Policies

Dress Code

Wainui Golf Club wishes to portray a modern approach to the topic of the dress code. The basis of which is to maintain a smart modern golf club. It is hoped therefore that members support this approach and help maintain this standard

Clubhouse: Smart casual wear is acceptable unless otherwise stated. We ask that hats, caps and visors are removed before entering the clubhouse and that no golf shoes may be worn inside the clubhouse.

  • Denim jeans are permitted in the clubhouse.
  • We recommend that mobile phones should be switched to silent when in the bar/restaurant areas.  Should you wish to take a call please use the landing, foyer or the balcony areas to do so.

Golf Course and Practice Facilities: On the golf course we accept fashion changes regularly and our current guideline is simply that any recognised golfing apparel that can be purchased from a professional golf retail outlet is acceptable. Shirts these days are designed to be worn in or outside the waistband and matching socks of any variety are fine.  Golf shorts should be tailored. Denim and cargo shorts are not deemed ‘golfing apparel’.

Mobile Phones

Mobile phones must be on silent at all times if carried in the Wainui Clubhouse, Golf Course, or Club grounds.


Local Rules

The following Local Rules are to be read in conjunction with the Rules of Golf and any additional local rules as determined by the Golf Club due to changing conditions.

Out Of Bounds

Beyond any fences, wooden white stakes and/or white paint line defining the boundary of the course.

Water Hazards

Water Hazards are defined by yellow stakes and/or yellow paint lines. Lateral Water Hazards are defined by red stakes and/or the outside of concrete cart paths .As an additional option if a ball crosses the lateral hazard line on holes 1, 2, 3, 6, 7, 12, 16 & 17 then the player may under penalty of one stroke use the dropping zone.

Cart Paths Used As Lateral Hazards

Holes 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16 & 18

Immovable Obstructions (Rule 24-2)

All artificially surfaced roads, pathways, bridges, sprinkler heads and distance markers except when a ball is in a water hazard. Free relief is available when the obstruction physically interferes with the lie of the ball, your stance or your intended swing. You may lift the ball and drop it within one club length of the nearest point of relief but not nearer the hole.

Relief may be taken from sprinkler heads if the obstruction lies within two club lengths of the putting greens and the ball lies within two club lengths of the obstruction and the obstruction is on the line of play.

Embedded Ball (Rule 25-2)

Through the green, a ball that is embedded in its own pitch-mark in the ground may be marked and lifted without penalty, cleaned and dropped not nearer the hole. Where there is reasonable evidence that a ball is lost in its own pitch mark, through the green, then by agreement with marker or opponent, a ball may be dropped as near as possible to the agreed landing spot without penalty.

Abnormal Ground Conditions Gur (Rule 25)

Will be defined by blue lines and or ground under repair signage

Distance Measuring Devices

At Wainui a player may obtain distance information by using a distance measuring device. If, during a stipulated round, a player uses a distance-measuring device to gauge or measure other conditions that might affect his play (e.g., gradient, wind speed, etc.), the player is in breach of Rule 14-3.

Distance Markers

All distances are measured to the centre of the greens. Fairway distance plates are at 100, 150, 200 and 250 metres positioned in the middle of each fairway.