- Each player shall furnish his own
equipment for play, normally one club and two balls.
- Course played on must be approved by the
owner of the hole.
- Unlike outdoor golf, the object is to get
the club in the hole and keep the balls out of the hole.
- For most effective play, the club should
have a firm shaft. Course owners are permitted to check shaft
stiffness before play begins.
- Course owners reserve the right to
restrict the length of the club to avoid damage to the hole.
- The object of the game is to take as many
strokes as necessary until the course owner is satisfied that
the play is complete. Failure to do so may result in being
denied permission to play the course again!
- It is considered bad form to begin playing
the hole immediately upon arrival at the course. The
experienced player will normally take time to admire the
entire course, with special attention to well formed bunkers.
- Players are cautioned not to mention other
courses they have played on or are currently playing, to the
owner of the course being played. Upset course owners have
been known to damage a player's equipment for this reason.
- Players are encouraged to have proper rain
gear along, just in case.
- Players should assure themselves that
their match has been properly scheduled, particularly when a
new course is being played on for the first time. Previous
players have been known to become irate if they discover
someone else playing what they consider to be a private
- Players should not assume a course is in
shape for play at all times. Some players may be embarrassed
if they find the course to be temporarily under repair.
Players are advised to be extremely tactful in this situation.
More advanced players will find alternate means of play when
this is the case.
- Players are advised to obtain the course
owner's permission before attempting to play the back nine.
- Slow play is encouraged; however, players
should be prepared to proceed at a quicker pace, at least
temporarily, at the course owners request.
- It is considered outstanding performance,
time permitting, to play the same hole several times in one
- The course owner will be the sole judge of
who is the best player.
Players are advised to think twice before
considering membership at a golf course. Additional assessments may
be levied by the course owner and the rules are subject to change at
any time. For this reason, many players prefer to continue playing
on several different courses.