Rules & Etiquette

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It can be intimidating arriving at a new golf course for the first time. There are so many rules of play and etiquette and it can be embarrassing if you are not aware of them.

We want you to feel comfortable and confident when you come to Dunblane New Golf Club so we would like to make you aware of general course etiquette and our dress codes before you arrive so all you will have to worry about is having a good time by enjoying playing our course and relaxing afterwards in the comfortable surroundings of our bar, lounge or restaurant.

All persons playing the course shall at all times observe the rules of the game of golf together with such local rules as the Match and Handicap Committee may determine.

Local rules will be printed on the scorecard and any amendment displayed on the appropriate noticeboard in the Clubhouse.

Local rules in operation during Open competitions will be clearly displayed in the Starters Box and repeated by the Starter to all competitiors.

Course etiquette
In the interest of all golfers, players should play without delay. No player should play until the players in front are out of range.

Players searching for a ball should signal the players behind to play on as soon as it becomes clear that the lost ball is not easily going to be found - they should not search for 5 minutes before doing so. They should not continue to play until the players that have been let through are passed and are out of range.

Once a hole has been completed all players should immediately leave the putting green and mark their cards whilst waiting to tee off at the next hole.

No-one should move, talk or stand close to or directly behind the ball or hole when a player is adressing the ball or making a stroke.

Before leaving a bunker a player should use the rake and carefully fill up and smooth over all the holes and footprints they have made.

On the fairway a player should ensure that any turf cut or displaced by them is replaced at once and pressed down.

On the green all damage made by the ball (i.e. pitchmarks) should be repaired immediately with a pitchmark tool.

The flagstick should be laid gently on the green and replaced properly in the hole before moving off the green.

Players should not damage the putting green by leaning on their putters particualrly when removing the ball from the hole.