Fees & policies
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|Fees||Weekday Membership Rules|
- No vehicles will be permitted on the course. Any damage to the course will be for your account.
- The Club will not be responsible for advertising material that is left behind at the Club. Material not collected within 48 hours will be disposed of.
- Only four watering holes will be permitted per golf day. Refreshments must be ordered through the Club. All sponsor holes must be left clean and tidy after the game.
- All players must adhere to the dress regulations of the Club, which are normal golf attire on the course and smart casual in the Clubhouse (click here to view the Dress Code). Incorrectly dressed persons will not be allowed to play.
- Players may not share golf clubs. Please contact the Pro shop for the availability of rental sets.
- No cell phones may be used on the course.
- The field will be limited to 112 players.
- All players to report to the starter 15 minutes prior to their tee time.
- Arrangements for halfway house must be made in advance and should ensure that no player takes longer than 10 minutes at halfway.
- Children are welcome at the Club but must be supervised. Damage to Club property will be billed to the organizers.
- Children may not drive golf carts. Carts must remain on the cart paths wherever possible. Carts may not be closer than 10 meters from all tee boxes, greens and bunkers. Carts may not pass beyond the white line or rope in front of the greens.
- All houses and stands adjacent to the course are private property. Balls hit onto private property are “out of bounds” and considered lost. Please respect the privacy of our homeowners.
- All golf will be played in accordance with the Rules of the Royal and Ancient. Local rules will be posted on the notice board and printed on the scorecard.
In order for us to provide a competitive service to all and to cater for our members, we need to apply the following regulations:
- All groups must provide a starter for their golfing events.
- Golfers must adhere to the prescribed tee off times at all times and must report to the starter at least 15 minutes before their tee off time, late arrivals must move to the end of the field.
- Arrangement for halfway house meals must be made in advance to ensure that no player takes longer than 15 minutes between nines.
- Groups playing on Wednesday and Saturday mornings must start their 2nd nine holes before 10:45 to avoid delays to the Club’s competition field.
- All golfers must adhere to the local rules on the scorecard and as posted on the notice board.
- Children are welcome at the Club, but are not allowed to be unsupervised on the course. Children remain the responsibility of their parents/guardians at all times.
- Please note that the houses and stands adjacent to the course are private property. A ball hit onto a stand is out of bounds and the ball is considered lost.
- Dress regulations are normal golf attire on the course, and smart casual at the clubhouse.
- Sandbags are compulsory and are availabe at the starter.
- Caddies may ony be arranged through the Caddy Master.
- Golf carts are to stay on cart paths as far as possible.
- No carts are allowed on tee box complex.
- No carts are allowed to cross the white line in front of the green.
- All carts must stay 5 meters away from the greens.
- On course advertising and refreshments must be approved by Club Manager. No vehicles are permitted on the course without prior arrangement with the Manager or Greenkeeper.
- Quoted prices are subject to an annual increase, effective 1 July.
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- Only recognised golf footwear may be worn on the course. Sandals, tackies and running shoes will note be permitted.
- Rugby socks may not be worn; long golf hose and ankel length sport socks are permitted.
- Shorts must have a zip fly. Rugby and P.T. shorts are not permitted.
- Shirts must have a collar and sleeves. They must be tucked into trousers.
- Track suits and T-shirts are not permitted.
- Denim clothing may not be worn on the course.
