Golf Course Policy and Procedures

The Purpose of this Golf Course Policy and Procedures Manual is to establish expectations, uniform rules, procedures and operating policies for the County’s golf courses.

Reservation Policy

The use of Fore Up Online Tee Times is encouraged. Golfers may book tee times up to 7 days in advance.  No more than one time per day may be reserved. Reservations can be made in person or via phone in the alternative.

Tee Time Policy

All players are encouraged to create a foursome when possible. Tee times may only be booked for 2 or more players. Reservations for single players will not be granted.

Check-in Policy

Golfers may be refused playing privileges for playing without purchasing a green fee.  Golfers should check in with the pro shop staff no less than 15 minutes before their tee time. The pro staff has the right to pair up players to create foursomes.

Rain Check/Inclement Weather Policy

The Golf Course Manager or his/her designee is responsible for decisions concerning temporary or all day closing of any County golf course.  Rain checks will be issued to those guests who are unable to complete their round due to inclement weather or the closure of the golf course due to unsafe conditions. The value of the rain check is pro-rated based on the rate the guest paid to play and the number of holes completed that day.

When lightning is present, the golfer will be play at their own risk; Monroe County Parks is not liable for any injuries due to inclement weather.

  Those guests who have paid for 18 holes and stop after 9 holes with no inclement weather present will receive the difference between the 9 hole rate and the 18 hole rate as their rain check. All other requests will be deemed to be on a case to case basis.

Rain checks are only valid for green fees and cart fees. Rain checks have no cash value. You must provide proof of payment in order to receive a rain check. Rain checks will expire at the end of the current season. Rain checks are non-transferable and non-replaceable.

Frost Delay Policy

Following the delay, tee times will proceed at the original scheduled order of play that day from when play begins. Groups not present at appointed time become standby players only.

Alcohol Policy

All alcoholic beverages must be purchased from the course. The introduction of alcoholic beverages to the golf course and grounds is prohibited by New York State Law. Personal coolers are prohibited unless medically needed. Golfers may be refused playing privileges for being intoxicated or under the influence of illegal drugs.

Driving Range Policy

Possession and/or use of range balls on the golf course is prohibited. Violators may be removed from the golf course without compensation for unused green fee/cart fees. Range balls must not be taken home for next time use.

Dress Code Policy

Proper golf attire (Collared shirt, no jeans) is preferred but not mandatory at each facility. Metal spikes are prohibited on the golf course and practice areas.

Rental Cart Policy

Operators of rental motor golf carts must be 18 years of age and have a valid driver’s license. Maximum of 2 club sets and 2 riders per cart. 2 single riders in a group is not permitted. Operators must obey cart signs and rules or they will be asked to leave the premises with no refund.

Carts must be kept (30’) away from greens and tees, and at least (10’) away from bunkers/traps, when not on cart paths.

You further acknowledge that the golf cart is leased by, the County of Monroe Department of Parks to you for the use and purpose for which it was manufactured.

You shall reimburse the County of Monroe Department of Parks, upon demand for the loss of, or any damage to the golf cart or property damage while it is rented to you and for all costs and expenses, including reasonable attorney’s fee, incurred by the County of Monroe Department of Parks in collecting and amounts owing by you hereunder or in otherwise enforcing the County of Monroe Department of Parks’ rights hereunder.

 

Etiquette  

Common golf etiquette is required at all times. This etiquette bars the throwing of clubs, running or jumping on greens, carrying golf bags onto the greens, pulling of handcarts onto the greens or aprons of greens, and the reckless operation of a golf cart.  This etiquette also requires the caring for the golf course grounds by replacing divots, raking bunkers and repairing ball marks on the greens.

Pace of Play Policy

Golfers must maintain their position behind the group in front of them. The maximum allotted time to play 18 holes is 4 hours and 20 minutes. If your group is out of position, you will be given the following warnings:

1st Warning: If your group falls out of position, you will be asked to re-establish your starting position.

2nd Warning: If your group fails to re-establish its starting position in 30 minutes, you will be asked to pick up and move up to the group in front of you.

3rd Warning: If you are unable to maintain this position, as a courtesy to your fellow golfers, your group will be asked to leave the course without refund.

Player Responsibility

Players are responsible for any property damage or personal injury resulting from their own play Golfers are responsible for any injuries or damages resulting from their play.

All play must start on #1. Player’s must not start on #10 without the permission of the pro shop staff. Players must follow common golf etiquette and not be a disturbance for others on the golf course.

Spectator policy

Due to safety regulations, spectators are prohibited from the golf course during busy/peak times. At the discretion of the golf course management, spectators will be allowed on the golf courses during slow times and the off season.