“Golf is a game that is played on a five-inch course – the distance between your ears. ”   -Bobby Jones


General Rules

  • Be ready to play when it's your turn and pay attention to the group behind and in front of you to make sure your group is not holding things up. Invite faster groups to play through.  

  • Golf balls and golf clubs can do a lot of damage to a human body and to a golf course.   Make sure everyone in your foursome or in your group is behind you when you hit.  Never hot your next shot if there is the slightest chance that you may reach the flight in front of you.

  • Obey all dress codes.

  • Repair ball marks and divots and properly rake bunkers.

  • Do not talk when someone is playing a stroke.

  • Keep the swearing to a minimum. Sound carries on a golf course.

  • Do not leave your ball in the hole when you make a putt/chip.

  • After you putt or chip your ball near the hole and do not plan to putt out, mark your ball.

  • Do not step in a golfer's putting line on the green.

  • Do not stand directly behind another player's intended target line.

  • Write your scores on the scorecard when you reach the next tee.

  • When going to the putting green, park your golf cart as close to the next teebox as possible.

  • Do not leave trash on the course for others to deal with.

  • Do no use the golfcourse as a driving and putting range.

Course Maintenance Crew

When our green keepers are working on a green they take out the flagpole. This means that the green is closed for play and no approach may be made for safety of, and courtesy to the green keepers. Players should pick-up their ball and continue their round on the next T-Box.

When the green keepers are mowing the fairways or are otherwise busy on the course, they try to observe the players on the course and when players are approaching they interrupt their work or move aside their equipment and invite players to continue their round by waiving them through. Players must wait for that signal and are not allowed to hit balls when green keepers are in reach of a shot

Pace of Play and Priority on the Course

Our course is a nine-hole course and we do not require our players to arrange T-Times to start on hole 1. This brings some local etiquette rules into play making it possible for flights already underway to continue their rounds uninterrupted and for flights starting later, flights playing a 10-holes round or playing a shorter round to mix with flights already on the course.

Players starting later are on our course allowed to start on other holes than hole 1, for instance on hole 3, 5 and 7 provided there is room to do so. This is never the case when a group of players already on the course has approached the green of the previous hole. Such a flight has right of way and a starting flight must wait until the previous flight has teed off and is out of reach. This may mean that on busy afternoons it may be difficult for late starters to mix in. 

Pace of Play

The current Etiquette guidelines as suggested by the U.S.G.A. and R&A describe in the "Pace of Play" section: "It is a group's responsibility to keep up with the group in front. If it loses a clear hole and it is delaying the group behind, it should invite the group behind to play through, irrespective of the number of players in that group. Where a group has not lost a clear hole, but it is apparent that the group behind can play faster, it should invite the faster moving group to play through.” 

Priority on the Course 

"Priority on the Course" is determined by a group's pace of play regardless of the number of holes the group is playing. The term 'group' includes a single player.

The Board adopts these suggestions with the following exceptions:

  1. a player playing more than 1 ball and two players playing from one set of clubs do not constitute a group as outlined above; such players have no “standing” and must give right of way at all times.

  2. a group consisting of more than 4 players does not constitute a group as outlined above, has no “standing” and has to give right of way at all times.

  3. a group that extends the number of players during the round looses its group status and thus their “standing” and has to give right of way at all times.

Note that the Board does not encourage these exceptions in any way but they are tolerated provided other groups are not obstructed in their play.

The Committee of the CG&SC has determined many years ago that, Youth (now on Sundays )Tuesday afternoon for Ladies and Wednesday afternoon for Men’s golf and Thursday Morning is reserved for the Non- Handicappers.This means that  this morning and these afternoons Youth, Ladies and Men, Non Handicappers respectively have priority on the course.On Sundays as of 10.00 the Juniors are playing on the course. Once a month they have an official match. Provided there is sufficient room others are allowed to play bearing in mind above course etiquette rules.

When the Committee has organized a match the course is closed for all other players. This is in any case relevant on afternoons from 4 PM when Company Member Competition matches are played and on Saturday afternoon from 1 PM.

