Rules & Regulations

Golf Etiquette

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General Rules

A few general rules 

  • The voucher system is used for all Club services. If needed, your guests can pay by credit card.
  • Tipping all employees, including caddies, is strictly prohibited.
  • Complaints pertaining to employees are to be made in writing directly
    to the General Manager. No member may personally reprimand employees.
  • Pets are not permitted on Club property.
Golf Course General Rules
  • Playing in more than a foursome is prohibited.
  • Practicing on playing greens is prohibited.
  • Under no circumstances shall any player “cut in” on any hole.
  • No golfer shall play until the match ahead is out of range.
  • Bunker rakes must be left OUTSIDE the bunkers.
  • Players should replace all divots and repair ball marks on greens and tee areas after playing their shots.
  • The playing of music is only permitted once you have left the first tee and must be turned off before approaching the 18th green. The volume must be kept at a reasonable level which could only be heard in the vicinity around your golf cart and should not be able to be heard from any other hole. The volume must be turned down when you're playing a hole where the green is in close proximity to the next tee.
Theft, Damage and Insurance
  • The Club and its staff are not responsible for the loss, theft or damage of personal effects or golf equipment belonging to members, their families or guests.
  • Members are asked to carry their own insurance to cover possible loss.
  • Members will be held responsible for damages to Club property.
Grievance and Rule Enforcement
  • Refer to Code of Conduct document.
  • Should a Club employee or manager find it necessary to draw attention to a member’s infringement of a rule, such member shall at once conform to the rule. Refusal to do so shall be reported to the Club Management
Mobile Phones Rules
  • Mobile phones must be on ‘‘silent’’ or ‘‘vibrate’’ mode at all times and be used with respect to others. It is prohibited to have a conversation that may bother other members and employees in dining rooms, bars or on the course.
  • A member’s mobile phone privileges may be revoked if they are not used respectfully, or if they slow pace of play on the golf course.
  • Members are permitted to bring family and guests to the pool during opening hours.
  • Guests must be accompanied by a member with the following exceptions: parents of a member or member’s children over 14 years.
  • Members must advise the lifeguard of their presence and register their guests.
  • Children under the age of 14 must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
  • Children in swim diapers are permitted in the pool.
Junior Locker Rooms
  • Boys aged 4 years and younger are permitted to use the Ladies’ Locker Room. They must be accompanied by their mother.
  • Boys from 4 to 18 years old must use the Junior Boys’ Locker Room.
  • Diaper changing facilities are provided in the Junior Girls’ Locker Room and in the upstairs handicapped bathroom.
  • Children aged 10 years and younger must be accompanied by an adult.
Cannabis & Alcohol Policy
  • The Club prohibits the possession and/or use of narcotics or drugs, including cannabis in any form, on all Club property (grounds and buildings).
  • Members and their guests are not permitted to bring cannabis and/or alcohol beverages for consumption at the Club (in the Clubhouse, terraces, parking and grounds).
  • All games must be recorded in accordance with Golf Canada / RCGA handicap regulations.
  • Players who do not post their scores are in violation of Golf Canada / RCGA Rules and may have their handicaps adjusted.
Pace of Play
  • You must follow the group in front of you.
  • In case of staff intervention, we ask that you follow their recommendation.
  • When there is a clear hole open in front, you must allow the faster match following to play through, regardless of the speed you may be playing at.
  • Foursomes should play in four (4) hours or less, twosomes or threesomes should play in three and a half (3.5) hours or less.
  • Mulligans are not permitted.
  • Always be ready to play your shot.
  • In social play, adopt the rule of ‘‘Ready golf’’, having due regard for your fellow players’ safety.
  • On the greens, line up your putt while the others are putting.
  • Mark your scorecard on the next tee.
Electric Carts Regulations
  • There are directional signs off the first tee on each course. These signs tell you (i) stay on paths today throughout the course or (ii) cross-overs are permitted. If there is no sign, carts are permitted on fairways.
  • Approximately 25-50 yards before the green, there is a sign directing electric carts to the cart path. Carts must not drive past these signs and must go directly to the cart path and remain on the path from that point to the next tee.
  • On par 3 holes, carts must always stay on paths.
  • Avoid driving on soft ground or in the wheel marks of other carts as much as possible.
  • Never drive the cart in sand traps or on the tee boxes.
  • To go to the driving range, please use the ‘‘Courtesy Cart’’.
  • Children 16 years and under are not permitted to drive a golf cart even if accompanied by a parent.
  • No more than two players are permitted to be seated in an electric cart.
Divots, Ball Mars & Bunkers
  • Naturally, we expect all players to replace divots, repair ball marks on greens and rake the bunkers after playing their shots.
  • Always try to leave the course in slightly better condition than that in which you find it.
Lost Balls
  • If you need time to find your ball, you are allowed to take three (3) minutes to find it.

Dress Regulations

All members and theur guests are required to conform to the dress regulations outlined below.

Management reserves the right to define appropriate attire. 

Clubhouse & Club Property
  • A clean and neatly dressed appearance is mandatory.
  • Shirts and shoes must be worn at all times.
  • Caps and visors may only be worn by women and with the peaks facing forward.
  • Men are only permitted to wear caps or visors on the uncovered section of the Grill Room Terrace.
  • Dry Bathing attire with tops for men and children as well as cover ups for women may be worn on the uncovered section of the Grill Room Terrace only.
  • The following attire is unacceptable: Bathing attire, strapless tops and tank tops, jogging suits, sweat pants, rugby pants, cargo shorts, pants or t-shirts that are ripped, torn and that management deems to be unsightly.
  • In addition, when specified for certain events the dress attire in the Upstairs Dining Room may be modified.
Golf Course & All Practice Areas - Men & Women
  • Appropriate golf attire and golf shoes with soft spikes or spikeless, are mandatory for all players including those using the driving range, chipping area and practice putting green.
  • It is Unacceptable to wear the following:
  • Golf caps, hats and visors in the clubhouse for men only.
  • Golf caps, hats and visors turned or with a raised visor backwards.
  • Any attire with non-golf-branded logos.
  • Golf shoes with metal spikes, sandals, Crocs, flip-flops or boots.
  • Blue jeans, jean shorts, tennis attire, bicycle or athletic shorts, jogging suits, sweat pants, cargo pants/shorts, and bathing attire are not permitted.
  • Golf shirts must have a collar or mock neck and must always be tucked into the golf pant or short waistband.
  • Golf shirts must have a collar or mock neck and must always be tucked into the golf pant or short waistband.
  • Golf shorts must be worn with socks no higher than the ankle or with knee high length socks.
  • T-shirts, tank tops, jeans, rugby, cargo, sweat or jogging pants and athletic shorts are not permitted.
  • Shirts with a collar with or without sleeves are permitted. Any collarless shirt or V-neckline shirt must have sleeves.
  • Golf shirts can be worn outside pants, skirts and golf shorts, but must cover the hips and may not reveal skin when swinging.
  • Golf pants, pull on pants, dresses, skirts, and shorts are permitted.
  • Golf warm up suits and proper rain attire are permitted. Blue Jeans, halter tops, tanks tops, strapless tops, sweat pants and athletic shorts are not permitted.
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