A member who has booked a tee time for themselves (and partners), and does not arrive will be held responsible for the green fee charges. If a member has a playing card, they will be charged the full
green fee rate for that day. Any no shows charged to the members account during the weekend fields will include the competition fee. Members must adhere to the cancellation policy. A no show letter will be sent to the member and is subjected to reply in 24 hours stating reasons for not showing for his round, the golf director will then go through the members reply and take a decision whether it’s a valid reason or not, if the member doesn’t reply to the no show letter in 24 hours the members account will be charged automatically at the Pro shop. No Shows may be subject to a disciplinary hearing, which could result in suspension from the golf course/ club.
Players arriving on the tee after their scheduled tee time, will, if time allows, have to play at the back of the field. If this is not suitable, the Director of Golf or Golf Operations staff will endeavour to find a vacant slot. If this is not possible the players will not be entitled to play and will be charged for the green fees. If a four ball is capable of teeing off at the back of the field after arriving late for their tee time and are not able to turn into the back nine of their game due to the start of the next fields play, they will be required to stop playing and only complete 9 holes.
GREEN FEE PAYMENT
All Club members and guests are required to register and pay in the Club Pro Shop. Golfers are toinform the Club staff member of their member number, tee time. Club members are to produce their membership cards confirming membership whilst visitors are to produce their handicap cards from their home Clubs. Reciprocal rates are only available to Full members of Clubs who have entered into reciprocal arrangements with the Club. Payment for green fees, golf carts and caddy meals may be processed by credit/debit card or charged to the members account if they have funds available. Players must request a proof of payment which is required when hiring a caddie or cart and on arrival at the starter box on each tee.
HOLE IN ONE’S
Members is expected to ring the bell in the main bar and offer his fellow golfers a complimentary drink at prize giving. Your name will be put on the honoury board in the club
CLUB RULES AND REGULATIONS
All Club members and their guests are expected to uphold an exceptional standard of behaviour at the Club. The key regulations governing the behaviour of Club members and their guests at the golf facilities are:
All Club members and guests are expected to respect one another as well as the management and staff at the Club at all times.
Dress Code: The dress code must be adhered to at all times. Notices setting out the dress code are published on the Club noticeboards, the Club website.Cell phones may not be used on the golf course (except in the case of an emergency, e.g. medical assistance being required), inside the Clubhouse or halfway house. Cell phones may only be used for non-verbal, silent communication.
Golf Club Storage:
Club members may, for an annual fee, store their golf bags, golf clubs and trolleys in the Club storeroom, subject to availability. An additional charge will be allocated to members with electric pull carts which require electrical charging. The Club is not responsible for any items lost, stolen or mislaid under any circumstances.
All golf related complaints must be submitted in writing directly to the Golf Director or Golf Captain. Complaints may also be recorded in the Captains log book kept at Captains table. The complaints will be referred to the Club golf committee who will endeavour to resolve each matter. Every complaint is taken extremely seriously.If the complaint is of a serious nature, the Golf Committee’s disciplinary committee will investigate the incident. The parties involved may be asked to attend a meeting to give their version of the incident. The Golf Committee’s decision is final and resolution of serious golf related incidents may take the form of:
– Recorded reprimand
– Suspension of Handicaps (for a period of time)
– Suspension of membership from the Club golf section (including the Clubhouse and golf courses)for a period of up to three months and/or loss of official handicap.
– Serious offences will be referred to the main committee for further investigation and disciplinary action.
– The Golf Committee may summon any Club member to a meeting regarding the breach of Club discipline whether or not a complaint has been laid by a fellow Club member. Such breaches may include improper dress code, use of foul language, misbehaviour on the golf course, abuse of Club staff including course marshals, conduct unbecoming of a Club member and persistent slow play.
Club members are responsible for their guests and their guest’s behaviour at all times. Guests must register at the golf registration desk on arrival.
All Club members are expected to record their scores for handicap purposes whether played at the Club or elsewhere. Scores must be entered within 72 hours after the completion of the round. Any scores entered outside this time period will be subject to a penalty round determined by the HNA (Handicap Network Africa) system. Rounds played outside of South Africa may be entered outside the
72 hour restriction. It is the player’s responsibility to ensure these scores are properly recorded.
Golf carts may be used for Club competitions including the monthly medal.
Golfers may hire golf carts from the golf department, subject to availability. Bookings for golf carts are
open 2 weeks in advance. Golfers are required to complete and sign an indemnity form confirming
– The Club takes no responsibility for any injury
– Golfers are responsible for any damages to the golf cart during their use of the golf cart.
