WILLOW FORK GOLF RULES
(a) Golf rules, regulations, procedures, and policies may be established from time to time by Club Management and will be available in the pro shop. Such rules, regulations, procedures, and policies shall supplement these Rules.
(b) Every player must adhere to the Club¡¦s posted policy with respect to shoe wear, as the Club is a spikeless facility. Every player must also have a set of golf clubs and a golf bag. Golfers must carry their membership cards or guest identification while playing and must produce the same for inspection if requested.
(c) Members are required to familiarize themselves, their family and their guests with the rules and etiquette of golf as outlined in the United States Golf Association (USGA) handbook. Failure to abide by USGA rules is considered a violation of these Rules.
(a) Subject to Subparagraph (b) below, golf play is to begin on the first tee of the first nine holes and then proceed to the second nine holes to complete eighteen holes.
(b) Club Management may direct players to begin play on the second nine holes and thereafter play the first nine holes. Players may also be directed to start on a hole other than the first or tenth hole in order to accommodate a "shotgun start" or similar type of start.
(c) All players that begin on a hole other than the first hole must check in with the pro shop before continuing on to the first tee of the first nine holes, so that the starter may control traffic on the course.
(d) All players must register with the pro shop at least ten (10) minutes before commencing play, so that the starter may control traffic on the course.
WEEKDAY TEE RESERVATIONS
Tee reservations for golf on weekdays may be made pursuant to Club Management's published policies.
WEEKEND AND HOLIDAY TEE RESERVATIONS
Tee reservations for golf on weekend days and holidays may be made pursuant to the Club Management's published policies. Guest play will be limited pursuant to the Club's posted policy on guest play unless the Member has obtained prior approval from the Manager.
Players without reservations shall be assigned available tee times that have not been reserved.
DESIGNATED TEE TIMES
Club Management may, from time to time, designate tee times only for primary Members. These designated tee times will be published in the Club newsletter and posted at the Club.
When practicing, members are to use the driving range and practice range only. Under no circumstance are the regular tees, greens or fairways to be used as practice areas. When playing the course, each player may have only one ball in play at all times, except when, pursuant to USGA Rules, a provisional ball is to be played.
(a) No more than four (4) players per group are permitted, unless prior approval has been obtained from the head golf professional.
(b) In the case of groups with less than four players, the starter, at his discretion, may fill the group with other waiting players.
If a playing group of golfers falls one clear hole behind the group in front, the slow group must invite the group behind it to play through. If play is delayed on account of a lost ball, the group playing behind should be invited to play through. Should either of these conditions occur and the group playing behind the slow group or behind the group with the lost ball is not invited to play through, it is the right and privilege of such group playing behind to ask permission to play through. The slow group of players or the group with the lost ball is then required to take positions on the course out of play and shall remain stationary until the invited group has played through. The invited group must play through once the invitation has been received, in order that following groups will not be delayed. A group also must step aside and let the group behind play through anytime the course marshal so instructs.
Play on the course is governed by USGA Rules, with the exception of any local rules which take precedence when printed on the scorecard or posted. The golf professional or the course marshal are empowered to enforce all golf course rules. Violation of any golf rule may result in a fine and/or a disciplinary letter being written to the player by the Manager. Three such letters in the Member's file is grounds for immediate suspension of golfing privileges.
(a) Carts may be operated by anyone sixteen (16) years of age and older, providing that person has a valid driver's license.
(b) Cart rental fees are mandatory unless waived by Club Management.
(c) Privately owned carts are permitted on the Club premises only upon compliance with Club policies.
(d) Members are liable for any personal injury or property damage that results from the use of a cart owned or checked out in their name. Members are further liable for any damage to or loss of carts and must pay all repair costs necessitated by their use of a cart.
(a) Carts are to carry no more than two (2) riders and two (2) golf bags at any time. Children under six (6) years of age are not permitted to ride on carts.
(b) Drivers must read the operating instructions on the cart prior to usage and obey such instructions. No one is to operate a cart with a flat tire, or any other mechanical failure that is apparent or observed.
(c) Carts are to be returned to the staging area. The Member who rents a cart will be fined if a cart is left in the parking lot or any other non‑designated area.
Carts are always to be driven on the cart paths. Drivers must observe and obey all signs, stakes, roped‑off areas and other markers used to guide carts. When necessary, carts may be driven to the golf ball only on a ninety degree (90„a) angle from the cart path. Carts are not to be driven over sprinkler heads. Cart drivers are to avoid areas that are newly planted, wet, or under repair, and should not approach any closer than ten (10) yards to any tee, green, bunker, or their respective shoulders.
(a) Minors must be certified as "A" players by the head golf professional in order to play without being accompanied by a Member parent or guardian.
(b) No child under twelve (12) years of age is permitted to play the golf course unless accompanied by an adult, Member parent or guardian. Children under six (6) years of age are not permitted on the course at any time.
(c) Golf play by Minors may be restricted to designated hours. Adults have priority over Minors at all times with regard to course availability, with the exception of Club Management sponsored Minor golf programs.
(a) No more than three (3) guests per Member are permitted at any time unless approved in advance by Club Management. Guest play may be modified from time to time pursuant to Club Management¡¦s posted or published policies.
(b) All other rules governing guests' attendance and participation in Club activities apply to golf guest play.
SUPERVISION OF PLAY
The golf professional, acting under the supervision of the Manager, has responsibility for supervision and control of all matters relating to play on the golf course. The golf professional may refuse privileges to anyone who, in his or her judgment, violates the rules of play, etiquette or dress code. Responsibility for such supervision may be delegated to starters or marshals.
REGISTRATION FOR PLAY
All members and their guests must register with the pro shop starters prior to using the golf course.
Instruction in golf is offered under the supervision of the Club's golf professional. No charges will be assessed if a scheduled lesson is cancelled twenty‑four (24) hours or more in advance. If a Member cancels a lesson less than twenty-four (24) hours before the scheduled time of the lesson, or fails to appear for a scheduled lesson, the Member will be charged the lesson rate then in effect.
PRIVATELY OWNED CARTS
(a) Privately owned carts may be used on the golf course at the Club only with the permission of Club Management and subject to such charges, rules and procedures as may be established. Club Management may limit the number of privately owned carts that it approves for use at the Club. Operators of privately owned golf carts must follow all rules prescribed for cart usage. In addition, cart owners must sign and agree to be bound by the conditions contained in the Private Cart Agreement.
(b) The Private Cart Agreement is entered into on a year‑to‑year basis and Club Management reserves the right to discontinue usage of private carts at the Club on the anniversary date of the Agreement without any liability or obligation to the owner of any private cart. The fee payable by owners of private carts is established by Club Management and may be changed on an annual basis.
(c) The owner of a private golf cart must list Club Management as an additional insured under the owner's liability and property insurance policies, and upon request, shall provide a certificate of insurance.
(d) Before a Member may operate a private cart at the Club, the Member must obtain Club Management's approval of the make, model, year and color of the golf cart to be purchased. Private carts must be maintained to an acceptable level of appearance and operation and Club Management shall be the sole judge of a private cart's acceptability.