Frequently Asked Questions

What is golfing on a simulator like?

Golfing on our top of the line simulators is very much like real golf. You use normal clubs and balls, and as you hit your shot into our beautiful 17 foot wide screens, 3 seperate layers of smart cameras work with industry leading technology to accurately replicate the shot. FULLSWING simulators offer unparalleled realism and accuracy. No other simulation technology or indoor launch monitor can measure ball flight characteristics more accurately or rapidly. This is the simulator Tiger uses... he's pretty good.

How long does it take to play?

Everyone plays and enjoys the simulators at a different speed, but in general it takes approximately 45 minutes per person to play 18 holes. It's kind of like playing golf with no group behind you :) Play at your own pace! 1 player = about 1 hour
2 players = 1.5 hours to 2 hours
4 players = 3 hours to 3.5 hours

What courses are available?

Choose from a wide variety of unforgettable views, incredible play, and a world-class experience. Iron & Wood offers the most prestigious golf course library, with 84 courses currently available. According to Golf Digest, 18 of our courses are ranked in the “Top 100 courses in America”, 23 are ranked in the “Top 100 courses in the world”, and 32 hold televised events:


Bandon Dunes

Banff Springs

Barton Creek

Bay Hill

Bethpage Black

Big Horn Canyons

Big Horn Mountains

Bountiful Ridge

Cabo del Sol

Castle Pines

Chateau Whistler

Cog Hill

Covered Bridge

Devil’s Island

Dorado Beach

Emerald Dunes




Gallery North


Grey Wolf


Harbour Town




Kapalua Bay

Kapalua Plantation

Kapalua Village

Kauri Cliffs

King & the Bear

Kuneticka Hora



Le Grand George

Le Sorcier

Loch Lomond


Mauna Kea

Mauna Lani

New South Wales


Ocean Mills


Owl Creek

Pacific Dunes

Panther Lake

Par 3 Mountain

Par 3 Ocean

Pebble Beach

Pelican Hill

PGA National

Phoenix CC

Pinehurst #2

Pinehurst #8

Prairie Dunes


Raven at South Mountain

Royal Melbourne

RTJ Auburn

RTJ Backbreaker

RTJ Cambrian Ridge

RTJ Heartbreaker

RTJ Mindbreaker

RTJ The Judge

Sea Island

Skeleton Coast

Spanish Bay

Spyglass Hill

Stone Canyon

Superstition Mountain


Thanksgiving Point

The Belfry

The Tribute

Three Canyons

Torrey Pines

Troon North


Wade Hampton


What should I wear?

Wear whatever you’d be comfortable golfing or throwing a football in. We have found that clean running shoes make the best footwear for this experience. If you do bring your golf shoes, please be sure they are free of dirt/debris before wearing them in the hitting bays. We ask that any shoes used for play be clean. Our friend Mark already made that mistake ;)

Do I have to be good at golf?

Absolutely not! This venue was created for anyone & everyone in an effort to make the game of golf more accessible, affordable, and entertaining for every player. For those interested in something more casual, try our MultiSport modes. Our MultiSport software brings a new level of interactive gameplay to your simulator experience. Compete against the computer or go head-to-head against your friends in over 13 interactive experiences that are sure to get your heart pounding.

What MultiSport games are there?

Unleash your inner athlete on our industry leading simulators. Play your favorite sports using real sports equipment and experience amazing, life-like gameplay. We provide all the sanitized equipment you would need to experience the world's best sports simulator! Hockey, Football - Throwing, Football - Field Goal, Baseball - Pitching, Basketball, Soccer, Cricket, Bocce, Carnival Games, Zombie Dodge Ball.

Does Iron & Wood host private corporate groups & events?

Yes, we pride ourselves on being the perfect fit for your next group outing or private get together. Each hitting bay is completely private and can accommodate up to 4 people per room or the entire venue can handle larger group sizes. Please contact us for further details as there are restrictions on group sizes due to COVID-19. We would love to hear from you –

Can I buy a gift card?

Big time! They can be purchased in any denomination and picked up at our physical location (3453 Saanich Road). We appreciate the #smallbusinessYYJ support!

How do your rates work?

Our simulator rooms are reserved on an hourly basis at only $45/hour. These rates are for the spaces, not per person (ie. 4 guests in a bay for 1 hour would amount to $11.25 + tax per person).

Should I bring my own clubs?

Bring your golf clubs if you have them BUT if you don't have any, that's OK we have you covered. Sanitized rental clubs are available for $15 per session.

Can I bring my kids?

In short, YES! We are all about growing the game of golf and welcome golfers of all ages at Iron & Wood. Children are more than welcome with adult supervision. In respect to our COVID-19 safety measures, please remember to keep your booking to 4 or less.

How many players can play at one time?

Through the recomendation of HealthBC, we allow up to to 6 players to use a single simulator. Please keep in mind the more players on one simulator the slower play will be. If everyone is playing golf, we recomend keeping the bookings to 4 or less. For parties larger than 6 we encourage you to rent multiple simulators - contact us for details!

Can you regrip my golf clubs? They really need it.

Absolutely. We have a PGA professional on staff with 25 years of club repair experience. We proudly support local suppliers to ensure you have access to the best prices and turnaround time!

What is Showdown Golf?

Compete in head-to-head golf competitions and skill contests. Play arcade-style golf on your Iron & Wood simulator. You have never experienced a golf competition quite like it!!

Do you sell alcohol?

Great question... Drumroll please..... Yes! We are thrilled to offer a locally curated drink menu that highlights the best from local breweries and distilleries. Our drink selection includes local beers, ciders, gin cocktails & hard iced tea's. Feel like adding some warmth to your coffee? We can do that too :)

What steps are you taking for COVID-19?

With concerns of COVID-19, we are closely following the Government of Canada Public Health communications, and we are proactively taking measures to keep our facility and community in great shape. We care deeply about your health & our community. Please refer to our dedicated COVID-19 page for further details.

Can we bring our own alcohol?

Outside alcoholic beverages are NOT permitted at Iron & Wood Golf Simulators. We have many alcohol & non-alcohol options for purchase and appreciate your adhearance to the strict policy. Thank you for the courtesy of leaving the drinks at home!

What's the deal with the hole names at Spyglass Hill?

Great question!! Thanks for asking .... Robert Louis Stevenson was said to have traversed the dunes that became Spyglass Hill GC, and the location was his muse for the buccaneers and buried gold in his classic novel Treasure Island. When Spyglass Hill was built in 1966, the name of the course was inspired by Stevenson’s book. NCGA Executive Director Bob Hanna even went so far as to name most of the holes after Treasure Island people and places. Cool right?!?

Do I need to bring my own equipment / balls for the multisport games?

Not at all! We have each private bay outfitted with all the sanitized equipment and balls you will need to play each of the games. We even supply the zombies for zombie dodgeball :) We do not supply golf glubs, so make sure to bring those!

Do you have golf clubs available for rent?

YES! Our rental clubs are from Cleveland Golf ... they are all new... all shiny & all awesome. We sanitize our entire rental sets after each use to ensure the strictest of protective measures. Cost for a rental set is $15 per session.


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