Golf Etiquette 101 - The Spirit of the Game...

Unlike many other sports, golf is played, for the most part, without the supervision of a referee or umpire. The game relies on the integrity of the individual to show consideration for other players and to abide by the Rules.

All players should conduct themselves in a disciplined manner, demonstrating courtesy and sportsmanship at all times, irrespective of how competitive they may be.

To learn more about golfing courtesy and expectations, please visit the USGA (United States Golf Association) GOLF ETIQUETTE 101 page.


Being Courteous as a Fivesome

Beginning in 2013, the Elks Golf Course began allowing fivesomes (five players in a group.) Prior to that, we had limited all groups of golfers to a maximum of four.

If you are playing as a FIVESOME, there are special considerations to ensure your group does not slow up play or become a "bottleneck" on the course. Please show good golf etiquette, and follow a few simple rules if you are enjoying a round of golf here as a group of five players:

  • • If a smaller group catches you, let them play through.
  • • Be aware of your pace of play - a fivesome can become quite slow if multiple golfers search too long for lost balls or take an unusual amount of time lining up shots and putts.
  • • Remember...there can be no more than TWO golfers per cart - a fivesome will require three carts.
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