Golfers are aware of the rules and regulations related to driving a golf cart and are in possession of a
valid driver’s licence. Trail fees are payable for all golf carts brought onto the Club property by
members or guests. (Two seaters and one seaters)
The use of golf carts may be restricted from time to time by the Director of Golf should their use be
considered detrimental to the courses e.g. Wet playing conditions/ Heavy Rains. Golf Carts may only
be driven by individuals with a valid driver’s licence. There may be no more than two occupants for a
two seater golf cart i.e. no overloading or standing on the back of the cart will be permitted.
The Club has a sophisticated computer lightning warning system. When the siren sounds once, play
must be suspended immediately, golfers are to mark their golf ball’s position and seek shelter,
preferably at the Clubhouse. Club members who remain out on the golf course after the siren has
sounded once, do so at their own risk.
Golfers who have not teed off at the time of the siren sounding once, may apply for a refund of the
green fee paid or, golfer had have teed and played more than 9 holes, is not liable for a refund as per
the golf committee. Less than 9 holes played the Golf Director can give you a 9 hole rain-check.
Play may not be resumed until the siren has sounded twice. Golfers not adhering to this rule will be
disqualified from the competition and Club members may be subject to disciplinary action by the Golf
The siren will sound twice to indicate that all is clear for the time being and that play may resume from
where discontinued. The Director of Golf or Golf Committee may suspend play during a round for the
– Imminent Danger from lightning
– Damage to greens or playing surface due to excessive rainfall/hail
New Members are requested to advise the Club Membership Secretary should they wish to be
handicapped through the Club via the National Handicap Network System (HNA). The Club will register
new handicap profiles or transfer current handicap profiles for new Club members. A new handicap
card will be ordered and the Club member will be contacted when the card is available for collection.
Players have the option to enter scores either via swiping their handicap cards at the HNA handicap
terminals located at golf clubs or through the HNA website (www.handicaps .co.za). Only full Club
members may hold their handicap at the Club. The director of golf will also assist members to enter
their scores when requested to do so.
Handicap calculations are based on the player’s most recent 20 scores of which the 10 lowest scores
are calculated. The total of the 10 lowest scores is divided by 10 and multiplied by 96% to achieve the
All rounds played in South Africa must be recorded. If scores are not entered within 72 hours, the HNA
system will automatically record a penalty score.
The Club Golf Committee may, via a handicap committee, review Club member’s handicaps and
entries. The handicap committee will present details of any discrepancies viewed on Club member
handicaps to the Club Golf Committee who will sanction any action which may be required.
Local rules are printed on the back of the Club’s golf scorecards. Any additional local rules will be
posted on the local rules board positioned adjacent to the Club Pro Shop.
The Club offers the independent services of Club authorised caddies to Club members and their guests.
Caddies must be engaged through the golf registration desk and caddy master. Golfers are required
to pay for a caddie ticket at the golf registration point which will only include the caddies’ halfway
meal and drink. The minimum caddy fee payable directly by the Club member/guest to the caddy will
be posted on the Club’s local rules board at the Club Pro Shop.
The Club’s Golf Committee may enforce that Club members and their guests carry and make use of
sandbags to assist in golf course repair and condition. Club members are encouraged to fill divots on
the courses. Caddies are required to carry sandbags. Sandbags are available from the Pro Shop, Golf
Directors office or starters located on the tees.
Club members and their guests are responsible for ensuring the bunker is raked after completing their
shots out of them. Bunker rakes are provided at each bunker and should be placed outside the bunker
Bins are provided for litter throughout the golf courses. Players are requested to discard all rubbish
into the bins provided. Smokers are requested to please throw all cigarette butts into the litter bins.
The Club has established reciprocal agreements with Clubs both locally. These reciprocal agreements are for the benefit of Club members travelling.
The Club Membership Secretary will assist Full Club members in good standing to make use of this benefit.
Club members are required to obtain a letter of introduction from the Club Membership Secretary
before travelling. An updated list of reciprocal clubs can be obtained on the Club website.
Course Maintenance and Repair:
Club members and their guests are requested to assist in golf course maintenance and repair. Players
are requested, as a courtesy to other fellow players, to kindly repair their pitch marks and rake bunkers
after their use. Players are expected to fill their divots on the fairway and assist where course
maintenance is scheduled on a daily basis, however, it may be required to close a course for a period
of time for additional green keeping practices e.g. hollowtining. If such procedures are required or
scheduled, the Club will send out notices via email and advise members.
Other playing notes:
The Club reserves the right to amend the guidelines and rules contained herein under certain conditions e.g.: in the best financial interest of the Club, for specific Corporate Social Responsibility events and other Club social events.
Except as laid down in these guidelines and rules, it is never the intention of the Club to deny members
their opportunity to play golf at their Club.