IMPLEMENTATION OF RULES OF CONDUCT:
Calabasas Country Club has adopted the following rules of conduct for all members. These rules are applicable to all members and guests. They are meant to insure that all members and guests achieve the maximum enjoyment from the use of the club facilities. Violations of these rules will subject the member to disciplinary action as determined to be appropriate by the disciplinary committee or management.
GOLF COURSE CONDUCT, TEE TIMES, AND USE OF FACILITIES:
A. General Conduct and Rules Enforcement
- The Club’s Professional Staff has the authority to implement and execute relating to all aspects of the golf course, including but not limited to starting times, groupings, enforcement of policies and rules of conduct. All members and guests shall be courteous to all staff, members, and guests.
- The Club has adopted the Rules of Golf, Conduct and Etiquette, as formulated by the United States Golf Association. All members should be familiar with these rules and regulations.
- Members are required to follow all Rules and Golf Professional’s instructions regarding play and practice.
B. Registration and Commencement of Play
The Rules listed below have been established to assist in fair and orderly access to starting times and to provide for an appropriate pace of play.
- General Reservations for Tee Times are available Tuesday (after 11 a.m.); Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. There are no Tee Times for Saturday Mornings and Sunday Mornings, and Monday Holidays until after 10:30 a.m. Play is based upon a first come, first served basis. However, at least 2 people playing must be present before the group is eligible to be registered on the starter's sheet.
- All members must register at the Golf Shop before playing on the golf course, and let the staff know whether they are walking or riding and how many holes they are playing (9 or 18).
- All play must commence at Hole # 1, unless otherwise approved by the Golf Professional staff.
- Foursomes are the preferred groupings of the Club. The Golf Professional shall have the right, authority and discretion to add individuals to groups of 3 or less so that speed of play can be monitored and controlled.
- Individual players on the course, have no priority rights. If an individual is allowed on the course by the Golf shop staff, that person shall yield playing privileges and positions to groups of two or more.
- Fivesomes are allowed on weekdays only, as long as they maintain pace of play rules. No fivesomes are allowed on weekends or holidays. If a fivesome cannot maintain an appropriate pace of play, the group will be broken up.
- Any group who happens to start on a hole other than number one does NOT have priority when they come back around to Hole #1 - scheduled tee times have priority.
C. Guest Play
- All guests must be checked-in by a member. Guests may pay their own fees via credit card or charge member statement if approved by the member. The member must be present with the guest at all times.
- Members may have up to 3 guests at a time.
- No guests are allowed before 10:30 a.m. on weekends or holidays.
- A guest may only play up to 6 times total in a calendar year, regardless if they play with different members.
- Guests may only use the range and practice areas if they are with a member and playing golf that day, or with member present they may pay a $25 practice fee for the day.
D. Use Of Golf Carts
- Golf carts must be driven using the Ingress/Egress rules (fairway only, not in the rough), unless otherwise instructed by the Golf Shop. Golf carts shall not be driven or parked within 30 feet of any green, tee, bunker or hazard except on cart paths.
- Golf carts can only have up to 2 people and 2 bags at any time, and any driver must be at least 16 years of age and have a valid driver license.
- Golf carts are not allowed to be left in the parking lot at any time. Please return them to the cart barn/bag room area upon completion of use.
- Violation of the rules and regulations for golf carts set forth herein may result in, without limitation, in the discretion of the Club, the revocation of golf cart privileges, the revocation of playing privileges, fines, reprimand, or suspension of membership privileges.
E. Junior Play
- Junior golfers (less than 18 years of age) must be accompanied by an adult before 1:00 p.m. and may not play before 10:00 a.m. on Saturdays. After 1:00 p.m. junior golfers (age 14 and above) may play unaccompanied by an adult. All junior golfers age 13 and below must be accompanied by an Adult.
PACE OF PLAY AND GOLF COURSE ETIQUETTE
A. Pace of Play
- Acceptable pace of play on the golf course is defined as 2 hours and 15 minutes for nine holes and 4 hours and 30 minutes for 18 holes.
- If a group stops and eats lunch after 9 holes, they will lose their spot on the golf course and must wait for the next sizable gap between groups to get back onto the course.
B. Golf Course Etiquette
- Persons using the golf course should do their part to make a round of golf at Calabasas Country Club a pleasant experience for everyone. Please adhere to the following guidelines:
i. Anticipate the club or clubs you may need and go directly to your ball. Always be near your ball to play promptly when it is your turn. If you are delayed in making your shot, you should let another player play. This should not be deemed playing out of turn. Play ready golf!
ii. The time required to hole out around the green is a chief cause of slow play. Study and clear the line of your putt while others are doing the same.
iii. Be sociable but reserve your extended conversations for the 19th hole.
iv. When approaching a green, drive your golf cart to the side or rear of the green on the best direct path to the next tee. This can save about a half an hour per round. Never leave the golf cart in front of the green where you will have to go back to get it while the following players wait for you to get out of the way.
v. When play of a hole is completed, leave the green promptly and proceed to the next tee. Do the scoring for the completed hole while the others in your group are playing from the next tee.
vi. If your group is not holding its place on the course, attempt to pick up the pace. If this is not possible, allow the players behind to play through. Do the same if you stop to search for a lost ball.
vii. Replace your divots. Repair your ball marks on the greens.
viii. Enter and leave bunkers at the lowest level point. Carefully rake bunkers after use. Leave the rakes in the bunkers at a 90 degree angle to the edge of the bunker, with the handle outside of the bunker.
ix. A player on the proper fairway has the right to play ahead of a player off his fairway.
