Club Rules & Regulations

For enjoyment of play and in consideration for your fellow members, the following Rules and Regulations have been established. Members are encouraged to report any infractions or violations to the Golf Shop Staff or any Board Member with specific details. Changes to these rules may be made at any time upon the approval of the Board of Governors.

General Golf Rules
  • The Rules of Golf as adopted by the USGA together with the Rules of Etiquette as adopted by the USGA shall be the rules of the Club, except when modified by local rules or by any of the rules herein.
  • Golf play, including handicaps and tournaments will be governed by the PGA Professional in consultation with the Men's and Women's Golf Committees.
  • Scheduled tournaments shall take precedence over all other play.
  • Other rules pertaining to play will be posted in a timely manner and in convenient locations (bulletin boards and web-site).
  • All play should be started from the first tee except with permission from the Golf Shop.
  • Play should be in foursomes whenever possible. Twosomes and singles may be grouped with other players, if available, at the discretion of the Golf Shop.
  • Singles and twosomes, when allowed to play by the Golf Shop, should not expect to play through foursomes and should not exert any pressure on the groups ahead. Foursomes shall have the right of way.
  • Players are expected to maintain their position on the golf course, and allow faster groups (foursomes & threesomes) to play through whenever there is one clear hole ahead of them. In addition, foursomes and threesomes at their discretion may allow twosomes & single players to play through. Under normal conditions, all players should complete 18 holes in four (4) hours or less. Players or groups should incorporate procedures to increase their speed of play or play at a time when the golf course is less crowded. For the enjoyment of the entire membership, the Golf Shop will be monitoring the pace of play during the season. Please do not be offended if you are asked by the staff to close the gap between you and the group in front of you.
  • Off-season (November 1st thru March 31st) groups of more than four players shall only be permitted on the golf course provided they do not hold up play. The Golf Professional shall have discretion on certain days to limit play to foursomes only.
  • "Cutting-in" is not permitted at any time.
  • Groups who stop after the 9th hole for any reason may lose their position on the golf course should they not be prepared to play when the group in front of them has finished the 10th hole has left the green.
  • If a player or group is repeatedly warned for slow play, the Club may take such action as it deems appropriate, including without limitation, restricting the person's use of the golf course during certain times of the day.
  • Enter and leave bunkers at the nearest level point to the green and smooth sand over with a rake upon leaving. Also, tap the sand from your shoes before walking onto the green.
  • Repair all ball marks on the green.
  • Repair all divots. If walking, replace the divot created by your swing. If riding a cart, repair the divot with the sand/soil/grass seed mixture provided on the cart.
Dress Code
  • The Burlington Country Club Board of Governors has established a Dress Code Policy for golf. Suitable and appropriate golf attire including spike-less footwear, must be worn at all times on the golf course and all practice facilities by golfers and their guests.
  • For Men: No jeans, tank tops, tee shirts, cut-offs, bathing suits, or athletic shorts. Shirts must have a collar or mock collar and shirttails must be tucked in at all times.
  • For Women: No jeans, halter-tops, tank tops, bathing suits, or athletic shorts. If ladies choose to wear a sleeveless shirt, it must have a collar. Mock turtlenecks are considered appropriate golf attire.
  • Members are to remember that the dress code also applies to their guests and it is their responsibility to inform them of the policy. The Golf Shop Staff is authorized to determine the definition of suitable golf attire and enforce this policy.
Golf Carts
  • Golf carts shall not be used by a Member or Guest without proper assignment and registration in the Golf Shop.
  • Each operator must have a valid driver's license.
  • Only two people and two sets of clubs are permitted per golf cart.
  • Operation of a golf cart is at the risk of the operator. Cost of repair to a golf cart by a Member or his/her guest shall be charged to the Member.
  • Golf carts are mandatory on weekends and holidays until 1:00pm from March 1st until November 30th. When inviting guests, both the members and their guests must take electric carts throughout the year.
  • In the case of a shortened round (for any reason) use of an electric cart for five (5) holes will be billed as a nine hole charge and use a cart for thirteen (13) holes will be billed as an 18 hole charge. There is no "banking" of cart usage.
  • Violations of the golf cart rules may result in a loss of golf cart privileges and/or playing privileges.
Guest Policy
  • All members and their guests must report to the Golf Shop Staff before playing.
  • Members are fully responsible for their guests, inclusive of conduct and expenses incurred.
  • Any member inviting a guest should apprise their invitees of Burlington Country Club's Dress Code and other Club Rules and Regulations.
  • All members and their guests are required to use an electric cart unless otherwise specified.
  • Guests are permitted use of the practice facility only prior to a round of golf. Members whose guests use the practice facility without playing a round of golf are subject to a full guest fee being billed to their account.
  • Tier 1 Junior Members are prohibited from inviting guests.
  • Tier 2 Junior Members are allowed to invite guests and are allowed to walk after 3:00pm on Tuesdays through Sundays.
  • Guests may NOT play more than (5) times in any calendar year, whether or not they are guests of the same member. Scheduled Club functions, which allow guest play, are not included in this policy.
  • Each round started constitutes one guest visit. There is no "banking" of holes.
Guest Schedule and Fees

