Course Etiquette

  • 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, 3rd and 5th. When commencing from the 3rd tee players must not drive off if a match is on the second green, and the 5th if there are players on the 4th green.
  • 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 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.


Please ensure you are dressed appropriately for the course.

Smart golfwear on the course, smart casual wear in the clubhouse.