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. Our golf simulators come with over 80 courses from around the world. Banff Springs
Bay Hill
The Belfry
Bethpage Black
Bountiful Ridge
Castle Pines
Firestone
Harbour Town
Mauna Kea
Par Three Ocean
Par Three Mountain
Gleneagles
Pinehurst #2
Torrey Pines
Troon NorthBarton Creek
Big Horn Mountains
Big Horn Canyons
Cog Hill
Covered Bridge
Devil’s Island
Dorado Beach
Emerald Dunes
Latrobe
Sea Island
The TributeEntrada
Hapuna
Innisbrook
Kapalua Bay
Kapalua Plantation
Kapalua Village
Pelican Hill
Phoenix CC
Pinehurst #8
Prairie Dunes
Three Canyons
ValderramaAviara
Chateau Whistler
Frankfurter
Mauna Lani Oakmont
Princeville
Royal Melbourne
RTJ Auburn
RTJ The Judge
Stone Canyon
Thanksgiving Point
WestfieldsCabo del Sol
Gallery North
Grey Wolf
Kauri Cliffs
King & the Bear
Loch Lomond
New South Wales
Ocean Mills
Raven at South Mountain
RTJ Cambrian Ridge
Skeleton Coast
Superstition MountainBandon Dunes
Hokulia
Le Grand George
Lakeside
Owl Creek
Pacific Dunes
Panther Lake
RTJ Heartbreaker
RTJ Mindbreaker
RTJ Backbreaker
Taghazout
Wade HamptonHoltsmark
Kuneticka Hora
Le Sorcier
Losby
Oslo
PGA NationalPebble Beach
Spyglass Hill
Spanish Bay




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 - Homerun, Baseball - Pitching, Basketball, Soccer, Cricket, Lawn Bowling, 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 – info@ironandwoodsimulators.com




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. Prices range based on time of day ($40/hr to $45/hr) These rates are for the spaces, not per person (ie. 4 guests in a bay for 1 hour would amount to $10 + 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. 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! Our application was submitted the very first moments we were able to. The process can take quite some time SO in the early days of our business, the short answer is no, we are not yet permitted to sell alcohol. BUT we are excited to work with the municipality and province to expedite the process as quickly as possible. We are doing everything we can & appreciate your patience!




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?


Alcholic beverages are not permitted at Iron & Wood Golf Simulators. We have many non-alcoholic options for purchase and appreciate your adhearance during our liquor licence application process.




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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