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Pace of Play Guidelines

Plantation Golf Club Pace of Play Guidelines

How We Manage Pace Of Play

 
Arcis Golf is committed to delivering extraordinary golf experiences played at an enjoyable pace. It is our expectation that every golfer accepts the responsibility to maintain their position on the course relative to the pace of play target time. At Plantation Golf Club, our goal is for each guest to be able to play at a pace that is comfortable and enjoyable for them, and as such, we encourage you to choose a tee time that aligns your preferred pace of play with the expectations detailed on this page.
 
By selecting an appropriate starting time, as well as following the pace of play guidelines and helpful tips below, you should be able to easily maintain your position on the course and complete your round at an enjoyable pace.  
In the event that a group is out of position or causing undue delay, our Player Assistants will:
1. Provide an initial friendly reminder and a specific expectation for the group to regain position.
2. Act as a forecaddie to assist groups in regaining position.
3. If a group is unable to regain position, the Player Assistant will provide that group with options to move back into position, such as skipping shots / holes, rain check, or restarting their round behind the last group.  
 
Thank you for doing your part to improve pace of play. We value your time and are honored to serve you.

 

Your Position on The Course

Your position on the Golf Course is directly behind the group in front of you.

Not directly in front of the group behind you.

 

Helpful Tips to Improve Pace of Play

think ahead. Determine your yardage and make your club selection before it is your turn to play. Very often, you can do this while others are playing, without disruption. If you take your glove off between shots, have it back on before it is your turn to play.

Keep your pre-shot routine short

Pick your line of play once and trust yourself. Try to take no more than one or two practice swings, then set up to the ball and play your shot. Most importantly, be ready to hit when it is your turn. Be efficient after your shot too. Start moving toward your next shot promptly.

Hit first, then search

Play your shot before going over to help your playing partner.

Keep the flagstick in

It is no longer a penalty to strike the flagstick while in the hole with a shot played from the green.

Finish out

Finish short putts on the green rather than marking them.You’ll probably make more.

Be helpful to others in your group

Follow the flight of all tee shots, not just your own. Once in the fairway, help others look for their ball if you already know the location of yours. Volunteer to fill in a divot or rake a bunker for another player if needed. Be ready to attend the flagstick for others.

Keep up with the group in front of you

Your correct position on the course is immediately behind the group in front of you, not immediately in front of the group behind you. Arrive at your next shot just before the group in front leaves the area in front of you. If you are consistently not able to keep up and a gap opens in front of you, invite the group behind you to play through.

It’s okay to pick up

The handicap system allows for a maximum score. If you reach it, pick up, regroup, and try again the next hole. The max scores is a net double bogey for any player.  Par of hole + 2 Strokes + Any handicap stroke(s) that the player receives on that hole.

 

 

A Final Word - Keep Up With The Group In Front Of You


Your correct position on the course is immediately behind the group in front of you, not immediately in front of the group behind you. Arrive at your next shot just before the group in front leaves the area in front of you. If you are consistently not able to keep up and a gap opens in front of you, invite the group behind you to play through.


 

Thank You for Your Help in Managing Pace of Play