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Quail Creek Property Owners Association Rules  Approved November 21, 2016 - Article 8 Golf

8.1 General 

  • 8.1.1 Everyone must check in at the Quail Creek Pro-Shop (QCPS) or with the course marshal before starting the day on the golf course. All golfers must be listed on the valid starter sheet or be in the possession of an official valid current payment receipt from the QCPS. At the start of play each day, all golfers have the right-of-way at all times on the golf course.
  • 8.1.2 The Quail Creek Men’s Golf Association (including Duffers), the Quail Creek Ladies’ Golf Association (including Lady 9-Holers and Lady Putters) and the Couples Association are granted scheduled tournaments/events for their members only. All tournaments/events must be sanctioned by the head golf professional and approved by the Board.
  • 8.1.3 Non-golfing traffic (walkers, joggers, roller-bladers, etc.) is prohibited on the golf course from sun up to sun down daily. Bicyclists and/or pets, except service animals are not allowed on the golf course at any time. Minors under the age of eighteen (18) are not permitted on the golf course unless accompanied by an adult. Course maintenance vehicles and employees have the right of way until the start of play each day.
  • 8.1.4 It is the responsibility of a Resident host to inform their guests of the golf course rules and regulations.
  • 8.1.5 Organized play on any Quail Creek golf course is allowed only at the pleasure of the Board.

8.2 Golf Fees 

  • 8.2.1 The Board will establish green fees for the Quail Creek golf courses prior to the beginning of the year.
  • 8.2.2 The maximum number of individual golf memberships is three (3) per household.
  • 8.2.3 Renters are eligible to purchase individual or dual annual golf memberships or golf play punch cards at resident rates.
  • 8.2.4 Non-residents are eligible to purchase annual memberships and to pay daily golf green fees.

8.3 Rules of Play

  • 8.3.1 All players must comply with directives from the Quail Creek head golf professional, pro-shop staff, Patrol and golf course rangers at all times.
  • 8.3.2 Golf balls are considered lost if they fall on to private property during play. Golfers are not allowed to enter private property at any time.
  • 8.3.3 Golfers must repair their divots on all fairways and ball marks on all greens. After pitching from a bunker, golfers should make sure the disturbed area is raked and the handle of the rake is sticking out of the bunker.
  • 8.3.4 Practice will be confined to practice ranges and putting greens only. Practice range balls and baskets may not be removed from practice areas.
  • 8.3.5 Five-some play is not allowed.

8.4 Golf Carts

  • 8.4.1 Only golf carts being driven by playing golfers sixteen (16) years and older or working employees are allowed on the course during golfing hours. Exceptions may be granted by the Quail Creek head golf professional.
  • 8.4.2 Golf carts should be electric or 4-cycle quiet type gas carts. All golf carts must have course approved turf tires and a sand/seed dispenser to repair divots. Any custom-made golf cart must be approved by the Quail Creek head golf professional.
  • 8.4.3 Occupancy in golf carts is limited to two (2) persons and two (2) golf bags. Non-golfing passengers must be over ten (10) years of age.
  • 8.4.4 Two (2) golf carts maximum allowed with each golfing group. If a third cart catches up to a three-some it must remain on the cart path at all times. If on the front nine, the group is to dispose of one of the carts and continue the back nine with two (2) carts only.
  • 8.4.5 While on the golf course, all golf carts must abide by the cart signs and restrictions. Carts possessing a handicapped indicator may drive on par 3 fairways and within 25 feet of the green and tee box areas of all greens. Otherwise, golf carts may not be driven on the greens or greens fringe areas at any time.
  • 8.4.6 Golf carts should stay on the cart path until adjacent to the first ball before entering the fairway. (90 degree rule)
  • 8.4.7 Golf cart drivers must obey all traffic control indicators on the course that direct golf carts onto or off the fairways. Also, all stop signs should be obeyed before crossing any streets.
  • 8.4.8 The Golf Course Superintendent may close a part or all of the golf course for required maintenance or when conditions are such that the course is unable to accommodate any traffic on the fairways.

8.5 Dress Code

  • 8.5.1 For ladies: Golf attire includes golf shorts no shorter than mid thigh, skirts or slacks, golf shirts with or without a collar, blouses or sweaters. Blue jeans, athletic shorts, white or colored tee shirts, tank tops, halter tops, swimwear or tennis attire are NOT permitted on the golf course or any golf practice area.
  • 8.5.2 For men: Golf attire includes slacks, shorts no shorter than mid thigh and collared shirts or mock turtleneck shirts. Blue jeans, athletic shorts, white or colored tee shirts, tank tops, swimwear or tennis attire are NOT permitted on the golf course or any golf practice area.
  • 8.5.3 Footwear: soft-spike or rubber soled footwear must be worn on the golf courses and golf practice areas at all times. Any footwear that would damage the course greens and practice areas is strictly prohibited.
  • 8.5.4 The head golf professional and pro shop staffs have the right to determine what constitutes

8.6 Enforcement Of Rules

  • 8.6.1 Violations of any golf rules may result in disciplinary actions by the Head Golf Professional. Disciplinary action includes, but is not limited to, ten additional points assessed through the Chelsea System, suspension of playing privileges, suspension of membership privileges and/or monetary fines.
  • 8.6.2 All participating golfers will be listed on the valid starter sheet. Non-registered golfer(s) will be asked for payment or asked for proof of annual membership. Any golfer found on the course without a receipt or not listed on the course ranger’s official sign-in sheet will be fined.
    • A) First offense: $100.00 plus Green Fees
    • B) Second offense: $250.00 plus Green Fees
    • C) Third offense: Suspension of golf privileges for a period not to exceed sixty (60) days as determined by the Board.
  • 8.6.3 Penalties for violations to be at the discretion of the Quail Creek head golf professional.
  • 8.6.4 An appeal of any sanction imposed for violation of golf rules may be made to the Board (see Article 3).
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