A modern, forward club

Dress Code & Local Rules

Our club rules and etiquette requirements are there to ensure consistency of standards for all members, guests and visitors to the Burstead Golf Club.

Please take the time to view our Dress Code, Pace of Play and Local Rules.

We operate a modern, forward thinking dress code. Should you or that of your guest(s), be considered inappropriate then our staff have been instructed to dscreetly bring it to your attention.

Dress Code

COURSE

Caps should be worn forwards.

Golf shirts must have a collar and be tucked in at all times.

Shorts must be tailored.

Mobile phones are permitted but must be on silent and used in consideration to others on the course.

Appropriate recognised golfing footwear.

NOT ALLOWED

Denim jeans/shorts.

Cargo shorts.

Trainers.

Tracksuits, T-Shirts or football/rugby shirts are not allowed at any time.

CLUBHOUSE

Please remove all headwear when entering the mainbar.

Spikes are permitted in the Spike Bar ONLY.

Smart denim jeans (non distressed or ripped) are allowed in the clubhouse NEVER on the course.

Pace of Play

An acceptable pace to your round is a prerequisite to maximising your enjoyment of your game. On course bottlenecks and traffic jams are often caused by a combination of those minor details that are not considered. When we talk of pace of play it is not designed to make you feel that you need to rush your shots, instead it is to ensure your round is as brisk and efficient as possible and without minimal disruption.

In order to help please review the following tips:

Arrive at least 10 minutes prior to your allotted tee time.

Keep practice swings, pacing out distances to a minimum

Try to determine your club selection whilst your playing partners are going through their pre shot routine.

Leave your bags/trolleys or golf carts to the side of the green and in the direction of the next tee, never in front of or to the incorrect side of the green.

Mark your scores on the next tee, whilst others are teeing off, never delay play by scoring on the green

Try and keep up with the group in front and be aware of those behind you.

‘Be aware’ move aside if those behind you are generally playing quicker.

Be Prepared and ready for play!!

Whilst we do not impose a handicap rule here, we would like to request that all players no matter of standard respect and abide by the above conditions thus ensuring you maximise your enjoyment and experience with us.

Thank you for your consideration.

Local Rules

1. OUT OF BOUNDS.
  1. a) As defined by white stakes and beyond all boundary hedges, fences and ditches.
  2. b) Practice ground.
  3. c) The Clubhouse patio, flower beds and car park
  4. d) Internal out of bounds on right of the 9th hole up to and including the second ditch.
2. WATER HAZARDS.

All ponds and ditches are water hazards (yellow stakes) with the exception of the ditches and ponds

  1. a) on the right of the 1st & 5th,
  2. b) on the left of the 2nd, 5th, 12th, 13th, 14th, 17th,
  3. c) at the back of the 7th & 16th, (red stakes),

All stakes define the hazard.

3. FIXED SPRINKLER HEADS.

All fixed sprinkler heads are immovable obstructions and relief from interference by them may be obtained under Rule 24-2. In addition if such an obstruction on or within two club lengths of the putting green of the hole being played intervenes on the line of play between the ball and the hole, the player may obtain relief without penalty, as follows: If the ball lies off the putting green but not in a hazard and is within two club lengths of the intervening obstruction it may be lifted, cleaned and dropped at the nearest point to where the ball lay which

  1. a) is not nearer the hole.
  2. b) avoids such intervention and
  3. c) is not in a hazard or on a putting green.
4. STONES IN BUNKERS.

May be removed (movable obstruction Rule 24-1). If the ball is moved it must be replaced without penalty.

5. NEWLY PLANTED TREES.

When supported by stakes or marked with bands are declared immovable obstructions and Rule 24­-2(b) shall apply.

6. PATHS.

If a ball comes to rest on that part of the Public Footpath which crosses a fairway (closely mown area) or any internal shingle/cockleshell path, relief may be obtained under Rule 24-2 (b).

7. OVERHEAD CABLES.

If a players ball hits overhead cables a second ball must be played, without penalty. The second ball will be the ball in play.

8. GROUND UNDER REPAIR.

Play is prohibited from all areas of ground under repair. Relief must be taken under Rule 25-1 (b).

9. IMMOVABLE OBSTRUCTIONS.

All stakes defining hazards and distance are considered to be immovable obstructions and relief must be taken in accordance with 24‐2. Stakes defining out of bounds are not obstructions and must not be

removed.

PENALTY FOR BREACH OF LOCAL RULES MATCH PLAY – LOSS OF HOLE:

STROKE PLAY – 2 STROKES.

Players are reminded to:

1) Repair divots and pitch marks on greens.

2) Give right of way to pedestrians on public pathways.

3) Not to take practice swings on the tees or practice on the course.

4) Smooth over holes and footprints made in bunkers.

5) Call through a following match as soon as possible when it becomes apparent that a missing ball will not easily be found or if their own match has lost its place on the course (one clear hole).

Course Status

  • Course OPEN Restrictions apply
  • Range Closed
  • Buggies NO
  • Electric Trolleys Yes
  • Trolleys Yes
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