Golf Rules and Regulations
- "Golfing Members" are defined as the equity member of a Full Participating, Senior, Junior, Legacy, or Corporate Participating Membership.
- "Spouse" is defined as the husband/wife or significant other of the Golfing Member.
- "Adults" are defined as persons who have reached the age of 18.
- "Children/Dependent" are defined as unmarried children of a Golfing Member’s family. They may use club facilities until December 31 of the year in which they reach the age of 24. Children/Dependent must play with an adult until the successfully pass the junior bag tag test.
Dress Code (Golf Course and Practice Areas)
- Dress Code applies all year.
- Clothing worn shall be consistent with currently accepted golf fashion.
- Soft spike golf shoes or tennis shoes only.
- Members are expected to advise their guests of the dress code prior to their arrival at Elmcrest.
- Swimwear and other bathing attire will be allowed in the pool area only. Cover-ups, robes, smocks, etc. are not acceptable within the Club, dining areas, or golf course.
Males: Members, Family and Guests:
- Shirts must have collar, either a traditional fold-down collar or a raised crew-neck or mock turtleneck collar which clearly differentiates if from a T-shirt.
- Shirts must be tucked into trousers or golf-length shorts (mid thigh or below)
Inappropriate Male Attire:
- Shirts not tucked in
- Swim wear
- Hats worn backward
- Sweat pants
- Denim or denim color
- Gym shorts
Female: Members, Family and Guests:
- Golf style slacks or shorts (mid-thigh or lower recommended)
- Sleeved or sleeveless shirts
Inappropriate Female Attire:
- Cut-offs, short shorts
- Denim or denim color
- Sweat pants, gym shorts
- Halter tops, tank tops
- Spaghetti Strapped Tops
- Unbanded shirts not tucked in
Golf Guest Policy
- All Members must register their guests in the Golf Shop prior to playing, and advise them of the dress code prior to playing.
- A Guest may play no more than five times in a calendar year, including stags.
- A guest must play with a member unless authorization is granted by the Professional Golf Staff.
- A member may have a maximum of 3 guests in their group. No exceptions will be made to this policy. A member bringing enough guests to fill more than one group must have a minimum of one member per group, and must secure permission from the Staff prior to scheduling a "multi-group" guest outing.
- A "Family Rate" of half the applicable guest fee will be extended to parents, children, grandchildren, brothers and sisters (plus spouses of those listed) of any member or spouse of a member. This courtesy is limited to two (2) times per year per guest, and excludes outings and events.
- A full social member and/or spouse/significant other may play a total of two times per year before May 1st and after September 30 for no guest fee.
- Social and Full Social Members may not extend golf course privileges to their guests.
- All adults, all children 14 years of age and older, and children of any age with a junior bag tag must adhere to the golf course and clubhouse dress code. For children under the age of 14 or without a bag tag, a collared shirt is not mandatory.
- RULES: USGA Summer rules govern all play, except as noted. In abnormal conditions, the Golf Shop will post any changes.
- PACE OF PLAY: All rounds shall be of 4 hours or less. It is the Member’s responsibility to keep Guests on pace. Any group stopping for lunch will lose its place and must check with the Golf Shop before resuming play.
- TEE TIMES: Reservations for tee times are recommended, and may be made up to one week in advance. Tee times can be made 15 minutes before the first tee time of the day in person. Tee times can also be made online or over the phone at the time of the first tee time each day. If you can’t keep a scheduled tee time, please go online or call the Golf Shop to cancel.
- GROUP SIZE: Fivesomes are allowed, but must play in four hours or less. All onesomes and twosomes will be paired into threesomes and foursomes when possible. Onesomes and twosomes should not exert any pressure on the groups ahead. Onesomes and twosomes have no priority.
- CARTS: A maximums of 1 riding cart is allowed per twosome, 2 carts per threesome or foursome, and 3 carts per fivesome. It is the member's responsibility to sign a release waiver and have it on file with the golf shop before ever renting a golf cart.
- FIRST TEE: All groups shall start from the 1st tee unless authorized or directed by the Staff to do otherwise. No group shall start from the 10th tee without specific permission from the Staff. Groups starting on the 10th tee must yield to any groups coming off the front nine. The golf staff shall make every effort to accommodate all member groups. Exception: The tenth tee is open to Golfing Members only on Wednesday after 11:30 a.m., before 12:00 p.m. on Saturdays, and before 11:00 a.m. on Sundays.
- COURTESY: Whenever a group shall for any reason fall more than one hole behind the players ahead, it is expected to invite the following group through. In the absence of such an invitation the following group may go through on request.
- SCORES: Members shall post all 9 or 18 hole scores in the Golf Shop computer for purposes of obtaining and maintaining an accurate handicap. Equitable Stroke Control must be applied to your score before it is posted.
- RANGE: The practice range is open to all members plus their families and guests. Range balls are for use on the range only, and are not to be taken onto the course or off the premises.
On the golf course it is the responsibility of each person to be aware of weather conditions and to use common sense by vacating the course in the event of severe weather.
The golf shop has a lightning prediction sensor that is used to aid in alerting the golfers of lightning in the area. When the sirens sound, all golfers seek shelter immediately!
The alert system has not been installed to insure adequate protection against severe weather. Golfers should not rely on the silence of the sirens to mean that there are no severe weather conditions. The primary responsibility for determining whether the conditions are severe rest with the individual golfer. Rely on your common sense to tell you the conditions are severe and take appropriate action to insure your safety.