Niddry Castle Golf Club - Winchburgh

        On the Course

  • Play should be continuous and without delay but do not play until the match in front is out of range.
  • Players searching for a ball should signal the game behind to play through as soon as it becomes apparent that the ball will not be easily found
  • Before leaving a bunker, players should carefully fill up all holes
  • All divots must be carefully replaced and any damage to the putting green made by a ball or the player should be carefully repaired
  • When play at a hole is complete, players should immediately leave the green
  • Priority on the course is determined by a group's pace of play. Any group playing a whole round is entitled to pass a group playing a shorter round. The term 'group' includes a single player.
  • It is a group's responsibility to keep up with the group in front. If it loses a clear hole and it is delaying the group behind, it should invite the group behind to play through, irrespective of the number of players in that group
  • Competition games should be allowed to play through

        In the Clubhouse

  • Guests must be signed in by a Member who is then responsible for their conduct
  • All visitors must sign in on arrival
  • Members may not reprimand any employee of the Club. All complaints should be made in writing to the Club Council

    Examples of unacceptable behaviour
  • Using foul, abusive, degrading or discriminatory language
  • Consumption of excess alcohol
  • Practicing on the course, that causes damage to tees, fairways or greens.
  • Ignoring course signage, aimed at the safety of fellow players
  • Endangering fellow players on the course by playing whilst they are still in range or not alerting them (Fore) to a ball that could potentially hit them
  • Any form of cheating on the course. Ignorance of the rules is not an acceptable defence.
  • Disregarding competition rules
  • Persistent slow play during competitions and not allowing groups being held up to play through.
  • Repeatedly not replacing fairway divots or repairing pitch marks on the green
  • Litter being discarded around the course and not being placed in bins.

        Any reported unacceptable behaviour will be investigated and could result in disciplinary action being taken.