Course etiquette is integral to the spirit of golf, which demands courtesy, good sportsmanship, consideration for others and respect for the golf course at all times. Members and visitors are asked to take pride in their adherence to this spirit.
Fill all divots
• Fairways, tees, first cut of rough.
• Fill with sand and smooth level.
Rake bunkers thoroughly
• Enter and exit at lowest point.
• Leave rake in middle, along direction of play. Knock sand from shoes.
Repair your pitch mark
• Fold all sides into centre, tap down.
Buggies and motorised carts
• Obey course signage.
• Do not drive carts on greens or fescue surrounds, or between greens and bunkers.
• No buggies across greens.
Stamp out slow play
• No more than four hours for four-ball rounds, three-and-a-half hours for three-ball rounds, less for two-ball rounds.
• Always be ready to hit; keep up with the group in front.
• If a group is holding up play, and has a clear hole in front, it must call through the match behind, which has a duty to the field to play through.
• Pick up no longer effectively participating in a hole. Park buggies near the path to the next tee, to leave the green immediately.
Course staff are instructed to be aware of golfers presence. Do not play a shot until any staff member within range has acknowledged you by waving.
We ask each member of every group to take personal pride in observing the etiquette of the game and the by-laws of the club. The low marker of every playing group is asked to assume ultimate responsibilty. Our rangers and starters are responsible for monitoring the observance of all aspects of course etiquette. Please comply courteously with all requests and directions from them.
Please enjoy the experience of playing at Gailes Links.
“Gailes is a terrific links course and well worthy of this latest recognition”
3 time Ryder Cup Captain