Rules & Regulations
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Each player must possess his/her own set of clubs and sharing of clubs is therefore prohibited. Green fees should be paid prior to play and a green fee tag should be displayed. Three balls are the preferred group size. Visitors are also requested to ensure that they comply with the Club's requirements relating to:
Etiquette on the course
Dress on the course
Etiquette in the clubhouse
Prior to play
Each player must be a bona fide golfer with a handicap issued by a golf club or a recognised golfing society.
Handicap certificates should be produced on request. Failure to do so may result in a player being refused permission to play the course.
Each player must be equipped with a set of clubs, with the sharing of clubs forbidden.
The correct green fee for the day must be paid prior to commencing play. In cases where the Professional’s Shop is closed, visitors should contact either the Club Manager or Bar Steward.
Visitor’s Tickets must be displayed as proof of paying the appropriate green fee. Unless the Club Manager has given prior permission, visitors are requested to arrange to play in maximum groups of three.
Ride-on Buggies are available for rental through the Pro’s Shop. These are available to any golfers wishing to use them, throughout the year (course and weather conditions permitting).
Etiquette on the Course
Caddy cars (wide wheels only) must not be taken onto tees, greens, aprons of greens and inside bunkers protecting greens.
All games will start from the first tee and from the yellow (Gents) or black (Ladies) tee markers unless previously agreed by the Club Manager. Members playing in a club or official competitive event have priority over visitors. A single player has no standing on the course.
Pitch marks on greens must be repaired and divots on the fairways replaced. Bunkers must be properly raked to remove footmarks etc.
Slow play is to be avoided at all times and rounds (18 holes) are expected to take no longer than 3.5 hours.
Pets and animals are not allowed on the course at any time.
The use of mobile phones on the course is prohibited except in cases of extreme emergency.
Dress on the Course
Golf footwear of approved types fitted with either spiked or rubber soles must be worn.
Gentlemen must wear an appropriate collared shirt or roll necked sweater that must be worn tucked inside the trouser or short waistband at all times.
Tee shirts, tracksuits or parts thereof, football and other sports shirts are not allowed. Jeans and denim trousers are not permitted.
Trousers must not be tucked into socks unless waterproofs are being worn over the top. Tailored, knee-length shorts are permitted but only when worn with proper knee or ankle length sports socks.
Ladies must wear dress comparable to that for gentlemen.