Course Etiquette & Local Rules
- Speed of course : Weekdays 2-ball, Weekends 4-ball.
- Players should call through the match behind if it is being caused to wait unduly. See Information Board for speed of the course on a daily basis.
- Should a match lose a full hole on those in front, the match following must be invited through.
- A single player has no standing on the course.
- Play must not commence from any tee other than the 1st and 5th. When commencing from the latter players must not drive off if a match has played to the 4th green.
5a. The Seniors Team, when playing matches at home against visiting clubs, may start at the 1st and 3rd tees.
- Players waiting to start at the 1st tee must give priority to players approaching the 9th green who intend to play on. The waiting players, after allowing one match to continue, may then take their place on the course whether or not a further match is approaching the 9th green.This will allow new matches, and matches having completed nine holes, to alternate on the 1st/10th tee. Players taking part in Club Knockout Competitions have priority on the course.
- No players should play from any tee until the players in front have played their second strokes and are out of range, nor play up to the green until the players in front have holed out and moved away.
- All turf cut or displaced (i.e divots) must be replaced and firmly pressed down. Also footmarks in bunkers and other sand displaced must be smoothed over. Any pitch marks or damage to any putting green made by the ball or the players should be carefully repaired.
- If a ball is lost, it is the duty of the player concerned to call the following match through. Having done so, play must not recommence until the match called through is out of range.
- Players who have holed out must not try their putts again when other players are following.
- In the interest of all, players should play without delay.
- All members are expected to be smartly dressed both on and off the course.
- It is the responsibility of all competitors to be familiar with the Rules of Golf as published by the Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews.
It is the first responsibility of all players to ensure the safety of others.
- Out of bounds (Rule 27)
(i) In or beyond any fence or wall bounding the course.
(ii) In or beyond the grip alongside the wood at No’s 2 & 11.
(iii) To the right of No’s 6 and 15 as defined by white posts.
(iv) On or over the road alongside the 8th/17th green.
(v) A line from the back of the 8th/17th green, extending along the bank and trees surrounding the ground staff’s area to the clubhouse garden wall, as defined by white posts.
(vi) The car park and the grounds of the clubhouse including the practice putting green and practice chipping area, as defined by White posts.
- Water Hazards (as defined by Yellow posts) (Rule 26).
(i) The ditch crossing No’s 1 & 10 and 2 & 11.
(ii) The pond and its banks at No’s 9 & 18.
(iii)The ditch behind the 1st/10th Green and extending across the 2nd/11th fairway.
- Lateral Water Hazards (as defined by Red posts) (Rule 26)
(i) The ditch at the left of No’s 2 and 11 above the out of bounds defined in 1. (ii) above.
(ii) The depression to the left of the green at No’s 4 & 13.
- Stones in Bunkers Stones in bunkers are moveable obstructions. Rule 24-1 applies.
- Paths All paths within the bounds of the course are deemed to be immovable obstructions. The ball must be lifted without penalty and dropped in accordance with the procedure as in Rule 24-2B(i). The ball may be cleaned when so lifted.
- Staked trees Relief must be taken, without penalty. Rule25b(i).
7. Tyre Marks Relief may be taken, without penalty. Rule25b(i)
Please ensure you are dressed appropriately for the course.