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Course Care

Freshwater Bay Golf Club stands or falls depending on the conditions of the course and every member and visitor plays an important role in keeping the golf course in good condition.

The greenkeeping staff take great pride in preparing a first class course and it would be very much appreciated if all players, both members and visitors, would take care to maintain it to a high standard. In particular please ensure you:-

  • replace and firmly tread down any divots on fairways.
  • repair ball pitch marks on golf greens.
  • smoothly rake over any foot or club marks left in a bunker.
  • keep trolleys and buggies away from the greens, tees and outside white lined areas.
  • replace golf flagsticks carefully to avoid damaging the hole cup.
  • keep dogs on the lead always and under control

Practice

  • Players are not allowed to practice on the greens or course.
  • All practice, including putting, must take place on the defined practice areas.
  • Do not play any shot in practise that will damage the surface of the putting green in any way.

Pace of Play

Players should play at a good pace. 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 numbers of players in that group. (Slow play can spoil both your and their enjoyment of the game. It is often quicker to let a faster group play through during a hole, than wait for them on the next tee.)

Safety

The Tennyson Trail that runs through the course is a public right of way.

Users have priority and golfers must respect their rights.

Do not play unless you have checked that your landing area is clear of walkers, horse riders, cyclists, etc. as well as other golfers.. (Courtesy usually works and also improves the Club’s image!)

Fog

Fog is a safety hazard. When visibility is less than the anticipated length of your next shot it is your responsibility to stop playing.

IF YOU CAN’T SEE – DON’T PLAY!!