All Members and guests are requested to be aware of the following guidelines whilst at Royal Hobart Golf Club
Prior to Play
- Arrive at least fifteen minutes early to check-in at the Pro Shop.
- If you cannot meet your tee-time booking please contact the Pro Shop to cancel.
- Subject to other cancellations, the starter may ask you to change playing groups.
- Be ready to play when it is your time to tee off.
- Remember to carry and use a sand bucket.
- Use course scorecard for reference on yardage and local rules.
- With the exception of Doctors on call, mobile phones are NOT permitted to be used on the course or in the club’s Bar or Dining Room.
- Mobile phones must either be switched off or turned onto silent mode.
On the Tee
- Mark your ball so that you can identify it.
- Be ready to hit when it’s your turn. Club By-Law 11(k) – players should play when ready through the green and on tees.
- Hit ONLY when golfers ahead of you are out of range.
- Stand still and facing other golfers while they are hitting.
- Watch where all balls go to avoid time spent looking for lost balls.
- Yell the warning “FORE!” if your ball is heading toward another golfer.
- Walk directly to your ball unless you reach someone else’s ball first.
- Player furthest from the hole usually plays first but golfers out of range of the group in front can play first, if ready.
- Walk briskly between shots and be ready to play when it is your turn.
- Keep pace with the group in front of you at all times.
- Assist playing partners when needed by bringing clubs, finding lost balls, etc.
- Adhere to rules governing the use of motorised carts.
- Replace all divots, press down firmly, then cover with sand and smooth surface.
On the Green
- Place your bag or cart between the green and the next tee.
- Repair pitch marks on the green, commencing from the back of the pitch mark and push forward with a pitch repairer or tee. Complete the repair by tapping down with putter.
- Avoid stepping on another player’s putting line.
- Players begin putting when all balls are on the green.
- The person furthest away from the hole putts first.
- Mark your ball if it is in the path of another player’s ball.
- Record all scores on the next tee.
Smoking Policy (Effective from 1st July 2013)
- Smoking is not permitted within the clubhouse and all ancillary buildings at all times
- In the following areas on every day in which an organised competition is conducted between the times which are 30 minutes prior to the start of the competition and 30 minutes after the completion of the competition.
- On the golf course anywhere within 20 metres of the tees, fairways and greens
- All the practice facilities
- The concourse and congregation area at the front of the clubhouse between the practice putting green and the clubhouse building
- The congregation area outside the pro-shop
- The remainder of the area between the Clubhouse and the first tee and 18th green
- Anywhere within 3 metres of an entrance to or exit from the clubhouse including the upstairs balcony doors
- Smoking Area
A designated smoking area has been established on the Clubhouse upstairs veranda (must be more than 3 metres from entrance/exit doors)
- Smoking Area
Smoke-free and smoking areas will be clearly signed and promoted in Club publications and on the website
- A local rules noticeboard is located outside the Golf Shop and should be read prior to play.
Tips to Avoid Slow Play
The number one problem in golf today, as evidenced by the overwhelming golfer complaint, is SLOW PLAY! The following tips can help you keep pace with the group in front of you at all times.
- Be ready to hit when it is your turn.
- Watch all balls until they stop rolling to avoid lengthy searches.
- Use a fixed object as a reference point.
- All players should go directly to their own ball and play when ready.
- If you do fall behind, let faster groups play through.
- Continue putting until holed out unless you are standing on someone’s putting line.
- Remember, by keeping pace you make the game more enjoyable for everyone!!
Dining at Royal Hobart
Royal Hobart are able to provide a wide range of food options ranging from delicious canapés through to full multi course dinners. A variety of dietary requirements can be catered for.
Royal Hobart has played host to significant competitions including the Qantas Australian Open in 1971 won by Jack Nicklaus. Significant Australian golfers have been members here including Elvie Whiteside, Betty Dalgleish and Peter Toogood and Lindy & Mathew Goggin.
Functions at Royal Hobart
Royal Hobart is the ideal multi use venue for all your special functions and conference requirements. With a variety of room configurations available that can cater for groups up to 120 people.