GOLF COURSE RULES
In setting these rules for the use of the Golf Course, management is in no way attempting to restrict the enjoyment obtained from playing our course. It is however, necessary to follow certain procedures to ensure maximum enjoyment and safety to all golfers. It is hoped that pride in our Club, together with the thoughtfulness and consideration we afford our fellow golfers, will make enforcement of any rules unnecessary.
- The rules of golf from the United States Golf Association (USGA) will govern all play.
- The use of the Golf Course is controlled by the Head Golf Professional.
- Without exception, all players must register in the Golf Shop before playing the Golf Course.
- The hours of operation, including the Practice Facility, Golf Shop, and Snack Bar, will be posted in the Golf Shop. The Golf Course Superintendent is authorized to determine when the golf course is fit for play. This decision shall be final. In the Superintendents absence, the Golf Professional on duty shall make the decision.
- When rain prevail and cause termination of play, a rain check for that days greens fee and cart fees will be issued. A rain check will be issued for the pro-rated amount of the uncompleted holes. Rain checks will only be issued immediately after the termination of play and it will be at the sole responsibility of the players to request a rain check.
- Without exception, all players must adhere to the Club’s Dress Code when using the golf course or any practice facilities. See Golf Course and Practice Facility Dress Code for a list of acceptable/unacceptable clothing.
- All play must start on holes Number 1 tee or unless otherwise directed by the Golf Shop staff.
- No more than four players per group are permitted unless authorized by the Golf Shop staff.
- The Head Golf Professional may establish certain days and times during which the course shall be reserved for men’s and women’s golf days and special events.
- Each player must have a set of clubs and a golf bag when playing the Golf Course.
- No coolers are allowed on the Golf Course unless supplied by the club.
- Ball hawking is not permitted at any time.
- All paper, bottles, cans and other trash should be placed in a trash receptacle.
- Damage to any private property, outside the boundaries of the Golf Course, caused purposely or by accident, shall be the responsibility of the person causing the damage.
- Every Member of the Club shall be liable for any property damage and or personal injury at the Club, or any activity or function operated, organized, arranged, or sponsored by the Club, caused by the Member, any guest, or family member. Members shall pay the cost of such damage promptly upon receipt of a statement from the Club.
- The Club shall not be responsible for any loss or damage to any private property used or stored on the Club premises
- No Member may remove from the Club premises any property belonging to the Club without authorization from the GM.
- Expletive or offensive language will not be tolerated.
- When crowded conditions occur, twosomes and singles will be grouped with other players at the discretion of the Sports Shoppe.
- A single player has no standing, and shall give way to a foursome or match of any kind.
- Replace all divots with sand provided on all carts and repair ball marks on greens.
- All players who stop after playing nine holes for any reason must occupy the next tee before the following players arrive at the tee, or they will lose their position on the golf course.
GOLF CART OPERATION
- Individuals operating golf carts must have a valid driver’s license.
- Carts are restricted to two riders and two bags.
- During normal operating conditions, the 90-degree rule is always in effect. Carts are to remain on cart paths until reaching a point adjacent to where the ball lies. At that point, carts may be driven across the fairway directly to the ball and should return to the cart path on the same line after the shot has been played.
- Carts must remain on the cart path on par 3s at all times.
- The driver of the cart always assumes responsibility for returning the cart in the same condition. The driver is also responsible for any damage that occurs through operation of the vehicle.
- Carts are never permitted on the shoulder or surface of any tee, green or bunker. The staked areas indicate restricted areas for cart traffic. Exception: When handicap flag policy is in effect.
- Club provided golf carts are not to be used off the course or within any residential area.
- Personal golf carts are not permitted on the golf course.
HANDICAP FLAG POLICY
Ibis Landing Golf & Country Club offers the use of Handicap Flags for those individuals who, for medical reason, will benefit from their use. A golfer who submits a valid handicap parking permit from any Government agency may be extended this privilege. Handicap Flag privileges may be suspended or revoked, with or without warning, for abuse of this policy.
RULES OF THE FLAG
- The Handicap Golf Cart may be driven up to the green or tee.
- AT NO TIME should a Handicap Golf Cart be parked or driven on the green or tee.
- NO CARTS are allowed beyond the boundary of the course which is defined by out-of-bounds stakes.
- In case of inclement weather or certain golf course conditions, carts may be restricted to the cart paths. NO HANDICAP PRIVILEGE will be extended for that time. If cart path only is limited to select holes, Handicap Privilege will NOT be extended for those holes so designated.
- Handicap flag privileges are extended only to the person who has submitted valid documentation and has been approved for its use. This privilege does NOT extend to an additional cart rider or spouse that is not registered within the Handicap Flag Program, nor to a second cart within a grouping of players.
- The Course Ambassador has absolute authority for all traffic control. If a player refuses to abide by the rules of the day (as stated above), his/her Handicap Flag Privileges may be suspended after review by the Head Golf Professional.
The Ibis Landing Golf & Country Club Golf Shop is happy to extend this privilege to those golfers who qualify and will benefit from its use. These rules and regulations are being distributed to clarify any misinterpretation by any golfer.
GOLF COURSE AND PRACTICE FACILITY DRESS CODE
- Golfers must wear proper golf attire at all times.
- Men may not wear jeans, bathing attire, T-shirts, shirts without collars, gym shorts, tank tops, mesh shirts, cut-offs or tennis shorts.
- Ladies may not wear jeans, bathing attire, T-shirts, gym shorts, tank tops, tube or halter tops, mesh shirts, or cut-offs. Dress shirts without collars are permitted; however, shirts must have a collar if they do not have sleeves.
- Juniors – normal junior sportswear, which means shirts with a collar, decent length slacks or skirts. No cut-offs or jeans.
Anyone not conforming to the dress code outlined above will be asked to change before he or she will be allowed to play golf or use the golf driving range.
GOLF COURTESY AND ETIQUETTE
Golf is a game where courtesy and etiquette should always be observed. The following policies should be strictly followed for the maximum enjoyment of everyone using the golf course.
- Please repair ball marks on greens and sand divots in fairways and teeing ground.
- Please rake your tracks leaving a sand bunker.
- After finishing a hole, place the flag in the hole and leave the green area immediately. Proceed to the next tee, do not remain parked along the side of the green; mark your scores at the next tee.
- Please be respectful of private property surrounding the golf course. Under no circumstances shall golf carts be driven on, or any shot played from, any area other than golf course property.
- Pace of Play and Slow Play — The expected pace of play is 4 hour and 10 minutes. The Course Advisor or Shop staff has full authority on the course to speed up play by enforcing all rules. If a group is behind the group in front by more than one hole, or behind the pace of play by 12 minutes, the group will be asked to improve their position on the course. If the group does not improve their position within two holes, the group will be asked to pick up their ball and move forward into position. This request will be made by the Course Advisor or Golf Staff member. If this request is not adhered to, the Golf Staff may ask the group to leave the course. If the group involved has a Member or Members as part of the group, the Member(s) may receive from the Board of Directors a letter of reprimand, which could include disciplinary action.
- A group failing to keep its place on the course, and losing more than one hole on the group ahead, must allow the following group to play through.
- Inexperienced golfers are asked to refrain from playing during peak times of the day.
There are always a few individuals who will not always observe the rules and regulations. The follow infractions will be brought to the attention of the Board of Directors for disciplinary action:
- Repeated violations of Club rules and knowingly violating a Club Rule.
- Display of temper or other discourteous conduct resulting in damage to club property or physical damage.
- Disrespect shown to Club employees or fellow members, transferees, guests or employees.
- Failure to register guests when playing the Golf Course.