ABOUT George Golf Club

The George Golf course is a beautifully manicured, 72 par, 18-hole course with bent greens.

The course rating for men is either 70.1 (Blue – 5542m); 73.2 (Yellow – 6162m); 68.2 (Red – 5204m) or 71.1 (White – 5862)

The course rating for ladies is either 76.8 (Blue – 5542m) or 73.9 (Red – 5204m)

In the interest of all players in the field, please note:

  • George Golf Club has a two tee start twice a day, with morning starting times between 7am and 9am in summer and 8am and 9am in winter. The afternoon field tees off between 12pm and 2pm in summer, and 11:46am to 1:10pm in winter. On certain days, a one tee start is offered.
  • A maximum of 4 hours and 20 minutes is allowed to play the course comfortably (2 hours per nine holes and a maximum of 20 minutes in the halfway house). Please keep up with the four ball ahead.
  • A maximum of 4 players per tee time.
  • One golf bag per person.
  • Compulsory sand bag per player.
  • Please fill divots and repair pitch marks on greens.
  • Visitors are welcome daily, with the exception of Wednesday and Saturday afternoons, which are reserved for Members and their guests.
  • Bookings are essential.

THE TEAM

Jonathan MonkClub President
Maurice van MerchCouncil Member
Pietie Botha Course Superintendent
Daryl AustinClub Captain
Jaco van NiekerkCouncil Member
Sandra LennoxClub General Manager
Vincent VermaakClub Vice Captain
Dion BlumrickCouncil Member
Henry HofmanClub Chairman

George Golf Club Local Rules

LOCAL RULES

The Rules of the R&A will apply except so far as they are modified by the following Local Rules.

1. OUT OF BOUNDS – (Rule 18.2)

Beyond any wall, fence or line of white stakes; on or beyond any white line defining the boundary of the course and within the confines of the clubhouse and maintenance shed at hole 9.

2. ABNORMAL COURSE CONDITIONS – (Rule 16.1)

  1. Any area encircled by a white line;
  2. Clearly, identifiable tyre ruts made by tractors or heavy machinery;
  3. Control boxes, fixtures of the irrigation systems and cement retaining walls.

3. PROTECTION OF YOUNG TREES – (Rule 16.1f)

The young trees identified by plastic rings are no play zones:

If a player’s ball lies anywhere on the course other than in a penalty area and it lies on or touches such a tree or such a tree interferes with the player’s stance or area of intended swing, the player must take relief under Rule 16.1f. NOTE: There is no back on the line relief from trees with a plastic ring or any other trees.

4. NO-PLAY ZONES – (RULE 16.1f)

The Garden behind the hole 9 and hole 18. When a ball is in the no play zone, the ball must not be played as it lies and relief must be taken from interference by the no play zone by dropping the original ball or another ball in the demarcated dropping zone under Rule 16.1f.

5. PENALTY AREAS – (Rule 17)

  • The red penalty area on the left of hole 9 extends to and links-up with the out of bounds edge.
  • All storm water drainage ditches that are not marked with penalty stakes, are to be treated as part of the general area and not as a penalty arear (e.g. ditch down behind hole 17).

6. DROPPING ZONES

  • As an additional option for relief from a penalty area, a ball may be dropped, under penalty of one stroke, in the dropping zone.
  • Dropping zones are marked on hole 9 (left and right), hole 15 and hole 18.
  • These dropping zones are relief areas under Rule 14.3

7. PACE OF PLAY – (Rule 5.6)

The maximum time allowed for 18 holes is 04h20 (inclusive of halfway). Groups who are behind will be given a warning by the course marshal, a further breach will result in penalties as per Rule 5.6.

8. READY GOLF

In stroke play, players may play “ready golf” in a safe and responsible way (Rule 6.4b(2)).

PENALTY FOR BREACH OF LOCAL RULE: Match Play – Loss of Hole; Stroke Play – Two strokes