Policies & Procedures
In order for you to receive the best possible experience, we have established the following policies and procedures to guide you in your visit.
All persons must check-in with the Pro Shop staff prior to use of the golf course.
Season Pass Guests
- Season pass holders who bring guests to the golf course will receive the preferred rate on each guest greens fees. Please inform the Pro Shop staff when checking in that you will have guests with you.
- In order for players to receive the discount, a Bent Creek season pass holder must accompany them.
- Junior Golf guidelines are made primarily for the safety of our youth. No children under the age of six (6) will be allowed on the golf course.
- Children ages 6-14 may play golf if accompanied by an adult.
- Only youth age 16 or older, with a valid driver’s license, are allowed to drive a golf cart.
- Children must be well supervised at all times.
- The junior golf rate applies to youth age 18 & younger.
Tee Time Policy
- Tee times will be accepted up to 7 days in advance, and up to 10 days in advance for season pass and preferred card holders.
- Golfers booking more than one tee time will be required to provide a credit card number.
- Golfers with a tee time are required to check in with the Pro Shop at least 10 minutes before their tee time. Failure to do this may result in loss of tee time and the golfer will be placed on a waiting list.
- Golfers not having a prearranged tee time will be placed on a waiting list and will be matched with a group as soon as possible.
Rain Check Policy
- Rain checks will be provided in the case of inclement weather. Rain checks are prorated for the amount of holes played and are based on the rate paid.
- Golfers who cannot complete a round for reasons not involving weather will not be issued a rain check.
- Golf appropriate shirts (collared or mock) are required. Any player that does not have appropriate attire may borrow a used shirt from the pro shop or purchase a new one at a 10% discount.
- No cut off shorts, athletic shorts, or sweatpants allowed.
- Soft spikes only.
General Golf Course Policy& Etiquette
*Note: Any person(s) who does not follow the above policies will be subject to loss of golfing privileges.
- Fivesomes are not allowed on the course at any time unless approved by the golf course management.
- Golfers may not tee off without permission from the golf shop. Each player must show a receipt to the starter at the starting tee box.
- Do not hit until the group in front of you is safely out of range.
- Course maintenance personnel have the right of way at all times. For their safety, do not hit until they have acknowledged your presence and waved you up.
- Golf instruction on the golf course will not be conducted except by personnel authorized by the Pro Shop.
- It is suggested that beginning golfers practice and receive instruction before trying to playing a game on the course. Beginners should try to play when the course is not crowded.
- All golfers and patrons are expected to conduct themselves as ladies and gentlemen at all times.
- No outside coolers or beverages are allowed. A player with an outside cooler or beverage will be asked to return the item(s) to his/her vehicle.
- No more than two riders (no matter the age of the occupants) may occupy a golf cart at any time due to safety reasons.
- Carts must be driven using the 90 degree rule, unless instructed by the Pro Shop. Players requiring special cart rules are to keep carts at a minimum of 30 feet from all greens and tee boxes. There are no special cart privileges on cart path only days. Please follow all course signage where possible.
- A valid driver’s license is required to operate golf carts.
- Players will be required to double up on carts: only two (2) carts per foursome unless approved by the Pro Shop.
- Please leave the cart key in the cart after completing your round.
- Carts are allowed in the parking area in order to pick up and drop off clubs. After completion of your round, please return carts to the cart staging area.
- Users will be held responsible for any damage to golf carts.
Speed of Play Guidelines
- Generally, slower players/groups should allow faster players/groups to “play through.” Slow play is defined as not keeping pace with the group ahead, or having a complete hole not in use in front of the group. On a day when the course is crowded, slow groups will be asked to pick up pace or skip holes to prevent the course from backing up.
Save time: Our goal is to complete all 18 hole rounds in 4 hours 20 minutes or less. Each group should strive to complete 9 holes in 2 hours 10 minutes. Golfers, please help us accomplish time goals by playing READY GOLF:
- Be ready to hit when it is your turn.
- Think about your next shot as you are walking to your ball. Think about club selection before you arrive at your ball.
- While someone else is hitting, size up your own shot or putt; have the club you want ready. Take your practice swing and be ready to hit.
- If you are far enough away from the player who is hitting and it won’t disturb his/her shot, go ahead and hit.
- If the player with the honor isn’t ready, go ahead and hit your ball. Protocol is nice, but speed of play should take precedent.
- Do not spend more than 5 minutes looking for a lost ball. Play a provisional ball whenever allowed by the Rules of Golf.
- Slower players/groups may be asked by the marshal to speed up play. Please comply with their instructions.
- When stopping by the clubhouse between holes 9 & 10, please limit your time to 7 minutes or less.
Marshals shall assist course management in insuring that all course rules are followed. If a golfer violates a course rule or regulation, the marshal will explain the proper procedure. Should the golfer fail to heed the advice of the marshal, the incident will be reported to the Pro Shop for action. The Pro Shop has the authority to request any player to leave the course for noncompliance of the rules. The marshals are authorized to regulate play and to maintain an acceptable place of play.