Rustington Golf Centre

Rules of play

Rules of Play

Local Rules/Rules of play/ Dress code and etiquette:

Local rules

1. RGC members playing in competitions, make yourselves aware of your local rules before play.
Winter rules

2. A ball lying on any closely mown area through the green may without penalty be moved or may be lifted, cleaned and placed within 6 inches of where it originally lay, but not nearer the hole.
After the ball has been moved or placed, it is in play.

3. Out of bounds

– All boundary fences, hedges and the driving range fence are out of bounds.
– A ball lying out of bounds in private property may not be retrieved under any circumstances.
– Playing from out of bounds is forbidden.

4. Staked trees and whips
Whips and young trees are ground under repair from which play is prohibited. If a ball lies in an area of ground under repair from which play is prohibited, or if such an area of ground under repair interferes with the players stance or swing, the player must take relief under the rules of golf.

5. Water hazards (yellow and lateral red stakes).
Include the lakes and ditches whether they include water or not.

6. Footpaths
A ball should be lifted and dropped not nearer the hole without penalty within one club length of the nearest point of relief.

7. Fixed sprinkler heads
All pop-up sprinkler heads are immoveable obstructions and relief from them may be obtained under the rules of golf.

8. Ground under repair
You must not play from areas marked GUR – Ground Under Repair. Drop away taking relief in accordance with the rules of golf.

Rules of play

Anyone in breach of the following rules of play will be asked to leave the course immediately.
1. To play on the main Par 70 course you must book a tee time.
3. Every Visitor and Guest must pay before playing and keep receipt on them during play.
4. All players must have a bag and clubs, no sharing allowed.
5. Players must not play with more than one ball each.
6. Juniors cannot sign guests in at any time.
7. Caddies and onlookers are not permitted to play.
8. Players teeing off before 08:00 are requested to give way to green staff.

Dress Code and Etiquette

1. We operate a relaxed dress code however, we ask players come dressed presentably. We do not allow Ripped Jeans, Jogging bottoms, or leggings.
2. Caddies and spectators must abide by the Dress Code at all times.
3. Avoid slow play at all times, wave faster games through.
4. Mark your card away from the green.
5. Please replace and repair all divots and pitch marks.
6. Please rake bunkers after play.
7. Abide by the local rules at all times.

Booking Cancellation Policy

Visitor and Guest Cancellation Policy

Any non-member and guest bookings are subject to our 48 hour cancellation policy. We will only give a refund or a voucher to return if the booking is cancelled prior to 48 hours of your tee time. Bookings cancelled within 48 hours will not be moved or refunded.

Members Cancellation Policy

Our no-show member booking policy applies to all member bookings on both the Par 70 and the Par 3. Should a member book a tee time and not show up 3 times or more in any 6 month period their account will be put on hold for 2 weeks, within this two week period members will not be able to play or book.