Pace of Play

Pace of Play Guidelines

Golfers, competition organisers and club staff may have differing views on what constitutes an acceptable pace of play but slow play can detract from the enjoyment of the game for many golfers. Few golfers are heard to complain about play being too quick!

There are three factors that influence pace of play:

  • The players
  • The management of play
  • The course

There is a responsibility on players, administrators and greenkeeping staff to ensure that golf is played at a good pace and at a pace that is appropriate for the course being played.

Player Responsibilities

We can all do our bit to play a little faster. Be ready to play.

Committee Responsibilities

Good management practices can assist with pace of play and enhance the enjoyment of golfers.

The Course

Course set-up is also vitally important for pace of play.