Rules and Etiquette

Local Rules

  • Out of bounds:
    • The fence around the perimeter of the course is out of bounds
    • Curator’s Compound is out of bounds
  • Ball in lakes: Drop another ball at point of entry (penalty one stroke) (Completion - See Rule 26)
  • Ball must be lifted and dropped no nearer the hole with no penalty when:
    • lying with one club length of a tree or shrub under two club lengths in height
    • ball is embedded
    • on a green or tee other than the one being played
    • in a wheel mark
    • ball is in ground under repair (GUR)
    • within two club lengths of any structure within the course
    • on any path
  • Wear shirts/tops at all times

Golf Etiquette

  • Each player must carry an individual bag of clubs
  • All divots must be replaced and all holes made in bunkers must be smoothed
  • Don’t hold up play unduly
  • Don’t play until those in front are out of range
  • If there is a clear hole in front, please allow those following to pass
  • In taking practice swings, players should avoid causing damage to the course
  • If searching for a ball, signal following players through. Don’t start again until they are out of range.
  • Replace flag stick in hole
  • Leave putting green immediately after putting is concluded
  • Practice swings on tees prohibited
  • Golf buggies must not be taken on greens or tees