1. Each player shall furnish his own equipment for play, normally one
club and two balls.
2. Play on a course must be approved by the owner of the hole.
3. Unlike outdoor golf, the object is to get the club in the hole and
keep the balls out of the hole.
4. For most effective play, the club should have a firm shaft. Course
owners are permitted to check the shaft for firmness before play begins.
5. Course owners reserve the right to restrict the length of the club to
avoid damage to the hole.
6. The object of the game is to take as many strokes as necessary until
the course owner is satisfied that play is complete. Failure to do so
may result in being denied permission to play on the course again.
7. It is considered bad form to begin playing the hole immediately upon
arrival at the course. The experienced player will normally take time to
admire the entire course with special attention to the well formed
8. Players are cautioned not to mention other courses they have played
or are currently playing to the owner of the course being played. Upset
course owners have been known to damage a player's equipment for this
9. Players are encouraged to have proper rain gear along, just in case.
10. Players should assure themselves that their match has been properly
scheduled, particularly when a new course is being played for the first
time. Previous players have been known to become irate if they discover
someone else is playing what they consider to be a private course.
11. Players should not assume a course is in shape for play at all
times. Some players may be embarrassed if they find the course is
temporarily under repair. Players are advised to be extremely tactful in
this situation. More advanced players will find alternate means of play
when this is the case.
12. Players are advised to obtain the course owners permission before
attempting to play the back nine.
13. Slow play is encouraged, however, players should be prepared to
proceed at quicker pace, at least temporarily, at the course owner's
14. It is considered outstanding performance, time permitting, to play
the same hole several times in one match.
15. The course owner will be the sole judge of who is the best player.
*HINT- Players are advised to think twice before considering membership at a given course. Additional assessments may be levied by the owner and the rules are subject to change. For this reason, many players prefer to continue to play several different courses.