Weekdays
Tuesday-Thursday
  • A member may sponsor up to 7 guests, provided the member plays in one of the foursomes. If a member would like to invite more than 7 guests, arraingements must be made through the Golf Professional. 
  • A member may sponsor up to 4 guests without his/her presence.
Weekends & Holidays
Friday, Saturday, Sunday, & Holidays
  • A member may sponsor as many as three guests and MUST play with those guests. A $78.00 (including cart) guest fee will apply.  Arrangements must be made through the Golf Professional.
Golf Season (April 1 – October 31) Guest Fees: 18 holes  9 holes
Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday (accompanied by Member) $68.00  $43.00
Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday (unaccompanied by Member)  $90.00  
Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Holidays  $78.00  $53.00
     
Winter Rates (November  –  March 31)    
Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday  $50.00  
Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Holidays  $50.00  
 
 
Junior Members
  • Junior memberships are only available to children and/or grandchildren of stockholders or intermediate members in good standing.
  • Tier 1 Junior Members (ages 12 & Under) cannot play before 3:00pm unless authorized to play by the Golf Professional. They MUST be accompanied by an adult golfing member in good standing.
  • Tier 2 Junior Members (aged 13 – 20) are not permitted to tee off before 1:00pm on weekends or holidays. They may, however, fill in to create a threesome or foursome with a parent or grandparent upon authorization of the Golf Professional.
  • Junior Members shall at all times conduct themselves in a gentlemanly/ladylike manner. Temper displays, damage to Club property, etc. may result in action being taken by the Board of Governors against the Member (Parent/Grandparent) and the Junior Member.
  • Parents (Grandparents) of Junior Members are charged with the responsibility of acquainting their children with club rules and golf etiquette before permitting their children to play. Violations of club rules will be addressed as the parent's (grandparents) responsibility.
  • Junior Members without a valid driver's license are NOT permitted to drive or operate an electric cart.
  • Tier 1 Junior Members are prohibited from inviting guests.
  • Tier 2 Junior Members are allowed to invite guests subject to the same guest and cart rules as an adult member. They are additionally allowed to walk with their guest(s) after 3:00pm on Tuesdays through Sundays.
  • Junior Members are NOT permitted to sit or be served at the bar.
  • Locker facilities must be used with discretion and are not to be used as a recreation area.
  • Junior Members are not eligible to play in handicapped club sponsored events such as the President's Cup, Better Ball Championship, etc. Junior Members may participate in the Club Championship, provided they play in the championship flight.
  • Junior Members may NOT play in events in which the entry fee includes alcohol being served as part of the club function.
 
Non-Resident Members
  • Non-Resident Members are permitted full use of practice facilities
  • Non-Resident Members may play up to twenty-five (25) 18-hole rounds of golf per calendar year. Non-Resident Members must us a cart for these twenty-five rounds. Play is limited to 18 holes and may not be split into 9-hole rounds. There is no "banking" of holes.
Family Members
  • There are no playing restrictions for Family members (i.e., both stockholder and spouse).
House Members
  • House members may play ten (10) times per year, restricted to Tuesday and Thursday after 12:00 PM.
  • A fee of $50.00 (cart included) will be charged per round.
  • House members are permitted to bring as many as three guests (standard guest fees apply).
  • House members and their guests may use the practice facility prior to a specified round.
  • House members may purchase an annual unlimited range package for a fee of $250.00.
  • House members may NOT play as a guest of another member after their ten allotted rounds have been used.
 
Practice Facility
  • The practice facility is available to all members with golf privileges and their guests at no charge. All practice will be confined to the practice areas. Balls will be supplied on the tee and ready for use. Please help yourself.
Practice Facility Hours:
  • Tuesday-Friday 8:00 AM (closes one hour before dark)
  • Saturday 7:00 AM (closes one hour before dark)
  • Sunday 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Course Closing
  • If the greens chairman, course Superintendent, or Golf Professional closes the course, play Will Not be permitted on any part of the course.
Start Times
  • Golf Season (April 1  –  October 31)
    Weekdays (Tuesday - Friday) - 8:00 am
    Weekends & Holidays - 7:00 am
    (Note: Start times in October may be delayed until 7:30)
  • Outside Golf Season (November 1  –  March 31)
    Start Time - 8:00 am
    (Note: Start times may be delayed for frost)

Cart Regulations

Assignments of golf carts will be the responsibility of the Pro Shop
 
  1. Cart Fees
    18 holes-$17.00, 9holes-$8.50

    Cart fees are subject to change and to the New Jersey Sales Tax.

