Members are asked to observe course etiquette to make golf with CWGI an enjoyable experience for all and to project a positive image of CWGI.

On the Tee

  • Be ready to hit your shot
  • Refrain from playing mulligans or practice shots
  • Shorter hitters should hit first
  • Tee off as soon as the group ahead is safely out of the way
  • Always carry an extra ball and tee in your pocket
  • Immediately use the provisional ball rule, when you think your shot may be lost or out of bounds
  • Players should watch each other’s ball trajectory

Tee to Green

  • Hit when ready and safe to do so
  • Play ready golf – which simply means that order of play is based on who’s ready
  • Limit search for lost balls to 2-3 minutes maximum; if players are waiting behind you, move on
  • Always place your pull cart beside you when hitting your ball using safe distance
    between your cart and the ball
  • Follow the “Golden Rule”. As examples, on a par 3, if a player has taken 3 strokes and is only half way down the fairway, the player picks up her ball and place it on the green approximately 10 feet from the hole and putt out. If it is a par 4, the player will take four strokes before picking up her ball if it is not close to the green and place it 10 feet from the hole on the green. Use the same logic for par 5. to follow the "Golden Rule" a maximum of 3 puts will be taken on the green.  

On the Green

  • Place your cart between the green and the next tee never in front of the green
  • Putt out instead of marking the ball when you have a short putt, respecting other players lines of putt
  • First player to hole out should manage the flag
  • Leave the green immediately after the foursome has finished putting and proceed to the next tee
  • Complete your scorecard at the next tee

Pace of Play 

  • Players should play at a good pace - pace of play isn’t about rushing your shots, it’s about being
    ready to take the shot when it’s your turn
  • Watch the interval between groups. Keeping pace means watching where the group in front
    of you is and keeping up with them. Do not watch the group behind you
  • Each member of a foursome (or any group) should proceed directly to her ball keeping safe
    distance with the player hitting her ball.


  • Arrive at the pro shop at least 30 minutes prior to your tee time
  • Report to the starter at least 10 minutes before your tee-off time
  • All players should conduct themselves in a disciplined manner, demonstrating courtesy
    and sportsmanship at all times, irrespective of how competitive they may be
  • Golf is a game of concentration. So keep your voice down. Keep quiet when any player is ready
    to hit a ball, including players on adjacent fairways
  • Players should ensure that any electronic device taken onto the course does not distract
    other players; better still, leave them in the car
  • Players should not stand close to or directly behind the ball, or directly behind the hole, when a
    player is about to play
  • On the putting green, players should not walk or stand on another player’s line of putt or when she is making a stroke, or cast a shadow over her line of putt. Players should not walk in another player’s line of putt
  • Players should remain on or close to the putting green until all other players in the group have holed out. The only exception would be if a gap has opened between your group and the one in front (i.e. your group’s pace is too slow). In this case, the first 2 players to putt out should proceed to the next tee box and tee off while the remaining players finish putting. When these players arrive at the next tee box, they will immediately tee off.