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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.

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Playing it SAFE

Gem Lake Hills Golf Course is open for golf, 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.

The Clubhouse is Limited

Our clubhouse is open with limited seating. We can seat tables of four both indoors and outdoors. We have created multiple seating areas for after-round socializing with proper distancing.

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.

Riding Carts Limited

Cart availability may be limited due to single rider regulations. We encourage walking and our course is very walker friendly. We're allowing single cart riders or two people in the same household (with ID). You may also use a cart as a caddy and walk along. A riding cart cannot be guaranteed if our capacity is met.

All Touch Points are Removed

Bunker rakes, water stations, sand bottles, ball washers have all been removed from the course to eliminate touch points. Please bring your own towel to clean club faces or golf balls. Use your foot to smooth bunkers for the next player.

On Course Bathrooms are Open

The on-course bathrooms are now open but water stations on the course are closed. Please come prepared with your own water bottle and use the bathroom in advance if you are uncomfortable with public bathrooms.

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.
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About Gem Lake Hills Public Golf Course

Gem Lake Hills is a fun executive course located near White Bear Lake. "The Gem" has two 9-hole courses. The Par-3 course is nine, par 3's and makes for a challenge for all golfers to meet par. The "Exec" is a par 30 with six par 3's and three par 4's.

Gem Lake Hills defines executive golf by taking course conditions seriously while making the game fun and recreational. It is the perfect location for a quick 9 hole round, leagues, and casual outings with friends and family.

Events at Gem Lake Hills

We take fun seriously - when you come to The Gem, we want you to worry about three things - show up, bring friends, have fun. We'll take care of the rest. The casual atmosphere, relaxing patio, and interesting golf course are perfect for your next reunion, fundraiser, or excuse to see old friends. An executive course is perfect for bringing together golfers of all levels - putting more emphasis on fun than par.