Summerfield Golf Course Rules and Use

General Course Rules

Putting Green At Summerfield Retirement Community

Summerfield has an outstanding golf course. In order to maintain our course in the most prudent manner, and to maintain the pleasant atmosphere, it is important that all golfers adhere to these rules.

All players accept full responsibility and assume all risk of injury to themselves, all liability to others, and for any property damage to the course and private residences caused by them.

The golf course, including cart paths, is to be used only for playing golf. The Golf Shop staff, at their discretion, may approve a non-golfer to accompany a paid golfer as a walker/rider, provided the course is not busy.


Course management reserves the right to deny play to any person.

USGA Rules Govern All Play

Moving a Ball and Winter Rules

  • If your normal stance and swing will be interfered with by residential flowers, shrubs or trees, you are allowed 1 club length (but not closer to the pin) from the nearest point of relief without penalty
  • During “Winter Rules” you are allowed to pick and clean your ball before hitting it
  • During “Winter Rules” a ball lying within 1 club length of out of bounds or tree trunk, may not be moved without penalty

Out of Bounds

  • Out of bounds is defined by white stakes, sidewalks and/or roadways
  • It is against the rules to hit across a roadway
  • It is prohibited to play or search for a golf ball on private property
  • All residential property on the opposite side of the stakes and/or lines is considered private property


  • Golf course ponds are intended to be an integral part of the game of golf
  • If your golf ball ends up in one of the ponds, you may retrieve your ball as long as you can do it without entering the pond
  • It is strictly prohibited to retrieve additional balls at any time
  • Please be aware that all ponds are filled with reclaimed wastewater
  • Be careful not to step on the concrete rim of the pond when it is wet and slippery


  • Each person must be registered at the Golf Shop prior to start of each round
  • Each player must have their own or rental bag and clubs, and start at #1 tee, except for special games
  • Public players and guests of members must visibly display their cash register receipts/colored tags to verify that proper fees have been paid if challenged by the Player Assistant
  • When the Golf Shop is closed, and you have an Annual Pass/Off-Season Pass, you may still play golf as long as you start on the first tee
  • Players who register to play nine holes and then desire to play a second round will be given the 1st available tee time
  • No one playing a second round is allowed to step in front of another booked tee time
  • No more than four players are permitted to play in one group, except as approved by the Golf Shop staff
  • Powered carts and hand carts must be kept on the golf cart paths at tee sites
  • CHILDREN: Children 7 years and under are not permitted on the golf course at any time. This includes riding in golf carts and practicing on putting greens. Golfers age 8 to 15 may play with proper supervision (as determined by the Golf Shop)


  • Courtesy is primary
  • Nine holes of play should be completed in a maximum of two hours and fifteen minutes; slow players should allow faster players to play through when the next hole is open  
  • Practicing on the course is prohibited  
  • Chipping onto the practice green from a greater distance that 10 feet is prohibited
  • Replace divots on fairway and repair ball marks on greens
  • Please don’t pick your golf ball out of the cup with your putter blade


  • Shirts and shoes are required
  • Swimming trunks, high heels, halters or tank tops are not permitted, as specified in Summerfield dress code posted in the Golf Shop


  • Resident power carts must display the Summerfield Annual Registration Fee sticker
  • Power carts must be kept at least 30 feet from greens, and pull carts 10 feet from greens and not be pulled between bunkers and greens


  • Replace divots (yours and ones you see); repair ball marks on greens; rake bunkers; and replace rake in the bunker