Golf Etiquette and Local Rules


The Clubs No.1 rule is for you to enjoy yourself. To maximise enjoyment to everyone, we encourage the following behaviour:

  • Arrive early on Saturday to assist the Captain in assigning groups
  • The Club practices ‘Ready Golf’, i.e. take your hit when you are ready to go. An exception to Ready golf may apply during Match Play.
  • Mark your ball so that you can identify it.
  • Hit ONLY when golfers ahead of you are out of range.
  • Stand still and facing other golfers while they are hitting.
  • Watch where all balls go to avoid time spent looking for lost balls.
  • Yell the warning “FORE!” if your ball is heading toward another golfer.
  • Player furthest from the hole usually plays first but golfers out of range of the group in front can play first, if ready.
  • Walk briskly between shots and be ready to play when it is your turn.
  • Keep pace with the group in front of you at all times.
  • Assist playing partners when needed by bringing clubs, finding lost balls, etc.
  • Avoid pulling buggies across the green and park buggies near the next hole.
  • Repair your divots (Carry a sand bucket)
  • Repair your pitch marks.
  • Rake the camel grass
  • Avoid stepping on another player’s putting line.
  • Mark your ball if it is in the path of another player’s ball.
  • Record all scores on the next tee.

Slow Play

We hate slow play. The ladies club hates it even more. If the Captain does not berate you, the ladies members will.

  • Be ready to hit when it is your turn.
  • Limit practice swings to one or none.
  • Take plenty of clubs with you to your ball when leaving your bag or riding cart.
  • Consider all options as you approach your ball to make decisions quickly.
  • Watch all balls until they stop rolling to avoid lengthy searches.
  • Use a fixed object as a reference point.
  • All players should go directly to their own ball and play when ready.
  • If you do fall behind, let faster groups play through.
  • Continue putting until holed out unless you would be standing on someone’s putting line.
  • Pick up during PAR or Stableford rounds

Local Rules

The Captain has the right to enforce his opinion, no matter how ridiculous it is!

  • All drops must be from knee height
  • Ball must land in and come to rest in relief area
  • Hitting unattended flagstick is allowed when putting
  • Repair of almost any damage to green now allowed
  • No penalty for accidental movement of ball or ball marker on green
  • No penalty for ball if accidently moved while searching. Replace ball with no penalty.
  • Removal of loose impediments in bunker or penalty area now allowed.
  • Touching line of play on green now allowed.

Garden beds with some form of tan bark / mulch cover have been nominated by the Committee at Holes 1, 2, 4, 5, 7, 10, 16 and 17.

Holes 1 & 10: From the timber sleeper board to the bridge opposite the green. Also, after the bridge to the back of the green.

Holes 7 & 16: The area on the left hand side before, opposite and back of the green.