Pace of Play

Pace of Play Policy -

Your position on the golf course is directly behind the group in front of you
NOT directly in front of the group behind you! 

 

  • All scorecards MUST be time-stamped at the completion of Hole 9 and Hole 18, before totaling scores

  • All scorecards MUST have written times entered at the completion of #15

  • Monitor your pace with the clocks on #4 tee, #8 tee, #12 tee, and #16 tee

  • All groups are expected to finish the front nine in 2:20 and finish the back nine in 4:45

  • All members of any group that finishes the front nine in 2:22 or more AND is 12 minutes or more behind the group directly in front of them will be assessed a 1-stroke penalty. If the penalized group finishes the back nine 11 minutes or less behind the group in front of them OR under 4:46, the penalty will be withdrawn. 

  • All members of any group that finishes the eighteen holes in 4:46 or more AND is 12 minutes of more behind the group directly in front of them will be assessed a 1-stroke penalty

  • The 1st two groups MUST finish in 4:45 or better, or each player will be assessed the above penalties.

  • After a player has been assessed a penalty in 2 tournaments, that player will be assessed additional penalties thereafter.

  • Each member of the group is responsible for maintaining a proper Pace of Play

  • Tournament results will not be official until the Pace of Play is reviewed.

 

Local Rules

 

Provisional Balls -

  • It is strongly recommended that a provisional ball be played for a ball that may be lost outside of a penalty area; or may be unplayable; or may be out of bounds; or may be lost

  • Exception:  #9 @MC - Hit a provisional ball before establishing if ball is lost in penalty area

  • Exception:  #12 @SR - Hit a provisional ball before establishing if ball is lost in penalty area

 

Environmentally-Sensitive Area (ESA)  @Saddle Rock -

  • A player who plays a ball from an environmentally-sensitive areas will be assessed a 2-stroke penalty

  • If the ball is NOT in the environmentally-sensitive area, BUT the area interferes with stance or the area of the intended swing, drop within one club length of a point of nearest relief, not nearer the hole, without any additional penalty

 

Waste Areas vs. Sand Traps (@Murphy Creek) -

  • Waste Areas DO NOT have rakes in them In waste areas, the player may ground the club - when done, smooth ground with feet and/or club 

  • Sand Traps DO have rakes in them In sand traps, the player may not ground the club - when done, smooth ground with the rake provided 

 

Out-of-Bounds and Lost Balls -

  • If there is any doubt, a player should play a provisional ball (at time the original ball is hit) from the position of where the original ball was hit.

  • There is a 3-minute time limit when looking for a lost ball

  • If more than one player's ball is lost, players involved will look for each lost ball simultaneously

  • If the player DID NOT hit a provisional ball, then he must go the fairway equi-distant from where the ball went out of bounds or where the ball was lost and drop ball with a penality of 2 strokes

 

Unplayable Lies -

  • If there is any doubt, a player should play a provisional ball (at time the original ball is hit) from the position of where the original ball was hit.

  • In the event that a ball is deemed unplayable: 1) The player may drop a ball within 2 club lengths of the unplayable ball, not nearer the hole, with a penalty of 1 stroke;   OR  2) If the player cannot get relief within 2 club lengths, the player can drop as far back as he wants, keeping the point of the unplayable lie in line with the flag stick; with a penalty of 1 stroke

  • If the player DID NOT hit a provisional ball, then he must go the fairway equi-distant from where the unplayable ball lay and drop ball with a penality of 2 strokes

 

Ball Drops @Saddle Rock -

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ball Drops @Murphy Creek -

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

#4

1-Stroke Penalty

if tee-ball is lost or unplayable between the rock and tee-box;

Use ball drop located between rock and cart path

#10

1-Stroke Penalty

if tee-ball goes into the environmentally-sensitive area and does not cross land; Use ball drop in front of red tee box

#11

1-Stroke Penalty

if a ball goes into the environmentally-sensitive area separating the two fairways; 

Use ball drop located on north side of hazard

#16

1-Stroke Penalty

if tee-ball goes into water hazard;

Use ball drop located at front, right edge of water hazard

#18

1-Stroke Penalty

if a ball goes into the environmentally-sensitive area;

Use ball drop located on west side of hazard

#8

1-Stroke Penalty

if tee-ball is goes into the water and never crosses land;

Drop Ball  on red tee box

#11

1-Stroke Penalty

if tee-ball goes into the ravine;

Use ball drop in front of red tee box

#12

1-Stroke Penalty

if a ball goes into the ravine; 

Use ball drop located in fairway by sand trap

#17

1-Stroke Penalty

if tee-ball goes into ravine or water, and never crosses land;

Drop ball on red tee box