Winter Rules: When posted at the Pro Shop, winter rules, while not officially recognized by the USGA, will allow the player to mark, lift, clean and place his ball provided it lies in the fairway on the hole being played.
Tournament Play: Please do not sign-up for tournaments if you can not commit to the entire tournament.
Tournament Withdrawal: Failure to call the Club, Pro Shop or otherwise notify the Tournament Committee as to why you must withdraw from a Tournament may result in suspension of tournament playing privileges.
Immediately following the 15 second blast, all golfers are required to leave the course. Safety protocol dictates that there will be no exceptions to this rule. Violations of this rule may be followed by suspension of Club privileges. Sporting activities may resume immediately after the "all clear" has been sounded: Three 5 second blasts.
1. Weather permitting, the golf course is open throughout the year unless subject to closure postings for maintenance and or spraying. The course may be closed at the discretion of the Greens Chairman or Course Superintendent (in their absence, the Assistant Course Superintendent or the Club President, or in their absence, the Golf Professional or the Golf Committee Chairperson) at any time when in their judgment conditions are not suitable for play.
The Golf Center schedule including opening and closing times of the golf course are established by the Golf Committee on a season to season basis. Please refer to the February Newsletter and/or to the Shorehaven website, www/shorehavengc.org for further details and information.
2. Restricted Play Times:
(and days following holidays) The golf course is closed until 3:00 p.m. with availability subject to outings and course maintenance. Call (203) 866-5528 select option 2 for a recorded message indicating golf course availability on Mondays.
Reserved for men’s play until 1:30 p.m.
Reserved for women’s play until 1:30 p.m. with priority being given to the Ladies 18 hole and 9 hole events. The Starter shall have the discretion to allow play by others if the course is open.
The first tee is reserved for the Junior Golf Program, when in session, during July and August, from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m.
Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays:
The restricted period for play will be until 11:30 a.m. on these days. Equal access to the golf course is allowed to the following Members and spouses:
In addition to the above, the following may play after 11:30 a.m. on Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays:
Children of Regular Golf Members
3. Scheduled tournament events take precedent over non-tournament play.
4. Practice is limited to the practice range and the practice putting green.
Practice Range Hours:
The Golf Center schedule including opening and closing times of the driving range are established by the Golf Committee on a season to season basis. Please refer to the February Newsletter and/or to the Shorehaven website, www.shorehavengc.org for further details and information.
A Regular Golf Member may introduce up to three (3) guests for golf at any time if it does not conflict with scheduled activities. The introduction of more than three (3) guests constitutes an outside party and requires the approval of the Men's Golf Committee. Each Member is responsible for the registration of their guests and is also responsible for their guest’s conduct, attire and expenditures.
Outside parties consisting of more than four (4) foursomes require a written request 45 days prior to the scheduled date. Major outings (100 or more) are limited to Mondays.
A golfing guest is limited to a maximum of seven (7) rounds of golf per year regardless of which Member hosts the individual. A guest may not be introduced more than two times in any given calendar month.
All guests must be registered at the Golf Center and their names entered into the Guest Book prior to play.
Guest play on Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays will be as follows:
Any exceptions must be approved by the Men's Golf Committee Chairman
Carts will be leased on a first come first served basis. NO RESERVATIONS ACCEPTED. Each Member is responsible to sign for the golf cart. If two Members share a cart, it will not be released until both parties have signed for the cart. If the cart includes a guest, the Member must drive and is responsible for any damage which the guest may cause to the cart or the golf course. Absolutely no one under the age of 16 is permitted to drive a cart. Golfers are required to take either a cart or a caddy before 1 p.m.
Caddies are available on a first-come-first-serve basis. At certain times advance reservations are possible and Members should discuss reserva¬tions with the golf staff. The membership is encouraged to support the caddy program. A foursome comprising three (3) or more guests is required to take a forecaddie, if available.
The prize fund is mandatory for all golfers (except Super Seniors) with a handicap.
All Golf Members are required to contribute as needed to a “Hole-in-One” Fund. The player making the “Hole-in-One” will be awarded a plaque in commemoration of the event. Members and guests who are present in the clubhouse on the day the “Hole-in-One” is scored will be given one free beverage to celebrate the event which shall not be served until the Member scoring the “Hole-in-One” returns to the clubhouse after completion of play.
From April 1 to October 31, the Golf Center will be open weekdays at 8 a.m. and Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays at 7 a.m., except on Mondays when it will be closed. Golf Center closing hours will be at the discretion of the Golf Professional.
Club storage is mandatory for the Member at an annual fee per bag. Bags, clubs, umbrellas, etc. should be clearly marked with the owner's name for ease of identification. If identification is needed, personalized name tags will be furnished at no charge upon request to the Golf Staff. The bag room closes for the season on December 31.
Members must retrieve their bags prior to that date if they need them over the winter. The Golf Professional will be liable for the loss of, or damage to, clubs stored and has insurance to cover such a loss.
Guest bags should be checked at the Golf Center upon completion of play and picked up on the same day of play or completion of tournament. The Club and the golf staff is not responsible for golf equipment left unattended by visiting players.
There is a yearly fee to support the Connecticut State Golf Association and the Metropolitan Golf Association in their computation of the handicap system. Posting of scores begins during the month of April and closes during the month of October.
Handicap Policy: The following table will set the maximum hole score for “Equitable Scoring Control” (ESC) purposes: