Members, guests and visitors are reminded that an acceptable standard of
    behaviour is expected in all areas of the Club and Course at all times.

    The Club expects members, guests and visitors to treat other members, guests,
    visitors and all staff with due respect

Good behaviour, sportsmanship and fair play should be paramount in every
golfers thinking.

For further guidance on etiquette and the R&A Rules, visit England


All payments for Club membership must be up to date and paid in full
by 30th June in order to play in the Club championship.

Any member behind with payment will have their membership
suspended until such time as the payments are brought up to date


All members are referred to the Competitions rules as placed on the
noticeboard in the Pro Shop. Download a copy here.

Consult the noticeboard for details of the day’s competition : Format, entry
fee, competition tee, preferred lies etc

Suspended members cannot enter competitions.


Appropriate golf attire must be worn at all times.
For example - Sports shorts, jeans, jogging trousers and football tops are not appropriate.

Greenkeeping staff have priority on the course.

DO: Arrive on time at the starting tee for your tee time.

DO: Avoid slow play – keep up with the group in front.

DO: If in doubt, play a provisional ball.

DO: Read the scorecard and check noticeboard for the local rules.

DO: Repair pitch marks, replace divots, smooth & rake bunkers.


Do not wear golf shoes, waterproofs or hats in the Clubhouse.

Appreciate that at times it can be busy and so patience is required

Be aware that juniors golfers or visitors may be present in the
Clubhouse and therefore language should not be offensive or abusive.


Hart Common has adopted England Golf’s Disciplinary Regulations.

Any complaint must be made in writing and sent to the Club secretary
on secretary@hartcommongolfclub.co.uk

The R&A has released a new ‘Quick Guide to the Rules of Golf’ to help beginner golfers become familiar with the basics of the rules. The video covers 16 key themes including what to do before starting your round, understanding the different areas of the course, and how to proceed when you can’t play the ball as it lies.