Rules of Golf
The Rules of Golf are available to members in booklet form and online at http://www.randa.org
All players must acquaint themselves with and observe the Rules of Golf.
Local Rules (of Golf)
Local Rules are printed on official scorecards of the club, and/or posted on the notice board outside the card room. All players must acquaint themselves with and observe these Rules.
Section 1 of the “Rules of Golf” provides guidelines on the manner in which the game should be played. The main headings under the Golf Etiquette section (1) of the Rules of Golf are as follows:
- The Spirit of the Game
- Safety (during play)
- Consideration for other Players
- Pace of Play
- Priority on the Course
- Care of the Course
- Conclusion; Penalties for Breach
All players should familiarise themselves with these guidelines.
Care of the Course
It is essential that players make every endeavour to ensure the course is kept in top order by co-operating as follows:
- Keep to paths where they are provided.
- Do not walk through areas closed off by greens staff.
- Carefully replace divots on fairways and rough.
- Carefully rake bunkers after playing bunker shots. Rakes to be placed outside bunkers.
- Don’t take trundlers between greens and greenside bunkers.
- Carefully repair pitch marks on greens using a pitch mark repairing tool.
- Avoid standing close to the hole while attending, removing or replacing the flagstick.
- Don’t remove balls from the hole using the blade of a club.
- Observe current policies and notices regarding the use of golf carts.
- Ensure all rubbish is put in the containers provided at each tee.
- Ensure cigarette butts are not left on or around the course, and are disposed of properly.
Carts are permitted on the course at the discretion of the greenkeepers. There are times when cart use will cause damage to the course and we thank you in advance for accepting the decision of the greens staff or club officials regarding cart use. Please check course signage or with the Proshop regarding the use of carts on the day.