Golfers might want to ‘brush up’ on the rules:
- Each player shall furnish his own equipment
for play, normally one club and two balls.
- Play on course must be approved by the owner
of the hole.
- Unlike outdoor golf, the object is to get
the club in the hole and keep the balls out.
- For most effective play, the club should
have a firm shaft. Course owners are permitted
to check shaft stiffness before play begins.
- Course owners reserve the right to restrict
club length to avoid damage to the hole.
- Object of the game is to take as many
strokes as necessary. When the owner is
satisfied, the play is complete. Failure to
do so may result in being denied permission
to play again.
- It is considered bad form to begin playing
the hole immediately upon arrival.
Experienced players will normally take time to
admire the entire course, paying special
attention to well formed mounds and bunkers.
- Players are cautioned not to mention other
courses they have played or are currently
playing, to the owner of the course being played.
Upset owners have been known to damage players
equipment for this reason.
- Players are encouraged to have proper rain
gear, just in case.
- Players should not assume that the course
is in shape to play at all times. Players may be
embarrassed if they find the course temporarily
under repair. Players are advised to be extremely
tactful in this situation. More advanced players
will find alternate means of play when this is
- Players should assume their match has been
properly scheduled, particularly when playing a
new course for the first time. Previous players
have been known to become irate if they discover
someone else is playing what they considered a
- The owner of the course is responsible for
the pruning of any bushes, which may reduce the
visibility of the hole.
- Players are strongly advised to get the
owner’s permission before attempting to play the
- Slow play is encouraged, however, players
should be prepared to proceed at a quicker pace
at the owners request.
- It is considered an outstanding performance,
if time permitting, to play the same hole several
times in one match.