Golf Course Rules

For all Bismarck Parks and Recreation District (BPRD) courses: Pebble Creek Golf Course, Riverwood Golf Course and Tom O’Leary Golf Course

Event Notice

Although BPRD golf courses often host events June-August, tee times are available each day. Depending on event schedules, public times may be in the morning or evening. We appreciate your understanding and support!

Season Passes

  • Season pass holders shall conform to the same playing policy as general play.
  • Purchase of a season pass provides golfers reduced costs for greens fees and cart rental fees. Season pass holders are not granted any other special use privileges.
  • Persons wishing to purchase junior, intermediate or senior season passes must be able to provide current, valid identification verifying age upon request.
  • Half-price season passes will be offered on or after July 15.
  • Season passes may be purchased online.

Hours Of Operation

Golf courses will open as early in the season as weather and course conditions allow and will remain open until conditions dictate closing in the fall. Daily hours of operation are set at the discretion of Golf Course Management based on daylight and weather conditions.

Tee Time Policy

  • Tee times may be reserved online up to 8 days in advance for season pass holders and daily fee players. The number of advance days for online reservations may be adjusted due to seasonal restrictions in the spring or fall.
  • Single players may not reserve a tee time but may be combined with another party. Staff will attempt to fit single players on the course if the tee sheet allows.
  • Anyone booking more than 3 consecutive tee times must have approval from course management.

Policy Governing Play

  • Players are solely responsible for property damage and injuries caused by errant golf shots.
  • Players must check in with the golf shop prior to beginning their round.
  • No more than 5 players are allowed to play in a single group.
  • Every player must have their own golf clubs and equipment.
  • Basic golf course etiquette must be always followed. Players are required to fix ball marks and divots, rake sand bunkers, dispose of trash appropriately, keep golf carts in designated areas and away from tees and greens, and refrain from foul language or aggressive behavior. Playing of music is allowed when it is at a volume that is heard in the golf cart only.
  • All players must start on Hole #1 unless specifically told by pro shop staff to start on another hole.

Golf Cart Rental

  • Golf carts are to be used for playing the game of golf or under the supervision of Golf Course Management for marshalling of play, events, or other approved activities. Any other use of golf carts is prohibited.
  • Players must be 18 and have a valid driver’s license to rent a golf cart.
  • Staff has the right to refuse rental to a player without a valid driver’s license or one who is reasonably deemed by Golf Course Management as likely to cause damage or injury through use of a golf cart.
  • No more than 2 people may occupy a golf cart at any given time.
  • If a golf cart is damaged by a player during their rental period, the customer is responsible to pay for all repairs to the golf cart.

 Driving Range Policies

  • Users must purchase tokens from the golf shop or rent golf balls at the machines located on the driving ranges to use the driving range.
  • Golfers are prohibited from bringing their own golf balls or taking range balls off the practice greens for use on the driving range.