Course Care

                       


Members and guests are advised to care for the course to ensure it remains in optimal condition.

Bunkers

  • Always enter the bunker at the lowest point and not down the bunker face.
  • Do not pile sand at the edge of the bunker. Push back excess sand to the base of the bunker.
  • Before leaving a bunker, a player should carefully fill up and smooth over all holes and footprints, and then place the rake back in its holder.

For an in-depth explanation on how to repair and take care of  bunkers, please watch this video by clicking here

Repairing Divots

The carrying of sand buckets is compulsory at Melville Glades Golf Club. Divot repairing is done by;

  • Removing any loose turf from the affected area.
  • Knock in all sides of the edge of the divot with your club or your shoe.
  • Fill divot with sand, press down with foot and smooth off by brushing sole of foot across area.

For an in-depth explanation on how to repair and take care of  divots, please watch this video by clicking here 

Repairing 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 putter.

Damage to Greens

Players should ensure that no damage is done to the putting green when putting down bags or flagsticks, and that neither they, nor their caddies damage the hole by standing close to it in handling the flagstick or in removing the ball from the hole. The flagstick should be properly replaced in the hole before the players leave the putting green. To handle the flag;

  •  Remove the pin from the cup with a gentle twisting motion to prevent flagstick from jamming in the cup (don’t drop the flagstick on the putting surface as it will cause damage).
  • Always lower the flagstick by club or hand.
  • Avoid damage to surrounds by placing the stick in the centre of the cup.

Mobile Phones

The use of mobile telephones is prohibited on the course, unless they are being used for scoring or emergency purposes.

Alcohol

All Clubhouse staff are trained in Responsible Service of Alcohol. They are obligated under State Legislation to observe these principals, and will refuse to serve liquor to intoxicated patrons, and request drunk and disorderly patrons to leave the premises.

Alcohol is not permitted to be brought in for consumption on the course.

Smoking

Melville Glades Golf Club is smoke free with the exception of outside in designated areas.

Pace of Play

For an in-depth explanation on how desired pace of play, please watch this video by clicking here