FAQ: Visiting Three Rivers Golf Courses

Returning to the golf course is always a welcome sign of spring in Minnesota, and this year we appreciate it even more. A few changes to the usual operations of our courses will be in place for the 2021 season to encourage social distancing, reduce touching shared surfaces and decrease face-to-face interaction.

We are committed to providing a fun and enjoyable experience for all golfers this year; please don’t hesitate to reach out to course staff at any time. We look forward to seeing you on the course!

How Should I Make A Tee Time?

  • Making tee times online is preferred. Tee times are no longer available through Tee Master. Instead, they can be scheduled through our website.
  • Tour cards and season passes are available for purchase online.
  • Please arrive no more than 30 minutes before your scheduled tee time. 
  • Stay home if you feel sick or are exhibiting symptoms consistent with COVID-19.

Are There Changes to Clubhouses and Restrooms?

There will be a few changes to clubhouse operations. You can expect the following when visiting our courses:

  • Clubhouses will be open with limited services.
  • Upon arrival, you can enter the clubhouse to pay for greens fees and range use.
  • In accordance with Governor Walz's mandate (Executive Order 20-81), face coverings are required inside Three Rivers buildings.
  • To reduce gathering, clubhouses may use one-way traffic flow. Please follow the entrance/exit signs marked on each door.
  • Gathering in clubhouses will be limited according to current state guidelines.
  • Restroom facilities will be available at or near clubhouses and on the course.

Will Golf Play Be Different?

  • Flags should be left in place at each hole.
  • Fast play is encouraged to promote social distancing.

How Will Driving Ranges Work?

  • Driving ranges will be open.
  • Spacing will be increased to promote social distancing.
  • Please limit your time on the driving range if there are others waiting.

Will Golf Carts Be Available?

With golf participation at an all-time high and COVID-19 still a concern, cart limitations may be needed during the 2021 golf season. We ask for everyone’s help making golf carts available for those who need them. With that in mind, golfers will be asked to walk if possible.

For those who need them, carts will be available with the following procedures in place:

  • Carts can be shared between individuals in the same household, family or those who drove to the course together.
  • Cart dividers will be available for anyone wishing to ride together who do not meet the above criteria. 
  • Anyone requesting a single cart will be required to pay the full cart rate. This includes requests due to medical reasons. Single-rider carts are based on availability and cannot be guaranteed.  
  • Carts will be available on a first-come, first-served basis by tee time (not by arrival time at the course). Carts may be in short supply, especially on busy days. If no carts are available at your tee time, you can wait for the next one to come off the course. If you miss your tee time waiting for a cart, we cannot guarantee that you will be able to play.

How Should I Prepare for Lessons?

We have modified group sizes and league formats to comply with the Governor’s guidelines and have set clear expectations for participants. Please make sure you and your golfer are aware of and understand the following requirements:

  • Bring a face covering to wear as needed. Face coverings are required in buildings and when social distancing is not possible.
  • Be prepared as some amenities may not be available. Dress for the weather and bring water from home. Bring snacks for longer programs. 
  • Limited gathering space is available; golfers are encouraged to arrive just before the start of their lesson or league and leave shortly after.
  • Practice good hygiene before, during and after your time at the golf course.
  • Maintain 6 feet between yourself and others not in your household. Group sizes have been reduced to help with social distancing.
  • Stay home if you feel sick or are exhibiting symptoms consistent with COVID-19.