POLICIES

All guests of Speargrass are asked to please become familiar with and observe the rules and policies of Speargrass Golf Course. Your co-operation will help ensure that everyone will enjoy a positive experience.

GENERAL

Speargrass Golf Course will not tolerate any abusive behavior towards staff or fellow golfers. Those who fail to adhere to this general rule will be asked to leave the premises immediately.

Please help us keep our course in pristine condition by repairing ball marks, replacing divots and raking bunkers. Please keep all power carts off of tee boxes and greens.

TEE TIMES & BOOKING

Green fees include a seat on a power cart, a small bucket of driving range balls and applicable taxes.

Guests of Speargrass Golf Course may book 7 days in advance, not counting the day you call in (i.e. you may call on Tuesday for a tee time the following Tuesday). Tee times may be made beyond the 7-day limit but an advanced booking fee of $5 per player will be added onto the green fee rate.

If you cannot make your tee time for any reason, you must notify the Pro Shop in advance. A Guest who has made a tee time booking will be required to call the Pro Shop a minimum of 24 hours prior to the tee time to cancel or amend the number of players in the booking.

There shall be a maximum of four players in a group of golfers. Speargrass reserves the right to group people together to make foursomes in an attempt to eliminate backups and to use the full playing capacity of the course.

Guests failing to show up for a tee time without advising the Pro Shop will have a $10 per person cancellation fee charged to the cardholder of the person who made the booking. In event of poor weather, the cancellation fee may be waived.

Your tee time is the time that you tee off. Please come early enough to report into the Pro Shop and sign in before your tee time. All Guests must register at the Golf Shop prior to starting their round. Each player must have his/her own set of clubs. You should be at the 1st tee at your assigned time.

Minimum Age: Anyone wishing to play who is under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a playing Guest who is in possession of a valid driver’s license.

PACE OF PLAY

In the interest of all, players should play without delay. It is recommended that a foursome playing 18 holes at Speargrass Golf Course should take four hours and thirty minutes or less.

It is the responsibility of each group to maintain their position on the golf course. Those players who stop to eat (sit down) will lose their priority on the 10th tee and must have permission from the Pro Shop or Player Assistant to resume play.

If a group fails to keep their place on the course and loses more than one clear hole on the players in front, it shall invite the group following to play through. The Player Assistant may request the slow group to move to the next hole.

DRESS CODE

Our dress code is fairly relaxed as denim and t-shirts are allowed. Items not allowed are offensive t-shirts, sweat pants, cut-offs, tank tops or torn jeans. Golf shoes or running shows must be worn. Speargrass is a soft-spike course. Steel-spiked golf shoes are not permitted.

ALCOHOL CONSUMPTION POLICY

Speargrass Golf Course encourages Guests to enjoy the congenial social atmosphere of the Course while acting responsibility in the consumption of alcoholic beverages. All alcoholic beverages will be served in strict compliance with Alberta Liquor and Gaming Commission (AGLC) regulations.

Speargrass Golf Course has adopted a zero tolerance policy on excessive drinking. Guests are not permitted to consume alcohol to the point of impairment. It is also the service team’s legal and moral responsibility to ensure Guests refrain from consuming alcoholic beverages to excess, thereby protecting their health and safety.

Speargrass Golf Course management and staff who serve alcoholic beverages have been instructed and trained to refuse such service to any person who appears to have consumed alcoholic beverages to the point of creating a potential inconvenience or danger to themselves or others.

Guests are not allowed to bring their own liquor onto the golf course. All liquor sold and consumed on the golf course must be sold and served by Speargrass staff. Guests, who are found to have brought their own liquor onto the golf course, will be asked to leave immediately with no refund of green fees provided.

LIABILITY

Golfers are liable for any and all damage they may incur while playing at Speargrass Golf Course. We encourage golfers to consider their surroundings when choosing which club to hit. Golfers are required to report any errant shots that enter homeowners’ property to the Pro Shop. Speargrass Golf Course assumes no liability with regards to errant golf shots and damages done by its players.

RAIN CHECK POLICY

Golf is an outdoor activity, which lends itself to the elements of Mother Nature. It is understood that during severe weather play must not continue. During these times, Speargrass Golf Course understands the position of our guests. We hope that play can be continued at a reasonable time frame and if the customer can wait, they will commence play at a safe time.

We will issue a raincheck based on however many holes you have not played and a raincheck based on this value will be given to the customer. The raincheck is in the form of a receipt and you must have this with you upon your arrival of your next round. In most cases, a balance will be owed, so be prepared for this.

If severe weather enters the area of the course, players may stop play, seek shelter or come straight back to the clubhouse and then resume play when possible. No horn will be blown. Use your own discretion and leave the course at anytime if lightning is in the area.

Calgary and area are known for rapid drops in temperature and high winds. This is uncontrollable from our standpoint, so no rainchecks will be issued for these reasons.