The "Rules of Golf" are well documented and precise. Hereunder is a summary of
some 'unwritten' rules and etiquette, which govern behaviour on the course. This
compendium is designed to increase the enjoyment of all golfers and is based on
courtesy and consideration for others and for the Golf Course.
ready to play at your starting time. All members are requested to arrive at
the course 30 minutes before tee off time and at the tee box at least 10 minutes
before tee off.
Announce which ball you are playing.
Do not damage the tee with practice swings.
Watch the balls in flight in order to avoid wasting time searching
Do not drive while players are chipping or putting on an adjacent green
Do not 'cut-in' unless there is a full free hole behind
Move smartly between shots and be ready to play your shot when it is your
turn. Leave your clubs on the route from the green to the next tee
Replace divots, repair plug marks, rake bunkers and leave the rake in the
middle of the bunker.
Remember that conversation and sudden noise are distracting. Please avoid
disturbing those who are playing shots.
Five minutes are allowed to search for the ball. This does not mean you
may hold up those behind you for five minutes. If the ball is not immediately
found and if the hole ahead is clear, allow those behind to play through.
In Stableford or par competitions, it is recommended that you pick up
when either zero points or a loss has been recorded on a hole.