The following points are provided to assist in the upkeep of the course and ensure that you and your fellow members have an enjoyable round of golf:
- Repair divots by knocking in the edges.
- Repair all plug marks on greens with a pitch repairer.
- Enter and leave bunkers from the lowest access point.
- Do not lean on your putter when on the green.
- Players are allowed to take buggies with wide flat tyres across the green in order to reduce traffic around the edges of greens.
Before leaving a bunker, a player should carefully fill up and smooth over all holes and footprints, and then leave the rake within the bunker.
- Pull rake toward you as you exit the bunker.
- If required rake other affected areas.
- Do not pile sand at the edge of the bunker and push back excess sand.
Bunker Rake Policy
- All rakes are to be placed inside the bunkers.
- The rake is to be placed within the bunker parallel with the line of play to the relevant green
Ball Marks (right)
- Always start at the back of the mark and push forward with the repairer.
- Use repairer around all sides and slowly ease turf toward the centre of the mark. Do not lift the soil upwards.
- Lightly tap down with putter.
- Your completed repair should look like this.
1. Remove any loose turf from the affected area.
2-3. Knock in all sides of the edge of the divot with your club or your shoe.
4. Correctly mended divot.
Damage to Greens
Flagsticks, Bags etc.
Players should ensure that when putting down bags, or the flagstick, no damage is done to the putting green, and that neither they nor their caddies damage the hole by standing close to it in handling the flagstick or in removing the ball from the hole. The flagstick should be properly replaced in the hole before the players leave the putting green.
Handling the flag (right)
- Don’t drop the flagstick on the putting surface as it will cause damage.
- Always lower the flagstick by club
- …or by hand.
- Avoid damage to surrounds by placing the stick in the centre of the cup.
Players are requested NOT to use their putter head to remove their golf ball from the hole. The putter can only be used if it has a fitted ball clasp on the handle end of the putter.
Motorised Golf Carts
- Not be taken within 15 metres of greens, tees and bunkers unless on established pathways.
- Not be parked in front of greens.
- Be kept to rough areas as much as possible during wet and frosty conditions.
- Be kept clear of all wet areas.
- Have handbrake/parkbrake applied on all occasions when not in motion.
- Avoid sensitive and newly planted native plants and grass roughs at all times.
- Not carry more than two persons at any time.
- Drivers must obey all daily local rules in place regarding the use of motorised carts.
Should there be a need to suspend play due to inclement weather, the siren will sound once. Please remain on the course.
When play is ready to resume, the siren will sound once again.
If play is abandoned, the siren will sound twice.
In the case of lightning, players may cease play without waiting for a siren. Players should take action and take the necessary cover and may leave the course to do so.