General Club Rules

Car Parking

In consideration of others, members are requested to strictly observe the parking etiquette. Cars should be carefully parked in such a manner as to enable the greatest number of cars to be accommodated and allow space for easy exit by all. Please refrain from parking in front of the Clubrooms and the reserved parking areas for Committee and Staff. Cars with trailers are requested to park at the western end of the carpark.

Dress Code

The Clubhouse facilities are provided for the enjoyment of all members.  Members and visitors are requested to dress in a neat and tidy manner at all times.  Neat casual dress at the discretion of the committee.  Headwear is not to be worn in the clubhouse.

Players are requested not to wear footwear in the clubrooms which has been used on the golf course.

Bar Requirements

Members are reminded that our liquor license does not permit persons under 18 years of age to be served alcoholic beverages.

New Members

Persons desirous of joining the Port Augusta Golf Club must be nominated by two ordinary Members and forward a formal application, together with the appropriate entrance and subscription fees, to the Secretary. In the case of persons being under the age of 18 years, the date of birth must also be shown.


Visiting full Members from other Golf Clubs on payment of the competition fee of the day may participate in an organized Club competition.

Visitors are ineligible to win Major Closed Event Club Trophies. Unless from a reciprocal club, where green fees are waived, then green fees must still be paid at all other times on a per round basis.


Official Handicaps

Initially to gain a handicap a player must be a financial member and shall submit three (3) individual score cards (18 or 9 hole) marked by and signed by a club member.

To maintain a handicap each player must be a financial member and submit 3 or more individual score cards in each 12 months.

Any card submitted by a player must include name, date and signature of both the player and marker.

The maximum official handicap for men is 36 and for women is 45.

Golf link Handicap System

During 2010 Golf Australia moved to a new handicap system. The new system will calculate your handicap by taking an average of your best 8 scores from your previous 20 rounds. This figure is multiplied by 0.93 to arrive at your handicap.

Social Competition Handicaps

The Club Handicapper is responsible for official club handicaps only and any player wishing to have a playing handicap for non official competitions must contact the promoter of the relevant competition.

Practice Rounds

The designated Putting Green in front of the Clubhouse, and the practice fairway are meant for that purpose only. All practice play must be carried out in these nominated areas. Course bunkers are NOT practice areas. On the course proper, a player is not permitted to play more than two balls at any one time during any part of or complete round of golf.

Priority On The Course

On competition days included in the Programme, competitors have priority on the course. Any member or visitor not taking part in this competition can only play when or where directed by the Starter.

Course Closed for Major Events – (Please refer to Programme)

Members NOT participating in SATURDAY competitions must complete their round by noon, or commence their round after 3.30 p.m. or as directed by the Starter.

Cutting in on competition players on any tee, unless officially directed to do so by the Starter is strictly forbidden.

On Wednesdays (Summer & Winter) from 7.30 a.m. to 11.30 a.m. Women Members have the privilege of the course. Members and others may play as directed by the Starter but must give right of way to competition players.

Local Rules

Preferred Lie

A ball on the fairway or fairway furrow of the hole being played, may be placed on the fairway within one club length on line with the flag, but not nearer the hole. The ball may be cleaned when taking a preferred lie. The ball is in play when a preferred lie has been taken. Players should check the local rules notices before commencing play for any changes to this rule as course conditions do change during the year.

Immovable Obstructions

Relief can be taken and include: Course seats, watering equipment, fairway markers, signs, power poles and sleepers.
Staked trees – relief can only be obtained from a staked tree or shrub. Stakes defining water hazards and lateral water hazards are a special case (refer to definitions and rules regarding both Water Hazards and Obstructions).

Paths, Course Roadway and Out-of-Bounds

All internal roadways and pathways (other than paths consisting of crushed gravel, where relief is afforded without penalty) on the course, are an integral part of the course and a ball lying on these must be played as it lies. Out-of-Bounds behind holes: 15 and 17 are marked with white posts.

Chipping from any Putting Surface

Chipping from any putting surface is NOT permitted.

Playing Groups

The maximum number of players in any group, at any time, is 4, except at the discretion of the Starter for club organized events.