Local rules

To make sure everyone has a good time on the 18-hole course at Les Gets Golf Club, please respect a few basic rules! For further information, please contact us.

Rules to be adhered to

  • On the fairways, you place your ball.
  • Balls that touch a chairlift seat or cable must be replayed without penalty.
  • Pylons for ski lifts are considered to be immovable obstructions.
  • 135-metre distance markers are measured from the front of the green.
  • Balls lying on roads and access roads on the course can be dropped without penalty.
  • Fencing is considered to be out-of-bounds unless indicated by stakes.
  • Stones in bunkers are movable obstructions (Rule 24-1).
  • An embedded ball can be lifted, cleaned and dropped, anywhere on the course (except of course in obstacles).
  • In the event of a storm, please stop play immediately¬†and make your way to the shelters located between hole 8 and hole 6, at the 12th tee, 15th tee and 9th tee

"Ready Golf"

“Ready Golf” is a recommendation made by the R&A and the French Golf Federation¬†(and not a new rule) which has saved 12 to 20 minutes on a “normal” round at “test” events.

  • If the player furthest from the hole is not ready to play (for whatever reason), if the other player is ready to play, he/she must do so.
  • Hit a tee shot if the person with the honour is delayed in being ready to play.
  • Hit a shot if a person who has just played from a greenside bunker is still farthest from the hole but is delayed due to raking the bunker.
  • Be careful, this can be dangerous and must be done safely and responsibly.
  • Hit a shot before helping someone to look for a lost ball.
  • When a ball is easy to putt, putting out even if it means standing close to someone else’s line.
  • It is not necessary to mark your ball when the ball is not in the way of the other player.
  • Please note it is preferable to inform your golf partners. In stroke play, there are no penalties if a player plays when it is not their turn, there is no issue with the rules.
  • However, in matchplay, it is essential to have agreement from your opponent who is within their rights to cancel the shot that is not played in the correct order.

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