USGA rules of golf must govern play. Some local rules are needed and accepted to promote good and sound golf practices and policies. Rules and regulations for conduct on the golf course are posted on signs near the first tee. Here is a list of common etiquette and rules.
- Replace divots and ball marks on the greens
- Tee off only between the markers
- Smooth footprints in the bunkers
- Keep up with the group front of you
- Back nine tee offs are only allowed by permission from the pro shop or by making the turn after playing the front nine first.
- Five-somes are allowed with permission only
- Play holes in natural sequence; no cutting across.
- Move off the green immediately after putting out.
- Golf carts must abide by the 90 degree rule
- Only two players per cart
- Every player must have their own bag to play golf
- "Is the divot hole you are in today the one you left yesterday?"
Pace of play
The time allowed playing the golf course is 2 hour 15 minutes per nine. Wave faster players through only when the golf course is not busy. If the golf course is busy, you need to maintain your position with the group in front of you. The Club Professional will govern the speed of play.
The golf course is a place to play golf and enjoy the tradition of golf. Golfers should wear golf attire. No tank tops. No Cut-off's except golf tradition length shorts. Only golf shoes or spike-less tennis shoes are allowed on the course. No cowboy boots, no baseball shoes, no football shoes, no soccer shoes are allowed. Cattails Golf Course will require soft spike golf shoes.
Additional Rules & Local Rules
Club Professional may remove a golfer or group for misbehavior or etiquette violations.
During busy times, the Club Professional will assign foursomes at his/her discretion.
Spectators must receive Club Professional permission to accompany a golfer. Children less than 8 years old must be with a responsible adult and properly supervised.
Limit the time searching for lost balls to 3 minutes.
Do not lay golf bags or bring pull-carts on tee boxes or greens. Make sure that golf carts are at least 60 feet away from greens at all times. Stay on cart paths within reason especially around tee boxes and greens.
Shirt and shoes must be worn at all times while on premises.
No pets on the course.
No joggers are permitted on the course.
No snowmobiles in winter, or motorcycles in summer are allowed on the course.
The Club Professional or Club Superintendent may remove a golfer or group for obnoxious and offensive behavior; gross intoxication; abusing or damaging the course; hitting into golfers playing ahead or other unsafe golfing practices; refusal to let faster groups play through; failure to pay green fees. Golfers who are removed from the course will forfeit any fees paid. Repeat offenders will be suspended from playing the course for a time period as determined by the Board.