Rules & Regulations
Rules & Regulations
- All persons using the Club Facilities shall abide by all rules and regulations of the Club as they may be amended from time to time.
- The Club Facilities shall be open on the days and during the hours as may be established by the Club. Areas of the Club may also be closed for scheduled maintenance and repairs.
- Alcoholic beverages will not be served or sold, nor permitted to be consumed, at the Club in any manner prohibited by law. The Club reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to refuse service to a member or guest when that member or guest appears to be intoxicated.
- All food and beverages consumed on the Club Facilities must be furnished by the Club. Employees are not permitted to deliver food or alcoholic beverages to locations away from the clubhouse unless otherwise approved by the Club.
- Commercial advertisements shall not be posted or circulated in the Club nor shall solicitations of any kind be made on the Club Facilities or upon the Club’s stationery without the prior approval of the Club.
- No one shall use the roster or list of members for solicitation, commercial or political purposes or distribute the roster or list to anyone other than a member.
- It is contrary to the Club’s policy to have its facilities used for functions or fund raising efforts for the benefit of a political cause, except as specifically permitted by the Club. The Club Facilities shall not be used in connection with organized religious services or other activities except as may be approved by the Club.
- No one should request special personal services from employees of the Club or use of the Club’s furnishings or equipment which are not ordinarily available for use by members.
- Smoking is only permitted in designated areas.
- Dogs or other pets (with the exception of those assisting persons with disabilities) are not permitted on the Club Facilities, except with the permission of the Club. Where dogs are permitted on the grounds, they must be on a leash. Members are responsible for damage caused by an animal owned or controlled by any of them or their families or guests.
- All complaints, criticisms or suggestions of any kind relating to any of the operations of the Club or its employees must be in writing, signed and addressed to the Club Manager. No one may abuse any of the Club’s employees, verbally or otherwise. All service employees are under the supervision of the Club Management and no member or guest shall reprimand or discipline any employee. Any employee not rendering courteous and prompt service should be reported to the management of the Club immediately.
- Golf attire is appropriate for lunch hours.
- Jackets may be required during select events.
- Shirts and shoes must be worn at all times when at the Club.
- Spike-less or soft-spike shoes are the only type of golf shoes allowed at the Club.
Reservations & Cancellations
Dinner reservations are required for the Restaurant. Reservations should be made through the Clubhouse. Members are asked to make reservations for dining prior to 5:00 p.m. on the day involved. Reservations for parties of more than 8 persons will be accommodated on an “as available” basis. The courtesy of providing notice of changes or cancellations is required by 3:00 p.m. on the day involved. Reservations that are not cancelled are subject to a no-show charge. Reservations for dining will be held for only fifteen minutes after the reserved time.
- To cancel a reservation for a special event such as New Years Eve, please notify the Club at least two days prior to the event. Cancellations after this deadline can only be accepted without charge, if there is a waiting list from which the can fill your spot; if there is no waiting list, the member’s Club account will be charged.
- Private events must be cancelled at least two weeks prior to the scheduled date. An amount equal to 20% of the total amount of the banquet will be charged to the member’s Club account if the cancellation is within the two-week period prior to the scheduled event.
Guest privileges may be extended under the rules established by the Club from time to time. Although it is the intention of the Club to accommodate guests without inconvenience to the members, the Club reserves the right to limit the number of guests that accompany or are sponsored by a member on any given day. The Club shall establish from time to time the rate of the daily guest fees, charges and the rules and regulations for use of the Club Facilities by guests. Guest privileges may be denied, withdrawn or revoked at any time for reasons considered sufficient by the Club, in its sole and absolute discretion. All guests shall be either houseguests or day guests. A houseguest is defined as a guest temporarily residing in a member’s residence. All other guests of a member shall be considered day guests.
- The Club reserves the right to determine from time to time the maximum number of times a particular day guest may use the Club Facilities as a guest of a member during each membership year. Please check with the Administrative office for current guest privileges or restrictions.
- All guests must be accompanied by the sponsoring member while using the Club Facilities unless the Club determines otherwise. A particular individual using the Club Facilities as a guest must be registered by the sponsoring member with the Club. The Club reserves the right to require identification by each guest. Guests will be charged guest fees for use of the Club Facilities as determined from time to time by the Club.
- Guests will be entitled to use the Club Facilities only in accordance with the privileges of the membership of the sponsoring member upon payment of daily fees.
- Guest charges for any services will be charged against the sponsoring member’s Club account.
- The sponsoring member shall be responsible for all charges incurred by the guest. The sponsoring member is also responsible for the conduct of a guest while at the Club. If the manner, deportment or appearance of any guest is deemed to be unsatisfactory, the sponsoring member shall, at the request of the Club, ask their guest to leave the premises of the Club.
Unless permitted by the Club, children under twelve (12) years of age are not allowed at the Club Facilities unless accompanied and supervised by an adult. Children under eighteen (18) years of age are not allowed to use the Club Facilities after 10:00 pm unless accompanied by an adult. Members are responsible for the conduct and safety of their children when enjoying the Club Facilities.
General Golf Rules
- The Rules of Golf as adopted by the USGA together with the Rules of Etiquette as adopted by the USGA shall be the rules of the Club, except when in conflict with local rules or with any of the rules herein.
- “Cutting-in” is not permitted at any time. All players must check in with the starter. Under no circumstances are players permitted to start play from residences.
- Practice is not allowed on the golf course. The practice facilities should be used for all practice.
- Speed of play will be strictly enforced. If a foursome or other group of players fail to keep their place on the course and fall behind the preceding group by more than one hole, the group must allow the following group to play through. Do the same when you stop to search for a lost ball. No more than five minutes should be used to search for lost balls.
