Playing the Game

  • Tee times must be made in advance by calling 311.

  • Groups are limited to max 4 players.

  • Golf cart rentals are available through the pro shop (drivers must be 18+ years and have a driver’s license). Extra fee applies. 

  • Do not share clubs. Club rentals are available through the pro shop. 

  • Do not touch the flags. 

  • Touchless ball retrieval systems are in place at each cup to avoid touching.  Use your golf club to lift up the device. 

  • Rakes for bunkers have been removed. 

  • Pencils and scorecards are one use only.  Please take them with you. 

  • Practice areas are open - please ensure social distancing rules are followed. 

COVID-19 Guidelines

  • You must maintain a 6-ft distance from others who are not in your household.

  • If you are sick, feel sick, have a cough or fever you must stay at home. 

  • Sneeze or cough into a tissue or one is not available, into your elbow. 

  • Do not shake hands or touch anyone unnecessarily. 

  • Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20secs or use hand sanitizer.  

Rules and Etiquette of Golf

Golf is a game rooted in integrity and honour. At RVJG we encourage our players not only to learn the details of golf etiquette, basic rules etc. but to practice these values on and off the golf course. 

Some basic tips for success on the course: 

  • On the first tee, introduce yourself to your playing partners (don’t shake hands - do an air high five!).

  • Pick an identifying mark on your golf ball and let your playing partners know what ball you are playing with.

  • Respect the dress code according to the course you play.  The golf dress code usually requires a collared shirt, long pants or bermuda length short pants (or a ‘skort’ for the girls). No denim, athletic pants or tee shirts (although code is not as strict for City of Edmonton courses as it would be for private courses). 

  • Play ‘Ready Golf’ (don't dilly-dally). Keep up with the pace of play.  If a ball is lost you have 3 minutes to look for it.  Be ready to play the shot when you get to it.

  • Replace divots or fill with sand.

  • On the green, repair your pitch marks.

  • On the green, don't step on your playing partners' line.

  • Don't make unnecessary movement or noise while a playing partner is playing a shot and keep behind them and out of their peripheral vision until they have finished the shot. Watch where your shadow is too.

  • Control your temper. Things will not always go the way you want!

  • Play the ball as it lies unless you are entitled to move it under the rules. Always observe the rules of golf and have a good knowledge of them.

  • At the end of the round, thank your playing partners for the game (no shaking hands for now!).

  • We would encourage our Juniors to always write a thank you note to our volunteer tournament organizers. 


Golf Canada Rules Education: Visit the Golf Canada Rules Education platform for great content and a fun and interactive way to learn the Rules of Golf.  Level 1 is a beginner program aimed at juniors, beginners and golfers with no previous rules experience.  It introduces the basic concepts and language of The Rules of Golf and is FREE.  For more information, visit the Golf Canada Education Platform.

Golf Canada Rules Book (Players Edition): View a copy of the Golf Canada Rules Book (Players Edition) handbook in PDF format.

R&A Rules of Golf App: The R&A Rules of Golf App includes diagrams and how-to videos that explain the Rules and gives guidance for many situations.  The App is available for download on the App Store and Google Play

Canada Golf Rules of Golf: For everything else rules related, go to Canada Golf Rules of Golf.


River Valley Junior Golf (RVJG) was established in 2002 as a non-profit organization to promote the game of golf amongst juniors in Edmonton and the surrounding area.

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