Rules & Conditions for Play
As a Scottish Club we abide by the WHS (World Handicap System) when it comes to rating our golfers in both competition or casual rounds.
The handicap limits for Strathpeffer Spa Golf Club competitions is:
Up to 54, but for competition purposes there is a cap at 33.
Maximum 54 with no capping.
This popular team game rates a handicap of 6 for Gents and 8 for Ladies.
Strathpeffer members can take advantage of reciprocal agreements with these neighbouring Golf Clubs: Muir of Ord, Alness, Invergordon, Tarbat, Isle of Sky and Tain – as long as you call in advance to check the availability of tee times.
Please be aware of these local rules set down by our Match and Handicap Committee, most of which are printed on the back of the Club scorecard for your convenience.
beyond the fence surrounding the course;
within the clubhouse enclosure, including all car parks;
beyond the white posts around the 18th green;
when a tee shot from the 13th tee lies beyond the white posts;
ball is beyond the white posts to the far right of the 18th fairway.
Rule 18.2b applies
are marked with yellow or red posts respectively
Rule 17.1 applies
are all shelters, seats, yardage markers, signs and fixed sprinkler heads.
Rule 16 applies
A ball embedded in its own pitch mark in the GENERAL AREA (that is the whole of the course) may be lifted, cleaned and dropped WITHOUT PENALTY as near to the spot where it lay but NOT nearer to the hole.
Rule 16.3a applies
Stones in bunkers are movable obstructions.
Rule 12.2a applies
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 Rule 16.1a.
left of the 1st hole, right of the 13th hole and right of the 15th hole are in play.
A ball landing on a road or path may be lifted and dropped at the nearest point of relief within two club lengths WITHOUT PENALTY and NOT nearer the hole.
If your ball lands in a depression in a bunker it may be placed without penalty within the bunker and not nearer the hole.
If your ball is impeded by a post it may be lifted and dropped without penalty within one club length and not nearer the hole.
In the interests of good organisation and fair play, we’ve set out some ground rules for our match play tournaments which we strictly adhere to:
When you put your name on the entry sheet please put the entry fee in an envelope and leave it at the bar (or put it through the shop door). If your entry fee is not received your name will not be included in the draw.
All ties in the club match play competition must be played by the stated date – we can’t grant extensions and no excuses are accepted. The first named player or team shall give their opponents three reasonable optional dates.
Unreasonable dates are considered to be:
– Three consecutive dates
– Three dates in the same week
– Midweek or weekend dates only
If the dates are not offered the second-named progresses to the next round.
If the dates are offered but not accepted, the first-named progresses.
Players are jointly responsible for ensuring that a name is put forward to the next round. If no name is put forward at the closing date both players will be eliminated. There will be no exceptions to this rule.