- All players who stop after playing nine holes for any reason must occupy the next tee before the following players arrive at the tee or they shall lose their position on the golf course and must get permission from the starter to resume play.
- All tournament play must be approved in advance by the Golf Professional.
- Enter and leave bunkers at the nearest level point to the green and smooth sand over with a rake upon leaving.
- Repair all ball marks on the green.
- Repair all divots.
- Ball hawking is not allowed on the course at any time.
- The course ranger has full authority on the golf course to enforce all rules and speed of play. If a player is repeatedly warned for slow play, the Club may take such action as it deems appropriate, including without limitation, restricting the person’s use of the golf course during certain times of the day.
- Each player must have his or her own set of golf clubs.
- If lightning is in the area, all play shall cease.
- Jogging, bicycling, fishing or recreational walking is not permitted on the golf course at any time.
- No beverage coolers are permitted on the course unless provided by the Club.
- “Discontinued Play” Policy: less than four holes played – full eighteen hole credit; less than thirteen holes played – nine hole credit.
- Twosomes may play at the discretion of the golf shop. Twosomes should not expect to play through foursomes and should not exert any pressure on the groups ahead. Foursomes shall have the right of way.
- Twosomes and singles shall be grouped with other players, if available, at the discretion of the golf shop.
- Singles shall have no priority on the golf course and shall be permitted to play only at the discretion of the golf shop. Singles should not expect to play through other groups and should not exert any pressure on groups ahead.
- Groups of five or more players shall only be permitted on the golf course with the permission of the golf shop.
- The practice range is open during normal operating hours as posted in the Golf Shop. The practice range may be closed for general maintenance at the Club’s discretion.
- Range balls are for use on the practice range and may not be used on the golf course.
- Golf carts are not permitted on any tee area. Parking of golf carts is allowed in designated areas.
- Balls must be hit from designated areas.
- Proper golf attire is required at all times on the practice range and shall be defined by the Head Golf Professional.
- Handbag ball shaggers are not permitted.
- Lessons by unauthorized professionals are prohibited.
Proper golf attire is required for all golfers and non-golfers present at the golf facilities. A description of “proper attire” shall be posted prominently in the locker rooms from time to time. The posted dress code is mandatory for all. Improperly dressed golfers will be asked to change before playing. If you are in doubt concerning your attire, please check with the Golf Shop before starting play.
General Golf Cart Rules
- The use of golf carts is mandatory when posted.
- Golf carts shall not be used on the Club Facilities without proper assignment and registration in the Golf Shop.
- Golf carts may only be used on the golf course when the course is open for play.
- Each operator of a golf cart must be at least sixteen (16) years of age and have a valid automobile driver’s license.
- Only two persons and two sets of golf clubs are permitted per golf cart.
- Obey all golf cart traffic signs. Golf carts should not be driven on the roads and do not have the right of way on roadways.
- Always use golf cart paths where provided.
- Be careful to avoid soft areas on fairways, especially after rains. Use roughs whenever possible.
- Never drive a golf cart through a hazard.
- Operation of a golf cart is at the risk of the operator. Cost of repair to a golf cart which is damaged by the member, shall be charged to the member, or in the case of damage by a guest of a member, to the sponsoring member. Each member shall be held fully responsible for any and all damages, including damages to the golf cart that are caused by the misuse of the golf cart by the member or guests and shall reimburse the Club for any and all damages the Club may sustain by reason of misuse.
- Each member accepts and assumes all responsibility for liability connected with operation of the golf cart under his or her membership. The member also expressly indemnifies and agrees to hold harmless the Indemnified Parties from any and all damages, whether direct or consequential, arising from or related to the member or guests’ operation of the golf cart.
- Cart directional and usage signage is to be adhered to without exception.
- Violations of the golf cart rules may result in loss of golf cart privileges and/or playing privileges.
- Handicaps are computed under the supervision of the Golf Shop in accordance with the current USGA Handicap System.
- All members and their guests with a USGA approved handicap may participate in Club tournaments as applicable. All handicaps submitted may be reviewed by the Golf Shop.
- Golfers are responsible for turning in all their scores on a daily basis. Any person failing to turn in a score shall result in a score being posted that is equal to his or her lowest score on record. The Golf Shop shall assist any members needing help with the posting procedures.
- Accurate records are to be kept of scores turned in and recorded for all full rounds played. The Golf Shop shall determine if there are violations in turning in scores.
Golf Course Etiquette
Persons using the golf course should do their part to make a round of golf a pleasant experience for everyone at the Club. Here are some suggestions:
- Do not waste time. Anticipate the club or clubs you may need, and go directly to your ball. Always be near your ball to play promptly when it is your turn. If a player is delayed in making his shot, it would be courteous for such player to indicate to another player to play which should not be deemed playing out of turn.
- The time required to “hole out” on and around the green is a chief cause of slow play. Study and clear the line of your putt while others are doing the same. Be ready to putt when it is your turn.
- Be sociable, but reserve your extended conversations for the 19th hole.
- When approaching a green, park your golf cart on the cart path on the best direct line to the next tee, in order to save significant time. Never leave the golf cart in front of the green where you will have to go back and get it while the following players wait for you to move on.
- Carefully rake bunkers after use.
- Fill all divots with soil mix provided on each golf cart.
- When play of a hole is completed, leave the green promptly and proceed to the next tee without delay. Record the scoring for the completed hole while the others in your group are playing from the next tee.
- If you are not holding your place on the course (see General Golf Rules), allow the players behind to play through. Do the same if you stop to search for a lost ball.
- The golf rangers will report slow play and all breaches of golf etiquette to the Golf Shop. Appropriate action will be taken by the Golf Shop personnel.