McCall Golf & Country Club Golf Course Care
Responsibility of Players:
Every player shall at all times be responsible for protecting and preserving the good condition of the golf course.
Every player is responsible for any damage incurred by the striking of a golf ball. McCall Golf & Country Club assumes no responsibility through errant play.
All footprints and holes made by a player in a bunker shall be carefully leveled as soon as they have played from it. Rakes are provided in the vicinity of bunkers for this purpose. Players are requested to enter and leave bunkers at the walk-out or low point of the trap. (Avoid walking up the green side.)
Any turf displaced by a player on any part of the golf course shall be replaced and pressed down. Divot buckets are provided on the carts and at tee areas for this purpose.
Any damage to the putting green made by the player or his or her ball must be repaired before the player leaves the green. Follow the fix three rule. (When going on the green, fix your ball mark and an additional two.)
Litter on Course:
Trash baskets are placed at convenient locations throughout the course and should be used by all players for disposal of all waste.
Single golfers must make it known of their intention to play alone when signing in at the Pro Shop. Golfers must start on the first tee and play all holes in consecutive order.
One ball and one ball only shall be played during the round.
No single golfers will be allowed to play during prime hours of operation. Prime hours are weekends and holidays from 6 AM to 11 AM. Weekdays are 7 AM to 10 AM.
Junior members are considered to be 13 to 25 years old and claimed as a dependent by the member. This privilege is also extended to grandchildren of members who serve as their legal guardians.
The following restrictions are:
- Unescorted play will not be allowed without permission from the Pro Shop.
- Juniors are restricted to play after 12 noon on weekends and holidays and 10:30 AM on weekdays.
- Any junior aged 18 or older may play weekends and holidays before 12 noon if the daily fee rate is paid prior to play.
- Junior members are only permitted one guest.
- Parents and guardians are responsible for junior’s conduct.
The facilities will be open or closed at the discretion of the Director of Golf. The Club will indicate this using a flag system. Green flag located at the entrance behind the first tee indicates that all facilities are open. A Red flag will indicate all facilities are closed including the practice facility. Yellow flag indicates course is open but with restrictions. Members may also check the daily recorded message at 610-734-7903 or on the website at www.mccallgolf.com.
From April through October, Wednesdays are designated for women. The first tee is closed from 8:15 AM until 10:15 AM.
At various times through the week, marshals will be patrolling the facilities. They are there to assist the members and protect the course. Marshals are authorized to request identification from any individual on the property. In addition, they are authorized to suspend on a temporary basis, without warning, playing privileges for the following major violations:
- Non-members or unpaid guests
- Falsification or loan of bag tags or guest passes
- Players who refuse to cooperate with marshal’s instructions
- Dress code violations
- Actions and behaviors which place other players at risk
- Placing other members at risk
- Practicing or playing multiple balls during play
- Not signing in prior to play
- Failure to comply with above rules
All members are encouraged to act as marshals throughout the year. We are asking support and cooperation of everyone in helping us make the golf course one we can be proud of.
If such distinctions can be made in any sport, golf is truly a gentleman’s game and failure by any player or spectators to observe the courtesies which are part of the game can seriously affect the pleasures and scores of other players. The careful observances of these courtesies, therefore, become as much a part of the game as accurate scoring or the observance of any other rules of golf. In part, the rules of golf etiquette are listed here for your guidance.
- No persons should move, talk or stand close to or directly behind the ball or the hole when a player is addressing the ball or making a stroke.
- In the interest of all, players should play on their turn, without delay, should not loiter between shots, and should leave the putting green immediately after play of a hole has been completed.
- Players who are not maintaining the pace of play and are holding up following players shall promptly invite them to play through and shall not resume their own play until those players are out of range. A measure of whether the pace of play is being maintained is the development of an open space of one full hole or more.
- Players searching for a ball shall allow other players coming up to pass them without delay, they shall signal to the players following them to pass and shall not continue their play until those players have passed out of range. A player is permitted to search for a ball for five minutes before the ball must be declared lost and the match resumed, but this does not excuse a failure to wave through a following match while the search is in progress.
- The Golf Course is no place for the use of loud, profane or vulgar language. The throwing of golf clubs will not be tolerated. Any violation should be reported for disciplinary action to the Director of Golf, Golf Professional or General Manager and to the Golf Committee for appropriate action.
Major repeat rule violations will be brought before the Golf Committee for disposition.
The Club process is as follows:
- First Offense – Verbal warning
- Second Offense – Letter of notification from the Golf Committee approved by the General Manager
- Third Offense – Member is required to appear before the Golf Committee and General Manager with the possibility of suspension of playing privileges
McCall Golf & Country Club Local Rules
All perimeter fences are boundaries (No Relief). All USGA rules apply.
All flowerbeds are considered ground under repair (Free Drop). All USGA rules apply.
Protective fences at #4 and #12/14 are permitted a free drop. Drop areas are defined.
The fence in front of the baseball field is a boundary line (No Relief). Balls hit beyond fence are out of bounds. USGA rules apply.
Parking lot behind #18 (all blacktop areas) is out of bounds. USGA rules apply.
- Members as well as their guests are requested to observe the following dress regulations. Golfers must be fully clothed in appropriate golfing attire on the course or practice areas. Golf shorts must be appropriate length. Shorts may be no higher above the knee than the width of one scorecard (4”). Golf shirts must have a collar or a mock collar, and must be tucked in. T-shirts are not acceptable. Gym Shorts, Sweat Pants and/or Sweat Suits are prohibited. If wearing a hat, it must be worn facing front. Denim blue jeans and shorts, and cargo pants and shorts will not be permitted on the golf course, driving range, putting green, and chipping area during golf season from March 1st to November 30th of each year.
- Golf Spikes: Metal spikes are not permitted. Non-metal penetrating spikes will only be permitted on the golf course. Professional golf training shoes, soft soled athletic shoes, or any type of soft spiked golf shoe are permitted for play.
GOLF CART POLICY
Pull Carts or Electric
Our Pro Shop has available either type or you may use your personal cart here at McCall. We ask that if you have a rented locker here at the Club please do not store the cart on top of your locker.
The Club will endeavor to provide carts in sufficient numbers to supply those authorized to use them. Carts are available only by reservation. Reservations can be made only 48 hours in advance. If you book it, you will be charged unless either you cancel it 12 hours prior to your reservation or the Pro Shop authorizes the credit. The management reserves the right to manage our fleet as they see fit to better serve our membership.
- Carts shall be operated only on Club property.
- Carts shall not be driven up on teeing or putting surfaces, nor through sand traps.
- At no time shall a cart be operated within twenty (20) feet of the collar of any green or within areas restricted
- by painted or staked lines.
- Whenever cart paths have been provided, carts shall be operated thereon.
- Cart users must heed all cart directional signs and prohibitions.
- AT NO TIME MAY ANY PERSON UNDER AGE 16 BE PERMITTED TO OPERATE A CART.
- At no time shall more than two (2) people occupy a cart.
- ANY INFRACTIONS OF THESE RULES SHALL BE GROUNDS FOR SUSPENSION OF CART PRIVILEGES.
THE CLUB AND GOLF PROFESSIONAL SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY INJURIES OR DAMAGES OR LOST ITEMS INCURRED BY USERS OF GOLF CARTS.