In general, “the Spirit of the Game” section describes that:” Golf is played for the most part, without the supervision of a referee or umpire. The game relies on the integrity of the individual to show consideration for other players and to abide by the rules. All players should conduct themselves in a disciplined manner, demonstrating courtesy and sportsmanship at all times, irrespective of how competitive they may be. This is the spirit of the game of golf.”  If we keep this in mind we can all enjoy our beautiful course


Golf Matches Participation Policy

There are three (3) categories of golfers:

  • Adult (age 18 years and older)

  • Juniors (ages 9 years - 17 years)* and **

  • Children (age 8 years and younger)

Who can participate in official club golf matches:

  • Adult full-time members in good standing with an established USGA Playing Handicap or a Provisional Handicap (see “How to obtain a golf handicap”).

  • Adult guest members in good standing with an established USGA Playing Handicap or a Provisional Handicap. Adult Guest members are allowed to play for match prizes provided that they pay the match fee. They are not however awarded Emmastad Cup points.

  • The Club’s Golf Pro.  He/she can, however, not participate for match prizes.

  • Junior members :

  1. * Those with an established USGA course handicap of 24 or lower are allowed to participate in matches/tournaments and play for prizes and Emmastad Cup points; play for so-called extras as nearies,longest drives etc. ; pay the same participation fees as adults.

  2. **Those with an established USGA course handicap of 25 or higher are not  allowed to play for the official match/tournament. They play for a separately created " Junior Category Prize” ; do play for so-called extras such as nearies, longest drives etc. Pay a participation fee of Naf. 5.=

  • Adult guests (non-members) with an established USGA Playing Handicap. They can, however, not play for match prizes. 

  • Participation of Children/Juniors younger than 18 years in the Company Competiton Open is not allowed.

The order of preference of participation in case of a full field (more than 52 participants) is:

  1. Adult full-time members with an established USGA Playing Handicap.

  2. Junior members ***

  3. Adult full-time members with a Provisional Handicap.

  4. Golf Pro’s

  5. Adult guest members with an established USGA Playing Handicap.**

  6. Adult guest members with a Provisional Handicap.

  7. Adult Guests 

*Employees of the Club are not allowed to participate as guests and can only play in “open” tournaments.

**Adult Temporary members with an established playing Handicap who have paid a deposit and have been allocated a membership number can participate for prizes in saturday matches .Matchfee will be charged to their account.

*** It is the responsibility of the parents of the Juniors mentioned in 2 and not the Match Committee to make sure their children can be grouped in a flight that includes at least two(2) adults. In case of a full field, priority will be given to players who participate for the official match/tournament prizes. Juniors in 1 cannot play for the "Junior category Prize".

Male juniors 13 years and younger play from the White tees; Male Juniors 14 years and older play from the Blue tees. All female Juniors play from the White tees.

Golf Matches Sign-up Policy

  1. A requests by a player for a special flight arrangement, will only be honored if the player has signed-up a least two hours before the scheduled start of the match.

  2. A player must report his/her presence to the Match Committee at least 10 minutes before the scheduled start of the match, else he/she will be considered a no-show.  This regardless of whether he/she has signed up.

How to obtain a Golf Handicap - Potential New Golf Members 

In the following order...

  1. Contact the Golf Pro of our club.

  2. The Golf Pro will decide when you get permission to play on the golf course.

  3. Once you have received permission to play on the golf course and you have become a member, you get access to the golf app of the club.

  4. You can now start playing the golf course and enter your scores in the handicap system in our golf app.

  5. All scores from match play, stroke play, or team play where you play your own ball are acceptable, as long as you play by the Rules of Golf and another person is present during your round.

  6. Once you posted a total of 54 holes, made up of 9 or 18-hole scores, you will receive an official World Handicap System (WHS) Handicap Index the very next day .

  7. The maximum hole score you can enter in your first 54 holes is par +5.


18-holes par 70 course with 10 greens set in a brilliant oasis of local flora and fauna. 

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