    Electric carts or caddies MUST be used before 1:00 PM on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays (from March 1- November 30). After 1:00 PM you may walk. Guests MUST take carts at all times, and carts must be off the golf course ½ hour before dark.
     
  2. Limitations
    No more than two people or more than two golf bags per cart are permitted. Junior members without a valid driver's license are not permitted to drive or operate an electric cart.
     
  3. Maintenance
    If a cart breaks down on the course, it should be reported immediately to the Pro Shop.
     
  4. Enforcement
    The golf cart is for your golfing pleasure. It can be dangerous, and therefore it should be used carefully. Your Golf and Golf Cart Committees, and your Board of Governors must insist that all of the rules be followed.
     
  5. Responsibility
    If a player or players (including guests) cause damage because of abuse, the member(s) will be held responsible. Golfers are responsible for their golf carts until they are turned in at the Cart Barn. ALL CARTS MUST BE RETURNED TO THE CART BARN.
     
  6. Restrictions
    Except for the cart crossings between Holes #10-#11 and Holes #17-#18, carts must not be driven on any public streets and must be kept a minimum of 30 yards from a green.
     
  7. Daily Cart Rules
    Please check with the Pro Shop or read the signs posted for cart rules of the day.
     
  8. Cart Safety Rules
  • You must have a valid driver's license to operate golf carts.
  • Do not leave children unattended at any time in the golf cart.
  • Damage or injury caused by errant shots is not the responsibility of the club.
  • Please engage the parking brake when exiting the golf cart.
  • Please be careful when crossing over Burrs Road.
  • Individuals will be responsible for any damage done to the golf carts and themselves.

Local Rules

  1.  Anywhere "through the green" a ball that is embedded in its own pitch-mark in the ground may be lifted without penalty, cleaned, and dropped as near as possible to the spot where it lay, no nearer the hole. "Through the green" is the whole area of the course except the hole and teeing ground you are playing.
  2. Take free relief from all flowerbeds. Find the nearest point of relief no closer to the hole, and drop within one club length of that point.
  3. When "winter rules" are in effect the following shall apply: A ball lying on your own fairway may be lifted and cleaned without penalty, and placed within one club length of where it originally lay, no nearer the hole. REMEMBER: The fringe of the green is considered fairway.
  4. Internal out of bounds is in play on hole 14 only. Any ball coming to rest to the left of the stakes is out of bounds. This runs the entire length of the 14th hole.
  5. Any ball crossing over out of bounds and coming to rest in bounds is deemed to be out of bounds (holes 17 and 18).

Laser measuring devices are allowed in competition and regular play.


GENERAL INFORMATION
  1. Water Hazards are located on holes 12, 13, 14, and 15 and are defined by yellow stakes. Follow one of these 3 options:
  • Play the ball as it lies - do not ground your club in the hazard.
  • Imagine a line running from the hole to the point where the ball last crossed the margin of the hazard. You can drop anywhere on that line, going back as far as you like with a penalty of one stroke.
  • Stroke and distance - replay the shot from its original point with a penalty of one stroke.

2. Lateral water hazards are also located on holes 12, 13, 14, and 15, and are defined by red stakes. There are five options when a ball lies within a lateral water hazard. The first three options from above may be used. Or, options 4 and 5 allow for two club-lengths relief on either side of the hazard, no nearer the hole, with a penalty of one stroke.

Obstructions are as follows: screens, buildings, cart paths, cart path posts, irrigation boxes, ball washers, benches, and club house.

Handicaps

  1. All "Acceptable Scores" must be posted starting April 1st.
  2. Participants in our events will sometimes shoot what are termed as "Exceptional Tournament Scores". These are scores that are three strokes lower than the individual's handicap used for that tournament. The USGA Handicap System provides for an appropriate reduction in handicap for individuals who have two or more "Exceptional Tournament Scores".
  3. The Handicap Committee will be collecting ALL scorecards. Please post your score and drop your card in the box provided.
  4. Cancellation Policy - any person making a verbal or written commitment to play in any event must provide a cancellation notice to the Pro Shop before the deadline. If a cancellation notice is not given, the entry fee for that event will be invoiced.

