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Golf Course Dress Code and Rules

April 22, 2016

FAIRWAY MEWS COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION

 Golf Dress Code and Rules

DRESS CODE

Players must have proper attire, proper footwear, and necessary equipment when on the golf course. Male players are required to wear a collared shirt and shirttails must be tucked in.  Shorts should be no shorter than 4” above the knee.  High heels, bare feet, ragged shorts, jeans, tee shirts, and bathing suits are not permitted on the golf course.  Sharing golf equipment is also prohibited. Players must wear golf shoes with SOFT SPIKES.  Metal spikes are not permitted.

Members must advise their guests of all rules and regulations. It is the resident’s responsibility to inform their guests of the dress code prior to play. Members and guests will not be permitted to play unless properly attired.

RULES

  1. All players must sign in at the Pro Shop. All play must start at the first tee only unless directed elsewhere by the Golf Professional. Residents, when requested, must display their I.D. cards.  All guests must be registered by a resident. If Guest Books are being used, all appropriate information must be filled out.  The Golf Professional shall have the authority to approve all guests.  Residents shall be responsible for the conduct and play of their guests.  Reservations may not be made more than one (1) week in advance.
  1. The golf course is for the play of golf only. No practice of any kind on the golf course summer or winter except in the designated practice on the 17th hole. This area is not open during the day.  It may be used before 8 a.m. and after 7 p.m.  Please note practice shots must be hit from the practice tee only and no shots are allowed to hit the 17th green.
  1. Young children are not permitted on the course and all residents and guests are asked to teach children regarding the possible dangers of going onto the course. The golf course should not be used as a “short cut.” It also should not be used by children as a playground/ball field when visiting relatives.
  1. Play by residents and/or guests may not begin prior to the golf course opening.
  1. Foursome play is recommended at all times. No more than four golfers to a group unless previously approved by the Pro.
  1. SLOW PLAYERS MUST PERMIT FASTER PLAYERS TO PLAY THROUGH.
  1. Players under 12 will be permitted with adults when approved by the Golf Professional. No loitering will be permitted around the Clubhouse area.
  1. NO ONE UNDER SIXTEEN (16) is permitted to drive a golf cart. This includes the golf course area as well as the streets within the Community. We expect the cooperation of parents and grandparents in enforcing this rule.  Rental carts are for playing golf ONLY.
  1. Every Tuesday morning at 8:30 a.m. will be Men’s Day, every Wednesday morning at 8:30 a.m. will be Ladies 18-Holers and every Thursday morning at 8:30 am will be Ladies 9-Holers. Regular play will resume no later than 12:30 p.m. each of these days.
  1. Care should be taken not to injure plants when a shot is hit out of bounds into resident’s gardens. Damage of any nature (windows, trees, shrubs, automobiles, etc.) shall be reported to the Pro Shop as soon as possible by the person responsible for the damage. Damage of any nature is the golfer’s responsibility; this is covered by your homeowner’s insurance, so PLEASE adhere to this regulation.  Patios should not be invaded in search of a golf ball.
  1. Sale of Guest Books for ten (10) rounds/get two (2) free of play will be limited to two (2) books per unit during this season. These tickets will be valid only after 12 noon on Saturday and Sunday and holidays if the member is not playing with the guest. Guest books expire at the end of the current season and cannot be carried over.
  1. Violations of these rules, and/or others posted at the Clubhouse and Pro Shop, will be brought to the attention of the Golf Committee.
  1. Infractions of the rules will result in a warning letter for the first offense, a hearing before the Golf Covenants Committee for the second offense. The Committee will have the right to suspend a member’s participation in Men’s/Ladies Day, scrambles and championships and recommend suspension if necessary to the Board of Directors.
  1. Junior golfers are not permitted to participate in the four major Club Championships. Separate Junior Golf Championships will be organized if there is enough interest.
  1. Always check with the Pro Shop for condition of the course and observe all cart signs and roped off areas.
  1. Course is closed on Mondays. No practice on Mondays in any areas including the practice green. The course will be open on the following Monday holidays, Memorial Day and Labor Day and closed on the following Tuesday.
  1. Rake traps after play.
  1. Replace divots on tees with provided materials. All divots shall be replaced.
  1. Golf carts must be kept 30 feet from greens and tees. No more than two carts per foursome.
  1. Handcarts are not permitted on tees, greens or collars around the green.
  1. Residents are obligated to make sure guests are aware of all rules and regulations when playing the course.
  1. All players must observe WINTER COURSE CONDITIONS in the off season which include all of the above and the use of temporary tees and greens.
  1. Refer to the golf score card for local rules.
  1. All singles and twosomes may be paired with like groups at discretion of Golf Professional, until 3:00 p.m. on Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays.
  1. All golf, membership, guest book and trail fees are non-refundable.
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