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GOLF COURSE/PRO SHOP RULES

  1. DRESS CODE - Flat heeled shoes with or without spikes shall be required on the course. The use of metal spikes will not be allowed. The following rules regarding apparel worn by members and non-members on the course shall apply.
    1. MEN: Shirts with sleeves and collars shall be worn at all times. Shorts must not be shorter than
      four (4) inches above the top of the knee. NOT permitted on the course: tank tops, "T" shirts, tennis shoes, short shorts, spandex, gym shorts, cut-offs, swim wear, blue jeans or blue jeans shorts.
    2. WOMEN: Appropriate dress for women shall include slacks, skirts and shorts. Skirts and shorts must not be shorter than four (4) inches above the top of the knee. NOT permitted on the course: Halter or similar tops including swimming or tank tops, short shorts, cut offs, spandex shorts or tops with a tight body fit, blue jeans or blue jean shorts. Sleeveless tops must come to the end of the shoulder, no razor or similar type top.

      EXCEPTION: Blue jeans may be worn during the off-season (October 15 through March 15).
      NOTE: It is the duty of the Members to insure their guests are properly attired. The Board of Directors determines the DRESS CODE. The Golf Professional, his staff and the General Manager are responsible for enforcing dress requirements.
       
  2. AT ALL TIMES
    1. Play shall commence on hole number one.
    2. Starting on hole number ten requires permission from the Head Golf Pro or staff.
    3. Groups starting on hole number ten shall have no priority over groups waiting to tee off on hole number one when they make the turn.
    4. All members are encouraged to exercise good judgment and show courtesy and respect for others at all times.
    5. The Pro Shop is responsible for all activities of play on our golf course. Any member not respecting that authority may be denied playing privileges for two weeks.
    6. The "normal" number of players in a "group", during "typical playing hours", will be two, three, or four.
    7. Groups of two players should always attempt to align themselves with one or two more players. The Pro Shop will assist in that effort.
    8. There will be times or days when groups with numbers different from "normal" would be acceptable. These situations would be discouraged, but not always allowed or denied and will ALWAYS REQUIRE PRIOR PERMISSION OF THE PRO OR ASSISTANT PRO during "typical playing hours".
    9. All groups greater than the "norm" will be responsible for not interfering with the play of others. Further, in a group larger than the "norm", IT WILL BE THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE LOWEST HANDICAP MEMBER OF THE GROUP to face consequences of any issues, including slow play, arising from his/her group.
       
  3. PRIME TIME PLAY (March 15 through October 15)
    During the busiest hours (Saturday 8:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m., Sundays 10:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. and Wednesdays 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m). the following rules shall apply:
    1. A ball drop will be used on the #1 Tee to determine starting order for groups.
    2. A ball cannot be placed in the ball drop until all members of the group are present and ready to play.
    3. Only one ball per group may be placed in the ball drop.
    4. Monitoring of the ball drop, shall be the responsibility of the Pro Shop Staff.
    5. No twosomes or single players will be allowed during "primetime" without the permission of the Head Golf Professional or his staff. The Head Golf Professional and his staff will assist in making foursomes as needed.
    6. Groups larger than five are not permitted except during tournament play sanctioned by the Board of Directors.
       
  4. GUEST POLICY: All guests must be accompanied by a member during play (except reciprocal guests). Members are limited to three guests at any time.
    1. LOCAL GUESTS:
      1. Local guests can play three times per calendar year. Participation in any non-club sponsored events (other than charity events) counts towards the limit of three. These limitations on play will apply to local family members as well.
      2. The Board will establish a schedule of green fees for all non-club sponsored events before they are approved.
      3. Non-member grandchildren of a golfing member who are under the age of 19 will not fall under the local guest rule. They must play or practice with their grandparents and pay a fee equal to the prevailing "relative" green fee established by the Board.
    2. RECIPROCAL GUESTS:
      1. No reciprocal guests will be allowed to start before 10:00 a.m. on weekends or holidays.
      2. Reciprocal guests may play at any time on other days, only at the Golf Professional’s discretion.
      3. A club needs to be recognized as a private club that has reciprocity with The Yakima Country Club. Primarily only clubs located in the Pacific Northwest are qualified. The Yakima Elks and Sunnyside Elks are not considered reciprocal clubs.
      4. Reciprocal guests may not bring guests and must make advanced arrangements with the Golf Professional.
    3. HOURS OF PLAY FOR GUESTS:
      1. On weekends, each member may have no more than one guest before 10:00 a.m.
      2. On weekends after 10:00 a.m. to be at the Golf Professional’s discretion but not to exceed three.
      3. On weekdays guests must follow the same hours of restricted play as members.
         
  5. USE OF POWER CARTS ON COURSE: Power carts shall not be driven on the course by anyone under the age of 16 unless accompanied by an adult. This includes club owned and privately owned golf carts.
     
  6. TRAILER FEE: Players who trailer privately owned carts to the club for use on the course will be charged a fee equal to that of the current cart rental fee.
     
  7. CHILDREN ON THE GOLF COURSE:
    1. Non-golfing children are not allowed on the golf course, driving range or putting greens.
    2. Children under the age of 10 may only use the golf facilities with CLOSE ADULT SUPERVISION.
    3. Parents assume complete responsibility for any injury to their children on the golf course.
       
  8. HOURS OF RESTRICTED PLAY
    • Sunday: None
    • Monday:None
    • Tuesday
      • Women only until 1:00 p.m.
      • Men from the number one tee after 1:00 p.m.
    • Wednesday
      • Men only from 11:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m.
      • Women must tee from number one tee before11:30 a.m. or after 2:30 p.m.
    • Thursday: None
    • Friday
      • One nine reserved after 4:00 p.m. for Sundowners (June through September)
      • One nine reserved before 10:30 a.m. for Juniors (June through August)
    • Saturday
      • Members only until 10:00 a.m.
      • Spouses from the number one tee after 10:00 a.m.
         
  9. HOURS OF RESTRICTED PLAY FOR MEMBERS’ CHILDREN (under age 21)
    Member children may play during restricted time if they are accompanied by an adult member,
    subject to the adult restrictions.
    • Sunday: No play before 2:00 p.m. and then from number one tee only
    • Monday: None
    • Tuesday: No play until 2:00 p.m. and then from number one tee only.
    • Wednesday: No play from 11:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m.
    • Thursday: None
    • Friday: None
    • Saturday: No play until 1:00 p.m. and then from number one tee only.
       
  10. GOLF COURSE ETIQUETTE
    In general, all golfers should abide by the rules of golf etiquette – read your rulebook!
    1. Play without undue delay, 2 hours per nine holes at the maximum.
    2. When searching for lost ball, immediately signal players behind to play through. Do not wait.
    3. Wait until players ahead are out of range.
    4. Keep within one hole of group ahead or let the following group play through.
    5. Care for your course – rake bunkers, repair divots, cleat marks and ball marks, and avoid making divots with practice swings.