Player Guidelines

An understanding of golf etiquette makes the game more enjoyable for everyone.

Rules of Golf

The Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews and the United States Golf Association, in consultation with other golfing bodies from throughout the world, carry out their review of the Rules of Golf on a four yearly basis. Visit the R&A site for the latest information regarding the Rules of Golf »

Checking in prior to play

All members and guests are required to ‘check in’ at the Golf Shop prior to play. On competition days you are expected to arrive at least 15 mins prior to your tee time. No play may commence from the 10th Tee without the permission of the Golf Shop staff.

Course Marshalling

Course Marshalling will occur on a regular basis to help ensure the pace of play is acceptable. If you are approached by a Course Marshall, please be aware that your group may be asked to speed up play if you are not maintaining your position in the field. Other groups will be asked to do the same. We ask your co-operation in the hope we can make everyone’s round of golf more enjoyable.

Pace of Play

The Committee is concerned about the pace of  play and has developed some simple and practical solutions to address this problem. Slow play ultimately is a result of either poor on course awareness or attitude or both. Accordingly, members are asked to adhere to the following guidelines to ensure that all players enjoy their golf.

  1. The maximum time for 18 holes in single stableford and par events is 4 hrs 5 minutes and 4 hrs 15 minutes for stroke events, inclusive of a stop at the half way house.
  2. Be ready at the tee at least five minutes prior to your scheduled tee time.
  3. Before teeing off determine the lowest marker who is responsible for etiquette and pace of play of the group.
  4. The key responsibility is to KEEP UP WITH THE GROUP IN FRONT.
  5. Play a provisional ball when in doubt.
  6. Move promptly between shots.
  7. Particularly on the tee, play out of turn if necessary.
  8. On the green, leave your clubs as close as practical to the next tee.
  9.  “Pick up” immediately if you cannot score on the hole.
  10. If falling behind the group in front, the first two players to putt out should proceed to the next tee and hit off.

Sand Buckets

All players, regardless of pulling or carrying golf clubs, must carry and use a sand bucket. At all times of the year, divot holes must be filled with sand. This includes divots taken in the rough. Please do not replace the divot. Pitch marks on greens must be repaired.

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