Course Policies

Policies

Registration

All golfers are required to sign the daily registration book in the golf shop with tee time, member account number and the proper cart usage: CP (cart plan), RC (rental cart), or W (walker). This will help us find you out on the golf course in case of emergencies, as well as making sure everyone is charged accordingly.

Starting Procedure

All play shall begin at #1 tee and must continue in normal rotation. No golfer will be allowed to start on #10 tee without specific permission from the Golf Shop staff.

Advance Tee Times

Advance tee times are highly recommended. Tee times can be made one week in advance during the scheduled golf season. April 15 through October 31. During the off-season, tee times are not required and the first tee is available on a first come first serve basis.

Dress Code

The Golf Committee has adopted the following “Dress Code” for the golf course and the practice areas during the in season months of April 15 through October 15.

Men, Women, and juniors must wear appropriate or traditional golf attire. (tennis shorts, cut-offs, short shorts, tank tops, and denim is not considered appropriate or traditional golf attire).

Soft Spikes only!! Tennis shoes, spikeless, soft spikes, and smooth soled athletic shoes are approved for footwear. Shoes with metal spikes are not permitted!

Etiquette

Repairing Ball Marks

Ball marks, those indentations caused when a ball lands sharply on a soft green, have been ruining good putts since the days of Old Tom Morris. Unrepaired ball marks take two to three weeks to properly heal, leaving behind unsightly, uneven putting surfaces. On the other hand, a repaired ball mark only takes half that time to heal.

Beginner or pro, it is your responsibility as a golfer to fix your own marks. If you’re truly a steward of the game, you’ll fix any others you see while your partners are putting. There’s really not much to it, but there are a few guidelines you should follow when making these repairs:

However, there are several safety measures you can take to avoid being hit by lightning:

  • Insert repair tool into the outter edge of ballmark
  • Push edge back towards center of mark – NO TWISTING!
  • Tamp down with putter to smooth repair
  • Step back and admire your repair

Always Yell “FORE” if approaching group ahead of you with long drive or shot.

Cart Operation

Please keep a safe distance between carts at all times. DO NOT Follow Closely.

Please keep carts on pathway after rainstorms. Or use 90 degree rule when in effect.

Never park or operate a cart within fifty feet of lakes, sandtraps or greens.

Raking Bunkers

Sand bunkers are enough of a hazard without the bad lies caused by an unraked surface, so here’s some quick tips for making sure that the next golfer who faces your predicament isn’t additionally cursed by an ungroomed bunker.

Try to enter and exit the bunker from the point that’s closest to your ball, but most level to the adjacent playing surface. Don’t try to climb out by going up a steep bunker face (you can damage the lip of the bunker and displace too much sand).

Always rake the bunker immediately after your sand shot.

Be careful not to pull excess sand to (or over) the lip of the bunker. The best practice is to alternate between pulling sand toward you and pushing it back with the tines of the rake, thus making a relatively even surface without displacing too much sand.

Safety

Lightening Safety on the Golf Course

It always seems to happen when you are having the round of your life. The sky darkens, the wind picks up and the thunder begins to roll across the golf course.

The temptation always exists in these circumstances to convince yourself and your playing partners that there is enough time to finish your round, or at least a few more holes. If you play on instead of seeking shelter, your great round could become the last round of your life.

Every year more people are killed or injured by lightning than by tornadoes, floods or hurricanes. In fact, it’s estimated that in the United States, as many as 300 people are killed by lightning each year.

Because they are generally open areas with scattered individual trees, golf courses are dangerous places during a thunderstorm. A lightning bolt will take the shortest route between the cloud and the ground, which means that a golfer standing in the middle of a fairway or huddled under a tree is a prime target for a strike.

However, there are several safety measures you can take to avoid being hit by lightning:

  • Seek shelter at the first sign of a thunderstorm. If the course’s warning system sounds, take cover.
  • If possible, get off the golf course or go to a designated lightning shelter.
  • Do not stand under a lone tree. This is where most people are injured or killed.
  • Stay away from water.
  • Stay away from your golf clubs.
  • If your shoes have metal spikes, take them off.
  • Move away from your golf cart.
  • If stranded in the open, go to a low place such as a ravine or valley.
  • STAY OFF CELLPHONES

Are Golfers at Risk from pesticides?

NO. There is no scientific evidence that golfers face any chronic health risks from the pesticides used to maintain courses.

Once a liquid pesticide product is applied and the turf is dry or the product has been watered in, there is very little chance of exposure to golfers or others who enter the area.

Golfers with possible chemical allergies are always encouraged to contact superintendents to find out what products might be in use.