at the Northern Golf Club

golf genericCourse Care

Players must consider and protect the course at all times. Remember your duty is to assist us by:

  • Repairing plug marks on greens
  • Raking bunkers after use
  • Carrying a sand bucket to replace and repair divots
  • No littering the course
  • Obeying directional signs, yellow lines and hoop placements

Slow Play

The Northern Golf Club believes that a round of golf can be completed in about 4 hours to ensure enjoyable round. Players are expected to consider others and call the following group through if they fall behind the speed of play. You can help everyone’s game ‘flow’ if you remember:

  • There are other players on the course apart from yourself
  • To call following players through when a ball is ‘lost’
  • To be ready to play your shot when it is your turn

Commencement of Play

All players are required to report to the Pro-shop 10 minutes prior to commencing their round of golf.


  • Remove any loose turf from the affected area
  • Knock in all sides of the edge of the divot with your club or your shoe and fill in with sand


Ball Marks

  • Always start at the back of the mark and push forward with the repairer
  • Use repairer around all sides and slowly ease turf toward the centre of the mark.
  • Do not lift the soil upwards.
  • Lightly tap down with your putter


Handling the Flag

  • Don’t drop the flagstick on the putting surface as it will cause damage
  • Always lower the flagstick by club or by hand
  • Avoid damage to surrounds by placing the stick in the centre of the cup


Removing Your Ball

Players are requested NOT to use their putter to remove their golf ball from the hole as it can damage the edge of the cup.


Dress Code

The enjoyment of golf and the benefits of club membership depend on the extent to which members show respect for the game and the club, courtesy to their fellow members and consideration for their golf course. The Rules of Golf provide advice on ettquette when playing golf. The rules of conduct which influence members in their relations with each other determine the code of ettiquette within a golf club. In the interests of ettiquette proper standards of conduct and dress on the course and in the clubhouse must be always observed.


Dress Code Principles

  • Golf is a traditional game based on values, ettiquette and courtesy.
  • Private clubs expect higher standards of dress than do public courses.
  • Northern Golf Club’s Dress Code seeks to strike a balance between traditonal and progressive views.
  • Northern Golf Club expects Members and Guests to take pride in their appearance on the course and in the Clubhouse.
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