We have a standard Golf etiquette dress code.
Mens Preferred Dress
Slacks or Tailored Shorts (with pockets and zipper and of a respectable length), Golf Shirt (polo style with a collar or sleeves), Sweater or Pullover, Jacket and/or Rain Gear, Golf Shoes with Soft Spikes.
Ladies Preferred Dress
Slacks, Capris, Golf Skirts, Tailored Shorts (with pockets and zipper and of a respectable length), Golf Shirt (polo style with a collar or sleeves), Sweater or Pullover, Jacket and/or Rain Gear, Golf Shoes with Soft Spikes.
Jeans, cutoffs, Short Shorts, Sweatpants, Gym/Swim Shorts, No Shirt, Inappropriate T-shirts, Sports Jerseys, Muscle Shirts, Tank Tops, Metal Spikes.
Staff & Marshal's have the authority to remove you from the course (without refund) for failure to adhere to club rules and regulations.
Tee Time Reservations
If there is a reduction in players or cancellation within 4 hours of your reserved time you may be subject to a no show fee equal to 100% of the booked green fee rate
At the Golf Shop
Check in at the golf shop to determine your tee time and let the staff know that you and/or your group have arrived and pay your appropriate fees. Check in early enough to allow you time to warm up and get prepared to play, generally 20 to 30 minutes early.
On the Practice Range
Balls are available for purchase from the pro shop.
Because many people often use the range at one time, be aware of others as you practice or warm up. Do not get too close to other players while they are hitting balls and do not distract others. If all the practice area stations are taken, you must wait until someone finishes their practice and leaves the station before claiming the spot. When you finish your allotment of balls, leave the area so others can practice.
Be cognizant of the practice range area. Aim towards the center of the area so that slices and hooks will stay in the range and not stray onto the golf course. Be aware of the length of the range and do not hit clubs that you know will clear the back net – flying golf balls can be dangerous!
Rental carts may only be operated by persons 16 or older and must be kept on paths around tee boxes and greens and out of bunkers and out of bounds areas. No cart should ever be within 30 feet of any green. Avoid wet areas, bunker edges, water hazards, grassy mounds etc.
Operating a cart while intoxicated or under the influence is strictly forbidden and the person responsible for a cart will be charged for all damage caused to person, property, grounds, rental cart or another cart.
Private carts, with paid trackage, may only be used by the owner of the cart, or someone who resides in the same residence.
If equipped with a stereo or speaker, the volume should be at a level that is not intrusive to other players
Please remove all cans, garbage, and trash from the cart when returning it to the clubhouse and if you smoke use an ashtray.
On the Course
Be motionless and quiet while others are making a stroke. Golfers can easily be distracted. Talking, jingling of coins, standing in the line of play or sight, or walking are examples of actions that can be distracting to a golfer trying to concentrate on a shot.
Be courteous and pleasant on the course. Maintain your composure at all times, even when you’re having a bad day on the course. Do not slam, throw or otherwise abuse your clubs or course after a poor shot.
Help visually follow other player’s golf balls and locate them, if necessary.
Be ready to hit when it’s your turn. A general rule of golf is the person farthest away from the hole hits first, but it is imperative that everyone in the group be ready to play when it’s their turn to do so.
Keep up with the group in front of you. Your group should always remain within a shot behind the group in front of you. If the group in front of you speeds up, your group should play faster and make an effort to catch back up with that group.
Youth on the Course
Children that 12 years of age or younger must always be accompanied by an adult.
Children that are 13 years of age or older are permitted to golf without an adult as long as they can keep pace of play and are respectful of all rules & guidelines.
Pace of Play
Every attempt should be made to maintain your group’s proper position on the course. As a general rule, players should maintain proper pace with the group in front of them and not slow up groups behind them.
If you find that your group is not keeping pace and is holding up a group behind you, invite that group to play through by waiving them up with your hand. When you do this, stand aside and let the group play through you comfortably before you resume play.
As a general rule, if a hole is open in front of you, you are out of position and should speed up play, even if there is no group behind you.
Things you can do to speed up play
Pick the set of tees and yardages that match your skill level.
Play ready golf throughout your entire round. The term “Ready golf” means that whoever in the group is ready to play, hits, even if it is not their turn to play.
Always be ready to hit when it’s your turn. Have your club selected and be ready to hit when it’s appropriate.
Do not take an inordinate number of practice swings.
Do not stand over your ball for a long period of time before making your shot.
Use reference points when marking the flight and/or spot of a golf ball. Line up the flight of the ball with a specific tree, pole, building or other fixed object.
Hit a provisional ball when your shot may be out of bounds or lost outside of a water hazard.
Do not unduly delay play in an attempt to retrieve your ball from a water hazard or an out‐of‐play area.
Leave the green immediately upon completion of the hole. Mark the scores for the hole on the way to the next teeing area. Do not practice putt on the green if the next tee is open or a group is waiting to hit behind you.
Do not take practice shots (i.e. mulligans) during play.
If you stop for a snack at the turn, allow following groups to play through if you’re holding up play.
Golfers are responsible for protecting themselves and for taking care of others on the course.
When making a swing, whether practice or an actual stroke, be sure that no one is in a position to be hit by the club. This is particularly important in the teeing area.
Players should not hit shots until the players in front of them are out of range.
If a ball in motion might strike someone, the player and/or his group should shout “FORE!” as a warning. If you hear someone shouting “FORE!” cover up to avoid being struck by a flying golf ball.
Maintaining the quality of the golf course is every golfer’s responsibility. A few seconds taken to repair a ball mark or fix a divot helps maintain good turf quality and makes the game more enjoyable for everyone. As a general rule, leave the golf course in better condition than you found it. Remember to:
Replace divots after you make a shot. Replace as much of the grass as is possible and tap down lightly with your foot. Take care to make sure that divots are not taken with practice swings and limit the number of practice swings taken, especially in the teeing area.
Rake bunkers properly after hitting bunker shots.
Repair ball marks on the green. To repair a ball mark, use a tee or tool designed for that purpose. Gently stretch the edges of the turf back over the ball mark, loosen the soil underneath so the turf can take root, and then tap the spot down with your putter. Press down any irregularities after you putt, as long as you are not unduly delaying play or affecting the subsequent play of others in your group.
Be certain not to do anything, even inadvertently, that will damage the surface of the green or hole. When walking, be careful not to drag your feet. When lowering the flagstick to the green surface, do not jab the end into the green surface. When replacing the flagstick in the hole, be careful not to damage the hole. Never slam your putter on the putting surface or into the side of the hole. Always retrieve your ball from the hole with your hand, not the head of the putter.
Leave your golf bag off to the side of the green in the direction of the next teeing ground.
Replace any moveable obstruction (e.g., hazard stakes, benches, signs) when they have been moved. Be sure not to violate The Rules of Golf when replacing moveable obstructions.
The Rules of Golf
Golf is unique in that each player is responsible for knowing and administering the rules and obliged to call penalties on himself if necessary. It is important, therefore, to develop an understanding of the rules of golf and to play the game by the rules at all times.