
- Course Etiquette (General Information) Including Safety
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
- Keep pace during your round
- 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
- Always replace your divots and/or fill with sand and seed mix provided
- Checking-in at the Clubhouse
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.
- Photo I.D.
ClubLink Members must present their photo Membership identification cards at all times when practicing, playing or dining at any ClubLink facility.
- 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.
- ClubLink Member Access to Glen Abbey
Members have access to Glen Abbey for a $95 reciprocal fee that includes cart. 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 five 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).
*subject to availability.
- Tee Time Reservations
Members have five-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.
- 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 inside 48 hours, Members may contact LinkLine or Member Services (1-800-273-5113). Cancellations can also be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. In the event the cancellation policy has not been adhered to, a $60 'late cancellation fee’ will be charged to the Member who made the reservation.
At Glen Abbey, Member cancellations are required 72 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.
- No Show Policy
If a tee time reserved is not cancelled the captain of the tee time will be charged a no show fee of $60.00. The same fee is applicable if a reservation is made for more players than the amount that show up to play.
- Dress Code Policy
Our Clubs offer a progressive atmosphere that recognizes the contemporary lifestyle of our Members and guests. Tasteful and respectful attire is expected in all public areas of the Club. As a courtesy to each other, we ask Members and their guests to follow the following guidelines:
We also ask Members to please forward a copy of the Dress Code to their guest(s) prior to their arrival at the Club to help eliminate any potential dress code issues.
Appropriate golf course attire for men include: Tops designed and tailored for golf (including mock necks); bottoms designed and tailored for golf (excludes denim); golf shoes or athletic shoes without spikes; caps should always be worn with the peak forward; tops must be tucked in unless they are designed to be worn untucked.
Appropriate golf course attire for women include: tops designed and tailored for golf (including those without collars or sleeves); bottoms designed and tailored for golf (leggings are acceptable, denim is not); golf shoes or athletic shoes without spikes; caps should always be worn with the peak forward. Dresses tailored for golf and appropriate length are acceptable.
Appropriate clubhouse attire includes: all golf attire as noted above; denim and other casual wear in good repair and tastefully tailored is acceptable. Caps are not to be worn in the dining room. Note that some Clubs may exercise discretionary dress regulations in certain areas of the clubhouse at certain times. If you are unsure of the appropriateness of your attire, please contact your local Club to confirm.
- 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
Golfers 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. A power cart rental fee will apply on a per rider basis for all Members and guests who choose to ride a power cart. A supplemental fee will apply when a Member or guest chooses to rent their own cart exclusively and not share the cart with other riders in their group. 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.
- Power Caddies
Power Caddies are welcome on all ClubLink golf courses. However, Power Caddie storage services are not available at ClubLink clubs.
- 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 affected by time allowed to complete holes.
- Rain Check Policies
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
- 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.
- 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.
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.
- HOLE-IN-ONE PROGRAM
We may not be able to guarantee you a hole-In-one… but we’ll insure it! All ClubLink Members and guests who score a hole in one on a ClubLink golf course will receive a plaque to commemorate their accomplishment. In addition, golfers and non-golfing ClubLink Members who are in the clubhouse (up to three guests only) during the one-hour period following the completion of the round played by the Member or Member’s guest who scored the hole in one are entitled to one complimentary celebratory beverage. Beverages limited to beer, house wine, and bar stock (house) mixed drinks.
An annual fee is charged to each Member which is automatically billed with your annual dues. 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.
- Food and Beverage Minimum Policies
All ClubLink Members (other than Non-Resident Members, Intermediates (age 19-25) and Junior Members) are subject to a food and beverage minimum. Food and beverage expenditures at all ClubLink facilities, including locations in Florida, will apply towards the Member’s minimum. The period runs from the beginning of the golf season through Dec. 31. The minimum amounts are not pre-billed. The unspent minimum, if any, at the end of the year, will be applied to the Member’s account. Taxes and service charges do not count towards unspent food and beverage minimums.
- 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.
- Cannabis policy
Smoking or consuming marijuana in any form is prohibited at all ClubLink properties. Exceptions may be made to this policy where an individual has a medical certificate indicating that the use of marijuana has been approved by a healthcare professional. In such cases, Club management must be notified and individual accommodations discussed in advance of any such use on ClubLink property.
- Membership Plan and By-law
Click here to see the full Membership Plan and By-law document.
Members and guests are welcome to enjoy music on our golf courses. However, we request that Members and guests use discretion to respect the needs of others who may not wish to hear music on the course and manage the volume of their device accordingly. All Members and guests should be mindful of areas on the course where your music can be easily overheard by other golfers.
- Food & Beverage Gratuities
Tipping is never mandatory but always appreciated by your staff at your Club. Keep in mind, should you choose to circle a tip % on your chit when signing, that percentage will be applied to the complete tax-in total amount. And you are always welcome to personalize your tip amount each time by writing a specific amount on the chit.