Course Care

Bunker Care

Before leaving a bunker, a player should carefully fill up and smooth over all holes and footprints made by him/her, and then leave the rake outside the bunker on the designated area marked with white paint.

  • Always enter the bunker at the lowest point.
  • 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. Push back excess sand.
Repairing Ball-Marks & Divots

Ball-Marks:

  • 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.

Divots:

  • Remove any loose turf from the affected area.
  • - 3 Knock in all sides of the edge of the divot with your club or your shoe.
  • 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

  • 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.

Removing Ball

Players are requested to NOT to use their putter to remove their golf ball from the hole.

Motorised Golf Carts

Players using MOTORISED GOLF CARTS must abide by the rules set down covering their use as follows:

  • Carts must always be driven with due consideration for other players.
  • Carts must not travel within ten metres of the green or tees or between bunkers and greens under any circumstances.
  • No more than two persons may ride in the cart at any one time.
  • Children under the age of sixteen years are NOT permitted to drive carts.
  • The utmost consideration must be given to the preservation of turf. KEEP OFF wet areas. KEEP OFF areas which have already been damaged by wear. KEEP OFF tees and areas subject to heavy traffic between greens and adjoining tees.
  • Where paths are provided, carts must remain on the path.
  • CART DRIVERS WHO DO NOT STRICTLY COMPLY WITH THE RULES WILL BE LIABLE TO HAVE PERMISSION TO USE CARTS REVOKED.

Green Cutting Procedures

Greens are cut in a predetermined order.

On days on which competitions are programmed, the aim is to cut each green before players on the time sheet are in a position to reach any particular green.

In the event of players in a competition being ready to play a green, the staff are instructed to stand aside and allow the players to proceed.

On other occasions, ie no competition or members playing earlier than times shown on the time sheet, the Greens Staff are instructed to proceed with their programme of work. There are good reasons for this procedure, including the need to complete essential work on the entire course in the time available after allowing for scheduled competitions. On such occasions players must allow work to proceed be it on the fairway, tee, green or practice fairway. Players must not hit if Course Staff or machinery are in range.

Inclement weather

In the event of lightning in the proximity of the Club or the course becoming unplayable a siren will be sounded. Members and guests should immediately suspend play, mark the location of your ball and return to the Clubhouse.