Golf Course Rules


1.  General Golf Rules

A.  Monday Closing - The golf shop, golf course, par 3, putting greens, practice greens and golf learning center will be closed on Monday. Violations will result in suspension of privileges and or fines.
B.  Golf Shop Hours – Tuesday through Friday the Golf Shop will open at 7:30a.m. daily and close at 5:30p.m. Saturday and Sunday the Golf Shop will open at 7:00a.m. and close at 5:30p.m.  (Shop will close at 6:30p.m. during daylight savings time)
C.  Registration – All Players must register in the Golf Shop prior to playing.  Failure to do so will result in suspension of privileges and or fines.
D.  Closing the Golf Course – The Golf Committee or the Golf Course Superintendent retains the privilege of closing any part or the entire course at any time without notice.
E.  Rules Applicable – U.S.G.A. “Rules of Golf” will be observed – local golf rules appear on the scorecards or in the Golf Shop.
F.  Fivesomes or More Prohibited – Fivesomes or more are not permitted at any time. Violations will result in suspension of privileges and or fines.
G.  Food and Beverage - All food and beverage must be purchased at the club. Failure to honor this rule will result in a suspension of privileges and or fines.
H.  Fishing – Fishing on Idle Hour property is not allowed.
I.   Soft Spikes – The use of soft spikes on the course is mandatory for all players.  The Men’s Locker Room Attendant will install soft spikes for members & guests if needed, fees will apply.
J.   Pedestrian Traffic – Due to errant golf balls, pedestrian traffic is strictly prohibited during normal golfing hours, 8:00a.m. to dark.
K.  Attire – Appropriate golf attire is required for all players playing or practicing.
Gentleman – Tucked in shirts with collars and sleeves must be always worn.  Slacks must be worn, except shorts that are longer than 17" and are no more than 3 ½” above the knee.  No tank tops, T-Shirts, bathing suits, sweatpants, denim jeans, or athletic shorts are permitted.   Short sleeve mock neck shirts will not be permitted on the golf course or the practice facilities.
Ladies - Dresses, skirts, skorts, slacks, golf shorts, blouses and golf shirts are considered appropriate attire.  Dresses, skirts, skorts, slacks and golf shorts
must come within 4 inches of the knee.  No halter tops, cut-offs, sweatpants, warm up suits, denim of any kind, tennis, swimming outfits, jogging outfits, athletic shorts, exercise tights or short shorts are permitted.  Tank tops, spaghetti straps, bare midriffs and revealing clothing are not permitted.  The Golf Committee and Golf Staff reserve the right to determine if a player’s clothing is considered appropriate and may request a change of attire before the player is permitted on the course.
Juniors – Same attire as above. Shirts must be tucked in, and headwear worn properly.
L.   All players must have their own bags and clubs.    

2.  Practice Facility

A.  Hours – The driving range tee at the warm-up end will open at 7:30a.m. Tuesday through Sunday and close at 8:00p.m.  The Golf Learning Center tee will be open from 8:00a.m. to 8:00p.m.  Tuesday through Sunday. 
B.  Hitting Area – Designated between the ropes – with no exceptions.
C.  Range Balls – Must stay in the range area. Use on the golf course will be subject to a suspension of privileges and or fine.
D.  Dress Code – Same requirements under rule # 1 – K.

3.  Golf Guests

A.  Restrictions on Invitations to Local Guests – Members may invite local
 non-members of the Club to play golf, subject to conditions.  The same local non-member may not be invited more than four times during a calendar year, even though different members might invite him/her.  The Golf Shop will monitor all guest rounds.
B.  Other Restrictions - There must be a member present in each golfing foursome unless prior authorization is given by the golf committee and/or Golf Pro Shop.
C.  A dependent child of a member may be accompanied by a non-member relative provided that the member account is charged the appropriate guest fees.

4. Guest Fees/Cart Fees

           A. Guest Fee 18 Holes - $100.00 + tax, non-family / $60.00 + tax family members
           B. Guest Fee 9 Holes - $50.00 + tax, non-family / $30.00 + tax family members
            C. Cart Fees - 18 holes $25.00 + tax / 9 holes $15.00 + tax
            DJunior Green Fee - $40.00 + tax / Juniors 18 and under
            E. Unaccompanied Guest - (prior authorization required) $150.00+tax

5. Golf Tee Times

A. Starting Times – All starting times must be obtained through the Golf Shop and may be booked up to one week in advance. 
B.  Failure to Appear for a Starting Time – All players are asked to be prompt by showing up for their scheduled tee time five minutes early. If your group is not present and ready at your starting time, the following group(s) will be sent ahead.  Your group will then be worked in at the next available time so as not to disturb the pace of play.
C.  Pace of Play – You are required to keep pace with the group in front of you.  The Golf Committee has established four hours as the pace standard for Idle Hour.
D. Registration – All golfers must register in the Golf Shop before playing.  Failure
     to do so will result in suspension of privileges and or fines.

