Course Care



Before leaving a bunker, a player should carefully fill up and smooth over all holes and footprints made, and then leave the rake with the handle pointing toward the tee of the hole being played.
1. Always enter the bunker at the lowest point.
2. Lightly rake diagonally as you exit the bunker.
3. If required rake other affected areas.
4. Do not pile sand at the edge of the bunker. Turn the rake over and push back excess sand.

Always leave rake in the flat of the bunker with the handle parallel to the line of flight of the hole being played and as far from the edge as possible.


Repairing Divots

1. Remove any loose turf from the affected area.
2. Knock in all sides of the edge of the divot with your club.
3. Fill the divot with sand.

Ball Marks

Repairing Ball-Marks

1. Always start at the back of the mark and push forward with the repairer.
2. Use repairer around all sides and slowly ease turf toward the centre of the mark. Do not lift the soil upwards.
3. Lightly tap down with putter.
4. Your completed repair should look like this.

Handling the flag

Damage to Greens

Flagsticks, Bags etc.
Players should ensure that, when putting down bags, or the flagstick, no damage is done to the putting green, and that neither they nor their caddies damage the hole by standing close to it in handling the flagstick or in removing the ball from the hole. The flagstick should be properly replaced in the hole before the players leave the putting green.
Handling the flag
1. Don't drop the flagstick on the putting surface as it will cause damage.
2. Always lower the flagstick by club
3....or by hand.
4. Avoid damage to surrounds by placing the stick in the centre of the cup.
Removing Ball
Players are requested to NOT to use their putter to remove their golf ball from the hole.

Course Etiquette


  • Arrive at least fifteen minutes early to check-in at the proshop. If you cannot meet your tee-time booking please call the proshop to cancel.
  • Subject to other cancellations, you may be asked to change playing groups.
  • Collect a sand bucket
  • Be ready to play when it is your time to tee off. 


  • Mark your ball so that you can identify it. Hit ONLY when golfers ahead of you are out of range.
  • Stand still and facing other golfers while they are hitting. 
  • Watch where all balls go to avoid time spent looking for lost balls.
  • Yell the warning "FORE!" if your ball is heading toward another golfer.
  • Sand your divot.


  • Walk directly to your ball unless you reach someone else's ball first. Place your bag or cart near you when hitting.
  • Take no more than one practice swing. 
  • Player furthest from the hole usually plays first, but golfers out of range of the group in front can play first, if ready.
  • Sand your divot, and others you may see whilst walking the fairways.
  • Walk briskly between shots and be ready to play when it is your turn. 
  • Keep pace with the group in front of you at all times.
  • Assist playing partners when needed by bringing clubs, finding lost balls, etc.
  • Adhere to motorised cart rules at all times.


  • Place your bag or cart between the green and the next tee. 
  • Take all clubs that you may need. 
  • Repair your own ball marks and others. 
  • Avoid stepping on another player's putting line. 
  • Players begin putting when all balls are on the green.  
  • The person furthest away from the hole putts first. 
  • On long putts, have another player attend the flagstick. 
  • Mark your ball if it is in the path of another player's ball. 
  • Record all scores on the next tee.

Some Tips on Etiquette for First-time Players

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