- Remember - your place on the golf course is immediately behind the group in front of you, not immediately in front of the group behind you.
- Trash or litter (including cigarette and cigar butts) must be thrown away and not left on the golf course at any time.
- Jogging, walking, bicycling, skating, roller-blading, etc. is not allowed on the golf course.
- Dogs or any other animals are not allowed on Club property.
- Golf club throwing, rude or obnoxious behavior, abuse of other members, guests or staff, or any other similar misconduct is not permitted anywhere on Club property.
- If you observe a member violating any rules while on the course, please contact the Golf Shop and advise the person in charge of the issue to be addressed. Do not confront another member yourself, ask a club staff member to do it.
PROPER ATTIRE AND USE OF FACILITIES
- Gentlemen, including male children must wear appropriate golf attire. Shirts must be collared shirts or mock turtlenecks, and tailored slacks or golf shorts of a specified length (no shorter than 4 inches from the mid-knee and no longer than 1 inch below the knee) anywhere on Club property (with the exception of the fitness center).
- Ladies, including female children, must wear skirts, divided skirts, tailored slacks or golf shorts of a specified length ( no shorter than 4 inches from the mid-knee) anywhere on Club property. (with the exception of the fitness center).
- No tee shirts, tank tops, tube tops, jogging suits or drawstring pants are allowed. Men may not wear blue jean pants while playing golf or using the practice facility. Jeans may not be worn for evening events at The Club.
- Hats cannot be worn indoors and billed hats must be worn bill-forward.
- Men’s golf shirts must be tucked in, and a belt must be worn. Ladies golf fashion shirts may be worn untucked.
- Spike less golf shoes are required on the golf course, driving range, practice chipping area, and the practice putting greens. Tennis shoes and sneakers are also acceptable.
- Spectators or volunteers at a tournament must wear shoes that will not cause damage to the course and are not permitted on the greens.
- Bare feet are not permitted anywhere on Club property.
- Shoes may only be changed in the locker rooms.
- Every golfer must have their own set of clubs and bag.
- If a member permanently stores his golf bag at the Club, the member is only allowed one stall per golf bag.
B. Cell Phones
- Cell phones must be on silent at all times and not ring anywhere on Club property. Talking on cell phones can only be done in the parking lot or patio areas, and must not disturb or be in close proximity to other members or guests. Use of Cell Phones and texting on the Golf Course is not permitted except in an emergency.
DRIVING RANGE RULES
- The driving range will be open during hours established by the Golf Shop.
- Range balls are for use on the driving range only. Range balls are not to be removed from the range nor permitted to be used on the golf course.
- You must use the range from designated areas. If mats are used, you may not use the turf for drives or any other purpose.
- Golf carts are not permitted on any tee area of the driving range. Parking of golf carts is allowed in designated areas only.
- Lessons by unauthorized persons are prohibited.
CALABASAS COUNTRY CLUB POLICIES AND PROCEDURES FOR HANDICAPPING
The Handicap Committee for the Men’s and Women’s Club is responsible for all aspects of the USGA Handicap System, including the computation of each Member’s Handicap Index. The committee will verify that all acceptable scores are reported for handicap purposes. All recorded scores will be made readily available for peer review. The Handicap Committee is responsible for making sure your Handicap Index reflects you potential and must take action if it does not.
The Handicap Committee has set forth the following policies and procedures for all Members using the USGA Handicap System:
- Post all acceptable rounds, including 9 hole scores.
- Scores must be posted within 72 hours of completion of round OR prior to the next revision, whichever comes first.
- Equitable Stroke Control must be applied to all scores for posting purposes.
What is an Acceptable Score?
- If 13 or more holes are played in an 18 hole round
- If 7 to 12 holes are played, post a 9 hole round
- Match play, stroke play and team competitions
- If a player is requested to pick up when out of contention, including team competitions.
- If a player is disqualified from a competition but has an acceptable score, it must be posted.
All acceptable scores must be posted within 72 hours of completion of round OR before the next revision, whichever comes first using one of the following methods:
- Posting computer at any golf course utilizing GHIN handicap services
- GHIN Mobile app
- SCGA Mobile web page
- Scga.org website
- Ghin.com website
- IGN at any course not utilizing GHIN handicap services
- Returned to the Golf Professional Staff for posting
Disciplinary Actions for failure to post or player manipulating their Handicap Index:
- First failure to post or potential manipulation of your score will result in a verbal warning
- Second failure will result in a written warning
- Third failure will result in the appropriate penalty round issued for scores not posted
- After your fourth failure to post your score or continued manipulation of the score file, further disciplinary action will be taken as the Handicap Chair and Committee deems fair and equitable
A player must earn a Handicap Index. No player has an inherent right to a Handicap Index without providing full evidence of ability to our Golf Club’s Handicap Committee. The Handicap Committee has the ultimate authority and obligation to adjust a Handicap Index if it feels necessary to do so.
|18 holes (without cart)|
|Monday - Thursday|
Friday, Sat, Sun, Holidays
|9 holes (without cart)|
|Monday - Thursday|
Friday, Sat, Sun and Holidays
|$18 per person for 18 holes ($36 per cart)|
$11 per person for 9 holes ($22 per cart)