As you would expect we like to see a neat and tidy standard of dress on the course and in the clubhouse at all times. We ask that all players abide by the dress code as incorrectly attired players will not be permitted on the course.
Dress Code / Etiquette
Golf Course Etiquette
Bayview actively follows a ‘ready golf’ policy in order to prevent slow play. This means that players should play when ready, rather than strictly following the “farthest from the hole plays first” rule in the rules of golf. Players who fail to meet course standards may incur a penalty for slow play or receive a warning from the course marshall (during competition).
How to avoid slow play:
- Always attempt to keep up with the group in front; it is not enough to stay in front of the group behind.
- If playing in a competition, pick up after you can no longer score.
- Each hole should not take longer than 15 minutes to play. Players have 40 seconds to play each shot.
- If your ball appears to be out of bounds, play a provisional. Spend no longer than three minutes looking for a lost ball.
- Mark scores at the next tee, rather than at the previous green.
Mobile phones should be used as little as possible during a round of golf in order to prevent interruptions and slow play. Players should switch their phones to silent while on the golf course.
Motorised Golf Carts
Players are able to rent golf carts for use on the course; however, this is a privilege that relies on players respecting the rules surrounding motorised golf carts.
- Carts must not be taken around the greens, near tees or in bunkers. Follow signage outlining where carts may be taken on the course.
- IN wet conditions, keep clear of wet areas and avoid driving on the fairway. Follow instructions from the Pro Shop regarding cart regulations for the day.
- Always apply the park brake when not driving the cart.
- When travelling between tees, following the concreate or gravel cart paths.
- Players must enter all bunkers at the lowest point of entry possible.
- Footprints must be raked upon leaving the bunker. The rake should be left on the bunker’s edge.
- Rake any other damage in the bunker if time permits.
- Flagsticks should be lowered carefully onto the green and should not be dropped to prevent damage.
- Always return the flagstick to the centre of the cup when leaving the green.
- Players should not lean on their putters when on the green.
- Ensuring that the rim of the hole is left undamaged is important for ensuring that the course is in its best possible condition. Players must be conscious to step lightly around the hole, not to step over it and to not remove the ball with the head of their putter.