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Importance of Pace of Play

2019-02-23T10:06:39-05:00 February 22nd, 2019|News, The Club|

Enforcing a pace of play policy is so important to improve overall experience on the course. These policies are put into place not only to decrease the duration of a round, but also to decrease any periods of waiting in between shots.

Our golf staff monitors and regulates a four hour pace of play policy and asks that golfers abide by the following recommendations:

  • Adhere to the four hour pace of play policy, no matter the size of your group
    • Groups of four are the encouraged form of play
    • Groups of three and five have the same rights as groups of four
  • Play USGA approved “Ready Golf”
  • Always stay up to the group in front
    • Individuals or groups of two should not expect to go through larger groups unless there is an open hole in front
    • Faster players should be given the opportunity to play through if there are open holes in front

To view some additional tips and suggestions from the USGA, click here.

About the Author:

Carter Murchison
Carter Murchison is the director of golf for Santa Rosa Golf & Beach Club. Schedule a lesson by calling the golf shop today at 850.267.2229.