As most of you will probably know by now, we officially opened our doors for member play this past Victoria Day long weekend (May 22, 2021)! Following all the excitement of our opening day and the recent announcement of the Government of Ontario and Premier Ford regarding the re-opening of golf courses, we’d like to reiterate that our opening plan at The Oxford Hills remains staggered:
First, members only. Then, multi-round package holders. Finally, the general public.
Why is it like this?
The timing of our staggered opening is the result of the government-mandated stay-at-home orders, as our operations and arrangements have been predetermined by the dates previously communicated by the Government of Ontario. In these times of uncertainty, where the pandemic continues to linger over us, we’re committed to being as transparent as possible and keep you in the loop as matters progress and restrictions lift.
That being said, our staggered opening allows for crowd management, and the delayed timing of our public opening is a function of the renovation of our course. We want to make sure foot traffic is limited to allow for social distancing, as well as ensure the course is able to flourish into its most optimal green and playing conditions. Right now, our members are playing a temporary, modified 18-hole golf course, as not all 18 holes are yet in play. The three holes that were designed and constructed last fall (holes 16 through 18) will be put into play as soon as possible. This will allow us to welcome more foot traffic and showcase a complete 18-hole golf course in excellent condition and with amenities.
As alluded to (and communicated in our newsletter (sign-up here) and on social media), the first week of our operation (May 22, 2021 – May 29, 2021), we are welcoming members only. We are managing foot traffic on the course during this first week as a thank-you to our members for their patience and understanding as we continue to complete our renovations. While the playable holes are currently open to members, Theo’s – our temporary clubhouse/future halfway point – remains closed as we complete several final touches before opening this part of our establishment as well. Starting May 29th, 2021, we’ll welcome members’ guests and multi-round package holders to play golf at The Oxford Hills as well. Once all holes are put into play and Theo’s is up and running, we will also welcome the public. This is expected to be around July 1st, 2021. We will continue to carefully monitor the turf progress to ensure the greens are mature enough to withstand increased foot traffic and are looking forward to welcoming all visitors as soon as possible.
We’d like to remind you that pre-booked tee time reservations are required at all times (no walk-ins allowed). All timeslots are first-come, first-serve. Here’s how to book:
If you’re a member, tee times can be booked through our website (by using the “Book a Tee-Time” widget at the bottom of the screen) or by calling the clubhouse.
If you’re a package holder or public golfer, we invite you to please call in to book your tee time once we open our doors to you (website booking will be available soon).
Our top priority remains the health and safety of our staff, members, guests, and community. For that reason, all golfers must complete a COVID check-in form prior to entering our property at The Oxford Hills. The screening questionnaire can be accessed through our website. The questionnaire needs to be filled out every time one visits our property. The questionnaire can also be completed in-person at The Oxford Hills.
All of us at The Oxford Hills look forward to seeing you at the course as we open our doors for play!
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