Information for Players

Information for Players

Practice Rounds

Golfers competing in the Professional division may play practice rounds on the tournament course, Irv Warren Golf Course, on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday of the tournament week. The staff at Irv Warren encourages you to come out at your convenience and they will get you out on the course for your practice rounds. Complementary practice rounds will be offered to Pros registered to play in the Professional division on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday the week of the tournament. Practice rounds cannot be played on Thursday at Irv Warren Golf Course due to the Pro-Sponsor Tournament. Players are welcome to show up and walk the course throughout the day on Thursday, but players are prohibited from taking any clubs on the course during that time. The putting green and practice area will be available for use throughout the day on Thursday.

Driving Range

There is an area at Irv Warren Golf Course to hit shag balls, but golfers will need to provide and pick up their own golf balls. Golfers are also welcome to visit Cedar Valley Golf Center to hit range balls. Cedar Valley Golf Center is not affiliated with the Waterloo Open and golfers will have to purchase range balls at this location. Cedar Valley Golf Center is located less than 2 miles from Irv Warren Golf Course. Please visit for more information and directions. Sunnyside Country Club will not be open for use by Professionals during this year’s Waterloo Open unless the pro is accompanied by a member of Sunnyside Country Club. Any pros that are on Sunnyside’s premises who are not accompanied by a member will be asked to leave.


Pros are allowed to use push/pull carts during the Waterloo Open. Motorized carts are not allowed.

Carts are allowed for the first two rounds of the Amateur Division tournament at both South Hills and Gates Park. Cart reservations can be made in advance for Gates Park only - please contact the course pro.

Tee Times

Tee times for each round of the tournament typically begin at 6:50AM, with the latest tee times around 1:00PM (depending on the size of the field). Friday and Saturday tee times will be posted no later than the Wednesday before the tournament. Championship Round tee times will be posted shortly after the conclusion of play on Saturday.

Tee time requests will be considered at the time of payment.