Rules & Etiquette

Local Rules (RCGA Rules govern all play)

  • Out-of-bounds is defined by white stakes, white lines or fences at property lines. A ball that crosses out of bounds on the hole being played and lands in bounds on another hole is considered out-of-bounds.
  • Yellow stakes mark water hazards.
  • Red stakes and red lines mark lateral hazards.
  • Players taking a free drop must do so at the nearest point of relief, one club length from all flower beds, roads, cart paths, staked trees, irrigation systems, yardage markers, drainage ditches, and wooden or stone retaining walls and steps.
Etiquette

To keep golf at Arbutus Ridge a pleasurable experience for all we ask you to please follow these rules:
  • Please replace divots, repair ball marks on greens and rake sand traps.
  • Pull carts and power carts are not permitted on tees or beyond lines marked in front of greens. All traffic in and around greens should follow cart paths or other designated routes.
  • Proper golf attire should be worn at all times.
  • Please try to keep up to the group ahead of you. Slower players must allow faster players to play through.