The Club follows the rules of the United States Golf Association in golf play, as supplemented with such local rules as are shown on the Club’s score card.
All players must register at the Pro Shop before playing.
Foursomes have preferences over singles, twosomes, and threesomes. Fivesomes are permitted at any time so long as they play within the established 4:10 pace of play.
Players should play without undue delay. If any group of players fails to keep their place on the course and one clear hole from the players in front of them, they must allow the players following to pass.
No player should hit a ball until the players in front are clearly out of range.
Players searching for a ball should allow the following group of players to pass and should so signal. They should not resume play until the overtaking group is clearly out of range.
When playing up to the green, players should immediately replace and press down any divots. Before leaving a green, they should make sure that all ball marks or other damage is repaired.
Sand bunkers should always be raked after use. The rake should be placed vertically in the bunker, with the blade toward the bottom of the bunker.
When play of a hole has been completed, players should immediately leave the green.
Practice is not permitted on the course. Anyone hitting more than two balls from the same spot is deemed to be practicing.
Soft spikes are mandatory at all times.
Members, their Families and their guests are not to hit golf balls over the driving range net. It is the golfer’s responsibility to not use golf clubs that could carry the ball over the net.
Tee times can be reserved one week in advance, starting at 8 a.m. by phone, walk-in, or on Fore Tees online reservation system. There will be alternating times between reserve times and walk-on times. Exceptions are ladies’ times on Tuesday and Wednesday morning and special tournaments.
The permissible start times indicated below for Juniors, Spouses, and Members refer to a start from the first tee. For example, a Spouse may start at 9:30 a.m. on a Sunday in High Season from the first tee, but may not start at that time from the tenth or any other tee.
The Club maintains a fleet of golf carts for rent for transportation on the course and practice areas while playing. Golf carts shall only be rented to individuals who hold a valid driver’s license.
Members and guests may not use golf carts other than those maintained by the club. No more than two people and two golf bags per cart are allowed at any time.
Members are responsible for their guests, Families, and their own safe operation of the golf carts. Golf carts must be operated in a manner that does not interfere with fellow players’ enjoyment of the game, and drivers must at all times guard against injury to persons and damage to property, including the golf course playing surfaces. The Club assumes no responsibility for accidents or damage caused by golf carts. In addition, the cart operator (and sponsoring Member if the operator is a guest) must be fully aware of all rules governing golf cart operation and by making use of a Club golf cart agrees to indemnify and hold harmless the Club, its Members, golf staff, employees and guests from any and all claims for bodily injury or property damage arising out of the operation of the golf car, regardless of the proximate or contributing cause of the incident giving rise to the damage or injury.
All Members, their Family and guests are required to obey all golf car signs on the course and those displayed in the golf car itself. Extreme caution in the operation of golf cars should be exercised at all times. Reckless driving or violation of golf course rules may result in forfeiture or suspension of golf cart usage privileges and golfing privileges and other discipline by the Club’s Board.
Golf cars should generally be operated on the existing golf car paths. On holes where it is permitted to enter the fairway or rough, players are requested to observe the 90-degree rule—i.e., enter and exit at 90 degrees from or to the golf car paths. Golf cars should not be driven within 25 feet of the aprons of greens, tees and hazards and should not be driven through muddy or standing-water grassed areas.
The golf professional is responsible for assigning golf carts and maintaining records of golf cart rental agreements and fees.
During periods of inclement weather or when turf is wet, the golf course superintendent, or in the superintendent’s absence, the golf professional, shall determine whether to restrict golf cart operation to the golf car paths entirely. The Course Superintendent may also institute the “cart path only” rule when the temperature exceeds 90 degrees. The decision is generally based upon potential damage to the golf course and potential for injury to the players.
Golf carts are not to be taken off the golf course, nor left in the parking lot or at any location other than the golf car staging area. Enforcement of the golf cart rules is the responsibility of Members, the golf professional, and staff. Violations should be reported to the golf professional’s staff.
Violations of any of these Policies shall be reported to the golf professional for appropriate action. Serious or repeated infractions maybe referred to the Board for discipline. It is important that Members and guests observe the rules of etiquette. Slow play and delays show a lack of consideration for other players on the course, as does failure to fill divots, rake bunkers, and repair ball marks on the greens. The Club insists that its golfers be courteous and observe the correct etiquette on the course so that the pleasure of all may be ensured. A Member is responsible for the actions of his or her Family and guests. Parents are expected to make their children aware of all Policies and rules, and adherence is the responsibility of both the child and the parent.
The following hours and use privileges will be observed.
High Season: May 1 – October 1
Low Season: October 2 – April 30
Social Members’ use of the practice facility is limited to before and after a lesson or round of golf.
No Member or group of Members may invite guests for the purpose of holding a tournament without obtaining advanced written permission from the Board.
