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
    • Out of bounds markers (white with black tops) override all boundary fencing and curator’s fence
  • Ball in lakes: Drop another ball at point of entry (penalty on stroke) (Completion - See Rule 26)
  • Ball must be lifted and dropped no nearer the hole with no penalty when:
    • Lying 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
  • Golfers must wear shirts and shoes at all times
  • No BYO alcohol to be brought onto the course

Golf Etiquette

  • Each player must carry an individual bag of clubs
  • All divots must be replaced and all bunkers must be raked
  • Don’t hold up play unduly
  • Don’t play until those in front are out of range
  • 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 holes
  • Leave putting green immediately after putting is concluded
  • Golf carts must remain 10m from greens and tees