Local & Club Rules

Local & Club Rules

1. OUT OF BOUNDS (Rule 18.2)
Beyond any boundary fence or white post markers.
All staked trees are immovable obstructions (Rule 16.1f).
Fixed heads are immovable obstructions; relief from interference
by them may be obtained under Rule 16.1b. If such an obstruction
on or within two club-lengths of the putting green of the hole being
played intervenes on line of play between ball and hole, relief may
be obtained without penalty, as follows: If the ball lies off the putting
green but not in a penalty area and is within two club-lengths of the
intervening obstruction, it may be lifted, cleaned and dropped at the
nearest point to where the ball originally lay which a) is not nearer
the hole, b) avoids such intervention and c) is not in a penalty area or
on a putting green.
4. PENALTY AREAS (Rule 17)
Penalty areas marked with (yellow lines or yellow stakes) (Rules 17.1d(1) and (2)).
Red penalty areas marked with (red lines or red stakes) (Rule 17.1d(3)).
Any area marked GUR or surrounded by a white line(Rule 16.1).
Call up hole procedures are adopted on holes around the course which should be obeyed by all ball groups.

Match Play - Loss of Hole;
Stroke Play - Two Strokes.

1. Every player must pay a green fee before play. Green fees are not
2. Players must be properly dressed. Shirts must be worn at all
3. No player should play until the match in front is out of range.
4. Avoid slow play - if you are slower than the game behind you
please call them through.
5. Please rake bunkers and do not climb up or down the face of
6. Please replace your divots.
7. Where paths are provided to gain access to the teeing areas
please use them.
8. A maximum of four players are permitted in each match.
9. Each player must have a bag and a set of golf clubs.
10. Trolleys must not be taken on to tees, greens, ground under
repair or into bunkers or hazards.
11. Instructions of the Golf Shop Manager and Course Warden
must be obeyed at all times.

The Management reserves the right to restrict play at any time.

Lightning Policy - Its is the players responsibility to determine if weather conditions are unsafe for play.

All people using the golf course do so at their own risk.

Caddington Golf Club accepts no liability to any person for injury, loss or damage to any property however caused.

Personal golf insurance is recommended.

Blue Course
Players are expected to be smartly dressed at all times. Wearing jeans, football/rugby type shirts and shorts, vest-type tops or collarless t-shirts, tracksuits or shell suits are prohibited and individuals will be asked to leave the course. Shorts must be tailored and smart. Players must wear golf shoes, unless they are under the age of 18 or have some form of disability preventing them from doing so but must be closed toe shoes.

Players are allowed to be casual dressed. Players are allowed to wear jeans, football/rugby type shirts, shorts, collarless t-shirts, tracksuits or shell suits are suitable. Individuals wearing vest or no t-shirts will be asked to leave the course. Closed footwear must be worn during your round; flip-flop and open shoes are prohibited.

Mobile phones, if carried on the course, must be switched to silent.

Slow play irritates everyone on the golf course. Any individuals/group that has lost a complete hole on the group ahead should wave through faster groups.

If it is likely that a ball may be lost, unplayable or out of bounds, a provisional ball should be played before going forward. Players searching for a ball should, as soon as they realise the ball will not be quickly found, signal the group behind to play up; they should not wait until the ball has been declared lost (5 minutes). Play should not continue until it is safe to do so.

A 3 ball should aim to complete a round within three and a half hours (210 minutes); each player in the group is responsible for its pace. If a player or group consistently disregards the requirement to observe the etiquette of the game during a round, or over a period of time, the club house may invoke disciplinary action against that group or player.

Pitch marks should always be repaired before leaving the green and divots replaced with care elsewhere on the course. Golf bags should always be left at the side of the green and caddy cars/buggies must not encroach on the apron of the green. All direction signs on the course must be obeyed.

To ensure a seamless pace of play and an enjoyable experience for all golfers, Caddington Golf Club enforces a maximum limit of four players per tee time. This rule is designed to promote efficient play, prevent congestion on the course, and uphold the principles of golf etiquette.

Please be aware of people walking on the course. On the club notice board there will be a map that indicates the walker’s pathways for reference.

Members & Guests may book tee times online via the Club's website. On the day of play, the club house staff will accept bookings.

All members & guests must be registered and signed in at the clubhouse before beginning their round of golf.

Any accompanying member is responsible for introducing their guest(s) to the club staff and ensuring they complete the necessary registration process.

Guest fees are applicable for each non-member playing a round of golf.

Persons under the age of 16 should be accompanied by an adult around both courses and club house.

Signing in before play helps the club maintain an accurate record of who is on the course at any given time. This can be important for safety reasons, pace of play management, and ensuring that only authorized individuals are using the facilities.

Guest must display their receipts of purchase from the clubhouse to management when asked.

When play is suspended by the club house management/greenkeepers. Players can if they wish and without delay, finish the hole they are playing. Players cannot continue to play a hole, other than the one they were in the process of playing, once play has been suspended.

One Ball Rule for Play
Each golfer is required to use a single golf ball for the duration of the round. From the first tee to the final green, the same ball should be used for all shots. If a golfer loses their ball during the round, such as hitting it out of bounds or into a hazard, they must play a new ball from the spot where the original shot was taken. They will incur the appropriate penalty stroke as specified by the Rules of Golf.