All guests must be accompanied by a Member. Unless an exception is granted by the Board or General Manager, all foursomes must include at least one Member.
Only Members and their Families are allowed to use the practice facilities. Guest use is limited to a warm-up prior to playing a round of golf as a guest of a Member.
Regular and Intermediate Members may have up to three guests on any one day. A guest can play at the Club only once a month, up to a maximum of six times a year.
Regular and Intermediate Members may bring a guest (of either sex) on the days and times provided below. A guest cannot be a Spouse of a Member or a child of a Member who is eligible to play without green fees under club policies.
MONDAY – Up to three guests
TUESDAY – Up to three guests
WEDNESDAY – Up to three guests
THURSDAY – Three guests between 7 a.m. and 10 a.m. or after 1 p.m. One guest between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.
FRIDAY – Up to three guests
SATURDAY – No guests before 10 a.m. One guest between 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. Three guests after 11 a.m.
SUNDAY – One guest between 7:00 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. Three guests after 9:30 a.m.
Violations of Club rules on the golf course will be handled by the head golf professional. The Board has approved the Policy of an oral warning first by staff, then a written letter from the Green and Golf Committee, followed by a letter from the Board indicating possible suspension of Club privileges for continued infractions of these Policies.
All Junior players must register at all times in the Pro Shop before teeing off.
Certification of Juniors requires that they have played nine holes with the head professional or a member of his staff and have a basic knowledge of the rules of the game and course etiquette.
Junior players may play as follows:
Monday – Course closed until 11 a.m. with the exception of Junior Golf Season when the course is closed until 1 p.m. All certified Juniors may play or practice all day. All other Juniors may play or practice all day and must be accompanied by a parent or Regular or Intermediate Member.
Tuesday – All certified Juniors may play or practice after 12 Noon. All other Juniors may play or practice after 3 p.m. and must be accompanied by a parent or Regular or Intermediate Member. During Low Season, certified Juniors may play or practice after 11 a.m. Regardless of the season, organized women’s golf events have precedence over the schedule and may delay opening of the course during some events.
Wednesday – All certified Juniors may play and practice all day except during the 9 Hole Ladies time block. All other Juniors may play or practice after 3 p.m. and must be accompanied by a parent or Regular or Intermediate Member. During Low Season, all certified Juniors may play or practice all day.
Thursday – All certified Juniors may play or practice after 3 p.m. All other Juniors may play or practice after 3 p.m. and must be accompanied by a parent or Regular or Intermediate Member.
Friday – All certified Juniors may play or practice all day. All other Juniors may play or practice after 3 p.m. and must be accompanied by a parent or Regular or Intermediate Member.
Saturday – All certified Juniors may play or practice after 11 a.m.. All other Juniors may play or practice after 3 p.m. and must be accompanied by a parent or Regular or Intermediate Member.
Sunday and Holidays – All certified Juniors may play or practice after 10:30 a.m. All other Juniors may play or practice after 3 p.m. and must be accompanied by a parent or Regular or Intermediate Member. During Low Season, certified Juniors may play and practice after 9:30 a.m.
Portland Golf Club has had a long and rich tradition of hosting state, regional, national, and international events, and our Membership takes great pride in the reputation our Club has earned as a generous supporter of prestigious golf competitions. Additionally, many past and current Members feel we are merely custodians of this special golf facility and should be mindful of our stewardship role by occasionally sharing our course with other golf enthusiasts.
The goal of Portland Golf Club is to provide a premier course for its Members, and from time to time, host golf tournaments to enhance the golf experience at our Club. While we recognize the merits of hosting certain outside tournaments, our primary goal is to provide a high level of course access for our Membership and their guests, particularly during the High Season. Thus, all outside tournament requests are evaluated and scheduled based on the following guidelines:
All tournament requests must be submitted to the Tournament Committee for its review and recommendations before being considered by the Board.
All tournament winnings are credited toward a Member’s credit account in the Pro Shop. This cumulative balance may be used to purchase clothing, clubs, shoes, lessons, accessories, etc. in the Club’s Pro-Shop. Exceptions include power carts and green fees may not be paid for on credit.
|Regular, Awaiting Regular, Temporary Regular and Intermediate Members playing with Family||$0||No Restrictions|
|Regular, Awaiting Regular, Temporary Regular and Intermediate Members playing with Extended Family||$50/$35||Once per month.|
|Regular, Awaiting Regular, Temporary Regular and Intermediate Members playing with a guest||$100/$60||Once per month. Maximum of six (6) times in a 12-month period.|
|Senior (No Dues) (formerly 30-year Social)||$50||Once per month, with an additional six (6) times per year as a guest of a Regular or Intermediate Member.|
|Social Members||$50||Once per month. An additional six (6) times per year as a guest of a Regular or Intermediate Member with green fees assessed at $75.|
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