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Club Policies & Course Rules

Blue Shamrock Golf Club Policies


Policies at Blue Shamrock

All Players must check in at the golf shop and sign the golf course register individually prior to play.  E-MAIL addresses are required to play and book tee times at Blue Shamrock. Perferrably, both emails and phone numbers should be used to reserve a tee-time, but the e-mail address is mandatory.

No outside food, soda, or alcohol may be brought on the premises at any time.  All food or beverage that goes onto the course must be purchased at Blue Shamrock.

No coolers of any kind except those issued by Blue Shamrock employees are permitted on the course. Exceptions will be made for medical reasons. 

 

Blue Shamrock Dress Code Policy 

Blue Shamrock is a public golf club operating as a daily fee facility, but will operate with certain rules and regulations to maintain a facility for all our customers to be proud of and respect.  We have established the following dress code regulations that all our customers must follow:

Golf Course Dress Code: Please adhere to the same rules as the clubhouse's listed below with a few exceptions. 

  • No tee shirts allowed on the golf course. All golfers need to dress appropriately with a collared shirt. 
  • Jeans are only permitted on the golf course from Nov. 1st thru April 15th.
  • Soft Spikes or Spikeless golf shoes required at all times. 

Shirts/Tops:  All styles of men's shirts are permitted when inside the club house with the exception of tank tops. All shirts must have proper sleeves. Tee Shirt are permitted for lunch/dinner service.

Pants/Shorts/Bottoms:  Jeans are permitted inside the clubhouse, as long as they are in good condition. Pants that are torn or damaged are not permitted.

Footwear:  All golf shoes worn inside club house must be either spikeless or have soft spikes.  Footwear must be worn at all times inside the clubhouse.


 


On-Course Rules

Golf Course & Cart Rules

Our beautiful golf course are always kept in great condition by our course superintendent Pete Beblavy, and it is important for all our customers to help us all maintain the conditions for everyone to enjoy. Repairing ball marks and replacing divots are two very simple ways for all players to help maintain great playing conditions. Unrepaired ball marks and unreplaced or unfilled divots will take weeks to heal, but if they are repaired and replaced properly, after only a few days, the playing surface will be healed and the scars gone. We have provided soil and seed mix on all our golf carts and ask all players to fill divots on the course that cannot be replaced in full.

Golf cart traffic is the major contributor to excessive turf wear and damage to weak or wet areas on the course. Daily cart restrictions posted at the golf shop and/or on the first tee must be strictly abided by in order to minimize and excessive damage or wear to the course. All cart directional signs, rope lines, or any other means to direct cart traffic must be strictly followed or customers will be subject to losing cart privileges for the round or longer.


Blue Shamrock Pace of Play Policy:

One of the biggest challenges in golf today is dealing with pace of play. For everyone's enjoyment, Blue Shamrock's pace of play policy for an 18 hole round is 4 hours 15 minutes or less. Blue Shamrock will have golf course "ambassadors" to assist groups on the course to maintain this pace. Common sense and ready golf are two very important keys to playing your round as efficiently as possible. "Honors" certainly do not have to be kept if players are not ready to play, and common sense in golf cart usage will go a long way in saving time on the course. A general rule of thumb is if a par 3 is completely open, or if the group in front on a par 4 or par 5 is on the green when you reach the tee, you are out of position and must speed up. The most important thing to remember about pace of play is your position with the group in front of you , not behind you! Finally, cell phone use is also becoming an increasing problem for slow play on a course. A phone call or a text can wait until you are done with your round unless it is an absolute emergency, and always remember to silence your phones on the course!

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