Burlington Country Club Lightning Policy

At the first sign of lightning you must leave the golf course, no exceptions.

Cart Regulations

Assignments of golf carts will be the responsibility of the Pro Shop
 
  1. Cart Fees
    18 holes-$17.00, 9holes-$8.50

    Cart fees are subject to change and to the New Jersey Sales Tax.

    Electric carts or caddies MUST be used before 1:00 PM on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays (from March 1- November 30). After 1:00 PM you may walk. Guests MUST take carts at all times, and carts must be off the golf course ½ hour before dark.
     
  2. Limitations
    No more than two people or more than two golf bags per cart are permitted. Junior members without a valid driver's license are not permitted to drive or operate an electric cart.
     
  3. Maintenance
    If a cart breaks down on the course, it should be reported immediately to the Pro Shop.
     
  4. Enforcement
    The golf cart is for your golfing pleasure. It can be dangerous, and therefore it should be used carefully. Your Golf and Golf Cart Committees, and your Board of Governors must insist that all of the rules be followed.
     
  5. Responsibility
    If a player or players (including guests) cause damage because of abuse, the member(s) will be held responsible. Golfers are responsible for their golf carts until they are turned in at the Cart Barn. ALL CARTS MUST BE RETURNED TO THE CART BARN.
     
  6. Restrictions
    Except for the cart crossings between Holes #10-#11 and Holes #17-#18, carts must not be driven on any public streets and must be kept a minimum of 30 yards from a green.
     
  7. Daily Cart Rules
    Please check with the Pro Shop or read the signs posted for cart rules of the day.
     
  8. Cart Safety Rules
  • You must have a valid driver's license to operate golf carts.
  • Do not leave children unattended at any time in the golf cart.
  • Damage or injury caused by errant shots is not the responsibility of the club.
  • Please engage the parking brake when exiting the golf cart.
  • Please be careful when crossing over Burrs Road.
  • Individuals will be responsible for any damage done to the golf carts and themselves.

Local Rules

  1.  Anywhere "through the green" a ball that is embedded in its own pitch-mark in the ground may be lifted without penalty, cleaned, and dropped as near as possible to the spot where it lay, no nearer the hole. "Through the green" is the whole area of the course except the hole and teeing ground you are playing.
  2. Take free relief from all flowerbeds. Find the nearest point of relief no closer to the hole, and drop within one club length of that point.
  3. When "winter rules" are in effect the following shall apply: A ball lying on your own fairway may be lifted and cleaned without penalty, and placed within one club length of where it originally lay, no nearer the hole. REMEMBER: The fringe of the green is considered fairway.
  4. Internal out of bounds is in play on hole 14 only. Any ball coming to rest to the left of the stakes is out of bounds. This runs the entire length of the 14th hole.
  5. Any ball crossing over out of bounds and coming to rest in bounds is deemed to be out of bounds (holes 17 and 18).

Laser measuring devices are allowed in competition and regular play.


GENERAL INFORMATION
  1. Water Hazards are located on holes 12, 13, 14, and 15 and are defined by yellow stakes. Follow one of these 3 options:
  • Play the ball as it lies - do not ground your club in the hazard.
  • Imagine a line running from the hole to the point where the ball last crossed the margin of the hazard. You can drop anywhere on that line, going back as far as you like with a penalty of one stroke.
  • Stroke and distance - replay the shot from its original point with a penalty of one stroke.

2. Lateral water hazards are also located on holes 12, 13, 14, and 15, and are defined by red stakes. There are five options when a ball lies within a lateral water hazard. The first three options from above may be used. Or, options 4 and 5 allow for two club-lengths relief on either side of the hazard, no nearer the hole, with a penalty of one stroke.

Obstructions are as follows: screens, buildings, cart paths, cart path posts, irrigation boxes, ball washers, benches, and club house.

Handicaps

  1. All "Acceptable Scores" must be posted starting April 1st.
  2. Participants in our events will sometimes shoot what are termed as "Exceptional Tournament Scores". These are scores that are three strokes lower than the individual's handicap used for that tournament. The USGA Handicap System provides for an appropriate reduction in handicap for individuals who have two or more "Exceptional Tournament Scores".
  3. The Handicap Committee will be collecting ALL scorecards. Please post your score and drop your card in the box provided.
  4. Cancellation Policy - any person making a verbal or written commitment to play in any event must provide a cancellation notice to the Pro Shop before the deadline. If a cancellation notice is not given, the entry fee for that event will be invoiced.

Burlington Country Club Lightning Policy

At the first sign of lightning you must leave the golf course, no exceptions.