Course Care

The Club by-laws require that every player shall carry a sand bucket or like equipment to facilitate the filling of divots and require that all divots be repaired. Players are required to adopt good etiquette practices in accordance with the highest traditions of the game. This includes repairing pitch marks, raking bunkers and granting priority on the course to Club employees engaged in course works. Not more than two balls may be used when practising on the course. Use of the Club's practice driving range requires players to play from the white markers displayed on the practice tee. Restrictions apply to the use of practice balls on the practice tee to ensure the safety of golfers and staff. Check with the professionals on these requirements.
The lowest handicapped player in the group is asked to assume responsibility for keeping the group in its position within the field and completing play within reasonable time and for other matters of etiquette. Slow play is viewed as selfish play and must be discouraged.
While it is not expected that the Club would need to apply sanctions available to it for breach of course etiquette, including the carrying of sand buckets and filling divots, provision is made for the suspension of playing rights and the suspension of membership or exclusion from membership in the case of repeated failures to comply with the Club's course protection, care and etiquette by-law.

Mobile Phones

Mobile Phones must not be switched on in the Clubhouse unless in inaudible mode. Any response should be made from a non-public area eg. the Committee Room or guest rooms.

On the Golf Course

Mobile phones may only be used during competition or social rounds in exceptional circumstances. During social play or while using any other of the Club's facilities, use of a mobile phone is permitted provided it does not delay, distract or disrupt others using any of the Club's facilities. Staff during the course of their duties are permitted use of a mobile phone.

Emergency Procedures

In case of emergency, mobile phones may be used to contact the Clubhouse or emergency services. Sirens are installed on course to advise golfers of suspension of play or resumption of play, in the case of lightning or for other reasons. Please note carefully the following generally used signals:

ALERT: Single short beeps with voice over: "Play is suspended."

EVACUATE: Continuous whoop-whoop siren with voice over: "Clear the course now."

ALL CLEAR: Air Horn alert with voice over "All clear, resume play."

In case of an emergency evacuation of the Clubhouse, the assembly area is the practice putting green. The Club staff will give direction.

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