Members are expected to respect the course, other golfers, and the club's policies. This includes refraining from unnecessary practice shots during regular rounds and using designated practice areas appropriately.

Hitting multiple shots into greens can cause extra wear and tear on those areas, potentially impacting the quality of play for everyone. By limiting such practice, clubs help maintain the course's condition.

Club staff or marshals may monitor the course to ensure that members are following the rules related to practice shots. Members found violating these rules may be approached and reminded of the guidelines.

Practice play is restricted to the practice ground and is strictly forbidden on the course. Players using the practice area must follow the restrictions listed at the practice ground (no long irons or woods can be used)

Safety on the course and practice ground is paramount. Golfers should read the course risk assessment documents and club policies posted on Clubhouse noticeboards, or on the Club website, and should always be courteous to non-golfers.

When lightning is seen or thunder is heard, all players must immediately suspend play and seek shelter.

Do not resume play until 30 minutes have passed since the last sighting of lightning or sound of thunder.

Seek shelter in designated safe areas, such as the clubhouse, golf carts, or a substantial building. Avoid open fields, tall trees, water bodies, and metal objects.

It's the responsibility of players to be aware of changing weather conditions and to comply with lightning safety protocols.

In cases of heavy fog that significantly impairs visibility, the club staff may suspend play until conditions improve.

If you're already on the course when fog develops, exercise caution, proceed slowly, and be aware of your surroundings and other players. Alternatively you may be asked to return to the clubhouse until further notice.

Players should at all times co-operate with Greens staff to facilitate course maintenance. Whilst the flagstick is removed from a hole, players must not play to that green until the flagstick has been returned to the hole by Greens staff.

Members are reminded that they are solely responsible for the security of their own possessions. Guests are advised that the Club does have Public Liability insurance

Dogs unless a guide dog, are not allowed on the course or in the club house.

 The tees should be used as follows or agreed before the first tee off.
 White Markers – Championship tee for competent players.
 Blue Markers – Used by men or confident female guest for all other play.
 Red Markers – Used by ladies or high handicap players

Guests are responsible for ensuring they conform to all the house rules. All individuals are allowed to use the club house facilities with no dress code. Soft spiked shoes and trainers are allowed however metal spiked shoes are prohibited from the clubhouse. Please also keep the communal areas tidy and place litter in the bids provided.

Smoking, including the smoking of E-cigarettes, is not permitted in the Clubhouse or at the entrance. There is a designated smoking area illustrated on the club notice board.

Club property, including any property loaned or hired to the club, must not be abused or tampered with in any way. Guest should not interfere with any switches, thermostats or electrical controls within the Clubhouse.

Buggies are available for rent from the clubhouse on a first-come, first-served basis.

The driver of a golf buggy must be of legal driving age and possess a valid driver's license.

Buggies are designed to carry a specific number of passengers. Exceeding this limit can compromise safety and the condition of the buggy.

During wet or inclement weather, or when directed by course staff, all buggies must remain on designated cart paths or rough area.

Avoid driving buggies onto tees, greens, and other sensitive areas.
Always observe the posted cart path signs, which indicate where buggies are allowed and where they must remain off the grass.

Maintain a safe distance from greens and hazards to prevent damage to the course.

If provided, follow designated buggy paths or routes to minimize impact on the course.

Treat rented buggies with care and respect. Report any mechanical issues or damage to clubhouse staff immediately.

Return rented buggies to the designated area or as instructed by the clubhouse staff after your round.

Club noticeboards may only be used on the authority of club house staff.

Guest may park their car in the car park within the designated bays. Cars must not be parked in any other areas that may cause obstruction to others, reserved bays or in the vicinity of the Greenkeepers' sheds. The gate to the course must be kept clear and will be padlocked. If required, in an emergency, the padlock keys are available from the Greens Staff and Reception. The club does not accept responsibility for the contents or damage of the cars parked.

When you book a tee time online you will need to enter your debit or credit card details to complete the transaction in our secure online payment processing environment. Your card will be charged as per the total transaction fee detailed.

Should you need to pay any outstanding balances when you turn up to play then you can pay by cash, cheque or debit/credit card.

Payment of membership is required to be made in accordance with the Membership Terms and Conditions. Non-payment of membership fess / charges is a breach of the Golf Club Rules.

If the member defaults on payment of membership fees / charges they may be removed from the members online booking system until such time as the applicable arrears have been paid in full.

In the event that the member defaults on payment of membership fees / charges for two consecutive months, the club reserves the right to request immediate payment in full of all outstanding membership fees/charges due for the remainder of the term of the agreement.

A full refund will be made if you cancel more than 48 hours before your original tee time booking. This will be paid back into the original payment account but may take up to 10 working days.

No refund will be paid less than the 48 hours period unless the golf club cancels or unreasonably amend the booking, close the golf courses or otherwise prevent the golfer from playing on the agreed date providing that the golfer meets all the other Terms & Conditions required.

Once payment has been made, ClubV1 on behalf of the golf course will send you a booking confirmation by email which will provide you with details of your booking. You should take a copy of this booking confirmation to the golf club when signing in before play.