Rules Of The Course

GENERAL

  • The rules of Golf, as laid down by the Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews, will apply at all times.
  • Other Local Rules of the course as printed on the scorecard, or published in the Clubhouse, will also apply.
  • The Etiquette of Golf must be observed at all times.

PLAYING

  • Hours of play during College terms will be restricted and will be as advised on the playing calendar issued annually.
  • Hours of play during College half-terms and holidays will be unrestricted for Full Outside members, and Monday to Friday for 5-day members. Except by weather, necessary, maintenance of the course or other special events which would be announced well in advance by posting in the Clubhouse.
  • The dates of the College terms and hence of restricted play will be circulated to all members.
  • Priority on the 1st / 10th Tee

Fixtures designated as ‘MATCH’ on the fixture list have first priority on the 1st and 10th tees.  Club knock-out matches have no special standing.

When the whole group is leaving the 9th green, and nobody is ready and waiting to start their match on the 1st tee, they have the right to claim the 1st tee.

When the whole group is leaving the 9th green, and a group is ready and waiting to start their match on the 1st tee, they have the right to slot in immediately behind that group and ahead of any other waiting groups.

  • Single players are encouraged to join others to make up two, three or four-ball matches.  Matches falling more than one hole behind the match in front must invite the following match through if they are holding that match up.
  • Each player must have a set of clubs and carry them in a golf bag.
  • Only wide-wheeled trolleys are allowed on the course.
  • The club wishes to preserve a “smart but casual” approach based on clothing that is principally designed for golf.  The following are not acceptable: collarless, football or rugby shirts; tracksuits; denim jeans; casual shorts (e.g. beach, football, rugby and combat). All dress must be of a smart standard: shorts and trousers should be tailored; when wearing shorts, sports socks are to be worn; roll neck golf tops may be worn; shirts are to be tucked in unless specifically designed not to be; golf shoes must be worn (metal spikes not allowed).
  • Members should check that no vehicles are using the approach road to the car park before driving from First Tee.
  • Practising on the course is not allowed.  There are practice nets by the putting green, and two practice areas on either side of the First Fairway.
  • Divots must be replaced, bunkers must be raked, and pitch-marks on greens must be repaired.
  • The Club does not wish to preclude children accompanying members whilst playing the course, but such members are responsible for the safety of children under their control and must ensure that their speed of play is not affected to the annoyance of the other members.
  • Dogs are not allowed on the course.

GUESTS

  • The rules regarding guests are set out in the Constitution relating to types of members.
  • A member may only introduce one guest in any one day, except on sign-up club competition days when no guests are permitted.
  • If a member introduces a guest, the member must play with his/her guest.
  • A member is responsible for the conduct of his/her guest and for ensuring that the appropriate Green Fee is paid before play commences.
  • Before playing you must pay the guest fee. This can be done using the ‘open play’ App.

CLUB AND CLUBHOUSE

  • Toilets and changing rooms are available next to the clubhouse.  There are no bar facilities.  Tea and coffee making facilities and fridges are available in the clubhouse.  The nearest telephone for use in case of an emergency is situated in the groundsmen’s buildings in the compound behind the toilets.
  • Parking is available near the Clubhouse; cars should not be parked elsewhere around the College.  Cars are parked at the owner’s risk, although under the club insurance policy members may be covered for damage caused to vehicles by errant golf balls.

COLLEGE GROUNDS AND BUILDINGS

  • Members are reminded that all College grounds and buildings are private property.

IF YOU FAIL TO COMPLY WITH THESE RULES. YOU MAY BE APPROACHED BY A COMMITTEE MEMBER OR MEMBER OF THE GROUNDS STAFF, AND ASKED TO LEAVE THE COURSE

Radley Golf Club Committee – May 2022