If you have booked a time to golf at a city-owned course over the long weekend, you will need to pick up the phone to keep it.

Manitobans planning to golf over the long weekend can only golf alone or with others from their household according to the newly-announced temporary Public Health Orders. To assure golfers in Winnipeg do so, the City of Winnipeg is cancelling all of their pre-booked tee times at its courses for the weekend.

"We apologize for the inconvenience of cancelling all pre-existing bookings, but this latest round of restrictions meant that we were unable to honour the vast majority of bookings made under the previous provincial public health orders," the City of Winnipeg says in a statement Friday.

A spokesperson says this will effect dozens of people each day on their courses. Saturday bookings were lighter due to pending poor weather.

This affects all city-owned courses, as the new orders in place from Saturday to Wednesday do not allow outdoor gatherings between people of other households, excluding single-person households.

After 2 p.m. on Friday, May 21, phone lines will open for golfers to book time on the course once again. When arriving, golfers will need to provide identification with their address. 

"The number of golfers permitted in our clubhouses is limited, and we suggest golfers allow additional time ahead of their tee time for the collection of information."

This affects Cresent Drive Golf Course, Kildonan Park Golf Course, and Windsor Park Golf Course.