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Fee Structure 2015/2016
|FULL MEN||R 4,740|
|FULL LADIES||R 4,740|
|CORPORATE MEMBERS – 5 Members from the same||R 3,820|
|FULL MEN 18-30 YEARS OLD||R 3,550|
|SENIORS (MEN) (60 yrs and over + 5 yrs Membership at NGC)||R 2,650|
|SENIORS (MEN) (65 yrs and over)||R 2,650|
|SENIORS (LADIES) (60 yrs and over + 5 yrs Membership at NGC)||R 2,650|
|SENIORS (LADIES) (65 yrs and over)||R 2,650|
|WEEKDAY MEMBERSHIP||R 2,460|
|STUDENTS (FULL TIME)||R 980|
|AFFILIATION FEES||R 400|
|HANDICAP CARD FEE||R 150|
|AFFILIATION FEES||R 280|
|HANDICAP CARD FEE||R 150|
|FULL SEASON TICKET||R 8,900|
|JUNIOR SEASON TICKET||R 3,400|
|CART SEASON TICKET||R 820|
|VISITOR CARTS PER ROUND||R 40.00|
|CART STORAGE||R 1,390|
|MEMBERS PLAYING FEES||18 HOLES||9 HOLES|
|Members||R 180||R 105|
|Seniors (Tuesday & Thursday)||R 130||R 85|
|Juniors||R 65||R 45|
|Students||R 85||R 70|
|Competition Fee||R 25|
|Monday/Tuesday Special||R 130|
|VISITORS PLAYING FEES||18 HOLES||9 HOLES|
|Lowveld Reciprocity||R 230||R 140|
|Affiliated Visitors||R 330||R 180|
|Affiliated Juniors||R 85||R 65|
|Affiliated Students||R 170||R 100|
|Unaffiliated Visitors||R 450||R 270|
|Guest||R 230||R 150|
|Group Rate – 12 PLAYERS MIN||R 260|
|Members R 180|
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The following Local Rules, together with any additions or amendments as published by the Committee, will apply to all rounds of golf:
1. Immovable Obstructions
Relief is available under Rule 24-2(b) from:
a) All artificially surfaced roads and cart paths, including the retaining wall of stones next to the cart path around the 2nd green;
b) Interference to the lie of the ball or the area of intended swing from distance markers situated in any area through the green; and
c) All irrigation control boxes, fixed sprinkler heads, benches and screening fence next to ladies 16th teeing ground.
2. Moveable Obstructions
2.1 Relief is available under Rule 24-1 from:
a) All hazard stakes (yellow- water hazards and red – lateral water hazards); and
b) Stones in bunkers.
3. Abnormal Ground Conditions
3.1 Relief is available under Rule 25-1(b) from:
a) Wheel Tracks - If the ball comes to rest in a deep rut caused by a wheel or tyre;
b) The greens nurseries left of hole 10 and left of hole 18 (or right of hole 9) and the practice bunker next to the greens nursery at hole 18 (or hole 9);
c) All areas encircled by a white line;
d) Newly sodded areas;
e) Aeration holes on the putting green;
f) Seams of Cut Turf - If the ball lies in or touches the seam or the seam interferes with the area of intended swing. Through the green, seams of cut turf (not the turf itself) are deemed to be Abnormal Ground Conditions. However, interference by a seam with the player’s stance is deemed not to be, of itself, interference under Rule 25-1(a). All seams within the cut turf area are considered the same seam; and
g) Trenches to the right of the 2nd hole.
4. Preferred Lies
4.1 A ball lying on a closely-mown area through the green may be lifted, without penalty, and cleaned. Before lifting the ball, the player must mark its position. Having lifted the ball, he must place it on a spot within one club length of and not nearer the hole than where it originally lay, that is not in a hazard and not on a putting green. A player may place his ball only once, and it is in play when it has been placed.
5. Embedded Ball
5.1 Through the green, a ball that is embedded in its own pitch-mark in the ground may be lifted under Rule 25-2, without penalty, cleaned and dropped as near as possible to where it lay but not nearer the hole. The ball when dropped must first strike a part of the course through the green.
6. Water Hazards (including Lateral Water Hazards)
6.1 Lateral water hazards are defined by red stakes or red lines;
6.2 Water Hazards are defined by yellow stakes or yellow lines; and
6.3 Artificial walls and pilings are deemed to form part of the water hazard or lateral water hazard.
7. Out Of Bounds
7.1 All boundary fences;
7.2 Beyond all white stakes or white lines defining the course;
7.3 Clubhouse surrounds as demarcated; and
7.4 A ball coming to rest on private property is considered lost and may not be retrieved.
8. Protection Of The Course
8.1 Protection of young trees identified by white stakes. If such a tree interferes with a player’s stance or the area of his intended swing, the ball must be lifted, without penalty, and dropped in accordance with the procedure prescribed in Rule 24-2(b). The ball may be cleaned when lifted under this Local Rule.
