Rules and Etiquette

1. Out of Bounds

    #1 – left side of fairway (past the driving range) and cemetery fence
    #17 – left side of fairway (property boundary markers)
    #18 – left side of fairway (road and ditch), maintenance area and parking lot

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2. Local rule: Ball in Driving Range – When it is known or virtually certain that a ball is in a red penalty area (Driving Range) and the player wishes to take relief, the player has two options, each for one penalty stroke: (1) The player may take stroke-and-distance relief. (2) The player may take lateral relief (red penalty area only). The reference point for taking lateral relief is point X, which is the estimated point where the original ball last crossed the edge of the red penalty area. The relief area is two club-lengths from the reference point, is not nearer to the hole than the reference point and may be in any area of the course, except the same penalty area. Players may NOT play shots from inside the boundaries of the Driving Range.

3. Slow players must let faster players play through.  The rule of thumb is “keep up with the group in front of you”, not “stay ahead of the group behind you”. Our preferred pace of play is 2:15 for 9 holes and 4:30 for 18 holes.

4. Only liquor purchased from the club may be consumed on course.

5. Power carts must stay on cart paths where available: 90 degree rule in effect.

6. No player shall play until the players in front are out of range.

7. When Your Ball Is Lost or Out of Bounds

When Ball is Lost. Your ball is lost if not found in three minutes after you or your caddie begins to search for it. If a ball is found in that time but it is uncertain whether it is your ball:

  • You must promptly attempt to identify the ball and are allowed a reasonable time to do so, even if that happens after the three-minute search time has ended.
    This includes a reasonable time to get to the ball if you are not where the ball is found.
  • If you do not identify your ball in that reasonable time, the ball is lost.

When Ball is Out of Bounds. Your ball at rest is out of bounds only when all of it is outside the boundary edge of the course.

8. Through the green, a player should make sure that any turf cut or displaced by that player is replaced at once and pressed down and any damage to the putting green made by the ball or player is repaired carefully.

9. Power carts must stay at least 30 feet from the greens and tee boxes.

10. Range balls are not allowed on the course.

11. Proper attire required. Check with the club house if you are unsure.

12. Soft spikes only on the golf course.

13. RELIEF OPTIONS FOR BALL UNPLAYABLE IN BUNKER
A player decides that his or her ball in a bunker is unplayable. The player has four options: (1) For one penalty stroke, the player may take stroke-and-distance relief. (2) For one penalty stroke, the player may take back-on-the-line relief in the bunker. (3) For one penalty stroke, the player may take lateral relief in the bunker. (4) For a total of two penalty strokes, the player may take back-on-the-line relief outside the bunker based on a reference line going straight back from the hole through the spot of the original ball.