Our Rules

Our Rules – Pole Creek Ladies Golf

We have some local rules of golf that are expected to be understood and followed by our players.  Please take time to review them and know when to use them during play at Pole Creek.

Pace of play – Keep up with the group in front.  If you walk up to the tee and do not see anyone on the hole you are about to play, you are behind.  Pick up the pace and the first two that putt out should move to the next hole. The pace of play is determined by the group in FRONT of you and not by the group behind you.

Ready golf – Shorter hitters can tee off first and can go ahead on the course and hit.  You may often need to go ahead and putt while someone is raking a bunker.  Do whatever is needed to keep the game moving.  This will make a more pleasant time for all. It is everyone’s responsibility to help.  (Exception-Match Play)

Play out holes if you are playing in the competition for prizes. If you are on a team, and your partner’s score is being used, you can pick up and use your maximum score (the score most likely you would have on the hole or use your ESC)**  If the hole is not being used for a score in the game, you can pick up at your maximum score.  If you are playing for low putts, you must putt out on every hole.  ** Equitable Stroke Control (ESC) is used when a player’s actual or most likely score exceeds the maximum allowable score.  Example of score most likely you will have: A player is on the green in 4 strokes.  She takes 4 plus the number of putts she feels she would have had.

Winter Rules may be in effect periodically during our season of play.  Winter Rules allow for lift, clean and place within the fairways only.

Enter all scores in GHIN (even those played at other courses) during season.  You can enter only nine holes as well.   Ask for help in pro shop if you need to adjust your score for handicap purposes.  Adjusting: when entering your score into the computer, the highest score you may take on a hole is equal to adding a 6 to the first digit of your handicap.  This is adjusting your score.

If there is a tie at the end of the two days for the club champion, the players must play sudden death starting on the first hole.

Please be at the course 40 minutes before tee off.  Your tournament chairmen depend on all players arriving ‘on time’ to be sure our pairings are correct.

Start out to your assigned hole at least 10 minutes before tee time.