The Spirit of the game
Golf is played for the most part without supervision of a referee. The game relies on the integrity of the individual to show consideration for the other players and to abide by the rules of the game. All players should conduct themselves in a disciplined manner, show courtesy and sportsmanship at all times, irrespective of how competitive they may be. This is the spirit of the game.
Do not stand close to the person hitting the ball or taking a practice swing. Do not play until the players in front are safely out of range.A mishit in direction of hitting someone in danger, please shout “FORE” to alert them.
Consideration for other players
Do not disturb players while making a shot by moving, talking or making noise. Ensure that your electronic devices do not disturb others.
Do not play till your turn and do not stand directly behind the ball or the hole of the player. Do not stand on the line of the other player’s putt on the green or cast a shadow in his line. Remain close to the green until all the players in the group have holed out.
Pace of the Play
Play at good pace and keep up with the group in front(less than one clear hole distance) Do not waste time, be ready to hit shots at your turn of play. Leave your bags close to next tee at greens and leave the greens immediately after holing. If you believe your ball may be lost play a provisional ball and do not waste time in searching. If you are still searching the ball please let the group behind you pass ahead.
Priorities on the course
Let the faster groups pass before you. Groups playing whole round have a priority over a group playing shorter rounds. Groups starting on 1st tee have priority over groups teeing off on 10th Hole in spite of booking. Observe individual club rules.
Care of the Course
Drive golf carts on cart paths and keep proper distance from the green. Replace divots on fairways, repair ball marks on the green, Rake sand traps in Bunkers. Do not drop litter on the course and take care while removing or replacing flagsticks. Before leaving a bunker ensure all footmarks and holes are smoothened. The flagstick should be properly replaced before leaving the putting green. Always follow the signs hole closed, GUR, course closed, Young tree and act accordingly.
As the players follow the etiquette the game of golf is more enjoyable for everyone.