Vulcan Golf & Country Club
Local Rules & Regulations
NOTE: RCGA RULES GOVERN ALL GAMES
- All trees on the back nine are considered flagged - free relief (includes "line of sight")
- Out-of-bounds is marked by boundary fences or white stakes - add a penalty stroke to your score and play another ball from where you played your last shot
- Immovable obstructions - all buildings, in bound signs, service roads, and sprinkler heads - drop one club length from nearest relief, no nearer the hole - no penalty
Water hazard margins are identified by yellow stakes or lines. Lateral water hazard margins are identified by red stakes or lines.
If your ball is in a water hazard or a lateral water hazard, you may play it as it lies. If you cannot find it or do not wish to play it, add a penalty stroke and drop and play another ball from where you last played or drop a ball behind the water hazard as far back as you wish.
If you decide to drop behind the hazard, drop the ball so that there is a straight line between the hole, where your ball last crossed the hazard margin and where you drop the ball.
If your ball is in a lateral water hazard, you may also drop a ball within two club-lengths of where the ball last crossed the hazard margin, no nearer to the hole.
- No unauthorized alcohol allowed on the course
- Observe dress code - shirts must be worn at all times
- All players must register at the clubhouse before teeing off
- All players must have their own set of clubs
- No more than four golfers should play in one group
- Only two person to ride on a powercart - both rental carts or privately owned carts
- Please yield right-of-way to all maintenance staff at all times
- Rake bunkers and please repair all ball marks
- Keep power carts on paths (were provided) on all par 3's
- Soft spike facility only
Speed of Play
- Groups of 4 should be able to complete 18 holes in 4 hours or less
- When you have an open hole in front of you, please allow the group following to play through
Hints to Improve Slow Play
- Limit your search for lost balls
- If you think your ball may be lost or out of bounds, you may plan another ball (provisional ball) from the place where your first ball was played. You must tell your opponent or fellow-competitor that you are playing a provisional ball and play it before you look for the first ball. If you cannot find your first ball or If it is out of bounds, you must count the strokes with the first and provisional balls, add a penalty stroke and play out the hole with the provisional ball. If you find your first ball in bounds, continue play with it and pick up the provisional ball.
- If your stroke count for the holes reaches double par, pick up your ball and proceed to the next hole