6.  Golf Cart Rules

                Failure to adhere to Golf Cart Rules will result in suspension and/or fines.
          A.  Driving Policy – Carts should remain on paths at all times at tees and greens.
                No carts shall be driven within one hundred feet of any green or tee (except on
                 a path).  No cart shall be driven on any slope, hill, or mound around a green or
B.  90-Degree Rule – Effective daily unless the “Cart Path Only” sign is posted by the Golf Course Superintendent.
C.  Age – Each driver must be at least sixteen (16) years of age and have a valid driver’s license.
D.  Bags on Cart – No more than two bags on a standard golf cart.
E.  Person Renting Cart – All people renting a cart are responsible for the cart and passenger.
F.  Return Policy – Return golf cart and key to the cart area after completion of the round.
G.  Yellow Flag – Given to players who have a medical condition.  Any member who requires a yellow flag must submit a yearly request from their doctor to the Golf Committee for approval.  (Yellow Flags will not be permitted on Red Tag Days / 4 Yearly Exemptions per person)
H.  Rules of the Yellow Flag – Not obeying the yellow flag rules will be looked upon with extreme disfavor.
a.   Golf carts must remain on the cart path around tees and greens (no closer than 50 feet from the green – no exceptions).
b.   Avoid all worn and wet areas.
c.   The Golf Committee or Golf Course Superintendent has the privilege to not allow yellow flags without notice due to the condition of the golf course and weather.
d.   Failure to adhere to these rules will result in suspension of privileges and/or fines.

7.  Trolley Usage

A.  Trolleys - The use of private trolleys is allowed. 

8.  Handicaps/U.S.G.A Rules

A.  Handicapping – Handicaps will be computed under the supervision of the Golf Committee, Handicap Committee, and Golf Professional.
B.  U.S.G.A. – All handicaps will be in accordance with the U.S.G.A.
C.  Amateur Status – Restriction on prizes is within accordance with the U.S.G.A. policy.  No cash prizes will be awarded for any tournament.
D. Posting Scores - Scores must be posted within 24 hours of the round played including away and tournament scores. Failure to post scores in a timely manner may result in the entry of a replacement score.

9.  Golf Course Etiquette

A. Divots – You must fill every divot with sand (avoid taking divots on practice  
B.  Ball Marks – On the greens, please repair yours and all other visible ball marks and avoid dragging feet.
C.  On the tees – Tee your ball between and not forward of the markers. Please pick up broken tees.
D.  Practice - Must be confined to designated practice areas.  Practice on the golf course is strictly forbidden.  The Golf Professional is authorized to stop any infringement.
E.  Walkers - Golf Bags are not to lie or stand on the greens.
F.  Golf Carts - Never leave the golf cart in front of the green where you will have to go back to get it.
G.  Pace of Play - If you are not holding your place on the course, allow the players behind you to play through.
H.  Bunkers - Rake all bunkers after use. Rakes shall be placed to the outside of the bunker away from the greenside.

10.  Junior Golfers:  Any Golfer under the age of 18

A.  Adult Supervision – The golf shop staff will be responsible for administering and monitoring of all junior golf play
B.  Golf Clubs – A junior golfer must have their own set of clubs and bag to play
C.  Locker Rooms – No one less then eighteen (18) years of age is allowed in the Ladies Locker Room and no one less than (21) years of age is allowed in the Men’s Locker Room.
D.  Restrictions of Junior Play
            Tuesday thru Friday - Tee off anytime
            Saturday - Tee off after 1:00p.m./ Morning available when            
                                                   accompanied by an adult                                    
            Sunday - Tee off after 4:00p.m./ Morning & afternoon available
                                                   when accompanied by an adult

All practice areas are the same as the golf course availability.  The golf staff has the right to waive certain rules under certain circumstances.  The degree of play on the golf course and the ability of the Junior Golfer will determine these exceptions. Please call at 478-477-2092.  It is anticipated that any such exception will not be granted between March 1st and October 1st.
E. Cooperation Requested – Members are asked to be cooperative and helpful        toward all junior golfers.  Players are asked to observe these regulations and any modifications that may be adopted by the Golf Committee.  The Golf Professional is asked to see that no infractions occur.  Your cooperation will avoid embarrassment and add pleasure to the use of the course by all members.

11.  Events

A. Calendar - An annual Activities Calendar will be e-mailed at the beginning of each year and monthly updates will be provided.
B. Sign Up – Will be done at Golf Shop or Learning Center. Please call 478-477-2092 for the Golf shop and 478-477-8777 for the Learning Center with any questions.
C. Cancellation Policy - Failure to cancel out of an event within 48 hours will result in a charge of the event cost.

12.  Lightning Policy

It is mandatory to leave the golf course immediately once the lightning siren is sounded.  Play will be suspended until a second siren is sounded to re-start play. 
Failure to adhere to these rules will result in a suspension of privileges and or fines.  Members will be held responsible for their guests. Do not finish the hole!
Any violation of the rules or policies will result in a penalty process that begins with a verbal or written warning followed by a minimum fine of $50 and finally suspension.
Updated on 6/6/24