Your Time is Important to us!

whilewereyoungCandlewood Valley Country Club is committed to reasonable pace of play expectations for all guests. Here are some contributing factors to slow play. Please refrain from any of these practices.

  1. Not arriving at the facility on time.
  2. Not arriving at the first tee on time.
  3. Not warming up before your round starts.
  4. Hitting “Mulligans”.
  5. Playing the wrong (difficult) tees.
  6. Searching for a golf ball in a hazard when there is no hope of retrieval.
  7. Parking carts in the wrong position around the greens.
  8. Discussions about scoring at the green.
  9. “Honors” – let the short hitter hit first.
  10. Congregating in the fairways. Don’t watch your fellow competitors hit EVERY one of their shots.

Candlewood Valley Country Club Speed of Play Policy

 Candlewood Valley Country Club is committed to reasonable pace of play expectations for all guests. In an effort to make rounds of golf enjoyable for all golfers, we employ the following policies regarding Pace of Play…

  1. Please always play READY GOLF.
  2. We require rounds to be played in 4 hours and 30 minutes or less.
  3. We will have staff members on the golf course monitoring all guests pace of play.
  4. Should you fall out of position during your round we will ask you to please improve your pace of play.
  5. We will ask you to pick up your pace a minimum of two times should you fall out of position.
  6. If any group does not return to an appropriate position on the golf course within a reasonable amount of time, we WILL ask you to skip to a portion of the golf course to create that condition.

This policy is practiced with the intent of maintaining a reasonable pace of play for all Guests. Please help us stop slow play.

A “Ready Golf Guide” To Improving your golf experience

To assist you in keeping up with the group in front of you, please follow the Ready Golf Rules outlined below.

On The Tee

1. The player who is ready should hit.
2. Shorter hitters should hit first.
3. Tee-off as soon as the group ahead is clear.
4. Carry an extra ball in your pocket.

On The Fairway

5. HIT WHEN READY & Safe: do NOT use honor system.
6. Take appropriate clubs to your ball and HIT WITHOUT DELAY.
7. Have your group watch where your shot goes.
8. Limit search for lost ball to 3 minutes.

On The Green

9. Place your clubs between green and next tee.
10. Study your putt while others are putting.
11. Continue putting until holed out.
12. If you are playing catch-up, leave the green immediately after holing out and proceed to the next tee. Complete your scorecard after you are off the green.

On Par 3 Greens

13. Upon reaching the green, if the group in front of you is waiting to hit on the next tee, stand in a safe area and have the group behind you hit.

Short Cuts

14. Mark your score on the way to the next tee.
15. When driving a cart, drop your partner at their ball, then continue to yours.

Remember, slow play affects everyone. Please cooperate for the enjoyment of all.

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