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We're happy to be able to offer a completely touch-free golfing experience. You can now BOOK & CHECK-IN/PAY from your phone or computer.

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Welcome to Turtleback Golf Course

Turtleback is a premier golf and event center open to the public in Northwest, Wisconsin. Located less than one mile west of Rice Lake, Wisconsin, Turtleback is recognized as a top quality golf course. Turtleback is only a 15-30 minute drive from the fantastic vacation areas of Chetek, Cumberland, Birchwood and the Long Lake and Red Cedar Lake areas

 

Play it Safe

We're happy to be able to offer a completely touch-free golfing experience. You can now BOOK & CHECK-IN/PAY from your phone or computer.

Book a Tee Time Check-in Online

Playing it SAFE

Turtleback Golf Course will open for golf April 24th, but with a number of provisions to protect the safety of our customers, employees, and most importantly our community.

We believe golf can be played at a safe social distance outdoors and that it affords social, spiritual, and mental health benefits that are vital to the wellbeing of golfers and/or hackers alike. As we are committed to safety, we have a plan in place that would allow players play golf with as little contact as possible while adhering to all guidelines set forth by the CDC and Department of Health

How THE EXPERIENCE is changed

Reservations Required

To provide proper spacing and pace on the golf course, we are requiring an advanced tee time for all golfers. Additionally, we need contact information for all players - name, email, phone.

We're Offering Self Check-in

If you'd prefer to bypass check-in altogether, we're working to provide self-service check-in. This will provide you added peace of mind and the convenience of going directly to the tee upon arrival at our facility.

Prepay Only

We are encouraging all golfers to pay for their round of golf prior to arriving. You can pay using Self Check-in or call in your payment over the phone.

The Clubhouse is Open but Limited

Our clubhouse is open for restrooms and snack bar service. We are opening for congregating with caution as we refine our social distancing practices indoors.

How THE GAME & COURSE is changed

Don't Touch the Flag Stick

We cannot disinfect the flag sticks often enough and since they are a central gathering point we must keep them in. The cup will either be raised or blocked.

Limited Riding Carts

Single rider carts availability may be limited. We encourage you to ride together at your comfort or if you're from the same household. We also encourage walking to help prioritize riding carts for those needing assistance to play golf.

Water Stations are Closed

While bunker rakes, sand bottles, and ball washers are back for golfers to repair course damage - our on course water stations are closed.

On Course Bathrooms are Closed

The on-course bathrooms are temporarily closed as well as water stations on the course. Please come prepared with your own water bottle and use the bathroom in advance.

How YOU HELP keep it SAFE

Don't Play if You're Sick

If you're experiencing cold or flu symptoms, have a fever, or have been exposed to someone with COVID-19, please stay home and protect your playing partners.

Check-in when Prompted

We'll welcome you in to check-in or pay about 5 minutes in advance of your tee time. Hang out, relax and space out until we ask you to check-in.

Maintain Space with Your Group

High fives and handshakes are normally encouraged, but for now, please keep your space from playing partners. Stay at least 6 feet away at tee boxes and greens.

Info from ALL Players

We're requesting each person in the group to provide contact information. Please provide a name and phone number for each player in the group so we can contact you of any health concerns.

How WE are keeping you SAFE

Minimum Basic Operations

We're limiting staff contact by maintaining only minimum basic operations. Staff are required to stay home if they are ill or in contact with someone who is ill. Additionally, we're avoiding close contact as much as possible.

Extra Enforcement of Hygene

Staff are upping their hand washing and frequently disinfecting common touch points.

Get Self Check-in Instructions

To provide proper spacing and pace on the golf course, we are requiring an advanced tee time for all golfers. Additionally, we need contact information for all players - name, email, phone. Book your tee time online
You can check in and pay within 24 hours of your reservation. Within 4 hours of your tee time, we'll send another reminder email. This reminder will send you a link check-in online and a reservation ID. During the self check-in, you'll be able to pay for your golf. Forward this email to your playing partners so they can check-in as well. Call the golf shop to request a rate other than our standard greens fees or if you need your reservation ID. You can also call before arriving and pay over the phone. This helps us to keep unnecessary contact to a minimum. If you must pay at the course, credit card machines will be set so staff can be at least 6 feet away and allow customers to swipe without hand-off.
Give us a wave and proceed to the tee box. Please keep your space from playing partners. Stay at least 6 feet away at tee boxes and greens.
Golf Digest 4 Stars

Golf Digest consistently awards Turtleback the prestigious 4 star rating. The four star rating is given to courses Golf Digest deems "OUTSTANDING. Plan your next vacation around it."

Golf Digest

If you are any where close to Rice Lake, take the time to check this one out, you won't be disappointed.

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