Golf Course Policies & Guidelines
- All members, players, and spectators are required to register at the clubhouse and pay the appropriate fees BEFORE heading to the first tee.
- In general, the course is open for play beginning at 7:00AM (summer) or 8:00AM (spring/fall) until sunset. Times vary drastically based on the time of year, maintenance needs, and golf outings. Please call the course to inquire about specific hours and availability.
- All golfers will begin on the first tee. Do not start play on any hole other than #1 unless authorized by the Clubhouse. This is unfair to other players who may be cut off, and dangerous for your maintenance staff who may not be aware of your sudden presence.
- Playing groups shall be composed of four players whenever possible. If three or less people make a tee time, they may be paired with another golfer to make four players. Foursomes have the right of way on the golf course.
- Walking is permitted. However, pace of play must be maintained.
- No groups larger than five will be allowed to tee off and play together unless approved by the clubhouse.
- All players must maintain their place and pace on the course or they will lose their position. If one clear hole is open in front of them, they should allow the waiting group to play through.
- Any golf course staff member is authorized to remove a beginner or other person(s) from the course if those person(s) are unable to maintain the normal speed of play by keeping pace with the group in front of them, or refuse to close any gaps in front
of them created by their slow play.
- Practice should be confined to designated practice areas. Example: Driving Range or Practice Green. Practicing with multiple golf shots and golf balls is prohibited on golf holes.
- All golfers must have their own set of clubs.
- Hunting for golf balls, other than that permitted in the “Official Rules of Golf” is NOT permitted. If your ball is lost, you have five minutes to search for your ball otherwise you must drop. Lost golf balls are the property of Honey Creek. If caught ball hunting, you will be asked to leave.
- Homes located on the golf course are private property. Please do NOT go onto homeowners property to retrieve errant golf balls. Damage to homeowners property caused by errant golf balls is the responsibility of the golfer.
- Only golfing members and their guests are allowed on the golf course. No other activities are permitted at any time (unless prior approval) including: fishing, walking dogs, jogging, hunting golf balls, and riding bikes. Tubing and sledding are not allowed during the winter.
- Play will not be permitted at any time when the course facility is closed for any reason. Notice of scheduled closings will be posted on the golf course website and sent to members via email. Unscheduled closing due to inclement weather or other causes will be at the discretion of the Golf Course Manager or the Superintendent.
- Lightning and weather policy: Each player is responsible for their own safety during lightning and inclement weather. It is recommended to seek shelter: in a permanent structure, in a full enclosed metal vehicle, and to find the lowest elevated areas. You should avoid tall trees, large open areas, wet areas and elevated areas. Lightning and inclement weather can arrive over the golf course very
rapidly, so please use caution.
- No one may operate a golf cart anywhere on golf course premises without a valid drivers license.
- No outside alcohol or coolers. State Law prohibits alcohol to be brought to the golf course. All alcohol must be purchased through the golf course and alcohol brought on will be taken and not returned.
- Golf cart operation is restricted to designated areas of the course. All cart paths shall be used for play at each green and forward to the next tee. At no time shall the operator of the golf cart cross the greens’ approach or deviate from the above policy. Keep the golf cart on path where provided and follow all posted cart signs.
- A maximum of two occupants per cart.
- Operation of a golf cart is at risk of the operator. All players shall be liable for property damage and/or personal injury caused by the player.
- Players should repair ball marks, replace divots, and rake bunkers.
- Golfers are responsible for the preservation of the course, facilities, and equipment associated with play. Any careless or unauthorized use of the course or facilities should be reported to the clubhouse.
- Proper attire and soft spikes are required. Shirts are required at all times