Course Care and Maintenance

Bunkers

After your shot and before leaving a bunker, a player should carefully fill up and smooth over all holes and footprints, and then leave the rake with the handle pointing toward the tee of the hole being played. Remember to:

  1. Always enter the bunker at the lowest point.

  2. Pull the rake toward you as you exit the bunker.

  3. If required rake other affected areas.

  4. Do not pile sand at the edge of the bunker. Push back excess sand.

Bunker Rake Policy

All bunkers should be raked after playing a shot. Rakes should be left outside the bunker, lying flat on the ground and pointed in the direction of play (parallel to the likely flight of the ball).

Repairing ball marks

  1. Always start at the back of the mark and push forward with the repairer.

  2. Use repairer around all sides and slowly ease turf toward the centre of the mark. Do not lift the soil upwards.

  3. Lightly tap down with putter.

  4. Your completed repair should look like this.

 

 

Repairing divots

  1. Remove any loose turf from the affected area.

  2. Knock in all sides of the edge of the divot with your club or your shoe.

 

Damage to Greens

Flagsticks, etc.

Players should ensure that, when putting down bags, or the flagstick, no damage is done to the putting green, and that neither they nor their caddies damage the hole by standing close to it, in handling the flagstick, or in removing the ball from the hole. The flagstick should be properly replaced in the hole before the players leave the putting green.

Handling the Flag

  1. Don’t drop the flagstick on the putting surface as it will cause damage.

  2. Always lower the flagstick by club or by hand.

  3. Avoid damage to surrounds by placing the stick in the centre of the cup.

Removing the ball from the Cup!

Players are requested to NOT to use their putter to remove their golf ball from the hole.