Club Rules

Local Rules

Explanation of the Local Rules


Speed of Play

  • It is the aim of the Committee for a four ball group to complete a round in 4 hours and 5 minutes.
  • Players should play at all times without delay.
  • It is the duty of the lowest marker to ensure that his/her group is keeping up with the players ahead. If there are no players ahead, the group should ensure they do not delay players behind.
  • Players should leave the green immediately they have holed out. Cards should not be marked on the green.
  • If there is a possibility that a ball has been lost or is out of bounds, a provisional ball should be played immediately.
  • Players searching for a ball should signal the players behind to play through as soon as it becomes apparent that the ball will not be easily found; they should not search for more than five minutes before doing so.
  • Should a group of players fall a hole behind the players ahead, the following group has the right to be called through and also a duty to the rest of the field to request to be called through.
  • Players who call through a following group should not resume playing until the players called through are out of range.
  • Players should leave the green immediately they have holed out. Cared should be marked while waiting to tee off at the next hole and not on the green.
  • To find out more about “Ready Golf” and the “Rules of Golf” select the link below.


Players should enter and leave the bunker on the low side. At no time should a player walk up the face of a bunker. Rakes should be left in the centre of bunkers.

Mobile Phones

No mobile phones are to be used on the course or in the Clubhouse with the exception of a medical emergency or doctors on duty. If it is imperative to use a mobile phone, please do so in the car park, so that you do not disturb others.

Golf Carts

Members are required to keep all golf carts on the cart paths provided beside all tees and greens. Golf carts are not permitted to be driven in the fescue rough and must always stay on the fairway at all times.

Divots & Pitch Marks

Players may take sand buckets to fill divots. All divots taken from the fairways must be filled with sand to the height of the surrounding grass. Divots taken from all other places must be replaced.

Practice Facilities

Practice should only take place in areas designated for that purpose. Practice on course is only permitted if the member is not delaying play or using more then two balls.


Trundlers must not be taken within two metres of the green. Where there is less than two metres between the bunker and the green, the trundler must be kept outside the bunker.

Dress Code

Members and visitors to the Royal Auckland and Grange Golf Club are required to conform to standards of dress both on the course and in the Clubhouse. The standard of dress and general appearance will, at all times, determine the privilege of members and their guests to use the Clubhouse and course facilities, and shall be consistent with the high standards set by the Club. The Club’s dress and etiquette code exists so that members and guests respect the values of other members of the Club. This should include golf apparel that is accepted by the games professional bodies where "players shall present a neat appearance in both clothing and personal grooming." As a general rule, this would include golf attire that is generally accepted by the PGA Tour and LPGA Tour guidelines.

Any member of the Committee or employee of the Club has the authority to call to task any member, or visitor who is not suitably attired.

It is the duty of members to ensure that any guests they invite to the Club comply with the dress rules both on the course and within the Clubhouse.

Club Constitution

Club Constitution