Fairbairn Golf Club

Course Etiquette

Acceptable golf behaviour is expected on the course and in the Clubhouse from members and social players. Course etiquette should be important to all players and the following elements are indicative of the requirements of this club:

  • Practice quick, safe play at every opportunity.
  • Please adhere to any instructions provided to you by Course Marshals.
  • Ensure the safety of everyone on the course by checking players ahead are out of hitting range before playing your ball.
  • If in doubt play a provisional ball.
  • Give way to ground staff at all times.
  • If hiring a cart, adhere to the conditions of use displayed in the cart and those outlined in the document when signing for a cart.
  • Shouting, bad language, and club throwing is not acceptable.

No one enjoys slow play:

  • Aim to keep up with the group ahead (not in front of the group behind).
  • If you fall behind the group in front, ask the following group to play through.
  • Walk briskly to your shots and be ready to play when you reach your ball.
  • Be ready to putt immediately your turn comes. Putt out when possible and leave the green quickly after putting.
  • Mark cards on the next tee while other players in the group are hitting off.
  • Keep your eye on the time as a group of four players should aim to finish 9 holes in 1 hour 58 minutes and 18 holes in 3 hours 53 minutes.

Help maintain the course in its best possible condition. All players should:

  • Carry a sand bucket at all times and repair any divots taken during the course of play.
  • Carefully repair plug marks on the putting green, including those left by less considerate players, using a pitch repairer.
  • Rake bunkers smooth on exit, including footprints. Enter and exit bunkers at the lowest point, do not walk up or down the face or walls. Leave the rake upright in its hole but, if no hole is available, place it in the centre of the bunker with the handle parallel to the fairway.
  • Follow all directional signage on the course including observing all GUR and similarly marked areas of the course.
Fairbairn Golf Club

Dress Code

Players are expected to adhere to a relaxed, sensible dress code. The only hard and fast rules are:

  • Clothing must be neat, clean, not torn or overly frayed.
  • No excessively revealing clothing (e.g. singlet tops) and no offensive slogans.
  • Players must wear suitable sports footwear.
  • Footwear must not have high heels or exaggerated tread ... no thongs or bare feet.

Ultimately, the club reserves the right to refuse access to anyone deemed not to be respecting this dress code.