Course Care

COURSE CARE

Please help to maintain our golf course by following the simple steps below.

 

Bunkers

Before leaving a bunker, a player should carefully fill up and smooth over all holes and footprints made using the rake.

  • 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
  • Do not rake the face of the bunker. Smooth out with the back of rake
  • BUNKER RAKE POLICY
    • Members must return the rake to the bunker rake holder

Repairing 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.

Repairing Divots

  • Remove any loose turf from the affected area.
  • Chop in all sides of the edge of the divot with an iron.
  • Avoid taking divots when making practice a practice swing.

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.

Motorised Golf Carts

Golf carts can only be driven by those who have been given approval to do so.  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 five 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.
  • To preserve the course during inclement weather or other such circumstances, the Course Superintendent, Professional or in their absence the General Manager or Captains have the sole responsibility to close the course to all motorised golf carts.
  • 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