9.1 The 100m, 150m and 200m markers in fairways are measured to the front of the green. Short holes are measured to the centre of the green.
10. Distance Measuring Devices
10.1 For all play at this course, a player may obtain distance information by using a device that measures distance only. If, during a stipulated round, a player uses a distance-measuring device that is designed to gauge or measure other conditions that might affect his play (e.g. gradient, wind speed, temperature, etc.), the player is in breach of Rule 14-3, for which the penalty is disqualification, regardless of whether any such additional function is actually used.
11. Pace Of Play
11.1 Players should play at a good pace. The Committee may establish pace of play guidelines that all players should follow. It is a group’s responsibility to keep up with the group in front. If it loses a clear hole and it is delaying the group behind, it should invite the group behind to play through, irrespective of the number of players in that group. Where a group has not lost a clear hole, but it is apparent that the group behind can play faster, it should invite the faster moving group to play through.
12. Discontinuance Of Play
12.1 If during inclement weather the siren is sounded all play must be discontinued immediately. If a player fails to discontinue play immediately, he is disqualified, unless circumstances warrant waiving the penalty as provided in Rule 33-7; and
12.2 Play may only be resumed when the siren has been sounded twice.
13. Garden Areas
13.1 Garden areas are considered to be integral parts of the course and no relief without penalty is available.
14. Competition rounds
14.1 Only players with an official South African Golf Association handicap may enter any club stroke play or match play competition;
14.2 To be eligible to win prizes in a handicap stroke play competition a competitor must:
a) Close all open rounds before starting the competition round; and
b) Enter the score for the competition round before prize giving; and
14.3 To be eligible to win prizes in a handicap match play competition a player must close all open rounds before starting the competition round.
15. Proposed new cart path
15.1 The proposed new cart path left of the dam on the 2nd hole may not be used until further notice.
The following are defined as:
Lateral Water Hazards
- The drainage canal to the left of the 2nd hole.
- The stream to the right of the 2nd hole.
- The portion of the dam that runs along the left of the 2nd green.
- The donga at the back of the 2nd hole.
- The wetland to the right of the 3rd hole.
- The donga to the left of the 4th hole.
- The donga to the left of the 5th hole.
- The donga to the left of the 10th hole.
- The donga at the back of the 10th hole.
- The donga to the left of the 12th hole.
- The stream crossing between the men’s and ladies’ teeing grounds on the 13th hole when playing the 12th hole.
- The dongas to the left and right of the 13th hole.
- The donga to the right and the back of the 14th hole.
- The donga to the left and back of the 16th hole.
- The dam on the 16th hole.
- The donga to the left of the 17th green.
- The front portion of the dam on the 2nd hole.
- The stream crossing the 4th hole.
- The donga between the teeing ground and the 5th hole.
- The dam on the 9th hole.
- The dam on the 11th hole
- The stream crossing between the men’s and ladies’ teeing grounds on the 13th hole.
- The dam on the 15th hole.
- The dam and the donga between the teeing ground and the 17th hole.
- The dam on the 18th hole.
Out Of Bounds
- To the left and right of the 1st hole.
- To the left of the 2nd hole.
- The building on the right of the 2nd hole.
- To the left of the 9th hole.
- To the right of the 12th hole.
- To the right of the 13th hole.
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- An entrance fee will be payable by each new member.
- The annual subscription will be subject to revision with other rates when setting budgets. This amount will be paid pro rata from 01 July to 30 June.
- Normal handicap and affiliation rates will be applicable.
- All games are subject to prior booking and course availability.
- Weekday members will be entitled to pay members green fees on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays after 12h00.
- Weekday members will pay Affiliated rates on any day when there is a Club competition being held, and on Wednesdays, Saturdays, and Sundays before 12h00. The price charged by the organizers will be paid on corporate days.
- Weekday members will be handicapped as weekday members on the handicap system in order to retain control at the payment point. This may result in some restrictions at other clubs.
- The handicap is a full handicap and is not subject to any restrictions.
- Weekday members will not have voting rights and will not be entitled to serve on any committee.
- Weekday members will be entitled to upgrade to full membership at any time and will be given credit for any fees paid. The balance of the full member entrance fee will be payable.
- Members may not play league nor Club Champs.